The recovery works as follows:
- Increase collective to maximum available power
- Simultaneously apply the power pedal to maintain heading and opposite cyclic to about 15-20° of bank for the lateral movement
- CCW rotor-systems will escape to the right
- CW rotor-systems escape to the left
- Once the rotor reaches the upwind part of the vortex, the recovery is completed. The average altitude loss will be about 20-50ft.