What's New

2017 Updates

SI FAA First Class Medical

61.56 endorsement

Attained a FAA Part 107 remote Small UAS Commercial pilot certificate

Branded with the Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) and was Certified as an Instructor to teach the 155 hour accredited Safety Certification Course

Marketing the USI accredited (ERAU) Safety Certification Course to High Schools, Colleges, Technical Schools and Universities in Florida

Produced a RH IFR FITS SBT ACS structured Syllabus for White Rabbit Aviation in Spokane, Wa.

Created a comprehensive FAA approved CRM training program for 135 Helicopter operators.

Continuing efforts with the USHST's Helicopter Safety Enhancement efforts in reducing fatal accidents

Services & Courses

FITS Facilitator Training

The FAA Industry Training Standards Facilitator Course is a six to eight hour course that trains Flight & Ground Instructors to understand the FITS SBT Methodology, its three core concepts and elements within each respectively. This course educates instructors to both understand and apply the FITS SBT Facilitator skills in teaching pilots to learn both flying and thinking skill sets. It is a modern flight training methods skills course and is FAA "Wings" program accepted for 2 credits.

Safety Management System Education & Installment

In September of 2012, the FAA mandated that all Part 121 Operators install a Safety Management Sytem. The FAA warned that this modern safety principle will soon be mandated for Part 135 Air Taxi Operators & Part 141 Approved Flight Schools.

I have written an accepted SMS for flight schools and small helicopter operators. I provide Company wide training for staff members, a Company SMS manual with page & revision control, operational risk management analysis & control forms and a risk assessment matrix.

On going support is included in my services along with annual audits.

The Clarification & Enhancement of Aeronautical Knowledge for Helicopter Pilots Course (C&E) is a full day course covering:

 

  • Aviation Operators Structure
  • Expected Industry Practices
  • Perceptions & Mentalities
  • Comfort & False Confidences
  • Missing & Incomplete Training
  • Recurrent Training
  • Training Enhancement Discussion
  • Extended Cross Country Flight Considerations
  • ADM & Risk Management Mentality
  • Pop Up Mission/Scenario Planning & SRM

 

This course is FAA "Wings" program accepted for 3 credits.

The Helicopter Turbine Engine Ground Course is a 6 to 8 hour course which teaches the principles of operation, components and systems of the Rolls Royce RR250/300 Series gas turbine engines. These are the most popular turbine engines in the modern light helicopter fleet.

Additional Services

Other services provided by Mike are:

  • UAS operations set up and remote pilot education
  • Support for flight schools developing new curriculums
  • Pilot mentoring & recommendations
  • CFI mentoring & recommendations
  • Chief Pilot & CFI pre-hire evaluations
  • FAASTeam Wings programs
  • On site Safety Culture Development