The two Safety Alerts issued today are:
1) Safety Through Helicopter Simulators (SA-031)
Through simulator training operators can provide
pilots a valuable tool to ensure proficiency in
emergency procedures, including autorotations,
use of NVGs, recognition of degraded visual
conditions, and recovery from unusual attitudes.
Consistent, standardized simulator training will
help prepare pilots for the unexpected and will
decrease the risk of an accident. Simulators can
be a helpful tool for operators to provide pilot
training on the following:
Autorotations - during any phase of flight,
which reinforces the immediate responses
required during actual emergencies.
Scenario - based training tailored to the
mission, including NVG missions in low-light
situations and site-specific training that
considers obstacles and terrain.
Degraded - visual conditions, safe
decision-making skills, and inadvertent IMC
encounters. By practicing potential emergencies,
pilots will be better equipped to handle