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Human Factors and Crew Resource Management

The client will become familiar with aspects of Crew Resource Management. Specifically, by the end of the course, clients will be able to:

  • State the importance of effective CRM
  • Explain how CRM makes us safer
  • List and describe the different CRM skill sets
  • Identify the impact of CRM performance on the outcome of the flight
  • Explain the historical development of CRM.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Track(s): Career Development, Operations, Pilot
Instructor: Chris Willis, FlightSafety International
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
A Lawyer’s View of Your Aviation Insurance Policy

The rotary-wing industry is dependent on insurance coverage for protection against exposures arising out of what is viewed by many as high-risk operations. It is critical that industry professionals have a solid understanding of the nuances of aviation insurance coverage so they can protect their interests to the greatest extent possible. Hassell’s work to defend claims with industry and insurers provides a unique view of the traps and pitfalls of insurance coverage. A claim event is too late to understand the scope of coverage that exists or, regrettably, may not exist.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Track(s): General Safety, Operations
Instructor: F. Bradley Hassell, Hassell-Legal, P.A.
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Navigating the International Civil Aviation Organization

As designated representative to the International Federation of Helicopter Association (IFHA), Callan was nominated and approved by the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Air Navigation Council to serve as member of the Aerodrome Design Operations Panel, the Flight Operations Panel, and the Instrument Flight Procedures Panel. Matt will demystify ICAO, a specialized agency of the United Nations that develops and promulgates standards and recommended practices (SARPs) for international air navigation and transport to ensure safe and orderly growth of the international aviation industry.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot
Instructor: Matt Callan, HAI
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Autorotations: Reality Exposed

The result of a collaborative effort by OEMs, operators, and federal agencies to uncover unique aspects of this maneuver and the mistakes most often discovered in accident investigations, this in-depth session provides a unique look at autorotations. Leaders in the helicopter instruction and training industry will present tips, tools, and techniques that will prepare you for a safe emergency procedure and ultimately prevent you from becoming an accident statistic.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot
Instructor: Tim Tucker, Robinson Helicopter Company, and Scott T. Tyrrell, FAA
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Helicopter Scenario-Based Training: FAA Pegasas Research Update

The benefits of helicopter scenario-based training are the subject of an FAA Center of Excellence research project. This session will cover the types of helicopter scenario-based training concepts, risk management, and flight-training aspects of this project.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): Career Development, Operations, Pilot
Instructor: Dr. Steve Cusick, Florida Institute of Technology
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Increase Focus to Increase Safety

Performing work with distractions or doing multiple tasks increases the risk of error significantly. This session will explain the vulnerabilities to error that can happen when pilots and mechanics try to complete multiple tasks at one time or perform tasks on autopilot. We will discuss what is happening to the brain during this time and how to help eliminate error by increasing focus.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): General Safety, Maintenance, Pilot
Instructor: Kim Hutchings, Volo Mission
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Polarimetric Radar Suitable for Sensor-Fusion Enhances Flight Safety

When it comes to sensing obstacles in the low-altitude environment, Ladar or Lidar can only classify on the basis of imagery and is unfortunately weather dependent. Radar brings the unique ability to classify hazardous obstacles on the basis of their polarization properties, provided the full polarization ellipse can be measured, and it is not weather dependent. Putting these two capabilities together to provide a comprehensive sensing solution through data fusion has always been impractical in terms of cost. This is not the case anymore. A nonscanning cost-effective polarimetric radar that can support a fusion solution has been demonstrated.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): General Safety, Operations, Pilot
Instructor: Yuval Barnea, RodRadar
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Self-Disclosure: Avoiding Self-Exposure

This session will review the elements of self-disclosure established by the FAA. It will cover the basics of filing a voluntary self-disclosure report with the agency and how that report will be handled. We will review the best methods for investigating a potential noncompliance and how to relate facts to the regulations without creating unnecessary consternation or scrutiny.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod, Aeronautical Repair Station Association
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.