Date(s): Monday, March 7 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Professional Education Course (PEC)
Career Development, Operator, Pilot, Safety, Student
Instructor: Ian Jassman, Topflight Elite Training and Charter
Price by Jan. 14: $555 Member | $825 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 14: $710 Member | $1040 Nonmember

During this course, participants will learn about terrain airflow and the vertical component of wind. We’ll discuss how to use the aircraft to determine wind direction, strength, and vertical component. High altitude and aircraft performance will also be discussed. Techniques and procedures to aid in safe mountain flight and night-vision goggle (NVG) considerations will be covered throughout.

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

  • The psychology of mountain flying
  • The geography and structure of mountainous terrain
  • The cause and effect of terrain airflow
  • How to find wind direction over a landing zone
  • How to cope with illusions
  • How to adapt the mountain recce (reconnaissance) to all forms of mountainous terrain
  • NVG mountain flying operations and

Instructor Bio

Ian Jassman completed his commercial helicopter pilot license in 2003 in southern Alberta, Canada. Ian worked for various companies in Alberta, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon. He has been a pilot with Canadian Helicopters for the past eight years, working in some of Canada’s harshest environments, including the High Arctic and the Rocky and Coast Mountains of British Columbia. Ian is currently general manager with Topflight Elite Training and Charter.

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