Helicopter Flight Instructors Now Have First-Ever FIRC—From King Schools

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) has partnered with King to provide thought-provoking scenario-based videos to vividly illustrate key points on helicopter risk management.


San Diego, CA, November 12, 2013 — Helicopter instructors can now take an online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) devoted exclusively to their needs. “Helicopter flying has risks unique to helicopters, but until now flight instructors have not been given a refresher course that helps them coach their clients to manage those risks,” commented John King.

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) has partnered with King to provide thought-provoking scenario-based videos to vividly illustrate key points on helicopter risk management. “We are thrilled about HAI’s contribution to this course. I think helicopter instructors will just love it,” noted Martha King. (HAI members should visit the HAI website for a special offer.)

“The goal is that by giving helicopter flight instructors more insight into topics that are focused on helicopter flying such as identifying and changing at-risk behaviors, teaching risk management for helicopter aerodynamics, and conducting an effective flight review, they will have more tools available to produce helicopter pilots truly ready to be pilot-in-command,’’ stated John.

"Helicopter pilots and instructors often have to make due with training materials that have an airplane focus," commented John. "As passionate helicopter pilots and instructors ourselves, we know that can be very frustrating," he continued.

"We are excited to be able to provide helicopter instructors an alternative that is built just for them ‘from the ground up’," remarked Martha. "Renewing flight instructors now have the opportunity to try something new, and we hope they will find our alternative to be engaging, educational and fun,” she concluded.

The new helicopter FIRC focuses on helicopters, but also shares many features with the current, highly-successful King Schools online FIRC used by thousands of CFIs to renew their certificates. Shared features include iPad support and the popular King QuikRenew™ service which provides an entirely online, paperwork-free renewal process with nothing to be notarized or mailed in. 

Just like King Schools’ general FIRC course, the helicopter-specific course sells for $99 without CFI renewal processing or $124.95 with processing included.

For more information or to order the course, go to www.kingschools.com/firc or call toll-free 1-800-854-1001 (worldwide +1-858-541-2200).

For more information about Helicopter Association International’s special member offer on the helicopter FIRC, go to www.rotor.org or call worldwide +1-703-683-4646

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