Helicopter Ground Handling-Marshalling

The course is in line with the following regulatory guidance:

  • GCAA SAFETY ALERT 2017-01, Issue 01, Dated: 8thFebruary 2017
  • ICAO Annex 2 – Rules of the Air, Appendix 1: Signals, Section 5: Marshalling Signals
  • GCAA CAR Part III – General Requirements, Chapter 2: General, Section 2.21: Signals, GM 01 AIRSIDE SAFETY MANAGEMENT, Chapter 2: identifying the hazards and Managing Risks, Chapter 3: Aprons and Stands


COURSE ELEMENTS:The course encompass the following elements:

  • Basic Definitions
  • Equipment Required for Marshalling
  • Special Precautions
  • Marshalling Signals
  • Flight line Hazards (Eg. FOD, Downwash etc.)
  • Special precautions for day
  • Night arrival and departure.


This course is designed for Helicopter Ground Operations personnel for improving safety and efficiency


COURSE OBJECTIVES: At the end of the course the participants will be able to:

  • Revise basic definitions related to ground handling
  • Understand the equipment required for helicopter marshalling
  • Comprehend the precautions specific to helicopter ground operations.
  • Understand the marshalling signals