Surviving the Inadvertent IMC Environment

Surviving the Inadvertent IMC Environment

March 5, 2013 | | 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Level 2
Pilot Skills Track

 

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Description

This course will teach attendees about the hazards of flight into conditions that lead to inadvertent instrument meteorological conditions (IIMC) and provide them with strategies to avoid entry into IIMC and tips on successfully recovering from an IIMC encounter. This course will also explore safety considerations for potential IIMC encounters and the human errors that can occur in preflight planning or flight execution, resulting in unintentional IMC flight and its catastrophic results.

Course topics will include an overview of fatal IIMC accident data and error analysis; human factors and limitations such as internal and external pressures, ego, physiological factors, and spatial orientation; effective avoidance strategies, to include safety management system–based planning; and techniques and procedures to help pilots avoid or survive an IIMC incident.

Objective
Attendees will leave with a basic understanding of IIMC encounters, hazards, and effective avoidance and survival strategies. Attending this course will also motivate visual flight rules pilots to develop basic instrument skills, and for instrument flight rules (IFR) pilots to maintain IFR proficiency during the course of normal line operations.

Instructor
Pat Leone has been in the helicopter industry for more than 44 years and is a certificated airline transport pilot, certificated flight instructor – instrument, and rotorcraft/helicopter pilot with military, corporate, commercial, flight instruction, emergency medical services, corporate, and management experience. He has 41 years of active and reserve/National Guard military experience, including tours in Viet Nam, Europe, and Iraq, and is a former associate professor of military science at Marshall University. Leone has been an instructor for FlightSafety International since 1997. In his current role as director of standards, he is responsible for ensuring compliance standardization at the Bell learning center in Fort Worth, TX.

Who Should Attend
Helicopter pilots flying in all environments and missions worldwide will benefit from this course.

Course Prerequisites
None

Professional Development Credit
FAA Wings program