8-Aug-2014 Source: HAI
ROTOR, HAI’s flagship quarterly magazine, was honored by Trade Association Business Publications International with a 2014 Tabbie Award for Excellence in the Editor’s Column category. The Tabbie Awards recognize editorial and design excellence in trade, association, and business-to-business media.
The President’s Message in the Summer 2013 issue of ROTOR, “Land the Damn Helicopter,” won an Honorable Mention in the Editor’s Column category. The President’s Message is written each issue by HAI President Matt Zuccaro.
In the award-winning column, Matt expressed his frustration about accidents resulting from pilots continuing flights in unsafe conditions. He goes on to point out that helicopters, unlike airplanes, can land anywhere. With elegant simplicity, Matt wonders why pilots faced with deteriorating flight conditions don’t just land the damn helicopter.
In light of the industry response to this column, HAI has launched a related safety campaign: Land & LIVE. Endorsed by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board, Land & LIVE seeks to ensure that precautionary landings are a recognized, understood, and utilized safety tool.