Training specialisation: flight operation
Type ratings
Flight instructor certifications
IR(H) instrument rating
Flight simulator
Refresher training
Helicopter hoist operation and NVIS
Helicopter pilot training
Training specialisation: flight operation
Type ratings
Type ratings

Do you want to obtain a type rating? You can do this for types EC135, EC145 and BO 105 at our approved training organisation (ATO). Furthermore, we offer differences training for the EC135 T3H and EC145 (BK 117) variants.

Flight instructor certifications
Flight instructor certifications

Do you want to share your knowledge? You can obtain flight instructor certification for EC135, EC145 and BO 105 type ratings at our approved training organisation (ATO).  

IR(H) instrument rating
IR(H) instrument rating

Do you want to reach new heights? You can obtain an instrument rating for helicopters at our ATO. The theoretical training you receive is followed with a practical element. It can be completed on an EC135 T3H or EC145 (BK 117) D2. 

Flight simulator
Flight simulator

DRF Luftrettung, the biggest operator of the H145 in civil aviation, cooperates with Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT). An ultra-modern level D H145/H135 full flight simulator has been available at the LAT training centre in Frankfurt since August 2020. If desired, our highly qualified type rating instructions can book you in for wet-lease training. 

Refresher training
Refresher training

Has one of your type ratings expired and now you need refresher training?

You can speak to us. We are happy to put together an individual training programme for you.

Helicopter hoist operation and NVIS
Helicopter hoist operation and NVIS

Do you want to broaden your capabilities in helicopter hoist operation (HHO) and night vision imaging systems (NVIS)?  
 
Thanks to our decades of experience in night flight and helicopter hoist operation, we can offer you NVIS and HHO training tailored to your personal needs.  

Helicopter pilot training
Helicopter pilot training

Do you want to become a helicopter pilot? Since September 2022 the first ‘integrated CPL (H) professional helicopter pilot training with ATPL theory’ has started. Benefit from the more than 45 years of experience that DRF Luftrettung and its highly qualified flight instructors have in HEMS operation.

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Blick über die Schultern des Piloten in das Cockpit eines Hubschraubers
In 2004, the DRF Luftrettung was the first air rescue organisation in Germany to receive approval for its own Approved Training Organisation (ATO). Since then, our flight instructors have been training internal and external helicopter pilots. (Source: DRF Luftrettung)
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Piloten in roter Uniform vor dem Hubschrauber
Within the ATO, the DRF Luftrettung offers training courses for the acquisition of type, instructor and instrument flight ratings for various helicopter types. (Source: DRF Luftrettung)
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Airbus H145/135 Helikopter-Simulator - der neue FFS Level D Liufthansa DRF Luftrettung
As part of our cooperation with LAT (Lufthansa Aviation Training), training can take place on a state-of-the-art Full Flight Simulator Level D H145/H135 in Frankfurt. (Source: Lufthansa Aviation Training)
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3 Männer bei einer Schulung
Our flight instructors have decades of flying experience with a wide variety of mission profiles, be it night flying and the use of night vision equipment, instrument flying or winch rescue. (Source: DRF Luftrettung)
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Männer schauen auf ein Tablet
The DRF Luftrettung also offers its customers tailor-made training packages. (Source: DRF Luftrettung)

Broad spectrum for air rescue missions 

With a fleet of over 50 helicopters and more than 45 years’ aviation experience, DRF Luftrettung has broad expertise in flying. Safety and modern technology are our top priorities. Not only are we the world’s biggest operator of the H145 in civil aviation, but we were also the first in Germany to put the five-bladed H145 into service in March 2021. Crews are on standby around the clock at 14 of our 37 bases in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein, while 8 sites deploy helicopters with rescue hoists. 

Night flights, hoist rescue, take-offs and landings in densely populated areas and missions on impassable Alpine terrain are all part of our diverse spectrum of missions. DRF Luftrettung has the most flight hours in darkness of all civil air rescue operators in Europe. It has put in many years of pioneering work in the use of night vision goggles in particular – across Germany and Europe. This concentration of expertise and extensive experience makes us an ideal training partner to have by your side!

Night flight and instrument rules: special requirements 

Our approved training organisation offers training courses to obtain type ratings, flight instructor certification and instrument ratings for various types of helicopters. Training packages can be individually customised, whether for special approvals or training units in the ultra-modern LAT simulator in Frankfurt.  

Our roughly 20 flight instructors possess decades of flying experience, especially in night flight and instrument rules. You too can benefit from DRF Luftrettung’s enormous expertise!
 

Get to know the teaching staff
Attila Dellit
Leiter Approved Training Organisation (ATO) der DRF Luftrettung