|About the Book|
Helen Krasner for many years combined working as a helicopter flight instructor with writing about various aspects of rotary aviation for a number of magazines. Collections of many of these articles have already been published as ebooks. This latestMoreHelen Krasner for many years combined working as a helicopter flight instructor with writing about various aspects of rotary aviation for a number of magazines. Collections of many of these articles have already been published as ebooks. This latest collection contains seven articles which could be particularly useful and interesting to those wanting to know about various helicopter pilot careers.The first two articles discuss the qualifications and experience needed to become a commercial helicopter pilot and then a flying instructor. After that come Helen’s experiences of the different jobs available to helicopter pilots. Thus the next two articles are about different aspects of the worthwhile work of air ambulance pilots. Then come two further articles about the work of the Metropolitan Police Air Support Unit. Finally we have some details of the less well known jobs of those pilots who patrol and monitor the gas pipelines.Some of these articles describe in detail the work of the pilots involved- others concentrate more on the types of helicopters used. All should be particular interest to anyone considering a career in rotary aviation, but ought also to appeal to anyone else interested in helicopter flying. The articles are of varying length, and the book is well over 20,000 words.Helen has been flying for many years: she holds a Commercial Helicopter Pilots Licence and until recently also had an Instructors Rating. She also has a Private Pilot’s Licence for Aeroplanes, and well over 1000 hours flying time in total. Until 2011 she worked as a freelance helicopter instructor, flying mainly R22s and R44s.Helen still writes regularly about helicopters and other aviation-related subjects for a number of magazines and websites. She is also a former Newsletter Editor for the BWPA (British Women Pilots’ Association). She was nominated for one of the Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards in 2004, for an article about Flying Helicopters in Russia. She has published two print books about helicopter flying – The Helicopter Pilot’s Companion (Crowood Press 2008), and Flying Helicopters: A Companion to the PPL(H) (Crowood Press 2011). In addition she has previously compiled eleven ebooks, mainly about aviation, and in general comprised of collections of her regular articles. Finally, Helen has also written and published a book about a five thousand mile walk around Britain which she undertook some years ago (Midges, Maps, and Muesli). All of these books, both print and digital, are widely available. Further details of them can be found in the Books section of Helen’s website, www.must-fly.com. Signed copies of the print books are sometimes available from Helen- you are welcome to email her for information.If you enjoy this book, take a look at Helen’s other books.