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 ...


Register now for free access to "Common Autorotation Training Errors" and other premium content selected daily by our editors. 


Current magazine subscribers: digital access to articles associated with your subscription are now included at no added charge to you. Simply use your subscriber email to log in to your account (or contact us for assistance in updating your account).
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Already registered? here.