Thu, Dec 11, 2008
Kevin Brandt Is Senior Instructor At Bell Flight Training
It's awards season for Helicopter Association International...
and on Wednesday, HAI announced its 2009 Outstanding Certified
Flight Instructor Award recipient. Kevin C. Brandt is Senior Flight
Instructor at Bell Helicopter, Fort Worth, TX.
Since 1996 Brandt has been Senior Flight Instructor at the Bell
Flight Training Academy, where his specialty is transition and
recurrent training for standard flight maneuvers and emergency
procedures. His calm and confident demeanor in the demanding
environment of helicopter flight instruction creates an atmosphere
of trust, allowing for a most productive learning experience. His
challenging yet carefully structured lessons motivate his students
to strive for their best performance.
In addition to flight proficiency, Brandt fosters an attitude of
safety during each flight, and in all aspects of flying. His
students complete their training as more competent and safer
pilots. As testimony to this, Brandt was awarded an HAI Pilot
Safety Award upon logging 5,000 consecutive accident and
violation-free helicopter flight hours.
Brandt continually expands his knowledge of equipment and
teaching techniques. As a licensed A&P mechanic, he
incorporates knowledge from that perspective into his flight
instruction by teaching students about the entire aircraft. He
currently has more than 10,000 accident and violation-free flight
hours; over 4,450 hours of flight instruction with more than 2,000
students; and over 70,000 touchdown autorotations with zero
accidents, specializing in day and night touchdown autorotations,
and precision autorotations. He also has more than 15 years of aero
medical flying, and five years of offshore flying experience, and
was acknowledged for his humanitarian efforts during the Hurricane
Katrina relief operation.
HAI says Brandt's rapport with students makes him one of the
most requested instructors for recurrent training at the Bell
Flight Training Academy. Brandt's abilities as a helicopter flight
instructor, his sense of humor and quick wit, and a genuine concern
for his students, have earned him the widespread respect of
students and peers alike.
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