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HELISUCCESS 2010 - Career Seminar - UPDATE


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2 Day Career Development Seminar & Networking Event


Sponsored by Bristow Group and the Rotorcraft Pro Media Network


October 31 & November 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, NV


To read a MAGAZINE ARTICLE on the Seminar as published in Rotorcraft Professional Magazine - CLICK HERE.


To read TESTIMONIALS of what people had to say about the event - CLICK HERE.


Who might benefit from this seminar?


Career Helicopter Pilots and Mechanics. Put a face to a name! Meet the hiring authorities face to face! Get your resume into the right hands! This Seminar is designed to offer helicopter industry professionals, who may be new to the industry, or in a transition phase of their career, an opportunity for learning and networking. Those who are looking for inside information that may give them that competitive edge in the helicopter industry hiring process. Knowledge is Power! Who might this seminar benefit?


  • Students presently in a Pro Pilot Training Program.
  • Flight Instructors getting ready to break out of the training environment and into the REAL WORLD!
  • Individuals considering transferring to other sectors of the industry. i.e., GOM to EMS.
  • Individuals transitioning from Military to Civilian.


NEW FEATURE - Bring Your Spouse!


BY POPULAR DEMAND - Bring your spouse with you to this entire educational event for $70. Lunch will be included for your spouse as well on day 1 of the event. Your career decisions impact the entire family so why not include your other half in the process? Not to mention the fun to be had in Las Vegas!


Seminar Topics and Event Schedule:


SATURDAY, October 30

ATTENDANCE OPTIONAL - Bonus Helicopter Safety Seminar and Social Hour - For those getting into Las Vegas the day before Heli Success we will host and FAA Safety Team (FAAST) Helicopter Safety Seminar and Pre-HeliSuccess Social Hour. There is no charge for this Safety Seminar and we invite locals as well as HeliSuccess attendees to join us. FAAST presenters will be Jason Dykstra, Mike Franz, and Randy Rowles.


15:00 - 16:00 Inadvertant IMC (IIMC) Procedures & Avoidance

16:00 - 17:00 Aeronautical Decision Making

17:00 - 18:00 Autorotations & Instructor Intervention

18:00 - 19:00 Private "Meet & Greet - Social - Happy Hour" B)


SUNDAY, October 31:

09:00 - 09:10 Intro HELISUCCESS 2010

09:10 - 10:00 Advancement in the Helicopter Industry

10:10 - 10:50 Corporate Flying - Is it who you know?

11:00 - 11:50 Careers in Law Enforcement Flying

11:50 - 12:30 Networking - Do or Die!

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Provided

13:30 - 14:20 Resume Tips and Tricks for Helicopter Pro's

14:30 - 15:20 Professionalism & Attitude "Recipe for Success"

15:30 - 16:20 Fire/Utility Flying

16:30 - 17:15 Success Flying Tours-What to Expect?

17:15 - 17:30 Review / Open Q&A


MONDAY, November 1:

08:30 - 08:40 Intro/Administrative

08:40 - 09:20 Careers in Advanced Helicopter Training

09:30 - 10:20 Military to Civilian - Making the Jump!

10:30 - 11:15 So You Want to be and EMS Pilot?

11:15 - 11:30 Scholarship Awards

11:30 - 13:00 Lunch Break

13:00 - 13:50 Success in the Oil Patch - What to Expect?

14:00 - 14:50 Career Survival 101 - Nuggets to Live By!

15:00 - 15:30 Closing / Review / Open Q&A

15:30 - 18:00 Employer - Attendee Networking Event. Meet Employers both domestic and international one on one!

**schedule subject to change




  • Lyn Burks - Veteran Helicopter Pilot, ATP/CFII, Helicopter Industry Recruiter, Owner/Developer of Justhelicopters.com, Verticalreference.com, Justhelicopters.TV, Helicoptersalaries.com
  • Randy Rowles, MBA – Pilot Examiner, ATP, Gold Seal CFII, Master CFI, VP Business Development / Night Flight Concepts
  • Jim Palmer – Thirty plus years experience in the helicopter aviation industry in the Gulf of Mexico; Human Resources Representative and Pilot Recruiter; currently employed as Asst. Manager of Human Resources with the Bristow Group’s Gulf of Mexico Business Unit, one of the largest helicopter operators in the world. Mr. Palmer also worked for Petroleum Helicopters (PHI).
  • Dean Springer – Retired Senior Special Agent with Department of Homeland Security-ICE. Former Director of Training. and National Aviation Safety Officer for Operation with the U.S. Customs Service Aviation Operations. NTSB trained & certified aircraft accident investigator. Dean has over 30 years of law enforcement and aviation experience for local and federal agencies.
  • Chris Bassett - Veteran Helicopter Pilot & Chief Pilot of Air Methods Corporation. Air Methods is the World's largest Air Ambulance Operator.
  • Michael Gullotti - Chief Pilot of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, NV Division. Papillon Helicopters is the World's largest Helicopter Tour Operator.
  • Barry Lloyd– Forty-four year veteran helicopter pilot with experience in both civilian and military operations. USFS/CDF fire carded pilot for over 33 years. Certified Accident Investigator. Presently an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner as well as Training Pilot and Part 135 Check Airman for several helicopter operators.
  • Heidi Ames - Pilot Hiring Manager for Med-Trans Corporation, a Nationwide Part 135 EMS Operator.  Master Army Aviator with 18 years civilian and military experience. Regional Aviation Manager, Check Airman and Day, Night, NVG Instructor Pilot.
  • Janie Foster - Bell 412 Captain for Evergreen Helicopters. Lead Pilot and Base Safety Manager on a medevac/SAR contract in Alaska. Also experienced in the areas of wildland firefighting, logging, utility, and offshore operations.
  • Larry Karpman - Human Resources/Recruitment, Flight Safety International. Since founded in 1951 Flight Safety Intl. has grown to become the worlds largest civilian aviation training company.
  • ONSITE RESUME CONSULTANT - Chris Fischer; a helicopter pilot, author, and technical writer will be available during the entire event providing one on one resume consults with attendees. There is no charge for this service!





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