HAI Offers FREE One-Year Membership to Aviation Students

HAI believes this wil help attract young people to the industry, at a time when its members are finding it difficult to recruit pilots, maintenance technicians, and other aviation specialists.


Alexandria, VA. April 22, 2008 — Helicopter Association International (HAI) is proud to announce that any aviation student wishing to join HAI, who is currently taking helicopter flight lessons, or is enrolled, or has been enrolled within the past 12 months from date of application, in a helicopter pilot flight training, maintenance technician, or aviation dispatcher course, can apply for a complimentary one-year membership in HAI. This FREE one-year membership offer also applies to all current HAI aviation student members who meet these criteria. Their next membership renewal for one year will automatically be free.

HAI believes this offer directly compliments our efforts to attract young people to our industry, at a time when our members are finding it difficult to recruit pilots, maintenance technicians, and other aviation specialists.

This will provide students the access and support they need as they consider their career options. HAI encourages aviation students to take advantage of this free offer so they can discover the many benefits HAI has to offer, including RotorNews — HAI’s daily electronic newsletter, which lists current job openings and industry news. Qualifying students will also receive drastically discounted admission to HELI-EXPO — the largest helicopter trade show in the world, which features an annual Job Fair, mentoring programs, and networking opportunities. They may also attend HAI Committee meetings and the various forums, as well as explore the show floor. In addition, they are eligible for discounts to HAI Education Courses. The students may also apply for HAI scholarships provided they meet the qualification criteria.

Membership also includes the most up-to-date safety information and a free subscription to ROTOR magazine, which provides in-depth coverage of the international helicopter community — and these are just a few of the benefits!

HAI encourages students enrolled in the training courses mentioned to look at what the industry has to offer and the many ways we can help advance their careers. For more information call 703-683-4646 or visit our Web site at www.rotor.com.

HAI is the professional trade association serving the international helicopter community. HAI’s 1,600-plus-member organizations and 1,100 individual members, in more than 74 nations, safely operate more than 5,000 helicopters approximately 2.3 million hours each year. HAI is dedicated to the promotion of the helicopter as a safe, effective method of commerce and to the advancement of the international helicopter community.

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