15-Sep-2010 Source: Aviation Flight Theory
Online Aviation Theory, (OAT) a leading provider of online aviation theory courses, has thrown wide its virtual doors for a seven day period of open access to theory materials and online exams.Â The move comes at the tail-end of a free-access period offered to delegates participating in the International Flight Safety Foundationâ€™s conference for Chief Flying Instructors â€“ helicopters.
Speaking of his companyâ€™s decision to make Online Aviation Theory courses freely available for a limited time, Ron Newman, founder of OAT and author of the course material said, â€œThe course goes into helicopter theory and the other subjects a lot deeper than is required for the Australian CPL exams, and in most cases, the additional information is clearly marked as not examined at CPL level. This includes such areas as: – recent theories on the production of lift, inherent sideslip, dynamic stall (mainly tail rotors), why the power required curve moves to the right as it moves up, why it takes more power to hover at altitude but less power to fly at cruise speed, jack stall, cross coupling of control effects, and many more of the topics on which instructors are asked by their students, and now, by CASA in their Instructor renewals.â€
Ron Newman has over 17,500 flying hours of which more than 7000 were gained during flight instruction. Endorsed to fly fifteen different helicopter types, Ron is also a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) with licenses in Engine and Airframe categories, with helicopter type endorsements ranging from the Robinson R22 to the Sikorsky S61. He also holds fixed wing engine and airframe engineering endorsements for all light single and twin engine aeroplanes plus the Rolls Royce Dart engine (Fokker Friendships) and the Allison 501 (Lockheed Electra). In addition, he holds Electrical and Instrument ratings that cover both airplane and helicopter systems.
To gain free access to Aviation Flight Theory until 21 September, go to http://www.OnlineAviationTheory.com and log in using the user name 123abc and the password â€˜helicopterâ€™
Free access is provided to the Australian course â€“ one of an extensive international range of courses on offer at OAT.