This guide is compiled from a collection of notes and handouts assembled for my past instrument-helicopter students.
Learning to fly helicopters can, at times, be challenging enough. The pursuit of the instrument helicopter rating adds a new level of knowledge and hopefully, a new level of understanding about many flight dynamics.
This guide will provide the reader with a basic overview of the Instrument Landing System and its various associated components. The material has been written for you, the helicopter pilot, by a helicopter pilot and instructor. Sadly, the majority of training guides, manuals and texts are normally geared for our fixed wing brethren. Finally, a guide just for you.
The instrument landing system (ILS) explained
ILS components and approach types the four ils components
Localizer, glide slope, marker beacons, approach lighting systems
alternative ils components
Compass locators, ILS errors to consider flying the ils approach
On the ground, in the air; four A’s procedure checklist The approach plate
Briefing strip, plan view, profile view, minima section, airport view, TIMTS procedures checklist