After many year of dialog and collaboration between Ch-7 Helicopters Heli-Sport of Torino, AlixaSarl ( dealer CH-7 France), the DGAC (French aeronautical authority), and french ULM federation (FFPLUM) the French ULM class 6 has been finally launched. The class 6 regroups ultralight helicopters such as Ch-7 Kompress and Ch-7 Ranabot that will now be able to be registered in France. The creation of this class is the result of a 6 month experimental phase which has been brilianty passed thanks to our Ch-7 Kompress Charlie. Once the class officially open, 2 helicopters have obtained their french registration : one is a Kompress Charlie property of AlixaSarl and registered 04FP and the other aKompress Charlie 2 .
Following the creation of ULM class 6 by the DGAC and FFPLUM, Ch-7 Helicopters Heli-Sport has held a piloting from the back seat training course. This course took place in France and was necessary because the FFPLUM used Ch-7 helicopters to organize a 4 day session of training for new ULM class 6 pilots and instructors.
As written in the pilot’s manual, regardless of the pilot’s official qualification, Ch-7 requires that a training course must be taken in order to be legally allowed to pilot from the back seat. For this reason PierluigiBarbero, Ch-7 expert pilot, held a free of charge course for two instructor pilots selected by the DGAC. This course took place at the Aspres airport, near Gap, France, in collaboration with the FFPLUM and our French dealer Matthieu de Quillacq who as kindly put at disposal two helicopters to do the course.
Following this course, 2 ULM class 6 instructors have been enabled to issue ULM class 6 certificates on CH-7 Kompress. These two instructors are Mr. Charles Javornik and Mr. HuguesTauziede. During the training days organized by the FFPLUM and DGAC have been issued several pilot and instructor certificates for the ULM class 6.
These new instructors, in order to be legally authorized to give flying lessons on CH-7 Kompress, will have to take the same back seating piloting course at an authorized CH-7 organisation. At the moment these organisations are Ch-7 Service in Asti, Italy and AlixaSarl, Barcelonette, France.