Flying in the Wire Environment

flying in the wire environment

The “Flying in the Wire and Obstruction Environment Course” is a multi-media seminar acclaimed by professional airplane and helicopter operators world-wide. It gives low-level flight crews the essential skills needed to safely operate an aircraft in wire and obstruction environments.

A brief overview of the topics covered during the course are as follows:

  • The “Basic Awareness’s” low-level flight crews must have and maintain while operating in the wire and obstruction environment
  • How to identify the hazards associated with wire and obstruction accidents
  • Understanding your exposure to the wire and obstruction environment
  • Crew Resource Management (What the pilot and crewmembers need to do in order to act together as a team in the wire and obstruction environment)
  • Why the crewmember is so important regarding safety during low-level operations
  • How to scan in the wire environment effectively
  • The responsibilities of each crew member
  • In-flight communications about wire and obstructions
  • Where the wire and obstruction environment really is
  • Dynamics of the wire environments
  • Traps waiting for untrained low-level flight crews
  • Visibility Engineering (What you can and can’t see and why)
  • How flight crews can forecast the presence of wire long before they can actually see it
  • Illusions while operating in the wire environment (What causes them and how to manage them)
  • The high “wire” reconnaissance (How is it different from the normal recon?)
  • Additional dangers during low-level operations
  • How useful are today’s obstruction marking schemes

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