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Hurst Conference Center, Hurst, Texas – October 25 – 27, 2016

2016 Rotorcraft Safety Conference

 

Rotorcraft Safety: Pieces of the Puzzle

Thank You

We want to thank all those who attended the 2016 FAA International Rotorcraft Safety Conference. The free, three-day conference featured about 25 presentations Oct. 25 through Oct. 27 at the Hurst Conference Center, outside Fort Worth. Topics ranged from surviving engine failure to fatigue and unmanned aerial systems. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta gave the keynote address. We consider attendance at this conference to be a safety investment. To further promote safety, we are posting presentations and organizing them based on which day they were presented. Some presentations were proprietary, so they will not appear on this website.

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DAYS

25

SESSIONS

22

SPEAKERS

Speakers

Dr. Katrina Avers

FAA

Jorge Castillo

FAA

Dudley Crosson

Delta P

Michael Devenney

Bell Helicopter

Lance T. Gant

FAA

Mike Hemann

FAA

Michael P. Huerta

FAA

Dr. Gordon Jiroux

Universal Helicopters

Larry Kelly

FAA

Keith Lardie

FAA

Dennis Pierce

Colorado Heli-Ops

Randy Rowles

Helicopter Institute Inc

Wes Ryan

FAA

Andy Shaw

FAA

Sandra Shelley

FAA

Bryan Smith

ALEA

Steve Sparks

FAA

Tim Tucker

Robinson Helicopter

Scott Tyrrell

FAA

Jim Viola

FAA

Bruce Webb

Airbus Helicopters

Kurt Williams

NEMSPA

CONFERENCE AGENDA

DAY 1 AGENDA

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

9:00

FAA Rotorcraft Directorate Welcomes You

9:00 - 9:15

Lance Gant
Rotorcraft Directorate Manager

9:15AM

US Helicopter Safety Team Update

9:15AM - 9:30AM

Jim Viola
General Aviation and Commercial Manager

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9:30AM

Keynote Speaker

9:30AM - 10:15AM

Michael P. Huerta
Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration

10:15AM

BREAK

10:15AM - 10:30AM

 

10:30AM

First Person Accounts – Surviving Engine Failure in Flight

10:30AM - 11:30AM

Randy Rowles
Helicopter Institute Inc.

11:30AM

LUNCH

11:30AM - 1:00PM

1:00PM

Certification Basics: Do you know the certification requirements for your helicopter (How to read a Type Certificate)?

1:00PM - 1:15PM

Sandy Shelley, Andy Shaw
FAA

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1:15PM

The Rotorcraft Safety Continuum and Certification

1:15PM - 1:50PM

1:50PM

Rotorcraft Regulatory Activities

1:50PM - 2:15PM

Jorge Castillo
FAA

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2:15PM

Flight Training Safety and the Bottom Line

2:15PM - 3:00PM

Dennis Pierce
Colorado Heli-Ops Flight School

3:00PM

BREAK

3:00PM - 3:15PM

3:15PM

Unmanned Aerial Systems, Potential Impact on NAS

3:15PM - 4:15PM

Wes Ryan
FAA

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4:15PM

Q&A Panel Discussion

4:15PM - 4:45PM

DAY 2 AGENDA

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

8:00AM

Hope Is Not a Strategy: How to Improve Our Decisions

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Bruce Webb
 Airbus Helicopters

9:00AM

Culture of Safety

9:00AM - 9:45AM

Gordon Jiroux
Universal Helicopters

9:45AM

Break

9:45AM - 10:00AM

10:00AM

Certification Authorities for Rotorcraft Products (CARP) Update

10:00AM - 10:30AM

10:30AM

How to Avoid Inadvertent IMC

10:30AM - 11:30AM

 Bryan Smith
ALEA

11:30AM

Inspiring the Next Generation of Helicopter Pilots

11:30AM - 12:00PM

Steve Sparks
USHST

12:00PM

LUNCH

12:00PM - 1:30PM

1:30PM

Autorotations: Reality Exposed

1:30PM - 3:15PM

Scott Tyrrell
FAA

3:15PM

Break

3:15PM - 3:30PM

3:30PM

The Aviation Data Exchange explained

3:30PM - 4:00PM

Keith Lardie
FAA

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4:00PM

GAMA, HAI, AEA discuss their latest activities

4:00PM - 4:30PM

4:30PM

Q&A Panel Discussion

4:30PM - 5:00PM

DAY 3 AGENDA

Thursday, October 27, 2016

8:00AM

Operational Personal Protection Equipment That’s Best For You

8:00AM - 9:30AM

Dudley Crosson
Delta P

9:30AM

Basic Helicopter Safety Course

9:30AM - 10:30AM

Tim Tucker
Robinson Helicopters

10:30AM

Break

10:30AM - 10:45AM

10:45AM

Basic Helicopter Maintenance Course

10:45AM - 11:45AM

Michael Devenney
Bell

11:45AM

En route decision point protocols, preventing Controlled Flight Into Terrain Accidents

11:45AM - 12:30PM

Kurt Williams
PHI

12:30PM

Lunch

12:30PM - 2:00PM

2:00PM

Human Factors/Fatigue

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Michelle Bryant
FAA

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3:00PM

Break

3:00PM - 3:15PM

3:15PM

Accident Investigations – Lessons Learned

3:15PM - 4:15PM

Scott Tyrrell, Mike Hemann
FAA

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4:15PM

Q&A Panel Discussion

4:15PM - 4:45PM

4:45PM

Wrap Up

4:45PM - 5:00PM

The Hurst Conference Center

1601 Campus Drive
Hurst, Texas 76054
Phone:  817.581.0044
Fax:  817.581.0033
Email: info@hurstcc.com

Hotels

The FAA has made arrangements for discounted rates with the three hotels within walking distance of the Hurst Conference Center. To get these rates, let the reservation or sales desk know that you are planning to attend the 2016 FAA International Rotorcraft Safety Conference.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites  Dallas Fort Worth West-Hurst, 820 Thousand Oaks Drive, Hurst. Nightly Rates: $109 for 1 king- or 2 queen-size beds. Amenities include a free hot breakfast, a heated, indoor pool, a fitness center, complimentary WiFi, and a free shuttle to and from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.  817-427-1818.

Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas-Dallas Fort Worth Airport West State Highway 183 Hurst, 1600 Hurst Town Center Drive, Hurst. Nightly Rates: $109 for 1 king- or 2 queen-size beds. Amenities include a free hot breakfast, an indoor pool, complimentary WiFi access, a fitness center, and a free shuttle to and from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. 817-503-7777.

Hyatt Place Fort Worth/Hurst, 1601 Hurst Town Center Drive, Hurst. Nightly Rates: $109 for a room with a king-size bed, $117 for double beds. Amenities include free hot breakfast, complimentary WiFi access, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a free shuttle to and from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. 817-577-3003.