pilot safety course
pilot safety course
pilot safety course
pilot safety course

Pilot’s Safety Course

Who Should Attend?

The PILOT’S SAFETY COURSE conducted by RHC is a 3½ day course, which includes 2½ days of classroom instruction and 1 day devoted to maintenance, pre-flight inspections, and flying with an experienced RHC pilot in the R22, R44 or R66. One flight in one model is included. No additional flight time is available.

While geared toward flight instructors, the course is open to any rated helicopter pilot with at least 3 hours logged in a Robinson helicopter.

  • Students may enroll in anticipation of receiving their rating; however, they must have obtained their helicopter rating prior to attending the course.

This is an FAA-approved Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) and could be used towards a CFI renewal.  To meet FAA requirements, the flight portion will be held on Thursday along with additional ground instruction.  Therefore, FIRC applicants will not complete the course earlier than 3:00 p.m. on Thursday.  Please plan your travels accordingly.  Those attending to receive their CFI renewal must indicate this on their application.

This course is taught entirely in English and all attendees are required to understand and speak English.

What to Bring?

  • Headset
  • Logbook (required on flight day only)
  • R22, R44 or R66 POH (recommended but not mandatory)
  • Writing utensil
  • Paper

Class Duration & Schedule

All registrants must arrive by 7:45 a.m. each day. For your convenience, the classroom door will be opened at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, 7:45 a.m. on all subsequent days. Lunch is provided by RHC on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Coffee, tea, and donuts are provided Monday through Thursday mornings.


Course curriculum includes a review of past R22/R44/R66 accidents, major causes of fatal accidents and how they could be avoided, helicopter theory, critical flight conditions, and a tour of the RHC manufacturing facility for attendees only. The Awareness Training required by SFAR 73 is also included. Concludes: Approximately 4:00 p.m.


Instruction covers the R22/R44/R66 Pilot Operating Handbook (POH) including limitations, emergency procedures and performance, as well as pertinent FAA regulations. Concludes: Approximately 4:00 p.m.


An in-depth look at the R22/R44/R66 systems and a review of maintenance and pre-flight procedures. Also scheduled is approximately 60 minutes of flight training with an experienced RHC flight instructor. Concludes: Approximately 12:00 noon followed with those scheduled to fly.


Tail rotor ground accidents, tail rotor design, operation, a course review, written examination and critique. Concludes: Approximately 11:00 a.m. if already flew on Wednesday and no later than 5:00 p.m. if flying on Thursday.

Enrollment & Tuition

Safety Course Application and tuition must be received by RHC to reserve a space in the course. Course dates are subject to cancellation if sufficient registration is not achieved. Courses are booked several months in advance. If your preferred date is not available, you will be scheduled for your alternate date or the next available.You will receive confirmation by email. Please contact the Course Administrator (courses@robinsonheli.com) if you do not receive confirmation within 2 weeks of RHC receiving application and payment. Do not make travel arrangements until confirmation is received.

Required Documents

Copies of the following documents must be submitted to the Course Administrator prior to scheduled course date.

  • Helicopter Pilot License (front and back) – must show rating
  • Government-issued Photo Identification


The cost of the entire course depends on the helicopter you choose to fly. Prices include flight time and are as follows:

  • R22 = US$550.00

  • R44 = US$750.00

  • R66 = US$1,150.00

RHC Policy

Course reservations are only valid for the pilot listed on the confirmation letter and are not transferable. Tuition is non-refundable if cancellation is not received at least two weeks prior to scheduled course date. All other cancellations must be in writing and will be assessed a 10% processing fee. If rescheduling within 2 weeks of the course date, an additional 50% tuition is required. “No-shows” forfeit the entire tuition.

Direction to Robinson Helicopter Company

Contact our Course Administrator at courses@robinsonheli.com or (310) 539-0508 x 151.

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

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