AIRCRAFT SPECIFIC TRAINING PROGRAMS
AS/SA365N Series and A109 Series; 3 day academics and 5 hours flight training EC120, EC130; 2 day academics and 5 hours flight training.

Bell206, AS350, MD500, Robinson R22, R44 (with SFAR), Enstrom, Hu269/300. Other types available for flight training needs per customer request.

OBJECTIVE
The Turbine Transition Course is taught in the Robinson R66 five seat turbine-powered helicopter. The objective is to gain familiarization in the R66 helicopter for pilots that either have no experience in turbine helicopters or no experience in the Robinson R66.

PRE-REQUISITES
Hold at least a Private Pilot Rotorcraft-Helicopter certificate
Note: The Trainee is not required to have a current flight review or current SFAR 73 sign-offs.
Hold at least a current third class medical certificate.


GROUND LESSON ELEMENTS:
The subject areas below form the foundation of the ground training program, but the Trainee will also review knowledge areas required to give the Trainee a flight review, pursuant to 14 CFR 61.56.

  • R66 systems and descriptions
  • Powerplant and accessories
  • Starting procedure
  • Performance and limitations
  • Normal and emergency procedures
  • Pre and post-flight procedures
  • Cockpit familiarization
  • Regulations


FLIGHT LESSON ELEMENTS: 

  Basic maneuvers

  • Straight and level
  • Climbs, turns, descents
  • Take-offs and approaches
  • Rapid decelerations
  • Hover
  • Air taxi
  • Autorotations


  Advanced maneuvers

  • Advanced autorotations
  • Hover autorotations
  • Slopes
  • Pinnacle operations
  • Settling with power
  • Hydraulics failure
  • Shallow approach to running landing


  Enroute and off-airport operations

  • Confined area operations
  • Inadvertent IMC
  • Unusual flight attitude recovery
  • Emergency procedures


SCHEDULE:
3 Days

STUDY ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Private Pilot Helicopter PTS
  • Commercial Pilot Helicopter PTS
  • R66 POH
  • R66 Power point presentation


COMPLETION STANDARDS:
The student should display proficiency in the listed maneuvers above and familiarization with the R66 Turbine helicopter during oral and practical examination.


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R66 TURBINE TRANSITION COURSE

​This program introduces pilots to basic turbine knowledge academics. The curriculum can be tailored from a specific make and model turbine transition such as the R66 all the way up to larger single or multiengine turbine helicopters.

Course Requirements:

Hold a private pilot helicopter certificate.
Obtain sufficient dual instruction for proficiency.
Demonstrate knowledge and ability of pilot certificate helicopter operations in a Robinson R66.

Course Includes:

2-3 days of ground school instruction

5 hours of dual flight instruction

Aircraft specific models include:  AS/SA365N Series,  A109 Series, BO105, EC135, R66 AND MD500 Series Helicopters


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