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EASA PPL (H) Course Notes

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These notes are used by Sloane Helicopters Mallorca as part of the ground briefings during the training of the EASA PPL (H)
The notes are based on EASA PPL (H) training course in the Robinson R44 Helicopter
Sloane Helicopters Mallorca holds no responsibility in the way these notes are used.
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Sloane Helicopters Mallorca
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Jonathan Greenall, Sloane Helicopters, 2012

Exercise 7 - Climbing
Aim: To learn how to climb at a given speed,
Airmanship: Lookout, Carb Heat, Ts & Ps, Direction, Control Handover
Climbing
Optimum Climb Speed
Best Rate of Climb Speed
Best Angle of Climb Speed

Before Climb
80 knots, 21 M.A.P.
Straight & Level
Lookout Above

Notes:
ATTITUDE

70 knots
55 knots
40 knots

Level Off
Anticipate 10% Rate of Climb
80 knots 21 M.A.P.
Attitude Cyclic Forward to 80 knots
Power Collective Down to 21 M.A.P.
Trim Right Pedal to maintain heading

Climb
70 knots 23 M.A.P.
Attitude Cyclic Aft to 70 knots
Power Collective Up to 23 M.A.P.
Trim Left Pedal to maintain heading

POWER

TRIM
Jonathan Greenall, Sloane Helicopters, 2012

Exercise 7 - Climbing
Aim: To learn how to climb at a given speed,
Instruments
ASI
Airspeed Indicator
(knots)
Required speed &
stable

E & R Tacho
(%)

VSI
Vertical Speed
Indicator
(feet per minute)

Engine and Rotor


RPM
Stable 102%

Confirm climb
rate

Manifold Air
Pressure
M.A.P.
(inches of
mercury)

Altimeter
(feet)
Confirm
increasing

Engine Power
Directional Gyro
(Degrees)

Confirm within
limits

Maintain Heading
Jonathan Greenall, Sloane Helicopters, 2012

Exercise 7 - Climbing
Aim: To learn how to climb at a given speed,
Airmanship: Lookout, Carb Heat, Ts & Ps, Direction, Control Handover
ENGINE POWER

Power
POWER REQUIRED

Reducing Speed
when climbing, and
below 55 knots, will
reduce Rate of Climb

Reducing Speed
when climbing will
increase Rate of
Climb until below
55 knots

55 kts
BEST RATE OF CLIMB
Least Power Required

70 kts
Preferred Climb Speed

Increased Speed
when climbing will
reduce the Rate of
Climb

Speed

Jonathan Greenall, Sloane Helicopters, 2012

Exercise 7 - Climbing
Aim: To learn how to climb at a given speed,
Airmanship: Lookout, Carb Heat, Ts & Ps, Direction, Control Handover
Changes in Rate of Climb:
Turning whilst climbing will reduce Rate of Climb

Best Angle of Climb the


SHORTEST distance over
the ground to reach a certain
altitude.
R44 Best Angle of Climb
Speed = 40 kts

Best Rate of Climb the TIME to


reach a certain altitude
R44 Best Rate of Climb Speed = 55 kts

Jonathan Greenall, Sloane Helicopters, 2012

Climbing Common Errors


LOOKING INSIDE TOO MUCH Use the outside
horizon and visual clues.
Chasing the instruments this happens when you
look inside too much!!!
Balance & Yaw Slow feet

Jonathan Greenall, Sloane Helicopters, 2012