Safety & Training
Robinson updates flight-training guide
By Helicopters Staff
Robinson Helicopter Company has published an updated flight training guide focusing on several levels of training in sector. The company describes the breadth of its new guide ranging from the student pilot trying to find the hover button and the rated helicopter pilot transitioning into a Robinson to the all-important flight review.
The guide, available for download through the company’s website, provides students and instructors a lesson-by-lesson syllabus, which includes a written test, for each level of instruction.
“This is the most complete and innovative training document I have seen because it addresses all levels of pilot activity not just from a regulatory standpoint, but also from Robinson’s perspective as to the safest way to train and fly its helicopters,” said Tim Tucker, Robinson’s chief instructor.
Robinson points to the following highlights contained within the guide:
• Private Pilot Ground & Flight – zero time to a private pilot’s license, may be used for Parts 61 and 141;
• R22/R44 Pilot Qualification – flight and ground training, intended for rated helicopter pilots transitioning into an R22 or R44, meets all SFAR 73 requirements;
• R66 Pilot Qualification – flight and ground training, intended for rated helicopter pilots transitioning into an R66;
• Flight Review Guide – for CFIs conducting flight reviews in accordance with 61.56 and SFAR 73;
• R22/R44/R66 Maneuver Guides – detailed descriptions of how normal, advanced and emergency maneuvers should be performed; and
• Endorsement Templates – for all SFAR 73 and flight review instructor endorsements.