Vuichard Recovery

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The Vuichard Recovery is one way to exit the Vortex Ring State in a Helicopter.

The recovery works as follows:

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