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


Professional Education Course (PEC)
Pilot, Safety
Instructor: Claude Vuichard, Leocopter Air Services

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

This course will address the risks of operating helicopters in the HVD or in difficult environments such as mountains, high-altitude areas, and nighttime conditions and how to counteract those risks. The techniques presented were invented by the instructor, Claude Vuichard, during his career flying search-and-rescue and helicopter air ambulance missions in the Swiss Alps. High-resolution video will illustrate the theoretical principles presented.

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

  • How to increase safety in single-pilot helicopter operations
  • How to adopt the Vuichard Recovery Techniques to reduce the incidence of accidents and incidents and save lives.

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.

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