Helen Krasner

Biography

Helen Krasner holds a Commercial Pilot's Licence for helicopters, and had a rotary Instructor's Rating until very recently . She worked as a helicopter instructor for several years, instructing for various flying schools on Robinson R22s and R44s. She has also flown a large number of other helicopter types, has a private pilot’s licence for aeroplanes, and has had a go at flying microlights, gliders, and balloons.
Helen has been writing professionally for many years and contributes regularly to a number of aviation publications. She was nominated for an Aerospace Journalist of the Year award in 2004, for an article about flying helicopters in Russia. She has also had several books published, both print and ebooks, mainly – though not exclusively – on aviation related topics. She is also a former Newsletter Editor for the BWPA (British Women Pilots' Association).
You can find out more about Helen, including details of all of her books, on her website, www.must-fly.com.

Where to find Helen Krasner online


Books

My Foreign Flying Adventures
By Helen Krasner
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 20,290. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction
This book contains the author's accounts of her long distance trips as a private pilot. They take place to and within Wales, Ireland, the Highlands of Scotland, France (twice), California, and Russia. The flights were undertakes by both small aeroplane and helicopter, for Helen has licenses for both. This book should appeal both to pilots and to anyone who enjoys travel and adventure stories.
Helicopter Pilot Careers
By Helen Krasner
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 20,890. Language: British English. Published: January 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction
For many years Helen Krasner combined working as a helicopter flight instructor with writing about various aspects of rotary aviation for a number of magazines. Collections of many of these articles have already been published as ebooks, and this new collection contains seven articles which could be particularly interesting to those wanting to know about various helicopter pilot careers.
Flying is Fun
By Helen Krasner
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 22,620. Language: British English. Published: January 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction
This book is based on the aviation articles which Helen Krasner wrote for the magazine Flight Training News during the years 2011 to 2012. From an article about Helen's experiences of learning to fly, "My Learning-to-Fly Nightmare", to several on helicopter flying, to the final article on giving up flying, altogether there are over 22,000 words of flying related information.
Helicopter Flight Instructor Course Diary
By Helen Krasner
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
While doing her flight instructor course some years ago, helicopter instructor and writer Helen Krasner kept an on-going diary of the highs and lows, the difficulties and successes, her disappointments - and the eventual favourable outcome. This is the story of that six week course. Should be of interest to anyone who flies...or indeed anyone who's ever set themselves a difficult challenge.
Flying Unusual Helicopters
By Helen Krasner
Series: Collected Rotary Flight Test Articles 2004-2011, Book 4. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 19,850. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This is the final collection of flying instructor Helen Krasner's flight test articles, which were originally published in various aviation magazines. This book looks at six relatively unusual helicopters, rarely flown by the private pilot. They include the Eurocopter EC145, the AgustaWestland Grand, the Bolkow Bo-105, the Schweizer 333, the Mil Mi-2, and the Mil Mi-8. A109, and the Enstrom 480.
Flying Historic Helicopters
By Helen Krasner
Series: Collected Rotary Flight Test Articles 2004-2011, Book 3. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 20,650. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This is the third collection of flying instructor Helen Krasner's flight test articles. It looks at six helicopters of historic interest which are rarely seen and flown even less often. Included are the Alouette II, Alouette III, Gazelle, Hiller, Westland Wasp, and Hughes 269A. Included are descriptions of each type, flying experiences, history, and detailed specifications.
Flying Popular Helicopters
By Helen Krasner
Series: Collected Rotary Flight Test Articles 2004-2011, Book 2. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 23,030. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This is the second collection of flying instructor Helen Krasner's flight test articles, which were first published in a UK aviation magazine. This book looks at seven helicopters which are popular with private owners, organisations such as the police and emergency medical services, and for passenger transport. They include the Eurocopter EC120, 135, and 130, Agusta A109, and the Enstrom 480.
Flying Small Helicopters
By Helen Krasner
Series: Collected Rotary Flight Test Articles 2004-2011, Book 1. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 27,250. Language: British English. Published: July 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
A collection of former flying instructor Helen Krasner's flight test articles. The first in a series of four books, this one looks at the smaller helicopters on which most people learn to fly, such as the Robinson R22, R44, Schweizer 300CBi, and Bell 206 JetRanger. Each helicopter is described in detail, with its flight characteristics, history and specifications.
Helicopter Flying Instructor Experiences
By Helen Krasner
Series: Collected Articles From Flight Training News 2006-2011, Book 4. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 22,310. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This is the fourth collection of articles from flying instructor Helen Krasner's popular column in the publication "Flight Training News". This book is aimed at anyone who is interested in helicopter flying. Topics covered include getting your first instructing job, conducting trial lessons, teaching emergencies, and how to deal with panicky students. A good read for all aviation addicts!
All About Flying Helicopters
By Helen Krasner
Series: Collected Articles From Flight Training News 2006-2011, Book 3. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 22,200. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This is the third collection of articles from flying instructor Helen Krasner's popular column in the publication "Flight Training News". The book is aimed at anyone who is interested in helicopter flying. Topics covered include flying helicopters in marginal weather, flying different helicopter types, and becoming a professional helicopter pilot and/or instructor.
Flying Aeroplanes and Helicopters: Beyond the PPL
By Helen Krasner
Series: Collected Articles From Flight Training News 2006-2011, Book 2. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 21,280. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This is the second collection of articles from flying instructor Helen Krasner's popular column in the publication "Flight Training News". Written at various times over the period 2006 - 2011, this book is aimed at anyone who is interested in flying.
Learning to Fly Aeroplanes and Helicopters
By Helen Krasner
Series: Collected Articles From Flight Training News 2006-2011, Book 1. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 21,780. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
A collection of articles from flying instructor Helen Krasner's popular column in the publication "Flight Training News". Written at various times over the period 2006 - 2011, the articles in this book are aimed at those who are interested in learning to fly light aircraft, either fixed-wing or rotary, and those who are currently undertaking the Private Pilot's Licence course.

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