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Dallas Helicopter Safety Stand-Down

Aviation safety is a team sport, and winning doesn’t happen by accident. Take a day to hone your skills with peers and colleagues.

Register to attend this full day of helicopter-specific content for EVERYONE on your safety team. Speakers from industry and government will discuss the real problems facing small helicopter operations in the Dallas area.

Afternoon sessions will feature safety content in three tracks: maintainers, pilots, and managers. Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch provided.


Download Agenda for Dallas Helicopter Safety Stand-Down

0730 – 0830 – Registration / Coffee and Danish
Provided by Helicopter Safety Alliance

0830 – 0930 – General Session
Why Are We Here Today?
Welcome, Stan Rose, HSA
Accident Stats, Scott Tyrrell, FAA Accident Investigator
USHST Update, Wayne Fry, FAA & USHST Co-Chair
WINGS and AMT Credits, Susie Coomer, FAASTeam Rep & HSA
FAA Compliance Philosophy, Phil Dixon, FAASTeam Program Manager

0930 – 1000 – General Session
40 Years: Lessons Learned
Nick Mayhew, L3 Link

1000 – 1030 – Break

1030 – 1115 – General Session
After the Crash: Applying the Lessons Learned
Paul Spring, Phoenix Heliflight

1115 – 1200 – General Session
Flying Blind: You May Have 20/20 Vision … But What Do You Really See?
Bruce Webb, Airbus Helicopters

1200 – 1300 – Lunch
Provided by Helicopter Safety Alliance

1300 – 1345 – Breakout Session #1

  • Maintainers: The Dirty Dozen, Part I
    Bill Hopper, Heli-Sat
  • 91.407: Fatal Traps of an Operational Check Flight
    Randy Rowles, Helicopter Institute
  • Profit Insurance: Investing in Knowledge
    Paul Spring, Phoenix Heliflight

1345 – 1430 – Breakout Session #2

  • Maintainers: The Dirty Dozen, Part II
    Bill Hopper, Heli-Sat
  • What’s Your Attitude?
    Bruce Webb, Airbus Helicopters
  • Implementation of an SMS and Providing a Just Culture
    Tony Randall, Bell Helicopter

1430 – 1500 – Break

1500 – 1545 – Breakout Session #3

  • Maintainers: The Dirty Dozen, Part III
    Bill Hopper, Heli-Sat
  • Accident Case Studies: Las Vegas and Brooklyn
    Seth Buttner, Airbus Helicopters
  • Aviation Management for Small Operators: A Leadership Journey
    Randy Rowles, Helicopter Institute

1545 – 1600 – Closing
What Did We Learn Today? / Raffle Drawing & Survey
Stan Rose, HSA

February 09 2018


Date: 9 February 2018
Time: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Aviation Institute of Maintenance – Dallas

400 E. Airport Freeway
Irving, TX 75062 United States

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Helicopter Safety Alliance
Phone: 916-765-2382
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FAA Safety Team
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Aviation Institute of Maintenance