Down-the-wire Rescue Crew

Gain the entry-level skills and qualification needed for a career as a helicopter crewman.

In this course, delivered by our training partner LifeFlight Training Academy, you will learn:

  • About pre and post flight preparation – the importance of preparation, briefing procedures and safe boarding techniques.
  • How to identify and use essential Personal Protective Equipment and Safety Equipment.
  • How to conduct Emergency Procedures and Drills – dealing with equipment failure, directing passengers, working with pilots and crew, brace positions and personal response control.
  • How to carry out safety procedures on a helicopter and aviation base.
  • How to land in prepared and improvised helicopter landing sites.
  • How to carry out wireman duties and deal with abnormal situations and malfunctions.
  • How to apply first aid including treating hypothermia and dehydration.
  • How to survive at sea.

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