Show: March 4 - 7, 2019 | Exhibit March 5 - 7 | Atlanta, Georgia
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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
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

Attendees will acquire a broad awareness of flying techniques and procedures that will lead to a significant reduction of accidents and incidents — leading to less damage to aircraft, fewer insurance cases, and more lives saved. The techniques presented were developed by Claude Vuichard during his career as a search-and-rescue/helicopter air ambulance pilot in the Swiss Alps.

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
The Emotionally Effective Leader

Safety is imbedded throughout all levels of helicopter operations but unknowingly; managers can create an atmosphere that diminishes safety instead of fostering it. This session will discuss the importance of developing emotional intelligence (EQ) for managers in order to improve awareness, communication, and behavior.

Date: Saturday, March 2 Saturday, March 2 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Operations
Instructor: Kim Hutchings, Volo Mission LLC
Price by Jan. 18: $380 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, APSA/Delta P
Price by Jan. 18: $365 Member | $540 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $475 Member | $695 Non-Member
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