What's New

2013 Updates 

09/28/2013 The FITS SBT Facilitator training of 34 Leading Edge Aviation CFI's was successful to include both CFI-RH, CFI-A, CFI-ME & the third DPE in the US. Also trained was the LEA Dir. of Admissions, LEA Curriculum Developer and a CFI/instructor from Central Oregon Community College.

2014 Updates

04/09-16/2014 Visited Upper Limit Aviations' -2 Utah facilities and trained 46 CFI-RH, 3 CFI-A staff, 1 SUU adjunct professor and one marketing director as FITS SBT Facilitators as ULA has chosen to modernize their flight training curriculums.

Fall/2014 HAI's Rotor magazine featured the value of HelicopterSBT in the Real-World SMS article beginning on page 42.

2015 Updates

January/2015 The January issue of Rotor and Wing magazine featured the value of HelicopterSBT to small operators in implementing a SMS and maintaining a growing and evolving Safety Culture.

April 21/2015 FITS SBT Facilitator Course at Leading Edge Aviation in Bend, Oregon for new CFIs.

April 22/2015 Upgrade & Development of existing Leading Edge FITS SBT curriculums and Facilitator workshops.

April 23-27/2015 Onsite at Colorado Heli-Ops for 141 Maintenance training, SMS & FRAMT review and Facilitator staff interactions.

August 11, 2015. Training at the Robinson Helicopter Co. factory all Robinson Instructors and production test pilots to be qualified FITS SBT Facilitators. Also attending the Facilitator course are FAA and USHST members.

August 12 & 13, 2015 At the Robinson Factory to attend a USHST JHSIT twg. face to face semi-annual workshop.

2016 Updates

Planning for the HAI Safety Symposium at Heli Expo on Feb. 29th. On the planning committee for the USHST presentation, "Safety as the Bottom Line". 8AM to 10AM

Mar. 01, 2016 Co-presenting at Heli Expo for the HAI Training Committe, CFI Mentoring, 8AM-11AM.

May 28 & 29, 2016 Worked with a UAS operator creating a General Operations Manual and training programs for PICs and VOs.

May 30, 2016 Trained a FITS SBT Fcilitator for employment requirements.

August 08-14, 2016 On site at Colorado Heli-Ops.

August 10&11, 2016 USHST JHSIT training work group semi annual Face to Face meeting sponsored at Colorado Heli-Ops, Broomfield, Colorado.

August 12, 2016 FITS SBT Facilitator course offered at Colorado Heli-Ops.

August 13, 2016 Clarification and Enhancement of Aeronautical Knowledge for Helicopter Pilots (C&E) Course offered at Colorado Heli-Ops

Benefits of the HelicopterSBT team for Airplane & Helicopter Aviation Operators

How can the HelicopterSBT team be of value to your airplane or helicopter aviation operation?

Our company has been setting the safety bar higher for airplane & helicopter flight schools & general aviation operators since 2010. This translates to smoother, safer operations, trains better pilots and reduces costs and stress for aircraft operators.

With a modern FAA Industry Training Standards (FITS) methodology we can improve training results and/or make Safety Management System (SMS) programs easy to implement, inexpensive and seamless in building a "Just Safety Culture".  The mystery of implementation is removed through education from a US Helicopter Safety Team Training & SMS committee member. If you have a SMS that is confusing or not working now, we can develop a simple working model with an easy growth path to success. Most of the time this can be accomplished for less cost than the operator is expecting.

We can assist you as we have others. Don’t be left behind in today's rapidly changing world.  We can bring your training programs or operations up to date in just a few days and provide professional monitoring and input as desired.  

Why the HelicopterSBT Team?  

Our aim is true, we care about your daily position in the industry and will do our very best for you and your company. Operational cost reduction through the  demonstration of industry best practices for risk management and accident avoidance is our goal.

We have worked with many schools over the past four years helping them to rise above the rest.  Our consultants are industry leaders with years of experience and are connected to many more.

Will it be a burden to operations?

No, as we are sensitive to the anxiety of growth or change. We realize that evaluation and growth of an operational culture and procedures can be difficult to address but the optimum results can easily be attained.

Is it expensive?

No, in fact, we will show you ways to get your money back in safety, ease of operations, reputation and more.  Most of our customers say it is a no brainer to work with us and have reaped the benefits many times over and continue to do so on a daily basis.