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Vision to Reality: Seeing 20/20 with EHVS

This session will showcase FAA-industry collaborative flight tests examining operational concepts for enhanced helicopter vision systems (EHVS). The FAA is evaluating ways to enhance safety for helicopter operators using EHVS systems during Point-In-Space (PInS) (Proceed Visual), Copter RNAV (Proceed VFR), and Offshore instrument approaches by using a combination of enhanced, synthetic, and combined vision systems technologies for increased operational benefit.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Cliff Johnson, FAA
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Aviation Human Factors: Protecting Us from Ourselves

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, attendees will be introduced to the top causal factors in accidents, human factors and the need for error management training, and the role that standard operating procedures play in reducing exposure to risk during flight operations.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): Pilot
Instructor: Jason Quisling, Air Methods Corp
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
BowTie Methodology for Safety Management – Part 1: Safety Risk Management

This session introduces the BowTie Methodology and its use in analyzing and controlling operational hazards through use of a highly visual method. Hazards are decomposed into their various elements, identifying threats, consequences, and the appropriate controls necessary to mitigate to an acceptable level the risks to the organization, its people, and assets. Attendees will develop skills in identifying and analyzing operational hazards in rotorcraft operations using visual BowTie techniques. Consider also attending Part 2: Safety Assurance (see the Wednesday, January 29, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm session description).

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Gerald Kosbab, AeroDirections, LLC
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Concept to Commissioning: ICAO Heliport Design Process

This session will identify the considerations involved in developing ground-level or rooftop hospital helipads intended for helicopters operating in Performance Class 1. Planning and design is undertaken with reference to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards and recommended practices for heliports as published in Volume II of Annex 14. Detailed steps and outcomes of the planning and design process will be discussed, using recent hospital helipads in Australia as examples.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Peter Simpson, PSNK Pty Ltd.
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Decision-Making Stories

Why make your own mistakes when you can learn from others? This session presents the stories of real-life incidents and accidents, and the decisions that caused them or prevented them. During a review of two scenarios, attendees will interact to make collective decisions. We will then evaluate each decision to emphasize how the incident or accident could have been avoided.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): Pilot
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Heather Howley, Independent Helicopters, LLC
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Fuel: The Lifeblood of Your Helicopter

This comprehensive session covers fuel specifications, proper receipt procedures, and field quality-control tests to ensure that on-specification, clean, and dry product is delivered to your aircraft. We will review fuel specifications from the ASTM along with standard industry practices for the receipt of aviation fuels. Pilots, mechanics, and facility operations personnel will also come away from this session with a good understanding of the safety issues when working with and around aviation fuels.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Walter P. Chartrand, Aviation Maritime Services
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Navigating the Legal Process of an Accident

The session is designed to cover significant aspects of the legal threat that arises from an aviation accident and how to prepare for the legal fallout in the most effective manner possible. Our focus will be on the details and actions that are important in the defense of a claim, should one arise, including: the amount of preparedness advisable in advance of an accident event; how to respond when an accident occurs, including working with authorities and the array of evidence to be sought and preserved; traps and pitfalls for the unwary; and the importance of effective counsel throughout the process.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): Operations
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Gregory A. Popp, Hassell-Legal, P.A.
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
The Intersection of Safety and the Law

When you are on fire and screaming toward the ground is no time to be reading the flight manual for the first time … or to be thinking about your legal rights and responsibilities. “Legal” and “safe” are not contradictory terms, and this presentation will give you some takeaways to ease your mind on both subjects. Attendees are encouraged to develop a habit of asking themselves, “What would a very cautious, competent, and prudent person do in my situation?” Bring your legal questions and ask an aviation lawyer.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Jon Kettles, The Kettles Law Firm
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
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