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Preflight Briefing Points

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Made of fluorescent orange rip stop nylon, this flag is excellent for signaling the helicopter at distances of up to 5 miles. Held up as the pilot circles the crew, it indicates both the strength and direction of the wind - a critical piece of safety information. (Note: Fluorescence uses ultra violet light and therefore will not show up on a computer screen.)

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Crew always work together - it is in everyone's interest

Even if you are a sightseeing passenger

Highly engineered blades for heavy lift

If you can't see, you can't go.

If the pilot is long lining his attention is focused on that. You as crew can help with the awareness of everything else (like other aircraft, trees, weather, wires, etc)

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Training is serious business

It is not a joke to say the mantra "lives are at stake" - you will live with the decisions you make for the rest of your life.

Sometimes it is more efficient to be on the ground to make a new plan

Remember - life is fun!

Even though the pilot can see, the crew uses hand signals to direct him.

How clean is your helipad? Hip Chain used by surveyors could bring down a helicopter.

You aren't going to see this even if you are paying attention - stay away from the tail.

Finding a landing spot sometimes takes creativity

Professional use hearing defenders to not only protect their hearing but more importantly, their thinking.

Notice the pros walk close to the helicopter, even when it is shut down, staying away from the rotor tip hazard.

Even a slight uphill can put the tail rotor away from hazards or deep into them.

A pro stays put while the machine takes off - this ain't the army. No one is shooting at you.

Sometimes the best fuel tank is on the outside - helicopters are pretty much always limited by weight.

If you can see the stripes, you are in mortal danger