hover check

hover check

A stabilized hover of a helicopter, V/STOL (vertical/short takeoff and landing) aircraft used to conduct a power or performance check prior to a hover taxi, taxi, or takeoff. The altitude of the hover will vary based on the purpose of the check.
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The difference in ground-effect benefit from the point of the hover check (solidly IGE) to the point of the first tree strike (marginally IGE) was another thrust decrement (constant power) of 13.
We discussed my options: Run up the engines to determine conclusively the aircraft responded appropriately, or execute a five-minute hover check.
My copilot, a senior H2P, was backing me up on altitude during the descent, as well as hover checks once we established a coupled hover.
Everything checked out, and we even had a little more power during our hover checks than we had calculated.
12/13/2010 AV-8B VMA-211 Aircraft experienced a hard landing during FCF hover checks.
Our hover checks off the stern progressed smoothly, and we checked off the required blocks on the test card.
All the ground checks went smoothly, and before long we were taxiing to the parallel for hover checks.
We quickly changed gears and had the FCF in hover checks.