Project Description

Ground Crew Training

While the helicopter pilot is an important team member in long line work, the skill and competence of the ground crew can make the difference between success and failure in an operation. From helicopter basics to critical communications skills, Volo Mission’s Ground Crew training course covers everything you need to know to succeed in this vital and rewarding job.

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Designed for:

  • Companies and agencies with new hires
  • Companies entering the external-load business
  • Companies and agencies seeking inclusive training solutions
  • Course duration is approximately 7-8 days and runs during our Comprehensive Training Course.

  • Field Training 50 hours / Classroom Training 8-10 hours

This course includes:

  • Fundamentals of ground crew responsibility, safety, refueling, and landing operations
  • Job site set-up/ Required PPE and equipment
  • Training on the safety, care, and handling of the long lines and rigging
  • Ground crew operations/communications training

Ground Crew Training Course Structure

RESPONSIBILITIES: OPERATIONS WITH AND AROUND HELICOPTERS

Graduates will learn the ins and outs of working with helicopters, including basic operations, special hazards, requirements for remote helipads, refueling, and landing protocols. Participants will also be made aware of their critical role in ensuring a safe and successful mission, both for those on the ground and those in the air.

COMMUNICATIONS: LET’S TALK

In external-load operations, the pilot often relies on communication with the ground crew. Graduates will learn hand signals for directing the pilot, as well as how to provide verbal directions. Proper communication can make all the difference when it comes to talking in a pilot with a load or alerting the pilot to potential hazards.

COMMUNICATIONS: LET’S TALK

In external-load operations, the pilot often relies on communication with the ground crew. Graduates will learn hand signals for directing the pilot, as well as how to provide verbal directions. Proper communication can make all the difference when it comes to talking in a pilot with a load or alerting the pilot to potential hazards.

SAFETY: YOU’VE GOT MY BACK, I’VE GOT YOURS

Safety is an essential part of all aspects of ground crew training. As a Volo Mission graduate, you will learn everything there is to know about working around helicopters so that you will never be in doubt about proper procedures and protocols – ensuring your safety and that of your coworkers.

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