P1AR Basic Tactical Mission Fast-Rope

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

Course Objectives

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Fast-Rope Training Course is designed to provide participants with Tactical Fast-Roper, Fast-Rope master, and pilot techniques to perform Tactical Fast-Rope insertion missions. Each section of this syllabus is designed to help the student achieve proficiency, standardization, and safety in the performance of Tactical or rescue operations via Fast-Roping methods. This training program syllabus will be used to qualify the customer’s Fast-Rope team to deploy to remote access and/or urban, maritime vessel environments. This course may be conducted in conjunction with our Rappelling/Abseiling course as well.

Output Objectives

Upon successful completion course participants will have a Basic level of capability and proficiency to enable them to perform Basic Helicopter Fast-Rope missions.


To applicable agency standards

Course Duration

4 Days

Class Size

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

Training Sequence

  • Classroom – 1 Day
  • Fast-rope Tower Training – 1 Day
  • Flight Training – 2 Days

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