Recurrent Training

Because vertical reference/long line flying is one of the most consistently challenging helicopter operations, even experienced pilots can derive substantial benefits from taking refresher courses. Volo Mission’s comprehensive, practice-intensive Recurrent Training course allows pilots to enhance their knowledge and sharpen their skills to ensure that they remain at the top of their game.
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This course is designed for:

Pilots wanting to refresh their vertical reference and/or long line skills
Pilots moving to a different sector in the external-load industry
Pilots wanting to improve their speed and proficiency
Company hires requiring skill refreshment and/or mission-specific training

Course Includes:

Initial skill review and assessment
Skill set enhancement and refinement (control, speed and accuracy)
Webinar training on the safety, care, and handling of the long line (review)
Ground crew operations/communications training (review)

Recurrent Training Course Structure

1- vertical reference course


The first few hours are spent assessing individual skill levels and addressing any deficiencies (e.g., regulations, ground operations, VR and/or long line abilities). The pilot will also be introduced to any new classroom materials, case studies, and long line exercises.

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While the primary concern of Volo Mission is control and precision, in this portion of the training the pilot will learn to incorporate speed for greater proficiency. Since pilots in the recurrent training course should already have a solid grasp of vertical reference and long line skills, this is an opportunity to spend time enhancing and fine-tuning those skills.

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What Our Students Say About Us

Anyone that wants to break into the utility world or just sharpen up on long line skills needs to check out Volo Mission. The Course they offer goes over a huge variety of skills that will set you up for success. I recently completed the course after coming from flying a B3 on fires with approximately 120 hours of long line time. I believe that what Volo Mission offers has taken my skills to a new level. I highly recommend this long line program to everyone who flies a line or wants to have a step up on the competition trying to get that new job!

-Dillon Dennis

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