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Old 10-26-2019, 05:38 AM   #1
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Default What are the tasks of the Copilot in a Huey?

Hi Guys,


with the interactive Copilot coming up, I start thinking what has the Copilot to do in a real Huey, in flight? or whats the checklist for starting up the helicopter from ground.

If someone has a real checklists for both crew members, that would be awesome.


I cannt wait to see this coming alive..........
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Old 10-26-2019, 11:23 AM   #2
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So IRL it’s not so much pilot, Copilot but more pilot on the controls and pilot not on the controls. The Army uses the term Pilot in Command or PC to denote the pilot in charge of the aircraft the other pilot is just called a Pilot or PI. The norm is actually for the PI to be on the controls most of the time and the PC will just manage the cockpit. However who is and is not on the controls is up to the PC and a lot of the time we try splitting up the flying and managing evenly through the flight.

As for the duties the pilot on the controls
1) fly the aircraft-primary focus outside
2)cross check systems and instruments
3) monitor/transmit on radios as directed by PC

Pilot not on the controls
1)tune radios set transponder and announce changes to the FMS
2)navigate
3)copy clearances, atis and other information
4)cross check systems and instruments
5) monitor/transmit on radios as directed by PC
6)read and complete checklist items as required.
7)set/adjust switches and systems as required

As for the Checklist the only one I can actually find is this https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/9f78c...eb63144690.pdf This one seems pretty abbreviated which is probably pretty good for DCS but if you want a lot more detail and clarification on how everything would be done IRL look at chapter 8 in the -10 https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/9f78c...1e9cc076e9.pdf


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Old 10-26-2019, 11:25 AM   #3
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If you have the chance, go read Chickenhawk, which is a book covering a pilots experience during training and action in Vietnam, excellent book.
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Callouts for copilot:
1) Nice landing Sir!
2) I’ll buy the first round!
3) I’ll take the ugly one!

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Old 11-23-2019, 07:47 PM   #6
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If you have the chance, go read Chickenhawk, which is a book covering a pilots experience during training and action in Vietnam, excellent book.

Hey so I love Chickenhawk, one of my all time favorite books. There is another book out there that is historical fiction about a Huey pilot in Vietnam, I read it once many years ago and I'm trying to find it again. It reads much more like an action movie than Chickenhawk but I believe the author was a pilot in Vietnam and it is drawn from his experiences. Can you possibly help me with the title? Amazon recommendations based on Chickenhawk just haven't turned it up for me and it's driving me crazy I can't think of the title.
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