Date(s): Tuesday, March 23 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Rotor Safety Challenge Course (RSC)
Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety
Instructor: Walter P. Chartrand, Aviation Maritime Services
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO

This comprehensive session covers fuel specifications, proper receipt procedures, and field quality-control tests to ensure that on-specification, clean, dry product is delivered to your aircraft. We’ll review fuel specifications from ASTM International (formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials) along with standard industry practices for the receipt of aviation fuel. Pilots, mechanics, and facility operations personnel will come away from this session with a good understanding of the safety issues surrounding working with and around aviation fuel.

Instructor Bio

Walter P. Chartrand draws from 40 years of experience in the aviation industry to share ideas and practices on how to set one’s aviation operations apart in the highly competitive general aviation marketplace. He began his career at a local airport fueling small aircraft and went on to manage one of the United States’ most prestigious corporate jet service centers, at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (KIAH). Walter earned his commercial multiengine instrument pilot rating and has flown for a living. His career has taken him from the world’s largest integrated oil company, where his talents were put to work ensuring quality aviation fuel products, to his own training and consulting company, Aviation Maritime Services, working to improve the safety and profitability of the general, corporate, and commercial aviation marketplaces.

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