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Fort Worth Helicopter Safety Stand Down
FREE Day-Long Safety Seminar for all Helicopter Pilots, AMT's, and Managers. Lunch is Provided.
Date and Time:
Friday, February 21, 2020, starting at 08:30 Central Standard Time Download Calendar File
Wayne Fry, James Grant, J. Heffernan, Bill Hopper, Nick Mayhew, Stan Rose, Scott Tyrell, Bruce Webb
Brief Description:

Attention all helicopter Managers, Mechanics, and Pilots!  Join us for the very latest information on the safety issues facing the rotorcraft industry presented by some of the top industry experts in their field.  A panel of experts from Manufactures, Helicopter Safety Alliance, FAA Safety Team, and the North Texas FSDO will discuss local issues affecting helicopter pilots, accident trends, personal risk assessment, safety initiatives, and many more topics relevant to all operators.  This is going to be an extraordinary gathering of the rotorcraft community in one place.  Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn, share with your peers, ask questions, and have your voice heard.  What you learn may save your life!

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Location of Seminar:
Tarrant County College, Northwest Campus, Alliance Airport
2301 Horizon Drive

Fort Worth, TX 76177
Directions to Venue:

The event location is at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW).  From I-35W, take the Westport Parkway exit.  If traveling southbound go right (west) at the end of the ramp.  If traveling northbound, go left (west) at the light.  Follow Westport Parkway a short distance to Heritage Parkway and go right.  Follow Heritage Parkway to Horizon Drive, which will be on your left.  You have arrived. 

Fly-in Seminar?:
150 seats at the facility, 116 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
John Gibson
Phone: (916) 765-2382
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Registration, coffee, and pastries from 7:30 - 8:30 AM.  This is an all day event.  There will be vendor booths from some of our sponsors.  Please pre-register via the link in this notice or via the faasafety.gov website. 

Sponsors: Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter, GPMS Helicopters, Inc., Tarrant County College, Helicopter Safety Alliance, USHST, and your FAASTeam.

Special Thanks to Tarrant County College for their facility and their work to make this event happen. 


1.  Wayne Fry, Flight Standards Division Manager for General Aviation Safety Assurance, FAA

2.  James Grant, Dean of Aviation, Business and Logistics Division, Tarrant County College

3.  J. Heffernan, CEO at J. Heffernan Helicopter Safety Solutions, LLC.

4.  Bill Hopper, Training Program Manager

5.  Nick Mayhew, General Manager at L3Harris Arlington Training Center

6.  Stan Rose, Helicopter Safety Alliance

7.  Scotty Tyrell, Continued Operational Safety Specialist/Accident Investigation, Safety Management, FAA

8.  Bruce Webb, Director of Aviation Education and Community Outreach, Airbus Helicopters

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
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Helicopter Safety Seminar
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