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2016 Rotorcraft Safety Conference

October 25 - 27, 2016
Hurst Conference Center
Hurst, Texas


Putting the Pieces of the Puzzle Together

The FAA's Rotorcraft Directorate is hosting its second International Rotorcraft Safety Conference, building on the success of last year's conference. The conference's goal is to reduce the national helicopter accident rate.

The event, to be held October 25-27 at the Hurst Conference Center, near Ft. Worth, TX, is free. The conference will feature presentations from major industry and FAA leaders.

Topics include improving aeronautical decision making, creating a culture of safety, techniques for performing safer autorotations, choosing the best protection equipment, and basic helicopter safety and maintenance.

The FAA's Civil Aerospace Medical Institute will bring its Helicopter Spatial Disorientation Demonstration exhibit allowing attendees to experience various – including dangerous – flight scenarios.

Who Should Attend

  • Rotorcraft operators, pilots, mechanics, students, manufacturers, and modifiers
  • Government regulators from the U.S. and abroad

Credits Received

Conference attendees will receive Inspection Authorization credits and WINGS pilot proficiency program credits.

Registration Information

Visit our registration website for more information on speakers, agenda and to register.

Last year's conference attracted close to 300 people. This year's event is expected to have an attendance of 500.


Contact Eugene Trainor at if you have questions.

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