Each year, you’ll find the international helicopter industry gathering at HAI HELI-EXPO®. So what better place to explore career options or find your next hire?

In addition to the many educational opportunities available, HAI HELI-EXPO offers two events specifically focused on career development:

  • The Mil2Civ Workshop provides military pilots and maintainers with valuable information about making the transition to the civil helicopter industry.
  • The HAI Helicopter Industry Career Fair connects job seekers and recruiters.

Read on to learn more about these two career development events at HAI HELI-EXPO.

Mil2Civ: Landing Jobs in the Civil Helicopter Industry

Monday, March 6, 2023 | 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Thomas Murphy Ballroom, Georgia World Congress Center Building B, Level 5

A successful career as a military aviator doesn’t easily translate into the commercial sector. There are several things you need to know NOW in order to prepare for a career in civil aviation after your retirement or upon the expiration of your term of service in the armed forces.

Attendees of this presentation will benefit from advice about, and mentoring in, skills and practices that will lead to a successful civil aviation career. You’ll get tips from those who’ve made the transition successfully. Several pros from the civil helicopter industry, most of whom were prior military, will present their lessons learned on topics including:

  • Logging PIC and flight times in accordance with FAA rules
  • Writing an aviation resume and nailing the interview
  • Avoiding common stumbling points for military aviators in the commercial helicopter industry
  • Practicing the critical art of networking

Also included will be special break-out sessions for maintainers.

Attendance at Mil2Civ is free, but attendees must sign up in advance by filling out the form below. Note: admission to HAI HELI-EXPO requires a separate registration.

HAI Helicopter Industry Career Fair

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 | 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Thomas Murphy Ballroom, Georgia World Congress Center Building B, Level 5

The HAI Helicopter Industry Career Fair hosts recruiters from a variety of aviation organizations looking for YOU! Whether you’re coming to recruit or to be recruited, read on below to learn more about participating in one of our industry’s largest employment and career fairs.

For Job Seekers

Admission to the career fair for job seekers is FREE; however, admission to HAI HELI-EXPO requires a separate registration. Job seekers will be required to sign up in advance; please use the form below to register.

If you’re planning to attend the career fair as a job seeker, please treat the career fair as a job interview: bring up-to-date resumes, dress appropriately, and be prepared to discuss your accomplishments and goals.

For Recruiting Organizations

Enroll as a recruiting organization in the HAI Helicopter Industry Career Fair to put your organization in front of thousands of qualified aviation professionals.

Note: recruiting space at the career fair is only available to HAI members who are current on their dues. (If you’re not a member, consider joining HAI today to take advantage of this and other member benefits.) Reservations for space will be taken in the order in which they are received, and space is limited.

The cost for each booth at the career fair is $500. However, organizations that have reserved and paid in full for standard and/or static display space on the HAI HELI-EXPO 2023 show floor will receive a discount on the rate per booth. The discounted rate is $250 per booth.

To enroll as a recruiting organization, please fill out the form below. You will be billed for the booth fee after HAI receives your enrollment information.

Note: participation as a recruiting organization in the career fair does not grant or imply admission to HAI HELI-EXPO 2023 or any related events where registration is required. Attending HAI HELI-EXPO as either an attendee or exhibitor requires a separate registration.

Career Fair Registration

Career Fair Recruiters Registration

Booth assignments and all promotional materials listing each participating organization will be in alphabetical order, by organization name.

The cost for each booth at the career fair is $500. However, organizations that have reserved and paid in full for standard and/or static display space on the HAI HELI-EXPO 2023 show floor will receive a discount on the rate per booth. The discounted rate is $250 per booth.

Participation in the career fair does not grant nor imply admission to HAI HELI-EXPO 2023 or any related events where registration is required. To attend HAI HELI-EXPO 2023, please register here.

Any organization needing to cancel its reservation for space must do so in writing prior to 5:30 PM EST on Wednesday, January 13, 2023 (greg.brown@rotor.org). Cancellations received prior to this date will be issued a partial refund equal to the cost of the exhibit fee, minus a 20% service fee. Cancellations received after Wednesday, January 13, 2023 will not be issued a refund, under any circumstances. Any organization that fails to occupy their booth space on the day of the career fair, will not be issued a refund, for any reason.