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The traditional initial rotary wing flight training model is 32 weeks and consists of four phases. Upon graduation the students will have accumulated 179 hours of flight instruction totaling 149 in an aircraft and 30 in a simulator.


Phase One


The first phase consists of two weeks of preflight instruction, providing students with knowledge of basic flight control relationships, aerodynamics, weather and start-up procedures.


Phase Two


The second phase, consisting of ten weeks and 60 flight hours in the TH-67 Creek training helicopter, is the primary phase. In this phase, students learn the basic fundamentals of flight, make their first solo flights, and learn to perform approaches and basic stagefield maneuvers. Students then progress to more complex emergency procedure training, slopes and confined area operations.


Phase Three


The third phase is eight weeks of instrument training, including 30 hours in the flight simulator on the main post and 20 hours in the TH-67. The student progresses from basic instrument procedures to navigation on federal airways using FAA en route controlling agencies. Upon successful completion of this phase, the students are instrument qualified and receive a helicopter instrument rating upon graduation.


Phase Four


The fourth phase of training is the combat skills and dual track phase. It is combat-mission oriented and trains the student pilot in the OH-58 A/C as an aeroscout helicopter pilot. The 1-212th Aviation Battalion teaches both tracks that include extensive night vision goggles training and tactical night operations.



Basic Rotary Flight Training is for newly enrolled students who wish to earn their basic air qualification badge. Before applying for this course, you must complete the Introductory Flight Training course. Members will learn the basics of Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flying and communications in these introductory rotary flight sessions. The duration of these training classes are generally 1.5 hour classes a week for 4 weeks.


The four main phases of Basic Rotary Flight Training are:


First Phase:

Introduction to VFR rotary flight, Hovering and Taxiing


Second Phase:

Controlled Airspaces, Agility Training


Third Phase:

Combat Airspaces, Combat Landings, Hovering Insertions


Fourth Phase:

Night Flying with NVGs


Final testing for Basic Rotary Flight Training will follow night flying in the fourth phase.


Advanced Flight Course

This is a simple flight course designed to stress and slow down the pilot. The course has been modified since the release of the video, but this gives an idea of what a student can expect to see. This helps the learning and muscle memory for future tasks in Basic Rotary Flight Training.

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If you are willing to bring a positive attitude, a hunger for learning and are able to commit your time to our program, we will focus our team's vast experience and unbridled energy into helping you take that next step in your piloting career.


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