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Causal Factor Analysis: More Useful than RCA?

When organizations conduct safety investigations, their purpose should be to prevent the hazard or incident from happening again. Often, root cause analysis (RCA) falls short of this goal because it may ignore more actionable causal factors. Join us to learn the causal factor analysis technique, including how easy it is for people to read and understand a report that uses this format.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations
Instructor: Susan Cadwallader, PRISM, LLC
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Food for Thought

What are the dietary requirements to function successfully in our industry? To perform our duties efficiently, we need to consume the proper quantity and quality of food. What is good for us, what is bad, and how can we optimize our performance through consuming the proper food (fuel)?

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Track(s): General Safety, Pilot
Instructor: Bruce A. Webb, Airbus
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Rotor Track and Balance, and Vibration Management

This session demystifies vibration and provides the maintainer with real-world guidance on rotor smoothing strategies and troubleshooting. The session leads the maintainer through understanding:

  • Vibration measurement and aircraft responses to vibration
  • Corrective actions for main, tail, and drivetrain issues
  • Engine and gearbox measurement and analysis.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Track(s): General Safety, Maintenance
Instructor: James Fackler, Helicopter Technology Company
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
The Top Three Types of Fatal Helicopter Accidents — and How to Avoid Them - Tuesday Option

To better meet the demands of busy schedules, HAI is pleased to offer this popular course twice, at different times on different days.

More than half of US fatal helicopter accidents fall into three categories: loss of control, inadvertent instrument meteorological conditions (IIMC), and low-altitude flight operations. In this session, we will review accidents from each category and discuss practical methods for avoiding similar outcomes. Let’s talk about how to stay alive and enjoy a long career in helicopter operations.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Track(s): Pilot
Instructor: Stan Rose, Helicopter Safety Alliance
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
BowTie Method for Safety Risk Management

The session will focus on managing the risk controls necessary for preventing undesirable situations and reducing the severity of their consequences. Participants will discover the power of visualization to better understand their hazard registers and controls and to effectively manage the associated risks to the organization and its people and assets.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Track(s): General Safety, Pilot
Instructor: Gerald Kosbab, AeroDirections, LLC
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Fuel: The Lifeblood of Your Aircraft - Tuesday Option

To better meet the demands of busy schedules, HAI is pleased to offer this popular course twice, at different times on different days.

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 seminar with a good understanding of the safety issues when working with and around aviation fuels.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Track(s): General Safety, Maintenance, Pilot
Instructor: Walter P. Chartrand, Aviation Training Academy
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
The Future of Aviation: UAS Integration and Tracking in Low-Level Airspace

Integration of UAS into the airspace system is a problem yet to be solved. Everyone has ideas, but for this technology to reach its full potential, we need a way for each of us to be aware of and ultimately see (or sense) the other. This is a two-way street: we need to see them, and they need to see us.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Track(s): Career Development, General Safety, Operations, UAS
Instructor: Mike Becker, Becker Helicopters Pilot Academy
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Simulation: Learn from Your Mistakes

The US Helicopter Safety Team has recently released a slate of recommendations for improving helicopter safety, the Helicopter Safety Enhancements (H-SE). H-SE 123 recommends the increased use of simulation training to rehearse at-risk scenarios as a way to improve aeronautical decision-making. We will discuss selected fatal accidents to demonstrate the need for this initiative.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Track(s): Career Development, Operations
Instructor: Nick Mayhew, L3 Link Training & Simulation
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.