Enter the total miles flown and the total fuel used (gallons) into the Helicopter Fuel Consumption Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Helicopter Fuel Consumption. 

Helicopter Fuel Consumption Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Helicopter Fuel Consumption.



  • HFC is the Helicopter Fuel Consumption (miles per gallon)
  • MF is the total miles flown 
  • FU is the total fuel used (gallons) 

How to Calculate Helicopter Fuel Consumption?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Helicopter Fuel Consumption.

  1. First, determine the total miles flown. 
  2. Next, determine the total fuel used (gallons). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = HFC = MF / FU.
  4. Finally, calculate the Helicopter Fuel Consumption.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

total miles flown = 500

total fuel used (gallons) = 100

HFC = MF / FU = ?