Date(s): Monday, March 22 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Professional Education Course (PEC)
Career Development, Operations, Pilot, Safety, Student
Instructor: Ian Jassman, Topflight Elite Training and Charter

Price by Jan. 29: $505 Member | $750 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 29: $645 Member | $945 Nonmember

During this course, participants will learn about terrain airflow, the vertical component of wind, and how to use the aircraft to determine wind direction, strength, and vertical component. The class will focus on techniques and procedures to aid in safe mountain flight. We’ll also cover night-vision google (NVG) considerations and high-altitude and aircraft performance.

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

  • The psychology of mountain flying and the geography and structure of mountainous terrain
  • How to determine which type of airflow exists around mountainous terrain
  • How to cope with the effects of high altitudes and high-altitude airflow
  • How to find wind direction over a landing zone and choose a proper approach to and make a proper departure from a mountain landing zone

Instructor Bio

Ian Jassman holds a commercial helicopter pilot license and has worked for various helicopter companies across Canada in Alberta, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, and Yukon. For the past eight years, he has flown with Canadian Helicopters working in some of the country’s harshest environments, including the high Arctic, Rocky, and Coast Mountains. Ian is presently a Transport Canada Class 4 flight instructor in Penticton, British Columbia.

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