Helicopter pilot looking out of window
The European Helicopter Safety team — partner of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) — has updated and released a guide for helicopter flight instructors. IHST said the updated guide was developed in coordination with the Australian Government Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
According to IHST, the goal of the 168-page guide is to “provide a primary resource for instructors and a strong foundation for safe helicopter operations.” It was created based on extensive feedback from the helicopter training community.
The guide is organized into two parts: “teaching and learning” and air exercises.
Part one includes:
- The learning process and the teaching process
- Training philosophies
- Techniques of applied instruction
- Student evaluation and testing
- Training program development
- Human performance and limitations relevant to flight instruction
- Training administration
Part two is composed of 30 areas of fundamental fight operations. That includes: Emergency procedures
- Power and attitude changes
- Climbing, descending and turning
- Basic and advanced autorotation
- Transitions from hover to climb and approach to hover
- Spot turns, steep turns and quick stops
- Practice forced landing
- Navigation at low heights and in reduced visibility
- Limited power and confined areas
- Basic instrument flight