The best explanation of autorotation on YouTube!

Destin over at Smarter Every Day has to be one of my favourite YouTube personalities at the moment. Recently he’s taken to flying helicopters and explaining some of the magic (and debunking some of the myths) behind how they work.

As well as some truly breathtaking scenery and what has to be the world’s best picnic location, this video features one of the best explanations of autorotation that I’ve ever seen. Whether you’re a qualified helicopter pilot or a trainee, or even if you’re just curious, this is a great demonstration of what happens when you switch off the engine and let gravity take over!

Jon first flew in a glider aged seven, and after that he never wanted to do anything else. He has flown both helicopters and aeroplanes professionally, and in his spare time is a contributor to various aviation publications. He started Get Into Flying as a way to tell people what he's been saying for years. "If I can do it, you can too."

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