The FAA and numerous industry documents have compiled lists of typical student errors during autorotation training. Correct control application immediately after engine failure is necessary to establish the rotorcraft in a proper autorotative descent and to preserve the all-important rotor rpm. If the nose is permitted to lower during the initial moments in the autorotation, it delays the recovery of rotor rpm and allows the airspeed to build rapidly beyond the optimal glide speed. A rapid ...

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