A unique combination of mountain piloting- and wilderness training
For most helicopter pilots, mountain flying is a dream coming true. However the beautiful landscapes and great flying have a downside also: the weather can be very treacherous, unexpected winds can surprise even the best pilots and make a flight suddenly very hazardous. On top of this, the performance of a helicopter is decreased due to the lower air density at altitude. To fly in the mountains without proper training and knowledge is a dangerous undertaking, mountain areas worldwide have seen many accidents, often due to ill- educated pilots. Also for pilots who do not intend to fly in the mountains, this course is very valuable and will take your flying and handling skills to the next level!
As the only training institution in Europe, we include mountain rescue- and wilderness survival training in all of our mountain courses. What will you do if the unexpected happens and you have to crash land the helicopter in a remote area, without any resources around? Using our vast experience in mountain guiding, our guides will train you to keep yourself and your passengers safe and alive whilst awaiting professional rescue. These are very important skills for every pilot operating in mountainous or remote areas: your captaincy and responsibility do not stop after a crash landing! During the course we do actually simulate such emergencies, so be prepared to spend some nights outside!