P1AR Advanced SAR Mission Flood/Swift Water Rescue

Course Approval

This ground/flight school training program meets and exceeds the training requirements of the FAA Federal Air Regulations (FAR) Part 133 Class D, EASA JAR OPS /CASA HHO, and Canadian Air Regulations (CAR) standards for Human External Cargo (HEC), operations training and will prepare pilots and operational personnel who are assigned to perform duties on board a helicopter or personnel who are carried externally by a helicopter to be competent to conduct Class D External Load operations in a safe and effective manner.


Activities are based on specific tasks that student participant may be responsible to perform during a helicopter rescue:

  • The student must be 18 years of age or older
  • The student must be in good physical and medical condition
  • The student must have adequate insurance coverage
  • Pilots should have a minimum of 25 hours in the aircraft

Course Objectives

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Flood/Swift Water Training Course is specifically geared towards those rescue operators exposed to harsh water conditions. This training course provides the pilot and air crewman with the factors involved when conducting flash flood or swift water rescues as well as flood rescues. The courses provide the students with an overview of forces created by water hydraulic flow as well as their expected behavior.

Output Objectives

Upon successful completion course participants will have an Advanced level of capability and proficiency to enable them to operate the helicopter and ancillary equipment to respond to day missions within 15 minutes, to perform Advanced Flood/Swift-Water SAR Hoist missions.


To applicable Aviation Authority training standards

Course Duration

5 Days

Class Size

Class is comprised of Up to 4 pilots and Up to 4 rearcrew

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