This book is not a substitution for the Pilot's Operating Handbook and should not be treated as such. However it will give you further information relating to the different sections of the flight manual and to explain the helicopter systems more clearly. This is essential for any pilot.
Pilots need to understand the aircraft systems thoroughly and will regularly be tested on their knowledge during flight checks. Everything you need to know is in this book. The preflight checklists and start-up procedure are described in great detail. Photos and diagrams show the location of difficult to find parts.
Extra information has been added wherever possible and there is an added section describing the flight maneuvers for the R44 helicopter.
John Toal is an experienced helicopter pilot and examiner and is the Head of Training and Training Captain for SkyWest Aviation. With over 6000 hours total time and a vast range of experience on both piston and turbine powered helicopters, he is well qualified to give advice and share his expertise in flight instruction and commercial flying.