Colorado Vertical Helicopter Flight Training

May 4, 2010

UPDATED 01/14/09 Colorado Vertical offers helicopter flight training from Colorado Springs. We have complete courses for Private, Instrument, Commercial, CFI, CFII, Mountain Safety, and Professional Pilot training. Visit or call 719-648-5580 for more information.

Cessna 152A Aerobatics

September 1, 2009

Taking a Cessna 152A up for some aerobatics at Jandakot, trying out everything possible in its performance envelope:

Aileron rolls
Barrell Rolls
Snap Rolls
Vertical Rolls
Stall Turns

Probably the hardest manouevers to pull off are the vertical rolls and stall turns. They require the adoption of the exact vertical attitude quickly ‘cos the 152s engine won’t fight gravity for longer than a second šŸ™

I need more practice but it’s a lot of fun!

Duration : 0:6:31

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Los Angeles Helicopters – Long Line Course in Action

October 12, 2008

Los Angeles Helicopters conducts a 20 hour vertical reference and 200′ steel long line training course from its facilities at the Long Beach airport and other locations. This video is of the first day of a ten day course. The course begins with pilots learning to fly the aircraft from the left seat while leaning far out of the aircraft, looking rearward (and down) and using the intersection of the rear cross tube and skid as reference — not sitting up and referencing the horizon like originally trained. This training is in preparation for the real-world utility helicopter industry where landing the aircraft in the wilderness on makeshift crisscrossed heliports made usually from logs.

Los Angeles Helicoptersā„¢ services include part 141 helicopter flight training lessons at our FAA accredited flight training school, helicopter tours and part 135 charters, production services, sales and service for buying, selling, maintaining and overhauling new and used helicopters. Los Angeles Helicopters is an appointed Robinson Helicopter Company dealer, service and overhaul center.

Duration : 0:5:31

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