FlightSafety to Host Helicopter Safety Forum on May 8-9 in Dallas/Fort Worth

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (February 20, 2008) – FlightSafety International will be hosting its fourth annual Helicopter Safety Forum on May 8-9, 2008 at the Embassy Suites in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.

The Helicopter Safety Forum has grown to become one of the best opportunities for operators and representatives of government agencies and industry associations to exchange ideas with a common goal of enhancing safety throughout the rotorcraft industry.

Participants in the complimentary two-day conference will have the opportunity to attend safety-centered seminars, take part in discussion groups and receive the latest information on helicopter safety from industry experts. The keynote speaker at this year’s Forum will be NTSB Board Member Steve Chealander.

The agenda includes presentations on a wide variety of safety issues and challenges. They include Safety Management Systems, Risk Assessment and Management, Inadvertent IMC Procedures and Night Operations, Controlled Flight into Terrain, new technologies designed to enhance safety as well as FAA advisories and NTSB recommendations.

Representatives from the Airborne Law Enforcement Association, Air Medical Safety Advisory Council, Association of Air Medical Services, Federal Aviation Administration, Helicopter Association International, National Business Aviation Association, National EMS Pilots Association and others will be on hand for the presentations and to facilitate discussions.

For more information or to register for the Helicopter Safety Forum, contact Terry Palmer, Manager Rotorcraft Special Programs, FlightSafety International at FlightSafety International is the world’s premier aviation training organization. Over 75,000 pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals train at FlightSafety facilities each year. The company designs and manufactures full flight simulators for civil and military aircraft programs and operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at over 40 training locations.