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Nov
15
2021

U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Names FAA’s Karen Gattis as Government Co-Chair

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WASHINGTON DC – The United States Helicopter Safety Team has named Karen Gattis, FAA Flight Standards Acting Deputy Director for General Aviation Safety Assurance, as its new government co-chairman. As a regional partner with the worldwide Vertical Aviation Safety Team, the USHST was formed in 2013 to lead a government and industry cooperative effort to promote safety and work to reduce civil helicopter fatal accidents.

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May
17
2021

US Helicopter Safety Team and Helicopter Association International Introduce ’56 Seconds’ UIMC Course

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Alexandria, Va. (May 17, 2021) – The US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) and Helicopter Association International (HAI) are pleased to announce that the final phase of the USHST’s “56 Seconds to Live” Unintended Flight into Instrument Meteorological Conditions (UIMC) Awareness and Prevention Course is now live and available for use by pilots.

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May
17
2021

56 Seconds” UIMC Training Course From U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Now Live

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WASHINGTON DC – The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) and Helicopter Association International (HAI) are pleased to announce that the final phase of the USHST’s “56 Seconds to Live” Unintended Flight into Instrument Meteorological Conditions (UIMC) Awareness and Prevention Course is now live and available for use by pilots.

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May
03
2021

U.S. Helicopter Safety Team and Precision Flight Controls Will Team Up To Enhance Aeronautical Decision Making for Helicopter Pilots

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WASHINGTON DC – 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 flight experiences, they can make better decisions before their flight occurs and while they are flying the aircraft.

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Mar
02
2021

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

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WASHINGTON DC – As a result of its comprehensive analysis of fatal helicopter accidents, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) determined that loss of control while inflight has been a leading factor in accident causes, especially involving light helicopters. Current light helicopters have flight characteristics that are challenging and demanding of pilot workload. In response, the USHST is moving forward with some first steps to increase safety by encouraging the development and installation of stability augmentation systems and autopilot devices that increase the flight stability of light helicopters.

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Feb
16
2021

U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Issues a “Blueprint” for Confronting IIMC and Pilot Spatial Disorientation

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​WASHINGTON DC – 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 United States, there were 130 fatal accidents directly linked to the issue of spatial disorientation. These accidents occurred regardless of pilot experience and they cut across all industries, including Emergency Medical Services, law enforcement, tour operations, utility flights, corporate flying and personal/private flights.

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Feb
10
2021

56 Seconds to Live | U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Releases Video Aimed at Saving Lives

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WASHINGTON DC – 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 (UIMC), those precious 56 seconds may be a reality.

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Jan
21
2021

Most U.S. Helicopter Accident Indicators Pointed in Right Direction During 2020

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WASHINGTON DC – The helicopter industry recorded another year of decreasing accidents, with the number of fatal accidents dropping by more than 20 percent, and a 2.6 percent reduction in the total accident rate (per 100,000 flight hours).

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