Helicopter Wakes

Helicopters are different from fixed-wing aircraft, and generate strong wakes in all directions especially when close to the ground. There is little related guidance.

Long ago and far away, my T-hangar at a busy reliever airport outside Washington, D.C., was across from where a nearby county’s law enforcement and emergency medical services helicopter operation was based. Since I was at the end of the hangar row, they were well within 100 yards. The ’copter, a Bell 412 as I […]
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