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Safety Meeting at PWK - Get your HEMS Tool Up
HEMS Stands for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services But You don't Need to be Flying a Helicopter to Make Good Use of It.
Date and Time:
Wednesday, August 28, 2019, starting at 19:30 Central Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Rex Alexander
Brief Description:

What makes the HEMS tool such a valuable supplement to a weather briefing is that it fills a niche in the lineup of aviation weather information sources. The tool isn’t a surface observation report (like a METAR) or a terminal forecast but is a resource that helps you figure out what the weather may be in the low levels and at the surface between two reporting points.

Using the HEMS tool during your flight planning will make you a safer, more weather-savvy pilot, because the tool was designed to increase pilots’ situational awareness down low, thus reducing loss-of-control accidents (LOC) and controlled flight into terrain (CFIT).

Speaker bio:
Rex Alexander is president of Five-Alpha (5α) LLC, a global consultancy dedicated to providing specialized education, training, insight, and services in the very challenging and unique communities of Helicopter and Vertical Lift Infrastructure and Organ/Tissue Donation & Transplantation.

Part of the bi-montlhy Chicago Executive Pilots' Association proficiency and safety seminar series, this event is to promote safety and build proficiency flying. Students and airline captains alike are invited to participate in this excellent forum where we think through the various options from the comfort of your chair, firmly on the ground... before it is you sitting in the cockpit.

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Location of Seminar:
Ramada Plaza
1090 S Milwaukee Ave

Wheeling, IL 60090
Directions to Venue:

From the north: South on Milwaukee Avenue, past Dundee, Hintz, to Ramada Plaza/Tap House Grill on your right.

From the south: North of Willow/Palatine, north of Hawthorne, Windy City building, turn left into Ramada Plaza/Tap House Grill.

By air: Park at Signature Flight Support FBO. Walk east on Tower Dr. to end of the road at Milwaukee Avenue, turn right and proceed south to Ramada/Tap House Grill (ETE 10 minutes, 0.5 sm) or ask Signature for a ride.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
100 seats at the facility, 79 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Greater Chicago FSDO, FAASTeam
Contact Information:
Phone: (630) 781-8890
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

If you aren't a member of CEPA, please consider joining CEPA if you aren't a member and like programs like this, please visit us at www.PWKpilots.org/membership/  Your dues help pay for these safety seminars.

NOTE: There is an IMC Club meeting prior to this one. Each has a separate registration. Please join us for both but be sure to register for both separately. Register here for the IMC Club meeting.

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 3
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Attend Aviation Safety Event Sponsored by a non-FAA Group or Organization
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