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UAS Maintenance: General Practices

This course covers general aspects of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS, or drones) maintenance, including responsibilities for maintaining airworthiness and complying with regulations. Organizational structures of sUAS maintenance teams will be discussed in order to illustrate the various levels and scope of responsibility. The importance of technical publications will be reviewed, along with the different types of maintenance. Also covered will be standard techniques for the performance of maintenance, including record-keeping, inspections, life-limited components, modifications, and return to service procedures.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:

  • How to determine and maintain airworthiness, and the scope of responsibility within a maintenance organization
  • The use of maintenance publications and compliance with FAA regulations
  • Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance practices
  • The importance of record-keeping
  • The types of inspections (preflight, postflight)

Date: Sunday, January 26 Sunday, January 26 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Maintenance, UAS
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Bettina Mrusek, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Price by Dec. 6: $505 Member | $750 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $645 Member | $945 Non-Member
Part 135 Management Bootcamp: Day 1

Day 1 will focus on establishing a single-pilot Part 135 operation or new Part 135 operation and navigating related pitfalls.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:

  • The knowledge and skill necessary to effectively provide management and oversight of a Part 135 operation

Date: Sunday, January 26 Sunday, January 26 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Randy Rowles, Helicopter Institute Inc.
Price by Dec. 6: $420 Member | $595 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $520 Member | $765 Non-Member
Regulatory Comprehension for Maintenance

This course covers the FAA’s organization, authority, and process for promulgating rules, then explains how the general requirements in 14 CFR link together in a “regulatory chain” that must be understood by aviation businesses. Topics specific to maintenance include Part 43 (maintenance, preventive maintenance, rebuilding, and alteration); Part 65 Subpart D (certification of mechanics); Part 65, Subpart E (certification of repairmen); and Part 145 (repair stations).

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:

  • The civil aviation safety regulatory organization and structure
  • The minimum standards that directly and indirectly impact day-to-day work
  • The differences between regulatory requirements and those created by contract and other legal obligations

Date: Sunday, January 26 Sunday, January 26 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): IA Renewal, Maintenance, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein
Price by Dec. 6: $315 Member | $460 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $435 Member | $645 Non-Member
UAS Integration: Advanced

This course is designed for helicopter operators that have begun integrating small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS, or drones) into their operations. The regulatory environment changes frequently, and navigating this sphere is challenging. Although mission planning differs greatly from that conducted for manned flights, successfully conducting UAS operations can be just as complex as it is for manned helicopter operations.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:

  • To better understand the challenges and more advanced issues that helicopter operators must consider when integrating UAS into existing operations

Date: Sunday, January 26 Sunday, January 26 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot, UAS
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Scott Burgess, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Price by Dec. 6: $315 Member | $460 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $435 Member | $645 Non-Member
Aeronautical Decision-Making: My Brain Is Trying to Kill Me

For a skill that is so pivotal to one’s survival, it is ironic that we often leave the development of aeronautical decision making (ADM) to chance. “As you gain more experience you will make better decisions”—clearly, this is an outdated axiom. What are you doing to change this? This course will review the tenets of ADM and then explore how it is evolving. In-depth case studies of accidents will help participants understand how decision-making occurs in dynamic situations. Participants will also develop the building blocks for threat-and-error management (TEM) skills.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:

  • How to better understand the human decision-making process
  •  How to distinguish between analytical and naturalistic decision-making
  • About the benefits of TEM and how to start a process for implementing it
  • How the systems work together to support successful outcomes

Date: Monday, January 27 Monday, January 27 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Pilot | Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Jason Quisling, Air Methods Corporation
Price by Dec. 6: $400 Member | $595 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $520 Member | $765 Non-Member
Aerospace Physiology and Human Performance Update

A great deal of misunderstanding surrounds the various physiological responses to stressors. How does the body react to extreme fatigue? How do energy drinks affect response times in an emergency? How do we make decisions under stress? What is spatial disorientation? This course will look at each of these from an operational perspective.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:

  • About fatigue and its effects on human performance
  • The three aspects of crew rest
  • How to compare the effects of sports drinks versus energy drinks
  • About stress and its effects on how we process information
  • The four ways we make decisions
  • About spatial disorientation, and how to compare the visual, vestibular, and proprioceptive systems

Date: Monday, January 27 Monday, January 27 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Dudley Crosson, Airborne Public Safety Association / Delta P
Price by Dec. 6: $400 Member | $595 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $520 Member | $765 Non-Member
Aviation Survival and Egress Training with EBD

This certification course provides pilots, aircrew, and passengers with basic preflight, in-flight, and post-aircraft-ditching knowledge and survival skills, including use of emergency breathing devices (EBDs). This course begins at the Anaheim Convention Center with a classroom session on aircraft ditching, followed by a five-minute walk to the Hilton Anaheim indoor pool to practice your new survival skills. Your course confirmation will list any supplies or materials you need to bring to class.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:

  • How to prioritize tasks prior to ditching
  • To identify and perform critical steps for the use of underwater egress and EBDs
  • To identify water survival skills

Date: Monday, January 27 Monday, January 27 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Maintenance | Operations | Pilot | Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Michael Mulford, Survival Systems USA
Price by Dec. 6: $425 Member | $440 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $440 Member | $480 Non-Member
External Cargo Rigging

Take your skill level up a notch and learn from leading industry professionals how to properly use, maintain, and execute rigging methods. We will also cover rigging-gear inspection practices that can be used and shared with job-site personnel, leading to a safer work environment for all.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:

  • How to properly identify soft web, round, and long-line rigging, and acceptable methods of attachment
  • When, and more importantly, when NOT to use certain types of rigging, given susceptibility to environmental and mechanical limitations
  • Different methods for ensuring load stability during flight

Date: Monday, January 27 Monday, January 27 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Maintenance | Operations | Pilot | Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Michael Gelskey, Lift-It Manufacturing
Price by Dec. 6: $505 Member | $750 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $645 Member | $945 Non-Member
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