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Advanced Helicopter Training With

FlightSafety International

HAVING BEEN IN THE HELICOPTER INDUSTRY FOR A LITTLE WHILE, I HAVE

BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO EXPERIENCE MANY LEVELS OF TRAINING. WHILE RECENTLY ATTENDING AN S76C++ TRANSITION COURSE AT FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL, I AM REMINDED OF THE STARK DIFFER- ENCES BETWEEN THE “HAVES” AND THE “HAVE NOTS.”

BY LYN BURKS

My reference to “haves” and “have nots” is not meant to be deprecating to those who offer or attend helicopter training at traditional facilities. It’s real- ly more of an analogy which notes the difference in the level of training provid- ed by FlightSafety as compared to other training providers I have experienced. The present model of our training industry is what it is, and this article will not change it. My goals here are twofold: 1. Give helicopter pilots who have not yet climbed the helicopter pilot ladder to the level of flying complex twins a peek into what training is like at FlightSafety. They have very much to look forward to!

2. Give traditional training providers a glimpse into the FlightSafety training model and if they can pull any- thing out of it that might improve their own operations, then we SCORED! As a point of reference for which I draw my experiences, over the years I have received helicopter training from several mom and pop flight schools as well as OEM training courses. The OEM courses were provided by Robinson, Bell, Agusta and Sikorsky. In this pilot’s opin- ion, FlightSafety has provided me the highest all around quality of helicopter training that I have experienced in my career.

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