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Cause & Circumstance: Loss of Tail Rotor Effectiveness

A subtle but dangerous phenomenon

Arguably, tail-dragger and all helicopter pilots are the most wind-conscious aviators, and well they should be. For helicopter pilots — depending somewhat on rotor configuration — operating in crosswinds near the ground with high power can be problematic. Mistakes in handling either situation can be fatal.

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