Helicopter Flight Training Center

Metro Aviation adds first South African simulator customer

Metro Aviation adds first South African simulator customer

2-Oct-2017Source: Metro Aviation

Aerios Global is the first South African company to train at the Helicopter Flight Training Center (HFTC) in Shreveport, Louisiana, and says they will be back annually.  The offshore and land-based helicopter services company, stationed in Cape Town, currently operates a variety of aircraft including an EC120, AS350, AS365 and the newest addition, the EC145. ... Read more

The Helicopter Flight Training Center goes international

The Helicopter Flight Training Center goes international

16-Jun-2017Source: Metro Aviation

The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, has expanded its international reach to New Zealand.  The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand recognized and approved the new EC145 Level D simulator training provided to HeliOtago, the country’s largest helicopter operator based at Taieri Airfield in Mosgiel, Otago.  Authorities from the FAA, Argentina and... Read more

NZ CAA approves Metro Aviation EC145 simulator

NZ CAA approves Metro Aviation EC145 simulator

7-Jun-2017Source: Metro Aviation

The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, has expanded its international reach to New Zealand.  The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand recognized and approved the new EC145 Level D simulator training provided to HeliOtago, the country’s largest helicopter operator based at Taieri Airfield in Mosgiel, Otago.  Authorities from the FAA, Argentina and... Read more

Argentina certifies simulators at Helicopter Flight Training Center

Argentina certifies simulators at Helicopter Flight Training Center

30-Aug-2016Source: HFTC

The Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil (ANAC) Argentina has certified three simulators at the Helicopter Flight Training Center (HFTC) in Shreveport, Louisiana. Two inspectors recently spent time at the HFTC and certified the EC135 Level D full motion simulator, AS350 Level 7 flight training device and BH407 Level 7 flight training device for Argentinian pilots.... Read more

Helicopter Flight Training Center taking bookings for first US H145 Level D Sim

Helicopter Flight Training Center taking bookings for first US H145 Level D Sim

19-Jan-2016Source: Metro Aviation

The Helicopter Flight Training Center (HFTC), a Metro Aviation company, is preparing to welcome the FlightSafety International (FSI) EC145 Level D full motion simulator to its fleet of high tech training devices.  The simulator is scheduled to be certified and available for pilot training July 1, and the reservation process is now open. “Operators have... Read more

HFTC to host Certified Flight Communicator course

HFTC to host Certified Flight Communicator course

16-Dec-2015Source: Metro Aviation

The Helicopter Flight Training Center is partnering with the National Association of Air Medical Communication Specialists (NAACS) to host a Certified Flight Communicator (CFC) Course with an optional add-on in the CommLab. The CFC Course is a 2-day class covering flight following and navigation, aviation weather, PAIP, stress management, public relations and medical terminology. Upon... Read more

Helicopter Flight Training Center to add Frasca 407 Flight Training Device

Helicopter Flight Training Center to add Frasca 407 Flight Training Device

24-Sep-2014Source: Metro Aviation

The simulator bays are humming at the Helicopter Flight Training Center and soon more opportunities will take flight with the addition of a new Flight Training Device (FTD). Training Center officials recently announced an agreement with Frasca International for a Bell 407 Level 7 FTD with Night Vision Goggle (NVG) training capabilities. “We are thrilled... Read more

EC135 Level D Full Motion Simulator arrives at Helicopter Flight Training Center

EC135 Level D Full Motion Simulator arrives at Helicopter Flight Training Center

21-Mar-2014Source: Metro Aviation

Since its opening in 2012, the Helicopter Flight Training Center has seen continuous expansion, and recently added its first full motion simulator.  The EC135 P2+ Level D Full Flight Simulator arrived from FlightSafety International’s DFW facility. “We have anticipated the arrival of the full motion simulator and are very excited to begin utilizing it for training,”... Read more

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