USHST Safety Experts at Heli-Expo 2019

USHST Safety Experts at Heli-Expo 2019

4-Feb-2019 Source: USHST

Members of the United States Helicopter Safety Team ( will be providing their safety advice for Heli-Expo participants in Atlanta at 12 different workshops in a wide variety of topics. 

The USHST promotes safety and works to reduce accidents through a government and industry cooperative effort that has resulted in a decrease in U.S. civil helicopter accidents since the organization’s inception in 2013. 

The full list of USHST-related workshops scheduled at Heli-Expo 2019 is the following:

  • USHST Helicopter Safety Enhancements                    March 5, 8:00 am
  • What’s the Best SMS Tool?  You!                               March 5, 8:00 am
  • Autorotations: Reality Exposed                                   March 5, 10:30 am
  • Helicopter Scenario-Based Training                            March 5, 10:30 am
  • The Top 3 Types of Fatal Helicopter Accidents           March 5, 12:00 pm, and March 6, 4:00 pm
  • The Vuichard Recovery: A Better Way Out of

         Vortex Ring State                                                     March 5, 1:15 pm, and March 6, 4:00 pm

  • Simulation: Learn from Your Mistakes                        March 5, 1:15 pm
  • Human Factors: Protecting Us from Ourselves            March 5, 1:30 pm, and March 6, 10:30 am

       and 1:30 pm

  • What the FRAT?  Flight Risk Assessment Tools         March 5, 3:45 pm, and March 6, 2:45 pm
  • SMS for Small-Fleet or Private Operators                   March 6, 10:30 am
  • Aviation Safety Ethics                                                 March 6, 10:30 am
  • Operational Considerations for Personal Protective Equipment   March 6, 1:30 p

In addition to offering their safety expertise, all USHST members will gather for a semi-annual all-hands meeting at Heli-Expo in Atlanta on Monday, March 4, at 1:30 pm.  The public is welcome to sit in.  Following that, at 2:45 pm, the U.S. experts will join with International Helicopter Safety Team ( members from around the world in an annual gathering to discuss safety issues that affect the global helicopter industry.  Both meetings will take place in Room B309 at the convention center.

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