Rotor Safety Challenge Course (RSC)
Instructor: Jason Quisling, Air Methods Corp.
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Inadvertent entry into instrument meteorological conditions (IIMC) is a major factor in fatal accidents for all rotorcraft sectors. While it’s a serious threat that must be respected, the good news is we can make a difference in preventing it. This session will include an overview of historical trends and risks associated with IIMC and how IIMC has been mitigated in helicopter air ambulance operations. We’ll also cover strategies and techniques designed to increase the chances of surviving an IIMC encounter, including preflight planning and standard operating procedures.
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Jason Quisling has been flying commercially for more than 25 years in both fixed-wing and rotary aircraft. For the past two decades, he’s been working in the helicopter air ambulance field and currently serves as VP of flight operations for Air Methods Corp., overseeing a fleet of 400 aircraft and 1,300 pilots. Passionate about safety, Jason is a National Transportation Safety Board–trained accident investigator and has been a frequent lecturer on aviation human factors and crew resource management. He volunteers as an active member of the US Helicopter Safety Team and on other industry safety committees.