Last month, we brought you a video from Destin Sandlin from Smarter Every day Get a YouTube channel a flight around Lake Wijon in British Columbia with a Bradley Frison helicopter pilot to see if helicopter it can land safely if its engine fails. YouTuber aimed to prove that Neil de Grass Tyson was wrong when he said“An airplane whose engine fails is a glider. A helicopter whose engine fails is a brick.”
Now we have another video by helicopter the engine is stopped, this time on top of a mountain. “This is a demonstration of what would happen if the engine stopped while you were approaching the mountain. This is just a simulation and was done under close supervision, however shows exactly what will happen“, Says Pilot Yellow in the description of the video.
This means that pilots will have to use autorotation to land the plane. Autorotation is a state of flight that occurs when the helicopter’s main engine fails, allowing pilots to land the plane safely.
General emergency procedure, autorotation is taught to all helicopter pilots as part of their initial training. During autorotation, the helicopter will see air moving up in the rotor system from below, while the main rotor will continue to rotate even if the engine is not running.
The video begins with one of the pilots who say they prefer the right side of the mountain to have rescue assistance. in case something goes wrong. Both pilots look calm and confident and agree that their journey so far “looks very nice”.
Suddenly you hear a beep and the pilot seems a little panicked. “Oh, engine failure,” he said as the helicopter shook. That’s enough to scare everyone, but the pilot stays calm throughout the test.
“I took control of him. You are flying with me, “he said in response to the other pilot, who said the situation was” crazy. ” Still cool as a cucumber, he says the pilots will get off and land on the Steve River.
He goes on to explain how he slides and stretches at 80 knots (148 km / h) and tries to take the helicopter as far as possible. To land safely on one of the beaches under the pilot, he indicated that he needed to slow down to 50 knots. How does this story end? Is the pilot able to land safely despite the engine failure? You have to look to find out.