Simulation: A USHST Culture of Safety

Rotor Safety Challenge (RSC)
Operations, Pilot, Safety
Instructor: Nick Mayhew, US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST)

This session will focus on safety culture and examine the USHST data-driven approach to introducing helicopter safety enhancements—in particular, the need to increase flight simulation to improve aeronautical decision-making. We’ll use selected fatal accidents to demonstrate the need for this initiative and provide details on relevant safety enhancements.

Instructor Bio

Nick Mayhew is the industry cochair of the US Helicopter Safety Team, which is part of the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST). Nick also manages international business development for CAE USA. A veteran of both Gulf Wars, he served for 28 years in the Royal Navy, mainly as a Sea King antisubmarine and search-and-rescue instructor pilot.  Nick has experience on the Bell 206 and Schweizer 300CBi, holding both EASA and FAA commercial and instructor rotorcraft certifications. He was the 2017 HAI W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year.

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