Aviation Training Center at FSI Avialesookhrana
Aviation Training Center at FSI Avialesookhrana

Aviation Training Center at FSI Avialesookhrana



The unique professions of parachutist - firefighter and pilot-observer appeared already in the thirties of the twentieth century, when modern aviation security appeared. And our country holds a solid position as the leader in the number of professional air workers in this area. The profession of a “flying manager” to control fire extinguishing processes or an observer pilot has no analogues in the world.

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Initial training of observer pilots, paratroopers, firefighters and paratrooper instructors for Avialesokhrana units is carried out at the Avialesoohrana Aviation Training Center in the city of Pushkino. Persons with secondary and higher forestry education who are fit for flight work for health reasons and who have already worked for one to two years at the time of entering the forest protection system can be enrolled in the pilot-observer courses. During the seven-month training period, professionals of the future study aviation and forest fire disciplines (forest fire protection, tactics, technologies and strategies used to extinguish fires, radio communications, forest protection, parachute training, explosives, geographic information systems, air navigation, aerodynamics, aviation meteorology, psychology, aircraft design, and much more).

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Also, at the preparation stage in the theory of the future parachutists - firefighters and pilots are training observers on the complex specialized helicopter simulator Mi-8MTV with software and hardware unique equipment that simulates in real time various scenarios for the development of forest fires, which makes it possible for future specialists, at the stage of theoretical training, to have a variety of experience close to the most realistic tasks of the professional work of an observer pilot. The final of the training process is airborne and parachute training, and summer practice on helicopters and airplanes for two months.

After learning theory, two-month summer practice and successful completion of state examinations provide students with the qualifications of the pilot-observer of Civil Aviation of the third class.

After completing refresher courses and with the accumulation of production experience, they can be assigned to the second and first classes. The first-class observer pilot is the most experienced specialist who professionally performs most of the work: air patrolling, paratroopers-firefighters landing, helicopter work with the landing of fire paratroopers and with the APU on external sling, work on aircraft tankers, operational control of extinguishing fires in the forest and coordination various fire services.

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Paratroopers-firefighters and paratroopers are trained in regional air bases according to special programs. When preparing, the main attention is paid to physical training, strategy, safety precautions, fire fighting techniques and tactics, the practice of using chainsaws, hand tools, orientation in the forest, motor pumps, parachute jumping technique on small platforms and on descenders, descending from helicopters, and so on. Further.

Marines, firefighters and paratroopers before each pozharoveroyatnym season pass test test of physical training, training in the hills launching appliances and skydiving, practical work on techniques and tactics of fighting fires. Every two years, they are a complete confirmation of your skill level (the third, second or first class).

Experienced firefighters who have shown organizational skills are sent to courses lasting two months to train instructors of aviation firefighting groups, where they acquire knowledge and skills in firefighting management, the use of innovative technologies.

On the basis of the aviation training center, a number of training programs are currently being implemented for forestry experts, emergency units.

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