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HAI Rotor Safety Challenge

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Distractions: The Silent Intruder

Kim will take attendees through the basic understanding of how the brain handles information, why distractions and interruptions are more prevalent and dangerous than ever, and what to do about it. Attendees will hear about the difference between multitasking and task switching, and what happens when you are interrupted or distracted. They will learn how to resume tasks without skipping a step and how to increase their focus. They will also understand why creating another operating procedure or safety protocol after an incident or accident is not the answer.

Date: Wednesday, January 29 Wednesday, January 29 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Kim Hutchings, Volo Mission, LLC
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Essential Skills for CRM Instructors

The airlines discovered early on that for behavior to change, the method of crew resource management (CRM) delivery is paramount. Attendees will learn the traits and tools they need to be an effective and successful CRM instructor in their organization by studying time-proven CRM teaching/facilitation techniques used by airlines.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Randy Mains, Oregon Aero
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Essential Skills for CRM Instructors

The airlines discovered early on that for behavior to change, the method of crew resource management (CRM) delivery is paramount. Attendees will learn the traits and tools they need to be an effective and successful CRM instructor in their organization by studying time-proven CRM teaching/facilitation techniques used by airlines.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Randy Mains, Oregon Aero
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Eye Tracking: What Are We Looking At?

In the quest for greater automation, modern cockpits are presenting new operational challenges that traditional training methods are not adequately addressing. These challenges include: insufficient knowledge of automation behavior, mode confusion and loss of awareness, poor scanning techniques, and excessive confidence and trust in automation. In March 2019, Toll Helicopters and Seeing Machines commenced a trial of unique eye-tracking technology in the AW139 Full Flight Simulator. Colin will present the insights into pilot scanning techniques and situational awareness provided by this trial.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Colin Gunn, Toll Helicopters
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Family Assistance Operations: The Big Picture

When your company is involved in an accident, there is a lot to do, including the initial response, the accident investigation, and maintaining business continuity. What is your plan to support the human side of your operation? How do you: provide for employees or customers who are injured; address the needs of family members of the fatalities; and support other employees who, while they may not have been personally involved in the accident, may still experience emotional, psychological, and physical effects from it? What assistance can you provide? What will your insurance cover? This session will highlight critical concepts in family assistance operations.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Track(s): Operations
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Max Green, National Transportation Safety Board
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Firefight with Confidence: Bambi Bucket Maintenance

Fighting wildland fires with helicopters can be dangerous, and it is important to properly maintain equipment so it will be reliable when you need it most. This session will cover technical information on Bambi Bucket and Bambi MAX Bucket systems, their maintenance, and procedures to reduce risk and promote safe operation. Attendees will leave the session with the techniques and knowledge to maintain and operate safe and reliable equipment.

Date: Wednesday, January 29 Wednesday, January 29 | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Track(s): Maintenance, Pilot
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Alexander Wutschnik, SEI Industries Ltd.
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
Fly Neighborly Seminar

Date: Tuesday, January 28 | 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm | Wednesday, January 29 | 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Helicopters generate noise that can cause a negative public response, which can then lead to legislative or regulatory restrictions on operations. Thorough research and testing by the FAA, NASA, and the Department of Transportation Volpe Center have resulted in scientifically derived flight techniques that successfully minimize the effects of helicopter noise emissions. Members and advisors of the HAI Fly Neighborly / Environmental Committee have developed operational and safety strategies for application of noise abatement techniques in critical phases of flight, to include departure, enroute/maneuvering and arrival; with considerations for VFR situations.

This revamped course includes media-rich video and auditory examples. Seminar attendees are eligible to receive FAA Basic WINGS credit, an HAI Rotor Safety Challenge (RSC) course participation token, and an RSC Certificate of Completion.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Track(s): Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
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