Members of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) will be providing their safety advice in Anaheim next month at 11 different workshops and seminars for Heli-Expo participants.
The IHST promotes safety and works to reduce accidents. The organization was formed in 2005 to lead a government and industry cooperative effort to address factors that were affecting an unacceptable helicopter accident rate. Prior to 2006, the number of worldwide civil helicopter accidents was rising at a rate of 2.5 percent per year. Since 2006, the number of accidents worldwide has been decreasing by an annual rate of 2 percent.
IHST-related workshops and seminars scheduled at Heli-Expo 2014 are the following:
Mon, Feb. 24, 8:00 am IHST Infrastructure Workshop
Mon, Feb. 24, 10:30 am SMS and Decision-Making Workshop
Mon, Feb. 24, 1:30 pm IHST Accident Intervention Workshop
Tue, Feb. 25, 8:30 am Rooting for Autorotational Success
Tue, Feb. 25, 1:00 pm The IIMC Threat: Avoidance and Survival
Tue, Feb. 25, 1:00 pm Knowledge vs. What Pilots Should Know: Accident Prevention
Tue, Feb. 25, 2:30 pm Knowledge vs. What Pilots Should Know: Problem Solving
Tue, Feb. 25, 2:30 pm 12 Classic Accident Pitfalls
Tue, Feb. 25, 2:30 pm How to Speak CFO: Communicating Safety to the Boss
Wed, Feb. 26, 10:00 am SMS for Small-Fleet or Private Operators
Wed, Feb. 26, 1:00 pm Safety Management Through Flight Data Monitoring
More information about the IHST, its reports, safety tools, and safety bulletins can be obtained at its web site at www.IHST.org and on the IHST Facebook page.
IHST will host its seventh worldwide helicopter symposium for safety professionals on Feb. 27-28, 2014, in Anaheim, CA, immediately following the close of Heli-Expo 2014.
The theme of the symposium is “Self-Discipline and Personal Responsibility” and it is open to all aviation safety professionals and all within the worldwide helicopter community.
The safety bulletins offer important information for helicopter pilots while they are flying and for pilots, operators, and instructors as they prepare for flight.