Sun, Sep 18, 2005
A Good Pilot Is Always Learning!
Enstrom Helicopter Corp
has announced the ongoing development of a "Back-To-Basics"
refresher course for helicopter pilots, in conjunction with Sharkey
Helicopters Inc. of Lebanon, NH. The program will build off a
successful December 2004 program run by the companies, supported by
Air Sure Limited and AIG Insurance, that emphasized accident
While that program was taught utilizing Enstrom's
turbine-powered 480 series, the new course will be geared towards
the piston fleet. The companies stress that the "Back-To-Basics"
lessons taught at the clinic would apply to all helicopters.
The program will explore the physiological factors that can
contribute to accidents and their relationship to the series of
events that lead up to a helicopter accident, according to an
Enstrom press release. The series will also address basic flying
skills that may have been forgotten by pilots throughout years of
Enstrom has manufactured helicopters since 1959. Sharkey's
Helicopters, the oldest Enstrom dealer in the world, first began
operations in 1973.
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