This is an introductory course to search and rescue operations that provides the necessary foundations to carry out this type of operations with larger aircraft in different operational environments.
The course combines the en-route flight to the search area, search patterns, reconnaissance and landing techniques in areas limited by obstacles, hover flight with vertical reference, and simulated procedures for lowering and lifting bunks.
The course emphasizes pre-mission planning, the use of radio navigation equipment, visual and radio communication with the search and rescue ground team, aircraft power management, and wind and terrain analysis.
Finally, the course pays special attention to risk management, threat and error management, and cockpit and crew resource management, as fundamental elements to guarantee safety in this type of operations.
*Standardized Courses tailorable to fit specific training requirements.
Conducted in Titusville, FL, USA
Special Focus: Aeronautical Decision Making, Risk Management, Threat and Error Management, Cockpit and Crew Resource Management
Conducted by experienced former military instructors with FAA CFI/CFII certifications