7-May-2013 Source: Los Angeles Helicopters
Los Angeles Helicopters, LLC (LAH), a leading helicopter flight training operator, is pleased to announce that after completing FAA commercial license and Instrument rating training for 6 pilots from Rwanda in 2012, LAH was invited to travel to Rwanda and provide additional Mountain training as well as Emergency Procedures training and a refresher course for their Flight Instructor. They also conducted a Crew Resource Management Course (CRM) for all their pilots. Training was conducted over a 2-week period in a Robinson R44 helicopter.
“Working with foreign pilots is always an exciting endeavor as we share our strict FAA training and guidelines and work with these individuals to hone their technical skills,” states Guillaume Maillet , Director Operations with Los Angeles Helicopters, LLC. He continues: “Travelling to Rwanda and working with the pilots in their challenging, mountainous environment certainly helped increase their level of proficiency, particularly in the country’s mountainous regions; these pilots will go on to safety ferry travelers and tourists to numerous destinations not readily accessible by fixed-wing aircraft.”
Los Angeles Helicopters offers a large selection of training courses, ranging from the basic training for the first day pilot, right through to advanced flight training skills such as high altitude and mountain training. The nationally-accredited flight training school is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a Part 141 (Private; Commercial; Instrument, Flight Instructor and Flight Instructor Instrument; and External Load Training Facility). Los Angeles Helicopters have trained several Law Enforcement Agencies including the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department (LASD)
Los Angeles Helicopters were awarded a GSA Schedule 874 contract, (GS-02F-004AA), to provide flight training services to the Federal Agencies. They have trained both Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration (ICE) agents from their base in Los Angeles. Their Ground and Flight training services have been placed on the government’s electronic ordering system, GSA Advantage!®.
About Los Angeles Helicopters LLC:
Los Angeles Helicopters operates from their purpose designed facility at Long Beach airport (KLGB) with a large ramp area and an ample amount of helicopter pads. Their administration offices and training center are co-located with their hangar facilities. Los Angeles Helicopters classrooms are well appointed with the latest computers and projection, allowing video and slideshow presentations. With a maintenance facility on site, students also have access to aircraft parts and to view aircraft undergoing repair which is very advantageous when learning about aircraft systems and gaining a better understanding of helicopters.