FAA to host second International Rotorcraft Safety Conference

FAA to host second International Rotorcraft Safety Conference

6-Sep-2016 Source: FAA

The FAA Rotorcraft Directorate will host its second International Rotorcraft Safety Conference, building on the success of last year’s conference. The conference’s goal is to reduce the national helicopter accident rate.

The free event will be held October 25-27 at the Hurst Conference Center near Ft. Worth, Texas. The target audience is rotorcraft pilots, mechanics, small company owners, industry executives, operators, and government regulators from the U.S. and abroad.  

The conference will feature presentations from major industry and FAA leaders. Topics include improving decisions, creating a culture of safety, performing autorotations, choosing the best protection equipment, basic helicopter safety and maintenance, how flight training schools promote safety, and a presentation by a pilot who safely landed his helicopter after the engine failed.

The FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute will bring its Helicopter Spatial Disorientation Demonstration exhibit that allows participants to experience various – including dangerous – flight scenarios.  

Conference attendees can receive Inspection Authorization, WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program and Aviation Maintenance Technician credits.

For more information about the FAA conference and to register, visit http://www.faahelisafety.org/. If you have any questions, contact eugene.trainor@faa.gov.

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