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Helicopter Safety Summit
The Culture of Acceptable Risk
Date and Time:
Thursday, April 10, 2014, starting at 08:30 Eastern Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Stan Rose HAI, Lt Commander Cerveny USCG, Pete Gilmore ATC, Richard Holtzman ATC, Lt Col Anthony Smith, Jerry Toms FAA
Brief Description:
The goal of any safety program is to identify the hazards and manage the risks. Accidents are caused by normal people performing normal tasks that usually deviate from a normal system's environment. At this helicopter safety summit we will identify the hazards of inadequate helicopter maintenance, human factors related to several helicopter accidents, ATC procedures around military operations areas and the upcoming Open Golf tournament at Pinehurst, and how to identify and manage the risks associated with helicopter operations. Seating is limited. Register NOW by clicking on the REGISTER button below.
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Location of Seminar:
Raleigh Durham Airport Authority
1000 Trade Drive, Room 100

Raleigh, NC 27623
Directions to Venue:
From I-40, RDU Exit ti Raleigh Durham Airport. Seminar held in the Airport Authority Building, Room 100. Follow signs for Rental Car Return and you will see a sign for the Airport Authority.
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Fly-in Seminar?:
Yes  RDU
100 seats at the facility, 52 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
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Contact Information:
Robert C. Sutherlin
Phone: (336) 369-3949
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Sponsored by 
   Raleigh Durham Airport Commission 
   North Carolina Department of Aviation Safety 
   FAA Safety Program 
   Sutton James Insurance

Schedule of Events
8:30  Registration, Coffee and Donuts.

9:00  Welcome. Stan Rose, Helicopter Association International. Why we are here - HAI and FAASTeam Joint Program. WINGS Program Safety Initiatives and WINGS Participation

9:15  HAI Safety Initiatives: Stan Rose

9:40  FAA WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program. Bob Sutherlin, FAA Safety Program

10:00  Military Flight Operations in Fayetteville Area (Fort Bragg, Fort Pope). Pete Gilmore FAY ATC, Richard Holtzman, AF ATC, and Lt Col Anthony Smith, Fort Pope AFB. Low level military flight operations often compete with civilian helicopters. Get the latest on military training ops with C-130s, Ospreys, IR Routes, Parachute Operations, MOAs, Restricted Areas, and tactical military helicopter operations from ATC Specialists. Review planned flight restrictions and TFRs for the Open Golf Tournaments (2) in June at the Pinehurst Golf Course.

11:30 Lunch: Provided by HAI

12:30 Helicopter Safety Starts in the Hangar: Learn how to identify and mitigate risks with proper pre-flights and operations planning. Attendees will develop a better understanding of proper helicopter maintenance and skills in helicopter inspection. Jerry Toms, FAA ASI. Jerry has an extensive helicopter background with both military and civilian experience.

13:30 Utah High Density Altitude Accident: Lt Commander Steve Cerveny USCG will review the causes that led up to this accident in which he was a crew member. Learn how assumptions and dependence on others can sometimes be a mistake. Attendees will review proper decision tools and risk assessment strategies to avoid accidents.

14:30 Mosby Accident: Stan Rose will review the factors that led up to this highly published fatal helicopter accident. Discover how seemingly insignificant distractions can have unintended consequences. Human factors and risk management principals will be highlighted.

15:30 ADS-B: The NextGen Transition. Frank Gozzo (Flight Gest). Learn how ADS-B will greatly enhance your situational awareness for traffic, weather, and en route flight decisions. Find out why many are making the transition and upgrading their avionics equipment now.

16:15 Job Fair and Industry Panel. Attendees will have an opportunity to question a panel about trends and opportunities in the  helicopter industry.

16:30 Conclusion (Every effort will be made to conclude before 4:30) 

Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
½ Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
½ Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
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