Date(s): Feb. 25 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lessons Learned from Accidents for Helicopter External-Load, Hoist, and Human External Cargo Operations

Professional Education Course (PEC)
Instructor: Claude Vuichard

Price by Jan. 12: $580 Member | $695 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 12: $600 Member | $755 Nonmember

The goal of this safety seminar is to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the impact of wind conditions on helicopter performance and equip them with the knowledge and skills to navigate adverse wind conditions effectively. By doing so, the course aims to prevent accidents resulting from poor performance and incorrect flight tactics, enhancing expertise in helicopter operations and ensuring safe, successful flights.

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

  • Understand the influence of wind conditions on helicopter performance
  • Be able to identify potential dangers arising from adverse wind conditions
  • Have acquired the knowledge and skills to navigate adverse wind conditions effectively
  • Be able to mitigate risks associated with poor performance and incorrect flight tactics
  • Have enhanced their expertise in helicopter operations related to wind conditions
  • Be able to prevent common accidents caused by inadequate response to adverse wind conditions.

Instructor Bio

Claude Vuichard started his career as a pilot in 1981 in Gruyere, Switzerland, and has now over 16,000 hours of flight experience and holds over 15 type ratings. He is the creator of the Vuichard Recovery Techniques for vortex ring state escape, slope landing, and autorotation. Today, Claude is a worldwide aviation consultant and flight instructor for special-training VFR, IFR, NIT (night rating), NVIS (night vision imaging system), and aerial work.

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