autorotation

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autorotation

(ˌɔːtəʊrəʊˈteɪʃən)
n
(Aeronautics) the continuous rotation of a body in an airflow, such as that of the rotor blades of a helicopter in an unpowered descent
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The simulator will enable pilots to practice challenging procedures, without risk, such as low-level flight, confined area operations, autorotations and landing on platforms at sea.
Emergency procedures included touchdown autorotations, hydraulic-off landings, and tail-rotor failure procedures.
We opted not to take a full bag of gas because of the aircraft weight, environmental conditions and anticipation of doing practice autorotations.
The basic helicopter curriculum includes approximately 40 hours in the TH-57B Sea Ranger to familiarize the student with hovering, takeoffs and landings, autorotations, and VFR navigation.
The Bell 505 s flight test vehicle one completed its first flight in November of last year, and the program has quickly progressed, performing additional flight tests and numerous practice autorotations.
While practicing autorotations at South Whiting Field, his student inadvertently secured the twist grip while turning toward the runway, shutting off fuel to the engine.
The aircraft commander had flown a satisfactory flight the day before with the copilot who, in the past, had experienced difficulty with practice autorotations and lacked experience in the aircraft.
Along with AWS2 Christopher Wissing, we were wrapping up the flight with a couple practice autorotations when we received notice of an ongoing emergency.
As their last light in CONUS was coming to an end, the crew decided to perform practice autorotations.
The last event we needed was night practice autorotations.
How had we gone from practicing autorotations in our SH-60B to becoming the mishap crew of a Class Bravo?