Long Line Training / Vertical Reference Course2018-12-16T16:52:17+00:00

Long Line Training /
Vertical Reference Course

Volo Mission offers comprehensive, best-in-class helicopter long line training / vertical reference courses for both pilots and ground crew. We emphasize the building of strong foundational skills, as well as the practice and repetition necessary to solidify these skills.
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This long line training course is designed for:

Companies and agencies with new hires
Companies entering the external-load business
Companies and agencies seeking cost-effective training solutions
Pilots seeking to enhance their skill level
Pilots desiring to gain employment with external-load companies

Our Long Line Training Course Includes:

Introduction and fundamentals of vertical reference and long lining
Skill set development, enhancement, and refinement
Webinar training on the safety, care, and handling of long lines and equipment
Ground crew operations/communications training
Safety training
As the only helicopter company dedicated exclusively to external-load training, Volo Mission is uniquely qualified to provide our graduates with the training and skills that will allow them to jump-start a career in this challenging and rewarding field.

Long Line / Vertical Reference Course Structure

1- vertical reference course

FUNDAMENTALS: THE ART OF UNLEARNING

In the initial stage of training, it’s all about vertical reference. We will focus on seating, visual scans, pickups and set downs, which paves the way for learning to work the long line. The key to success is unlearning what you know in order to achieve a higher level of knowledge!

vertical reference course in the us

DEVELOPING YOUR SKILL SET: A DANCE IN THE AIR

The second stage of training focuses on learning to work with the long line, with particular emphasis on the importance of deliberate movements. Here a pilot learns how to lead the line (the “dance” between pilot and line) in order to guide it where he or she wants it to go. Slow, steady, and controlled movements are key to the development of this exceptional skill.

vertical reference and long line course

ADVANCED MANEUVERS: BRING YOUR BEST GAME

Going into the advanced maneuvers stage, pilots have become comfortable with their ability to handle the long line and have a strong grasp of vertical reference. Now the goals are precision, accuracy and timing, as pilots put their newly acquired skills to the test by performing difficult training exercises. This is where it all comes together – and where you’ll know you’ve made the grade.

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What Our Long Line Training Graduates Say About Us

The Volo Mission longline course was hands down the best training I have received in the aviation field. I was lucky enough to attend the course recently and having zero experience with vertical reference and external loads I didn’t have high expectations for the outcome, by the end I was extremely surprised and stoked on my progression. After many mornings of ground lessons, days of leaning out the door looking at the skid, hook shot after hook shot, I finished the course with the ability and confidence to actually jump into the commercial world of flying external loads. Working with the Volo Mission team was a pleasure and the 10-day course was the most humbling and rewarding aviation experience I have had.

-Aaron Martin

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Long Line Training / Vertical Reference Course

Volo Mission offers comprehensive, best-in-class long line/vertical reference training courses for both pilots and ground crew. We emphasize the building of strong foundational skills, as well as the practice and repetition necessary to solidify these skills.
Download Brochure
Enroll Now

This course is designed for:

Companies and agencies with new hires
Companies entering the external-load business
Companies and agencies seeking cost-effective training solutions
Pilots seeking to enhance their skill level
Pilots desiring to gain employment with external-load companies

Course Includes:

Introduction and fundamentals of vertical reference and long lining
Skill set development, enhancement, and refinement
Webinar training on the safety, care, and handling of long lines and equipment
Ground crew operations/communications training
Safety training
As the only helicopter school dedicated exclusively to external-load training, Volo Mission is uniquely qualified to provide our graduates with the training and skills that will allow them to jump-start a career in this challenging and rewarding field.

Long Line / Vertical Reference Course Structure

1- vertical reference course

FUNDAMENTALS: THE ART OF UNLEARNING

In the initial stage of training, it’s all about vertical reference. We will focus on seating, visual scans, pickups and set downs, which paves the way for learning to work the long line. The key to success is unlearning what you know in order to achieve a higher level of knowledge!

vertical reference course in the us

DEVELOPING YOUR SKILL SET: A DANCE IN THE AIR

The second stage of training focuses on learning to work with the long line, with particular emphasis on the importance of deliberate movements. Here a pilot learns how to lead the line (the “dance” between pilot and line) in order to guide it where he or she wants it to go. Slow, steady, and controlled movements are key to the development of this exceptional skill.

vertical reference and long line course

ADVANCED MANEUVERS: BRING YOUR BEST GAME

Going into the advanced maneuvers stage, pilots have become comfortable with their ability to handle the long line and have a strong grasp of vertical reference. Now the goals are precision, accuracy and timing, as pilots put their newly acquired skills to the test by performing difficult training exercises. This is where it all comes together – and where you’ll know you’ve made the grade.

Enroll Now

What Our Graduates Say About Us

The Volo Mission longline course was hands down the best training I have received in the aviation field. I was lucky enough to attend the course recently and having zero experience with vertical reference and external loads I didn't have high expectations for the outcome, by the end I was extremely surprised and stoked on my progression. After many mornings of ground lessons, days of leaning out the door looking at the skid, hook shot after hook shot, I finished the course with the ability and confidence to actually jump into the commercial world of flying external loads. Working with the Volo Mission team was a pleasure and the 10-day course was the most humbling and rewarding aviation experience I have had.

-Aaron Martin

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Long Line Training / Vertical Reference CourseRecurrent TrainingGround Crew TrainingProfessional CourseConsulting ServicesOther
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