Touchdown Helicopters is a small and friendly, privately owned company, with a can-do attitude, applying professional values to our everyday operation. We offer a full range of scenic, charter and aerial work services from our base here at Wollongong Airport, ideally located in the heart of the Illawarra region of NSW, and less than 2 hours drive south from the centre of Sydney.
About Touchdown Training
Touchdown Helicopters acquired Aerowasp Helicopters in 2016 to bring helicopter training back to the Illawarra. Aerowasp Helicopters now trades as Touchdown Training.
Touchdown Training offers a full range of pilot training courses for both the commercial and private helicopter pilot alike. As well as rotary PPL and CPL courses we also offer helicopter type endorsements, Instructor Ratings, Night VFR rating, Sling Ratings, Instructor Training Endorsements etc . And if you can't get to us, then we can come to you.
If you would like help getting through your aviation theory exams we also have a ground school available, offering either full PPL and CPL theory courses or else customised support to get you through those theory components which are more challenging than others.
- All flight training conducted under AOC No. CASA.TAAOC.0516-10
- All flight training and assessment conducted pursuant to Part 141 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR)
Commercial Pilots License CPL(H)
Thinking of a career in Helicopters? You will need a Commercial Pilots License to fly for hire or reward. In order to be granted a CPL(H), you will need to be at least 18 years of age, have a valid Aviation Reference Number (ARN), hold a CASA Class 1 Medical and hold an English Language Proficiency of at least Student Licence Level 6, and have Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)
Instructor Rating – CPL(H)
Before undertaking an Instructor Rating, you will need to hold a Commercial Helicopter Pilots Licence and have logged a minimum of 250 hours of flight experience (prior to sitting the flight test). You will also be required to have adequate knowledge of the seven CPL theory exam subjects.
Low Level Endorsement
Low level training and testing can be conducted towards the issue of the Low Level rating. This course consists of 10 hours dual training covering all aspects of low level operations and emergencies. Airborne subjects will include into and out-of-wind operations, typical photographic profiles, emergencies and undesired aircraft states and recovery from same and general handling and manoeuvring. We also consider and advise on all legal aspects of low flying operations including any updates to your company Operations Manual to cater for low flying operation sunder your AOC.
Arrive rested, relaxed and prepared. A corporate transfer is a fast, personalised service for the busy business executive who needs to get to their destination as soon as possible according to their own schedule. And if that includes your staff team, then we have a large fleet of helicopters to get you all there, all together and all at the same time.
The ubiquitous helicopter is used as a work horse across a multitude of industries due its large lifting capacity. When used for industrial or commercial purposes, the helicopter will typically have a hook fitted into its underbelly which can then have various types of payload attached using a long cable or rope.
Touchdown Helicopters is able to provide a transport solution for the delivery of cargo when all other options are unavailable. Whether delivery is required to remote locations without road access, or to communities isolated due to weather events or even if road access is unavailable due to the bulk, size and shape of the cargo, then a helicopter delivery may be the best option.
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