Show: January 27 - 30, 2020 | Exhibit: January 28 - 30 | Anaheim, California
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Inspection Authorization (IA) Renewal

Education activities accepted by the FAA for (IA) renewal credit.

HAI HELI‑EXPO offers a variety of education activities accepted by the FAA for inspection authorization (IA) renewal credit.

Professional Education Courses

If you prefer to earn credit hours before the show begins, then this is the option for you.

Fatigue Risk Management Workshop
This risk management training program will raise awareness of fatigue and its associated hazards in the workplace. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of fatigue, apply effective countermeasures, and make life choices that support long-term fatigue management. Fatigue management will be explored within the safety management system (SMS) framework, with reference to individual as well as organizational implications. Contributing factors such as sleep awareness, food, water, caffeine, drugs, exercise, commuting, and work schedule design will be discussed, along with an in-depth review of time management and life balance.

This course qualifies for 4 hours towards IA renewal credits

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:

  • To monitor potential causes of fatigue and devise action plans to minimize their effects in accord with company procedures
  • To identify personal warning signs of fatigue and appropriate countermeasures
  • To make positive lifestyle choices to effectively manage fatigue

Date: Monday, January 27 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Maintenance | Operations | Pilot | Safety | UAS
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Richard Komarniski, Grey Owl Aviation Consultants
Price by Dec. 6: $505 Member | $750 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $645 Member | $945 Non-Member


Helicopter Maintenance Management
Successful management of a company requires knowledge of topics that commonly fall outside the scope of experience of most technically oriented helicopter management personnel. This course’s goal is to help maintenance personnel make the transition from technician to a management position. It covers managing a maintenance organization, including developing management skills, constructing a budget, maintaining inventory, and communicating with other departments. Current and aspiring maintenance managers will receive the necessary tools to serve their organization more effectively. This course meets the requirements for renewal of IA certificates.

This course qualifies for 4 hours towards IA renewal credits

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:

  • Techniques for managing people
  • Costs, their behaviors, and opportunities for reduction
  • Decision-making based on objective information
  • Inventory management, budget development, and asset management
  • Basic financial management and accounting
  • Regulations affecting maintenance organizations

Date: Fri., Jan. 24 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm  ||  Mon., Jan. 27 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations
Location: Friday and Saturday location Sheraton - Palm West; Sunday and Monday location Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Brandon Battles, Conklin & de Decker
Price by Dec. 6: $980 Member | $1,465 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $1,280 Member | $1,825 Non-Member


Public Aircraft Operations
This course provides instruction on the statutory provisions and FAA guidance governing public aircraft operations (PAO), including the basic requirements for operating a public aircraft (including unmanned aircraft systems), what constitutes an eligible governmental function, and the practical implications of using the same aircraft to conduct both civil and public operations. The course also discusses FAA policy regarding PAO under government contract.

This course qualifies for 4 hours towards IA renewal credits

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:

  • The eligibility requirements for public aircraft
  • The contractual requirements for operating as a public aircraft
  • Methodologies used to ensure your organization successfully negotiates the land mines associated with public aircraft operations

Date: Monday, January 27 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Marshall Filler, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein
Price by Dec. 6: $315 Member | $460 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $435 Member | $645 Non-Member


Record-Keeping and Regulatory Compliance
This course is designed for rotorcraft flight department personnel who will establish or maintain a record-keeping system that uses accepted industry practices to document and maintain regulatory compliance and to initiate appropriate action within the department.

This course qualifies for 4 hours towards IA renewal credits

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:

  • Different record-keeping techniques and systems
  • Various data analysis techniques
  • Current industry practices and standards
  • Current audit requirements
  • Regulatory issues and their impact on operations
  • Aviation department regulation requirements
  • Monitoring guidance to guarantee continued compliance

Date: Monday, January 27 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Bettina Mrusek, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Price by Dec. 6: $505 Member | $750 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $645 Member | $945 Non-Member


Regulations Affecting Aircraft Part Purchase and Sale
The course covers the rules, guidance, and contractual requirements that govern business transactions related to aircraft parts.

This course qualifies for 4 hours towards IA renewal credits

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:

  • The civil aviation rules that apply to the purchase, sale, receiving, stocking, inspection, and installation of civil aviation articles
  • Other regulations that impact those activities

Date: Monday, January 27 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Track(s): IA Renewal, Maintenance
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, Marshal Filler
Price by Dec. 6: $315 Member | $460 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $435 Member | $645 Non-Member


Regulatory Comprehension for Maintenance
This course covers the FAA’s organization, authority, and process for promulgating rules, then explains how the general requirements in 14 CFR link together in a “regulatory chain” that must be understood by aviation businesses. Topics specific to maintenance include Part 43 (maintenance, preventive maintenance, rebuilding, and alteration); Part 65 Subpart D (certification of mechanics); Part 65, Subpart E (certification of repairmen); and Part 145 (repair stations).

This course qualifies for 4 hours towards IA renewal credits

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:

  • The civil aviation safety regulatory organization and structure
  • The minimum standards that directly and indirectly impact day-to-day work
  • The differences between regulatory requirements and those created by contract and other legal obligations

Date: Sunday, January 26 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): IA Renewal, Maintenance, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, Marshal Filler
Price by Dec. 6: $315 Member | $460 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $435 Member | $645 Non-Member


Manufacturer Technical Briefings

These one-hour briefings by helicopter airframe and engine manufacturers give you the flexibility to earn credit hours between other show commitments.

Using Credit Hours Earned toward Renewal

You can obtain your IA certificate of completion at HAI HELI‑EXPO in three simple steps:

  • Pick up an IA renewal worksheet at the Education Desk, Grand Entrance, Second Floor
  • At the conclusion of an eligible session or course, have the Technical Committee monitor or course instructor sign your worksheet to verify attendance
  • After you have earned at least 8 hours of credit, return your worksheet to the Education desk to receive a certificate of completion to submit to the FAA

Certificates will be available at the following times:
Fri., Jan. 24 – Wed., Jan. 29 • 7:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu., Jan. 30 • 8:00 am-5:00 pm