EASA Rotorcraft and VTOL Safety Site

EASA Rotorcraft and VTOL Safety Site

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ICAO 2023 Air Navigation World, Helicopter Safety Session Video

ICAO 2023 Air Navigation World, Helicopter Safety Session Video

This session aims to identify the key areas of work to reduce the global helicopter accident rate.

Automation and Flight Path Management (Leonardo)

Automation and Flight Path Management (Leonardo)

: Nigel Talbot, Leonardo experimental test pilot, reviews training and state-of-the-art technologies can be used enhance flight sa...

Autorotations: Reality Exposed (HAI)

Autorotations: Reality Exposed (HAI)

Several industry experts discuss proper response to a power loss and complete a safe autorotative landing.

Break the Chain (Survivors Network)

Break the Chain (Survivors Network)

Nancy Sweet, an RN from MedFlight OH, shares her experience of an accident chain successfully broken by an alert pilot. For more a...

Back to Basics – Pressure Points: Commercial Helicopter Pilot Decision Making

Back to Basics – Pressure Points: Commercial Helicopter Pilot Decision Making

This presentation series was developed to highlight the many direct, indirect, and internal pressures that may cause commercial he...

Pressure Points: Commercial Helicopter Pilot Decision Making (FAA)

Pressure Points: Commercial Helicopter Pilot Decision Making (FAA)

Four flight scenarios illustrate poor aeronautical decision making when encountering various forms of external and self-imposed pr...

Decision Making [EHEST (now ESPN-R)]

Decision Making [EHEST (now ESPN-R)]

Importance of smart aeronautical decision making dramatically illustrated in three separate flight scenarios.

Distraction and Controlled Flight into Terrain (EASA)

Distraction and Controlled Flight into Terrain (EASA)

Here is a dramatic illustration of how a pilot distraction and failure to maintain external scan nearly results in a fatal acciden...

Land and Live Critical Decisions (HAI)

Land and Live Critical Decisions (HAI)

A helicopter air ambulance accident and an alternative scenario are demonstrated to dramatically illustrate critical aeronautical ...

Passenger Pressure Management (EASA)

Passenger Pressure Management (EASA)

A pilot skillfully demonstrates how to address passenger pressures in this reenactment.

Helicopter Safety Starts In The Hangar (NTSB)

Helicopter Safety Starts In The Hangar (NTSB)

Kristi Dunks emphasizes key points while summarizing findings of a maintenance-related accident.

SMS for Small Operators (FAA)

SMS for Small Operators (FAA)

James Arndt focuses on Safety Risk Management and Safety Assurance or small operations.

SMS Fundamentals (FAA)

SMS Fundamentals (FAA)

A informative introduction describing the core processes, elements, and components of a robust SMS.

56 Seconds to Live (USHST)

56 Seconds to Live (USHST)

Experience a pilot’s fateful consequences of continued flight in deteriorating weather conditions.

Imminent IMC (Airbus)

Imminent IMC (Airbus)

Bruce Webb shares practical techniques to avoid and escape IIMC.

Inflight Loss of Control Prevention & Mitigation Challenges (Leonardo)

Inflight Loss of Control Prevention & Mitigation Challenges (Leonardo)

Leonardo Training Academy Pilot Instructors address one of the leading contributors of fatal helicopter accidents.

Simulation – Learn From Your Mistakes (USHST)

Simulation – Learn From Your Mistakes (USHST)

USHST members share the benefits of scenario-based training in a helicopter simulator.

The Rotorcraft Collective: Preflight Inspection (FAA)

The Rotorcraft Collective: Preflight Inspection (FAA)

Randy Rowles reviews best practices for thorough preflight inspection

Listen to Your Aircraft (HAI)

Listen to Your Aircraft (HAI)

Bruce Webb and Chris Hill discuss the importance of slowing down and using checklists

Carrying Passengers (Robinson)

Carrying Passengers (Robinson)

Monica Compos, an RHC instructor pilot, offers some pro tips for pilots.

BIRDS!!! Let’s Hear from the Experts

BIRDS!!! Let’s Hear from the Experts

In this WEBBSIGHT safety video, some of the industry’s top experts share valuable information on bird strike prevention, avoidan...

Simply Shocking, the Automated External Defibrillator

Simply Shocking, the Automated External Defibrillator

Are you prepared to save a life? AED's are now relatively common and simple to use, many bystanders remain intimidated and unwilli...

Determining Flight Visibility

Determining Flight Visibility

This video describes what flight visibility is and how to determine what your flight visibility is.

Uncertified Helipad Landings

Uncertified Helipad Landings

Planning an off-airport landing? This video uses Threat and Error Management to prepare and conduct a planned off-airport landing...

Canceling IFR

Canceling IFR

Have you considered canceling IFR inflight, while on an instrument approach into an uncontrolled airport? You may want to reconsid...

Ground Operations in Icing Conditions

Ground Operations in Icing Conditions

Flying a helicopter with frost or ice on the rotor blades or airframe can lead to disaster, and operations in icing conditions can...

Preflight Inspection After Maintenance

Preflight Inspection After Maintenance

A more comprehensive preflight inspection is needed after your helicopter comes back from maintenance to detect those subtle mista...

You should always have a Cardboard Box

You should always have a Cardboard Box

Doing the right thing is not always easy…sometimes we may need a cardboard box to remind us what is important. Pressure-Know whe...

HV Diagram Episode 2

HV Diagram Episode 2

In episode 2 we explore possible differences between your operational environment and the conditions required for certification.

HV Diagram Episode 3

HV Diagram Episode 3

In episode 3 we examine the operational realities of an autorotation.

HV Diagram Episode 4

HV Diagram Episode 4

Episode 4 examines the practical recommendations for a successful autorotation in the real world.

56 Seconds Rewound

56 Seconds Rewound

Helicopter pilots have 1/3 the time to recognize, respond, and recover from an encounter with IMC than a fixed wing pilot. This i...

Premortem

Premortem

Accident investigation is simply the postmortem of a flight gone wrong. Why not perform a 'premortem' instead?

Performance Planning

Performance Planning

We should all understand the performance capabilities and respect the limitations of the aircraft we are flying." Also, add it to...

One Engine Inoperative

One Engine Inoperative

Does your helicopter have the performance to climb, or even maintain its altitude, during one engine inoperative situations?

Practical FDM Solutions for Smaller Operators

Practical FDM Solutions for Smaller Operators

NTSB Roundtable on the added value of Flight Data Monitoring for ANY sized operator.

Bow-Tie Risk Evaluation Method

Bow-Tie Risk Evaluation Method

For improving the safety of your operations, this e-learning is on Helicopter Flight Physics

How to avoid a vortex ring state in helicopter operation, part 1

How to avoid a vortex ring state in helicopter operation, part 1

In this educational video in part one of three, pilots will learn the three prerequisites to build up a Vortex Ring State

Unexpected Event Monitoring-Research Report

Unexpected Event Monitoring-Research Report

Research on the pilot's visual focus during an unexpected event.