You will learn:
TWO-DAY FIRE COURSE INCLUDED - Everything listed above in the two-day education fire course.
WARM UP - Flying loads to a confined area with high/low recon techniques, aircraft performance and density altitude considerations, and wind considerations.
BUCKET PLACEMENT - Pickup and set downs, understand the importance of the positioning of the bucket.
DIPPING PROCEDURES - Conducting high/low recons. Consideration for dipping the bucket at various dip sites (i.e. lakes, rivers, ponds). Importance of conducting and how to do a bucket check at the dip site.
DROP PROCEDURES & TERMINOLOGY - Reading the terrain, density altitude and wind conditions. Conducting high/low reckons. trail vs. spot drops, and rotor wash management that could affect the fire. Important terminology specific to making drops.
BELLY HOOK - Procedures and considerations on flying the bucket when hooked to the cargo hook of the helicopter.
SIMULATED CHECKRIDE - Perform requirements needed to pass Government Fire Card checkride.
Two-day Fire Education Course
5 Hours helicopter fire flight training
2-3 Hours ground instruction
Simulated Government Fire card checkride
Presentation from Barry Cordage on helicopter long line & cargo net maintenance and inspection
Presentation from Bambi buckets
Catered lunch (Wednesday & Thursday)
Fire Seminar T-shirt
Networking with companies and pilots working in the fire industry
Fire Flight + Education Course Details:
Fire Flight Training Session1- Monday February 22nd and Tuesday February 25th 2016
Fire Flight Training Session 2- Friday February 26th and Saturday February 27th 2016
Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: Greenville, TX
Fire Education Course Dates: Wednesday February 24th and Thursday February 25th 2016
Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: Comfort Suites, 2005 Center Point Lane, Greenville, TX
**Prior training in longline/VR is needed in order to attend the Fire Flight + Education course. For more information on longline training please check Volo Mission's website http://www.volomission.com
Hotel and Travel
*Book your stay at Comfort Suites and receive a special rate and free full breakfast daily when you mention Volo Mission's Fire Course
Contact 1-903-259-6343 for more details.
**Nearest major airport is Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Approximately 50 miles from Greenville, TX
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