When training in single engine aircraft, engine failure is simulated by rolling the throttle to idle. The pilot is required to complete an autorotation to the ground without use of the engine. This procedure is practiced until the pilot is capable of landing the aircraft to the prescribed landing area to the skill level required by the instructor.
A touchdown autorotation is not conducted to the ground in twin engine models unless the aircraft is approved for a touchdown autorotation. Single engine procedures to a landing are taught following a simulated engine failure or fire.
During transition and refresher training, normal maneuvers are taught & reviewed. Malfunctions & emergency procedures are also taught, practiced and reviewed.
Specialty Training consists of Advanced Rotary Wing Mountain flying, Vertical Reference Longline training, and Advanced Natural Resource (Fire Fighting) training.