Pilots are recruited for their experience, talent and capability to control for incidents. They must pass the rigorous training of aircraft manufacturers to have sufficient capacity to ensure absolute safety in the air and on the ground.
Every year they are sent to instrumental flight rules (IFR) course in Russia and France and helicopter underwater escape training (HUET) courses in Singapore and Malaysia.
100% of VNHN pilots are certified as commercial pilots by Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV). Many pilots have accumulated over 6,000 flying hours, even some over 9,000 safe flying hours with a lot of experiences in various types of services such as flights for oil and gas exploration, flights for the MIA program, medical emergency or commodity transport through remote jungles, rugged mountains in complex meteorological conditions.