OFFSHORE AWARENESS PILOT TRAINING PROGRAM
This Offshore Awareness Training Program has been developed to provide offshore helicopter pilots with the required knowledge and to correctly interpret the visual markings on all offshore platforms and vessels. This understanding will ensure that crews plan an approach that is clear of obstacles and conduct a safe landing.
The aim and objectives of this Awareness Training Program are:
- Review the visual helideck markings, the significance to the crew and how to correctly interpret them;
- Highlight the valuable information that the orientation of the ‘H’ and the name of the facility will provide to crews when conducting and planning an offshore approach;
- Analyse the 210° Obstacle Free Sector (OFS) and 150° Limited Obstacle Sector (LOS), and
- Discuss lessons learnt from past offshore incidents and accidents.