Date(s): Feb. 25 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Human-Factors Accidents in Helicopter Operations

Professional Education Course (PEC)
Instructor: Claude Vuichard

Price by Jan. 12: $580 Member | $695 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 12: $600 Member | $755 Nonmember

The goal of this safety seminar is to provide helicopter pilots and pilot trainees with an understanding of the causes of accidents from a human-factors perspective, specifically control errors and decision-making errors.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will have learned:

  • Explain the causes of helicopter accidents from a human-factors perspective
  • Highlight control errors and decision-making errors as the primary causes of human-factors–related accidents
  • Emphasize the significance of negative transmissions in helicopter accidents
  • Teach special measures to prevent human-factors–related accidents.

Instructor Bio

Claude Vuichard started his career as a pilot in 1981 in Gruyere, Switzerland, and has now over 16,000 hours of flight experience and holds over 15 type ratings. He is the creator of the Vuichard Recovery Techniques for vortex ring state escape, slope landing, and autorotation. Today, Claude is a worldwide aviation consultant and flight instructor for special-training VFR, IFR, NIT (night rating), NVIS (night vision imaging system), and aerial work.

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