HAI@Work: The Missing Human-Factors Link
Traditional human-factors training focuses on the technical side of aviation: instrument-panel configuration, pilot line of sight, boredom in the cockpit, and so on. Often absent from these discussions, however, is a deep dive into how humans learn, think, react, and relate to one another in various situations.
Watch the replay of the May 26 HAI@Work webinar to learn from Kim Hutchings, president and CEO of Volo Mission and an emotional intelligence (EQ) instructor. Kim discusses how we can prevent accidents by developing our EQ, why she prefers the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0) when measuring EQ in aviation, how proactive approaches such as crew resource management and safety management systems can improve safety, and more.
HAI@Work: Aviation’s Hydrogen Fuel Alternative
Offering more power and endurance than batteries without the charging downtime, hydrogen fuel cell technology has huge potential for aviation—and it’s coming soon for helicopters, from Hydroplane. Watch the replay from the May 5 HAI@Work webinar to learn how the technology will benefit rotorcraft.
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HAI@Work: HAI Working Groups: Working for You, at Expo and Beyond
Watch the Feb. 24 HAI@Work replay to hear from HAI’s working group leaders about what their groups are doing to support the industry and what to expect at their annual meetings at #haiexpo22 in Dallas!
HAI@Work: Always Ready: Lessons from the US Coast Guard
Watch the Apr. 14 HAI@Work webinar replay to hear harrowing stories from members of the US Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod and how they maintain such high levels of safety & training.
HAI@Work: Low-Altitude Route Infrastructure: More Needed Now
Watch the Mar. 17 HAI@Work replay to hear from The MITRE Corp. Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD) on its research project created in response to a US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) recommendation calling for more low-level routes. In the video, the group discusses what they’ve accomplished so far and what work remains to be done. You’ll also learn how you can participate in helping the team best understand current helicopter industry operations and challenges as well as future requirements.
HAI@Work Webinar: An Intimate Conversation with John and Martha King
Watch the replay of the Apr. 21 HAI@Work webinar to hear legendary flight instructors and founders of King Schools, John and Martha King, and HAI’s 2022 Salute to Excellence Flight Instructor of the Year, Scott Tinnesand, discuss how flight instruction and technology have developed over the years, which areas of flight instruction they feel are successful, and what still needs to improve.
The group also revealed advice they give their students to keep them motivated, shared stories from the field, and answered audience questions such as how students can find good, qualified instructors. Additionally, the Kings defined a term they coined, ‘a born-again pilot’ and the importance of pilots accepting that they aren't immortal. You don’t want to miss this webinar!
HAI@Work Webinar: Women in Aviation Communications
Our last webinar for March also marked the end of Women’s History Month in the United States, with our topic focusing on women in aviation communications. HAI President and CEO Jim Viola opened the webinar citing the FAA’s recent report on women in aviation, which highlighted the obstacles that still remain for women in the field. Jim closed his comments by pledging to help improve career opportunities in the rotorcraft industry.
HAI’s Director of Publications and Media, Gina Kvitkovich, moderated the webinar, which featured three accomplished female writers who are also helicopter pilots. Georgina Hunter-Jones, publisher of Helicopter Life magazine, was honored for receiving HAI’s 2022 Salute to Excellence Communications Award. She was joined by Elan Head, senior editor of The Air Current, and HAI contributor Jen Boyer, principal of Flying Penguin Communications.
HAI@Work: When It's Not Really 'Pilot Error"
In our industry, an incident is different from an accident, but is it still an incident if no one else saw it happen? And what are the benefits of investigating known incidents? Dr. Shawn Pruchniki, Clinical Professor at Ohio State University, discusses that accidents, incidents, and near-misses are all valuable learning opportunities, particularly when so many accidents occur for the same reasons. Digging deeper into the cause of an accident can reveal details that can help to remove the “pilot error” label as the cause of future accidents.
HAI@Work: Wire Strikes: Danger Hiding in Plain Sight
During the Feb. 17 HAI@Work webinar, expert panelists in #wirestrike avoidance shared accident examples, lessons learned, and techniques to mitigate the risk.
HAI@Work: Executive Briefing: James A. Viola, HAI, and Robert Sumwalt, Former NTSB Chair
During the Feb. 10 HAI@Work webinar, former National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chair Robert L. Sumwalt and HAI President and CEO James Viola discussed Sumwalt’s time at the NTSB and his thoughts on the #56secs2live LMS course, HAI’s Land & LIVE program, how aviation safety has improved over the years, what both panelists miss about their previous federal positions, and more.
HAI@Work: Safer Skies through Data Sharing
During the Feb. 3 HAI@Work webinar, panelists discussed how capturing and sharing #flightdata can better our understanding of the flight environment, increase safety, and save lives.
HAI@Work Webinar: How 5G Could Affect Your Operations Part 2
During the Jan. 20 HAI@Work webinar, panelists from the FAA and HAI answered viewers’ questions about the impact of #5G wireless communications systems on aviation, such as if pilots are required to report their radar altimeters as unreliable or inaccurate if they are not functioning properly; the time frame for approvals if using the HAI Exemption; and more.
To get updates on the fast-moving 5G issue, visit the FAA’s 5G webpage here: https://www.faa.gov/5g. HAI also encourages you to access the HAI 5G AMOC Portal, which the association created in collaboration with the FAA to collect helicopter operators’ reports on how their operations have been affected by flight restrictions related to 5G deployment. The FAA will use de-identified data from the portal to prioritize AMOCs that will provide the greatest relief to operators. The portal can be accessed here: https://rotor.org/5g-amoc
HAI@Work Webinar: How 5G Could Affect Your Operations
During the Jan. 13 HAI@Work webinar, panelists Seth Frick, radar systems engineer at Honeywell Aerospace; Nick Kefalas, Lockheed Martin technology fellow at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp; and John Shea, HAI director of government affairs, discussed how #5G will affect #radioaltimeter operations around the country. The group also highlighted the latest information on where #5G interference is expected to occur and what operators should expect. The webinar concluded with the panelists answering viewer questions such as what are the technical challenges for modifying existing radio altimeters to provide protection from the 5G C band interference, and more.
HAI@Work Webinar: HAI HELI-EXPO Preview: It’s Back and It’s Big
Are you coming to #haiexpo22 in Dallas Mar. 7–10 (exhibits open Mar. 8–10)? We’re just 59 days away from cutting the ribbon to open the exhibit floor, and HAI’s staff conducted an HAI@Work webinar on Jan. 7 to tell you everything you need to know about our upcoming show.
Check out the replay to get information on the Expo #flyin and #flyout; Professional Education Courses (PECs) and Rotor Safety Challenge (RSC) sessions; safety events and activities, including the Rotor Safety Zone and a special “56 Seconds to Live” virtual-reality game; and, last but not least, the show floor.
HAI@Work: Aviation Photography: How to Turn Your Passion into a Career
During the Dec. 16 HAI@Work webinar, the panelists discussed tips for capturing the perfect backlit photo, staged vs. live photos, shooting with available light, standing out from your peers, convincing companies that they need photographers like you for various marketing activities, and stepping out of your comfort zone to try new shots. The panelists also talked about the importance of knowing your worth as a professional, putting safety first, understanding the costs photographers accumulate on a job, and the shelf life of your photos. Additionally, panelists offered advice for getting your foot in the door and why you shouldn’t name-drop a magazine without their permission. The session concluded with questions from viewers like YOU looking to get a start in #aviationphotography.