BETTER TRAINING. SMARTER MECHANICS. SAFER PILOTS.
No one knows more about helping your mechanics and pilots to learn more about our aircraft than the training team at Thrush. They’ll provide hands-on training in our dedicated classrooms and facilities. So, whether you are taking delivery of your first Thrush or you’re sending new technicians or pilots to learn how to operate and service an existing fleet, we have a customized course for you.
Flight Training Courses
Our training for agricultural pilots is smart, thorough, and focused on safety. We can provide customized transitional or re-currency training from instructors with many years of experience, whether at the factory with a new dual cockpit, dual control Thrush, or in your aircraft in your own operation.
Thrush offers true purpose-built training models for each of our aircraft with dual cockpit/dual control options.
General Familiarization Course
This course is designed to familiarize pilots with operational aspects of the Thrush Aircraft. The course covers all aircraft systems, performance information, weight and balance calculations, engine operations/limitations and normal/emergency procedures. The Thrush Aircraft Pilot General Familiarization Course consists of classroom instructions and five hours in our Thrush 510AS simulator. The course is normally conducted in two days.
Aircraft Turbine Transition
This course is designed for pilots with no turbine engine experience or those with no experience in a Thrush. The course includes classroom instruction, seven hours of simulator time, and three hours of flight training in a dual cockpit. The course is conducted in five days.
This course has been developed for experienced aerial application pilots. It focuses on real-world scenarios and emergency procedures, including engine failures, system failures, obstacle impacts, and more. The course includes classroom, instruction, and five hours of simulator time.
At our Training Center in Albany, Georgia we operate the newest and most advanced flight simulator in agricultural aviation – the Thrush 510AS. This course allows you and your instructor to practice normal procedures as well as numerous in-flight and ground emergencies – while learning the proper ways to deal with them. And all without any risk to you or your aircraft. We highly recommend this course for pilots transitioning into a Thrush.
Airframe & Maintenance Training
This course is designed specifically to help your team learn how to keep your Thrush Aircraft in peak operating condition. We teach engineers and technicians to perform scheduled maintenance, make repairs, and perform complete inspections. In this course, we place special emphasis on preventive maintenance to keep your airplane operational, and repairs to a minimum.
The course also includes detailed instructions on how to troubleshoot the aircraft’s systems from flight control rigging, engine rigging and ground runs, electrical, and much more! Every course is tailored to a customer’s specific needs.