13-Jan-2017 Source: Advanced Helicopter + Rescue Techniques LLC
Advanced Helicopter+Rescue Techniques completes Initial Hoist Training with Blackcomb Helicopters. The training was performed in Squamish, British Columbia and provided Ground Training as well as Technical Ground and Flight Training.
Blackcomb Helicopters Chief Pilot, Geoff Doran commented, “We are very grateful to AH+RT for the comprehensive and professional Hoist Training Course. They did a great job at providing the foundation skills and procedures and safety mindset that are essential to all hoisting operations. He also added, “Our intended hoisting operations include rescue and work access, and the AH+HT team were able to expand our training program to include looking at the challenges of our intended work environment as well as the hoisting fundamentals.” Further he added, “We were impressed by the entire AH+RT team. They are a crew of knowledgeable, dedicated and approachable professionals who were clearly focused on delivering a first class training program.”
Co-founder and pilot Chris Hartnell says AH+RT’s team has committed itself to improving operational safety industry-wide. “We formed our team based upon a recognition of needs within the helicopter industry for full-service training covering all elements of fire and rescue operations,” stated Hartnell. “Achieving safe and effective operations has been the core of success for our team during decades of flight and rescue operations,” added Hartnell. “With this experience base, AH+RT knows safety is paramount and that we have vested interest in the success of each and every one of our customers.”
Director of Program Development Perry Esquer states “We are excited to offer more training opportunities this year which will ultimately benefit every aviation/rescue program by increasing the mission capability, performance and standardization.” Esquer adds “with our training programs and equipment sales of the worlds best rescue and safety equipment, AH+RT continues to expand its service capabilities allowing clients to achieve maximum safety and operational effectiveness.
Advanced Helicopter + Rescue Techniques offers a combination of training specializing in helicopter wildland firefighting (day/night/NVG), advanced NVG rescue operations, day, night, land, mountainous and water environment flying, technical rescue as well as tactical operations.
The company is also working closely with Simplex Aerospace to offer aerial firefighting training and systems installation training. Mark Zimmerman, Simplex’s President & CEO states: “Offering Simplex’s customers comprehensive training and support services is key to ensure overall flight safety and mission effectiveness. We are pleased to be working with the experienced, highly capable and professional AH+RT team.”