Date(s): March 6 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Helicopter SAR Operations Management Systems

Professional Education Course (PEC)

Price by Jan. 29: $445 Member | $655 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 29: $575 Member | $840 Nonmember

This course is presented by an instructor with frontline military and civil experience in search-and-rescue (SAR) air operator’s certificate (AOC) management, SAR operations, aviation regulations, and international aeronautical and maritime SAR (IAMSAR) requirements. It focuses on a total systems approach to managing state SAR helicopter operations and covers state SAR regulations, international SAR conventions, SAR safety management systems (SMSs), SAR oversight activities, and SAR AOC management.

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

  • How to interpret specific SAR helicopter management system requirements in accordance with applicable regulations and legislation
  • SAR system components, including tasking, SAR SMSs, oversight, training, and compliance
  • Operator responsibilities when subcontracting helicopter SAR activities.

Instructor Bio

David Swan, director of operations and oversight at Search and Rescue International, has 13 years of experience as a helicopter pilot with the Irish Air Corps and 24 years of experience in the civil helicopter industry in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Kosovo.

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