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  • Bell Training Academy Course Guide

  • Dear Customers,

    Since 1946 the Bell Training Academy (BTA) has been committed to providing industry leading training programs that create better, safer flight operations. The BTA staff takes pride in delivering the finest helicopter training in the world with highly skilled professional pilot and technical instructors. We continue to work hard at developing innovative programs that will take our customer’s pilot and technical skills to a whole new level.

    Our Training Academy at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport continues to incorporate the latest technological advancements into our aviation training programs and to invest in the development of new initiatives to promote further helicopter safety. Improvements in our helicopter training programs include upgrades and enhancements to our flight training devices and maintenance trainers, aircraft fleet modernization, practice area and runway extensions, and the incorporation of a 30’ elevated platform for offshore, pinnacle, and rooftop specific training. In addition, Bell Training offers advanced programs such as the Professional Pilot Program (P3) for pilot advanced training, 1st Responder training for on-the-ground helicopter safety, and Non- Destructive Inspection training for technicians. The BTA is an Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), European Aviation Safety Association (EASA) and Transport Canada approved training facility.

    The BTA is extremely proud of our role in providing industry leading helicopter training, and we look forward to serving our customer’s professional training needs.

    Best Wishes,

    The Bell Training Academy Staff

    OUR MISSION To provide customers with innovative, world-class training solutions that enhance their ability to safely and efficiently perform their missions.

  • GENERAL INFORMATION ..........................................................2

    BELL TRAINING ACADEMY CONTACT INFORMATION .........................................................................2

    REGISTRATION, PAYMENT INFORMATION & COMPLIMENTARY TRAINING ...............................................4

    COLLEGE AFFILIATIONS ........................................................6

    AFFILIATED CUSTOMER TRAINING FACILITIES ...............6

    GRADUATION ..........................................................................7

    CERTIFICATES ..........................................................................8

    OFFSITE TRAINING .................................................................9

    CLASS SIZES .............................................................................9

    CUSTOMIZED TRAINING .......................................................9

    TECHNICAL TRAINING ................................................................12

    TECHNICIAN TRAINING COURSES ......................................12

    FIELD MAINTENANCE COURSES .........................................13

    EUROPEAN AVIATION SAFETY AGENCY (EASA) PART 66 CATEGORY B1.3 MAINTENANCE COURSES .....14

    ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE COURSES ............................15

    EUROPEAN AVIATION SAFETY AGENCY (EASA) PART 66 CATEGORY B2 MAINTENANCE COURSES ........16

    CONNECTOR AND CABLE MAINTENANCE COURSE ......17

    AUTOMATIC FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS (AFCS) MAINTENANCE COURSES .....................................................18

    COMPONENT OVERHAUL COURSES .................................19

    212 AUTOMATIC FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM (AFCS) OVERHAUL ...............................................................................20

    AVIONICS MAINTENANCE FAMILIARIZATION COURSES ...............................................20

    COMPOSITE REPAIR COURSE...............................................22

    COMPOSITE BLADE REPAIR COURSE ................................22

    AVIATION REGULATIONS ......................................................23

    NON-DESTRUCTIVE INSPECTION (NDI) COURSE ...........24

    T53 LINE MAINTENANCE COURSE .....................................25

    BELL HELICOPTER VIBRATION MONITOR SYSTEM (BHVMS) ................................................25

    PILOT TRAINING ...........................................................................28

    PILOT GROUND & FLIGHT TRAINING COURSES .............29

    FLIGHT TRAINING DEVICES (FTD) ......................................30

    PILOT REFRESHER COURSES ................................................31

    LAW ENFORCEMENT/PUBLIC SERVICE TRAINING COURSE .................................................................32

    PROFESSIONAL PILOT PROGRAM - P3 ..............................33

    TACTICAL FLIGHT OFFICER (TFO) COURSE ......................33

    NIGHT VISION GOGGLE GROUND COURSE .....................34

    INITIAL NIGHT VISION GOGGLE SPECIAL OPERATIONS COURSE ...........................................................34

    REFRESHER NIGHT VISION GOGGLE SPECIAL OPERATIONS COURSE ...........................................................35

    FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR NIGHT VISION GOGGLE SPECIAL OPERATIONS COURSE ...........................................................36

    OPERATIONAL CHECK FLIGHT (OCF) COURSES ..............37

    FAR PART 61 ROTORCRAFT HELICOPTER RATING COURSES ...................................................................38

    FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR COURSE (No FAA Rating Issued) ..........................................................39

    HELIPROPS PROFESSIONAL PILOT SAFETY PROGRAM .................................................................40

    FIRST RESPONDER HELICOPTER SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM ............................................................40

    Table of Contents

  • General Information

  • CHECKLIST

    Upon arrival at the Bell Training Academy you are REQUIRED to have the following items in your possession. You will be asked to present them at the security desk. Your assistance and cooperation in meeting these requirements are greatly appreciated.

    1. Photo identification

    2. Passport (All Foreign Nationals)

    3. Visa and I-94 documentation issued by U.S. Customs (All Foreign Nationals)

    4. TSA/SEVIS Security confirmation letter (All Foreign National Pilots)

    5. ITARS/TAA (All Foreign National Customers when applicable)

    6. Electronic confirmation letter from Bell Helicopter Training Academy

    7. Pilot’s license and current medical certificate (pilots only)

    SECURITY REGULATIONS

    All hand-carried items are subject to inspection by the security guard. The use of a metal detection device is also enforced. Federal requirements do not permit the following items: personal cameras, tape recorders, firearms, or alcohol.

    IDENTIFICATION BADGES

    A Training Academy picture identification badge is issued to you on the first day of class. This badge must be worn in plain view at all times while on Bell property. The Training Academy badge does not permit entry to any other Bell plant or facility.

    VISITORS

    Visitors not registered to attend a course at the Bell Training Academy are not allowed entry unless escorted by a Bell Helicopter employee. Please make arrangements in advance with your instructor or a staff member from the Training Academy for all visitors. Only enrolled students are allowed in the classroom and aircraft.

    DRESS CODE

    No shorts, tank tops, or open toe shoes are permitted at any time for safety reasons. Due to safety regulations, customers may not be allowed to enter if not dressed properly.

    CLASS ATTENDANCE POLICY

    Even though academic performance is the largest part of the course, we place a significant emphasis on overall performance standards. If you must miss some class time, you are responsible for the material covered during your absence.

    The following guidelines have been established based on the amount of material to be covered in each course:

    Course Length Allowable Absence Less than two weeks None Two weeks 1/2 day Three weeks 1 day

    The Bell Training Academy is part of the Bell Customer Center at the Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, Texas. The academy is a modern facility featuring 18 multimedia classrooms, 4 specialized maintenance labs, a 40,000+ sq ft training hanger, 5 advanced Flight Training Devices (FTD) (training 7 Bell models), and one Cockpit Procedure Trainer (CPT).

    Our flight training practice area is a short flight away from the academy and is just northwest of the Texas Motor Speedway. The 120 acre practice area (PA) has three runways: a 2000ft lighted North/South runway, an 850ft North/South runway and an 1650ft East/West runway. There are four separate concrete landing pads and a 30 foot elevated platform for pinnacle landing/takeoff maneuvers. To ensure the safest possible training environment the PA’s sole purpose is BTA flight training and is supported by a full time Crash/rescue crew.

    Our dedicated staff combines these featur