As long as there are helicopters, there will always remain the necessity for the pilot to be proficient in autorotations. Helicopters have a distinct advantage over any airplane in that when the engine stops providing enough power to keep the craft airborne, it can descend and settle safely at a place selected by the pilot in almost any condition. However, the workload of an auto-rotation is formidable and unrecoverable consequences can quickly occur if the pilot’s inputs are ...

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