DCA flight training review

DCA mentioned the review of flight training and that this had largely been completed.  Understand this is a desk top issue on statistics and this will be shared with industry.  However we know from information presented the day before in the contest of Helicopter accident statistics that flight with an instructor is incurring a disproportionately and elevated level of accident.  This is the same information HAI had gleaned from its own investigations of the helicopter industry globally.  So to that degree we’re in line with the rest of the world – not an excuse just and observation.  DCA acknowledged that the flight training issue was a complex one and there would be close consultation with industry before any changes were advocated.

The Council covered a number of issues of concern to industry and these are detailed more extensively under divisional comment.

From AIA Newsletter dated 26 August 2011