HFI’s Education Series Kicks Off the Fall Season in Malvern, PA

Alexandria, Va., October 2, 2007 - Restrictions, safety measures, and operating costs for the helicopter industry are rapidly changing every day. Maintaining the knowledge necessary to be well informed on the latest issues can be challenging. Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), a Helicopter Association International (HAI) affiliated organization can help!

HFI’s “On the Road” series continues making stops around the U.S. to promote helicopter aviation education. Next stop: Desmond Great Valley Hotel and Conference Center in Malvern, Pennsylvania on October 17 – 18, 2007, in conjunction with the Eastern Region Helicopter Council's (ERHC) Annual Meeting.

Here, three of the program’s most popular courses will be presented, including: Coping With Crisis 101 — Managing an Aviation Disaster, Defining Direct Operating Costs, and Safety Management.

The goal of instructors Mike Alvarado, Brandon Battles, and Steve Bassett is to continue to advance helicopter education, while maintaining a relaxing and comfortable setting where instructors and students can interact and learn from one another.

Space is limited. Participants should sign up early by contacting Nicole Sonberg at HFI by phone: 703-683-4646 or email: education@rotor.com.

Not near Malvern? Visit www.rotor.com/education for details about other upcoming courses as HFI continues to add new locations closer to your neighborhood.

HAI is the professional trade association for the international helicopter industry. 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.