Conduct of trainings
Helicraft employs five flight instructors and two ground instructors.
Each student is assigned to a primary flight instructor, and may occasionally be assigned to another instructor for the purpose of creating different flight experiences. The Chief Instructor supervises all instructors – so he is in charge of maintaining the quality of the training at all times. Occasionally, he also flies with the students to validate the gains.
All instructors meet once a month to share best practices, resolve teaching impasses and anticipate difficulties. The instructor is in constant contact with the student to help him / her optimize progress, both on the ground and in flight.
All our instructors are qualified and able to teach on each of our helicopters. Thus, the student can freely choose the type of helicopter on which he will train in flight: Robinson RH22 (RH22), Robinson RH44 (RH44), or Astar 350 (AS350).
Training is given on a basis of about 3 courses per week. Each course lasts from 1:30 to 2:30, and is in groups or individual. The theoretical courses are made with powerpoints, enriched with papers, books, films, Internet references, technical visits of the maintenance center and other complementary workshops. At the end of the course, an assessment of the achievements is made and the subject under consideration at the next course is given to the students. The topics covered in the courses are:
- Air Law and Procedures
- Cells, engine and systems
- Theory of Flight
- Aircraft Operations
- Human Factors