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Managing Risk in a High-Risk Environment

What does it take to survive a helicopter crash? What happens to the survivor in the months after the crash? And how do we best learn from incidents and accidents? This session will feature the experience of a former flight nurse and helicopter-crash survivor who will share her story and the lessons learned about accident preparation and response, personal and professional recovery, and industry risk mitigation. Additionally, we will also discuss the use of a combined human factors, crew resource management, just culture, and personal accountability model that provides a framework for retrospective learning as well as predictive risk management, as well as the relationship between resilience and risk management.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Track(s): Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Krista Haugen, Med-Trans Corp.
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Practical Aspects of Transit Flying in the Mountains

This session will use scenario-based training to provide attendees with practical real-life experience of mistakes and lessons learned in negotiating some of the most dangerous terrain in the lower 48 US states. This session is NOT about landing on platforms, pads, and landing sites in mountainous terrain. It is not about performance planning for high-altitude landings and hover work. It is about planning and safely completing a traverse of a significantly mountainous region for the pilot less experienced with this type of flying. Attendees will learn about mountainous route planning, fuel management, safety and survival considerations, and weather assessment for single-pilot helicopter operations crossing mountainous terrain.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Track(s): Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Thomas Kopitnik, Jr., TAG Aviation, LLC
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Fitness for Duty: Fatigue in Helicopter Operations

This session will demonstrate tools to assess fatigue risk and to establish company policies to manage fatigue risk and approaches to provide an objective quantitative framework to evaluate fitness for duty. These proactive approaches involve identifying fatigue risk against thresholds, proactive mitigation strategies, and linking fatigue information to flight risk assessment tools and safety management systems

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Track(s): Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Daniel Mollicone, PhD, Pulsar Informatics, Inc
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Flying Blind

You may have 20/20 vision … but what do you really see? We will examine the human brain (hardware) and human mind (software) as they relate to our visual system. Too often we “look” but do not “see.” This can be a function of our “software” and/or “hardware.” We must understand every kind of “blind spot” so that we can incorporate techniques to improve our visual performance.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Bruce A. Webb, Airbus Helicopters
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Helicopter Scenario-Based Training: FAA PEGASAS Research Update

A university research team from the FAA Center of Excellence for General Aviation will provide updates on its current concepts for helicopter scenario-based training. Attendees will learn the benefits of scenario-based training and explore risk-management concepts, including the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) and the BowTie method of classifying risk threats and consequences.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety, UAS
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Dr. Stephen K. Cusick, Florida Institute of Technology
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Managing a Helipad System Network

A helipad is more than just a helicopter parking spot. Learn to get the most out of your helipad network to improve safety, save money, and enhance your safety management system. We will look at best practices for safety inspections, training requirements, and real-world operations.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Martin Fisher, Atrium Healthcare
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
sUAS Maintenance: Whose Job Is It?

This session will present the technical, fiscal, and safety benefits of consistent, scheduled maintenance for sUAS (small unmanned aircraft systems). We will review 14 CFR Part 107 and its scarcity of solid direction regarding maintenance, as well as the difference between “airworthy” and “safe for flight” as they apply to sUAS. Attendees will learn about a suggested maintenance program for items specific to the sUAS that is based upon a manned rotorcraft maintenance program.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Track(s): Maintenance, Safety, UAS
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Mike Broderick, Trace Worldwide
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
What Do I Need to Know About My Flight Gear?

There is a great deal of misunderstanding when it comes to owning and using a flight helmet. Most civilian flight crews have not had formal training in aviation life support equipment. We will look at the selection and proper care of helmets, flight suits, undergarments, boots, and gloves.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Track(s): Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Dr. Dudley Crosson, Airborne Public Safety Association / Delta P
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
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