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Self-Disclosure

This session will review the elements of the self-disclosure program 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 regulators without creating unnecessary consternation or scrutiny.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Brett Levanto, Aeronautical Repair Station Association
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
The Vuichard Recovery: A Better Way Out of Vortex Ring State

Through the years, “settling with power” or “vortex ring state” has caused much equipment damage and numerous injuries and deaths. This session will explain in detail a new recovery technique that is much more efficient in terms of altitude loss: the Vuichard Recovery. Developed and tested over years in Switzerland and the United States, the Robinson Helicopter Company has been teaching this new technique for several years.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Wednesday, January 29 | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Pilot
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Tim Tucker, Robinson Helicopter Co
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
The IIMC Threat: Avoidance and Survival

Inadvertent instrument meteorological conditions (IIMC) continue to be one of the leading lethal threats to helicopter operators. Despite advances in aircraft and avionics, we suffer IIMC-related fatalities year after year. This session will look at the unique aspects of IIMC, how it differs from planned entry into IMC, and why it continues to claim so many lives. IIMC survival methods based on the safety management system approach, including training, crew resource management, policy suggestions, and flying techniques, will be discussed.

Date: Tues., Jan. 28 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm || Wed., Jan. 29 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Track(s): Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention center
Instructor: Bryan Smith, Airborne Public Safety Association
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Essential Skills for CRM Instructors

The airlines discovered early on that for behavior to change, the method of crew resource management (CRM) delivery is paramount. Attendees will learn the traits and tools they need to be an effective and successful CRM instructor in their organization by studying time-proven CRM teaching/facilitation techniques used by airlines.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Randy Mains, Oregon Aero
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Essential Skills for CRM Instructors

The airlines discovered early on that for behavior to change, the method of crew resource management (CRM) delivery is paramount. Attendees will learn the traits and tools they need to be an effective and successful CRM instructor in their organization by studying time-proven CRM teaching/facilitation techniques used by airlines.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Randy Mains, Oregon Aero
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Family Assistance Operations: The Big Picture

When your company is involved in an accident, there is a lot to do, including the initial response, the accident investigation, and maintaining business continuity. What is your plan to support the human side of your operation? How do you: provide for employees or customers who are injured; address the needs of family members of the fatalities; and support other employees who, while they may not have been personally involved in the accident, may still experience emotional, psychological, and physical effects from it? What assistance can you provide? What will your insurance cover? This session will highlight critical concepts in family assistance operations.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Track(s): Operations
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Max Green, National Transportation Safety Board
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Hey, You’re an A&P – Sign This!

Presented by the HAI Safety Committee, this meeting will explore the pressures maintenance technicians face in their work, particularly as it pertains to signing off work and returning aircraft to service. We will discuss the legal ramifications of your signature: what are you saying with that signature and what risks does it expose you to? We will also discuss FAA regulations and best practices that will help you stay out of court and keep on the right side of the FARs. Anyone interested in learning the finer points of the regulations pertaining to A&P signoffs is welcome to attend.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Track(s): Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Rob Lakind, Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstin & Blader; Duke Puharich, Siller Helicopters, Inc.
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
LOSA: Helicopter Operators Realizing Benefits

This session illustrates how LOSA (Line Operations Safety Audit) has been adapted from airlines to helicopter operators. Attendees will hear specific examples of positive change in flight operations due to LOSA results in helicopter air ambulance, offshore, and search-and-rescue operations. Additionally, they will learn how LOSA fits into a safety management system, along with other tools such as flight operations quality assurance and the Aviation Safety Action Program.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Michael Benton, The LOSA Collaborative
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
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