Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Air Methods Chief Named Safety Team Co-Chair
Raj Helweg, chief pilot of Air Methods, has been named the new industry co-chairman of the United States Helicopter Safety Team. The USHST was formed in 2013 as a regional partner within the International Helicopter Safety Team to lead a government and industry cooperative effort to promote safety and work to reduce civil helicopter accidents and fatalities.
Helweg oversees the training and compliance of approximately 1,300 pilots in his role as chief pilot for Air Methods, which operates more than 300 air medical transport bases serving 48 states across the U.S. Prior to his position as chief pilot, Helweg served as a regional aviation director and regional aviation manager and flew Sikorsky S-76 and S-92 helicopters in the oil and gas industry.