HELICOPTER SAFETY NEWS
Jan. 10, 2018
WASHINGTON DC – The European partner of the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) has updated and released a comprehensive 168-page guide for helicopter flight instructors based on extensive feedback from the helicopter training community. The goal of the guide, which was developed in coordination with the Australian Government Civil Aviation Safety Authority, is to provide a primary resource for instructors and a strong foundation for safe helicopter operations.
The Instructor Guide is organized into two parts, one focused on “teaching and learning” and the other on air exercises. Teaching and learning (part one) includes the following topics:
Air exercises (part two) includes 30 areas of fundamental flight operation. Some of the essential topics are:
The Instructor Guide can be found in the Safety Tools-Training area of the IHST web site. The IHST was formed in 2005 to lead a government and industry cooperative effort to promote helicopter safety and work to reduce accidents and fatalities. More information about the IHST, its reports, safety tools, Reel Safety audio/video presentations and YouTube safety videos can be obtained at its web site at www.IHST.org and on the IHST Facebook page.