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stewflyer
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« on: March 15, 2009, 01:04:46 PM »

Already fix-wing And Working on helicopter wondering how someone learns the transition to helicopter ATC  . everyone assumes we already know but what are the rules  for flying into airports by helicopter . wha deos Atc expect? and anyone know of any recorded IFR flights by helicopter love to hear some
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2009, 02:26:16 PM »

That's a good question.  Helicopters can be subject to the same procedures and guidelines as fixed-wing aircraft in the airport surface area.  There is also a separate section in the FAA order 7110.65 which governs helicopter operations.  It's a good read and will definitely help you understand what to expect from ATC and what ATC expects from you.

http://www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/ATC/Chp3/atc0311.html#atc0311.html.1
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2009, 10:35:14 PM »

First rule is to always identify yourself as 'Helicopter xxx'.
Regarding IFR operations, expect to be handled as a fixed wing aircraft until you're VFR over the runway.
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