Upon course completion, students will be able to;
1. Trace the evolution of the helicopter.
2. Describe the contributions of pioneers within the industry and their role in the evolution and development of helicopter design and manufacturing.
3. Evaluate all aspects of rotory-wing flight with emphasis on control, performance, stability, flying qualities, flight envelope, structures and load limitations.
4. Explain the basic helicopter rotor configurations, systems and components required for flight.
5. Assess and evaluate the development and current military and civil uses ofthe helicopter to include the economic, social and regulatory environment and the potential forfuture industry growth.
6. Examine and analyze airspace and heliport requirements in terms of noise, safety and land use considerations.
7. Describe the global helicopter industry to include manufactures of airframes and components.
8. Demonstrate the ability to do academic research by preparing a college level written project on a rotorcraft topic approved by the course instructor.
9. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter. (Effective July 1, 2013)