RT-372, Helicopter Manager Workshop, N/A
This refresher course is intended to update participants on essential helicopter management skills and provide the latest information on helicopter operations. Core elements of the refresher course should cover updates to aviation policy, risk management, and performance planning, along with a pertinent accident review. The desired outcome of this course is to update current Helicopter Managers on new information while reinforcing existing skills and knowledge.
- Review essential duties and responsibilities of the Helicopter Manager.
- Use risk management techniques to complete assignments safely.
- Update and maintain helicopter management skills.
- Understand changes to aviation policy and how they apply to helicopter management.
Qualified and trainee Helicopter Manager (HMGB).
RT-372 is available as classroom instructor-led training.
Course Components and Hours to Complete
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Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for RT-372 on the National Wildland Fire Training website. Contact your local Training Officer for more information about local course sessions.
Prerequisite Qualifications and Training
- Qualified or trainee Helicopter Manager (HMGB).
- Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.
Regional, state, or area
Eight of the 24 hours can consist of pre-work, generated by the course coordinator, involving online aviation training or practical exercises. Field Manager’s Course Guide 60 of 142
Core Elements of a Refresher
- Aviation Policy updates
- Risk Management
- Accident review, lessons learned
- Performance Planning
- Pay documents
- Dispatch and flight following procedures
- Pre-use inspections
- Agency break outs
- Agency briefings
- Project/Logistical/Support Planning
- Hazardous Materials
- Accident Investigation
- Crew Resource Management (CRM)
- Practical exercises testing students’ knowledge of Helicopter Operations (to be developed at the discretion of the course cadre)
- Other topics determined by the course cadre to be pertinent to the audience
Flexibility should be encouraged within these topics to meet geographic and audience needs. This refresher shall be designed to provide discussion and information sharing based on the identified topics. The agenda should be revisited annually and be dynamic. Presenters should include, but not limited to interagency, national, regional, state and local instructors involving aviation positions such as Dispatch, Air Attack, Training, and Unit Aviation Managers.