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Friday, June 26, 2015

Erickson to Provide Training for Uruguayan Helicopter Pilots

Juliet Van Wagenen

[Avionics Today 06-26-2015] Aviation services provider Erickson Inc., has contracted with Chilcott to provide flight currency training for the Fuerza Aerea Uruguaya (FAU), Uruguayan Air Force helicopter pilots. Under the agreement, Erickson pilot instructors will train FAU pilots entirely in preparation for work on the United Nations (U.N.) Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

Bell 412 helicopter, the aircraft Uruguayan pilots will be trained for. Photo: Bell
Bell 412 helicopter, the aircraft Uruguayan pilots will be trained for. Photo: Bell

Under the contract, Erickson instructor pilots are providing ground refresher training and more than 200 hours of supervised flight currency training on a Bell 412 aircraft at Erickson’s facility in McMinnville, Ore. The pilots will complete training before scheduled U.N. mission pilot rotations in the third quarter of 2015.

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