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HAI Rotor Safety Challenge

Learn new skills and improve on-the-job safety

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Self-Disclosure

This session will review the elements of the self-disclosure program established by the FAA. It will cover the basics of filing a voluntary self-disclosure report with the agency and how that report will be handled. We will review the best methods for investigating a potential noncompliance and how to relate facts to the regulators without creating unnecessary consternation or scrutiny.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Brett Levanto, Aeronautical Repair Station Association
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Simulation: Keep Learning from Your Mistakes

This session is an opportunity to learn why the US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) is passionate about increasing simulation to improve aeronautical decision-making. We will cover the USHST approach to introducing Helicopter Safety Enhancements and the need to increase simulation to improve aeronautical decision-making. We will use selected fatal accidents to demonstrate the need for this initiative and provide an update on this safety enhancement.

Date: Wednesday, January 29 Wednesday, January 29 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Nick Mayhew, L3 and USHST
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
SMS for Small-Fleet or Private Operators

Despite the significant increase in safety that safety management systems (SMS) provide large operations, some aspects of these established systems make it difficult for smaller businesses or private operators to implement. This session will offer an overview of new SMS information and tools that allow smaller commercial and private operations to reap the same safety benefits large operators have come to enjoy. Several free SMS tools will be made available.

Date: Wednesday, January 29 Wednesday, January 29 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Track(s): Operations, Safety, UAS
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Bryan Smith, Airborne Public Safety Association
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Special Instrument Procedures and Increased Risk Management

Safety management systems are shaping how operators manage their risk. In bad weather, having a network of instrument procedures at private facilities or other locations can increase safety as well as the completion factor for a helicopter air ambulance or other operator. This session will review a case study to demonstrate how having a network of special instrument procedures and airways can prevent accidents and improve completion rates in marginal weather. It will also provide a brief overview of specials, from request to operations.

Date: Wednesday, January 29 Wednesday, January 29 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Track(s): Operations, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Martha B. Parish, FAA
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
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, January 29 Wednesday, January 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, January 28 Tuesday, January 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 Connected Helicopter

Learn about products, services, and trends for connected helicopters, including health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS), flight-data monitoring and analysis, satellite tracking, voice and data transmission, and the latest in high-speed video and data-file transmission.

Date: Wednesday, January 29 Wednesday, January 29 | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Track(s): Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Rick Buchanan, Honeywell Aerospace
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
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