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Your go-to organization for helicopter training programs, instructional texts, and expert testimonies

Meet Shawn Coyle

Shawn Coyle, the owner and executive director of Eagle Eye Solutions, is best known as the author of the well-known book Cyclic & Collective. He has probably flown more helicopter types than any other pilot in North America. His experience ranges from civil and military operational flying to certification flight testing and training experimental pilots.

Aside from being the owner and executive director, Mr. Coyle serves as an instructor and director for the development of new educational programs for Eagle Eye Solutions LLC. Additionally, he does legal consulting work and accident investigations.

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40 Years Afore The Mast, Volume 1

By Shawn Coyle

Helicopter accident summaries, pilot reports on Russian helicopters, attack helicopters from Italy, South Africa, Russia. Task Force 160 Spcial Ops helicopters, numerous small but innovative companies!

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Paperback, 304 Pages | Price: $39.95

40 Years Afore The Mast, Volume 2

By Shawn Coyle

Collection of columns relating to helicopter certification, design and systems. Includes digital engine controls, auropilots and performance

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Paperback, 290 Pages | Price: $24.99

Cyclic and Collective

By Shawn Coyle

Possibly the most complete book written to date on helicopters and helicopter flying. Covers subjects not covered by other manuals such as turbine engines, performance, flight manuals, automatic flight controls, legal aspects, introductory stability and control and multi-engine helicopters.

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Paperback, 536 Pages | Price: $47.95

Helicopter Aerodynamics Volume I

By Ray Prouty

This is a collection of Ray Prouty's columns from Rotor and Wing magazine from 1979 to 1992.

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Paperback, 592 Pages | Price: $54.95

Helicopter Aerodynamics Volume II

By Ray Prouty

This is a collection of the Ray Prouty's columns in Rotor and Wing and American Helicopter Society's Vertiflite magazine from 1992 to 2004.

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Paperback, 364 Pages | Price: $44.95

The Little Book of Autorotations

By Shawn Coyle

The first book devoted solely to the subject of landing a helicopter without engine power. It covers the basics, as seen from the cockpit of the helicopter, and is written from the pilot's perspective. It covers the subject for both the student helicopter pilot and the helicopter flight instructor. Training exercises are developed, starting from the very beginning through to how to adjust the flight path to arrive at a particular spot. The Height-Velocity curve and it's development are covered.

There are few formulae, and many diagrams. The text has been developed from the author's experience teaching autorotations at a major manufacturer's training school as well teaching student test pilots about the height-velocity diagram while instructing at three different test pilot schools. It is also based on his experience as an engineering test pilot at Transport Canada.

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Paperback, 112 pages | Price: $19.95

Helicopter Aerodynamics Volume III

By Ray Prouty

This is a collection of the columns Ray Prouty wrote for the American Helicopter Society from 1992-2013. It covers a wide variety of helicopter related engineering subjects.

Paperback, 176 Pages | Price: $30.00

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