Aircraft General Knowledge for Helicopter Pilots


This informative aviation theory book examines all aspects of the mechanics of the helicopter and is a must for any helicopter pilot.


Please have a flip through some sample pages from our Aircraft General Knowledge book.

What is it?

A Practical, hands-on, full colour, perfect bound book of over 300 pages containing hundreds of colour photographs, illustrations and diagrams.


It is important that as a pilot we have an understanding of the mechanics making up the machine we operate and fly.  This book examines the airframe, rotor systems, transmissions, fuel delivery systems, gearboxes, clutches, engine, fuels and lubricants, the electrical systems, fire protection systems, hydraulics, landing gear, instruments, and has an introduction to glass cockpits.


  • Airframes,
  • Rotor Systems,
  • Propulsion System,
  • Lubrication and Fuel,
  • Helicopter Systems and,
  • Cockpit and Instrumentation


The Author:

Written by Captain Mike Becker – one of Australia’s most experienced helicopter instructors with eighteen years experience and over 10,000 flight instructor hours.  He has over 15,000 total flight hours, and is a recipient of the “Captain John Ashton Award for Flight Standards and Aviation Safety” by the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators of London.  Mike Becker has been operating a helicopter flight school since 1995.  As Chief Pilot and Chief Flight Instructor, Mike is operating a fleet of over 20 helicopters and employing a team of more than 30 instructors who deliver over 10,000 training hours per year with 2,000 of these hours NVG specific.

Our Theory:

Our theory encompasses four main series: Foundational, Advanced, Type Technical and Practical and Procedural. We have at least one book from each series available for sale through our E-Shop.

Our theory books have been tried and tested in the classroom by hundreds of civil and military students from all over the world who have benefited from the concise, informative and practical writing style.   It has been proven by some of the highest Civil Aviation Helicopter theory exam pass rates in FAA, EASA, CASA exam settings, and in the Asia Pacific region.


Aircraft General Knowledge for Helicopter Pilots is part of a Foundational Theory series of books along with Aerodynamics for Helicopter Pilots. All others in this series are currently only for students in our course.

Additional information

Weight 0.85 kg
Dimensions 30 × 21 × 2 cm