Under our contract with Bell, our mission is to provide the highest quality flight and ground training in the safest possible environment in accordance with Bell’s own syllabi to include their flight hours and qualifications. Our combined purpose is to provide a level of training that has the exacting Bell standards, and train Bell’s customers to the highest level of competency which includes FSTD training at the Bell Helicopter Training Facility. In addition to our contracted courses with Bell, Universal Helicopters has created a Center of Excellence in Dallas Texas with unlimited possibilities which will enable us to create a specialized experience that will account for the customer’s individual needs.
With our unprecedented safety record, and the reputation of providing the highest quality training, Universal Helicopters will operate in complete alignment with Bell’s own in-house policies and procedures, while utilizing the Bell approved Syllabi for the Initial and Recurrent courses in the Bell 206B model for Bell customers who enroll through Bell. https://bellhelicopter.sabacloud.com/
The Universal Helicopters Bell Certified Training Facility, under the watchful eye of Bell’s own training personnel, takes pride in offering the most highly advanced and exceptional helicopter flight training in the Bell 206B Jet Ranger helicopter. Like Bell, our primary objective is to supply the Bell/UHI customers with quality training in a safe environment that includes, passing on our superior knowledge and skills with regards to all phases of flight. Our experienced instructor staff will also impart a high level of Ground and Flight knowledge pertaining to normal procedures, emergency procedures and general knowledge with regards to the Bell 206B. We believe that a knowledgeable pilot that has had quality training that includes proper Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) training, will be successful in carrying out safe flight operations each and every flight.
At this facility, Universal Helicopters also offers ab-initio training through CFII, NVG Training (Initial, Recurrent, & NVG CFI), Bell Approved Transition Training, Bell Approved Recurrent Training, and Advanced Training by the hour, in the Bell 206B aircraft.
The aim of the Initial Course is that after approximately fourteen (14.0) hours of systems and procedures theoretical training to include an additional (5) hours flight, (1) FSTD, the pilots will have achieved the level of proficiency necessary to enable them to pass the theoretical knowledge examination and safely operate the Bell 206B helicopter. The aim of the Recurrent Course is that after approximately (8) hours of systems and procedures theoretical training, to include an additional (2) hours flight, (1) FSTD. The pilots will have achieved the level of proficiency necessary to enable them to safely operate the Bell 206B helicopter.
Before commencing a Bell Approved course (Initial, Recurrent) a pilot must:
To support the Bell 206B training program, Universal Helicopters operates well maintained aircraft, which are equipped as required to meet the requirements of the training course. These aircraft are equipped with dual flight controls to allow for student or the instructor to control the aircraft. The aircraft are configured to meet FAA requirements, to include NVG training.
The FSTD is used to support ground and flight lessons, and to provide additional training in areas and conditions that are not generally accomplished in the actual helicopter. Approximately two (2) hours of FSTD training will be given to include, 1 hour of brief and debrief. All of the FSTD will be given in the 206B FSTD at the Bell Helicopter facility.
To complete a course of instruction, each maneuver shall be performed at or above those standards as stated in the FAA Practical Test Standards for the level of certificate held. Upon satisfactory completion of all course requirements, a Certificate of Completion will be issued. In addition, a 14 (CFR) Part 61.56(a) Flight Review may be provided. Flight only recurrent courses are available. Upon completion of a flight only recurrent course, only a Certificate of Flight Training will be issued.
Following the approved Bell Initial, & Recurrent Syllabi step by step, Universal Helicopters will provide the most comprehensive coverage of the Bell 206B series helicopter along with its, Operating Limitations, Emergency Procedures, Performance Characteristics as well as an in depth coverage of the Preflight and Systems.
Single engine emergency procedure training includes touchdown autorotations, hydraulic-off landings, and anti-torque system failure procedures in the 206B helicopter, with additional training conducted in the FSTD at the Bell training facility. Flights may be conducted during day or night.
Through comprehensive demonstration and student practice, to include clear, concise, and honest critiques, exceptional results can be achieved. Normal maneuvers and emergency procedures in the Bell 206B series helicopter will be taught to exacting standards with the goal of obtaining above average results.
*All Training is Accomplished at our Dallas TX Location Except for the 206 Simulator/FSTD Training which is completed at Bell’s Training Facility with our Instructor.
Universal Helicopters Bell Certified Training Facility
4975 Voyager Drive, Dallas, TX, Dallas Executive Airport | KRBD
Class Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Flight Schedule: Split between mornings & afternoons
Dress Code: Casual clothing such as jeans are acceptable. Flight Suits are preferable. Tank tops, sandals and shorts are not permitted during classroom activities or flight operations.
Lunch Break: One Hour. With a full service restaurant next to our facility, Universal Helicopters will provide a complimentary lunch, for our training customers. Soft drinks, coffee, tea candy and snacks will be provided and are located in the lunchroom. A microwave oven and refrigerator are available in this area as well.
Security Regulations: Photo identification is required of each person entering the school. All hand- carried items are subject to inspection by UHBCTF employees. A UHBCTF picture identification badge is issued on the first day of class. This badge must be worn at all times while at our Training Center.
Training Materials: All books, supplies and training materials are furnished by Universal Helicopters. Training materials are provided to enrollee only and will be not issued prior to the first day of class.
Visitors: Please be advised that guests of registered students under the age of 18 are not allowed at our training facility unsupervised.
U.S. Customers: Must bring FAA pilot certificates and government issued driver’s license or passport.
Foreign Nationals: All Foreign Nationals must comply with US regulations. On the first day of class, Foreign Nationals must bring the following documents: VALID PASSPORT, and US Visa (if required for entry into U.S).
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