22-Jun-2021 Source: ÖAMTC
An essential safety factor in air rescue is the optimal support of the pilot by the flight rescuer during the different phases of the flight. For this reason, regular cockpit training will also be required by law for flight rescuers at European level from 2022.
“Even if we have been actively involving our flight rescuers in simulator training for a number of years, this new regulation results in increased training costs for us. We are therefore pleased that, with RotorSky , we are one of the largest and most successful flight schools in Austria as a cooperation partner for the Aus – and further training for our pilots and flight rescuers . “
On the basis of the new European guidelines, a training concept will be jointly developed that focuses on day-to-day teamwork with repeatedly overlapping competencies.
“Both RotorSky and ÖAMTC Air Rescue have unique expertise in their respective areas. It was therefore a logical step to bundle our competencies in order to develop and implement well thought-out training solutions.”
In a first step, a state-of-the-art and type-specific flight simulator for the H135 helicopter used by the ÖAMTC air rescue service is to be set up at the RotorSky site in Linz . This “Synthetic Training Device” offers pilots and flight rescuers the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the flight characteristics of the helicopter in a safe environment, to practice flight maneuvers and to work through incidents together.
“The central location of the education and training offer in Linz also has an economic advantage for us. Until now, comparable simulators were only available in Germany. This Austrian solution now gives us the opportunity to organize the necessary training more flexibly, efficiently and cost-effectively. “
The cooperation between the ÖAMTC air rescue and RotorSky guarantees an optimal exchange of experience , because the existing know-how of both cooperation partners can be accessed at any time. In the future, the teaching staff from both flight schools will be deployed together in a wide variety of training projects.