IHST Safety Experts Will Offer 11 Workshops and Seminars at Heli-Expo 2014

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.


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. 

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