MD530F Qualification

MD530F Helicopter

KBFS (wholly owned subsidiary of ) offers MD530F Helicopter Qualification Training at our Temple, TX facility. See below for course summary:

MD-500/530 Series Initial Qualification/Mission Training Course (Pilot)

Course Number: MD500-QM-2014
Course Duration: 12 Calendar Days / 10 Training Days
Training Location: Temple, Texas
Aircraft: MD-500/530 Series (Includes MD-500D/E/MD-530F, per customer requirements)
Prerequisite: Student must be a FAA Certificated Rotorcraft/Helicopter Pilot or Military Equivalent


The MD-500 Series Pilot Initial Qualification course consists of 22 hours academic Instruction and 15 hours qualification flight training in an FAA-certified MD-500D/E or MD-530F aircraft. For DOD customers, this course includes a one (1) hour flight evaluation and official documentation in USA IATF or USAF Form 8. Note: We do not schedule flight training in this course on Saturdays or Sundays unless needed to make up for training lost due to maintenance or inclement weather.

MD-500D/E/530F Qualification Training Course (Pilot)

Training Day Training Type Classroom
Ground Training
Aircraft Training
Mon In-processing, Local Area Brief, MD-500/530 Airframe, Rotor System, Fuel System 4
Tue C-20/C-20B/C-30B Engine (as appropriate); Aircraft Limitations 4
Wed Drive Train & Transmission System; Electrical System; Utility Systems; Aircraft Limitations 4
Thu Weight & Balance; Performance Planning; Aircraft Forms & Records 4
Fri Aircraft Lighting ; Emergency Procedures 4
Sat/Sun No Training/Weather Backup No Training/Weather Backup
Mon Tactical Flight Maneuvers 2
Tue Aircrew Briefing/Debriefing
Wed Aircrew Briefing/Debriefing
Thu Aircrew Briefing/Debriefing
Fri Aircrew Briefing/Debriefing N/A
Sat/Sun No Training/Weather Backup No Training/Weather Backup
Mon EOC Evaluation Briefing/Debriefing (1)
Tue Administration No Training
Total 22 15

* Students must possess a minimum of a FAA Rotary Wing Pilot and Class II Medical certificate.

** Please call Marcel Benoit, General Manager, for Prices and Course Availability at 850-398-8699.

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