COURSE CONTENT TO BE UPDATED FOR 2017
You will learn:
FIRE BEHAVIOR - fire terminology, how fire interacts with different terrain, how different fuels affect fire behavior, and what role weather plays.
FIRE TACTICS - why and how different tactics are used to fight fires, how ground and aviation resources are combined to combat wildfires.
FIRE TRAFFIC AREA (FTA) & Fire TFRs - how to interact with other aerial traffic over the fire and into and out of helibases, helispots, and dip sites. Gain an understanding of the different roles and types of aircraft that operate over a fire. Introduction to Fire TFRs.
COMMUNICATIONS - who, what, when, where and why to make calls. Required verbiage and frequencies. Types of radios and what they are used for.
DAILY ROUTINE - what to expect on a fire operation so that you will not feel overwhelmed. Know what and when to have Load Calculations (Performance Planning) and pre-flights completed.
WEIGHT & BALANCE - Cover how W & B is an important part of the contract bid process. What Government Aircraft Maintenance Inspectors and Pilot Inspectors look for while conducting inspections.
AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE - How to fill out a Government Load Calc form, what the numbers mean to you as a fire pilot and how the Government Helibase and Helitack crew members utilize the form.
CONTRACTS - Walk through contracts and identify key things you need to look for in every firefighting contract.
SAFETY/SAFECOMS - what are they, the process, how to complete, and what safecoms mean to you and the Government. Learn the mistakes made in the past.
PILOT CARDING PROCESS - introduction to the Interagency Helicopter Pilot Practical Test Standards. Pilot carding process from start to finish. Procedures for mountain flying, firefighter transport, water/retardant delivery, external load operations and more.
OPERATIONS and SAFETY PROCEDURES GUIDE for Helicopter Pilots - thorough examination of guide and why it is important to you.
INTERAGENCY HELICOPTER OPERATIONS GUIDE (IHOG) - introduction to this guide- what it is and why it is important you as a vendor.
Two-day Fire Education Course
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 Education Only Course Details:
Course Dates: Wednesday February 24th and Thursday February 25th 2016
Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: Comfort Suites, 2005 Center Point Lane, Greenville, TX
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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