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Thorough assessment is essential before landing in mountainous terrain. Take the time to identify wind speed and direction, power requirements, terrain suitability, and escape routes before making your final approach.

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Statistics show a correlation between accidents and low pilot time. No matter how experienced you are in other aircraft, setting conservative personal limits in a new make and model of helicopter will reduce risk. Click here to get this safety tip in infographic form and ....

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Costs and profits should never trump safety in aviation decision-making. Don’t take safety risks just to appease your company's bottom ....

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Train Pilots to Recognize Spatial Disorientation – According to USHST analysis, one out of 10 fatal accidents were linked to spatial disorientation being a cause or a contributing factor to a pilot’s incapacitation. Addressing scenarios on recognition and recovery from ....

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Studies have demonstrated that even moderate sleep deprivation can cause cognitive impairments comparable to intoxication, with significant reductions in reaction times, memory, manual dexterity, and higher order decision making. In our industry, getting adequate sleep can ....

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Consistently document all maintenance discrepancies to allow other pilots and maintenance personnel to see trends. Identifying a looming problem can save lives. Click here to get this safety tip in infographic form and share with your colleagues.

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LAND AND LIVE should be the philosophy of every pilot and operator. Whether you are faced with a warning light, low fuel, a sick crewmember or passenger, or changing weather conditions, a precautionary landing can prevent tragedy. Mission completion can wait until you can ....

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No matter your experience, taking off from or flying into a confined area means a lower margin for error. Be extremely cautious of wind velocity and direction along with density altitude calculations for achieving maximum performance when it's most needed. Always build in an ....

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To avoid wires, trees, and other obstacles, fly above 1,000 feet AGL whenever possible. Even the most experienced helicopter pilots need to be vigilant about this risk and limit their exposure.

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HAI Director of Safety Steve Sparks talks about how you can enhance your personal safety culture.

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