Wednesday, April 1, 2009
FAA Rolls Out New Airman Education Opportunities for Helicopter Pilots at the Safety & Training Summit 2009
ABOUT THE FAA TRAINING IN THE GAT-II HELO
The new GAT-II HELO is a multifunctional helicopter flight trainer that emulates the performance of a light utility helicopter in a realistic flight environment. It combines the capability to support training in spatial disorientation, as well as basic flight and instrument navigation. The FAA will begin using the device as part of the Airman Education Program to simulate a helicopter flight environment likely to initiate spatial disorientation so that the helicopter pilot can experiences the reality of this phenomenon, learn to recognize and thus avoid those conditions that promote it, and learn to reject the misleading vestibular effects by relying solely on instrument indications. Unusual attitudes are both a cause and a consequence of spatial disorientation.
ABOUT THE 2009 SAFETY AND TRAINING SUMMIT
The Safety & Training Summit 2009 is a unique conference created as a forum to allow helicopter operators of all sizes from all industries to share with each other the real-world safety and training problems they face in their own operations, and the real-world solutions they have developed within the confines of today’s tight operational budgets. While the conference was not initially conceived as a venue for exhibitors, several companies have signed-on as sponsors of the Safety & Training Summit 2009 along with the FAA so that they can showcase the safety solutions they offer to helicopter operators within an environment dedicated to finding new answers. Current sponsors include American Eurocopter, who has chosen the event to showcase the new training opportunities they offer at their Grand Prairie facility including the new EC135/145 full flight simulator; Frasca, with a wide range of helicopter-specific flight training devices, as well as companies like, SAGEM, Winslow Life Raft and FLIR – each to showcase how their in-aircraft equipment can offer greater margins of safety.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
To Register for the Safety & Training Summit 2009
For Additional Sponsorship Opportunities Available to Safety and Training Providers
Randy Jones 214-679-4615 or firstname.lastname@example.org