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Event information for HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 will be available in September 2020.

Salute to Excellence Luncheon
Tuesday January 21, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Anaheim Convention Center

For more than 50 years, HAI has recognized the outstanding achievements and exceptional merit of individuals and organizations in the international helicopter community. This annual celebration is the premier event of HAI HELI-EXPO.

Attend Salute to Excellence
Tickets can be purchased online when you register for HAI HELI-EXPO or on-site at Attendee Registration. If you are attending with a corporate group or friends, consider reserving your own table for 8.

Individual Ticket

HAI Member


Individual Ticket Early-Bird (by 12/6/2019)



Individual Ticket Regular (After 12/6/2019)



Table for 8

HAI Member


Table for 8 Early-Bird (by 12/6/2019)



Table for 8 Regular (after 12/6/2019)



The 2020 Salute to Excellence Award honorees will be named at a later date.

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HAI Foundation Online Silent Auction
Sunday September 20, 2020 - Monday November 30 2020 online

Mon., Jan. 20 12:00 pm to Thu., Jan. 30 4:00 pm

The HAI Foundation Online Silent Auction reaches thousands of potential aviation enthusiasts and bidders. Please visit beginning Jan., 20; you’ll be able to register and bid 24/7 throughout the auction period.

Proceeds will go to HAI Foundation’s Scholarship Program for future pilots and maintenance technicians.

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HAI Foundation Honors the Military
Tuesday September 29, 2020 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Anaheim Convention Center, HAI Foundation Heritage of Helicopters Area (Static Booth #64)

Calling the active-duty, reserve, and veteran military personnel of all nations! Join us at the HAI Foundation Heritage of Helicopters display for a group photo.

Beginning January 30, you can download your own copy of the photo at

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HAI Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament
Monday October 26, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Oak Creek Golf Club

Start HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 off with a round of golf. Join us for the HAI Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament will take place at the Oak Creek Golf, 1 Golf Club Dr, Irvine, Irvine, CA, 92618. Join us for the HAI Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament on Sunday, January 26, 2020. 

Check in starts at 10 am; the tournament will begin at 12:00 pm with a shotgun start.

Your $230 fee includes:

  • 18 holes of golf and a cart (play with your own foursome or we will arrange one for you)
  • Lunch
  • Two mulligans (mulligans will not be sold on-site)*
  • Dinner and tournament contest awards
  • Evening transportation to hotel in HAI HELI-EXPO housing block
  • $10 voucher in golf shop on tournament day

*Or forget the mulligans and pay $210!

All tournament proceeds will fund HAI Foundation scholarships for students pursuing careers in rotorcraft aviation.

Facilities and Directions

Oak Creek Golf Club
1 Golf Club Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 653-5300

For those flying in on Sunday morning, Oak Creek Golf Club  is around 40 miles from LAX. Changing facilities are available. Need to rent clubs? Call (949) 653-5300

In case of inclement weather that requires closing the course, tournament participants will receive a refund of their paid fee minus cost of food and beverage.

Questions? Call 703-683-4646 or email


Multiple sponsorships are available, including meals, awards, and individual holes. All sponsors will be recognized at the tournament, in ROTOR magazine, and on the HAI Foundation website. To learn more, email or visit

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HAI Safety Symposium: Wanted Alive (NTSB Most Wanted List)
Tuesday October 27, 2020 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Room 204 B, Anaheim Convention Center

This year’s safety symposium will include a panel discussion, moderated by the HAI Safety Working Group Chairperson, featuring helicopter industry and government representatives discussing critical safety issues and NTSB safety recommendations. The NTSB will kick off the discussion with an overview of its 2019-2020 Most Wanted List (MWL) and will present lessons learned and recommendations from its recent investigation into the AS-350 helicopter accident which occurred on March 11, 2018, in New York City. The panel will then examine the issues identified in the investigation and identify strategies for overall safety improvements, including those recommended in the MWL. HAI HELI-EXPO attendees are invited to join us for coffee and breakfast and to learn more about what they can do to implement and champion the NTSB MWL and its recommended critical safety improvements.

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HAI HELI-EXPO Welcome Reception
Tuesday October 27, 2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Anaheim Convention Center Grand Plaza

Join the HAI Board of Directors as they welcome attendees and exhibitors to HAI HELI-EXPO 2020. This is a great opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues as well as make new contacts in the industry! Everyone is invited.

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HAI Connect
Wednesday October 28, 2020 - Monday November 30 2020 Anaheim Convention Center

Tuesday, January 28

Maximizing your Experience at HAI HELI-EXPO
Tuesday, January 28 | 12:00 pm – 12:20 pm

Scholarship Interview and Reception
Tuesday, January 28 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

UAS Social
Tuesday, January 28 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wednesday, January 29

Meet Instagram Sensation and Commercial Helicopter Pilot Luana Torres
Wednesday, January 29 | 10:30 am – 11:30 pm

2020 Salute Winners Interview and Reception
Wednesday, January 29 | 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Thursday, January 30

Fly Neighborly In The S-76D
Thursday, January 30 | 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Fly Neighborly In The R-44
Thursday, January 30 | 10:30 am – 11:00 am

HAI CEO & Chairperson of the Board Interview
Thursday, January 30 | 2:00 pm – 2:05 p

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Learn About the Mars Helicopter!
Thursday October 29, 2020 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Room 204B, Anaheim Convention Center

One of the coolest pieces of technology to come from the rotorcraft industry in years is making a special appearance at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, and it could be your only chance to see it before it leaves Earth for good.

If you want to be able to say you saw this fantastic part of helicopter history before it leaves on its mission, don’t miss "Taking Flight with the Mars Helicopter", in Room 204B of the Anaheim Convention Center, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on January 29, 2020. The presentation will feature two parts. In the first segment, Nagin Cox, Deputy Team Lead for the project, will speak on the goals established for the mission. In the second segment, engineers from JPL will address designing a rotorcraft capable of flying at the equivalent of 100,000 feet of Earth’s atmosphere, plus the process of creating equipment that allowed the team to test the helicopter before attaching it to the rover.There will be time for audience questions at the end of the presentation.

Can’t wait? You can learn more about the project in the Fall 2019 issue of ROTOR magazine, or by visiting the newsroom at NASA/JPL.

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