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Fatigue Risk Management Workshop

This risk management training program will raise awareness of fatigue and its associated hazards in the workplace. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of fatigue, apply effective countermeasures, and make life choices that support long-term fatigue management. Fatigue management will be explored within the safety management system (SMS) framework, with reference to individual as well as organizational implications. Contributing factors such as sleep awareness, food, water, caffeine, drugs, exercise, commuting, and work schedule design will be discussed, along with an in-depth review of time management and life balance.

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

  • To monitor potential causes of fatigue and devise action plans to minimize their effects in accord with company procedures
  • To identify personal warning signs of fatigue and appropriate countermeasures
  • To make positive lifestyle choices to effectively manage fatigue

Date: Monday, January 27 Monday, January 27 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Maintenance | Operations | Pilot | Safety | UAS
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Richard Komarniski, Grey Owl Aviation Consultants
Price by Dec. 6: $505 Member | $750 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $645 Member | $945 Non-Member
Flying in the Wire and Obstruction Environment: Part 2

This multimedia course goes into further detail on what utility crews must know in order to work safely in the wire environment.

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

  • How and why wire and obstruction-related helicopter accidents happen to experienced flight crews

Date: Monday, January 27 Monday, January 27 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Maintenance | Operations | Pilot | Safety | UAS
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Robert Feerst and Brian Booth, Utilities Aviation Specialists
Price by Dec. 6: $530 Member | $805 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $670 Member | $1000 Non-Member
Mountain Flying and NVG 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 goggle (NVG) considerations.

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

  • The psychology of mountain flying
  • The geography and structure of mountainous terrain
  • How to recognize the signs, causes, and effects of terrain airflow around mountainous terrain
  • How to cope with the effects of high altitude and high-altitude airflow
  • How to determine wind direction over a landing zone and choose a proper approach to a mountain landing zone

Date: Monday, January 27 Monday, January 27 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Craig Kendell, Topflight
Price by Dec. 6: $400 Member | $595 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $520 Member | $765 Non-Member
Powered Vertical-Lift Infrastructure Development, Today and Tomorrow

This course is designed to give participants an advanced overview of what is involved in developing and sustaining infrastructure for helicopter and vertical takeoff and landing operations, both today and into the future.

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

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Applicable building and fire codes
  • Local permitting processes and challenges
  • Recommended industry best practices and community acceptance strategies

Date: Monday, January 27 Monday, January 27 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Rex J Alexander, Five-Alpha LLC
Price by Dec. 6: $505 Member | $750 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $645 Member | $945 Non-Member
Record-Keeping and Regulatory Compliance

This course is designed for rotorcraft flight department personnel who will establish or maintain a record-keeping system that uses accepted industry practices to document and maintain regulatory compliance and to initiate appropriate action within the department.

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

  • Different record-keeping techniques and systems
  • Various data analysis techniques
  • Current industry practices and standards
  • Current audit requirements
  • Regulatory issues and their impact on operations
  • Aviation department regulation requirements
  • Monitoring guidance to guarantee continued compliance

Date: Monday, January 27 Monday, January 27 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot
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
Regulations Affecting Aircraft Part Purchase and Sale

The course covers the rules, guidance, and contractual requirements that govern business transactions related to aircraft parts.

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

  • The civil aviation rules that apply to the purchase, sale, receiving, stocking, inspection, and installation of civil aviation articles
  • Other regulations that impact those activities

Date: Monday, January 27 Monday, January 27 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): IA Renewal, Maintenance
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
SMS for Business Aviation

Within this NBAA PDP-approved course, participants will gain a foundational understanding of all aspects of safety management systems (SMS). By fully understanding SMS, the participant will be able to develop, or contribute to the development of, an SMS program for their business aviation department, or simply support an existing SMS. By adopting an SMS, business aviation departments will realize new efficiencies and greater safety, thereby producing benefits for the entire organization and furthering the business aviation industry.

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

  • How to develop and implement an SMS
  • How to identify regulatory requirements related to SMS
  • How to formulate safety policies and objectives
  • Ways to practice safety risk management
  • How to evaluate safety assurance
  • To evaluate options for developing an SMS program

Date: Monday, January 27 Monday, January 27 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Dr. Daniel Prather, Aviation Training Solutions
Price by Dec. 6: $505 Member | $750 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $645 Member | $945 Non-Member
Understand Your Culture through Individual Personalities

Decision-making as a crew can be difficult when personality differences get involved. How the crew handles those differences can be a direct reflection of the risk-taking culture in place at their base. This course will present new data, recent accidents, and a personal perspective to help you understand why crew decisions can fail at the wrong time despite good training and safety awareness programs.

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

  • How to discover their personality type and how it affects their decision-making
  • How research is looking at risk type in helicopter air ambulance crews
  • How stress level is influenced by personality type
  • To examine how interaction between crew members can be derailed in stressful situations by personality differences

Date: Monday, January 27 Monday, January 27 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Ken Cerney, Leader-Team Dynamics LLC
Price by Dec. 6: $400 Member | $595 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $520 Member | $765 Non-Member
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