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HAI Safety Symposium: Wanted Alive (the NTSB Most Wanted List)

This year’s safety symposium will include a roundtable discussion between senior leaders from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the helicopter industry about relevant issue areas and safety recommendations associated with the 2019–20 NTSB Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements. This list, the NTSB’s premier advocacy tool, identifies the top safety improvements that can be made to prevent accidents, minimize injuries, and save lives in the future. It is our road map from lessons learned to lives saved. All HAI HELI-EXPO attendees are invited to join us for coffee and breakfast and to learn more about what they can do to implement and champion these critical safety improvements. (Pending committee submission)

Date: Monday, January 27 Monday, January 27 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Track(s): Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Dave Blair, Sikorsky; Clint Johnson, NTSB; Dave Repsher; Matt Rigsby, FAA
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Safety Directors Forum: Elevating Safety Culture and Professionalism

How’s your safety culture? We all have one, but some are high-performing while others are deficient and can actually contribute to accident chains. At this forum, we will discuss practical ways to improve safety on both the organizational level (the safety culture) and on the personal level (professionalism). Learn how to assess your safety culture and to apply a just-culture philosophy and the tools to take it to the next level. Discuss the benefits of increasing the level of professionalism among you and your colleagues and hear about tactics you can use to make that happen.

Date: Monday, January 27 Monday, January 27 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Track(s): Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Keith Cianfrani, Aviation Safety Consultants, LLC; Scott Churchill, Scott’s Helicopter Services; Ed Coleman, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University College; Manny Figlia, Airbus
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Advanced Preflight: A Clear Path to Safety

The National Transportation Safety Board and FAA have identified a number of fatal accidents caused by maintenance-related problems that should have been caught during preflight. Therefore, the two agencies urge pilots to conduct a more thorough preflight inspection of aircraft that have just been returned to service, particularly after unscheduled maintenance or inspections. This advanced preflight goes beyond the normal preflight checklist to include a review of the ship’s maintenance history and an additional items checklist. Attendees will also review the elements of a standard preflight and will receive a sample advanced preflight checklist.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Track(s): Pilot, Safety
Instructor: William Hopper, Helicopters Inc.
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
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
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