German Federal Police successfully introduce ProPilots‘ training software

(PresseBox) (Bonn, ) The German Federal Police created a modern environment through the extension to the aviation school in Hangelar near Bonn in 2014 - and now the instructors have started with even more modern media when it comes to training content. The German Federal Police have introduced the training software from ProPilots to train their pilots.

The aviation school with its 1,230 square metres next to three flight simulators for different helicopter models gives its learners the most modern technology as well as a feel-good atmosphere. The training for learners and experienced pilots is made easier by the introduction of the web-based training software from ProPilots. The software is based on 3D animated videos as well as specialist texts from experts worldwide and detailed images. This allows you to present very realistic emergency situations in online simulations too and train for them. The pilots develop a completely new confidence of action because they can practice as often as they want with the aid of the computer. This is a perfect complement to using flight simulators.

The training software plans recurring mental training in the areas of emergency situations and Type Rating Tests thus also providing manual skills and reactions. The Type Rating Test is extended with innovative ideas e.g. realistically presented emergency situations in the cockpit or interactive questions which the user has to answer by clicking on the mouse or via a touchscreen. This form of training is lastingly efficient, far removed from conventional learning materials and allows a realistic experience of emergency situations - the basic conditions for correct actions in extreme situations.

The 36th German Federal Police Training Course which has been working successfully with the training software from ProPilots since February 2015 has just provided the evidence for the success of the training. The pilots were confronted with diverse emergency situations in a variety of simulators and could safely apply the emergency procedures - up to an autorotation landing. These were all successful although no practical flight training in the area of emergency procedures whatsoever had previously taken place - but the training had been carried out with the software from ProPilots.

The German Federal Police Aviation School has been training helicopter pilots since 1957. It has been further developed into a joint school for State and Federal Police since 2007. All 13 states which operate police helicopters participate in this aviation school for the police service. It has also become one of the significant aviation schools for police helicopter crews in the European region. The aviation school is one of the schools licensed according to European regulations (JAR-FCL 2) Flying Training und Type Rating-Organisation (FTO / TRTO), as well as being licensed according to EASA Part 147 Maintenance Training-Organisation (MTO). Pilots from other EU countries are also trained at the aviation school in the meantime. The flying and technical personnel has a total of 24 flying instructors and 14 technical teachers.


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