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Expand your knowledge by taking the 2024 Rotor Safety Challenge!

Better known as the RSC, the Rotor Safety Challenge is designed to help participants learn new aviation skills and improve their on-the-job safety. This year, the RSC offers more than 40 sessions, all of which are free to HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 attendees and exhibitors.

Accreditation Mock Audit for Hoist Rescue Technicians and Operators

Aviation Human Factors: Protecting Us from Ourselves

Avoiding Human Errors in Helicopter Operations

Bird/Wildlife Hazard Identification and Management

Brace for Impact: Surviving a Ditching

Building a Professional Relationship with the Government

Caution: Helicopter Wake Turbulence

COPTER Instrument Flight Procedures for Heliports & Vertiports: What Is the Process?

CRM and Resiliency in Air Medical Operations

Current Test Site Research for Situational Awareness of sUAS to the Rotor Community

Degraded Visual Environment induced Spatial Disorientation

The Difference between Settling with Power and Vortex Ring State

The Dirty Dozen: Integrating Quality and Safety Management Processes

Don’t Go Away Mad!

Dress for Distress: How to Be Found after a Precautionary Landing or Ditching

Emergency Response Planning: A Critical SMS Aspect

Engaged! Driving Your Organization’s Safety Program Buy-In

Flight Instructor Intervention and Risk Mitigation

Flying with the GFC 600H Pilot Training

Garmin Inadvertent IMC Pilot Training

Good Data Drive Good Decisions

Helicopter Ditching and Egress: Evaluate, Prepare, Perform

Hope Is NOT a Strategy

Hot and High Operations: The Role and Importance of OGE Max Weight and OGE Ceiling Calculations

How Automated Flight Monitoring Services Mitigate Flight Risks

How Small Operators Can Develop an Effective SMS

Hydrogen Vertical Lift

IFR Chart Clinic & Refresher

The Importance of Cross-Functional Training in a Specialized EMS Helicopter Operation

Inadvertent IMC: You Can Survive

The Intersection of Aviation Tax and FAA Regulations

IOGP Recommended Practice, 690 Rotary-Wing Offshore Operations and Future Rotary-Wing RPs

Lessons Learned from ‘56 Seconds to Live’

Making the Business Case for HUMS

Measuring Safety Culture in Operations

Mechanics: Safety in Maintenance

Navigation for Urban Air Mobility – eVTOL

Negative Transfer: A Key Factor in Helicopter Accidents

Practical Implementation of Sense and Avoid/Detect and Avoid for Operators and Other Airspace Stakeholders

Public Safety UAS Training: 21st Century Training for a 21st Century Tool

Rock It like Sully: A Proven CRM Tool Taken from the Miracle on the Hudson

SMS for Small-Fleet or Private Operators

Successful Failure: Where Positive Outcomes Invite Disaster

The Things We See: A Talk by OEM Accident Investigation Leads

Training or Learning?

Turbine Engine Hygiene

The Use of Automation on Helicopters

Vertical Takeoff and Landing Infrastructure—High-Value Aviation Locations Monitoring, Compliance, and Data Sharing

The Vortex Ring State Vuichard Recovery

What the FRAT: Evaluating Risk

When Blank Happens

When Pressure to Fly Is Personal

Interested in more in-depth learning?

Try one or more of our Professional Education Courses (PEC). Subjects cover a broad range of topics, including aeronautical decision-making, mountain flying, accident investigation, UAS, aviation safety, and many more. HAI members receive special discounts on course fees. Receive a complimentary one-day pass to the show with the purchase of one PEC or a complimentary three-day pass with the purchase of two or more PECs.

The HAI Education Desk will be located on the second floor of the Anaheim Convention Center near room 205.

The Education Desk will be open the following hours:
Friday February 23 to Thursday February 29th 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Advanced UAS Integration

Aviation Maintenance Never Events

Aviation Safety Officers: Skills and Knowledge for Effective Performance

Aviation Safety Programs and Emergency Preparedness

Aviation Survival and Egress Training with EBDs

Drug and Alcohol Testing: From Regulatory Basics to Business Needs

Effective Leadership in Business Aviation

Enhancing Leadership and Company Culture in External-Load Operations

External Cargo Rigging

E3 NVG—Enlightening Your Future

Flying in the Wire-and-Obstruction Environment, Part 1

Flying in the Wire-and-Obstruction Environment, Part 2

ForeFlight Mastery: A Comprehensive Course for Helicopter Professionals

Fundamentals of Helicopter Accident Investigation

Garmin G-1000H Pilot Training Course

Going Global: Business under International Regulations and Law

Helicopter Flight Instructor Refresher Course

How to Hold the Line on Accidents, Incidents, and Apathy

Human-Factors Accidents in Helicopter Operations

The Human Factors Analysis and Classification System and the Human Factors Intervention Matrix

Know the Rules Like You Know Your Tools: Regulatory Comprehension for Maintenance

Lessons Learned from Accidents for Helicopter External-Load, Hoist, and Human External Cargo Operations

Part 135 Management – Initial

Part 135 Management – Recurrent

Prophylactic Procedures: Managing Audits, Investigations, and Penalties

Record Keeping and Compliance

Regulations Affecting Aircraft-Parts Purchases and Sales

Safety Barriers: How to Do It Right

Strategic Leadership in Business Aviation

Tactical Flight Officers Course

Topflight Mountain / Mountain NVG Considerations Ground School

Understanding and Implementing an Effective SMS

Get important maintenance and technical product information.

These briefings, each lasting one to one and a half hours, provide a forum for manufacturers of components, airframes, and engines to present their current maintenance and technical product information to aircraft owners and maintenance professionals. Presented by the HAI Technical and Maintenance Working Group, these briefings meet FAA requirements for renewal of inspection authorization (IA) certificates.


T53 Ozark Aeroworks
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Aircraft Battery Airworthiness
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Airbus EC135 /H135
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Rolls-Royce M250
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Bell Light Helicopters Model 206 Series, 407 and 505
10:30 AM-  11:30AM
Safran Arriel 1 / 2
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Schweizer Helicopters
10:30 AM -11:30 AM
Bell Medium Model 204, 205, 212 and 412 Series
11:45AM-    12:45PM
Service Life Continuation
Safran Arrius 1 / 2
Bell Light Twin and Intermediates 429 and 430
1:00PM-   2:00PM
Safran Makila 1 / 2 & Arrano 1A
1:00 PM –   2:00 PM
P&W PW200/PW210
Van Horn Aviation;  Rotor Blade Track & Balance and Repair
2:15 PM –   3:15 PM
Enstrom TH28/480,F28/280
3:30PM-  4:30PM
3:30PM -4:30PM


Leonardo Helicopters AW109/119
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Leonardo Helicopters AW169
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Filtration and Contamination Control
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Sikorsky S-76/ S-92
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Leonardo Helicopters AW139
10:30 AM -11:30 AM
Lycoming Piston Engines
10:30 AM -11:30 AM
Sikorsky FireHawk
10:30 AM -11:30 AM
Airbus H125 / H130
GE Aviation CT7-2E1/CT7-8A
Leonardo Helicopters AW189
Airbus EC145/H145
1:00 PM –   2:00 PM
LORD Elastomeric Bearing Inspection
1:00 PM –   2:00 PM
Genesys Aero Systems Technology Update
1:00 PM –   2:00 PM
Rolls-Royce RR300
T58/CT58 Turboshaft Engine
Robinson R22/R44/R66
3:30PM -4:30PM

HAI HELI‑EXPO 2024 offers a variety of educational activities accepted by the FAA for inspection authorization (IA) renewal credit.

If you prefer to earn credit hours before the show begins, this is the option for you.

The following Professional Education Courses

Aviation Maintenance Never Events (8hrs)

Public Aircraft (4hrs)

Regulations Affecting Parts, Purchase and Sale (4hrs)

Record Keeping and Compliance (8 Hrs)

Additionally, most of the Manufacturer Technical Briefings qualify for IA renewals as well.