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NTSB Training Center.

Title Rotorcraft Accident Investigation
Description This course provides participants with a comprehensive overview of the procedures and methods used and the skills required with all aspects of rotorcraft accident investigation. Examples from recent investigations will be used to demonstrate particular aspects of the investigative process.
ID Code AS102
Dates, Tuitions and Processing Fee

$2100 early registration
$2150 late registration

$100 processing fee will be added to tuitions for all offline applications.
A tuition invoice can be ordered for a $25 processing fee.

Note:  payment must be made at time of registration.


8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location NTSB Training Center 45065 Riverside Parkway Ashburn, Virginia 20147

OPEN.  Applications are now being accepted.

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CEUs 3.2
  • NTSB Legal Authorities
  • Operational and mechanical aspects of rotorcraft performance
  • Rotorcraft engines
  • Fracture recognition
  • Weather
  • Air Traffic Control for Rotorcraft
  • NTSB "party" process
  • Survival factors
  • Case studies may include midair collisions, in-flight fires, in-flight breakups and weather-related accidents
  • TWA flight 800 tutorial, examination of the reconstruction of the aircraft wreckage, and a discussion on how the NTSB undertakes major accident investigations
  • Media Relations
  • On Site Safety Issues
  • Structures
  • Operational Factors
Performance Results

Upon completion of this course the participant will:

  • Define the  major aspects of rotorcraft investigations at an accident scene
  • Distinguish the difference between structural failures that may have caused the accident and structural damage that occurred as a result of the accident
  • Confidently interact with the media at the accident site and during the on-going investigation
Who May Attend
  • Investigators from the NTSB and other accident investigation authorities/commissions worldwide
  • Potential participants in an NTSB investigation: Investigative and safety personnel employed by airframe, engine or component manufacturers, airlines, civilian and military agencies, and related labor unions
  • Members of the academic community attending for research purposes (on a space-available basis)
Accommodations Area hotels and restaurants
Airports Washington Dulles International (IAD): 10 miles
Washington Ronald Reagan National (DCA): 30 miles
Baltimore/Washington International (BWI): 60 miles
More Information

Email or call (571) 223-3900

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