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Maintenance Course

Who Should Attend?

The course is only available to government-licensed airframe mechanics or foreign equivalent. This course does not have Transport Canada or EASA approval. See “Other Training” for Transport Canada and EASA information.

This course is taught entirely in English and attendees are required to understand and speak fluent English. Applicants not fluent must provide their own experienced interpreter with technical helicopter knowledge or they will not be admitted into the course.

Course Duration and Curriculum

The R22/R44/R66 Factory Maintenance Course conducted by RHC is a basic “hands-on” course for maintaining the airframe portion of the R22, R44, and R66 helicopters. A thorough review and explanation of the Maintenance Manual is provided. Also, a tour of the factory is included for attendees only.

Course duration is 8 full days. No class held on Saturday or Sunday. All registrants must arrive by 7:45 a.m. each day. The class begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Applicants must attend the entire course to receive a certificate of completion. Course concludes at approximately 4:00 p.m. each day. RHC provides coffee, tea, and hot chocolate each day.

Course attendance alone does not guarantee passing. Written exams are given daily and passing grades are required. Shop sessions will also be used to evaluate student’s practical (“hands-on”) performance. Approximately 1.5 hours of reading homework per night is required. Students will fail if they do not pass each exam and, if in the opinion of the course instructor, they cannot safety inspect and maintain a Robinson helicopter.

What to Bring

Each student must bring the following to class. DO NOT bring tools. Robinson provides all necessary tools.

  • Calculator (most cell phones have adequate calculators)

  • Colored markers or highlighters (at least 4 different colors) for tracing electrical schematics

  • Appropriate “shop” or “work” clothing. No sandals, sleeveless shirts, shorts, etc.

  • Currently, to comply with CDC COVID-19 guidelines, you are requested to bring the following:

    • Face Covering/Mask – RHC will provide if needed
    • Gloves – RHC will provide Latex gloves if needed

Prerequisites

  • Government-issued Airframe Mechanic (or Engineer) License, or military equivalent for active-duty personnel attending on orders.
  • A working knowledge of aircraft hardware, piston engines, magneto ignition systems (R22/R44), turbine engines (R66), TIG welding of aircraft steel tubing, sheet-metal construction & finishing, metal fatigue, weight & balance, basic physics, and basic electronics.
  • Students must review subject areas they may be weak in prior to the course.

Enrollment

The following must be received to reserve a space in the course:

  • Application

  • Tuition

  • Copy of applicant’s government-issued Airframe Mechanic License (or foreign equivalent). Must show rating.

  • Copy of applicant’s government-issued photo identification

Course is limited to 12 students per class on a first-come, first-serve basis and may fill several months in advance. If your preferred date is not available, you will be scheduled for your alternative date. You will receive formal confirmation by email. If you do not receive confirmation with 1 week of sending your application, please contact the Course Administrator (maintenance_course@robinsonheli.com). Do not make travel arrangements until confirmation is received. Course dates are subject to cancellation if sufficient registration is not achieved.

Tuition

$1200.00 per person

RHC Policy

Reservation & tuition cannot be transferred to any other attendee. To reschedule, RHC must be notified in writing at least 2 weeks prior to your scheduled course date. 50% tuition will be required to reschedule if 2 weeks’ notice is not received. To cancel, RHC must be notified in writing at least 2 weeks prior to your scheduled course date to receive a 90% refund. If RHC is not notified of cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to your scheduled date, no refund will be issued.  “No Shows” forfeit tuition entirely.

Recommended Reading

Familiarize yourself with Robinson Maintenance Manuals, Parts Catalogs and Pilot’s Operating Handbook for all three models; R22, R44 and R66. This can be found on our website at www.robinsonheli.com, under “Publications”.

Sky Ranch Engineering Manual. Purchase on the Robinson website at www.robinsonheli.com under “Shop” then “POHs and Manuals” or call Customer Service and reference RHC Part No. R5630. Read Introduction & Chapter 1 prior to the first day of the course.

Other Training

Location & Contact

Contact our Maintenance Course Administrator at maintenance_course@robinsonheli.com

Robinson Helicopter Company
Safety Course Classroom
2901 Airport Drive
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 539-0508

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