CRM for the Single-Pilot Operator
Thursday, March 5 | | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Room N255
Flight Operations Track
Crew resource management (CRM) is an important part of safe aviation operations, but is often overlooked in the single-pilot helicopter environment. Far too often, the crew part of CRM is the focus of most discussions, with not much thought given to the resource management phase of CRM. This course will discuss the identification and utilization of all resources in the single-pilot helicopter environment, and how the principles of CRM can be appropriately utilized.
- What is CRM and how it applies to the single-pilot helicopter operator
- Identifying resources for the single pilot
- How to implement CRM principles for the single-pilot operator.
Chris Fishell completed his B.S. in economics from Colorado State University. He has accumulated more than 2,200 hours of helicopter time as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, flying all mission sets including a combat tour in Iraq. Fishell is a qualified pilot in command in the Bell 206, the UH-60 A/L, and the UH-72A. He left the Army after completing a 10-year tour with assignments as the commander of a helicopter medical evacuation unit, an assistant battalion operation officer, a company executive officer, and a maintenance officer, and he has managed operational activities valued in excess of $50 million. Chris is currently a helicopter operations safety analyst in the Helicopter Services Division at PRISM, where he is also the primary point of contact for all expert matters concerning helicopter aviation.