Precision Aerial Rifle Training Course

Dillon Aero offers a training course designed to teach students to place accurate, slow, well-aimed fire on a man-sized target from a moving helicopter, at ranges from a rotor disk up to 200 meters and at aircraft ground speeds of 20-60 knots. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to operate as a functional crew member of a rotary wing asset acting not only as a shooter, but as a crew chief as well. This skill set will increase the capabilities of the aircraft as well as survivability and safety.

Learning objectives include the following topics:

  • Aircraft overview and safety considerations
  • Weapons, optics, and supporting equipment selection
  • Aircraft flight and attack profiles
  • Determining/applying the ballistic solution
  • Assessing shot placement, hits, and misses

 

The coursework is sectioned as follows:

PERIOD 1

  • 100-meter offset, 40-50 knots A/C speed, 100’ AGL
  • One target set consisting of target barrel and aiming barrel

PERIOD 2

  • 100-meter offset, 50-60 knots A/C speed, 100’ AGL
  • One target set consisting of target barrel and aiming barrel

PERIOD 3

  • 150-meter offset, 40-50 knots A/C speed, 100’ AGL
  • Vary off-set distances, A/C speeds, and heights
  • Utilize different flight patterns, approaches, orbit, etc.
  • Two target sets without set aiming barrels

PERIOD 4

  • 150-meter offset, 50-60 knots A/C speed, 100’ AGL
  • Vary off-set distances, A/C speeds, and heights
  • Utilize different flight patterns, approaches, orbit, etc.
  • Two target sets without set aiming barrels

NVG PERIOD

  • 100 meter offset, 40-50 knots A/C speed, 100’ AGL
  • 60 roundsOne target set consisting of target barrel and aiming barrel

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