Every Coast Helicopter Operations (ECHO) is a public safety aviation non-profit organization. We provide free tactical flight crew training for law enforcement pilots and tactical flight officers, search and rescue providers, as well as for medical helicopter programs.

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(Courtesy ECHO TFC Academy)

Our Tactical Flight Crew Academy is lead by fellow pilots and TFOs, under the direction of our law enforcement director, Deputy Sheriff Jason Sams, Tactical Flight Officer for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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We are trying to grow our free Academy to other law enforcement aviation officers and pilots, so that everyone can share ways to operate aircraft more safely, learn techniques to operate more efficiently, get hands on experience with new technology (such as FLIR), and learn about specialty operations/interaction such as K9 and SWAT support, night operations, hoist maneuvers, and drug interdiction from industry experts.

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(Courtesy ECHO TFC Academy)

This year, our free spring Tactical Flight Crew Academy will be hosted by the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, from March 25-29th, 2019. Registration and additional information is available on our website, www.echoheliops.org for aviation law enforcement personnel. We have about 20 seats left in this academy, and will max out at 70 participants. A second academy will be available in the fall.

– ECHO Staff