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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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Just say "NO" if it’s not safe to go. A pilot can feel pressured to complete a mission despite bad weather, known maintenance issues, or inherent risk of the mission. Always make sure your personal safety culture takes priority in your decision to fly.

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Slow down, take your time, and comply. Taking an extra five 5 to 10 minutes to double check that you've complied with all safety procedures and guidelines could prevent an accident.

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Use the IMSAFE checklist to ensure you are fit to fly. Before every flight, ask yourself: is my ability to fly safely affected by illness, medication, stress, alcohol, fatigue, dehydration, or poor diet? IMSAFE can save your life.

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Nonpilot flight crews should be encouraged to report unprofessional flying by pilots without fear of retribution. Examples of unprofessional conduct by pilots include ....

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In our industry, complacency can cost you a lot more than your career. Make the following actions a habit, they could save your life ....

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In our industry, complacency can cost you a lot more than your career. Make the following actions a habit, they could save your life ....

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Review industry accidents during initial and recurrent pilot training, with a candid look at professional vs. unprofessional actions. Examining the actions leading up to an accident can prevent future tragedy. Click here to get this safety tip in infographic form and share with your colleagues.

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