Date(s): Wednesday, March 9 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Rotor Safety Challenge (RSC)
Operations, Pilot, Safety
Instructor: Nick Sinopoli, Founder, ICARUS Devices; Erik Sabiston, Partner ICARUS

How the Instrument Conditions Awareness Recognition and Understanding System, ICARUS, is being used by flight schools, HEMS and Law Enforcement. ICARUS combines the control of a simulator with actual sensations of flight to train pilots for UIMC/IIMC and stop the clock at 56 seconds.

Instructor Bio

Austin native Nick Sinopoli is the Founder, Inventor and Managing Partner of the ICARUS Devices. After a friend perished in an aviation accident, Nick was determined to make a revolutionary invention that would teach pilots to survive flight into low visibility. A dual rated aviator, Nick has had a lifelong love of aviation. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. Nick has logged time in Cessna, Piper and Cirrus aircraft, as well as gliders, Bell 206, EC145, T-6B and UH-60A/L/M variants.

ICARUS partner Erik Sabiston currently flies the Airbus A320/321 for a major airline. Erik is a former aircraft mechanic and highly decorated Army helicopter pilot who commanded one of the most dangerous rescue missions in the Afghan war. His UH-60 crew’s heroics culminated in a maximum power inadvertent IMC hoist, which earned them three Distinguished Flying Crosses for Valor.

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