Alexandria, Va. (September 1, 2023) – The United States Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) is hosting two safety-focused events in September, and all interested members of the vertical lift industry are invited to attend.
The events include a nearly day-long “Copter IFR/Weather Camera Summit” starting at 9 a.m., on Monday, September 11, followed by USHST’s quarterly “All Hands” meeting from 1 to 4 p.m., September 12. Both events are available for in-person or online attendance. USHST is holding the events at the offices of Helicopter Association International Headquarters (HAI) in Alexandria, Virginia. Registration for both events, either in-person or online, is required at https://tinyurl.com/2wshuen4
Attendees with active FAASTeam accounts may be able to earn FAA WINGS and/or AMT credit for attendance at the USHST All Hands Meeting. Final credits are issued after FAA verification of webinar attendance.
Support for the FAA Weather Camera network is necessary for the program to expand throughout the United States. The FAA has indicated a more than 80 percent reduction in accidents based on pilot decision making related to the cameras. The USHST and HAI are soliciting your support and advocacy to expand the program and increase funding.
The September 12 webinar, with speakers from the FAA and industry, will feature:
- Rotorcraft Accident Briefing – a review of the FAA’s most recent accident data and trends.
- Review/update for Helicopter Safety Enhancement No. 125: Pre-flight risk assessments for student pilots.
- FAA weather camera program overview.
- Weather camera utilization for flight planning/decision making.
- FAA lessons learned library overview.
- Accident review from the FAA lessons learned library.
- Rotorcraft Issue Analysis Team update.
- Rotorcraft digital copilot development.
- Government affairs update.
For more information, email the USHST at [email protected] or contact the organization’s communications specialists Dan Sweet from the Helicopter Association International at [email protected] or Gene Trainor from the FAA at [email protected].
About the US Helicopter Safety Team
The USHST is a volunteer team of US government and industry stakeholders formed to improve the safety of civil helicopter operations in the National Airspace System. The USHST is a partner of the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST). The USHST vision is a civil US registered helicopter community with zero fatal accidents.
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