Date(s): Tuesday, March 8 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Rotor Safety Challenge (RSC)
Tracks: Operations, Pilot, Safety
Instructor: Juliet Page, Blue Ridge Research and Consulting, and Eric Jacobs, EBDEA Acoustics
When we fly in a way that minimizes the sound we create, we help limit frustration on the ground that can lead to increased helicopter regulations and ordinances. The FAA Fly Neighborly noise abatement training program focuses on how to reduce our impact on surrounding communities by keeping noise to a minimum.
This session will cover the basics of helicopter noise generation, along with specific recommendations for the AW139, which will be discussed during the first half of the session (2:00 to 2:30), and the S-76D, to be discussed during the second half of the session (2:30 to 3:00).
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Juliet Page is a subject matter expert with more than 30 years of experience practicing in the field of acoustics and aerospace engineering, including atmospheric propagation, rotorcraft, tiltrotor, eVTOL, aircraft sonic boom, space, and launch vehicle noise. She has extensive experience conducting scientific research, regulatory standards and model development, and validation for air- and ground-based transportation systems through analytical development, experimentation, and measurements. She is currently chair of the HAI Fly Neighborly/Environmental Working Group and is active in the development and promulgation of Fly Neighborly techniques in the helicopter operator community.
Eric Jacobs, a member and past chair of the HAI Fly Neighborly/Environmental Working Group, has 25 years of experience in helicopter noise abatement flight testing and procedure development as both an employee of Sikorsky Aircraft, a Lockheed Martin company, and an independent contractor to NASA, the FAA, and the US Department of Transportation Volpe Center. He was a coauthor of the 2006 HAI Noise Abatement Training Program CD and has played a lead role in maintaining and updating the HAI Fly Neighborly Guide. Eric received his engineering degrees from the University of California and Cornell University prior to joining Sikorsky in 1985 and starting his career in helicopter acoustics and icing protection.
Date(s): Monday, March | am – pm