The Vortex Ring State Vuichard Recovery

Rotor Safety Challenge (RSC)
Safety; Operations
Instructor: Claude Vuichard

The objectives of this course are to present the main causes of autorotation accidents and incidents, especially in training. Accident statistics show that autorotation mishaps are the leading cause of training accidents. We will show how to prevent them using operational techniques. We will also present techniques that enable safe landings in various operational situations in the event of engine failure.

Instructor Bio

Claude Vuichard is a pioneer in the vertical aviation industry, with more than 16,000 hours of flight experience and 15 different type ratings. He flew as a high-altitude rescue pilot for Air Zermatt and, on behalf of the Swiss government, he flew presidential aircraft and search-and-rescue missions for many years. Claude was a civil aviation flight inspector on behalf of the Swiss civil aviation authority and is the creator of the Vuichard Recovery Techniques for vortex ring state escape.

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