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Role

Pilot training

Search & Rescue

The Search and Rescue (SAR) systems course provides pilots a consistent training based on the procedures to be applied during Search and Rescue (SAR) missions on a helicopter equipped with SAR optional equipment, SAR AFCS upper modes and FMS.

Note: This course may be combined with our Hoist Operator training – Type conversion.

2 days

GENERAL INFORMATION

Search & Rescue

PREQUESITES

APPLICANTS MUST

Flight crew:
  • Hold a pilot license issued by NAAs or equivalent
  • Hold a current valid medical certificate
  • Hold an up-to-date type rating on the variant
  • Have previous SAR experience


  • Hoist operator:
    A qualified Hoist Operator is needed for the flight instruction (AHTS may provide a Hoist Operator for this course)

    (Note: Additional prerequisites could be required according to aircraft type)

    COURSE CONTENT

    (Theoretical course duration: 2 days)
  • Emergency procedures (Fly away)
  • Multifunction displays and AFCS SAR modes
  • Aircraft preparation for SAR mission
  • Performances (grid or MPAI air intakes)
  • FLIR
  • Loud speaker
  • FMS
  • Flight operation documentation expertise


  • Note: This training is customized according to aircraft configuration and equipped devices. Please refer to the relevant syllabus to have more details on instructional flight.

    CERTIFICATE

    After successful course completion, the trainee will be awarded an AHTS certificate.

    COURSE SCHEDULE

    Search & Rescue

    Mountain training

    The Mountain Training course provides knowledge and proficiency to operate aircraft safely and efficiency during mountain operations.

    Note: This course may be combined with our Hoist Operator training – Type conversion.

    1 day

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Mountain training

    PREQUESITES

    APPLICANTS MUST

    Initial course:
  • Hold a valid ATPL, CPL, or PPL
  • Hold an up-to-date type rating on the variant

  • Advanced courses: (additional requirements)
  • Work regularly in mountainous environment
  • OR
  • Have attended an initial mountain training course


  • (Note: Additional prerequisites could be required according to aircraft type)

    COURSE CONTENT

    (Theoretical course duration: 1 day)
  • Aircraft altitude performance
  • Weather factors
  • Mountain departure, approach, overshoot and landing path
  • Mountain reconnaissance types and procedures


  • Note: For more information on instructional flight, initial or advanced training, please refer to the course syllabus.

    CERTIFICATE

    After successful course completion, the trainee will be awarded an AHTS certificate.

    COURSE SCHEDULE

    Mountain training

    Firefighting Operations

    The Firefighting Operations course provides knowledge on fire behavior and air operations (including water bombing operations) for helicopter pilots. The theoretical instruction can be performed within the French Firefighting Training Academy.

    3 days

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Firefighting Operations

    PREQUESITES

    APPLICANTS MUST

  • Hold a valid ATPL, CPL, or PPL
  • Hold an up-to-date type rating on the variant
  • Hold a valid medical certificate


  • (Note: Additional prerequisites could be required according to aircraft type)

    COURSE CONTENT

    (Course duration at Academy: 3 days)
    (Course in-situ: 1 day)

    THEORETICAL INSTRUCTION

  • Tactical deployment: Load release, penetration angle, parameters affecting the efficiency of the release, foaming agent effects, releasing technic and recommended attacks on fire
  • Fire behavior: wing, vegetation, topography and propagation
  • Helicopter equipment/kit (as long briefing)
  • PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION

  • Training exercise on school simulator (not available in situ)
  • Basic in manual flight
  • Basic with AFCS in ground speed mode and automatic hover – Heavy weight (when applicable)
  • Emergency procedures


  • (For flight instruction details, please refer to the relevant syllabus)

    CERTIFICATE

    After successful course completion, the trainee will be awarded an AHTS certificate.

    COURSE SCHEDULE

    Firefighting Operations

    Night Vision Goggles

    The Night Vision Goggles (NVG) training is divided into 4 courses:
  • First level NVG: provides the basic NVG knowledge necessary to fly in safe conditions
  • Second level NVG: trains the pilot as PIC in NVG flights
  • NVG instructor: this training provides pilots with the knowledge and necessary skills to conduct future NVG training flights
  • Conversion to type NVG: This training enables the pilot to take advantage of a new aircraft type when flying with NVG. This training has to be performed after type rating and maturity phase.
  • 3 days

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Night Vision Goggles

    PREQUESITES

    APPLICANTS MUST

    First level NVG:
  • Have achieved a pass in the NOE module or be familiar with NOE techniques
  • Be qualified on night flight
  • Have an up-to-date IFR qualification
  • Have an up-to-date type rating on the variant


  • Second level NVG: (In addition to first level requirements)
  • Have achieved a pass in the first level NVG Module


  • NVG instructor: (in addition to second level requirements)
  • Have achieved a pass in the second level NVG Module
  • Have achieved the 30 hours maturity phase
  • Hold a valid instructor qualification on the helicopter type


  • Conversion to type NVG:
  • Be NVG qualified with 40 flight hours experience flying with NVG as helicopter pilot
  • Hold an up-to-date IFR qualification
  • Hold an up-to-date type rating on the variant
  • COURSE CONTENT

    (Course duration: 3 days for all courses except Conversion to type NVG: ½ day)

    THEORETICAL INSTRUCTION:

  • Knowledge on lighting amplification technics
  • Basic knowledge on the use of a lighting amplification system
  • PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION:

    (Flight Instruction: please refer to the relevant syllabus)
  • Apprehend ground level during night flight
  • Technical flight path in approaches/ Take-off
  • Ground manoeuvres
  • Goggles failures
  • Inadvertent IMC
  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Training must be performed within the customer premises
  • NVG Equipment (helmet and goggle) has to be provided by the costumer to the entire crew
  • NVG internal and external helicopter lighting system have to be provided by the customer
  • The adequate NVG training areas must be made available. A site survey has to be completed by our flight operation department in order to authorize flight instruction.
  • Flight sessions have to be accomplished during the appropriate moon phase
  • If those areas exist, the AHTS pilot instructor will have to make some preliminary reconnaissance flights (6 hours), before starting the actual training flights
  • If the NVG training areas are nonexistent, the AHTS pilot instructor may help the customer’s relevant authorities to create them. Nevertheless, the area should meet the following requirements:
    o Area should not be much lighted
    o It should not have too many wires
    o It should be far away from cities
    o It should have various landscapes
    o It should have several landing zones
  • CERTIFICATE

    After successful course completion, the trainee will be awarded an AHTS certificate.

    COURSE SYLLABUS

    Night Vision Goggles

    COURSE SCHEDULE

    Night Vision Goggles

    Maintenance Check Pilot

    The Maintenance Check Pilot course provides skills and proficiency to perform all checks described in the Section 8 of the flight Manual.

    1 day

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Maintenance Check Pilot

    PREQUESITES

    APPLICANTS SHALL

  • Hold a valid ATPL, CPL, or PPL

  • Hold a valid medical certificate

  • Hold an up-to-date type rating on the variant

  • Be able to prove a minimum of 1000 flight hours as helicopter pilot

  • Be able to prove a minimum experience of 250 flight hours as helicopter Pilot on the type, or have a valid instruction experience on the type

  • Be able to prove a minimum experience of 100 flight hours as helicopter Pilot In Command in the last 12 months


  • (Note: Additional prerequisites could be required upon aircraft type)

    COURSE CONTENT

    (Course duration for single and multi-engine: 1 day)

  • Flight organization and management (Normal and abnormal situations)

  • Parameters checks performances

  • Piloting techniques
  • CERTIFICATE

    After successful course completion, the trainee will be awarded an AHTS certificate.

    COURSE SCHEDULE

    Maintenance Check Pilot