Rappelling from a helicopter is usually undertaken in situations requiring rapid deployment of personnel or cargo into terrain where a helicopter is prevented from landing but can also be undertaken where the helicopter is not equipped with a personnel hoist and/or the helicopter rescue hoist specifications do not meet the mission requirements. Within the civil aviation industry, helicopter rappelling is usually undertaken in situations such as inserting ‘Helitack’ or Remote Area Fire Team crews during wildfires/bushfires and during police tactical responses but can be used in situations such as search and rescue with the insertion of ground search teams.
This course is designed for the Rappeller who descends down the rope during rappelling operations (for those looking at Helicopter Rappel Dispatcher skills, these are covered in the Helicopter Aircrew Officer program). The course syllabus meets the requirements for training for crew members (other than Flight Crew) under relevant FAA, EASA/JAR and CASA regulations, including FAA Part 133 and CASA Civil Aviation Order 29.11, Appendix III.
Course Availability and Schedule
As this course starts with the theory component which is delivered either 100% online or via correspondence, students can book onto the course at any time at their convenience and complete the Phase 1 Theory at their own pace. Once completed, students can then book onto the next available practical training program convenient to their availability. The 1 week practical program is scheduled a minimum of 4 times per year for general entry students, one block period in each calendar quarter. Organisational or group training can be scheduled outside these times as required to suit customer needs.
Full Time Course – $ 4,400.00
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