Helicopter Pinch Hitter – Emergency Operations

This course is designed to provide non-pilots the skills necessary to successfully land a helicopter in the event of a pilot incapacitation.   The primary clients of this course are law enforcement agencies with non-pilot tactical flight officers, or other organizations that routinely have non-pilot crew members.

  • Length:  One Day
  • Location: Blue Grass Airport, WestLex Facility, 4464 Gumbert Rd, Lexington, KY 40510
  • Cost:  $1,950.00 per student

The course includes ground and flight instruction on basic navigation, emergency radio communications, aircraft control and maneuvering, including landing the helicopter. After course completion, the student will have a basic understanding of how to maneuver the aircraft, navigate to a safe landing area, communicate with air traffic control, and land the helicopter.

This course is designed to be completed in one day, reducing the burden for scheduling.

Helicopter Pinch Hitter - Frequently Asked Questions

The pinch hitter training will start at the Bluegrass Airport (KLEX) unless otherwise established with the client. 

Yes. We will provide the helicopter pinch hitter course at your facility.  However, additional travel cost will be incurred. 

The helicopter pinch hitter training is one day per student.