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Professional Education

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Helicopter Operator Management

This course covers important business, operations, and management skills that are outside the typical experience of technically oriented helicopter management personnel but that are vital to successful management of helicopter operations. The subjects covered focus on the development of a business case for a typical helicopter operation, including creating a business plan, management, marketing, and finances.

Date: Friday, March 1 Monday, March 4 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Career Development, Operations
Instructor: Bill de Decker, Conklin & de Decker Associates, Inc
Price by Jan. 18: $1,660 Member | $2,485 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $2,110 Member | $3,160 Non-Member
Helicopter Maintenance Management

This course covers the basic concepts of managing a maintenance organization, including developing management skills, constructing a budget, maintaining inventory, and communicating with other departments.

Date: Friday, March 1 Monday, March 4 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): IA Renewal, Maintenance
Instructor: Brandon Battles, Conklin & de Decker Associates, Inc
Price by Jan. 18: $890 Member | $1,330 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $1,165 Member | $1,660 Non-Member
Aviation Safety Programs and Emergency Preparedness

This course is designed for professionals who want to better understand and ultimately implement safety programs within their flight departments. Concepts covered include emergency preparedness, emergency equipment, safety programs, best practices, and risk management.

Date: Saturday, March 2 Saturday, March 2 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): General Safety, Pilot
Instructor: Ed Coleman, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Price by Jan. 18: $365 Member | $540 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $475 Member | $695 Non-Member
Introduction to Vertical Reference Long-Line and External-Cargo Training

This course provides attendees with a firm understanding of the fundamentals of long-line operations and the learning curve that leads to long-line proficiency. Presented in four modules over one day with short breaks every hour, the presentation will pause periodically for question and discussion sessions. We address:
•    What is vertical reference long-lining
•    How the individual learns this skill set
•    External-cargo accidents and incidents, and their prevention
•    The fundamentals of cargo rigging.

 

Date: Saturday, March 2 Saturday, March 2 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): General Safety, Pilot
Instructor: Robert Libby, Advanced Helicopter Training, Inc.
Price by Jan. 18: $460 Member | $680 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $585 Member | $860 Non-Member
Shipping Rotorcraft Parts that Are Hazardous Materials

The class will teach students to recognize hazardous materials (with a focus on aerospace parts and components that are hazardous materials) and will explain, step-by-step, how to ship those materials in compliance with US regulations.

Date: Saturday, March 2 Sunday, March 3 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): General Safety, Pilot, Operations
Instructor: Jason Dickstein, Washington Aviation Group, PC, and the Law Offices of Jason Dickstein
Price by Jan. 18: $365 Member | $540 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $475 Member | $695 Non-Member
UAS and UAV: Applications and Awareness for the Rotorcraft Industry

This course is designed to familiarize attendees with new applications and emerging technologies of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), as well as their impact on rotorcraft aviation, both from an economic standpoint as well as operational and safety considerations. Topics include categories, platforms, applications, operations and regulations, safety in the operating environment, and collaborative teaming between manned and unmanned systems.

Date: Saturday, March 2 Saturday, March 2 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Operations, UAS
Instructor: Mr. David Thirtyacre, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Price by Jan. 18: $365 Member | $540 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $475 Member | $695 Non-Member
Vuichard Helicopter Safety Seminar

The main objectives of this seminar are to create a broad awareness of invented flying techniques and procedures which will lead to a significant reduction of accidents and incidents. Which will lead to less insurance cases, damage avoided, and lives saved. The techniques presented were invented by Claude Vuichard during his career as a pilot in the Swiss Alps Search and Rescue and HEMS missions.

Date: Saturday, March 2 Saturday, March 2 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Pilot
Instructor: Claude Vuichard, Leocopter
Price by Jan. 18: $365 Member | $540 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $475 Member | $695 Non-Member
Aerospace Physiology from an Operational Perspective

We will look at four topics in depth:

  • Fatigue and sleep deprivation
  • Energy drinks
  • Stress and aeronautical decision-making
  • Spatial disorientation.

Date: Sunday, March 3 Sunday, March 3 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot
Instructor: Dr. Dudley Crosson, Delta P, Inc.
Price by Jan. 18: $365 Member | $540 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $475 Member | $695 Non-Member
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General Information

on Professional Education Courses

HAI Professional Education courses target issues of specific concern to helicopter operators, pilots, managers, maintenance and safety professionals, and transitioning military, and provide information essential to success in today’s rapidly changing operating environment. In 2019, HAI is offering 20+ different courses, taught by some of the best instructors in the industry.

Course Locations and Dates                       

All 2019 HAI Professional Education courses will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center course confirmation for the specific room.

All registrants will receive specific information regarding their course registrations via email closer to the course date. When arriving at the course location, students can proceed directly to their classrooms.

HAI and its instructors reserve the right to adjust course outlines, schedules, and materials. Parking fees are not included in the course registration fee and are the responsibility of the course participant.

How to Register

Each 2019 Professional Education course description features both online registration and a downloadable course registration form. Enrollment is limited; registrations will be accepted in order of receipt by HAI. Confirmation emails will be sent to registrants once their seat is confirmed.

Register using a pdf course registration form and submit it via the methods below:
Fax – 703-683-4745
Email – education@rotor.org

Register on site at the Education desk, located in the Georgia World Congress Center. Please note that this type of registration is based on availability. The Education desk will be open the following hours:
Friday March 1 – Wednesday March 6 • 7:00 am-5:00 pm
Thuursday March 7 • 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Fees and Discounts

The description for each HAI Professional Education course lists the registration fee. Here are some additional ways to save:

  • HAI Member Discount. Join HAI, the association for the international helicopter community, today and register for our Professional Education courses at the member price
  • Early-Bird Pricing. Attendees who register by midnight Jan. 19, 2019, will receive discounted pricing on their courses

Certificates of Attendance

Upon completion of each course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance suitable for framing.

Professional Education Credits

The Helicopter Flight Instructor Refresher Course provides you with a unique opportunity to renew your instructor certificate at a helicopter-only seminar.

Substitutions and Cancellations

Substitutions are welcome at any time and are based on availability. Cancellation requests must be made in writing within 30 days of the course beginning date to receive a refund minus a $20 processing fee. Submit any cancellation requests to: Helicopter Association International, Attn: Education, 1920 Ballenger Ave., 4th Floor, Alexandria, VA 22314-2898.

HAI reserves the right to cancel a course and return any associated registration fees because of insufficient registration, instructor illness, or national emergency. The liability of HAI and its participating contractors, sponsors, and service providers is limited to the registration fee. 

Course Instructor

HAI Professional Education courses are fee-based, and HAI annually solicits competitive proposals from vendors for new and previously delivered courses. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for 2020, the RFP process will begin in April 2019. Please contact the Education Department at education@rotor.org with any questions.

Learn More

Questions? Contact the HAI Education Department at 703-302-1612 or education@rotor.org.