Gary's Notes Index

This is my current collection of notes, written specifically for the web and from the point of view of a helicopter pilot.
If you would like to see any other Helicopter Technical subjects covered please email me at notes@griffin-helicopters.co.uk.
Any corrections will be gratefully received as will any suggestions or better explanations. Some of the explanations are dumbed down to try and get the point across, but I have tried hard to be factually accurate in all cases.

Please be aware that most of these are works in progress, and as such are incomplete.

Initially the content will based upon the subjects listed in JAR-FCL AMC 2.125 items 91-99 and any references necessary to explain them.

Physics

Density
Energy
Force
Newtons Laws
Torque
Viscosity
Vectors and Scalars
Pressure
Dynamic Pressure
Hydrostatic Pressure
The Gas Laws
Speed Of Sound
Power
Momentum
Moment of Inertia
Work
Speed
Velocity

Aerodynamics

Atmospheric Pressure
ISA
Lift
Drag

Rotary Wing Aerodynamics

Induced Flow
Forces On A Rotor Blade
Blade Element Theory
Dissymmetry Of Lift
Vector Diagrams (beta)
Ground Effect
Power Required

Rotary Wing Dynamics

Coriolis Effect
Tail Rotors
Hookes Joint Effect

Engines

Piston Engines
Piston Engine Basics
Fuel Air Mixture
Exhaust Back Pressure

Systems

The Instrument Panel
The Pressure Instruments
Engine And Rotor RPM Indicators
HSI
ADF

Navigation

Dead Reckoning
VOR
DME

Additional Ratings and Qualifications

Night Qualification and Night Flight

Rules And Regulations etc.

Documentation
Converting an ICAO to a JAA Licence
Instructor Admin

Bibliography

Books
Web Pages