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May 8, 2019 - May 9, 2019 Arlington, VA

Attend safety, operations, and maintenance presentations from high-level air medical industry professionals and the FAA. Industry leaders, managers, operators, pilots, and mechanics are encouraged to attend.

Helicopter Air Medical Safety Conference



Day 1 - Wednesday, May 8, 2019




7:00-8:00 Hosted Breakfast  
8:00-9:00 Opening Remarks & Introductions Host Associations
9:00-10:15 Regulatory Issues Panel Part I
• Impacts from 2018 FAA Reauthorization Bill
Tom Luipersbeck, FAA
Lirio Liu, FAA
Wayne Frye, FAA
Nolan Crawford, FAA
10:15-10:45 Networking Break  
10:45-12:00 Regulatory Issues Panel Part II
• Preemption Threats (ADA)
• FAA Agency Legal Perspective
Irene Howie
Jonathan Cross, FAA
Bern Diederich, Former DOT
12:00-1:00 Lunch  
1:00-2:30 UAS Integration/Impacts Panel
• UAS Integration
• Airspace Protection Measures
• Airspace Management
Brian Wynne, AUVSI
Rich Hanson, AMA
Brendan Schulman, DJI
Lawrence Williams, Zipline
2:30-3:00 Networking Break  
3:00-4:30 HAI Aviation Reporting Program Introduction Chris Hill, HAI
4:30 Adjourn Day 1  
5:30-7:00 Hosted Reception  


Day 2 - Thursday, May 9, 2019


7:00-8:00 Hosted Breakfast  
8:00-8:15 Opening Remarks Host Associations
8:15-9:30 Air Medical Accident Statistics Matt Rigsby, FAA
Lee Roskop, FAA
9:30-10:30 Perspective: Accidents & Recommendations Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg, NTSB
10:30-11:00 Networking Break  
11:00-12:00 HAA Corporate Safety Culture Matt Zuccaro, HAI
12:00-1:00 Lunch  
1:00-2:00 HAA Legislative Initiatives Cade Clark, HAI
Chris Eastlee, AAMS
2:00-2:45 Managing the High-Risk Environment Krista Haugen, Med-Trans
2:45-3:45 Occupant Protection Initiatives Michael Smith, Bell
3:45-4:15 Closing Remarks/Discussion Host Associations


Hotel Reservations


Attendees should book their own accommodations at the Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport. Please identify yourself as an attendee of HAI or refer to the HAI Air Medical Safety Conference meeting to receive a discounted room rate.

Book Your Reservation
If you would like to book your reservation online, please click Here

Please also feel free to book your reservation by calling the Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport directly at 703-418-6800.

Room Rates: Traditional Rooms (single/double occupancy): $279 per night
Reservations must be made on or before the cut-off date of April 7, 2019.


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Careers in the Civilian Helicopter Industry
June 8, 2019 - June 8, 2019 Spring Lake, NC

Are you a helicopter pilot or maintenance technician who is considering a transition from military service? Register for this FREE workshop on planning your successful transition to the civilian helicopter industry.

Military to Civilian Transition Workshop – Fort Bragg

June 8, 2019 | 2–4 pm
Spring Lake Courtyard by Marriott
120 N. 5th St., Spring Lake, NC 28390
Free reception to follow

Yes, I want to register for this FREE seminar for transitioning service members!

Civil Industry Needs Pilots and Maintainers

There has never been a better time to find work in the civilian helicopter industry. By 2036, the helicopter industry is projected to be short approximately 7,650 helicopter pilots and more than 40,600 aviation maintenance technicians

There are civil helicopter operations looking for YOU. By preparing NOW, your transition to the civilian helicopter industry can be stress free and seamless.

Seminar Agenda

For more information — and advice from pilots and maintainers who have successfully made their transition to the civil industry — attend our FREE Military to Civilian Transition seminars.

At the seminar, you will:

  • Learn how to write an aviation resume
  • Hear how transitioning helicopter pilots should prepare for a civilian career
  • Discover what military maintainers must do to move to the civil industry
  • Network with military aviators who have successfully transitioned
  • Meet with civilian industry recruiters

The seminar will close with a free networking reception.

Other Seminars

Not in the Fort Bragg area? Helicopter Association International will host Military to Civilian Transition seminars around the country. If you would like to see a seminar in your area, please contact


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Firefighting Safety Conference
November 18, 2019 - November 20, 2019 Boise, Idaho

Join industry experts and firefighters to discuss critical regulatory and legislative issues affecting the aerial firefighting community.

Schedule of Events:

Monday, November 18
Sponsor Set-up (learn more about Firefighting Safety Conference sponsor opportunities)

Tuesday, November 19
7:00 am – 8:00 am ● Hosted Breakfast
8:00 am – 11:30 am ● HAI Firefighting Safety Conference Sessions*
11:30 am – 1:00 pm ● Hosted Lunch and Sponsor Presentations
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm ● HAI Firefighting Safety Conference Sessions*

Wednesday, November 20
7:00 am – 8:00 am ● Hosted Breakfast
8:00 am – 1:00 pm ● HAI Firefighting Safety Conference Sessions*

*Check back soon for more detailed information

Hotel Reservation:

Attendees should book their own accommodations at Boise’s Riverside Hotel, the conference official hotel.
The conference hotel is Boise’s Riverside Hotel:

The Riverside Hotel

2900 Chinden Boulevard, Boise, Idaho 83714

Tel: 208-343-1871

The discounted room rate for a traditional room (single/double occupancy) is $116 per night. Book your housing before October 14, 2019, to receive the discounted room rate.

You can book your reservation by calling The Riverside Hotel at 208-343-1871. Please make sure to identify yourself as an HAI attendee or refer to the Firefighting Safety Conference to receive the discounted rate of $116/night.

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