If you’re a helicopter pilot, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with the name of Shawn Coyle. Shawn’s book “Cyclic and Collective” has been a bible to a generation of helicopter pilots. Smart and practical and suffused with humor, it’s a rare example of educational material that’s actually fun to read. Shawn presents complex technical and aerodynamic concepts in a way that is not only easy for pilots to understand, but more importantly, directly relevant to their experiences in the cockpit.
A compilation of articles covering 30 years of writing Over 50 chapters, covering a wide variety of subjects Unique Aviation Companies Eastern European and Russian Helicopters Accident (some at odds with the NTSB) Pilot evaluations of:: Attack helicopters from Italy. South Africa, Russia Task Force 160's M-60K and MH-47E 5 Eastern Bloc Helicopters Sizes from R-44 to Mi-26 A gyrocopter Clear, yet comprehensive, in-depth writing Over 150 illustrations