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Autorotation Requirements by Country and License Type


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#1 slsmith80112



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Posted 16 July 2019 - 22:32

I am interested in knowing which countries around the world require touch-down autorotation training versus power-recovery-only training and for which license levels.


Hopefully this forum is used internationally.


I am assuming that SOME form of autortation training is required everywhere.


I can imagine that some countries only require power-recovery until you get to a certain level at which point full-touch-down may be required.


I can also imagine that military requirements differ from civil requirements. I am less concerned about answers for the military but it would be good information to have.


Please refrain from discussing whether you think it is a good or bad idea to do full versus recovery... I imagine that topic has been beaten to death in other threads.   I'm just looking for actual requirements by country and license level based on knowledge dated July 2019.


I am using acronyms as follows..

PPL - Private Pilot License (or equivalent in your country)

CPL - Commercial Pilot License (or equivalent in your country)

CFI - Certified Flight Instructor (or equivalen in your country)


If you are giving an answer for the military then go ahead and give a name that describes the license/rating... I've no idea what those names might be. Perhaps something like "Navy Airman Class 3"


Here is an example of what a good answer would look like.....


Date of Information:  2019 July

Country:  Narnia

PPL:  power-recovery

CPL; power-recovery

CFI: full-down


Thanks for your help



#2 Thedude


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Posted 17 July 2019 - 12:10

The US Army forbids touchdown autos in all standard airframes flown, with the exception of the remaining few TH-67 trainers in flight school. Touchdown autos were a normal daily training exercise prior to the switch to LUH-72s for flight school. Power recoveries are the only method trained and evaluated.

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