Preliminary Schedule

This preliminary schedule is subject to change. Reconfirm dates, times, and locations on-site; complete information will be printed in the HELI-EXPO 2013 Program & Exhibit Guide.

New for 2013: Take the HAI Rotor Safety Challenge! It’s free for HELI-EXPO 2013 attendees and exhibitors. The sessions indicated below (RSC) are included in the Safety Challenge program.

     
Thursday, February 28 – Saturday, March 2, 2013 Start Time End Time
Professional Education Courses* 8:00 am 5:00 pm
     
Sunday, March 3, 2013 Start Time End Time
Professional Education Courses* 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fundamentals of IS-BAO Workshop* 8:00 am 4:00 pm
HFI Scholarship Fundraising Golf Tournament (Desert Pines Golf Club) 12:00 pm 6:00 pm
     
Monday, March 4, 2013 Start Time End Time
Professional Education Courses* 8:00 am 5:00 pm
IS-BAO Auditor Accreditation Workshop* 8:00 am 4:00 pm
IHST Infrastructure Workshop (RSC) 8:00 am 10:30 am
HAI Safety Symposium (RSC) 8:00 am 10:00 am
Technical Committee Meeting 9:00 am 3:00 pm
Helicopter Tour Operators Committee Meeting 10:30 am 1:00 pm
IHST SMS and Decision-Making Workshop (RSC) 10:30 am 12:30 pm
Tour Operators Program of Safety Meeting 1:00 pm 3:30 pm
IHST Accident Intervention Workshop (RSC) 1:30 pm 5:30 pm
Electronic News Gathering Committee Meeting 2:00 pm 4:00 pm
HAI Welcome Reception 7:00 pm 8:30 pm
at the Encore at Wynn. HAI’s Board of Directors welcomes you to Las Vegas and to HELI EXPO 2013! Catch up with friends and colleagues and make new acquaintances — everyone is invited! Invitations will be included with registration materials. If you arrive in Las Vegas too late to pick up your registration materials, your business card will admit you to the party.
     
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Start Time End Time
Professional Education Courses* 8:00 am 12:00 pm
HAI Annual Membership Meeting & Breakfast 8:00 am 10:00 am
at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Breakfast starts at 8:00 am; meeting begins at 8:30 am. Be informed about the activities of your association. In addition to a hearty breakfast, you will hear the latest HAI reports and meet this year’s slate of candidates for election to HAI’s Board of Directors. Make an informed voting decision: plan on attending this year’s meeting! Remember, associations are only as strong as the degree to which their members participate!
Voting for HAI Board of Directors (for Regular Members Only)    9:30 am 12:30 pm
HAI Rotor Safety Challenge Education Sessions (RSC) 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Introduction to HAI Accreditation Program and Overview of IS-BAO 8:30 am 10:30 am
CFI Mentoring Program 9:30 am 12:30 pm
ICAO Annex 14 Update Workshop 9:30 am 12:30 pm
HAI Finance & Leasing Committee 5th Annual Roundtable 9:30 am 11:00 am
Safety Committee Town Hall (RSC) 9:30 am 11:30 am
Manufacturers’ Technical Briefings 10:00 am 5:00 am
HELI-EXPO Opening Ceremony 10:15 am 10:30 am
Exhibit Hall Open 10:30 am 5:00 pm
HAI Job Fair 10:30 am 5:00 pm
Safety Directors Forum (RSC) 11:30 am 12:30 pm
HFI Pilot Mentoring Program 12:30 pm 1:30 pm
Air Medical Services Committee Meeting 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
Offshore Forum 1:30 pm 3:30 pm
HFI Industry Outreach to Students 1:30 pm 2:30 pm
Utilities, Patrol, and Construction Committee Meeting 2:00 pm 4:00 pm
HFI Maintenance Tech Mentoring Program 2:30 pm 3:30 pm
Pilot Roundtable 3:00 pm 4:30 pm
Twirly Birds Annual Meeting 5:30 pm 7:30 pm
     
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 Start Time End Time
Manufacturers’ Technical Briefings 8:00 am  5:00 pm
Flight Operations Committee Meeting 8:00 am 10:00 am
Government Service Committee Meeting 8:00 am 10:00 am
HAI Rotor Safety Challenge Education Sessions (RSC) 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Finance & Leasing Committee Meeting 8:30 am 10:00 am
Safety Committee Meeting 8:30 am 9:30 am
Chief Pilot Roundtable 9:00 am 11:00 am
General Aviation Association CEO Town Hall 9:00 am 10:00 am
This event will provide an opportunity for all attendees to learn about the shared interests of the general aviation community and how the representatives of the general aviation associations work together on issues. There will be an opportunity for questions at the end.
Exhibit Hall Open 10:00 am 5:00 pm
Aerial Firefighting & Natural Resources
(formerly Government Contracting) Committee Meeting 
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Fly Neighborly / Environmental Committee Meeting 10:30 am 12:30 pm
Flight Training Committee Meeting 10:30 am 12:30 pm
HAI Auditor Accreditation Workshop 1:00 pm 5:00 pm
Heliport Committee Meeting 1:00 pm 4:00 pm
Autorotations - Reality Exposed 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
Annual DOI/USFS Interagency Fire Briefing 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
Business Management (formerly Economics) Committee Meeting 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
Insurance Forum 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
HAI Salute to Excellence Awards Dinner* 8:00 pm 11:30 pm
at the Encore at Wynn. Join the HAI Board of Directors in honoring those whose remarkable talent and professionalism enrich our industry and whose courage and skills have saved lives under extreme conditions, despite extraordinary odds. Tickets for the awards dinner must be purchased separately; advanced purchase is recommended but tickets will be sold on site on a space-available basis. Seating reservations must be made before noon, Wednesday, March 6, either online or at the awards dinner desk in the registration area of the Convention Center. Tables of 10 are available but do fill up quickly, so request these early.
     
Thursday, March 7, 2013 Start Time End Time
Why SMS in Maintenance? Workshop (RSC) 8:00 am 12:00 pm
Affiliate Symposium 8:00 am 10:00 pm
Heliport Design Workshop 9:00 am 12:00 pm
General Session 9:00 am 10:00 am
Exhibit Hall Open 10:00 am 4:00 pm
     
Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 10, 2013    
Professional Education Courses* Start Time End Time
  8:00 am 5:00 pm
*Separate registration/ticket required.