Three (3) or Four (4) Day Course
Tacflow’s Aerial Platform Operations Course brings formalized training to SWAT teams and Aircrews who are wanting to begin a AP program or expand and/or validate their current program. A Law Enforcement Aerial Platform program allows for more than just firing from a helicopter if needed, it also provides for protective overwatch from the air for law enforcement officers & citizens on the ground and support for SWAT operators during high risk operations. As domestic & international terrorists attacks continue to occur, the aerial option gives law enforcement commanders the ability to use a safe method to stop or mitigate these threats. During the course students are taught multiple approaches to target(s) and are taught the ‘how and why’ regarding ballistics at altitude. The course also covers safety, aircraft set-up, SWAT/Aircrew roles, communications and off-site rapid deployment. Course length is determined by student to aircraft ratio. Host agency must supply helicopter(s).
Our Tacflow Aerial Platform Instructors are SWAT Operators who actively deploy in this role at their respective agencies.
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Approved Course #3363
Moving Platform uses the proprietary information from Dr. Lyman Hazelton (www.empyrealsciences.com)
Course developed by Mark Lang
Course is limited to active Law Enforcement and Military Professionals. Students who are Tactical Flight Officer’s (TFO) may participate as long as they have attended their agency patrol rifle program. SWAT Operators must be Carbine qualified per agency requirements. Police Snipers must be Carbine and Precision Rifle qualified per their agency requirements. This course is not limited to just police snipers.
- Yates Gear 571-Rappel Master Adjustable Lanyard w/Shock Stop and DMM Captive Eye Carabiners (yatesgear.com)
- TAB Gear Aerial Platform Sling (APS) (www.tabgear.com)
- Yates Gear Safety Rated Riggers Belt or Safety Rated Rappel Seat/Harness
- MGM Aerial Platform Training Steel Targets (www.mgmtargets.com)
- Aardvark Tactical TCI Aerial Platform Headset System (www.aardvarktactical.com/AERIAL-PLATFORM)
By Mark Lang
For law enforcement agencies in the United States that have helicopter support, there is one potential program that, …
Instructor Mark Lang’s article- Taking the High Ground, the Police Aerial Platform was featured in Edition 6/2016 …
An often overlooked asset is an agencies aerial asset (helicopter), which can serve as an aerial engagement platform with tremendous …