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Building a Professional Relationship with the Government

This session provides a road map for building a professional relationship with civil aviation authorities. It begins by describing the rules that should always be considered when engaging with regulators, then provides instruction on how to introduce your company and maintain consistent contact—not just when a problem arises. The session concludes by providing strategies for maintaining a professional relationship with regulators.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety, UAS
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Brett Levanto, Aeronautical Repair Station Association
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Good Data Drives Good Decisions

This session will explore the latest advances in helicopter flight-data monitoring tools, techniques, and equipment. It will highlight the benefits of participating in the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) system and discuss the latest advances in incorporating helicopter flight-data monitoring data into ASIAS.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Cliff Johnson, FAA
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Helicopter Ditching and Egress: Evaluate, Prepare, Perform

This session will introduce essential questions to ask and answer when evaluating overwater risk and the steps passengers and crew can take to help ensure the best possible outcome prior to ditching. This session covers the critical steps required for a successful egress, including the most common barriers to success and how to overcome them, essential water survival skills, and hypothermia mitigation

Date: Tuesday, January 28 | 8:00 am – 9:00 am || Wednesday, January 29 | 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Track(s): Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Michael Mulford, Survival Systems US
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Anatomy of a Mishap

You may never need this information on what to do in an in-flight emergency, but preparing NOW for that moment will boost your chances of living to fly another day. We will discuss some physics, some personal experiences, some techniques for survival, and even offer some advice for preventing emergencies from happening in the first place. Attendees will be better prepared to act appropriately in the event of an in-flight emergency.

Date: Tues., Jan. 28 | 9:15 am – 10:15 am || Wed., Jan. 29 | 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Track(s): Pilot, Safety
Instructor: Stan Rose, Helicopter Safety Alliance
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Aviation Fatigue: Identification and Mitigation

This presentation provides practical insights into fatigue, a condition that has made the NTSB Most Wanted list several years running as a contributing or causal factor in transportation accidents. Attendees will learn ways to mitigate the risk of fatigue-related performance degradation.

Wednesday, January 29 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday, January 30 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety, UAS
Instructor: Harry Vergis, Bell
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Best Practices in Maintenance Record-Keeping

This session explores the regulatory responsibilities of creating maintenance records and keeping them updated. Attendees will learn: the regulatory responsibilities of the operator versus the maintenance provider in creating and updating maintenance records; how obligations can be shifted by contract, but not under aviation safety regulations; and maintenance record-keeping regulations and the documents essential to making airworthiness determinations.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Track(s): Maintenance
Instructor: Brett Levanto, Aeronautical Repair Station Association
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Rotor Track and Balance and Vibration Analysis

This session will be an introduction to basic vibration measurement, including specific strategies for rotor track and balance, rotor troubleshooting, and engine vibration analysis.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Track(s): Maintenance, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Jim Fackler, Helicopter Technology
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Safety Ignited! Industry in Action

The HAI Safety Committee consists of members from nearly every helicopter mission segment, including air ambulance, law enforcement, offshore, tourism, aerial application, and power-line construction and maintenance. In this interactive session, attendees will get a glimpse of several helicopter-supported industries as well as their current safety challenges. Join us to take the pulse of safety in the helicopter industry and engage with the HAI Safety Committee in an open forum where you will have an opportunity to communicate your safety concerns. (Pending committee submission)

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Track(s): Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Susan Cadwallader, ARGUS International, Inc.; Keith Cianfrani Aviation Safety Consultants, LLC; Jeff Currin, Life Flight Network; Dave Dziura, Colorado Heli-Ops; Twain Josephson Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc.; Christopher Young, CY Consulting Solutions
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
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