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Sikorsky S-76

Professional Pilot and Technician Training Programs
As the factory-authorized training provider for Sikorsky since 1983, FlightSafety offers type-specific training on the Sikorsky S-76 model. Our highly qualified and experienced instructors, advanced-technology flight simulators, aircraft maintenance trainers and integrated training systems help ensure proficiency and safety. Sikorsky S-76 pilot training is available at our Learning Centers in Lafayette, Louisiana; West Palm Beach, Florida; and Singapore. Maintenance training is available at West Palm Beach, Florida.

Innovation With One Purpose: Training Corporate Aviation Professionals for Safety and Proficiency
FlightSafety International is the world’s leading aviation training organization. The leader in experience. The leader in technological innovation. The leader in global reach. FlightSafety serves the world’s aviation community providing total aviation training for pilots, maintenance technicians and other aviation professionals. We serve business, commercial, general and military aviation with training for virtually all fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. We live, breathe and ThinkSafety.

Experienced Instructors, Superior Training Technology
FlightSafety enjoys a strong relationship with Sikorsky as the factory-authorized training source for pilots and maintenance technicians. We are dedicated to keeping our instruction accurate and up-to-date with comprehensive, professional training on Sikorsky S-76 helicopters.


Sikorsky S-76 Training Program Highlights

  • FlightSafety pioneered FAA Level D full flight simulation for helicopters. The VITAL X visual system creates realistic displays that offer a 220×60-degree vertical field of view and an endless selection of weather conditions and locations. Combined with audio, the experience gives the pilot realistic physical sensations that warrant Level D certification from the FAA.
  • Our S-76D simulator represents true state-of-the-art technology. The Level D simulator features one of the first rigid glass mirror displays, covering a 220×60-degree field of view. The all-glass display delivers greater clarity and reduced distortion for the highest out-the-window fidelity yet in flight simulation. The glass mirror makes the most of FlightSafety’s industry-leading VITAL X visuals with its global database and comprehensive range of weather, whiteout and brownout simulations. The simulator also incorporates electric motion and control loading – quiet, precise movement pioneered by FlightSafety. The simulator faithfully replicates the S-76D’s state-of-the-art integrated Thales cockpit. Instruction continues with the Graphical Flight-deck Simulator (GFS), which draws upon the same software that powers the Level D simulator. GFS is an interactive PC-based training system which provides real-time simulation for use in training classrooms for instructor-led or self-paced instruction.
  • Building on our presence in the emerging aviation markets of Southeast Asia, FlightSafety also offers training in Singapore for the Sikorsky S-76C+/++.
  • FlightSafety’s long-term agreement and close working relationship with Sikorsky provide Customers with the most current and comprehensive training available, ensuring access to the latest technical information and service bulletins.
  • Our S-76 simulators feature scenario-based training that includes offshore, database and Customer specific heliports. The simulators realistically duplicate environments, allowing pilots to experience situations that would be too dangerous, too impractical or impossible to practice in an aircraft. This includes major systems failures and heavy icing or power loss under hot and high conditions.
  • FlightSafety has developed training manuals, schematic breakouts and checklists that enhance learning and serve as reference materials.
  • The West Palm Beach Learning Center’s maintenance programs offer a full range of hands-on courses that feature aircraft maintenance trainers and specialized tools. Interactive training makes up nearly 50 percent of the instruction in many Sikorsky maintenance technician courses. The use of official Sikorsky manuals ensures training closely replicates the tools and resources available to technicians in the field.
  • Sikorsky S-76 technicians can participate in FlightSafety’s Master Technician Program, which provides a five-step, comprehensive career development path for maintenance professionals.
  • FlightSafety’s MATRIX system is used for both pilot and maintenance training.
  • S-76A/B/C model recurrent training is satisfied for many clients by attending an S-76C+/++ transition course with added S-76A/B/C differences.
  • FlightSafety’s new Master Aviator Program is available to Sikorsky S-76 operators. This program builds on your proven flying abilities with challenging training that expands your skills and prepares you to react correctly to a broad range of demanding and unexpected situations.
  • FlightSafety’s exclusive Advanced Pilot Courses, now available to Sikorsky S-76 operators, are based on analysis of actual incidents and help develop solid flying skills, swift and accurate decisions and precise crew communication. These courses include:
    – Advanced Helicopter Crew Resource Management (CRM)
    – Advanced Helicopter Surviving Inadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC)