Just Helicopters


Career Development Seminar & Networking Event

November 9 - 10, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV.

HeliSuccess Sponsors

To read a MAGAZINE ARTICLE on the Seminar as published in previous issue of Rotorcraft Pro 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 $80. 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:

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.
SATURDAY 11/8 (FAA Safety Team Meeting)
15:00 - 18:00 FAAST Safety Seminar on a variety of helicopter related topics.
18:00 - 19:00 Private "Meet & Greet - Social - Happy Hour"
SUNDAY 11/9 (Seminar Day 1)
09:00 - 09:15 Intro HELI SUCCESS 2014
09:15 - 10:00 Advancement in the Helicopter Industry
10:15 - 11:00 Careers in Law Enforcement Flying
11:15 - 12:00 Networking - Do or Die!
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Provided
12:00 - 13:30 Breakout Lunch Session - Military to Civilian - Making the Jump!
12:00 - 13:30 Breakout Lunch Session - Woman in the Helicopter Biz
13:30 - 14:20 Resume Tips and Tricks for Helicopter Pro's
14:30 - 15:20 Opprtunities in International Flying
15:30 - 16:20 Fire/Utility Flying
16:30 - 17:15 Success in the Oil Patch-What to Expect
17:15 - 17:30 Review/Open Q&A
MONDAY 11/10 (Seminar Day 2)
08:30 - 08:40 Intro/Administrative
08:40 - 09:20 Professionalism & Attitude "Recipe for Success"
09:30 - 10:00 Careers in Advanced Helicopter Training
10:00 - 10:20 Testimonial: Putting It All Together
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 Flying Tours - 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!

Speakers (2014 speakers TBA, previous speakers below):

  • Lyn Burks - 24 year veteran helicopter pilot, ATP/CFII, Helicopter Industry Recruiter, Owner/Developer of Justhelicopters.com, Verticalreference.com, Justhelicopters.TV, Helicoptersalaries.com. Lyn is also the Editor In Chief / Owner of Rotorcraft Pro Magazine.
  • Randy Rowles, MBA – Pilot Examiner, ATP, Gold Seal CFII, Master CFI, Owner Helicopter Institute.
  • Frank Gayle – Chief Pilot for Era Helicopters
  • 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.
  • Dennis McCall- Veteran Helicopter Pilot & Chief Pilot of Air Methods Corporation. Air Methods is the World's  largest Air Ambulance Operator.
  • Mark Schlaefli - ATP/CFII, Chief Pilot, Sundance Helicopters.
  • Barry Lloyd–  Helicopter Program Manager for CAL FIRE. Forty-five 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 - Master Army Aviator with 22 years civilian and military experience. Heidi was formerly with the Med - Trans Corporation where she served as a Regional Aviation Manager, Check Airman and Day, Night, NVG Instructor Pilot, and Pilot Hiring Manager.
  • Stacy Sheard - Stacy’s career began as a U.S. Army Huey and Black Hawk pilot until leaving the military to pursue a commercial flying career. Gaining experience in Charter, Tour, ENG, EMS, Corporate aviation, and a bit of screen actors guild/movie flying; eventually she found a home at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.  She is currently conducting Sikorsky test flights, new aircraft deliveries, international ferry flights, world tours, and pilot instruction in S-76’s and S-92’s all over the world.
  • Janie Foster - AW139 Pilot with ERA Helicopters. Also experienced in the areas of Medevac/SAR, wild land firefighting, logging, utility, and offshore operations
  • Rick Bedard - Director, Training Operations, FlightSafety International. Director of Training Operations, Flight Safety International.  27 Years of aviation experience in aviation operations, training, and management.  15 Years as a military aviation commander, instructor, instrument flight examiner, and aviation safety officer; 14 years experience managing simulation-based helicopter and fixed wing training programs and Learning Centers.  Commercial Pilot License with Rotorcraft-Helicopter and Instrument Helicopter ratings.
  • Randy Mains - 13,000 hour, 44 year ATP helicopter pilot. Decorated U.S. Army Veteran helicopter pilot. Simulator Instructor / Examiner with Abu Dhabi Aviation in the Middle East, BA Journalism, Pilot Examiner, ATP, CRM/AMRM Instructor.
  • Dave Tibbals - A native Tennessean, veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and 30 plus years of military, HEMS, and recreational flying, Dave is currently a professional IFR Offshore S-76 Captain with CHC Global.  Dave has been to 23 countries while serving in the Marines flying the CH-53 series and now as a civilian pilot.  He presently operates out of Equatorial Guinea, Africa.
  • ONSITE RESUME CONSULTANTS - Will be available during segments of the event providing one on one resume consults with attendees. There is no charge for this service!

Register Early - Event sells out quickly!!

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