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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Air Methods Enhances Pilot Training

Air Methods recently signed an agreement with AeroSimulators to purchase three advanced aviation training devices which will be incorporated into the company’s pilot training program. The main device is a replica of a Eurocopter EC135 helicopter, with an Air Methods-specific cockpit, and will be permanently located at corporate headquarters in Colorado. Training on this unit will be incorporated into pilot new hire training. The other two advanced aviation training devices are Eurocopter AS350 helicopter replicas that will be mobile, allowing Air Methods to move them around throughout the field operations. Use of the devices will allow instructors to practice emergency procedures not well suited to attempt in a training aircraft in flight and help reduce the amount of in aircraft training time. Aaron Todd, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Air Methods continuously strives to make our pilot training program better, and these new devices will help make our pilots even more proficient and confident.”
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