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rotorcraft

[roh-ter-kraft, -krahft] /ˈroʊ tərˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft/
noun
1.
a rotary-wing aircraft.
Also called rotor plane.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; rotor + craft
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  • Identify the aerodynamics aspects and operational characteristics of rotorcraft that affects airworthiness determinations.
  • Compound rotorcraft have wings which provide some or all of the lift in forward flight.

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