Show: March 22 - 25, 2021 | Exhibit: March 23 - 25 | New Orleans
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    HAI Rotor Safety Challenge

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    Fly Neighborly Forum

    The generation of helicopter noise greatly hampers efficient operations. Thorough research and testing by NASA, FAA, and the Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center have resulted in scientifically derived flight techniques that successfully minimize the effects of helicopter noise emissions. Our members have developed operational and safety strategies for noise abatement techniques in critical phases of flight, including departure, enroute/maneuvering, and arrival, with considerations for VFR situations. This revamped course includes media-rich video and auditory examples. Credit for attendance in this forum includes FAA Basic Wings Credit, a Rotor Safety Challenge (RSC) course participation token, and an RSC certificate of attendance (after completion of six RSC courses).

    Date: Thursday, March 5 Saturday, December 5 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Track(s): General Safety
    Price by Dec. 6: $ Member | $ Non-Member
    Price after Dec. 6: $ Member | $ Non-Member
    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, July 28 Wednesday, October 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
    Fuel: The Lifeblood of Your Helicopter

    This comprehensive session covers fuel specifications, proper receipt procedures, and field quality-control tests to ensure that on-specification, clean, and dry product is delivered to your aircraft. We will review fuel specifications from the ASTM along with standard industry practices for the receipt of aviation fuels. Pilots, mechanics, and facility operations personnel will also come away from this session with a good understanding of the safety issues when working with and around aviation fuels.

    Date: Tuesday, July 28 Saturday, November 28 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Walter P. Chartrand, Aviation Maritime Services
    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, July 28 Wednesday, October 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
    HAI Safety Symposium: Wanted Alive (the NTSB Most Wanted List)

    This year’s safety symposium will include a panel discussion, moderated by the HAI Safety Working Group Chair, featuring helicopter industry and government representatives discussing critical safety issues and NTSB safety recommendations. The NTSB will kick off the discussion with an overview of its 2019-2020 Most Wanted List (MWL) and will present lessons learned and recommendations from its recent investigation into the AS-350 helicopter accident which occurred on March 11, 2018, in New York City. The panel will then examine the issues identified in the investigation and identify strategies for overall safety improvements, including those recommended in the MWL. 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 the NTSB MWL and its recommended critical safety improvements.

    Date: Monday, July 27 Friday, November 27 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Track(s): Safety
    Location: Room 204B, 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
    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, July 28 Saturday, November 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
    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, July 28 Saturday, November 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
    Improving In-Flight Risk Mitigation by Interdisciplinary Flight Crews

    Many helicopter accidents occur because nonpilot (and nonflying pilot) crewmembers lack training and experience in communicating in-flight risks to pilots. At the same time, many pilots have not been trained in crew resource management and so are not comfortable with considering the input of a nonpilot crewmember. We will look at recommended practices for multidisciplinary crews to use to identify and communicate in-flight risks, as well as ways to respond appropriately to these reports. Pilots and nonpilot crewmembers will learn tools and techniques they can incorporate into preflight briefings.

    Date: Wednesday, July 29 Sunday, November 29 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    Track(s): Operations, Pilot, Safety
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Stephen D. Earsom, US Fish and Wildlife Service
    Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
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