EDUCATION INDEX 2021

Expand your knowledge by taking the 2021 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 nearly 50 sessions, all of which are free to HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 attendees and exhibitors.

ROTOR SAFETY CHALLENGE COURSES

Turbine Engine Hygiene
Don’t Lose Control: Advances in Aerodynamic Modeling to Prevent Loss of Control in Rotorcraft
The Space Race: Avoidance, Recognition, and Recovery Techniques for Spatial Disorientation
Good Data Drive Good Decisions
Leasing Structures and Associated Risks: The Looming Issue of ‘Illegal Charter’
An Optimist’s View of Complacency
Looking at Fatigue from a Practical/Operational Perspective
Helicopter Ditching and Egress: Evaluate, Prepare, Perform
Fuel: The Lifeblood of Your Helicopter
Anatomy of a Mishap
Autorotation Reality Exposed
Is the Heliport (H) Safe?
Maintaining Insurability in a Challenging Market
Rotorcraft Wire Strike Protection and Prevention
The IIMC Threat – Avoidance and Survival
Aviation Human Factors: Protecting Us from Ourselves
What the FRAT?
Using HUMS to Optimize Maintenance and Safety
Training for Our Future: Preflight Risk Assessment for Instruction Flights
Self-Disclosure: Avoiding Self-Exposure
Building a Professional Relationship with the Government
Best Practices in Maintenance Record Keeping
Family Assistance Operations – The Big Picture
How to Prevent Entering Vortex Ring State
Simulation – A Culture of Safety
What’s Your Attitude
Unintended Consequences
Bird/Wildlife Hazard Identification and Management
Safety Management Systems for Small Fleet or Private Operators
The HEMS Weather Tool
Human Factors—Avoid Human Errors in Operations
Increased Situational Awareness for Your Helipad/Helideck Network
UIMC: 56 Seconds to Live!
Flight Instructor Intervention and Risk Mitigation
Inadvertent Entry into Instrument Meteorological Conditions: You Can Survive
Understanding Your Aircraft Systems
The Vuichard Recovery Technique: A Better Way Out of Vortex Ring State
Flying Neighborly in the S-76D
Flying Neighborly in the R66
Flying Neighborly in the R44
Flying Neighborly in the Eurocopter MH-65 Dolphin
Flying Neighborly in the Bell 407
Flying Neighborly in the Bell 206
Flying Neighborly in the Bell 205
Flying Neighborly in the AW139
Flying Neighborly in the AS350/Astar
Helicopter Ditching and Egress: Evaluate, Prepare, Perform
Surviving Suicide
Firefight with Confidence: Bambi Bucket Maintenance

External Cargo Rigging

Aeronautical Decision-Making: My Brain Is Trying to Kill Me

Aviation Survival and Egress Training with EBD

Fundamentals of Helicopter Accident Investigation

Introduction to Longline

Helicopter Maintenance Management

Mountain Flying and NVG Ground School

Transit Flying through Mountainous Terrain

Record Keeping and Regulatory Compliance

UAS and UAV: Applications and Awareness for the Rotorcraft Industry

A Leadership Perspective on UAS Integration

Aviation Safety Officer Course

Part 135 Management Boot Camp: Day 2

Part 135 Management Boot Camp: Day 1

Helicopter Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC)

Know the Rules Like You Know Your Tools

Regulations Affecting Aircraft Part Purchase and Sale

Creating Careers: Recruiting and Retaining Technical Personnel

Public Aircraft Operations

Going Global: Business Under International Regulatory Law

Drug and Alcohol Testing: From Regulatory Basics to Business Needs

A Pragmatic Understanding of Safety Management Systems (SMS)

Helicopter SAR Operational Management Systems

Flying in the Wire and Obstruction Environment: Part 2

Flying in the Wire and Obstruction Environment: Part 1

Failure to Follow Procedures Workshop: Recurrent Human Factors

Operational Risk Management for Helicopter Operations

Vuichard Helicopter Safety Seminar for Pilots

Introduction to the Dirty Dozen

Turbine Engine Hygiene

Don’t Lose Control: Advances in Aerodynamic Modeling to Prevent Loss of Control in Rotorcraft

The Space Race: Avoidance, Recognition, and Recovery Techniques for Spatial Disorientation

Good Data Drive Good Decisions

Leasing Structures and Associated Risks: The Looming Issue of ‘Illegal Charter’

An Optimist’s View of Complacency

Looking at Fatigue from a Practical/Operational Perspective

Helicopter Ditching and Egress: Evaluate, Prepare, Perform

Fuel: The Lifeblood of Your Helicopter

Anatomy of a Mishap

Autorotation Reality Exposed

Is the Heliport (H) Safe?

Maintaining Insurability in a Challenging Market

Rotorcraft Wire Strike Protection and Prevention

The IIMC Threat – Avoidance and Survival

Aviation Human Factors: Protecting Us from Ourselves

Using HUMS to Optimize Maintenance and Safety

Training for Our Future: Preflight Risk Assessment for Instruction Flights

Self-Disclosure: Avoiding Self-Exposure

Building a Professional Relationship with the Government

Best Practices in Maintenance Record Keeping

Family Assistance Operations – The Big Picture

How to Prevent Entering Vortex Ring State

Simulation – A Culture of Safety

What’s Your Attitude

Unintended Consequences

Bird/Wildlife Hazard Identification and Management

Safety Management Systems for Small Fleet or Private Operators

The HEMS Weather Tool

Human Factors—Avoid Human Errors in Operations

Increased Situational Awareness for Your Helipad/Helideck Network

UIMC: 56 Seconds to Live!

Flight Instructor Intervention and Risk Mitigation

Inadvertent Entry into Instrument Meteorological Conditions: You Can Survive

Understanding Your Aircraft Systems

The Vuichard Recovery Technique: A Better Way Out of Vortex Ring State

Flying Neighborly in the S-76D

Flying Neighborly in the R66

Flying Neighborly in the R44

Flying Neighborly in the Eurocopter MH-65 Dolphin

Flying Neighborly in the Bell 407

Flying Neighborly in the Bell 206

Flying Neighborly in the Bell 205

Flying Neighborly in the AW139

Flying Neighborly in the AS350/Astar

Helicopter Ditching and Egress: Evaluate, Prepare, Perform

Firefight with Confidence: Bambi Bucket Maintenance

Understanding and Implementing an Effective SMS

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.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES

External Cargo Rigging
Aeronautical Decision-Making: My Brain Is Trying to Kill Me
Aviation Survival and Egress Training with EBD
Fundamentals of Helicopter Accident Investigation
Introduction to Longline
Helicopter Maintenance Management
Mountain Flying and NVG Ground School
Transit Flying through Mountainous Terrain
Record Keeping and Regulatory Compliance
UAS and UAV: Applications and Awareness for the Rotorcraft Industry
A Leadership Perspective on UAS Integration
Aviation Safety Officer Course
Effective Leadership in Business Aviation
Part 135 Management Boot Camp: Day 2
Part 135 Management Boot Camp: Day 1
Helicopter Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC)
Know the Rules Like You Know Your Tools
Regulations Affecting Aircraft Part Purchase and Sale
Creating Careers: Recruiting and Retaining Technical Personnel
Public Aircraft Operations
Going Global: Business Under International Regulatory Law
Drug and Alcohol Testing: From Regulatory Basics to Business Needs
A Pragmatic Understanding of Safety Management Systems (SMS)
Helicopter SAR Operational Management Systems
Flying in the Wire and Obstruction Environment: Part 2
Flying in the Wire and Obstruction Environment: Part 1
Failure to Follow Procedures Workshop: Recurrent Human Factors
Operational Risk Management for Helicopter Operations
Vuichard Helicopter Safety Seminar for Pilots
Introduction to the Dirty Dozen
Understanding and Implementing an Effective SMS

External Cargo Rigging

Aeronautical Decision-Making: My Brain Is Trying to Kill Me

Aviation Survival and Egress Training with EBD

Fundamentals of Helicopter Accident Investigation

Introduction to Longline

Helicopter Maintenance Management

Mountain Flying and NVG Ground School

Transit Flying through Mountainous Terrain

Record Keeping and Regulatory Compliance

UAS and UAV: Applications and Awareness for the Rotorcraft Industry

A Leadership Perspective on UAS Integration

Aviation Safety Officer Course

Effective Leadership in Business Aviation

Part 135 Management Boot Camp: Day 2

Part 135 Management Boot Camp: Day 1

Helicopter Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC)

Know the Rules Like You Know Your Tools

Regulations Affecting Aircraft Part Purchase and Sale

Creating Careers: Recruiting and Retaining Technical Personnel

Public Aircraft Operations

Going Global: Business Under International Regulatory Law

Drug and Alcohol Testing: From Regulatory Basics to Business Needs

A Pragmatic Understanding of Safety Management Systems (SMS)

Helicopter SAR Operational Management Systems

Flying in the Wire and Obstruction Environment: Part 2

Flying in the Wire and Obstruction Environment: Part 1

Failure to Follow Procedures Workshop: Recurrent Human Factors

Operational Risk Management for Helicopter Operations

Vuichard Helicopter Safety Seminar for Pilots

Introduction to the Dirty Dozen

Turbine Engine Hygiene

Don’t Lose Control: Advances in Aerodynamic Modeling to Prevent Loss of Control in Rotorcraft

The Space Race: Avoidance, Recognition, and Recovery Techniques for Spatial Disorientation

Good Data Drive Good Decisions

Leasing Structures and Associated Risks: The Looming Issue of ‘Illegal Charter’

An Optimist’s View of Complacency

Looking at Fatigue from a Practical/Operational Perspective

Helicopter Ditching and Egress: Evaluate, Prepare, Perform

Fuel: The Lifeblood of Your Helicopter

Anatomy of a Mishap

Autorotation Reality Exposed

Is the Heliport (H) Safe?

Maintaining Insurability in a Challenging Market

Rotorcraft Wire Strike Protection and Prevention

The IIMC Threat – Avoidance and Survival

Aviation Human Factors: Protecting Us from Ourselves

Using HUMS to Optimize Maintenance and Safety

Training for Our Future: Preflight Risk Assessment for Instruction Flights

Self-Disclosure: Avoiding Self-Exposure

Building a Professional Relationship with the Government

Best Practices in Maintenance Record Keeping

Family Assistance Operations – The Big Picture

How to Prevent Entering Vortex Ring State

Simulation – A Culture of Safety

What’s Your Attitude

Unintended Consequences

Bird/Wildlife Hazard Identification and Management

Safety Management Systems for Small Fleet or Private Operators

The HEMS Weather Tool

Human Factors—Avoid Human Errors in Operations

Increased Situational Awareness for Your Helipad/Helideck Network

UIMC: 56 Seconds to Live!

Flight Instructor Intervention and Risk Mitigation

Inadvertent Entry into Instrument Meteorological Conditions: You Can Survive

Understanding Your Aircraft Systems

The Vuichard Recovery Technique: A Better Way Out of Vortex Ring State

Flying Neighborly in the S-76D

Flying Neighborly in the R66

Flying Neighborly in the R44

Flying Neighborly in the Eurocopter MH-65 Dolphin

Flying Neighborly in the Bell 407

Flying Neighborly in the Bell 206

Flying Neighborly in the Bell 205

Flying Neighborly in the AW139

Flying Neighborly in the AS350/Astar

Helicopter Ditching and Egress: Evaluate, Prepare, Perform

Firefight with Confidence: Bambi Bucket Maintenance

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 certificates.


Tuesday, Mar. 23


8:00 am – 9:00 am

Scott’s – Bell 47

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Airbus H135/EC135
Rolls-Royce M250

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Safran Arriel 1 / Arriel 2
Schweizer

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Bell Light Helicopters Part 27 206/407/429/505

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
MD Helicopters MD 900/902
Safran Arrius 1 / Arrius 2 and Makila 1 / Makila 2

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Bell Medium Helicopters Part 29 204/205/212/412

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Honeywell T53
MD Helicopters MD 500E/500F

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pratt & Whitney PW200/PW210

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Honeywell LTS101/HTS900
MD Helicopters MD 520N/600N

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Pratt & Whitney PT6B/PT6C/PT6T


Wednesday, Mar. 24


8:00 am – 9:00 am

Leonardo AW169
General Electric CT58

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Leonardo AW189
Sikorsky S-92

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Leonardo AW139
Lycoming piston engines
Sikorsky S-76

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Airbus AS350/EC130
GE Aviation CT7-2E1/CT7-8A
Leonardo AW109/119

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Airbus EC145
LORD Elastomeric Bearing Inspection
Sikorsky Firehawk

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Enstrom TH-28/480/F-28/280
Robinson Helicopter R22/R44/R66
Rolls-Royce RR300

HAI HELI‑EXPO 2021 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.

Failure to Follow Procedures Workshop: Recurrent Human Factors

This course will focus on the risks associated with failing to comply with performance standards according to regulatory, manufacturer, and operator procedures. Central to the class will be an in-depth discussion and examination of various relevant human factors, such as failure to follow procedures, company culture, and complacency, that affect an individual’s decision-making process. We’ll examine the importance of creating and engaging in a culture of accountability and identify effective measures to ensure procedural compliance. All aviation managers and flight crew members are encouraged to attend along with their technicians.

This course qualifies for 6 hours toward IA renewal credits.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will have learned:

  • Why, in a structured environment, we still make errors
  • How to create countermeasures and safety nets to prevent errors
  • How to reduce the causes of technical and flight-related errors.

Date: Sunday, March 21 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tracks: Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety, UAS
Instructor: Richard Komarniski, Grey Owl Aviation Consultants, Inc.
Price by Jan. 29: $505 Member | $750 Nonmember

Helicopter Maintenance Management

Successful management of an aviation business requires knowledge of topics that commonly fall outside the scope of experience of most technically oriented helicopter management personnel. This course’s goal is to help maintenance personnel make the transition from technician to manager. We’ll cover how to manage a maintenance organization, including developing management skills, constructing a budget, maintaining inventory, and managing assets. Current and aspiring maintenance managers will receive the necessary tools to serve their organization more effectively.

This course qualifies for 4 hours toward IA renewal credits.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will have learned how to:

  • Manage people, inventory, and assets
  • Perform basic financial management and accounting tasks, develop a budget, and understand costs and ways to reduce them
  • Make decisions based on objective information
  • Stay abreast of regulations affecting maintenance

Dates: Friday, March 19 – Monday, March 22 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tracks: Maintenance, Operations
Instructor: Brandon Battles, Conklin & de Decker / JSSI
Price by Jan. 29: $980 Member | $1,465 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 29: $1,280 Member | $1,825 Nonmember

Public Aircraft Operations

This course provides instruction on the statutory provisions and FAA guidance governing public aircraft operations (PAO), including the basic requirements for operating a public aircraft (including unmanned aircraft systems), what constitutes an eligible governmental function, and the practical implications of using the same aircraft to conduct both civil and public operations. The course also discusses FAA policy regarding PAO under government contract.

This course qualifies for 4 hours toward IA renewal credits.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will have learned:

  • The eligibility requirements for public aircraft
  • The contractual requirements for operating as a public aircraft
  • Methodologies to ensure that your organization can successfully negotiate the land mines associated with public aircraft

Date: Monday, March 22 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tracks: Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein
Price by Jan. 29: $315 Member | $460 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 29: $435 Member | $645 Nonmember

Record Keeping and Regulatory Compliance

This course is designed for rotorcraft flight department personnel who will establish or maintain a record-keeping system that uses accepted industry practices to document and maintain regulatory compliance and initiate appropriate actions within the department.

This course qualifies for 4 hours toward IA renewal credits.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will have learned:

  • Various record-keeping techniques and systems and data analysis methods
  • Current industry practices and standards
  • Regulatory issues and their impact on operations
  • Monitoring guidance to guarantee continued

Date: Monday, March 22 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tracks: Maintenance, Operations, Pilot
Instructor: Bettina Mrusek, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Price by Jan. 29: $505 Member | $750 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 29: $645 Member | $945 Nonmember

Regulations Affecting Aircraft Part Purchase and Sale

The course will review the civil aviation regulations in Title 14 of the US Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) that affect the purchase, sale, receiving, stocking, inspection, and installation of civil aviation articles for maintenance purposes. We’ll also examine other guidance as well as relevant regulatory and contractual requirements.

This course qualifies for 4 hours toward IA renewal credits.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will have learned:

  • The civil aviation regulations that apply directly to the purchase, sale, receiving, stocking, inspection, and installation of civil aviation articles
  • Other regulations and requirements that affect those

Date: Monday, March 22 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tracks: Maintenance, Safety
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein
Price by Jan. 29: $315 Member | $460 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 29: $435 Member | $645 Nonmember

Introduction to the Dirty Dozen

This course is presented by Gordon Dupont, who originated the concept of the “Dirty Dozen,” and Renee Dupont-Adam. The Dirty Dozen, the 12 common causes of human-factor errors in aviation maintenance, are implicated in a majority of maintenance mistakes, according to the FAA. In this class, problem-based learning will be used so that each participant can learn how to put in place safety nets to avoid human-factor errors.

This course qualifies for 4 hours toward IA renewal credits.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will have learned:

  • The 12 most common causes of human-factor errors in maintenance
  • How to create safety nets to catch errors before they occur and mitigate the effect of the Dirty Dozen on operational safety.

Date: Monday, March 22 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tracks: Career Development, Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety, Student, UAS
Instructors: Gordon Dupont / Renée Dupont-Adam, System Safety Services
Price by Jan. 29: $505 Member | $750 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 29: $645 Member | $945 Nonmember

Manufacturer Technical Briefings

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. The briefings give you the flexibility to earn credit hours between other show commitments.

Using Credit Hours Earned toward IA Renewal

You can obtain your IA certificate of completion at HAI HELI‑EXPO in three simple steps:

  1. Pick up an IA renewal worksheet at the Education Desk.
  2. At the conclusion of an eligible session or course, have the HAI Technical and Maintenance Working Group monitor or the course instructor sign your worksheet to verify your attendance.
  3. After you’ve earned at least 8 hours of credit, return your worksheet to the Education Desk to receive a certificate of completion to submit to the FAA.

Certificates will be available at the following times:

Friday, March 19 – Wednesday, March 24 | 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, March 25 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm