Flying in your sim is fun and it gives you this warm feeling of accomplishment. You want to go the extra mile, though and start adding communication into your flights – be it with ATC or in a non-towered field. And here’s how it can get daunting.
Ground effect is something that everyone seems to be aware of, but not many completely understand. And there can be a lot of confusion and misconceptions as to what it actually is and how it effects helicopters.
Helicopters are quite different from the fixed-wings counterparts and, although there are varied designs and shapes, most helicopters revolve around a classic design that can be seen in popular helicopters such as the Bell 206 or the AS-350.