Required every 2 years by a holder of an Australian Pilot Licence. Central West Helicopters can conduct flight reviews on a variety of different helicopters, or using your own helicopter. A Flight Review is competency based training and assessing tool to review a pilots skills to CASA's competency standard, it may vary in duration depending on the content covered.
Operations under 500ft above the ground, not including take offs and landings, require a helicopter pilot to hold a Low-Level Rating. This course consists of classroom briefings and 5 hours of flight training. The training includes low-level turns and maneuvers, quick stops, quick stops in the turn, low-level circuits, emergencies from reduced height and Low-Level general handling.
At Central West Helicopter School we offer the ability to fly an array of different helicopters including the Robinson R22, R44, R66 and Bell 206. To fly a turbine aircraft you require training on how to operate and manage the turbine. This course consists of classroom briefings and 5 hours of flight time.
This course is for pilots that want to get into the world of instructing to further your career or further your skill set. The course is comprised of theory training so that you will be able to deliver both long and short briefs and 30 hours of flight training where you will take control from the left seat to learn how to instruct a student to become a pilot. The prerequisite is 250 hours of logged helicopter flight time to begin the training. Once you obtain your Grade 3 instructor rating we offer training to upgrade to both Grade 2 and Grade 1.
Night flying is a skill that will greatly enhance you pilot abilities whether you hold a private or commercial helicopter licence it will give you more freedom to fly at different times and open more career opportunities. The training consists of classroom lessons before going out and conducting night flying totaling 10 hours.