It’s October 14th and I am up at 0’ dark thirty, drive to the airport, park the car and grab the shuttle to the terminal. Get a cup of coffee and a sweet roll for breakfast and try to remember if I forgot anything. Then get in line with everyone else to go through the wonderful TSA screening process and finally get to the gate and pray that my aircraft is on time. What you say, why don’t I try another profession? And get out of aviation! Are you crazy? I love it!
OK now that you know I’m nuts, why am I doing this? Rotorcraft Support Inc. (RSI) in Van Nuys, CA was hosting its eleventh annual rotorcraft specific IA renewal seminar. That’s right boys and girls, rotorcraft specific, the only one of its kind offered during the entire year! All fixed wingers can stay home; this seminar is for hoverheads only.
Other sponsors included: Aero Weld, Aviall, Bell Helicopter, D.O.M. and HeliMx magazines, Rolls Royce Corp., Rolls Royce Engine Services-Oakland Inc., Spectrolab, and Standard Aero. There were 115 attendees and they were treated to a continental breakfast, a deli-style lunch and door prizes as well. The presenters (listed below) did a superb job and gave relevant and interesting presentations on a wide variety of subjects:
This wonderful experience could not happen without a lot of time, planning and effort by many individuals:
As you can tell, many individuals bring their talents together and make this seminar happen. Thank you one and all for making the IA Seminar a huge success. If I have forgotten someone, please accept my apologies as no slight was intended. I am already looking forward to next year’s seminar. If you did not make it to this one, don’t miss the next one, it’s well worth the price of admission. Oh by the way, in case you didn’t know, the price is also great … it’s free!