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Apr
23
2015

Field of Dreams

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In the 1989 movie Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner hears ghostly voices coming from his Iowa cornfield telling him, “If you build it they will come,” meaning he should build a baseball diamond and former members from the Chicago Black Sox would come. Each day for the two months that I worked building a crew resource management instructor’s course, a similar line kept replaying in my head: What if I build it and no one comes? [Read More...]



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Mar
23
2015

HEMS SAFETY STORIES

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“The doctor told me I’d never walk again,” former Utah flight nurse Stein Rosqvist told the group with obvious emotion. “I saw that wheelchair being pushed towards me down the corridor and said, ‘That’s definitely not for me.’” Through months of physical therapy by a nurse that would not permit him to say, “I can’t,” Stein walks today. His is just one of the stories I heard during the three-day digital story workshop I attended recently in Denver, Colorado. [Read More...]



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Feb
23
2015

CRM Tips for the Single Pilot

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Last year, HAI President Matt Zuccaro pushed his safety message, “Land the Damn Helicopter,” reminding us that as a last resort when we’ve run out of options, we have the power to break a potential link in an error chain by simply landing. Research into why helicopters crash isn’t statistically different than other segments of aviation. It is pretty much agreed worldwide that 80 percent of all aviation accidents have an element of human error. Crew resource management (CRM) training can save the day before we need to resort to landing the damn helicopter. CRM, if practiced religiously, will keep your good hands from taking you somewhere your mind hasn’t been. [Read More...]



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Jan
21
2015

For the Love of Flying

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By the time I was four years old I knew I was going to be a pilot, and that was that—period. At four [Read More...]



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Dec
03
2014

Why Become A Helicopter Pilot?

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I was flying as copilot for Ian MacPhail in a Bell 412EP over the Arabian Gulf one bright and sunny [Read More...]



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Nov
21
2014

Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

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My alligator mouth has overrun my hummingbird rear end more times than I care to remember. It’s a [Read More...]



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Nov
17
2014

The Power of Negative Motivation

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Negative motivation is the act of forcing someone to perform by using threats or punishment. I’m not [Read More...]



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Nov
12
2014

HEMS Safety Scores Big

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August 14, 2014, will be remembered as a red-letter day in the annals of HEMS safety. That’s the day [Read More...]



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Nov
03
2014

One Big Misunderstanding

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I should have been shocked by what he said … but I wasn’t.  You see, I was driving into work one [Read More...]



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Jul
02
2014

What Really Matters

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I was interviewed by a young man recently for a school project which turned out to be quite a [Read More...]



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