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Oge Hover. Are We Drifting?


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I have seen many videos of helicopters being used for external load operations such as installing air conditioners on roofs and so forth. I am sure such operations require a high level of precision. How do these pilots determine wheather or not they are drifting while hovering at say 300ft AGL- I mean like a 5 foot drift? Seems a though so little movement would be hard to judge from ground references at such a high altitude.

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I have seen many videos of helicopters being used for external load operations such as installing air conditioners on roofs and so forth. I am sure such operations require a high level of precision. How do these pilots determine wheather or not they are drifting while hovering at say 300ft AGL- I mean like a 5 foot drift? Seems a though so little movement would be hard to judge from ground references at such a high altitude.

 

 

I read a really good article a couple of years back by Denis Venturi on the "Flying the Line" I will see if I can get a scan of it and post it. It was in a copy of the Helicopters Magazine a few years back.

 

cheers.

 

steven

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