May 8-9, 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

Regulatory Issues Panel Part I
• Impacts from 2018 FAA Reauthorization Bill
  Moderator - Matt Zuccaro, HAI

Tom Luipersbeck, FAA
Lirio Liu, FAA
Wayne Fye, FAA
Nolan Crawford, FAA

10:15-10:45 Networking Break  

Regulatory Issues Panel Part II
• Preemption Threats (ADA)
• FAA Agency Legal Perspective

Irene Howie , Moderator
Jonathan Cross, FAA
Bern Diederich, Bernard
F. Diederich, LLC

12:00-1:00 Lunch  

UAS Integration/Impacts Panel
• UAS Integration
• Airspace Protection Measures
• Airspace Management
   Moderator - Matt Zuccaro, HAI

Brian Wynne, AUVSI
Rich Hanson, AMA
Brendan Schulman, DJI
Lawrence Williams, Zipline
Joe Morra, FAA

2:30-3:00 Networking Break  
3:00-4:30 Managing High Risk Environment  Krista Haugen, Med-Trans Corporation
4:30 Closing Remarks Host Associations
5:30-7:00 Hosted Reception - Hilton Crystal City, Virginia Foyer  


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 Bruce Landsberg, NTSB Vice Chairman
10:30-11:00 Networking Break  
11:00-12:00 HAA Corporate Safety Culture Matt Zuccaro, HAI
12:00-1:00 Lunch  
1:00-1:45 HAA Legislative Initiatives

Cade Clark - Moderator - HAI
Chris Eastlee - AAMS
Simone Perez - Senate
Subcommittee on Aviation and Space

1:45-2:15 Networking Break  
2:15-3:00 HAI Aviation Reporting Program Introduction Chris Hill, HAI
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.


Event Info

Location: Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport
2399 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA, 22202

Dates: May 8 - May 9, 2019

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