Education

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

For a skill that is so pivotal to one’s survival, it is ironic that we often leave the development of aeronautical decision-making to chance. The axiom “As you gain more experience, you will make better decisions” is clearly outdated. What are you doing to change this?

This course will review the tenets of aeronautical decision-making and explore how it is evolving. In-depth case studies of accidents will help students understand how decision-making occurs in dynamic situations. Students will also develop the building blocks for threat and error management skills.

 

  • 1 day course
  • March 4, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Aerospace Physiology from an Operational Perspective

We will look at four topics in depth:

·         Fatigue and sleep deprivation

·         Energy drinks

·         Stress and aeronautical decision-making

·         Spatial disorientation.

  • 1 day course
  • March 3, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Aviation Safety Programs and Emergency Preparedness

This course is designed for professionals who want to better understand and ultimately implement safety programs within their flight departments. Concepts covered include emergency preparedness, emergency equipment, safety programs, best practices, and risk management.

  • 1 day course
  • March 2, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Effective Leadership in Business Aviation

This course will convey effective leadership principles that will enable new and experienced leaders to build effective teams, motivate personnel, and increase morale.

 

  • 1 day course
  • March 4, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Flying in the Wire and Obstruction Environment - Pt. 1

The Part 135 Management Bootcamp is a two-day, two-part course designed to provide eligible attendees with the knowledge and skill to effectively provide management and oversight of a Part 135 operation. Part 1 will focus on establishing a single pilot 135 operations or new Part 135 operations. How to navigate the potential pitfalls in establishing a part 135 Operation.

 

  • 2 day course
  • March 3, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Flying in the Wire and Obstruction Environment Part 2

The Part 135 Management Bootcamp is a two-day, two-part course designed to provide eligible attendees with the knowledge and skill to effectively provide management and oversight of a Part 135 operation. Part 2 of this course will introduce knowledge required to manage day-to-day operations and make alterations or additions to the operational capability of a Part 135 organization, as well as how to manage the relationships required with the FAA and internal staffing.

 

  • 1 day course
  • March 4, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Helicopter Aerodynamics Without Equations

Shawn Coyle will present Ray Prouty’s method of understanding the difficult aerodynamic concepts of rotary-wing flight by removing confusing equations and using clear, easily understood graphics. This program has something to offer for anyone in the rotary-wing industry, including pilots of all experience levels, accident investigators, engineering students, aerodynamic students, or anyone with a passion to learn more. The course will cover what each of these issues means to the pilot in the cockpit, while addressing just enough of the theory to whet the appetite of those wishing to know more.

 

  • 1 day course
  • March 3, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Helicopter Flight Instructor Refresher Course

This course is approved by the FAA to provide training that qualifies eligible flight instructors to renew their certificates. This helicopter-specific flight instructor refresher course (FIRC) may be used by other attendees to broaden their aviation knowledge. However, only currently certificated instructors are eligible to receive graduation certificates that can be used to renew their instructor certificates. Other attendees may receive a certificate of completion for attending the FIRC.

 

  • 2 day course
  • March 3-4, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course

 

$2,000.00

Helicopter Maintenance Management

This course covers the basic concepts of managing a maintenance organization, including developing management skills, constructing a budget, maintaining inventory, and communicating with other departments.

 

  • 4 day course
  • March 1-4, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$4,000.00

Helicopter Operator Management

This course covers important business, operations, and management skills that are outside the typical experience of technically oriented helicopter management personnel but that are vital to successful management of helicopter operations. The subjects covered focus on the development of a business case for a typical helicopter operation, including creating a business plan, management, marketing, and finances.

  • 4 day course
  • March 1-4, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$4,000.00

Helicopter Operator Management – Advanced

This course focuses on presenting and discussing advanced techniques and tools for managing helicopter operations, including analyzing and improving productivity, pricing strategies, financial report analysis, obtaining financing, life-cycle costing, and net present-value analysis. These topics commonly fall outside the scope of experience for most technically oriented helicopter management personnel but are very important to the successful management of these companies.

  • 2.5 day course
  • March 7, 2019 (1pm - 5pm), March 8-9, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$2,500.00

Heli-Success Career Development Seminar

Topics may include:

·         Career tracks and advancement in the helicopter industry

·         Survival tips for a helicopter career, highlighting specific sectors of the industry

·         Resume preparation, networking techniques, and the hiring process

·         Professionalism

·         Getting hired and flying in the offshore oil sector and in the tour sector.

  • 1 day course
  • March 4, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Integrating UAS into Your Current Operation

Helicopter operators are rapidly realizing that small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) continue to encroach on their market share. This course helps operators consider strategies to integrate UAS into their flight operations as a way to retain business and bolster opportunities in other missions. Operations and safety protocols will be discussed, and group work will include making viability assessments for UAS integration.

  • 1 day course
  • March 4, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$500.00

Introduction to the Dirty Dozen Contributing Factors

No one intends to make an error. Yet people make them. In this course, attendees will learn how to avoid the 12 most common factors (the Dirty Dozen) that contribute to making errors. Armed with this knowledge, participants can develop safety nets (strategies) to avoid making errors or to catch errors before they cause accidents.

  • 1 day course
  • March 3, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Introduction to Vertical Reference Long-Line and External-Cargo Training

This course provides attendees with a firm understanding of the fundamentals of long-line operations and the learning curve that leads to long-line proficiency. Presented in four modules over one day with short breaks every hour, the presentation will pause periodically for question and discussion sessions. We address:

·         What is vertical reference long-lining

·         How the individual learns this skill set

·         External-cargo accidents and incidents, and their prevention

·         The fundamentals of cargo rigging.

  • 1 day course
  • March 2, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Long-Line Cargo Rigging

Take your skill level up a notch and learn from industry-leading professionals how to properly use, maintain, and execute rigging methods and rigging-gear inspection practices that can be utilized and shared with job-site personnel, leading to a safer work environment for all.

 

  • 1 day course
  • March 4, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Mountain/Mountain NVG Ground School

During this course, you will learn about terrain airflow, the vertical component of wind, and how to use the aircraft to determine the wind direction, strength, and its vertical component. High altitudes and aircraft performance will be discussed. The lessons will also cover techniques and procedures to aid in safe mountain flight, as well as night-vision goggles (NVG) considerations.

  • 1 day course
  • March 3, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Operational Risk Management

In this course, we teach operators techniques to help them identify hazards in their operational environment. We walk them through the steps to quantify those hazards as risk factors, and how to reflect those risks in a meaningful FRAT (flight risk assessment tool) format that sticks with the crew beyond preflight planning and becomes a viable in-flight methodology for identifying and managing emerging risks during flights. The tools we present further support post-flight risk data-gathering. We teach attendees how to use the data to identify trends or at-risk behaviors, and how to use the analysis to develop effective risk-management strategies.

 

  • 1 day course
  • March 3, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Part 107 UAS Ground School

This course prepares attendees to take and pass an FAA Part 107 knowledge test, which enables them to operate small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) in the National Airspace System. Previous aeronautical knowledge certainly helps, but this course does not require previous experience.

 

  • 1 day course
  • March 3, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Part 135 Management Bootcamp – Part 1

The Part 135 Management Bootcamp is a two-day, two-part course designed to provide eligible attendees with the knowledge and skill to effectively provide management and oversight of a Part 135 operation. Part 1 will focus on establishing a single pilot 135 operations or new part 135 operations. How to navigate the potential pitfalls in establishing a part 135 Operation.

  • 1 day course
  • March 3, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Part 135 Management Bootcamp – Part 2

The Part 135 Management Bootcamp is a two-day, two-part course designed to provide eligible attendees with the knowledge and skill to effectively provide management and oversight of a Part 135 operation. Part 2 of this course will introduce knowledge required to manage day-to-day operations and make alterations or additions to the operational capability of a Part 135 organization, as well as how to manage the relationships required with the FAA and internal staffing.

 

  • 1 day course
  • March 4, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Public Aircraft

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.

 

  • 1 day course
  • March 4, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

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 to initiate appropriate action within the department.

  • 1 day course
  • March 3, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Regulatory Comprehension for Maintenance

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 to initiate appropriate action within the department.

 

  • 1/2 day course
  • March 4, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Shipping Rotorcraft Parts that Are Hazardous Materials

The class will teach students to recognize hazardous materials (with a focus on aerospace parts and components that are hazardous materials) and will explain, step-by-step, how to ship those materials in compliance with US regulations.

 

  • 2 day course
  • March 4, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$2,000.00

Short Haul, Hoist, Congested-Area Planning, and General Cargo-Load Rigging

This one-day course is designed for helicopter operators and individuals planning to establish or expand services in short-haul human external cargo, congested-area planning, and cargo rigging for utility lifting. A subject specialist will present information on the required equipment and knowledge of team building, operational methods, safe handling of equipment, and rigging.

Throughout each segment, the presenter will provide attendees with current information and best practices, handout materials, and expert advice. Group discussion will allow for students to seek information pertaining to their regional applications and specific needs.

 

  • 1 day course
  • March 3, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

SMS from the Top Down

Many aviation operations are already far along with establishing a formal safety management system (SMS) — they just don’t realize it. Most are aware of personal safety issues in the workplace. However, aviation professionals must also have the tools to recognize situations that would elevate risk as well as the ability to implement controls to effectively mitigate those risks. Learn to foster a positive safety culture for future success.

 

  • 1 day course
  • March 3, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

UAS and UAV: Applications and Awareness for the Rotorcraft Industry

This course is designed to familiarize attendees with new applications and emerging technologies of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), as well as their impact on rotorcraft aviation, both from an economic standpoint as well as operational and safety considerations. Topics include categories, platforms, applications, operations and regulations, safety in the operating environment, and collaborative teaming between manned and unmanned systems.

  • 1 day course
  • March 2, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Understanding Risk Culture through Individual Personalities

Decision-making as a crew can be difficult when personality differences get involved. How the crew handles those differences can be a direct reflection of the safety and risk-taking culture at their base. New data, recent accidents, and a personal perspective help you understand why crew decisions can fail at the wrong time, despite good training and safety awareness programs.

 

  • 1 day course
  • March 4, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Vuichard Helicopter Safety Seminar

The main objectives of this seminar are to create a broad awareness of invented flying techniques and procedures which will lead to a significant reduction of accidents and incidents. Which will lead to less insurance cases, damage avoided, and lives saved. The techniques presented were invented by Claude Vuichard during his career as a pilot in the Swiss Alps Search and Rescue and HEMS missions.

  • 1 day course
  • March 2, 2019
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00