Discount Deadline for HELI-EXPO Education Courses Fast Approaching

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces that the discount deadline for HELI-EXPO® education courses is fast approaching. Don’t miss your chance to register for education courses at HELI-EXPO 2012 at discounted prices! Register at by Dec. 30 and receive significant savings on professional development opportunities including —

Until Dec. 30, the Flight Instructor Refresher Course, sponsored by the Bell Helicopter Training Academy, is only $175 for HAI members ($275 for nonmembers). The most intensive program in the industry, this FIRC is led by instructor Gary Young of Performance Instruction Services. Gary was a test pilot/instructor pilot at the Bell Customer Training Academy for 37 years and served as the chief flight instructor for the last nine years, retiring in 2004.

New and transitioning pilots and mechanics won’t want to miss the Heli-Success Career Development Seminar, run by Lyn Burks of and his team of industry experts. The seminar, sponsored by, is only $50 for HAI members through Dec. 30 ($75 for nonmembers). Topics include resume preparation, career tracks and advancement, networking, professionalism, and survival tips for a successful helicopter career. You can try out your new skills later at the HAI Job Fair on Feb. 12!

Make the most of your HELI-EXPO 2012 experience by acquiring professional development credit hours at the same time. Many education courses, manufacturers’ technical briefings (Feb. 12–13), and the free seminar “Why SMS in Maintenance” are FAA-accepted for credit hours toward your IA Renewal. Need FAASTeam Wings and AMT Program credit hours toward professional development? Most courses are approved for credit.For more information, contact Kristin Anderson, Manager of Education Programs, at 703-683-4646 or