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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, January 29 Wednesday, January 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
LOSA: Helicopter Operators Realizing Benefits

This session illustrates how LOSA (Line Operations Safety Audit) has been adapted from airlines to helicopter operators. Attendees will hear specific examples of positive change in flight operations due to LOSA results in helicopter air ambulance, offshore, and search-and-rescue operations. Additionally, they will learn how LOSA fits into a safety management system, along with other tools such as flight operations quality assurance and the Aviation Safety Action Program.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Michael Benton, The LOSA Collaborative
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Maintenance Safety-First Solutions That Work

In the fast-paced, high-pressure environment of helicopter maintenance in the hangar and in the field, there are methods and practices that will make you—and your colleagues and customers—safer. An understanding of human factors, decision-making, and situational awareness is essential to aviation safety. This session will give you proven techniques to make safety first.

Date: Wednesday, January 29 Wednesday, January 29 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Terry Palmer
Price by Dec. 6: $ Member | $ Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $ Member | $ Non-Member
Managing a Helipad System Network

A helipad is more than just a helicopter parking spot. Learn to get the most out of your helipad network to improve safety, save money, and enhance your safety management system. We will look at best practices for safety inspections, training requirements, and real-world operations.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Martin Fisher, Atrium Healthcare
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Managing Complexity to Form a Simple SMS

In an increasingly complex aviation environment, the operator is challenged to sift through the large volume of information collected from multiple sources and find the essential points that reveal vulnerabilities. We will discuss what drives complexity and how to simplify it, how to utilize data analysis effectively, and how to make complex systems work to ensure the effectiveness of your safety management system (SMS).

Date: Wednesday, January 29 Wednesday, January 29 | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety, UAS
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Christopher Young, CY Consulting Solutions
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Managing Risk in a High-Risk Environment

What does it take to survive a helicopter crash? What happens to the survivor in the months after the crash? And how do we best learn from incidents and accidents? This session will feature the experience of a former flight nurse and helicopter-crash survivor who will share her story and the lessons learned about accident preparation and response, personal and professional recovery, and industry risk mitigation. Additionally, we will also discuss the use of a combined human factors, crew resource management, just culture, and personal accountability model that provides a framework for retrospective learning as well as predictive risk management, as well as the relationship between resilience and risk management.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Track(s): Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Krista Haugen, Med-Trans Corp.
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
National Wildlife Strike Database: Who Is in Your Airspace?

This session will review the process for reporting wildlife strikes and the importance of reporting strikes for everyone who flies. We will also discuss wildlife management, including regulations, practices, and how to find assistance.

Date: Wednesday, January 29 Wednesday, January 29 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Phyllis Rose Miller, US Department of Agriculture
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Navigating ICAO

As designated representative to the International Federation of Helicopter Association (IFHA), Matt Callan was nominated and approved by the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Air Navigation Council to serve as member of the Aerodrome Design Operations Panel, the Flight Operations Panel, and the Instrument Flight Procedures Panel. Matt will demystify ICAO, a specialized agency of the United Nations that develops and promulgates standards and recommended practices (SARPs) for international air navigation and transport to ensure safe and orderly growth of the international aviation industry.

Date: Wednesday, January 29 Wednesday, January 29 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Matt Callan, Helicopter Association International
Price by Dec. 6: $ Member | $ Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $ Member | $ Non-Member
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