External load

Basics

Our training helicopter Sikorsky S300 is used for flying with external loads “HESLO 1” and “HESLO 2” (Helicopter Sling load operations). The helicopter is equipped with a cargo hook and is the most effective in the world. It fulfills all requirements for this kind of training. The S300 is compared to other similar models (Like the Robinson R22) more powerful and fits perfectly.

By using the more effective Sikorsky, it has been made possible to us to create a more attractive training package.

Training with external loads includes “vertical reference training”, the load attached to the hook is being maneuvered using the bubble window. Mirror flying is practiced as well. This is conducted using the Bell 206 Jet Ranger, which suits exactly for this type of flying. The combination of using these two types of helicopters gives us the opportunity to meet the requirements of PART SPO (EASA).

The training area of RotorSky Academy is the perfect place with special made slope landing areas and practice equipment to guarantee a training experience  as close to reality as possible. For this training block we also provide ground personnel.

External loads meet Experts

Cpt. Hubert Heuberger

  • Over 10.000 hours of international flight experience
  • Experience in all areas of flying external loads
  • Main occupation: flying the S-64 “Sky Crane” at Erickson Aircrane
  • External load experience on types: Bell 214, Kamov KA-32, S-64, K-Max, etc.
  • Languages: English, French, Italian

Price on request

Infos

We are happy to inform you personally about the training. Call us or send us a message.

Hotline: +43 2732 70309
E-Mail: fly@rotorsky.at.

HESLO 1 (Short Line, 20 meters or less)

In the first part of the 5 stages of external load flying, the transport of five different types is practiced:

  • Concrete bucket
  • Vertically attached loads
  • Horizontally attached loads (i.e. wooden beam)
  • Nets and Bags
  • Light, voluminous loads

Requirements

  • CPL/H or ATPL/H
  • Valid type rating for the types being used
  • 10 hours on type being used
  • Completed theory course
  • Review of theoretical material for persons engaged in ext. load operations and completed theory exam

Theoretical training

The following is being taught:

  • Content of the Operations Manual including the relevant SOPs
  • AFM (limitations, performance, mass and balance, abnormal and emergency procedures, etc.)
  • Procedures for certain operations (e.g. short line, long line, construction, wire stringing or cable laying flying techniques), as required for the operation
  • Load and site preparation including load rigging techniques and external load procedures
  • Special equipment used in the operation
  • Training in human factor principles
  • Hazards and dangers

Practical training

To act as a pilot in command under supervision of a HESLO instructor:

  • At least 5 hours and 50 HESLO cycles* flight instruction

To act as a pilot in command unsupervised:

  • 300 hours helicopter flight experience as pilot in command
  • 8 hours, 80 HESLO cycles* and 5 HESLO missions

*)   A cycle is a flight from A to B with external load and return to point A

HESLO 2 (Long Line,  20 meters or more)

The second part of the 4 stages. The 5 different types are being transported:

  • Concrete Bucket
  • Vertically attached loads (i.e. wooden beam in standing, vertical position)
  • Horizontally attached loads (i.e. wooden beam in horizontal position)
  • Nets and bags
  • Light, voluminous loads

Requirements

  • CPL/H or ATPL/H
  • HESLO Part 1 completed
  • Valid type rating for the types being used
  • 10 hours on type being used
  • Completed theory course
  • Review of theoretical material for persons engaged in ext. load operations and completed theory exam.
  • Completed a minimum of 100 HESLO 1 cycles

Theoretical training

Theoretical knowledge should include the elements listed in HESLO 1, where additional knowledge to that of HESLO 1 is needed for HESLO 2.

Practical training

To act as a pilot in command under supervision of a HESLO instructor:

  • In addition to HESLO 1 training, at least 2 hours and 20 HESLO cycles* flight instruction with a long line of more than 20 m

To act as a pilot in command unsupervised:

  • At least 5 hours, 50 HESLO cycles* and 5 HESLO 2 missions with long line of more than 20 m

*)   A cycle is a flight from A to B with external load and return to point A