The need for education and training to meet the present needs and future challenges in rotorcraft operation is noted. Far sighted helicopter operators, the military services and a few civilian agencies and educational institutions have recognized the need for early training and education in this area. Both the Helicopter Association of America and the American Helicopter Society are concerned with the educational aspects of the rotorcraft industry. Both maintain lines of communication for response to inquiries and the provision of technical expertise. Regular courses and graduate level fellowships are provided by these institutions. The Federal Aviation Administration offers continually updated publication on rotorcraft, as well as compenhensive listings of helicopter-related education programs. It is noted that there is a pressings need for aviation mechanics at the present time. Comments are made on the training of Airframe and Powerplant mechanics, the rating of Aircraft Inspector, and the functions of a pilot. The pilot training program is discussed. The potential of the helicopter and development of its role will necessitate the establishment of coordination channels between industry and education, and the broadening of present programs. The helicopter operator and the associations and societies formed to serve him, will assume increasing responsibilities for orientation, education and training.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Aerospace Education

    1725 DeSales Street
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Davis, A N
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

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  • Accession Number: 00183237
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Journal of Aerospace Education
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM