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Volo Mission 

Fire Seminar 2022

Andre is a highly skilled longline pilot with over twenty-five years of experience flying longline missions around the world. He has extensive knowledge in areas that include: training, construction, logging, firefighting, police, and military operations. Andre has trained countless pilots who have wanted to learn or improve their skills in VR and longline. For this course, Andre will instruct pilots in the helicopter on the skills they need to work as a safe and proficient fire pilot.

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Andre Hutchings

Helicopter Instructor

Kimberly Hutchings

Kimberly has a degree in Psychology, and advanced degree in Human Factors, and Safety Management. She is a licensed helicopter pilot and has been working with the longline community for several years. Kimberly will educate attendees on the important human factors associated specifically with fire pilots working in this high stress environment. Having this knowledge is critical to the safety of pilots and those they are working with in the air and on the ground.

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Course Instructor's

United States Forest Service