Date(s): Wednesday, March 9 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Rotor Safety Challenge (RSC)
Tracks: Operations, Pilot, Safety
Instructor: Eric Cabana, Bell
The presentation will discuss general information on IIMC, visual illusions, physiology, IIMC avoidance. The presentation will also discuss upset recovery procedures and conduct some case study reviews.
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Eric Cabana grew up in Salt Lake City, UT where he was an avid snowboarder and outdoor sports enthusiast. After high school, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and commissioned as an ENS in the United States Navy. He also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. Upon completing Navy Flight school, he was designated a Naval Aviator and went on to fly the SH-60F and HH-60H where he flew specialized in anti-submarine warfare and combat search and rescue. Eric completed multiple deployments with Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and also served as a Navy Flight Instructor at NAS Whiting Field where he was a standardization instructor in the Night Vision Goggle, Formation, Low-Level Navigation, Instrument, and SAR/Shipboard phases of training. Additionally, he served in Tactical Air Control Squadron (TACRON) Two One in Virginia Beach, VA. After 12 years of active duty, Eric left the Navy to pursue his civilian aviation career with the Bell Training Academy in Fort Worth, TX in 2015. He is currently the lead pilot for the 407 and IIMC program at the BTA and instructs Night Vision Goggles, 206B/L, 407s, and 429.