Aviation Safety 6: 6. Life as an EMS helicopter pilot, with Matt Johnson

Are helicopters harder to fly than airplanes? What’s it like to fly an instrument approach to a parking lot in an EC145 helicopter? And how has the iPad changed the air medical pilot’s job? Professional helicopter pilot Matt Johnson takes us inside the fascinating world of rotary wing flight in this episode, from the basics of helicopters to the latest advances in technology. He’s also an FAA designated pilot examiner, so he shares his tips for applicants—including why he wants you to pass! In the rapid-fire “Ready to Copy” segment, Matt shares his favorite helicopter, the strangest place he’s ever landed, and whether he would ride on an autonomous air taxi one day.
Host: John Zimmerman (@jtzim), Sporty’s Pilot Shop
Guest: Matt Johnson, air medical helicopter pilot and designated pilot examiner
Sporty’s Helicopter Course: https://www.sportys.com/so-you-want-to-fly-helicopters-course-online-app-and-tv.html

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