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


Professional Education Course (PEC)
Career Development, Operations, Pilot, Safety, Student, UAS
Instructor: David Swan, Search and Rescue International Ltd.

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

This course focuses on a search-and-rescue (SAR) systems approach to managing state (country) SAR helicopter operations. The class covers state SAR regulations and international SAR conventions as well as SAR safety management systems (SMS), oversight activities, and AOC management.

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

  • How to interpret and inform SAR helicopter management system requirements in accordance with applicable regulations and legislation
  • What constitutes SAR system components, including tasking, SMS, oversight, training, and compliance
  • How to inform state (country) contracting agencies of operator responsibilities when subcontracting helicopter SAR activities

Instructor Bio

David Swan, director of operations and oversight at Search and Rescue International Ltd., has13 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. He holds an EASA Airline Transport Pilot Licence (H) and served in management positions in flight, ground, and safety management operations for 17 years.

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