HAI Connect
March 4, 2020 - March 7, 2020 ,

Meet industry legend Chuck Aaron and enjoy special events, meetups, interviews, FREE networking opportunities, and surprises are planned on a range of subjects of interest to you. This event space is right on the show floor, so check the schedule often.

Monday, March  4    

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  •  Exhibitor Reception
Come join your fellow exhibitors. This is a great opportunity to network with your neighbors and discuss goals for HAI HELI-EXPO 2019.

2:00 pm - 2:10 pm  •  Interview with Matt Zuccaro AND Interview with John and Martha King
Please join us to hear from HAI President and CEO Matt Zuccaro, as well as aviation legends John and Martha King.

Tuesday, March 5

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm  •  Maximizing Your HAI HELI-EXPO Experience
First time at HAI HELI-EXPO? Swing by HAI Connect. We will help you develop your game plan for maximizing your 2019 Expo experience.

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm  •  1st-Time Attendee Meetup
Is this your first HAI HELI-EXPO? It's OK! Come meet other first-time attendees.

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm  •  John and Martha King Session Preview
John and Martha King will give a short preview of their Rotor Safety Challenge presentation, Avoiding Unwanted Helicopter Adventure

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm  •  Chuck Aaron Presents: Get Inspired – A Career in the Helicopter Industry
You know him, you love him! Chuck Aaron will give an overview of careers and opportunities in the helicopter industry.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm  •  Young Professional Meetup   
New to the industry? Take some time to meet others like you!

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm  •  Maintenance + Engineer Meetup
Are you one of the people who keeps the rotors turning? Stop by and meet others like you!

Wednesday, March 6  

10:30 am - 11:00 am  •  Coffee with John and Martha King
HAI Connect gives you one more chance to meet John and Martha King.

11:00 am - 11:30 am  •  Pilot Meetup
Meet informally with your peers for refreshments. No agenda, just show up if you are a pilot.

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  •  2019 Salute to Excellence Honorees Interview and Reception 
Come celebrate our 2019 Salute to Excellence Awards winners!

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm  •  Interview with HFI Scholarship Winners
Come and check out some future faces of the helicopter industry.

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm  •   HFI Scholarship Reception
Meet the students awarded scholarships by Helicopter Foundation International, and learn more about HFI's program to educate the next generation of helicopter pilots and maintenance technicians.

Thursday, March 7    

2:00 pm - 2:05 pm  •  Interview with HAI President and CEO Matt Zuccaro and Chairman of the Board Jim Wisecup
Last interview of  HAI HELI-EXPO 2019!

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  •  Closing Networking Reception (Hosted by Anaheim)
Join us for our last networking event of the show as we look forward to HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim!

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HFI Online Silent Auction
February 25, 2020 - March 7, 2020 ,

Mon., Feb. 25, 12:00 pm EST • Thu., Mar. 7, 4:00 pm EST

The HFI Online Silent Auction reaches thousands of potential aviation enthusiasts and bidders. Please visit biddingforgood.com/HFI beginning Feb. 25; you’ll be able to register and bid 24/7 throughout the auction period.

Proceeds will go to HFI’s Scholarship Program for future pilots and mechanics, as well as to support HFI’s safety and historic preservation programs.

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HFI Golf Tournament
March 3, 2020 - March 3, 2020 Stone Mountain, GA

Join us for the HFI Scholarship Golf Tournament on Sunday, March 3, 2019. The tournament will take place at Stone Mountain Golf Club, 1145 Stonewall Jackson Drive.

Check in starts at 10 am
Shotgun start and 12 pm

Your $230 fee includes:
18 holes of golf and a cart (play with your own foursome or we will arrange one for you)

  • Lunch
  • Two mulligans (mulligans will not be sold on site)*
  • Dinner and tournament contest awards
  • Evening transportation to hotel
  • $10 voucher in golf shop on tournament day

*Or forget the mulligans and pay $210!

All tournament proceeds will fund HFI scholarships for students pursuing careers in rotorcraft aviation.

Questions? Call 703-683-4646 or email golf@rotor.org.

Facilities and Directions

Stone Mountain Golf Club
1145 Stonewall Jackson Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
www.stonemountaingolf.com | (770) 465-3272

For those flying in on Sunday morning, Stone Mountain Golf Club is 30 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Changing facilities are available.
Need to rent clubs? Call (770) 465-3272
Questions? Call 703-683-4646 or email golf@rotor.org.


Multiple sponsorships are available, including meals, awards, and individual holes. All sponsors will be recognized at the tournament, in ROTOR Magazine, and on HFI’s website. To learn more, email sales@rotor.org or visit heliexpo.activate.ges.com

In case of inclement weather closing course participations will be rewarded fee minus cost of food and beverage.

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HFI Helicopter Industry Career and Mentoring Fair
March 5, 2020 - March 5, 2020 Atlanta, Georgia

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Georgia World Congress Center
Admittance to the career fair is FREE for all job seekers but preregistration is required.

Exhibiting Companies:

  • AAR
  • Airbus
  • Air Evac Lifeteam
  • Air Methods Corp
  • Apollo MedFlight
  • Bell
  • CBP Air and Marine Operations
  • Chicago Helicopter Experience
  • Columbia Helicopters
  • Era Helicopters
  • Erickson Incorporated
  • HelicopterAcademy.com LLC
  • JSfirm.com
  • M1 Support Services
  • Med Trans Corporation
  • Metro Aviation
  • Novictor Helicopters
  • Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters
  • PHI Inc
  • REACH Air Medical Services
  • SevenBar Aviation
  • Straube’s Aircraft Services Inc.
  • Ukrainian Helicopters
  • URS Rotary Wing Flight Training

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Salute to Excellence Luncheon
March 6, 2020 - March 6, 2020 Atlanta, Georgia

For more than 50 years, HAI has recognized the outstanding achievements and exceptional merit of individuals and organizations in the international helicopter community. This annual celebration is the premier event of HAI HELI-EXPO.


Attend Salute to Excellence

Tickets can be purchased online when you register for HAI HELI-EXPO or on site at Attendee Registration. If you are attending with a corporate group or friends, consider reserving your own table for 8.

Individual Ticket

HAI Member


Individual Ticket Early-Bird (by 1/18/2019)



Individual Ticket Regular (After 1/18/2019)



Table for 8

HAI Member


Table for 8 Early-Bird (by 1/18/2019)



Table for 8 Regular (after 1/18/2019)



2019 Salute to Excellence Award Honorees to be determined.

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