Rescue Technician


The ARS Helicopter Rescue Technician course includes critical didactic learning in a classroom combined with hands on static training at the helicopter. The course concludes with three days of live flight training operations that include simple skills demonstrations as well as complex real-world rescue training scenarios using the helicopter and its crews in complicated environments.

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More about this Course

Class Size:

  • Four Pilot teams
  • Four Crew Chief/Hoist Operators
  • 12 Medic/Rescue Technicians
  • Two ARS Advanced Hoist Operations Instructors

5 Days.

We come to you. We plan to use your helicopter for training with you so you practice with what you will use in actual missions.

Training includes the use of all required rescue equipment for hoist operators, rescue crew and victim extraction. PPE (flight helmet, flight suit, gloves and communications systems) not included.  

Upon Completion:
At the conclusion of each training provided, the individual student and team as a whole are set to perform at unparalleled levels of precision, risk managed, helicopter hoist operations including essential elements of human external cargo (HEC) aviation safety, equipment, operations, and patient care.

Static Skills
Flight Operations
Final Scenario

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