Date(s): Tuesday, March 8 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Rotor Safety Challenge (RSC)
Instructor: Jason Quisling, Air Methods Corporation
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 that we can make a difference in preventing it. This session will include an overview of historical trends and risks associated with IIMC and show 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 working in the helicopter air ambulance field for the past two decades and currently serves as VP of flight operations for Air Methods Corp., overseeing a fleet of 400 aircraft and 1,300 pilots. Jason is a National Transportation Safety Board–trained accident investigator and 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.