External Load


In the Long Line and External Load Training we offer, you will receive hands-on experience with the equipment you’ll actually be using when you start work as a long line pilot.

In order to complete the External Load Training, a person must:

  • Hold at least a Helicopter Private Pilot Certificate
  • Obtain a minimum of 90 hours flight time in a helicopter
  • Receive a minimum of 15 hours of helicopter external load instruction
  • Complete Ground School (Approximately 10 hours)

Average course completion time: 2-3 weeks
*Includes ground handling crew