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HAI Rotor Safety Challenge

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A Lawyer’s View of Your Aviation Insurance Policy

This session provides a detailed examination of an aviation insurance policy, including considerations that consumers with no legal background may not recognize as being critical in determining coverage limits. A claim event is too late to understand the scope of coverage that exists or, regrettably, may not exist. Attendees will be better informed consumers of aviation insurance, particularly about liability and first-party coverage.

Date: Wednesday, January 29 Wednesday, January 29 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): Operations
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Gregory A. Popp and F. Bradley Hassell, Hassell-Legal, P.A.
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
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 input from NTSB and FAA investigators, this session bridges the gap between investigation methodology and real-world application of those skills. Attendees will learn practical techniques for use in accident investigations as well as in pre-accident preparation.

Date: Wednesday, January 29 Wednesday, January 29 | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Track(s): Operations, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Michael Benton, VyClimb Consulting, LLC
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
Autorotations Reexamined

This session is a detailed look at the height/velocity (H/V) curve and autorotations in general. We will look what the H/V curve really tells us about operating a helicopter safely and how we can maximize our safety of flight.

Date: Wednesday, January 29 Wednesday, January 29 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot
Instructor: Bruce A. Webb, Airbus Helicopters
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: Wednesday, January 29 Wednesday, January 29 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Tim Tucker, Robinson Helicopter Company, and Scott T. Tyrrell, FAA
Price by Dec. 6: $ Member | $ Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $ Member | $ Non-Member
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
Aviation Human Factors: Protecting Us from Ourselves

It has been said that there are no new accidents. So why do we continue to keep making the same mistakes? This session will use case studies and video to examine the answers to this question. In the process, attendees will be introduced to the top causal factors in accidents, human factors and the need for error management training, and the role that standard operating procedures play in reducing exposure to risk during flight operations.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): Pilot
Instructor: Jason Quisling, Air Methods Corp
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
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