Mountain rating MOU
The mountain training MOU is the most challenging and most beautiful training in helicopter flying. Mountain flying is a special challenge for the helicopter pilot. Flight tactics, changing meteorological conditions, early recognition of the helicopter's performance limits, influences of altitude on the pilot, emergency procedures at altitude - these points and much more are taught by experienced flight instructors. Mountain training is only offered so comprehensively in Switzerland and is one of the most demanding training courses in helicopter flying. The licence entry MOU is unique worldwide and is proof of a well-founded additional training. The MOU entry is indispensable for a professional pilot in Switzerland. After completing the training, the pilot is entitled to carry out landings at any height for work flights and to fly to all mountain landing sites in Switzerland for tourist flights, such as heliskiing.
100 hours experience on helicopters at the practical MOU test
• 5 to 10 hours theory
• At least 50 landings <2000 m above sea level
• At least 150 landings on 20 different official mountain landing sites, of which at least 10 different sites and 50 landings > 2700 m above sea level
• FOCA examination
• Expenditure: approx. 25 to 30 flight hours