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    Fly Neighborly Forum

    The generation of helicopter noise greatly hampers efficient operations. Thorough research and testing by NASA, FAA, and the Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center have resulted in scientifically derived flight techniques that successfully minimize the effects of helicopter noise emissions. Our members have developed operational and safety strategies for noise abatement techniques in critical phases of flight, including departure, enroute/maneuvering, and arrival, with considerations for VFR situations. This revamped course includes media-rich video and auditory examples. Credit for attendance in this forum includes FAA Basic Wings Credit, a Rotor Safety Challenge (RSC) course participation token, and an RSC certificate of attendance (after completion of six RSC courses).

    Date: Thursday, March 5 Saturday, December 5 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Track(s): General Safety
    Price by Dec. 6: $ Member | $ Non-Member
    Price after Dec. 6: $ Member | $ 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
    Proactive Fatigue Risk Management for Helicopter Operations

    This course will focus on proactive fatigue risk management for all members of flight operations. Topics include sources and consequences of fatigue in occupational settings, recommended practices for fatigue risk management, and recent technological advances in the field. This course will describe the scientific background of fatigue, data relating fatigue to safety outcomes, and case studies with lessons learned.

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

    • To understand the operational causes of fatigue
    • Different ways to track and mitigate fatigue
    •  Industry benchmarks related to fatigue risk
    • How to set effective thresholds to trigger fatigue mitigation workflows

    Date: Sunday, July 26 Thursday, November 26 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Track(s): Safety
    Location: Anaheim Convention Center
    Instructor: Dr. Daniel Mollicone, Pulsar Informatics, Inc.
    Price by Dec. 6: $505 Member | $750 Non-Member
    Price after Dec. 6: $645 Member | $945 Non-Member
    Understanding and Implementing an Effective SMS

    Many aviation operations are already far along in establishing a formal safety management system (SMS)—they just don’t realize it. Most people are aware of personal safety issues in the workplace. However, aviation professionals must also have the tools to recognize situations that would elevate risk as well as the ability to implement controls to effectively mitigate those risks. Learn to foster a positive safety culture for future success.
    Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:
    •    The principles of SMS, including planning and measuring safety performance
    •    How to identify hazards, and evaluate and manage risks
    •    How to conduct an operational safety assessment
    •    How to review and update risk mitigation strategies
     

    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: Christopher Young, CY Consulting Solutions
    Price by Dec. 6: $400 Member | $595 Non-Member
    Price after Dec. 6: $520 Member | $765 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).

    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

    This course qualifies for 8 hours towards IA renewal credits

    Date: Sunday, July 26 Monday, October 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
    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 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
    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
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