New course launched in Helicopter Upset Recognition and Recovery Training

New course launched in Helicopter Upset Recognition and Recovery Training

22-Jun-2016 Source: Flight Research

Bill Korner, Chairman and CEO of Flight Research, states that ‘Loss of Control In-Flight’ is the leading cause of aviation accidents today, and this applies to helicopters as well as fixed wing aircraft.   It is important that every flight department recognize that their crews should be well prepared for any situation that would arise. In order to be the best flight crew, it is necessary to be able to recognize and recover from various abnormal situations, as well as properly operate in the broad environments that helicopters often operate.

Flight Research, the leader in Upset Recognition and Recovery Training (URRT) announces its newest training program for helicopter pilots. This course is designed to expand the flying skills and expertise of all helicopter pilots from private to professional commercial aviators. Students will fly in a variety of platforms from our fleet of over 40 aircraft including the Augusta A109, Huey B212 and BO-105, each specifically selected and tailored to the training needs of each student. Thanks to this fleet, pilots will have the opportunity to be exposed to any or all three typical rotor systems (fully articulated, teetering, and rigid). This is simply the most advanced helicopter pilot training available in the civilian world today.

The courses utilize the Augusta A109, Huey B212 or MBB BO-105, giving pilots the opportunity for exposure to all three rotor systems (fully articulated, teetering, and rigid), as well as basic and augmented flight control systems.  The H-URRT curriculum focuses on blocks of ground school training that address a multitude of subjects, including:

  • Advanced helicopter aerodynamics and limitations
  • Advanced maneuvers overview
    • Confined area landings
    • No-hover approach and landings
    • Degraded Visual Environment (DVE) Techniques in varied conditions and surfaces
  • Case studies

Flight activities include:

  • Cockpit familiarization
  • Briefing, debriefing and summaries
  • Precision advanced training techniques
  • Scenario based training
  • Proper in-flight recovery techniques
  • Skill retention.

Benefits of the H-URRT Program include:

  • Reduces startle effect, allowing faster recovery and safety of passengers
  • Brings a “reality” to situations that can happen in flight
  • Develops confidence that increases well-being of passengers
  • Increased knowledge of aircraft capabilities
  • Increased knowledge of aviation terminology
  • Supplies information for developing SOP’s
  • Supplies information for Safety Management Systems

About Flight Research

Located in legendary Mojave, Calif., Flight Research Inc. has been providing upset recognition and recovery training in jet and turboprop aircraft since 1981. Customers include general and business aviation pilots and crews, as well as commercial airlines and freight carriers. In addition, Flight Research’s testing division provides high-performance flight platforms and comprehensive testing and development facilities for manufacturers of aircraft, avionics and weapons systems. The company’s support division provides aircraft, personnel and facilities to assist customers in maintaining the highest levels of mission readiness in their aviation operations worldwide.

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