Offshore Pilot Awareness Training Program
This offshore Pilot Awareness Training Program was developed to provide off-shore helicopter pilots with the required knowledge, and to correctly interpret the visual markings on all off-shore platforms and vessels. This understanding will ensure that crews plan an approach that is clear of obstacles and conduct a safe landing.
The objectives of this awareness 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.