Videos

Carrying Passengers (Robinson)

Carrying Passengers (Robinson)

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

Listen to Your Aircraft (HAI)

Listen to Your Aircraft (HAI)

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

The Rotorcraft Collective: Preflight Inspection (FAA)

The Rotorcraft Collective: Preflight Inspection (FAA)

Randy Rowles reviews best practices for thorough preflight inspection

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.

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.

Imminent IMC (Airbus)

Imminent IMC (Airbus)

Bruce Webb shares practical techniques to avoid and escape IIMC.

56 Seconds to Live (USHST)

56 Seconds to Live (USHST)

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

SMS Fundamentals (FAA)

SMS Fundamentals (FAA)

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

SMS for Small Operators (FAA)

SMS for Small Operators (FAA)

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

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.

That Others May Live (Airbus)

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.

The Rotorcraft Collective: Preflighting Your Passengers (FAA)

The Rotorcraft Collective: Preflighting Your Passengers (FAA)

Randy Rowles briefly reviews some best practices for pre-flighting passengers.

Passenger Pressure Management (EASA)

Passenger Pressure Management (EASA)

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

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 decisions.

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 accident.

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.

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 pressure.

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 helicopter pilots to accept a flight, or continue a flight already in progress under unsafe conditions. The four segments are designed to "trigger tapes an interactive discussion with a live audience.

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 air medical survival and safety stories, go to https://www.survivorsnetwork-airmedical.org.

Autorotations: Reality Exposed (HAI)

Autorotations: Reality Exposed (HAI)

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

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 safety.

Avoid or Recover from IIMC (Airbus)

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 IIMC.