Flying a helicopter without your helmet on and visor down is like playing a deadly game of airborne chicken. Except in this version, if neither bird flinches, you both lose! In this Spotlight on Safety, Rick Kenin, Chief Operating Officer – Transport at Boston Medflight and Chair of HAI’s Safety Working Group reminds us all how important it is to keep our visors down on every flight.

During the past century, wildlife-aircraft strikes have resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives worldwide, as well as billions of dollars in aircraft damage. To report a bird strike or learn more what you can do to help address wildlife hazards, go to