Approved by Vantage Aviation Limited.
Pilots flying for private and government organizations involved with mapping and survey.
Qualified, current and experienced helicopter / Fixed wing Pilot and observer with spare capacity.
The applicant will gain the skills and knowledge to effectively perform the duties of a pilot flying sensing sorties from either a fixed wing or Rotary wing.
Typically 2 day.
The course can be conducted in the UK or USA or using the client’s own aircraft.
Available types are Bell 206, Allouette II, Cabri G2, Cessna 182 (+canards), Piper Navajo, King Air 200.
On completion the students will be issued a certificate approved by Vantage Aviation.
Lidar (a portmanteau of the words “light” and “radar”), is a surveying method that measures distance to a target by illuminating that target with a pulsed laser light, and measuring the reflected pulses with a sensor. Differences in laser return times and wavelengths can then be used to make digital 3D-representations of the target.
When this equipment is based on a helicopter to gain aerial perspectives, the pilot will be asked to fly at specific ground speeds, altitudes, and ground courses with a small margin of error.
Vantage Aviation can train the applicant to fly to accurate industry standard that will make the pilot able to effectively, efficiently, and safely perform the duties of a pilot flying with Lidar and all sensors available to both Helicopters and Fixed Wing.
Vantage can also provide these roles in the UK and USA in all aircraft detailed.