18-Apr-2017 Source: CAMTS
For instrument proficiency training in non-IFR-certified rotorcraft, the pilot should perform such maneuvers as are appropriate to the rotorcraft’s installed equipment, the certificate holder’s operations specifications, and the operating environment.
A recent analysis of fatal accidents over a five- year period, conducted by the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team, revealed that the Helicopter Air Ambulance industry had the second most fatal accidents, second only to Personal/Private operations. Fifty-two percent (52%) of these accidents involved:
Increasing IFR training requirements is an attempt to reduce the historical accident rate in our industry while focusing on data driven causal factors and is in keeping with the CAMTS mission to continuously improve transport safety.
This proposed future revision of the CAMTS Standards is being recommended by the CAMTS Aviation & Safety Advisory Committee, comprised of industry safety experts including non-CAMTS Board members. Final verbiage for the 11th Edition of the CAMTS Standards will be approved by the CAMTS Board of Directors prior to incorporation.