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

Flying in the Wire-and-Obstruction Environment, Parts 1 and 2

Professional Education Course (PEC)
Instructor: Robert A. Feerst, Utilities / Aviation Specialists

Price by Jan. 29: $610 Member | $905 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 29: $780 Member | $1145 Nonmember

This course will familiarize attendees with the hazards of the wire-and-obstruction environment. Attendees will learn how to avoid these hazards and become safety-minded crew members. They will 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, attendees will have learned:

  • How 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
  • How and why wire- and obstruction-related helicopter accidents happen to experienced flight crews.

Instructor Bio

Owner, CEO, and president of Utilities / Aviation Specialists, 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.

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