Date(s): Wednesday, March 24 | 8:00 am – 9:00 am


Rotor Safety Challenge Course (RSC)
Pilot, Safety
Instructor: Claude Vuichard, Vuichard Recovery Aviation Safety Foundation
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO

The main objectives of this session are to present the fundamentals of the vortex ring state (VRS), how to prevent entering it, and key procedures and techniques for recovering from it. Participants will gain a broad awareness of the factors that lead to and the signs of VRS. Pilots will learn how to adopt the recovery techniques in their daily helicopter operations.

Instructor Bio

Claude Vuichard is a pioneer in the aviation industry, with more than 16,000 hours of flight experience and 15 different type ratings. He served as a high-altitude rescue pilot for Air Zermatt and, on behalf of the Swiss government, over many years flew presidential aircraft and search-and-rescue missions. Claude also served as a civil aviation flight inspector for the Swiss civil aviation authority. He is the creator of the Vuichard Recovery Techniques, including Vortex Ring State Recovery, and is currently president of the Vuichard Recovery Aviation Safety Foundation.

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