P1AR Advanced SAR Mission Ocean 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 and equipment that student participant may be responsible to perform during a helicopter rescue. Additional requirements:

  • 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
  • The student must have completed P1AR Basic SAR Hoist
  • Training Course
  • The student must have completed P1AR Advanced SAR Mission Flood/Swift Water Rescue
  • Customer responsible for providing SAR Safety Boat

Course Objectives

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Ocean course (open water SAR) syllabus is designed to provide participants with training, practice and ability to perform helicopter SAR Ocean Rescue in an open water environment.

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 open Ocean 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

Training Sequence

  • Classroom – 1 Days
  • Flight Training – 4 Days

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