Caution: Helicopter Wake Turbulence

Rotor Safety Challenge (RSC)
Safety; Operations
Instructor: Ned Parks

“Caution! Helicopter wake turbulence!” No doubt that’s a warning you’ve never heard or, at most, very seldom. But several accidents have occurred because of helicopter wake turbulence to fixed-wing aircraft. This session will examine the impact of helicopter wake turbulence on fixed-wing aircraft.

Instructor Bio

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, electronic newsgathering (ENG), and corporate operations and has also owned three full-service fixed-base operations (FBOs). He holds an ATP-RH, an CFI-RH, and a CFII-ASEL, multi-engine, and has accumulated more than 4,700 hours of flight time.

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