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U.S. Helicopter Safety Team to Participate in FAA Rotorcraft Conference
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 (1167 reads)
WASHINGTON DC – Safety experts from the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) will be participating on Oct. 25-27 in the Federal Aviation Administration’s International Rotorcraft Safety Conference in Fort Worth, TX. The free conference (www.faahelisafety.org) gathers together rotorcraft pilots, mechanics, small company owners, industry executives, helicopter operators, students and government regulators from the United States and abroad.
Lower Nighttime Flight Hours = Higher Nighttime Helicopter Accidents
Monday, June 22, 2015 (5272 reads)
FORT WORTH, TX – As the nights get longer and the blue skies fade to a wintry grey, flight skills and experience become more important factors for safe helicopter operations. Six years of safety data compiled by the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) shows that more than half of all civil helicopter accidents occurring at night involve pilots with less than 100 hours of night flight experience. In addition, pilots with less than 500 hours of night operations experience are involved in 78 percent of nighttime accidents.