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NTSB Training Course focuses on helicopter accident investigation.

Press Release Summary:

April 9, 2014 - Helicopter Accident Investigation Course will be held August 18–22, 2014 at NTSB's Training Center in Ashburn, VA. Course will provide overview of procedures and methods used as well as skills required for all aspects of helicopter accident investigation. Instructors from U.S. Army National Guard will also provide instruction in helicopter aerodynamics, operations, and investigations, and attendees will get to practice investigative skills via hands-on examination.

National Transportation Safety Board - Washington, DC

Original Press Release

NTSB Training Center Offers New Helicopter Accident Investigation Course

Press release date: April 2, 2014

WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board is pleased to announce a new Helicopter Accident Investigation Course, to be held August 18-22, 2014, at the NTSB's Training Center in Ashburn, Va.

The course will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the procedures and methods used and the skills required for all aspects of helicopter accident investigation. NTSB investigators will present examples from recent investigations to demonstrate particular aspects of the investigative process.

In addition, instructors from the US Army National Guard will provide instruction in helicopter aerodynamics, operations and investigations. Attendees will also have the opportunity to practice their investigative skills through a hands-on helicopter wreckage examination and examination of an intact UH-1 Iroquois (HUEY).

Registration is now open for the course, and tuition rates increase after July 18, 2014. The registration link for the course is available on the course page:

Information about the NTSB Training Center, course registration information and a complete listing of all public courses offered is available at

NTSB Training Center: 571-223-3900

Contact Information
Office of Public Affairs
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594

Keith Holloway
(202) 314-6100


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