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    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.

    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

    This course qualifies for 8 hours towards IA renewal credits

    Date: Monday, July 27 Tuesday, October 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
    Flying in the Wire and Obstruction Environment: Part 1

    This multimedia course is designed to make participants aware of the hazards in the wire and obstruction environment and learn how to avoid them to become a safety-minded crew member.

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

    • The importance of crew resource management and the responsibilities of each individual
    • How to work as a team with clear inflight communications
    • The dynamics of working in the wire and obstruction environment, including situational awareness, exposure and risks, visibility engineering, and the accident chain

    Date: Sunday, July 26 Monday, October 26 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety, UAS
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Robert Feerst and Brian Booth, Utilities Aviation Specialists
    Price by Dec. 6: $530 Member | $805 Non-Member
    Price after Dec. 6: $670 Member | $1,000 Non-Member
    Flying in the Wire and Obstruction Environment: Part 2

    This multimedia course goes into further detail on what utility crews must know in order to work safely in the wire environment.

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

    • How and why wire and obstruction-related helicopter accidents happen to experienced flight crews

    Date: Monday, July 27 Friday, November 27 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Track(s): Maintenance | Operations | Pilot | Safety | UAS
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Robert Feerst and Brian Booth, Utilities Aviation Specialists
    Price by Dec. 6: $530 Member | $805 Non-Member
    Price after Dec. 6: $670 Member | $1000 Non-Member
    Helicopter Operations Management: Advanced

    This course will present advanced management techniques and tools for managers of helicopter operations. These topics commonly fall outside the scope of experience of most technically oriented helicopter management personnel but are very important to the successful management of these companies.

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

    • To explain and apply the basic principles and concepts of analyzing and improving productivity
    • Pricing strategies
    • Financial report analysis
    • How to obtain financing
    • Life-cycle costing
    • Net present-value analysis

    Date: Thur., Jan. 30 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm through Sat., Feb. 1 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Track(s): Operations, Pilot
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Bill de Decker, Conklin & de Decker
    Price by Dec. 6: $1,085 Member | $1,635 Non-Member
    Price after Dec. 6: $1,360 Member | $2,045 Non-Member
    Helicopter Operations Management: Introduction

    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 course focuses on the development of a business case for a typical helicopter operation, including creating a business plan, management, marketing, and finances.

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

    • The basic principles and concepts of operations management
    • How to manage a helicopter operation, including the value of implementing a safety management system
    • How to market the services of a helicopter operation
    • The costs and finances involved in running and managing a helicopter operation
    • How to develop a business plan for a helicopter operation

    Date: Fri. Janu.24 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm through Mon., Jan. 27 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Track(s): Operations | Pilot
    Location: Friday and Saturday location Sheraton - Palm East; Sunday and Monday location Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Bill de Decker, Conklin & de Decker
    Price by Dec. 6: $1,825 Member | $2,735 Non-Member
    Price after Dec. 6: $2,230 Member | $3,475 Non-Member
    Introduction to Long Line

    The course lays the groundwork for learning the specialized skills required for long-line operations. We will review the fundamentals of vertical reference and offer some professional tricks and tips that promote safe, efficient long-line operations.

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

    • How to safely care for and handle the long line
    • Ground-crew responsibilities during long-line operations
    • The principles of communications and safety in long-line operations
    • The causes of mishaps during relevant accident case studies
    • About mental and environmental risk factors (fatigue, task overload, stress, extreme temperatures)

    Date: Sunday, July 26 Thursday, November 26 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Track(s): Operations, Pilot
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Andre Hutchings, Volo Mission, LLC
    Price by Dec. 6: $505 Member | $750 Non-Member
    Price after Dec. 6: $645 Member | $945 Non-Member
    Mountain Flying and NVG Ground School

    During this course, you will learn about terrain airflow, the vertical component of wind, and how to use the aircraft to determine the wind direction, strength, and its vertical component. High altitudes and aircraft performance will be discussed. The lessons will also cover techniques and procedures to aid in safe mountain flight, as well as night-vision goggle (NVG) considerations.

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

    • The psychology of mountain flying
    • The geography and structure of mountainous terrain
    • How to recognize the signs, causes, and effects of terrain airflow around mountainous terrain
    • How to cope with the effects of high altitude and high-altitude airflow
    • How to determine wind direction over a landing zone and choose a proper approach to a mountain landing zone

    Date: Monday, July 27 Friday, November 27 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Track(s): Operations, Pilot, Safety
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Ian Jassman, Topflight
    Price by Dec. 6: $400 Member | $595 Non-Member
    Price after Dec. 6: $520 Member | $765 Non-Member
    Operational Risk Management for Helicopter Operations

    This course will teach helicopter operators techniques that will help them identify hazards in their operational environment—even hazards they’ve become hardened to. We will walk them through the steps to quantify those hazards as risk factors, and to reflect those risks in a meaningful FRAT (flight risk assessment tool) format that sticks with the crew beyond preflight planning and becomes a viable in-flight methodology to identify and manage new and emerging risks during flight. The tools we present further support postflight risk-data gathering. We teach participants how to use the data to identify trends of at-risk behaviors and to use the analysis to develop effective risk management strategies.

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

    • To educate organizational leadership about fostering and strengthening risk management
    • To understand and demonstrate the characteristics of an effective risk manager and how the position integrates into an organization’s administrative structure
    • To develop simple but effective risk assessment tools for specific missions
    • To instill the necessary mind-sets to use safety as a tool to get the job done
    • To conduct follow-on trend analysis to support changes in policy, training, or equipment acquisition

    Date: Monday, July 27 Friday, November 27 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Track(s): Safety
    Instructor: Dan Deutermann and Chris Andres, The Squadron, Inc.
    Price by Dec. 6: $505 Member | $750 Non-Member
    Price after Dec. 6: $645 Member | $945 Non-Member
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