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Robinson Helicopters launch instructor pilot standardisation course

The Robinson Helicopter Company (RHC) has announced the launch of its new Instructor Pilot (IP) standardisation course, designed to better helicopter flight training by equipping instructors with the skills and knowledge to produce highly proficient pilots.

RHC says that leveraging decades of safety expertise, the new IP course builds upon the company’s well-established Safety Course, which has been in operation for more than 40 years.

The RHC IP programme, which commenced earlier this year, offers graduates the opportunity to then join a network of approved training providers.

The inaugural class commenced earlier this year and Robinson says it plans to offer a total of four Instructor Pilot courses in 2024.

The new course takes place over a week and incorporates in-depth instruction on Robinson helicopter design, enhanced hands-on practice, a significant focus on safety and incident mitigation strategies, and review of fundamental flight manoeuvres, advanced procedures, and system failure responses, all designed to equip instructors with a thorough understanding of the aircraft they’ll be teaching others to fly.

“This new IP course reflects Robinson Helicopter Company’s commitment to safety and excellence in helicopter training,” said David Smith, president and CEO of Robinson Helicopter Company. “An entire generation of pilots has built their careers from their experience training in a Robinson aircraft. This course aims to advance safety and train the next generation for successful careers in aviation.” 

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Author: FTN Editor

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