Show: March 4 - 7, 2019 | Exhibit March 5 - 7 | Atlanta, Georgia
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Expo Schedule

Subject to change. Be sure to check on site and the HAI HELI-EXPO® app to confirm dates, times, and locations.

  • Thu.
    2/28/19
  • Fri.
    3/1/19
  • Sat.
    3/2/19
  • Sun.
    3/3/19
  • Mon.
    3/4/19
  • Tue.
    3/5/19
  • Wed.
    3/6/19
  • Thu.
    3/7/19
  • Fri.
    3/8/19
  • Sat.
    3/9/19
  • 8:00 AM – TBD
    • Pilot Briefing/Fly-in
  • 8:00 AM – TBD
    • Pilot Briefing/Fly-in
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Helicopter Maintenance Management* (Professional Education Course, Day 1)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Helicopter Operator Management* (Professional Education Course, Day 1)
  • 8:00 AM – TBD
    • Pilot Briefing/Fly-in
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Helicopter Maintenance Management* (Professional Education Course, Day 2)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Helicopter Operator Management* (Professional Education Course, Day 2)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Aviation Safety Programs and Emergency Preparedness* (Professional Education Course)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Introduction to Vertical Reference Long-Line and External Cargo Training* (Professional Education Course)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Shipping Rotorcraft Parts that are Hazardous Materials* (Professional Education Course, Day 1)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • UAS and UAV: Applications and Awareness for the Rotorcraft Industry* (Professional Education Course)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Helicopter Maintenance Management* (Professional Education Course, Day 3)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Helicopter Operator Management* (Professional Education Course, Day 3)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Shipping Rotorcraft Parts that are Hazardous Materials * (Professional Education Course, Day 2)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Aerospace Physiology From an Operational Perspective* (Professional Education Course)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Flying in the Wire & Obstruction Environment - PART 1* (Professional Education Course)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • HAI Short Haul, Hoist, Congested Area Planning and general cargo load Rigging Course * (Professional Education Course)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Helicopter Aerodynamics without Equations* (Professional Education Course)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Helicopter Flight Instructor Refresher Course* (Professional Education Course, Day 1)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • HNZ Topflight Mountain/Mountain NVG Ground School* (Professional Education Course)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Introduction to the Dirty Dozen Contributing Factors* (Professional Education Course)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Operational Risk Management* (Professional Education Course)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Part 135 Management Bootcamp Part 1* (Professional Education Course)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Record Keeping and Regulatory Compliance*  (Professional Education Course)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • SMS - From the Top Down * (Professional Education Course)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • UAS Ground School* (Professional Education Course)
  • 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • HFI Scholarship Golf Tournament* (LOCATION TBD)
  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
    • HAI Safety Symposium
  • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    • Technical Committee Meeting
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Helicopter Maintenance Management* (Professional Education Course, Day 4)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Helicopter Operator Management* (Professiona Education Course, Day 4)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Helicopter Flight Instructor Refresher Course* (Professional Education Course, Day 2)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Aeronautical Decision Making: Is My Brain Trying To Kill Me* (Professional Education Course)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Effective Leadership in Business Aviation* (Professional Education Course)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Flying in the Wire & Obstruction Environment - PART 2* (Professional Education Course)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • HeliSuccess Career Development Seminar*  (Professional Education Course)
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Integrating UAS into Your Current Operation* (Professional Education Course)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Long Line Cargo Rigging* (Professional Education Course)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Part 135 Management Bootcamp Part 2*  (Professional Education Course)
  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Public Aircraft* (Professional Education Course)
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Regulatory Comprehension for Maintenance* (Professional Education Course)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Understand Risk Culture through Individual Personalities* (Professional Education Course)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Underwater Egress Procedures and Emergency Breathing Device familiarization course (Professional Education Course) *Located at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center  
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Safety Directors Forum
  • 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Military to Civilian Transition Workshop
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • Helicopter Tour Operators Committee (HTOC) Meeting
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    • USHST All-Hands Meeting
  • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Rotorcraft ASIAS Presentation
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    • Restricted Category Committee Meeting
  • 8:00 AM – 10:00AM
    • CFI Mentoring Program
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    • Aviation Human Factors: Protecting Us from Ourselves (RSC)
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    • NTSB Helicopter Accident Investigations: Case Studies (RSC)
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    • The Best SMS Tool? YOU! (RSC)
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    • Building a Professional Relationship with the Government (RSC)
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    • Maintenance Programs: Managing Risks and Asset Value (RSC)
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    • Helicopter Safety Enhancements: Loss of Control, IIMC, and Low-Altitude Operations (RSC)
  • 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    • Fly Neighborly Forum
  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
    • Best Practices in Maintenance Recordkeeping (RSC)
  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
    • A Lawyer’s View of Your Aviation Insurance Policy (RSC)
  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
    • Helicopter Ditching and Egress: Evaluate, Prepare, Perform (RSC)
  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
    • Human Factors and Crew Resource Management (RSC)
  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
    • The IFR-Disciplined Pilot (RSC)
  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
    • Navigating the International Civil Aviation Organization
  • 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
    • HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 Opening Ceremony
  • 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Exhibit Hall Open
  • 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    • Safety Committee Town Hall
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    • Helicopter Scenario-Based Training: FAA Pegasas Research Update (RSC)
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    • Increase Focus to Increase Safety (RSC)
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    • Self-Disclosure: Avoiding Self-Exposure (RSC)
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    • Polarimetric Radar Suitable for Sensor-Fusion Enhances Flight Safety (RSC)
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Offshore Forum 
  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    • Autorotations: Reality Exposed (RSC)
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    • Causal Factor Analysis: More Useful than RCA? (RSC)
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    • Food for Thought (RSC)
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    • Rotor Track and Balance, and Vibration Management (RSC)
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    • The Top Three Types of Fatal Helicopter Accidents — and How to Avoid Them (RSC)
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • FAA ADS-B Update  
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 2019 HAI Accreditation Program for Safety (HAI-APS)
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Air Medical Committee Meeting
  • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
    • BowTie Method for Safety Risk Management (RSC)
  • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
    • Simulation: Learn from Your Mistakes (RSC)
  • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
    • The Future of Aviation: UAS Integration and Tracking in LowLevel Airspace (RSC)
  • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
    • Decision-Making Stories (RSC)
  • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
    • Fuel: The Lifeblood of Your Aircraft (RSC)
  • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
    • Vuichard Recovery: A Better Way Out of Vortex Ring State (RSC)
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    • Different Personalities: Results of a Risk Study (RSC)
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    • New eVTOL Codes, Regulations, Guidelines, and Good Practicesfor Heliports and Vertiports (RSC)
  • 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    • Avoiding Unwanted Helicopter Adventure (RSC)
  • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Utilities, Patrol, and Construction Committee Meeting 
  • 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Training Committee Meeting
  • 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
    • What is FRAT? (RSC) 
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    • The IIMC Threat: Avoidance and Survival (RSC)
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    • Decision-Making Stories (RSC)
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    • Helicopter Ditching and Egress: Evaluate, Prepare, Perform (RSC)
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    • Navigating the Legal Process of an Aviation Accident (RSC)
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    • New eVTOL Codes, Regulations, Guidelines, and Good Practices for Heliports and Vertiports (RSC)
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    • HFDM 101: Airbus-Installed Vision 1000 (RSC)
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Flight Ops Committee Meeting 
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Safety Committee Meeting 
  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
    • Fuel: The Lifeblood of Your Aircraft (RSC)
  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
    • Special Instrument Procedures and Increased Risk Management (RSC)
  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
    • Turbine Engine Hygiene (RSC)
  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
    • Living Proof (RSC)
  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
    • What’s Your Attitude? (RSC)
  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
    • Wildlife Strike Database: Reporting for Safety (RSC)
  • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Exhibit Hall Open
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Government Service Committee Meeting 
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    • Aviation Safety Ethics (RSC)
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    • Rotor Blade Inspection and Preventive Maintenance (RSC)
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    • More Safety for Pilots with Vuichard Techniques (RSC)
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM
    • Different Personalities: Results of a Risk Study (RSC)
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    • SMS for Small-Fleet or Private Operators (RSC)
  • 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Fly Neighborly / Environmental Committee Meeting 
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    • Concept to Commissioning: The ICAO Heliport Design Process (RSC) 
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    • Dangers, Risk, and Mitigation Strategies in Helicopter Field Maintenance (RSC)
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    • Functional Safety Management for Air-Taxi eVTOL Aircraft (RSC)
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    • NTSB Helicopter Accident Investigation – Case Studies 
  • 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
    • Operational Considerations for PPE (RSC)
  • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • UAS Committee Meeting
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    • Aviation Human Factors: Protecting Us from Ourselves (RSC)
  • 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
    • After the Accident: Working with the NTSB (RSC)
  • 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
    • Selfishness Breeds Selflessness: Lessons Learned from the Maine Remote Emergency Access Project (RSC)
  • 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
    • What is FRAT? (RSC)
  • 2:45 PM – 4:15 PM
    • Touch-Down Autorotations (RSC)
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • BowTie Applications for Safety Assurance (RSC) 
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Vuichard Recovery: A Better Way Out of Vortex Ring State (RSC) 
  • 8:00 AM – TBD
    • Fly-Out
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Helicopter Operator Management Course - Advanced* (Professional Education Course, Day 1)
  • 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    • Affiliate Symposium
  • 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
    • Aerial Firefighter & Natural Resources Committee Meeting 
  • 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    • FAA: Face to Face
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Heliport Committee Meeting 
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Annual DOI / USFS Interagency Fire Briefing 
  • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    • Exhibit Hall Open 
  • 8:00 AM – TBD
    • Fly-Out
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Helicopter Operator Management Course - Advanced* (Professional Education Course, Day 2) 
  • 8:00 AM – TBD
    • Fly-Out
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Helicopter Operator Management Course - Advanced* (Professional Education Course, Day 3) 

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Attendee FAQs

You’ve got questions — we’ve got answers

  • Can I attend HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 even if I'm not a member of HAI?

    Both HAI members and nonmembers are welcome to attend the show. However, HAI members receive a discounted rate. To receive that discounted rate, visit rotor.org/join.

    If you have additional questions about HAI membership, please contact the membership department at member@rotor.org or 703-683-4646.

  • How do I submit my attendee registration?

    HAI cannot accept registrations over the phone. You can register for HAI HELI-EXPO in four ways:

    • Online: visit rotor.org/register
    • Fax: complete this pdf registration form and fax it to 703-683-4745
    • Mail: complete this pdf registration form and mail it to

      Helicopter Association International

      Attn: Attendee Registration

      1920 Ballenger Avenue, 4th Flr.

      Alexandria, VA 22314-2989

    • On Site: Registration will be available at one of the many Attendee Registration kiosks. However, we strongly urge you to spend less time waiting in line on site and register online early. Early-bird rates end midnight Jan. 19 2018.


    Please note that payment must accompany your registration. Also, HAI will not accept faxed or mailed registration forms after the early-bird deadline of Jan. 18, 2019.

  • How do I register my Spouse?

    Spouses who accompany a full registrant can register at the spouse rate, which includes all benefits of a full 3-day registration. Learn more about the spouse rate at rotor.org/register.

  • Can I make changes to my attendee registration?

    HAI will accept changes to attendee registrations, such as the name on the registration or the dates attending, under the following conditions:

    • Changes can only be made to attendee registration onsite. No changes will be accepted after Wed., Feb. 27.
  • Does HAI have a housing block in and around Atlanta?

    Yes, HAI has a wide variety of hotels both near the Georgia World Congress Center and in downtown Atlanta. For a full list of hotels within our block, click here.

  • What are the education courses registration hours?

    Fri., March 1 • 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Sat., March 2 • 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Sun., March 3 • 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Mon., March 4 • 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Tue., March 5 • 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Wed., March 6 • 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Thu., March 7 • 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Show Policies
Please take note of our show policies below before registering
Drone Policy

No HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 attendee is permitted to bring a drone or unmanned aircraft system onto the convention center property. “Drone” or “unmanned aircraft system” is defined as a powered, aerial vehicle that does not carry a human operator, uses aerodynamic forces to provide vehicle lift, can fly autonomously or be piloted remotely, can be expendable or recoverable, and may not carry a payload.

Child Attendance

All children (anyone under 18) must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for ages 14 and under is free. However, ages 14 and under must wear a youth badge, which you can pick up at the Attendee Registration counter. Ages 15 - 17 must obtain a paid registration to attend; student rates are available

Strollers Policy

HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 has a strict policy concerning children/infant strollers: strollers are not allowed in the exhibit at any time. No exceptions will be made. Please arrange to leave strollers in the coat/bag check area.