Date(s): Tuesday, March 23 | 9:30 am – 10:30 am


Rotor Safety Challenge Course (RSC)
Operations, Pilot, Safety
Instructor: Maria Hanna, Survival Systems USA
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO

This session will introduce the essential questions to ask and answer when evaluating overwater risk and the steps passengers and crew can take prior to ditching to help ensure the best possible outcome. We’ll cover the critical steps required for egress as well as the most common barriers to success and how to overcome them; water survival skills; and hypothermia mitigation.

Instructor Bio

Maria Hanna is the owner and president of Survival Systems USA, based in Groton, Connecticut. She has been with the company since 1999, purchasing it in 2008. Maria has instructed more than 5,000 people in underwater egress and surface water survival, has served as a subject matter expert in numerous legal proceedings, and has given presentations before diverse audiences in military aviation, airborne law enforcement, and civilian/commercial aviation. Prior to her time at Survival Systems, Maria was a nuclear-reactor operator, managed several scuba diving shops, and served as an academic mentor.

View Full Class List