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 helicopter lifted off and the pilot at the controls performed a normal hover check before reporting "ops normal" and turning to the right and flying away to complete the check flight.
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"Hover check," Oregon Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer II Ryan Estill told his co-pilot, Chief Warrant Officer II Scott Anderson.
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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 13.4 percent.
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.
12/13/2010 AV-8B VMA-211 Aircraft experienced a hard landing during FCF hover checks. 01/12/2011 FA-18A VFA-204 Left main-landing-gear collapsed on brake check while taxiing out of parking spot (see photo).
Everything checked out, and we even had a little more power during our hover checks than we had calculated.
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. During taxi, I noticed the helo randomly hopping and the flight controls doing.
We quickly changed gears and had the FCF in hover checks. While on the pad and ready to begin the forward-flight portion of the FCF, we saw ATIS was way off with their weather report.