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Five great helicopter programs for the "pros." 1) Evolution of the Attack Helicopter: concepts of deployment. Huey gunships in Vietnam; combat techniques; the Cobra and Cheyenne, artillery and anti-tank roles. 2) Tactical Formation Flying: "V" form staggered trail formation, diamond, trail, echelon, tactical heavy, defensive, offensive. 3) Helicopter Aero-Dynamics: Rotor blade actions, rotation, feathering, flapping and hunting. 4) Helicopter Aerodynamics: The stabilizer bar, control pitch, roll, gyro properties stability. 5) Helicopter Aerodynamics: Dosimetry of lift, study of blades exerting lift in advanced half of rotation. 6) Rotor Blade Angles: Use of lift forces, pitch angle, angle of attack, and wind.
Four great helicopter programs in one videotape: 1) Chopper pilot: From Ft. Wolter to Ft. Rucker, from Basic Training to advanced skills aboard Huey Gunships with combat veterans. 2) Helicopters: Advanced maneuvers and field operations. Maximum performance take-off and steep approach procedures aboard an Army Hughes OH-6. Perfecting ridgeline and pinnacle landings. 3) Helicopter Icing: Identifying ice producing situations. Preflight procedures and warning signs of ice buildup. Escape from icing areas. 4) Basic Cross-Country Helicopter Flights: In-depth course on special applications of navigation pertinent to helicopter flying: map reading pilotage, DED reckoning and much more.
The aircraft and the men. Beginning with the development of military helicopters, this program moves on to Vietnam and tales of "Mad Man" Kelly, Medal of Honor winner Stephen Pless, and the emergence of the Attach Helicopter. "Chopper War" combines the stories of these events with some of the most exciting action footage of helicopters ever filmed. A must- see for chopper lovers everywhere.
Man has been fascinated with the idea of vertical flight for eons. The evolution of helicopter from concept to reality spans centuries; the collective genius of inventors from all over the world. See how early attempts to build a helicopter ended in failure. And learn how choppers were utilized during the Korean and Vietnamese wars.
Elite Choppers: Birds of Prey
"Elite Choppers: Birds of Prey" is an exciting look at how Attack Helicopters operate around the world. From the U.S. to Israel, from Germany to Taiwan, the saga of the Utility and Attack Helicopters is full of hard-hitting action. Witness the incredible firepower and utility of Apache, Kiowa Warrior, Blackhawk, Cobra and Bolko helicopters, and much more! The producers gained access to the world's most elite helicopter units and this amazing program features unique and never-before-seen chopper footage. The results are unforgettable!
A "must" for any pro, includes four outstanding U.S. Army programs highlighting vital safety information for all pilots: 1) Helicopter Wake Turbulence: Slick combination of humorous animation and serious live action photography. Demonstrates the nature of helicopter wake turbulence and proper close formation techniques. 2) Power Off Landings-The Safe Approach: Showing the correct autorotation maneuvers. Methods of practice touch down. 3) Ground Safety Training: Entering and departing helicopters. Safety procedures for crew and passengers. Main and tail rotor hazards, rough terrain precaution, refueling, parking and moving. 4) Helicopter Orientation: Basic history of rotary flight. Sikorsky, Hiller and Bell. Fixed and rotary wing theory. Cockpit familiarization, controls.
N.O.E. - Nap of the Earth
Six official U.S. Army helicopter programs designed for the "pro" and the serious aviation enthusiast. Includes: 1) Introduction to N.O.E...Overview of N.O.E. close terrain flight techniques. 2) Flight and Down-Wind Flight Maneuvers: Pre-flight, high threat, OGE, hover check, quick stop, masking-unmasking coordination with friendly forces. 3) Survivability: Crash anticipation, clothing protection, boots, gloves, helmet. 4) High-Threat Environment: Soviet surface-to-air missiles, identifying Soviet systems, varying threats at altitude. 5) Visual Problems-Night Vision: How to avoid blind spots, visual scanning, fix of altitude on peripheral vision. 6) Cardinal Rules - Attack Helicopters: Heroism and courage not enough for a Huey Gun-Ship pilot in Nam. Details tactics and 12 cardinal rules for Attack Helicopters in battle environment.
Of Heroes & Helicopters: The Life and Times of the Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam
This is a fascinating account of the life and times of the helicopter pilot in Vietnam. Powerful stories from heroic men, including two Congressional Medal of Honor winners, who "saved the day" for thousands of U.S. Troops in this Jungle War.
Remote Control Helicopters
Take a ride on the wild side! This features a visual soup of model helicopters in aerial maneuvers, acrobatics, crashes, stunts, historical footage and fifteen gripping minutes of tricks Hollywood uses to make exploding models look real. This will thrill those whose passion is building or tinkering in the garage, engrosses flying experts, and delights anyone fascinated in real-life working models in action.
This is the story of that war and the men and machines who fought it. From Operation Junction City to the Tet Offensive to the Viet Cong's strong hold in the Iron Triangle, they were there. Here is stunning footage of ground battles together with hundreds of UH-1 Hueys and Cobras in action. Just as it happened, the "Chopper War."
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