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Hampton Island Preserve in Riceboro, GA

Greenline Aerial Target Engagement

Greenline Tactical has engaged with Airborne Tactical Training Solutions, a Tier One provider of tactical helicopter training & support, to offer a unique Aerial Target Engagement Course. Please read entire course description below before signing up.

Greenline Aerial Target Engagement
Greenline Aerial Target Engagement

Time & Location

Jun 08, 2024, 8:00 AM EDT – Jun 09, 2024, 5:00 PM EDT

Hampton Island Preserve in Riceboro, GA, Hampton Island, Georgia 30711, USA

About the event

Hosted at Hampton Island Preserve in Riceboro, GA - Easy to find accommodations south of Savannah, closer to Richmond Hill

Saturday, June 8th

Sunday, June 9th

This course is a “walk on” level Course of instruction with flat range weapons handling and live fire evolutions (both ground and airborne) as well as basic aircraft (helicopter) familiarization and ground school training administered by ATTS for new “aircrew members” prior to ATE training missions. The newly trained aircrew members /ATE participants will, under the direct supervision of helicopter crew chiefs, pre- flight and conduct airborne ATE operations with multiple actual “live fire” aerial target engagement iterations over a variety of ground target courses.

There is a weight limit of 250lb per person without gear for aircraft weight and balance requirements.

This is a 3-phase course:

Phase 1; will include range safety and admin procedure along with flat range live fire assessment and evolutions. Safe weapons handling and understanding of the 4 rules of firearms safety are the only pre-requisites that must be met.

Phase 2; will be dedicated to the ground school portion where students will become familiar with the basics of the aircraft (helicopter) SAFTY, and learn how to Efficiently & Safely function in and around the aircraft with weapons. Multiple dry rehearsals will be performed with a static helicopter on the range.

Phase 3; will begin the aerial portion where multiple iterations / missions will be flown with the newly trained aircrew members / course participants accompanied by a (1 on 1) Greenline Firearms Instructor / Aircrew member.  Airborne Target Engagement will be accomplished from multiple phases of flight, including but not limited to; forward flight, hover and orbits over the aerial gunnery range. Aircrews / Shooters will be trained to positively identify ground targets and engage them as required/directed in accordance with GT-ATET SOPs

Aircrew / Participant Ground School Will Include -
  • (Classroom)
  • Basic Helicopter Aircrew Member Safety
  • (On Helicopter)
  • Approaching the aircraft
  • Aircraft positioning
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Loading and unloading procedures
  • Verbal and Non Verbal communication
  • Weapon safety when around rotary wing aircraft and other considerations
  • Target lead/lag procedures depending on phase of flight.
  • Best practices for optimizing a rifle while airborne.
What Attendees Will Need –
  • A zeroed AR style rifle with 400 Rifle rounds of ammunition. There will not be time allotted to zero a gun, show up prepared to shoot, do not hold back the class with your failure to plan and follow directions and read the course description.
  • Suppressors are highly recommended.
  • A weapon mounted 1x RDS is highly recommended. (Please bring spare batteries)
  • 2-point adjustable Sling
  • A basic belt (Battle belts are not required)
  • Good close toed shoes (Boots recommended)
  • Shooting gloves (recommended)
  • Weather/Temp appropriate clothing
  • Eye and Ear pro for flat range shooting (Eye Ear and head protection will be provided for the Flight Portion)
  • 3x rifle magazines (PMAGs highly recommended)
  • A positive attitude and an open mind
  • Note taking material (Notebook & Pens)
High Risk Activity Disclaimer: Aviation is inherently dangerous. Firearms are inherently dangerous. Proper training, solid communication and the ability to follow directions all mitigate the risk as much as possible. Understand that by signing up for this class you agree to follow all directions by Pilots, Crew chiefs and other ground personnel. You will also be required to sign a Hold Harmless release acknowledging the above risks & dangers. Students will be assessed throughout the training and if they pose a risk to the aircrews, the aircraft, or themselves they will be asked to leave, and refunds will not be issued.

Weather Policy: We do not have the ability to control the weather, we will do everything in our power to not cancel, pushing the class left or right or staying later to wait out weather but safety is the top priority.

Learn more about Airborne Tactical Training Services HERE

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