You learn essential skills like how to survive outdoors and how to fire weapons. The training also boosts your fitness. After mastering the basics, you can learn how to re-arm and refuel helicopters, and how to direct them on the landing site. You also get driving licences so you can operate a variety of vehicles. Most training takes place during evenings and weekends.
Skills you can learn
As a Groundcrew Specialist in your spare time, you develop the skills to work with aircraft on the landing site. You’ll drive LGVs, including the 15,000-litre refuelling tanker and 15-tonne flatbed. You may learn how to provide communication links between aircraft and ground troops. Later on you can train as a Support Specialist, which puts you in control of logistic supply.