"The course is so valuable for crews working with helicopters, but the only companies that would even think of spending money on this course are forward thinking and open minded. How many companies out there are like that? "
Northwest Avalanche Solutions Ltd.
Helicopter Awareness Training
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Members of the following organizations have taken the HAT course
"This course is for the first timer all the way to long time users."
Rich Forget, Air Operations Branch Director, NW Fire Center, Wildfire Management Branch, BCFS
"Extremely thought provoking, engaging and fun course. An innovative, clever approach to delivering an extremely important subject"
Mike KelsoNorth Shore Rescue
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Crew always work together - it is in everyone's interest
Even if you are a sightseeing passenger
Highly engineered blades for heavy lift
If you can't see, you can't go.
If the pilot is long lining his attention is focused on that. You as crew can help with the awareness of everything else (like other aircraft, trees, weather, wires, etc)
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Training is serious business
It is not a joke to say the mantra "lives are at stake" - you will live with the decisions you make for the rest of your life.
Sometimes it is more efficient to be on the ground to make a new plan
Remember - life is fun!
Even though the pilot can see, the crew uses hand signals to direct him.
How clean is your helipad? Hip Chain used by surveyors could bring down a helicopter.
You aren't going to see this even if you are paying attention - stay away from the tail.
Finding a landing spot sometimes takes creativity
Professional use hearing defenders to not only protect their hearing but more importantly, their thinking.
Notice the pros walk close to the helicopter, even when it is shut down, staying away from the rotor tip hazard.
Even a slight uphill can put the tail rotor away from hazards or deep into them.
A pro stays put while the machine takes off - this ain't the army. No one is shooting at you.
Sometimes the best fuel tank is on the outside - helicopters are pretty much always limited by weight.
If you can see the stripes, you are in mortal danger