Show: March 4 - 7, 2019 | Exhibit March 5 - 7 | Atlanta, Georgia
Homebreadcrumb separatorHELI-EXPObreadcrumb separatorEducationbreadcrumb separatorCoursesbreadcrumb separatorProfessional Education Courses

Professional Education

Learn new skills and improve on-the-job safety

Chronological list
  • Chronological list
  • Alphabetical list
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
Flying in the Wire and Obstruction Environment – Part 1

The importance of crew resource management, the roles of each individual, and working as a team with clear inflight communications are covered at length. The dynamics of working in the wire and obstruction environment, including situational awareness, exposure and risks, crew responsibilities, visibility engineering, and the accident chain are all reviewed.

Date: Sunday, March 3 Sunday, March 3 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): General Safety, Pilot
Instructor: Robert A. Feerst, Utilities/Aviation Specialist
Price by Jan. 18: $480 Member | $730 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $610 Member | $910 Non-Member
Helicopter Flight Instructor Refresher Course

This course is approved by the FAA to provide training that qualifies eligible flight instructors to renew their certificates. This helicopter-specific flight instructor refresher course (FIRC) may be used by other attendees to broaden their aviation knowledge. However, only currently certificated instructors are eligible to receive graduation certificates that can be used to renew their instructor certificates. Other attendees may receive a certificate of completion for attending the FIRC.

Date: Sunday, March 3 Monday, March 4 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Career Development, General Safety, Pilot
Instructor: Gary B. Young, Performance Instruction Services
Price by Jan. 18: $195 Member | $300 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $285 Member | $385 Non-Member
Introduction to the Dirty Dozen Contributing Factors

No one intends to make an error. Yet people make them. In this course, attendees will learn how to avoid the 12 most common factors (the Dirty Dozen) that contribute to making errors. Armed with this knowledge, participants can develop safety nets (strategies) to avoid making errors or to catch errors before they cause accidents.

Date: Sunday, March 3 Sunday, March 3 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): General Safety, IA Renewal, Maintenance, Operations, Pilot
Instructor: Gordon Dupont, System Safety Services
Price by Jan. 18: $365 Member | $540 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $475 Member | $695 Non-Member
Mountain Flying / NVG Considerations 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 goggles (NVG) considerations.

Date: Sunday, March 3 Sunday, March 3 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): General Safety, Pilot
Instructor: Craig Kendell, TOPFLIGHT
Price by Jan. 18: $365 Member | $540 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $475 Member | $695 Non-Member
Operational Risk Management

In this course, we teach operators techniques to help them identify hazards in their operational environment. We walk them through the steps to quantify those hazards as risk factors, and how 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 for identifying and managing emerging risks during flights. The tools we present further support post-flight risk data-gathering. We teach attendees how to use the data to identify trends or at-risk behaviors, and how to use the analysis to develop effective risk-management strategies.

Date: Sunday, March 3 Sunday, March 3 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): General Safety, Operations
Instructor: Chris Andres and Dan Deutermann, The Squadron, Inc
Price by Jan. 18: $460 Member | $680 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $585 Member | $860 Non-Member
Short Haul, Hoist, Congested-Area Planning, and General Cargo-Load Rigging

This one-day course is designed for helicopter operators and individuals planning to establish or expand services in short-haul human external cargo, congested-area planning, and cargo rigging for utility lifting. A subject specialist will present information on the required equipment and knowledge of team building, operational methods, safe handling of equipment, and rigging.

Throughout each segment, the presenter will provide attendees with current information and best practices, handout materials, and expert advice. Group discussion will allow for students to seek information pertaining to their regional applications and specific needs.

 

Date: Sunday, March 3 Sunday, March 3 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): General Safety, Pilot
Instructor: Hoisting: Robert Libby, Advanced Helicopter Training Inc; HEC: Torbjorn “TC” Corell, Southern California Edison (SCE) Chief Pilot; HEC: Mark Fergusson, SCE Sr Lineman Supervisor; Cargo Rigging: Mike Gelskey Jr., Lift-It Manufacturing Company, Inc
Price by Jan. 18: $460 Member | $680 Non-Member
Price after Jan. 18: $585 Member | $860 Non-Member
123456