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Living Proof

In this session, we will present an in-depth look at the factors that led to the accident that injured Dr. Barry Hyde, a former pilot and now a safety analyst for the FAA. Along with identifying the factors that led to the accident, this course looks at the steps that would have prevented it.

Date: Wednesday, March 6 Wednesday, March 6 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Track(s): Pilot
Instructor: Dr. Barry Hyde and Bravo, FAA
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Special Instrument Procedures and Increased Risk Management

Safety management systems (SMS) are shaping how operators manage their risk. In bad weather, having a network of instrument procedures to private facilities or other locations can increase safety as well as the completion factor for a helicopter air ambulance or other operator. This session will feature an entire panel of “specialists” who will provide an overview of special instrument procedures, from request to operations.

Date: Wednesday, March 6 Wednesday, March 6 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Track(s): Career Development, Operations
Instructor: Martha Burgoon Parish, FAA
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Turbine Engine Hygiene

This session presents the technical and fiscal benefits of frequent rinsing and washing of the gas path components of a turbine engine. We will begin with a short explanation of the properties of water, including the various processes used to clean and purify water. We will review turboshaft operational theory, followed by an exploration of the safety and financial benefits of using ultrapure, distilled water for the removal of airborne contaminates ingested during operation into a turbine engine. The assertions about the safety and financial benefits are supported by a testimonial video, which is part of the presentation.

Date: Wednesday, March 6 Wednesday, March 6 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Track(s): General Safety, Maintenance
Instructor: Mike Broderick, Trace Worldwide
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
What’s Your Attitude?

This course will focus on the realities of unintended flight in a degraded visual environment. We will discuss the limitations of the pilot, the equipment, and current guidance as they pertain to successfully escaping such an encounter. A case study will help reinforce known concepts and reveal others that may be easily overlooked.

Date: Wednesday, March 6 Wednesday, March 6 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Track(s): Pilot
Instructor: Bruce A. Webb, Airbus
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Wildlife Strike Database: Reporting for Safety

This session will review reporting wildlife strikes and the importance of reporting strikes for everyone that flies. We will also discuss wildlife management, including regulations, practices, and how to find assistance.

Date: Wednesday, March 6 Wednesday, March 6 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Track(s): Pilot
Instructor: Phyllis Rose Miller, USDA APHIS Wildlife Services
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Aviation Human Factors: Protecting Us from Ourselves - Wednesday Option

To better meet the demands of busy schedules, HAI is pleased to offer this popular course twice, at different times on different days.

It has been said that there are no new accidents. So why do we continue to keep making the same mistakes? This session will use case studies and video to examine the answers to this question. In the process, participants will be introduced to human factors and error management theory.

Date: Wednesday, March 6 Wednesday, March 6 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): General Safety, Pilot
Instructor: Jason Quisling, Air Methods Corporation
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Aviation Safety Ethics

This session will examine how aviation decision-making works and the motivation of stakeholders at all levels of military, commercial, and public-service aviation operations. We will discuss the consequences of decisions and how the understanding and awareness of safety attitudes at all levels may affect aviation operations.

Date: Wednesday, March 6 Wednesday, March 6 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): Pilot
Instructor: Harry Vergis, Bell
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Different Personalities: Results of a Risk Study - Wednesday Option

To better meet the demands of busy schedules, HAI is pleased to offer this popular course twice, at different times on different days.

Our individual personalities can negatively affect our attitudes toward risk management and decision-making as a crew. In this session, we will examine the results of a two-year study about risk tolerance, helicopter pilots, and helicopter air ambulance flight crews. The study used the Risk Type Compass, based on the five-factor personality theory. Comparisons between pilots and crew, military- or civilian-trained pilots, single or dual, and age differences will be shared, and we’ll look at personality successes and failures.

Date: Wednesday, March 6 Wednesday, March 6 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): General Safety, Maintenance, Operations, Pilot
Instructor: Kenneth Cerney, Leader-Team Dynamics
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
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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.