ADVANCED HELICOPTER FLIGHT TRAINING
At Magnum Copters, we strive for our students to succeed after finishing their private rating at our helicopter flight school. Our advanced flight training is designed to get you the necessary hours and training needed in order to exceed industry standards. All of our advanced courses can be incorporated into building time for a commercial helicopter rating! Contact us with any questions you may have on any of these programs.
VERTICAL REFERENCE AND EXTERNAL LOAD
This training is essential for pilots interested in learning how to fly with a long line, cargo sling, fire bucket, and much more. You will learn accurate vertical reference flying techniques and simulate real world external load conditions. This training can be done in both our R44 and MD 500D.
TURBINE TRANSITION TRAINING
While flight training in an R44 is a great start, most helicopter operators operate with turbine aircraft. You will become a more marketable pilot in the workforce once you receive turbine transition training. We have developed an in-depth syllabus to provide students with the necessary training to complete this course in our MD 500D. Our instructors are all high time MD 500 series pilots, with various real-world applications in the MD. This course consists of approximately 16 hours of ground instruction, and up to 5 hours of flight instruction.
In the real world, some operators land their aircraft on a landing platform. In the EMS sector, helicopters have to practice landing on helipads, some of which are tight squeezes in a busy downtown atmosphere. This course will aid your confidence to land on a small platform, and will take approximately 2 hours to achieve.
Inadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IIMC) encounters can be some of the most challenging conditions a pilot can experience. By offering a simulated IIMC training, we provide pilots with avoidance and recovery techniques to safely avoid and recover from IIMC.
TOUCH DOWN AUTOROTATION AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
Learn how to prepare and react to any in-flight emergencies, and feel comfortable doing so. The syllabus is tailored to the unique environments of the customer needs and includes, but not limited to, emergency procedures refresher training, touchdown autorotations, low level straight in’s, advanced autorotations, anti-torque failure/stuck pedal running landing, trim motor failure, manual throttle control.
While most of central Texas consists of low altitude flying, we have created a course outside of central Texas that will consist of students learning to adapt to flying at higher altitudes. Tons of helicopter operators are located in mountainous areas, and our course provides aid for students for higher elevation flight preparation. This course will consist of approximately 10 hours.
Powerline and pipeline patrol are two major sectors in the helicopter industry. This course aids students in efficient flying maneuvers to be successful at either, and can be completed in either our R44 or MD 500D.