October 1, 2009
On Oct. 26 more than 2,000 air medical transport professionals from across the globe will gather in San Jose, Calif., for this year’s Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC). During the three-day conference, topics will include opportunities for improving medical helicopter safety and a look at regulatory issues affecting helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS).
The conference provides aviation and safety sessions addressing issues such as night vision goggles, single-pilot IFR, and human factors in helicopter EMS. Also, the National EMS Pilots Association is sponsoring an ATP helicopter written test prep course presented by Airline Ground Schools. It is an intensive one-day course that will assist the professional aviator in reviewing and updating the information required to pass the exam.
Another conference highlight will be a keynote session by Dr. Mark Rosekind, former director of the NASA Fatigue Countermeasures Program, who has gained international recognition for translating complex sleep and circadian (body clock) science into practical, effective strategies that enhance performance, safety, and health. Over the course of his career, Rosekind's research, publications, presentations, and programs have involved diverse groups and settings, including all modes of transportation, healthcare, public safety, manufacturing, energy, military, elite athletes, and special operations groups.
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The FAA encourages pilots to do a number of things in order to increase safety, but does not require them. Check out these three actions that are recommended.
Your CFII usually follows up route-planning drilling with a review of appropriate regulations, and today’s selection is 14 CFR 91.185, "IFR Operations: Two-way radio communications failure."
Over the past several weeks, the Air Safety Institute has observed a cluster of general aviation accidents occurring in close succession. The Air Safety Institute recommends that GA pilots conduct a pre-holiday safety pause and risk review. See these safety steps to take before your next flight.
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