Avotek brings back the out-of-print textbook, Helicopter Maintenance. This industry favorite has been used by many professionals and schools throughout the years and is regarded as the go-to resource in the helicopter maintenance training field. Mr. Schafer, the author, wrote it for those who want to explore maintaining rotary wing aircraft. If you have any interest in learning or teaching about: principles of flight, helicopter fundamentals, the importance of finding the proper technical information, details on all major helicopter systems—what they do, how they work, and how to maintain them—look no further.
Joseph Schafer, a well-known and highly respected figure in helicopter maintenance education, had a passion for training helicopter technicians. Mr. Schafer wrote Helicopter Maintenance and its student workbook so he would have resources to use in teaching. He wrote them on a notepad, and his wife typed them on a typewriter. All of this hard work paid off when they were published in 1980; the books are still instrumental in helicopter maintenance training as schools continue to use them today.
This textbook covers a wide variety of topics in the helicopter maintenance field. It does this over 10 highly detailed and imaged chapters that are designed to be as informative and explanatory as possible. The 10 chapters are as follows: Helicopters in Use Today; Principles of Flight; Documentation, Publications, and Historical Records; Helicopter Fundamentals; Main Rotor System; Mast and Flight Controls; Main Rotor Transmissions; Powerplants; Tail Rotors; and Airframe and Related Systems.
Avotek, of Weyers Cave, VA, develops and manufactures modern, fully functional aviation maintenance training systems; publishes a full line of high-quality, up-to-date classroom textbooks that complement its training systems; and offers online training.
Avotek has earned an industry reputation for quality and excellence. Our team of authors includes mechanics, inspectors, aviation experts, and instructors. They are actively involved in aviation maintenance training or working in the aviation maintenance field. They bring their expertise to Avotek from colleges, universities, and current hands-on experience.
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