HAI Rotor Safety Challenge Schedule


The HAI Rotor Safety Challenge features educational events on a wide range of safety topics designed specifically for helicopter professionals. All events are free to registered HELI-EXPO 2013 attendees and exhibitors and will be held in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

You can attend Rotor Safety Challenge events a la carte or “take the challenge” and attend at least six of the 45 forums, workshops, sessions, and other events.

The Rotor Safety Challenge sessions are organized into four safety tracks:

Rotor Safety Challenge attendees can earn credit toward either the FAA Wings or Aviation Maintenance Technician programs by attending a related session in one of the four safety tracks. You can preregister at faasafety.gov (search for keyword Rotor Safety Challenge) or by signing in on the FAA registration roster at the session.

Below is the HAI Rotor Safety Challenge schedule at HELI-EXPO 2013. Click on the session name to learn more about the content and instructor. You can also download and print the entire schedule or review the sessions available for each track.

Monday, March 4, 2013
8:00 am – 10:00 am
HAI Safety Symposium Presented by the HAI Safety Committee Room N245
8:00 am – 10:30 am
IHST Infrastructure Workshop Room N102
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
IHST SMS and Decision Making Workshop Room N102
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
IHST Accident Intervention Room N102
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Human Factors: Your Role in Accident Prevention
Maintenance/Technical Issues Track
Cathy Landry, Northrop Rice Aviation Training Solutions Room N253
NextGen Flight Deck Technology for Runway Incursions
Flight Operations Track
Robert Joslin, FAA Room N255
Max Impact: A Story of Survival
Safety Culture/Leadership Track
Jonathan Godfrey, EMSflightcrew.com Room N259
Safety Management Systems: Truth or Dare?
Safety Management Track
Shawn Coyle and Peter Ireland, Marinvent Corp. Room N261
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Safety Committee Town Hall Presented by the HAI Safety Committee Room N119
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Safety Directors Forum Presented by the HAI Safety Committee Room N119
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Fuel: The Lifeblood of Your Aircraft
Maintenance/Technical Issues Track
Walter Chartrand, Aviation Training Academy Room N253
Understanding TFRs and NextGen
Flight Operations Track
Howard Sapp, FAA Room N255
SMS for Small Fleet or Private Operators
Safety Management Track
Bryan Smith, IHST JHSIT Safety Management Systems Committee Room N259
Using a System Description to Understand Your Risk
Safety Management Track
Sonya Tietjen, Gael Ltd. Room N261
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Rotor Rooter: Rooting for Autorotational Success
Flight Operations Track
Steven Sparks, FAA Room N253
Flight Risk Analysis Tools
Safety Management Track
Chris Fishell, PRISM Solutions Room N255
Creating a Just Culture – How Do We Get There?
Safety Culture/Leadership Track
Eileen Frazer and Dudley Smith, CAMTS Room N259
Developing and Utilizing Lead Indicators in SMS
Safety Management Track
Bryan Smith, ALEA Room N261
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Safety Management Through Flight Data Monitoring
Safety Management Track
Stuart Lau, Aviation Safety Consultant Room N253
CRM for the Single-Pilot Operator
Flight Operations Track
Chris Fishell, PRISM Solutions Room N255
Maximizing HITS Wins the Game
Safety Management Track
Sunshine McCarthy, Baldwin Aviation Room N259
Scenario-Based Training for Pilot Decision Making
Flight Operations Track
Katherine Hilst, Safety Design Consulting LLC Room N261
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Strategies for Fatigue Management
Safety Culture/Leadership Track
Richard Komarniski, Grey Owl Aviation Consultants Inc. Room N253
Training Safety or Training Safely
Flight Operations Track
Nick Mayhew, IHST JHSIT Training Working Group Room N255
Accident Causation
Safety Management Track
Lance Hofmann, EagleMed LLC Room N259
Post-Incident Survival: Ditching and Egress Training
Safety Management Track
Jon Ehm, Survival Systems USA Inc. Room N261
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Effective Leadership: Your Role as Supervisor
Safety Culture/Leadership Track
Cathy Landry, Northrop Rice Aviation Training Solutions Room N253
Aeronautical Knowledge vs. What Pilots Should Know
Flight Operations Track
Scott Burgess, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Room N255
What Pilots and Mechanics Should Know About Air Medical Operations
Safety Management Track
Eileen Frazer and Dudley Smith, CAMTS Room N259
Helicopter HUMS Case Studies
Maintenance/Technical Issues Track
Murdock Welborn and Rob Richardson, Honeywell Aerospace Room N261
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Helicopter Performance
Flight Operations Track
Bob Thorson, FAA Room N255
Safety Issues in Helicopter Maintenance
Maintenance/Technical Issues Track
Kristi Dunks, NTSB Room N261
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Spatial Disorientation / Flying on Night-Vision Goggles
Flight Operations Track
Rich Weber, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Aviation Unit Room N253
How to Manage Your Condition-Based Maintenance Program
Maintenance/Technical Issues Track
Daniel Green, IHST JHSIT HFDM Industry Working Group – HUMS Project Team Room N255
Ask the IS-BAO Auditor
Safety Management Track
Walter Kraujalis, AeronomX LLC Room N259
Quantum Safety Metrics
Safety Management Track
D. Smith, USDOT TSI Room N261
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Enhanced Synthetic Vision Systems
Flight Operations Track
Stan Rose, HAI Room N253
WAAS/LPV and Low-Level Helicopter IFR Routes
Flight Operations Track
Craig Lunaas, Hickok & Associates, Inc., and Paul Austin, Metro Aviation Inc. Frank Erdman, Dartmouth-Hickok Advanced Response Team Room N255
The Business Case for Safety
Safety Management Track
David Eherts, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Room N259
Analysis Techniques for Helicopter Flight Data Recordings
Safety Management Track
Alan Barclay, University of Aberdeen, Electric Scribe Ltd Room N261
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Operational Risk Management: Beyond the Planning
Flight Operations Track
Dan Deutermann and Rick Christoffersen, The Squadron Room N253
Rotor Blade Preventive Maintenance
Maintenance/Technical Issues Track
Dana Kerrick, International Aviation Composites, Ltd. Room N255
Incident/Accident Response for the Management Team
Safety Culture/Leadership Track

Richard J. Leveridge and David Nadler,
Dickstein Shapiro LLP 

Room N259
Breaking the Accident Chain: FAA Case Scenario
Safety Management Track
Jim Slattery and Jerry Henry, Sandel Avionics Room N261
Thursday, March 7, 2013
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Why SMS in Maintenance? Workshop
Maintenance/Technical Issues Track
Presented by the HAI Technical Committee Room N253