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Robinson Safety Awareness Course

With more helicopters per head of population than anywhere else in the world and with an ever increasing workload, the demands on both the private and commercial pilots in New Zealand is huge.
We fly in a high risk, high octane environment and with 1 in 10 chance of a fatality every time a helicopter crashes, it is vital to stay on top of your game each time you fire up your aircraft.
Over the last few years in NZ, there have been several high profile R22, R44 and now R66 accidents, some resulting in death or injury. Accidents cost lives and money – we all pay by an increase in insurance premiums and loss of public confidence in our industry.

In 2016, the CAA have adopted new rules that both R22 and R44 pilots need to complete an approved Safety Awareness Course conducted by A or B Cat Instructors operating under a Part 141 approved course.

Our CAA approved course, which is aligned to both the Robinson factory course and the requirements of the FAA SFAR 73, will go through the un-friendly principles of flight, mast bumping, energy management, rotor stall, low G, emergency procedures, maintenance and factory updates and importantly, the pilot.

Once the theory has been visited, you will go and fly with an experienced instructor to sign you off on those important emergency procedures and phases of flight which can catch the unsuspecting pilot out.

Why choose us?

North Shore Helicopter Training has been training in Robinson helicopters for over 20 years. We have trained hundreds of pilots from around the world and flown thousands of hours with an enviable safety record. For several years in conjunction with Australian safety professionals, we organised two day courses around the country similar to the factory.

We believe we know the joys and the pitfalls of flying the R22 and how to keep our present and past students safe. The R22 and R44’s are great helicopters, but like all helicopters, you just need to know the limitations and stay ahead of the game.

Contact us today to discuss your individual requirements and inquire when the next course will be run.

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