Vertical reference/long line operations are among the most difficult and hazardous procedures within the helicopter industry. And, for more than fifteen years, Volo Mission has been the industry leader in training pilots for this challenging – and highly rewarding – work.
Whether you are an individual looking to add external-load operations to your skill set, or an organization that requires fundamental or recurrent training for your crew, Volo Mission offers comprehensive, knowledgeable, and best-in-class courses that offer the best possible preparation for this demanding field.
What Our Graduates Say About Volo Mission’s Long Line Training
Our own company has utilized the services of Volo Mission in the past to train our pilots in precision external load work. Volo Mission offers a high quality service and we have been very satisfied with their work. I am very confident in their work and how they execute their flight training. Any company considering getting their pilots trained in helicopter external load operations, need to take a serious look at Volo Mission. The results will speak for themselves. A pilot graduating from Volo Mission will have a significant advantage and have the necessary confidence to conduct future external load work.
– “TC” Corell, Chief Pilot – Southern California Edison
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Industry-Leading Vertical Reference Training for One of the World’s Most Demanding Jobs
The external load training I received at Volo Mission was invaluable. The intensive program provides the necessary training to develop long line skills in a comfortable, yet challenging environment. From confined landings and precision drops to bucket training out of a nearby pond I learned techniques and skills that I now use daily as a utility pilot.
I was training with two other experienced commercial pilots and we were all mutually amazed and humbled just after the first day. Kim, Andre and their team have set the bar so high for a normal standard in the utility (200′) longline industry. Their curriculum is by far the best I have ever researched, after attending the school I’m amazed how much we have accomplished in just a week.
Every pilot receives constant training through the course of a career and we become hard critics of the craft. That said, Volo Mission’s long line course was nothing short of incredible. The skill set I learned in the R44 translated immediately into the tandem rotor helicopter that I fly for a living. I was moving revenue loads with confidence the first day back at work.