& HeliSAS Training
With advancements in lightweight, cost effective and more accurate technology, improved modern equipment is being made available to the helicopter market which was previously only reserved for fixed-wing aircraft. We believe it's important to stay on top of the latest that's out there as it's paving the way for the future of helicopter flying. Our Robinson R66 is kitted out with the newest Garmin touchscreen multi-function display, the G500H TXi, as well as the HeliSAS autopilot system.
G500H Txi & GTN 750
The G500H TXi is Garmin's latest in the G500 range. It has built on existing technology and added a touchscreen, more helicopter-friendly interface, making it the perfect system to accompany you on your flight. The aircraft is also equipped with the Garmin GTN 750, a smaller screen which can control functions of the G500 and has NAV & COM frequency functionality.
Our G500H has the following useful features:
Fully linked with HeliSAS autopilot
Helicopter Terrain Awareness Warning System;
GPS navigation with SafeTaxi & charts;
Traffic Awareness System;
Mapping on HSI;
Links with apps on our provided iPad;
Fully touchscreen display.
We provide tailored training to get you familiar and comfortable with the features of this system.
The Genesys HeliSAS is a huge advancement in small helicopter autopilot systems. The incredibly intuitive design makes it simple to operate and enormously reduces pilot workload, especially on longer or more challenging flights.
The HeliSAS operates 2-axis, in parallel to the cyclic, and uses it to control heading and attitude to maintain a variety of user set parameters. The system provides altitude hold, heading hold, NAV hold (GPS or VOR) and will also follow an ILS or LPV glideslope. When not providing autopilot functions, the system will be engaged in basic SAS (Stability Augmentation System) mode to hold the selected attitude. In any mode, it can be overridden easily to provide manual inputs and alterations or switched off completely and can be re-engaged at any point.
It can take a couple of hours to get used to flying a SAS-equipped helicopter, especially if you have a lot of experience on Robinson aircraft with their notorious light & sensitive cyclic. Our training begins with general familiarisation, before moving on to learning about how to use each mode safely and the airmanship which comes with it. We also look at recovery from unusual attitudes and dealing with malfunctions.