Date(s): Wednesday, March 24 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am


Rotor Safety Challenge Course (RSC)
Operations, Safety, Student
Instructor: Gary L. Maddux Jr.
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO

In this session, the instructor will share his family’s personal experience of recovering from the loss of their daughter, Kaylee, to depression and suicide in April 2019: “Kaylee’s Story: A ‘Loss Survivors’ After-Action and the Way Forward to Healing and Future Prevention.”

Instructor Bio

Gary L. Maddux Jr., a retired US Marine Corps pilot with 30-plus years of aviation experience, is the chief helicopter pilot at Hill Air Corp. Currently pursuing a master’s degree in mental health counseling at Colorado Christian University, Gary is a certified Suicide Intervention Caregiver and is trained in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), a program of the US Department of Health and Human Services. He also serves as a crisis counselor for the Crisis Text Line; is a member of the Denton County (Texas) LOSS Team, making in-person visits to suicide-loss survivors; and is a board member of Touched By Suicide, a local nonprofit organization that supports suicide survivor support groups.

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