Show: March 4 - 7, 2019 | Exhibit March 5 - 7 | Atlanta, Georgia
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A Lawyer’s View of Your Aviation Insurance Policy

The rotary-wing industry is dependent on insurance coverage for protection against exposures arising out of what is viewed by many as high-risk operations. It is critical that industry professionals have a solid understanding of the nuances of aviation insurance coverage so they can protect their interests to the greatest extent possible. Hassell’s work to defend claims with industry and insurers provides a unique view of the traps and pitfalls of insurance coverage. A claim event is too late to understand the scope of coverage that exists or, regrettably, may not exist.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Track(s): General Safety, Operations
Instructor: F. Bradley Hassell, Hassell-Legal, P.A.
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Aerospace Physiology from an Operational Perspective

We will look at four topics in depth:

  • Fatigue and sleep deprivation
  • Energy drinks
  • Stress and aeronautical decision-making
  • Spatial disorientation.

Date: Sunday, March 3 Sunday, March 3 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot
Instructor: Dr. Dudley Crosson, APSA/Delta P
Price by Jan. 18: $365 Member | $540 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $475 Member | $695 Non-Member
After the Accident: Working with the NTSB

This session presents best practices for on-scene helicopter accident investigations with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). It is based on the experiences of helicopter accident party members, drawing from their work with regulators and industry experts during major helicopter accident investigations. Created with real-world input from NTSB and FAA investigators, this session provides practical direction to prepare operations investigation teams to carry out their roles.

Date: Wednesday, March 6 Wednesday, March 6 | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Track(s): General Safety, Operations, Pilot
Instructor: Michael Benton, VyClmb Consulting, LLC
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Autorotations: Reality Exposed

The result of a collaborative effort by OEMs, operators, and federal agencies to uncover unique aspects of this maneuver and the mistakes most often discovered in accident investigations, this in-depth session provides a unique look at autorotations. Leaders in the helicopter instruction and training industry will present tips, tools, and techniques that will prepare you for a safe emergency procedure and ultimately prevent you from becoming an accident statistic.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot
Instructor: Tim Tucker, Robinson Helicopter Company, and Scott T. Tyrrell, FAA
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Avoiding Unwanted Helicopter Adventure

After an aircraft accident and discovering their own sense of vulnerability, John and Martha say they have become “born-again pilots.” The Kings use humor and stories from real-world cross-country experience to vividly illustrate principles of risk management and pass along practical and insightful tools you will use forever.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Track(s): Career Development, Operations, Pilot
Instructor: John and Martha King, King Schools, Inc.
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Best Practices in Maintenance Recordkeeping

This session explores the regulatory responsibilities of creating and maintaining maintenance records. Participants will learn:

  • The regulatory responsibilities of the operator versus the maintenance provider in creating and maintaining maintenance records
  • How obligations can be shifted by contract, but not under aviation safety regulations
  • Maintenance recordkeeping regulations
  • The documents essential to making airworthiness determinations.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod, Aeronautical Repair Station Association
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 positive relationship with civil aviation authorities. It begins by describing the rules that should always be considered when engaging with aviation safety regulators, and then provides instruction on how to introduce your company and maintain consistent contact — not just when there’s a problem. It concludes by providing strategies for maintaining a professional relationship with regulators.

Date: Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 5 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Track(s): Career Development, Operations
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod, Aeronautical Repair Station Association
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
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
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