VFlyer Posted July 24, 2013 Report Share Posted July 24, 2013 I know the title of this thread is a little misleading as settling with power is a "close to the ground" type of concern, but I'm curious as if it can become a dangerous situation when practiced at altitude. A friend of mine told me they were practicing settling with power recoveries, and the instructor wanted to show him what "really getting into it is like". This meant that on the onset of the initial altitude drop and shaking, rather than recovering they aggressively pulled collective and really made it fall. He told me it made him pretty uncomfortable afterwords as the helicopter approached (or exceeded) a descent of 2,000 fpm, and was buffeting and yawing somewhat uncontrollably. Apparently this was held for quite some time and was described to me as "falling out of the sky". I can't find any real good examples on youtube or any discussions of aggressive demonstrations, as the procedure is usually always to immediately recover. Is this akin to spin training in fixed wing? Or is this something that was potentially very hazardous, and dare I say unrecoverable at a certain point. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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