Date(s): Sunday, March 6 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Professional Education Course (PEC)
Operator, Pilot, Student
Instructor: Robert A. Feerst and Brian R. Booth, Utilities Aviation Specialists
Price by Jan. 14: $585 Member | $885 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 14: $740 Member | $1100 Nonmember

This multimedia course is designed to familiarize participants with the hazards of the wire-and-obstruction environment. Attendees will learn how to avoid these hazards and become safety-minded crew members. They’ll also gain an understanding of the basic awareness utility crews must have to fly and work safely in the wire environment.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will have learned:

  • To focus on safety without becoming complacent while working in the wire-and-obstruction environment
  • How to work as a team, with clear in-flight communications
  • The dynamics of working in the wire-and-obstruction environment, including situational awareness, exposure and risks, visibility engineering, and the accident chain.

Instructor Bio

Robert A. Feerst has been teaching “Flying in the Wire” courses worldwide for more than 30 years. He has served as a pilot and lineman and is currently a full-time corporate trainer, auditor, consultant, and accident investigator. He holds two bachelor’s degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Brian R. Booth, a Bell 206/407 and Boeing 757/767 type rated pilot, has been an instructor/facilitator at Utilities Aviation Specialists for the past eight years. Previously, he served as a Bell 407GX helicopter pilot at Duke Energy Corp., a B757 pilot for ATA Airlines, and, for 22 years, a helicopter instructor pilot for the US Army.

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