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FAASTeam Notice
Type: Helicopter Operations
Notice Date: Monday, March 18, 2019
Notice Number: NOTC8333
United -States Helicopter Safety Team-Monthly Report (Feb 2019)
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Monthly Report

As of: 18 March 2019

The USHST is a regional partner to the International Helicopter Safety Team.

USHST Goal: Reduce the U.S. helicopter fatal accident rate 20% by the end of 2019 (20% by 2020)

USHST Helicopter Safety Enhancement (H-SE)

H-SE 127A is Training for Recognition/Recovery of Spatial Disorientation. The H-SE calls for the industry to develop training for recognition of spatial disorientation and recovery to controlled flight. The training developed should emphasize the use of all available resources installed on the aircraft (to include automation, such as increased use of autopilot).

Within the UIMC dataset, there were five accidents where a pilot’s incapacitation by spatial disorientation was either the cause or a contributing factor to the accident. This H-SE proposes education initiatives and use of SD simulation as part of the helicopter simulator training sessions.

To view the entire USHST Monthly Report, click on the links below: 

For any questions regarding this notice please contact Scott Tyrrell of the Rotorcraft Standardization Branch, AIR-612, at 817-222-5121 or email at