Videos

Premortem

Premortem

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

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 information will help you avoid UIMC.

HV Diagram Episode 4

HV Diagram Episode 4

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

Lessons Learned: Turbulences de Sillage D’hélicoptère, un Phénomène Dangereux-French

Lessons Learned: Turbulences de Sillage D’hélicoptère, un Phénomène Dangereux-French

April 8, 2022

Lessons Learned: Helicopter Wake Turbulence, a Dangerous Phenomenon-English.

Lessons Learned: Helicopter Wake Turbulence, a Dangerous Phenomenon-English.

April 8, 2022

HV Diagram Episode 3

HV Diagram Episode 3

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

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 1

HV Diagram, Episode 1

This is part one of a four part series examining the development and parameters required to build the H/V diagram, specifically the avoid area(s) and the takeoff corridor. We will also discuss the overall usefulness of the H/V Diagram for everyday flight operations.

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 when to say no.

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 mistakes. Watch this video for recommended practices to improve your next preflight inspection after maintenance.

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 be deadly without proper precautions. Watch this video for recommended practices during preflight, run-up, and taxi in icing conditions.

Canceling IFR

Canceling IFR

Have you considered canceling IFR inflight, while on an instrument approach into an uncontrolled airport? You may want to reconsider...watch this video and see why.

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.

Determining Flight Visibility

Determining Flight Visibility

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

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 unwilling to try. Watch this video and see how easy it is to save a life!

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, avoidance and mitigation.

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.

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