Popular Helicopters Books

13+ [Hand Picked] Popular Books On Helicopters

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Chickenhawk by Robert Mason

A true story from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror, the madness, and the trauma of the Vietnam War   More than half a million copies of Chickenhawk have been sold since it was first published in 1983. Now with a new afterword by the author and photographs taken by him during the conflict, this straight-from-the-shoulder account tells the electrifying truth A true story from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror, the madness, and the trauma of the Vietnam War   More than half a million copies of Chickenhawk have been sold since it was first published in 1983. Now with a new afterword by the author and photographs taken by him during the conflict, this straight-from-the-shoulder account tells the electrifying truth about the helicopter war in Vietnam. This is Robert Mason’s astounding personal story of men at war. A veteran of more than one thousand combat missions, Mason gives staggering descriptions that cut to the heart of the combat experience: the fear and belligerence, the quiet insights and raging madness, the lasting friendships and sudden death—the extreme emotions of a "chickenhawk" in constant danger.

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3.3/5

Temptation Ridge by Robyn Carr

At twenty-five, after five years as her mother's caregiver, it's time for Shelby to experience freedom and adventure. Time for travel, college and romance. But when she visits Virgin River, she runs into Luke Riordan, decidedly not whom she has in mind. A handsome Blackhawk pilot, Luke exited the army after twenty years, four wars and having been shot out of the sky three At twenty-five, after five years as her mother's caregiver, it's time for Shelby to experience freedom and adventure. Time for travel, college and romance. But when she visits Virgin River, she runs into Luke Riordan, decidedly not whom she has in mind. A handsome Blackhawk pilot, Luke exited the army after twenty years, four wars and having been shot out of the sky three times. At thirty-eight he's tough and jaded. His major was in one-night stands, with a minor in commitment avoidance. Technically, these two are all wrong for one another. But sometimes what you want and what you need are two different things…two very good things.

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Yellow Copter by Kersten Hamilton , Valeria Petrone (Illustrations)

When a teacher gets stuck at the top of the Ferris wheel at the fair, cranes and planes can’t reach her. The only one who might have a chance is Yellow Copter! With a rollicking rhyme and candy-colored illustrations, this is the perfect read-aloud for any fan of machines that are big, make loud noises, or fly—or all three at once.

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3.7/5

Helicopters by Mary Lindeen

Find out how helicopters fly and their many jobs in our world. Basic text supports sharp photos.

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Rescue Pilot by Dan McKinnon

Naval aviator Dan McKinnon recounts the dramatic at-sea rescues conducted during his anything-but-peaceful peacetime service in the US Navy from 1956-1959. Rescue accounts include an ejected test-pilot; a crew member washed overboard their air carrier flight deck; and an amazing mission in the Red China Seas. The long shipboard assignments common to Navy history of time pe Naval aviator Dan McKinnon recounts the dramatic at-sea rescues conducted during his anything-but-peaceful peacetime service in the US Navy from 1956-1959. Rescue accounts include an ejected test-pilot; a crew member washed overboard their air carrier flight deck; and an amazing mission in the Red China Seas. The long shipboard assignments common to Navy history of time period are also portrayed along with details of flight training and survival training.

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4/5

Low Level Hell: A Scout Pilot In The Big Red One by Hugh L. Mills, Jr. , Robert A. Anderson

A Vietnam veteran describes his experiences in country, recounting his career as a scout pilot in the Darkhorse Air Cavalry Troop with the 1st Infantry Division. Reprint.

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3.7/5

Elecopter by Michael Slack

Fly along with Elecopter as she soars above the savannah, patrolling the skies with her fire-hose nose at the ready. The other animals are safe with Elecopter on the scene—Elecopter is a hero for all! Preschoolers are in for a treat in this chant-along companion to Monkey Truck.

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3.7/5

Apache. Ed Macy by Ed Macy

An astonishing first book, Apache is a story of courage, comradeship, technology and tragedy, during the ongoing war in Afghanistan.

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3/5

Aerodynamics of the Helicopter: The Standard Work on Helicopters, the Best Textbook on The...... by A. Gessow , Garry C. Myers

The classic text on helicopter aerodynamics, "Aerodynamics of the Helicopter" has been in continuous print for over fifty years. Clearly written and well illustrated, the book focuses on fundamental physical relationships without a highly complex mathematical development. The emphasis on fundamentals makes the book an ideal - indeed, necessary - first step towards more ad The classic text on helicopter aerodynamics, "Aerodynamics of the Helicopter" has been in continuous print for over fifty years. Clearly written and well illustrated, the book focuses on fundamental physical relationships without a highly complex mathematical development. The emphasis on fundamentals makes the book an ideal - indeed, necessary - first step towards more advanced study. The book has found wide readership amongst engineers and others, such as pilots and middle-level managers in industry and government, whose work requires them to have more than a general, qualitative understanding of the whys and wherefores of helicopter flight. Contents The Development of Rotating-Wing Aircraft An Introduction to the Helicopter An Introduction to Hovering Theory Hovering and Vertical Flight Performance Analyses Factors Affecting Hovering and Vertical-Flight Performance Autorotation in Vertical Descent Physical Concepts of Blade Motion and Rotor Control The Aerodynamics of Forward Flight Forward-Flight Performance The Prediction and Effects of Rotor Blade Stall An Introduction to Helicopter Stability An Introduction to Helicopter Vibration Problems Appendices: Nomenclature, Bibliographies

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Helicopter Theory by Wayne Johnson

The history of the helicopter may be traced back to the Chinese flying top (c. 400 B.C.) and to the work of Leonardo da Vinci, who sketched designs for a vertical flight machine utilizing a screw-type propeller. In the late nineteenth century, Thomas Edison experimented with helicopter models, realizing that no such machine would be able to fly until the development of a s The history of the helicopter may be traced back to the Chinese flying top (c. 400 B.C.) and to the work of Leonardo da Vinci, who sketched designs for a vertical flight machine utilizing a screw-type propeller. In the late nineteenth century, Thomas Edison experimented with helicopter models, realizing that no such machine would be able to fly until the development of a sufficiently lightweight engine. When the internal combustion gasoline engine came on the scene around 1900, the stage was set for the real development of helicopter technology. While this text provides a concise history of helicopter development, its true purpose is to provide the engineering analysis required to design a highly successful rotorcraft. Toward that end the book offers thorough, comprehensive coverage of the theory of helicopter flight: the elements of vertical flight, forward flight, performance, design, mathematics of rotating systems, rotary wing dynamics and aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, stability and control, stall, noise and more. Wayne Johnson has worked for the U.S. Army and NASA at the Ames Research Center in California. Through his company Johnson Aeronautics, he is engaged in the development of software that is used throughout the world for the analysis of rotorcraft. In this book, Dr. Johnson has compiled a monumental resource that is essential reading for any student or aeronautical engineer interested in the design and development of vertical-flight aircraft.

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3/5

The Drunk Sonnets by Daniel Bailey

From forgiveness in a beehive to tiny banquets for retired janitors, Daniel Bailey's fifty-three sonnets combine formal constraint with unfettered caterwauling. This is contemporary poetic sincerity that is not too shy to see the heart, to eat the heart, to carry a heart and hold it when it catches a shake. Bailey's work has appeared in No Colony, Abraham Lincoln, NOÖ Journ From forgiveness in a beehive to tiny banquets for retired janitors, Daniel Bailey's fifty-three sonnets combine formal constraint with unfettered caterwauling. This is contemporary poetic sincerity that is not too shy to see the heart, to eat the heart, to carry a heart and hold it when it catches a shake. Bailey's work has appeared in No Colony, Abraham Lincoln, NOÖ Journal, elimae, Opium Magazine and more. He is from Muncie, Indiana.

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4.5/5

Less Shiny by Mary Miller

A collection of short short stories from the author of Big World (short flight/long drive books 2009). Mary Miller's stories have appeared in the Oxford American, New Stories from the South 2008, Mississippi Review, Black Clock, Quick Fiction, Barrelhouse, Hobart, and elsewhere. 5 x 7.5 Saddlestitched 36 pg First Printing: November 2008, 75 numbered copies Second Printing: Febr A collection of short short stories from the author of Big World (short flight/long drive books 2009). Mary Miller's stories have appeared in the Oxford American, New Stories from the South 2008, Mississippi Review, Black Clock, Quick Fiction, Barrelhouse, Hobart, and elsewhere. 5 x 7.5 Saddlestitched 36 pg First Printing: November 2008, 75 numbered copies Second Printing: February 2010

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Fatal Traps for Helicopter Pilots by Greg Whyte

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Acquire the Life-Saving Skills Needed to Eliminate or Reduce Most Helicopter Accidents A vital resource for pilots, helicopter enthusiasts, and aircraft maintenance technicians, Fatal Tra Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Acquire the Life-Saving Skills Needed to Eliminate or Reduce Most Helicopter Accidents A vital resource for pilots, helicopter enthusiasts, and aircraft maintenance technicians, Fatal Traps for Helicopter Pilots analyzes all aspects of helicopter accidents, including flight basics, engineering, meteorology, flight training, and human factors. This life-saving guide shows how proper preparation can help prevent accidents by addressing causes such as aerodynamic problems, mechanical failures, poor loading, mid-air collisions, and more. Filled with case studies and first-hand accounts of accidents, the book organizes accident types by primary causes, presenting proven methods for eliminating or reducing the possibility of each type. Greg Whyte, an ex commercial helicopter pilot and professional aviation writer, draws on his own flying experiences and those of other flight veterans to provide a wealth of practical information and safety tips that are essential for everyone who flies, maintains or crews in helicopters. Filled with over 100 helpful illustrations, Fatal Traps for Helicopter Pilots enables readers to: Identify and address the common causes of helicopter accidents Explore in-depth examples of accident scenarios Examine the technical details of accident causes Review case studies and first-hand accounts of accidents Learn from the plain-English notes on avoidance and recovery Inside This Aviation Accident-Prevention Guide - Basic Flight Principles - Vortex Ring State - Recirculation - Ground Resonance - Retreating Blade Stall - Dynamic Rollover - Overpitching - Main Rotor Strikes - Mid-Air Collisions - Mast Bumping - Engine Failures - Tail Rotor Failures - Mechanical Failures - Fuel - Fire - Ditching - Loading Issues - Winching - Weather - Crew and Pre-flight Hazards - Human Factors - Training Mishaps

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