Caution: Helicopter Wake Turbulence
Rotor Safety Challenge (RSC)
Tracks: Operations, Pilot, Safety, Student
Instructor: Ned Parks, Aegis 360 Consulting
“Caution! Helicopter wake turbulence!” No doubt that’s a warning you’ve heard never or, at most, very seldom. But several accidents have occurred as a result of helicopter wake turbulence to fixed-wing aircraft. This session will examine the impact of helicopter wake turbulence on fixed-wing aircraft. Attendees will receive a copy of the training material so they can do this presentation at their home airports.
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Ned Parks is the founder of Aegis 360 Consulting, a global provider of business consulting services. Ned flew UH-1s in the US Army and a variety of civilian aircraft offshore in air ambulance, ENG, and corporate operations and has also owned three full-service FBOs. He holds an ATP-RH, an CFI-RH, and a CFII-ASEL, multi-engine, and has over 4,700 hours of flight time.