E.C.H.O. Law Enforcement Tactical Flight Crew Academy- Palm Beach, Florida

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Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

4215 Cherry Road

West Palm Beach, FL 33409

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ECHO (Every Coast Helicopter Operations) is excited to announce our spring 2019 Tactical Flight Crew Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida during the week of March 25th through the 29th. Of course in ECHO fashion, the academy is FREE! Hosted by one of the premier law enforcement aviation units in the United States, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and ECHO has teamed up to bring you an exciting week of courses and topics for both pilots and tactical flight officers. TFC is designed for the aircrew!

The course, which is offered to law enforcement officers only, fills up quickly! So, don't hesitate and miss this free training!

ECHO’s Tactical Flight Crew Academy is designed for the law enforcement aircrew. The week will be packed full of topics designed to make your aircraft more effective in it's mission. A sampling of the courses includes:

  • Intro into Hoisting

  • Active Shooter Response

  • Airborne Patrol Techniques

  • K9 Operations and Support

  • Pursuits and Surveillance

    • Airplanes & Helicopters

  • Fix Wing Operations

    • Pilot & TFO techniques

  • Infrared and Camera tactics

  • Tactical Operations/ SWAT

  • Overwater Missions

  • Shallow Water Egress & Field Survival

  • L.E. Crew Resource Management

  • Low Light Missions

  • Drug Interdiction

  • IIMC- Not just the pilot’s problem

And many other topics…


ECHO is for aircrews by aircrews. ECHO believes the best way to learn is to learn from others who do it too. Presentations and course are taught by peers, co-workers, and flight crews just like you.

At TFC Palm Beach, you will network with other aircrews near and far. Leading industries vendors will be on site during the vendor days. Food? This is ECHO! Of course we will feed you! Snacks, drinks, coffee, donuts, bagels, fruits, and pastries to start your morning. Most importantly... lunch is on us. We won’t let you go away hungry! ECHO will make sure you will have a full belly each day.

Speaking of food… The Fly-in BBQ will once again take place one evening during the week. This event is for you to bring your family, friends, and aircraft to an evening of great food and the smell of Jet-A. This special event invites any of the representing agencies or aircraft crews wanting a cross-country to fly in their aircraft for a static display. So shine up those helicopters and enjoy a fun relaxing evening.


Need a place to stay?

Host hotel: Embassy Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach Central

Group rate is valid until 45 days before the event. We have fifty rooms, so don't hesitate because they will book quickly. The hotel has an airport shuttle, gym, pool, breakfast, and other amenities just a few miles from the sunny shores of West Palm Beach.



Not and ECHO member? Sign up! It's free!

ECHO events and courses are for ECHO Members. Please make sure you follow the above link to submit for membership. ECHO is for Flight Crew by Flight Crews!



If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email: INFO@ECHOHELIOPS.ORG

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