R66 Turbine Transition Course

The Turbine Transition Course is taught in the Robinson R66 five seat turbine-powered helicopter. The course is designed for rated helicopter pilots that either have no experience in turbine helicopters or no experience in the Robinson R66. This course will provide the Trainee with a current flight review.

Enrollment Prerequisites

  • Hold at least a Private Pilot Rotorcraft-Helicopter certificate
  • Note: The Trainee is not required to have a current flight review or current SFAR 73 signoffs.
  • Hold at least a current third class medical certificate.

Ground Training Content

Ground training is conducted over 3 lessons, each 2 hours long. The subject areas below form the foundation of the ground training program, but the Trainee will also review knowledge areas required to give the Trainee a flight review, pursuant to 14 CFR 61.56.

  • R66 systems and descriptions
  • Powerplant and accessories
  • Starting procedure
  • Performance and limitations
  • Normal and emergency procedures
  • Pre and post-flight procedures
  • Cockpit familiarization
  • Regulations

R66 Flight Training

Flight training is conducted over 5 flight lessons, the last lesson being an end of course check.

  • Basic maneuvers
    • Straight and level
    • Climbs, turns, descents
    • Take-offs and approaches
    • Rapid decelerations
    • Hover
    • Air taxi
    • Autorotations
  • Advanced maneuvers
    • Advanced autorotations
    • Hover autorotations
    • Slopes
    • Pinnacle operations
    • Settling with power
    • Hydraulics failure
    • Shallow approach to running landing
  • Enroute and off-airport operations
    • Confined area operations
    • Inadvertent IMC
    • Unusual flight attitude recovery
    • Emergency procedures

Training Pace

The R66 Turbine Transition Course can be completed on a fast-paced schedule of 3 days, or can be scheduled on a more leisurely pace at the convenience of the Trainee’s availability.

* Hours are based on Epic Helicopters’ FAA approved Part 141 syllabus.

COURSE COMPONENT HOURS RATE TOTAL
Flight Instruction 6.5 $930 $6,045
Ground Instruction 6.0 $50 $300
Pre- and Post-Flight Instruction 6.3 $50 $315
R66 Turbine Transition Course Total $6,660