20-Jul-2015 Source: NEMSPA
NEMSPA (National EMS Pilots Association) is encouraging all pilots and crewmembers that operate in a low level environment to attend a one day wire strike prevention seminar on October 18 in Long Beach, California. Robert (Bob) Feerst, a globally recognized expert in specialized crew resource management and pilot techniques in the wire environment, will represent Utilities Aviation Specialists in providing this highly accredited presentation.
“After 27 years as an Army helicopter pilot, and another 9 as a HEMS pilot, I was skeptical that the course would offer much that was new to me” said Bill, a recent course participant, “-I couldn’t have been more wrong.”
Craig, a wildlife resources pilot, said that “it would have been nice to have this training when I started flying back in 1989. I view things differently now than I did before, because this training was very focused on what we as pilots should see – but don’t.”
Kurt Williams, NEMSPA President, pointed out that “a perusal of the NTSB database will quickly show that wire strike accidents, oftentimes fatal, continue to plague not only HAA, but all pilots and crews flying in the low level environment. Bob Feerst has a talent for teaching the art and skill of reading the wire environment, and making that very applicable to not only pilots, but to medical crewmembers as well.”
For more information about this course, which is being held as a preconference to AMTC, visit crm.nemspa.org . Seating is limited. Early bird and group discounts are available.