Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA)/ Helicopter Flight; Data Monitoring (HFDM) Program; Sample Implementation and Operations Plan
Investigation of the technical feasibility and safety benefit of a light aeroplane operational Flight Data Monitoring system.
EASA Rotorcraft and VTOL Safety Site
Visit the site for the European Union Aviation Safety Agency
Avoid or Recover from IIMC (Airbus)
An Airbus team and participating students discusses how this IIMC training course can help pilots avoid or safely recover from IIM...
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)
Several industry experts discuss proper response to a power loss and complete a safe autorotative landing.
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
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)
Four flight scenarios illustrate poor aeronautical decision making when encountering various forms of external and self-imposed pr...
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)
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)
A helicopter air ambulance accident and an alternative scenario are demonstrated to dramatically illustrate critical aeronautical ...
Passenger Pressure Management (EASA)
A pilot skillfully demonstrates how to address passenger pressures in this reenactment.
The Rotorcraft Collective: Preflighting Your Passengers (FAA)
Randy Rowles briefly reviews some best practices for pre-flighting passengers.
That Others May Live (Airbus)
Denver Pletcher offers a first-hand account of his nearly fatal inadvertent IMC encounter while in a VFR equipped AS350 helicopter...
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)
James Arndt focuses on Safety Risk Management and Safety Assurance or small operations.
SMS Fundamentals (FAA)
A informative introduction describing the core processes, elements, and components of a robust SMS.
56 Seconds to Live (USHST)
Experience a pilot’s fateful consequences of continued flight in deteriorating weather conditions.
Imminent IMC (Airbus)
Bruce Webb shares practical techniques to avoid and escape IIMC.
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)
USHST members share the benefits of scenario-based training in a helicopter simulator.
The Rotorcraft Collective: Preflight Inspection (FAA)
Randy Rowles reviews best practices for thorough preflight inspection
Listen to Your Aircraft (HAI)
Bruce Webb and Chris Hill discuss the importance of slowing down and using checklists
Carrying Passengers (Robinson)
Monica Compos, an RHC instructor pilot, offers some pro tips for pilots.
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
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
This video describes what flight visibility is and how to determine what your flight visibility is.
Uncertified Helipad Landings
Planning an off-airport landing? This video uses Threat and Error Management to prepare and conduct a planned off-airport landing...
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
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
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
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
In episode 2 we explore possible differences between your operational environment and the conditions required for certification.
HV Diagram Episode 3
In episode 3 we examine the operational realities of an autorotation.
HV Diagram Episode 4
Episode 4 examines the practical recommendations for a successful autorotation in the real world.
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...
Accident investigation is simply the postmortem of a flight gone wrong. Why not perform a 'premortem' instead?
We should all understand the performance capabilities and respect the limitations of the aircraft we are flying." Also, add it to...
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
NTSB Roundtable on the added value of Flight Data Monitoring for ANY sized operator.
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
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
Research on the pilot's visual focus during an unexpected event.