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Midwest Helicopter Safety Stand-Down
Helicopter-specific speakers will discuss the real problems facing helicopter operations in the Midwest.
Date and Time:
Friday, January 12, 2018, starting at 07:30 Central Standard Time Download Calendar File
Various Industry and Government
Brief Description:

It’s that time of year again for the Midwest Helicopter Safety Stand-Down (formally the Minnesota Helicopter Safety Seminar)! In the past, this has been an event designed mainly for helicopter pilots. Based on feedback from our last seminar, we have decided to take the event to the next level and are welcoming pilots, maintenance technicians, and management!

This year’s event will be on Friday, January 12, 2018. We are holding the event a little earlier than usual because of the Super Bowl. This is an exciting “next step” in our program as we are making the following changes:

  • Seminar will be held in a hotel with dedicated conference rooms (more space!)
    • Helicopter operators in the five state area are encouraged to attend
  • We are welcoming attendance from not only pilots, but maintenance and management as well
    • There will be dedicated afternoon sessions for each group
  • In addition to the WINGS credits, we will be issuing AMT credits too

Aviation safety is a team sport, and winning doesn't happen by accident. Take a day to hone your skills with peers and colleagues.

This full day of helicopter-specific content is for EVERYONE on your safety team. Speakers from industry and government will discuss the real problems facing helicopter operations in the Midwest. Afternoon sessions will feature safety content in 3 tracks for pilots, maintenance, and management.

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Location of Seminar:
Embassy Suites
2800 American Blvd. W.

Minneapolis, MN 55431
Directions to Venue:

From I-494, exit to Penn Avenue and proceed south. Head west on American Blvd. W., the hotel will be on your right.

Enter through the main doors and follow signage to conference room.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
200 seats at the facility, 68 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Phone: (612) 253-4418
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

The Embassy Suites has special room rates reserved for this event. Ask for the "HSA room rate" when you make your reservation.

Special thanks to Stan Rose and the Helicopter Safety Alliance (HSA) for being the major sponsor of this event. HSA is also providing pastries and coffee in the morning, followed by lunch and snacks in the afternoon!

Additional thanks and appreciation to MnDOT Aeronautics and Life Link III for their support of this year's event.

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:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 1
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 2
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
Advanced WINGS
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 1
2 Credits for Advanced Knowledge Topic 2
6 Hours Total for AMT
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