Education

Aeronautical Decision-Making: My Brain Is Trying to Kill Me

Monday, 1/27, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Jason Quisling, Air Methods Corporation

Track: Pilot | Safety

For a skill that is so pivotal to one’s survival, it is ironic that we often leave the development of aeronautical decision making (ADM) to chance. “As you gain more experience you will make better decisions”—clearly, this is an outdated axiom. What are you doing to change this? This course will review the tenets of ADM and then explore how it is evolving. In-depth case studies of accidents will help participants understand how decision-making occurs in dynamic situations. Participants will also develop the building blocks for threat-and-error management (TEM) skills.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Aerospace Physiology and Human Performance Update

Monday, 1/27, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Dudley Crosson, Airborne Public Safety Association / Delta P

Track: Safety

A great deal of misunderstanding surrounds the various physiological responses to stressors. How does the body react to extreme fatigue? How do energy drinks affect response times in an emergency? How do we make decisions under stress? What is spatial disorientation? This course will look at each of these from an operational perspective.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Aviation Safety Programs and Emergency Preparedness

Saturday, 1/25, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Ed Coleman, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Track: Operations | Pilot | Safety

This course is designed for aviation professionals who want to better understand and ultimately implement safety programs within a flight department. Concepts covered include emergency preparedness, emergency equipment, safety programs, best practices, and risk management.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Aviation Survival and Egress Training with EBD

Monday, 1/27, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Jon Ehm, Survival Systems USA

Track: Maintenance | Operations | Pilot | Safety

This course provides pilots, aircrew, and passengers with basic preflight, in-flight, and post-aircraft-ditching knowledge and survival skills, including use of emergency breathing devices (EBDs).

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Effective Leadership in Business Aviation

Sunday, 1/26, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Dr. Daniel Prather, Aviation Training Solutions

Track: Operations | Maintenance | Pilot

This course is designed to assist those in business aviation with the important task of exercising leadership by being a role model, empowering personnel, building effective teams, promoting the exchange of information, and making sound decisions in order to achieve flight department goals and promote corporate objectives.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Enhancing Your Culture of Compliance

Sunday, 1/26, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: George Santos, Loben Training and Advisory Ltd.

Track: Maintenance | Operations | Pilot | Safety

Many leaders fall for the general misconception that the most effective way of addressing issues that contribute to incidents and accidents is to add perceived “layers of safety.” This is generally executed by introducing increasingly sophisticated technical systems. This course will train participants on how to effectively improve safety by giving adequate and appropriate consideration to human factors and their consequences.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

External Cargo Rigging

Monday, 1/27, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Michael Gelskey, Lift-It Manufacturing

Track: Maintenance | Operations | Pilot | Safety

Take your skill level up a notch and learn from leading industry professionals how to properly use, maintain, and execute rigging methods. We will also cover rigging-gear inspection practices that can be used and shared with job-site personnel, leading to a safer work environment for all.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Fatigue Risk Management Workshop

Sunday, 1/26, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Richard Komarniski, Grey Owl Aviation Consultants

Track: Maintenance | Operations | Pilot | Safety | UAS

This risk management training program will raise awareness of fatigue and its associated hazards in the workplace. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of fatigue, apply effective countermeasures, and make life choices that support long-term fatigue management. Fatigue management will be explored within the safety management system (SMS) framework, with reference to individual as well as organizational implications. Contributing factors such as sleep awareness, food, water, caffeine, drugs, exercise, commuting, and work schedule design will be discussed, along with an in-depth review of time management and life balance.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Flying in the Wire and Obstruction Environment: Advanced

Monday, 1/27, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Robert Feerst and Brian Booth, Utilities Aviation Specialists

Track: Maintenance | Operations | Pilot | Safety | UAS

This multimedia course goes into further detail on what utility crews must know in order to work safely in the wire environment.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Flying in the Wire and Obstruction Environment: Introduction

Sunday, 1/26, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Robert Feerst and Brian Booth, Utilities Aviation Specialists

Track: Maintenance | Operations | Pilot | Safety | UAS

This multimedia course is designed to make participants aware of the hazards in the wire and obstruction environment and learn how to avoid them to become a safety-minded crew member.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Helicopter Aerodynamics without Equations

Sunday, 1/26, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Shawn Coyle, Eagle Eye Solution

Track: Pilot

Shawn Coyle will present Ray Prouty’s method of understanding the difficult aerodynamic concepts of rotary-wing flight by replacing the confusing equations with clear and easily understood graphics. This course has something to offer for pilots of all experience levels, accident investigators, engineering or aerodynamic participants, or anyone with a passion to learn more.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Helicopter Flight Instructor Refresher Course

Sunday, 1/26, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm through Monday, 1/27, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Randy Rowles and Michael Hume, Helicopter Institute

Track: Pilot

This FAA-approved course provides training that qualifies eligible flight instructors to renew their certificates. On completion of this helicopter-specific refresher course, certified instructors are eligible to receive graduation certificates that can be used to renew their instructor certificates. Other participants who take the course to broaden their aviation knowledge will receive a certificate of completion.

Sponsorship details:

  • Two-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$2,000.00

Helicopter Maintenance Management

Friday, 1/24, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm through Monday, 1/27, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Brandon Battles, Conklin & de Decker

Track: Maintenance | Operations

Successful management of a company requires knowledge of topics that commonly fall outside the scope of experience of most technically oriented helicopter management personnel. This course’s goal is to help maintenance personnel make the transition from technician to a management position. It covers managing a maintenance organization, including developing management skills, constructing a budget, maintaining inventory, and communicating with other departments. Current and aspiring maintenance managers will receive the necessary tools to serve their organization more effectively. 

Sponsorship details:

  • Four-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$4,000.00

Helicopter Operations Management: Advanced

Thursday, 1/30, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm through Saturday, 2/1, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Bill de Decker, Conklin & de Decker

Track: Operations | Pilot

This course will present advanced management techniques and tools for managers of helicopter operations. These topics commonly fall outside the scope of experience of most technically oriented helicopter management personnel but are very important to the successful management of these companies.

Sponsorship details:

  • Four-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$3,000.00

Helicopter Operations Management: Introduction

Friday, 1/24, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm through Monday, 1/27, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Bill de Decker, Conklin & de Decker

Track: Operations | Pilot

This course covers important business, operations, and management skills that are outside the typical experience of technically oriented helicopter management personnel but that are vital to successful management of helicopter operations. The course focuses on the development of a business case for a typical helicopter operation, including creating a business plan, management, marketing, and finances.

Sponsorship details:

  • Four-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$4,000.00

Introduction to Long Line

Sunday, 1/26, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Andre Hutchings, Volo Mission, LLC

Track: Operations | Pilot

The course lays the groundwork for learning the specialized skills required for long-line operations. We will review the fundamentals of vertical reference and offer some professional tricks and tips that promote safe, efficient long-line operations.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Mountain Flying and NVG Ground School

Monday, 1/27, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Craig Kendell, Topflight

Track: Operations | Pilot | Safety

During this course, you will learn about terrain airflow, the vertical component of wind, and how to use the aircraft to determine the wind direction, strength, and its vertical component. High altitudes and aircraft performance will be discussed. The lessons will also cover techniques and procedures to aid in safe mountain flight, as well as night-vision goggle (NVG) considerations.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Operational Risk Management for Helicopter Operations

Monday, 1/27, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Dan Deutermann and Chris Andres, The Squadron, Inc.

Track: Safety

This course will teach helicopter operators techniques that will help them identify hazards in their operational environment—even hazards they’ve become hardened to. We will walk them through the steps to quantify those hazards as risk factors, and to reflect those risks in a meaningful FRAT (flight risk assessment tool) format that sticks with the crew beyond preflight planning and become a viable in-flight methodology to identify and manage new and emerging risks during flight. The tools we present further support postflight risk-data gathering. We teach participants how to use the data to identify trends of at-risk behaviors and to use the analysis to develop effective risk management strategies.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Part 135 Management Bootcamp

Sunday, 1/26, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm through Monday, 1/27, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Randy Rowles, Helicopter Institute Inc.

Track: Operations | Pilot

Day One will focus on establishing a single-pilot Part 135 operation or new Part 135 operation and navigating related pitfalls. Day Two will introduce knowledge required to manage day-to-day operations and make alterations or additions to the operational capability of a Part 135 organization, as well as how to manage internal staffing and the relationships required with the FAA.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$2,000.00

Powered Vertical-Lift Infrastructure Development, Today and Tomorrow

Monday, 1/27, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Rex J Alexander, Five-Alpha LLC

Track: Operations | Pilot | Safety

This course is designed to give participants an advanced overview of what is involved in developing and sustaining infrastructure for helicopter and vertical takeoff and landing operations, both today and into the future.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Proactive Fatigue Risk Management for Helicopter Operations

Sunday, 1/26, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Dr. Daniel Mollicone, Pulsar Informatics, Inc.

Track: Safety

This course will focus on proactive fatigue risk management for all members of flight operations. Topic areas include: sources and consequences of fatigue in occupational settings; recommended practices for fatigue risk management; and recent technological advances in the field. This course will describe the scientific background of fatigue, data relating fatigue to safety outcomes, and case studies with lessons learned.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Public Aircraft Operations

Monday, 1/27, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Marshall Filler, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein

Track: Maintenance | Operations | Safety

This course provides instruction on the statutory provisions and FAA guidance governing public aircraft operations (PAO), including the basic requirements for operating a public aircraft (including unmanned aircraft systems), what constitutes an eligible governmental function, and the practical implications of using the same aircraft to conduct both civil and public operations. The course also discusses FAA policy regarding PAO under government contract.

Sponsorship details:

  • Half-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$500.00

Record-Keeping and Regulatory Compliance

Monday, 1/27, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Bettina Mrusek, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Track: Maintenance | Operations | Pilot

This course is designed for rotorcraft flight department personnel who will establish or maintain a record-keeping system that uses accepted industry practices to document and maintain regulatory compliance and to initiate appropriate action within the department.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Regulations Affecting Aircraft Part Purchase and Sale

Monday, 1/27, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor: Sarah MacLeod, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein

Track: Maintenance

The course covers the rules, guidance, and contractual requirements that govern business transactions related to aircraft parts.

Sponsorship details:

  • Half-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$500.00

Regulatory Comprehension for Maintenance

Sunday, 1/26, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Sarah MacLeod, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein

Track: Maintenance | Safety

This course covers the FAA’s organization, authority, and process for promulgating rules, then explains how the general requirements in 14 CFR link together in a “regulatory chain” that must be understood by aviation businesses. Topics specific to maintenance include Part 43 (maintenance, preventive maintenance, rebuilding, and alteration); Part 65 Subpart D (certification of mechanics); Part 65, Subpart E (certification of repairmen); and Part 145 (repair stations).

Sponsorship details:

  • Half-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$500.00

Regulatory Comprehension for Operations

Sunday, 1/26, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor: Sarah MacLeod, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein

Track: Operations | Safety

This course gives participants the tools to understand and manage aviation safety regulatory compliance requirements specific to rotorcraft operations.

Sponsorship details:

  • Half-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$500.00

SMS for Business Aviation

Monday, 1/27, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Dr. Daniel Prather, Aviation Training Solutions

Track: Maintenance | Operations | Pilot | Safety

Within this NBAA PDP-approved course, participants will gain a foundational understanding of all aspects of safety management systems (SMS). By fully understanding SMS, the participant will be able to develop, or contribute to the development of, an SMS program for their business aviation department, or simply support an existing SMS. By adopting an SMS, business aviation departments will realize new efficiencies and greater safety, thereby producing benefits for the entire organization and furthering the business aviation industry.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

The Dirty Dozen: Recurrent Training

Saturday, 1/25, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Gordon Dupont, System Safety Services

Track: Maintenance | Operations | Pilot | Safety

This two-day workshop is presented by Gordon Dupont, who originated the concept of the “Dirty Dozen,” the 12 common causes of human-factor errors in aviation maintenance. According to the FAA, these 12 are implicated in about 80 percent of maintenance mistakes.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

UAS Integration: Advanced

Sunday, 1/26, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Scott Burgess, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Track: Operations | Pilot | UAS

This course is designed for helicopter operators that have begun integrating small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS, or drones) into their operations. The regulatory environment changes frequently, and navigating this sphere is challenging. Although mission planning differs greatly from that conducted for manned flights, successfully conducting UAS operations can be just as complex as it is for manned helicopter operations.

Sponsorship details:

  • Half-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$500.00

UAS Integration: Introduction

Sunday, 1/26, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor: Scott Burgess, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Track: Operations | Pilot | UAS

Helicopter operators are rapidly realizing that small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS, or drones) continue to encroach in their market share. This course helps operators consider strategies to integrate UAS to retain business and bolster other areas in their operational profiles. Operations and safety protocols will be discussed, and group work will include making viable assessments for UAS integrations. This course is introductory in nature and not intended for those with UAS knowledge and experience.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

UAS Maintenance: General Practices

Sunday, 1/26, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Bettina Mrusek, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Track: Maintenance | UAS

This course covers general aspects of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS, or drones) maintenance, including responsibilities for maintaining airworthiness and complying with regulations. Organizational structures of sUAS maintenance teams will be discussed in order to illustrate the various levels and scope of responsibility. The importance of technical publications will be reviewed, along with the different types of maintenance. Also covered will be standard techniques for the performance of maintenance, including record-keeping, inspections, life-limited components, modifications, and return to service procedures.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

UAS: Best Practices for Their Use in Inspections

Saturday, 1/25, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Scott Burgess, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Track: Operations | Pilot | UAS

This course features a comprehensive examination on using small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS, or drones) to conduct airborne inspections. Elements critical to the use of sUAS for conducting inspections are: safe and efficient flight operations; data collection, processing, and transfer; communications; pre-and post-flight planning; and an understanding of sUAS regulations. These factors are essential to planning and conducting safe inspection operations and developing mission profiles. Participants are given the opportunity to prepare various elements of plans for sUAS operations for later implementation.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Understand Your Culture through Individual Personalities

Monday, 1/27, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Ken Cerney, Leader-Team Dynamics LLC

Track: Safety

Decision-making as a crew can be difficult when personality differences get involved. How the crew handles those differences can be a direct reflection of the risk-taking culture in place at their base. This course will present new data, recent accidents, and a personal perspective to help you understand why crew decisions can fail at the wrong time despite good training and safety awareness programs.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Understanding and Implementing an Effective SMS

Sunday, 1/27, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Christopher Young, CY Consulting Solutions

Track: Maintenance | Operations | Pilot | Safety | UAS

Many aviation operations are already far along in establishing a formal safety management system (SMS)—they just don’t realize it. Most people are aware of personal safety issues in the workplace. However, aviation professionals must also have the tools to recognize situations that would elevate risk as well as the ability to implement controls to effectively mitigate those risks. Learn to foster a positive safety culture for future success.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Vuichard Helicopter Safety Seminar for Pilots

Monday, 1/27, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Claude Vuichard, Leocopter

Track: Pilot

This course will cover flying techniques and procedures that will lead to a significant reduction of accidents and incidents, and even save lives. The techniques presented were invented by the instructor, Claude Vuichard, during his career flying search-and-rescue and helicopter air ambulance missions in the Swiss Alps. High-resolution video will illustrate the theoretical principles presented.

Sponsorship details:

  • One-day course
  • Exclusive opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation about your company's products and services at the beginning of the course
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at the course
$1,000.00

Education Padfolios

This exclusive sponsorship is your chance to have your company logo on every padolio that will be given out to all of the attendees of the education courses. The padfolios will be given out in every course!

$5,000.00