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What is a turbine transition?
The Turbine Transition Course is designed around your needs. We primarily offer the following two helicopter training programs, however, we can adjust to your specific needs as required.

3-Day Helicopter Transition Course
10 Hours Ground School covers:

  • Turbine Engine Operations
  • Hydraulic System Operations
  • System Failures
  • Emergency Procedures

10 Hour Flight Training covers:

  • In flight system Operations
  • System Malfunctions
  • Normal and Emergency Procedures
  • Specialized Techniques required for successful completion of flight-checks, re-currency flights, job evaluation flights.


[photo] Hanjo in front of 'his' A-Star

5-Day Transition Course
15 Hour Ground School covers:

  • Turbine Engine Operations
  • Electrical System Operations
  • Fuel System Specifics
  • Hydraulic System Operations
  • System Failures
  • Emergency Procedures
  • High Altitude Operations

20 Hour Flight Training covers:

  • In flight system operations
  • System Malfunctions
  • Normal and Emergency procedures
  • High Altitude Operation Techniques
  • Off-site Operations
  • Touch-Down Autorotations
  • Specialized Techniques required for successful completion of flight-checks, re-currency flights, job evaluation flights.

Experienced Instructors
California Aviation Services offers a Turbine Transition Course aimed at the flight training YOU DESIRE. Many flight schools will offer a Turbine Transition Course for those pilots who desire a larger, high performance helicopter. The primary question you should ask is “What is the real world experience of the instructor?”

Rodney with his EC120 in the Gulf of Mexico
[photo - ...somewhere in the Gulf... -]

The answer at California Aviation Services is that our Turbine Helicopter Instructor Pilot’s have thousands of hours flight experience in the same turbine helicopter you will fly! Our turbine instructors have all completed factory training in the Bell 206B JetRangers, MD Helicopters and American Eurocopters. In addition to their flight training, your instructor will have flown as a professional pilot for Law Enforcement, Fire-fighting, Off-shore, or News Media.

California Aviation Services gives you real world turbine helicopter training, with highly experienced turbine instructors! We believe if you are going to spend the money for a Turbine Transition, you should have an instructor who can give you the training you can use. You shouldn’t have to pay for your flight instructor to gain turbine experience. Train with our turbine instructors, and we can give you expert training from lesson #1!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 November 2011 10:22