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U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Names FAA’s Wayne Fry as Government Co-Chair

Feb. 1, 2023
Wayne Fry, FAA Flight Standards Division Manager for General Aviation Safety Assurance, has been named the new government co-chairman of the United States Helicopter Safety Team...

'56 Seconds to Live' Safety Course Wins AIN 2021 Top Flight Award

Dec. 13, 2021
Next phase will include virtual reality scenario at 2022 Heli-Expo.
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U.S. Helicopter Safety Team and Precision Flight Controls Will Team Up to Enhance Aeronautical Decision Making for Helicopter Pilots

May 4, 2021
For helicopter pilots, the depth of their decision-making abilities can mean the difference between a safe arrival and a fatal accident. As pilots accumulate different types of...

New U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Report Lays Down a Path for Automatic Flight Control Systems in Light Helicopters

March 2, 2021
As a result of its comprehensive analysis of fatal helicopter accidents, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team determined that loss of control while in flight has been a leading factor...
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U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Issues a “Blueprint” for Confronting IIMC and Pilot Spatial Disorientation

Feb. 16, 2021
Inadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions leading to pilot spatial disorientation continue to be a leading cause of fatal helicopter accidents. From 2000 to 2019 in the...

U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Releases Video Aimed at Saving Lives

Feb. 10, 2021
Can you imagine yourself in a situation where you only had 56 seconds to live? If you are a helicopter pilot and you find yourself in Unintentional Instrument Meteorological Conditions...

A Reduction in Helicopter Operations Leads to a Reduction in Accidents

July 13, 2020
The first six months of 2020 have been challenging for the helicopter community and for the entire aviation industry, but one positive from the circumstances has been a decrease...

U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Issues First “Recommended Practice” Document

April 27, 2020
The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team has released an extensive Recommended Practice document which suggests training scenarios that will mitigate risk and improve aviation decision...

USHST’s Infrastructure Working Group Completes 6th Annual Helicopter Infrastructure Summit in Washington, D.C.

April 1, 2020
They included OEM’s, operators, the FAA, associations and safety experts.

Slight Change in Total U.S. Helicopter Accidents During 2019

Feb. 4, 2020
Preliminary data shows 122 total U.S. helicopter accidents in 2019 compared to 121 accidents the year before.

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Who Rates Best to Avoid Fatal Helicopter Accidents? Who Rates Worst?

Jan. 8, 2020
Sometimes, numbers don’t reflect the truth. To understand the real story, some numbers need to be placed in the proper context alongside additional data. This also holds true ...

USHST Safety Experts Will Offer 21 Workshops at Heli-Expo 2020

Dec. 17, 2019
Total is most ever for U.S. team at Heli-Expo.

U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Initiatives Aim to Cut Down Fatal Helicopter Accidents

Dec. 4, 2019
The arrow is pointing in the right direction — downward. Over the past two decades, the U.S. helicopter fatal accident rate has been cut in half, from 1.27 fatal accidents per...

Which U.S. Helicopter Industries Have the Best and the Worst Accident Records?

Nov. 19, 2018
The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team looked at 10 years of helicopter operations data from Jan. 2009 through 2018 and compared the share of flight hours of every industry type with...

An Open Letter to the U.S. Helicopter Community

July 12, 2018
The U.S. helicopter industry just endured the worst ten-day stretch of fatal accidents observed since late 2012. Within the 50 states plus D.C. and Puerto Rico, four fatal helicopter...

U.S. Helicopter Accident Rate Levels Off During 2017

March 5, 2018
Preliminary data shows that the 2017 accident rate was 3.55 per 100,000 flight hours, compared to an accident rate in 2016 of 3.45.

USHST Safety Experts Will Offer 13 Workshops at Heli-Expo 2018

Jan. 4, 2018
Members of the United States Helicopter Safety Team will be providing their safety advice for Heli-Expo participants in Las Vegas at 13 different workshops in a wide variety of...

USHST Finalizes Reorganization of Safety Work Groups

April 21, 2017
The structure is closely patterned after the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC), which is a public-private partnership working to improve U.S. general aviation ...
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USHST Safety Experts Will Offer 17 Workshops at Heli-Expo 2017

Jan. 30, 2017
The USHST promotes safety and works to reduce accidents through a government and industry cooperative effort that has resulted in a 27 percent decrease in U.S. civil helicopter...