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Nov 1, 2021

206 Helicopter Wake Vortex Accidents and Incidents + GA News

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206 Max talks about airplane accidents caused by helicopter vortices. Pilots should exercise extreme caution near helicopters, especially at low altitudes. Although these kinds of accidents aren’t really common, there is about one accident per year. It appears helicopters may churn up air in all directions, and that the location of their wakes may not be quite as predictable of those from airplanes.

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Helicopter Wake Turbulence affects C172 on Takeoff

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