Rotor Safety Challenge Course (RSC)
Instructor: Bryan Smith, Airborne Public Safety Association
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
The flight risk assessment tool (FRAT) is a misunderstood aid that’s often treated as just a “check in the box.” This session will explain the importance of FRATs, why we need them, and who should perform them and when. The seminar will help operators and air crews welcome FRATs as a benefit to their operations instead of another piece of dreaded red tape. Instruction will be given on how to create a FRAT and use it during daily operations, and notes will be provided for safety managers on the development of FRATs and the use of the data they generate. We’ll also cover legal requirements associated with using a FRAT.
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Bryan Smith has served as the safety program manager for the Airborne Public Safety Association (APSA) since 2012 and is the chief pilot for the Pinellas County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office. Bryan regularly gives presentations for APSA, having instructed more than 4,000 of the association’s members in safety matters, as well as for HAI and the Police Aviation Conference Europe (PAvCon Europe). He is a fixed-wing and rotorcraft pilot with commercial, CFII, and NVG instructor ratings.