Aircrew will have the following minimum experience and qualifications:
|Total helicopter hours||2500 hours|
|Hours in command of multi-engined helicopters||1000 hours|
|Hours on type||250 hours|
|Hour in command on type||100 hours|
|Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence|
|Instrument Rating held for at least two years|
|Minimum of one year’s experience on a dedicated civil or military SAR unit|
|Total helicopter hours||750 hours|
|Hours on multi-engined helicopters||350 hours|
|Hours on type||50 hours which may include simulator time|
|Commercial Pilot’s Licence|
|ATPL theory credit|
At least one year’s experience as a Winch Operator on a dedicated military or civilian SAR unit and at least the EMT qualification accredited by PHECC.
At least three months experience as a Winchperson on a dedicated military or civilian SAR unit and at least the Paramedic qualification accredited by PHECC.