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Specialist Course

Course Approval

Approved by Vantage Aviation. Abseiling approval will be given by the CAA if in the UK and FAA if in the USA.

Target Population

Security Forces and Parapublic.


Qualified, current and experience helicopter pilot with spare capacity.
Holding an in date medical examination.
English spoken and written skills at least ICAO Level 4.

Course Objectives

To enable the applicant to perform abseiling duties from a helicopter day and night to targets using various arrival and departure techniques.

Course Duration

1 week.

Ground Training

2 Days. May be reduced to 1 day if completed appropriate roping training previously.

Flight Training

3 Days. May be reduced to 1 day and 1 night if already completed appropriate roping training.

Training Sequence

The course can be conducted abroad using the client’s own aircraft. We also have equipped SET and MET aircraft in the UK and USA.

Course Completion

On completion the students will be issued a certificate approved by Vantage Aviation.

Course Content

The Ground training includes helicopter Power Curve and limited power principles, site recce, approach and departure techniques, crew co-operation and escape options.

Rigging of equipment and despatch procedures.

Flight training includes limited power and advanced approaches day and night, abseiling procedures and emergencies to land based targets. Ground and flight phases include assessment. Maritime environment targets can be included as an extension to the course and with suitable aircraft over water equipment fitted.



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