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

    Learn new skills and improve on-the-job safety

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    Structured Risk Analysis for Aerial Work Operations

    This session will present a structured risk-analysis process based on the experiences of the Swiss helicopter industry. This process aims to identify risks and then take action to mitigate them, thereby reducing risk to a sustainable level. The session also will present the latest content from the ICAO Safety Management Manual. Practical examples will provide insight on how to perform this process in your own organization.

    Date: Wednesday, July 29 Sunday, November 29 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Track(s): Operations, Pilot, Safety
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Christian Müller, Next Generation Flight Training
    Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
    sUAS Maintenance: Whose Job Is It?

    This session will present the technical, fiscal, and safety benefits of consistent, scheduled maintenance for sUAS (small unmanned aircraft systems). We will review 14 CFR Part 107 and its scarcity of solid direction regarding maintenance, as well as the difference between “airworthy” and “safe for flight” as they apply to sUAS. Attendees will learn about a suggested maintenance program for items specific to the sUAS that is based upon a manned rotorcraft maintenance program.

    Date: Tuesday, July 28 Saturday, November 28 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Track(s): Maintenance, Safety, UAS
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Mike Broderick, Trace Worldwide
    Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
    The IIMC Threat: Avoidance and Survival

    Inadvertent instrument meteorological conditions (IIMC) continue to be one of the leading lethal threats to helicopter operators. Despite advances in aircraft and avionics, we suffer IIMC-related fatalities year after year. This session will look at the unique aspects of IIMC, how it differs from planned entry into IMC, and why it continues to claim so many lives. IIMC survival methods based on the safety management system approach, including training, crew resource management, policy suggestions, and flying techniques, will be discussed.

    Date: Tues., Jan. 28 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm || Wed., Jan. 29 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Track(s): Pilot, Safety
    Location: Anaheim Convention center
    Instructor: Bryan Smith, Airborne Public Safety Association
    Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
    The Intersection of Safety and the Law

    When you are on fire and screaming toward the ground is no time to be reading the flight manual for the first time … or to be thinking about your legal rights and responsibilities. “Legal” and “safe” are not contradictory terms, and this presentation will give you some takeaways to ease your mind on both subjects. Attendees are encouraged to develop a habit of asking themselves, “What would a very cautious, competent, and prudent person do in my situation?” Bring your legal questions and ask an aviation lawyer.

    Date: Tuesday, July 28 Saturday, November 28 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Track(s): Operations, Pilot, Safety
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Jon Kettles, The Kettles Law Firm
    Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
    The Vuichard Recovery: A Better Way Out of Vortex Ring State

    Through the years, “settling with power” or “vortex ring state” has caused much equipment damage and numerous injuries and deaths. This session will explain in detail a new recovery technique that is much more efficient in terms of altitude loss: the Vuichard Recovery. Developed and tested over years in Switzerland and the United States, the Robinson Helicopter Company has been teaching this new technique for several years.

    Date: Tues., Jan. 28 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm || Wed., Jan. 29 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Track(s): Pilot
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Tim Tucker, Robinson Helicopter Co
    Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
    Train and Live

    This session will present practical, real-world advice for pilots and instructors on training and testing of emergency and abnormal procedures. Learn how to focus your training to mitigate the risks relevant to your operation.

    Date: Tuesday, July 28 Saturday, November 28 | 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    Track(s): Pilot
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Richard Boswell, Starspeed
    Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
    Turbine Engine Hygiene

    This session presents the technical and fiscal benefits of frequent rinsing and washing of the gas path components of a turbine engine. We will begin with a short explanation of the properties of water, including the various processes used to clean and purify water. We will review turboshaft operational theory, followed by an exploration of the safety and financial benefits of using ultrapure, distilled water for the removal of airborne contaminates ingested during operation into a turbine engine. The assertions about the safety and financial benefits are supported by a testimonial video, which is part of the presentation.

    Date: Wednesday, July 29 Sunday, November 29 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
    Track(s): Maintenance, Safety
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Mike Broderick, Trace Worldwide
    Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
    What the FRAT?

    Why do I need to use a flight risk assessment tool (FRAT)? Do I have to do it? When? Who? The power of a FRAT cannot be realized without understanding the answers to these questions. This session will help operators and aircrew make flight risk assessments a welcome benefit to their operation instead of another piece of dreaded red tape. Attendees will learn about the human factors that drive the need for FRATS, how to create and use one during daily operations, and how to use the data they generate to improve safety and operational efficiency.

    Date: Wednesday, July 29 Sunday, November 29 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
    Track(s): Safety
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Bryan Smith, Airborne Public Safety Association and Christopher Young, CY Consulting Solutions
    Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
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