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Hoist and Winch Operations

Our Rescue Hoist Basic Training is a ground and flying course aimed at those pilots, hoist operators/technicians and down line rescue personnel who are new to rescue hoist work. This course that prepares personnel to operate helicopters in SAR and other rescue hoist applications. During this basic training, crews gain the fundamental skills to operate the helicopter and hoist in a safe and efficient manner. We establish a good technical background, teach normal and emergency procedures and concentrate on maintaining a standardization and consistency of operation. From the outset crews are taught to recognize risk and take effective steps to mitigate against it.