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

Scheduled Events

Heli Success 2016

Seminar Topics and Event Schedule:

ATTENDANCE OPTIONAL - Bonus Helicopter Safety Seminar and Social Hour - For those getting into Las Vegas the day before Heli Success we will host and FAA Safety Team (FAAST) Helicopter Safety Seminar and Pre-HeliSuccess Social Hour. There is no charge for this Safety Seminar and we invite locals as well as HeliSuccess attendees to join us.
 
SATURDAY October 29, 2016 (FAA Safety Team Meeting)
15:00 - 18:00 FAAST Safety Seminar on a variety of helicopter related topics.
18:00 - 19:00 Private "Meet & Greet - Social"
 
SUNDAY October 30, 2016 from 0800 - 1730 (Seminar Day 1)
Presentation / Topics may include:

  • Advancement in the Helicopter Industry
  • Careers in Electronic News Gathering
  • Networking - Do or Die!
  • Breakout Session - Military to Civilian - Making the Jump!
  • Breakout Session - Woman in the Helicopter Biz
  • Resume Tips and Tricks for Helicopter Pro's
  • Opportunities in International Flying
  • Fire Fighting
  • Success in Flying Tours - What to Expect
  • Careers in Agricultural Spraying/Seeding
  • Sundance Helicopters Open House & Reception (At Sundance HQ)

 
MONDAY October 31, 2016 from 0900 - 1830 (Seminar Day 2)
Presentation / Topics may include:

  • Professionalism & Attitude "Recipe for Success"
  • Career Opportunities in Law Enforcement
  • Utility / Short Haul Work
  • So You Want to be and EMS Pilot
  • Success in the Oil Patch - What to Expect
  • Careers in Corporate Flying
  • Career Survival 101 - Nuggets to Live By!
  • Closing / Scholarship Award
  • Employer - Attendee Networking Event. Meet Employers, both domestic and international, one on one! 
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Seminars

FITS SBT Facilitator Course is being offered at Colorado Heli-Ops on August 12, 2016

 

Clarification and Enhancement of Aeronautical Knowledge for Helicopter Pilots course is being offered at Colorado Heli-Ops on August 13, 2016

 

FAA "Wings" Programs

Prior to Heli Success in Las Vegas

SATURDAY October 29, 2016 (FAA Safety Team Meeting)
15:00 - 18:00 FAAST Safety Seminar on a variety of helicopter related topics.
18:00 - 19:00 Private "Meet & Greet - Social" 

EVENTS OF INTEREST

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