New Mexico Safety Day: You’re Invited!

New Mexico Safety Day: You’re Invited!

28-Nov-2014 Source: HAI

Bob Martin, longtime secretary of the HAI Electronic News Gathering (ENG) Committee and pilot reporter for KRQE TV News, invites you to a day of helicopter safety on Wednesday, December 3, at the New Mexico Army National Guard at 7001 Huey Road, Santa Fe, N.M.

From 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., the Helicopter Association International (HAI), the FAA, PHI Helicopters, and the New Mexico Army National Guard will team up to offer free safety presentations and a free lunch.

Bob Martin started organizing these outings five years ago, and they have grown into an annual tradition, attracting in the neighborhood of 50-60 participants every year – some of whom travel from up to 200 miles away.

This year’s Safety Day will start out at 8:30 with coffee and social time, followed at 9:00 by HAI’s safety outreach guru, Director of Safety Outreach Stan Rose, who will discuss what he calls the “Two Sides of Safety Education.” J.D. Huss from the Santa Fe FSDO will discuss the FAA’s safety initiatives in New Mexico. Jeff Hurd, safety chair at PHI, will talk about “Communicating Our Safety Cultures.”

At lunch – provided by HAI – Bob Wood, manager of Santa Fe Tower, will talk about local Air Traffic Control issues. Stan Rose makes a second appearance to promote a key HAI initiative, the “Land & Live” program that promotes precautionary landings to prevent accidents.

The New Mexico Army National Guard will close out the program with a presentation about “UAVs in the National Airspace,” a tour of Charlie Company’s new hangar facilities, a look at their aircraft, and an equipment demonstration by the unit’s medics.

“Feel free to attend all or part of the day. It is a great opportunity to gather and discuss safety issues of mutual interest,” says Bob Martin.

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