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Aviation Safety Programs and Emergency Preparedness

This course is designed for professionals who want to better understand and ultimately implement safety programs within their flight departments. Concepts covered include emergency preparedness, emergency equipment, safety programs, best practices, and risk management.

Date: Saturday, March 2 Saturday, March 2 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): General Safety, Pilot
Instructor: Ed Coleman, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Price by Jan. 18: $365 Member | $540 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $475 Member | $695 Non-Member
Introduction to Vertical Reference Long-Line and External-Cargo Training

This course provides attendees with a firm understanding of the fundamentals of long-line operations and the learning curve that leads to long-line proficiency. Presented in four modules over one day with short breaks every hour, the presentation will pause periodically for question and discussion sessions. We address:
•    What is vertical reference long-lining
•    How the individual learns this skill set
•    External-cargo accidents and incidents, and their prevention
•    The fundamentals of cargo rigging.

 

Date: Saturday, March 2 Saturday, March 2 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): General Safety, Pilot
Instructor: Robert Libby, Advanced Helicopter Training, Inc.
Price by Jan. 18: $460 Member | $680 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $585 Member | $860 Non-Member
Shipping Rotorcraft Parts that Are Hazardous Materials

The class will teach students to recognize hazardous materials (with a focus on aerospace parts and components that are hazardous materials) and will explain, step-by-step, how to ship those materials in compliance with US regulations.

Date: Saturday, March 2 Sunday, March 3 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): General Safety, Pilot, Operations
Instructor: Jason Dickstein, Washington Aviation Group, PC, and the Law Offices of Jason Dickstein
Price by Jan. 18: $365 Member | $540 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $475 Member | $695 Non-Member
Flying in the Wire and Obstruction Environment – Part 1

The importance of crew resource management, the roles of each individual, and working as a team with clear inflight communications are covered at length. The dynamics of working in the wire and obstruction environment, including situational awareness, exposure and risks, crew responsibilities, visibility engineering, and the accident chain are all reviewed.

Date: Sunday, March 3 Sunday, March 3 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): General Safety, Pilot
Instructor: Robert A. Feerst, Utilities/Aviation Specialist
Price by Jan. 18: $480 Member | $730 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $610 Member | $910 Non-Member
Helicopter Flight Instructor Refresher Course

This course is approved by the FAA to provide training that qualifies eligible flight instructors to renew their certificates. This helicopter-specific flight instructor refresher course (FIRC) may be used by other attendees to broaden their aviation knowledge. However, only currently certificated instructors are eligible to receive graduation certificates that can be used to renew their instructor certificates. Other attendees may receive a certificate of completion for attending the FIRC.

Date: Sunday, March 3 Monday, March 4 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Career Development, General Safety, Pilot
Instructor: Gary B. Young, Performance Instruction Services
Price by Jan. 18: $195 Member | $300 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $285 Member | $385 Non-Member
Introduction to the Dirty Dozen Contributing Factors

No one intends to make an error. Yet people make them. In this course, attendees will learn how to avoid the 12 most common factors (the Dirty Dozen) that contribute to making errors. Armed with this knowledge, participants can develop safety nets (strategies) to avoid making errors or to catch errors before they cause accidents.

Date: Sunday, March 3 Sunday, March 3 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): General Safety, Operations, Pilot
Instructor: Gordon Dupont, System Safety Services
Price by Jan. 18: $365 Member | $540 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $475 Member | $695 Non-Member
Mountain Flying / NVG Considerations Ground School

During this course, you will learn about terrain airflow, the vertical component of wind, and how to use the aircraft to determine the wind direction, strength, and its vertical component. High altitudes and aircraft performance will be discussed. The lessons will also cover techniques and procedures to aid in safe mountain flight , as well as night-vision goggles (NVG) considerations.

Date: Sunday, March 3 Sunday, March 3 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): General Safety, Pilot
Instructor: Craig Kendell, TOPFLIGHT
Price by Jan. 18: $365 Member | $540 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $475 Member | $695 Non-Member
Operational Risk Management

In this course, we teach operators techniques to help them identify hazards in their operational environment. We walk them through the steps to quantify those hazards as risk factors, and how to reflect those risks in a meaningful FRAT (flight risk assessment tool) format that sticks with the crew beyond preflight planning and becomes a viable in-flight methodology for identifying and managing emerging risks during flights. The tools we present further support post-flight risk data-gathering. We teach attendees how to use the data to identify trends or at-risk behaviors, and how to use the analysis to develop effective risk-management strategies.

Date: Sunday, March 3 Sunday, March 3 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): General Safety, Operations
Instructor: Chris Andres and Rick Christoffersen
Price by Jan. 18: $460 Member | $680 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $585 Member | $860 Non-Member
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General Information

on Professional Education Courses

HAI Professional Education courses target issues of specific concern to helicopter operators, pilots, managers, maintenance and safety professionals, and transitioning military, and provide information essential to success in today’s rapidly changing operating environment. In 2019, HAI is offering 20+ different courses, taught by some of the best instructors in the industry.

Course Locations and Dates                       

All 2019 HAI Professional Education courses will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center course confirmation for the specific room.

All registrants will receive specific information regarding their course registrations via email closer to the course date. When arriving at the course location, students can proceed directly to their classrooms.

HAI and its instructors reserve the right to adjust course outlines, schedules, and materials. Parking fees are not included in the course registration fee and are the responsibility of the course participant.

How to Register

Each 2019 Professional Education course description features both online registration and a downloadable course registration form. Enrollment is limited; registrations will be accepted in order of receipt by HAI. Confirmation emails will be sent to registrants once their seat is confirmed.

Register using a pdf course registration form and submit it via the methods below:
Fax – 703-683-4745
Email – education@rotor.org

Register on site at the Education desk, located in the Georgia World Congress Center. Please note that this type of registration is based on availability. The Education desk will be open the following hours:
Friday March 1 – Wednesday March 6 • 7:00 am-5:00 pm
Thuursday March 7 • 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Fees and Discounts

The description for each HAI Professional Education course lists the registration fee. Here are some additional ways to save:

  • HAI Member Discount. Join HAI, the association for the international helicopter community, today and register for our Professional Education courses at the member price
  • Early-Bird Pricing. Attendees who register by midnight Jan. 19, 2019, will receive discounted pricing on their courses

Certificates of Attendance

Upon completion of each course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance suitable for framing.

Professional Education Credits

The Helicopter Flight Instructor Refresher Course provides you with a unique opportunity to renew your instructor certificate at a helicopter-only seminar.

Substitutions and Cancellations

Substitutions are welcome at any time and are based on availability. Cancellation requests must be made in writing within 30 days of the course beginning date to receive a refund minus a $20 processing fee. Submit any cancellation requests to: Helicopter Association International, Attn: Education, 1920 Ballenger Ave., 4th Floor, Alexandria, VA 22314-2898.

HAI reserves the right to cancel a course and return any associated registration fees because of insufficient registration, instructor illness, or national emergency. The liability of HAI and its participating contractors, sponsors, and service providers is limited to the registration fee. 

Course Instructor

HAI Professional Education courses are fee-based, and HAI annually solicits competitive proposals from vendors for new and previously delivered courses. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for 2020, the RFP process will begin in April 2019. Please contact the Education Department at education@rotor.org with any questions.

Learn More

Questions? Contact the HAI Education Department at 703-302-1612 or education@rotor.org.