The "FAA Handbooks" Series of textbooks and supplements for pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists provides information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel in the field of aviation. All FAA Knowledge Exam questions are taken directly from the information presented in these texts. The FAA's "Helicopter Flying Handbook" is the FAA's primary resource regarding helicopter operations knowledge and is therefore essential reading for license applicants preparing for the FAA exams for private pilot, commercial pilot, or flight instructor licenses with a helicopter rating. In addition to a basic introduction to the helicopter and its systems, chapters on aerodynamics, flight controls, performance, ground procedures, flight maneuvers, emergencies and hazards, attitude instrument flying, night operations and aeronautical decision-making are included. Written for applicants preparing for the private, commercial, or flight instructor certificate with a helicopter rating, this guide covers both the aeronautical knowledge and skill for operating helicopters and is also a valuable tool for flight instructors as a teaching aid. This book is FAA handbook FAA-H-8083-21A, which was originally titled "Rotorcraft Flying Handbook" (the old Advisory Circular 61-13B) and has been updated, revised and renamed.