About Volo Mission

Passion, Commitment, and a Love of Flying

Volo Mission is the only helicopter company dedicated exclusively to vertical reference/long line training. For more than fifteen years, we have been training pilots and ground crew to excel in this demanding, hazardous, and highly rewarding work.

Founders Andre and Kim Hutchings developed Volo Mission to specifically address what they saw as shortcomings in traditional long line training. These included a lack of focus on building strong foundational skills and, equally importantly, a failure to address the human factors that play a critical role in this high-risk industry. Thus Volo Mission courses emphasize practice and repetition to solidify abilities and decrease the chance of skill decay and incorporate training in interpersonal and human factors of external-load operations.

Because we want our trainees to be the best, we made it a point to put together a well-rounded team comprised of highly experienced long-line and vertical reference pilots employed in various sectors of the external-load industry. This not only means that our graduates receive their training from the best instructors, but that we can also offer advanced training in mission-specific operations.

Andre and Kim are always working to further their skills, knowledge, and training in order to keep Volo Mission at the forefront of the industry. Our unwavering commitment to innovation, professionalism, and dealing with all aspects of vertical reference/long line operations ensures that you will be fully prepared to successfully complete your external-load missions every time.