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From The Desk of The Editor Heli-Expo 2018 Has Something For You


Heli-Expo 2018 is upon us! Each year, the global helicopter industry comes together in one location in order to educate participants, recognize leaders, build networks, and create solutions that keep our industry growing and thriving. This year the event will be held in Las Vegas from February 26 through March 1, and has something for everyone:


For the Job Seeker If you are looking to find your next career opportunity or expand your network, then look no further. The HeliSuccess Career Development Seminar, produced by Rotorcraft Pro, is a professional education course hosted by HAI. This seminar offers a learning and networking opportunity for rotorcraft professionals who may be in a transition phase of their careers. It is also for young pilots looking for a competitive edge in the helicopter industry hiring process. Course attendees can put their finely tuned job seeking skills to the test at the industry’s largest career fair. Admittance to the fair is FREE for all job seekers, but pre-registration is required.


For the Helicopter Operator


Helicopter operators and all associated business owners will have good reason to attend HAI Heli-Expo 2018. With 730 industry related exhibitors, 20,000 attendees, and dozens of HAI committee/forum meetings, there’s no better place to develop connections with new vendors and research the latest innovations. Discover the issues that will shape our industry’s future.


For the Pilot & Mechanic Eye candy in the form of cutting-edge helicopters is not the best reason for pilots to attend the event, but it’s a good reason! In addition to the 60-plus helicopters that will be on the 1-million square foot show floor, there are plenty of opportunities for continuing education. In addition to the expo, the conference will enable pilots and mechanics to attend a number of education sessions that are directly applicable to their jobs, as well as network with fellow industry professionals from around the world. One example is the Rotor Safety Challenge, a series of over 30 expert-led safety sessions. The sessions are an easy and economical way to learn industry best practices, including safety tools and techniques one can apply back on the job.


For the Military to Civilian Transitioner HAI and the industry honors military service and recognizes that a successful career in military aviation


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does not easily translate to the commercial sector. There are several things transitioners need to know now in order to prepare for a career in civil aviation after retirement or ETS. Taught by those who made the transition successfully, attendees will benefit from advice and mentoring on important skills and practices that will lead to a successful aviation career in the future. Several mentors from the civil helicopter industry — most of whom were in the military — will be present.


For those looking for a reason to attend HAI’s Heli-Expo 2018 in Las Vegas, here are 10 good ones: heliexpo.rotor.org/index.php/attend/top-10-reason-to-attend


One additional reason: Rotorcraft Pro will be there, so please stop by booth no. N6107 and say hello!


Lyn Burks, Editor-In-Chief


Publisher Brig Bearden


brig@rotorcraftpro.com Editor-In-Chief Lyn Burks


lyn.burks@rotorcraftpro.com Assistant Editor Pam Landis


pam.landis@rotorcraftpro.com Account Executive Teri Rivas


teri.rivas@rotorcraftpro.com Layout Design Bryan Matuskey Boris Grauden


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James Careless Joanna Nellans Rick Weatherford Sharon Desfor Matt Johnson


Randy Mains Brad McNally Tim Pruitt


Randy Rowles Scott Skola


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