FlightSafety Enhances Its Sikorsky S-92 Training Program With a New Comprehensive Search and Rescue Course

NEW YORK (November 16, 2015) – FlightSafety announces that it now offers a new comprehensive Search and Rescue training course for pilots who fly the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter. It is available at FlightSafety’s Learning Centers in West Palm Beach, Florida and at the Farnborough airport in the United Kingdom.

“Pilots who fly the Sikorsky S-92 will benefit from FlightSafety’s new scenario-based, mission-oriented Search and Rescue course,” said Daniel MacLellan, Vice President, Operations. “It is designed to help pilots safely and effectively prepare for search and rescue operations and gain additional real-world practical knowledge.”

The course is focused on locating, identifying, and recovering a target. It is designed to help prepare crews for risk assessment, effective Crew Resource Management, and covers aircraft performance and flight planning. It also enhances knowledge of the avionics, automated flight control system, UNS/FMS, and flight director capabilities of the helicopter.

It familiarizes the crew with the fundamental skills required to safely perform search and rescue flights through real-time, realistic VFR and IFR mission scenarios under meteorological conditions inherent to the mission such as high seas, strong winds, and icing. It also includes familiarization with search patterns, MOT (Mark on Target) and basic maneuvers associated with SAR Ops.

Scenarios are realistically presented through enhanced visual imagery that includes ship models and “survivors” in the water. The highly-detailed imagery includes direction finders, electronic position indicating radio beacons, and tracking and water activated strobes on personal floatation devices.

FlightSafety is proud to have served as a factory authorized training provider for Sikorsky since 1983. Training is currently available at FlightSafety’s Learning Centers in Dallas, Texas; Lafayette, Louisiana; Stavanger, Norway: West Palm Beach, Florida; and at the Farnborough Airport in the United Kingdom.

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.