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Great Barrier Reef Helo Conference

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To All Members:


Here is what we have so far for the conference. Any comments or feedback on the seminars would be welcome.






2.00pm - 5.00pm Bringing Associations Together

7.00pm - 10.30pm Welcome Function

Key Note Speaker - Opening





Breakfast 0700 - 0800


0800 - 12.00 Dir of Maint Roundtable

0800 - 12.00 Risk Management

0800 - 12.00 Helicopter Tourism Roundtable

0800 - 12.00 Offshore Operators Roundtable

0800 - 12.00 Working in the Wire Environment


Lunch 12.00 - 1.00pm


1.00 pm - 3.30pm NVG In Police & EMS Operations

1.00 pm - 3.30pm Operators & Maint Working as One.

1.00 pm - 3.30pm Insurance - Australia v Rest of World

1.00 pm - 3.30pm Longlining - The Ups and Downs Of It.

1.00 pm - 3.30pm Flight & Duty Times


Afternoon Tea - 3.30 - 3.45


3.45pm - 5.45pm Civil Use of Ex Military Aircraft

3.45pm - 5.45pm Marketing Your Company

3.45pm - 5.45pm Accidents & The Lessons Learnt

3.45pm - 5.45pm Employment - Who Wants Who

3.45pm - 5.45pm Pushing the Envelope - Flight Test




7.30 - 10.30pm Aussie BBQ








Breakfast - 0700 - 0800


0800 - 12.00 SAR/Hoist Users Roundtable

0800 - 12.00 Global Fire Fighting Operations

0800 - 12.00 CRM for Single Pilot Operations

0800 - 12.00 Chief Pilot Roundtable

0800 - 12.00





Snacks on Boat

(Lunch at Reefworld)





Breakfast 0700-0800


0800 - 09.30am Bell Product Briefing

0800 - 09.30am Schweizer Product Briefing

0800 - 09.30am Lycoming Product Briefing

0800 - 09.30am Turbomeca Product Briefing

0800 - 09.30am Robinson Product Briefing


M/Tea 09.30 - 9.45am


9.45 - 11.15am Eurocopter Product Briefing

9.45 - 11.15am Sikorsky Product Briefing

9.45 - 11.15am Pratt & Whitney Product Briefing

9.45 - 11.15am Agusta Product Briefing

9.45 - 11.15am Enstrom Product Briefing



11.30 - 1.00pm Bell/Agusta Product Briefing

11.30 - 1.00pm Rolls Royce Product Briefing

11.30 - 1.00pm Supplier Mini Product Briefings

11.30 - 1.00pm Supplier Mini Product Briefings

11.30 - 1.00pm Supplier Mini Product Briefings




(Lunch at Whitehaven)


1800 - Midnight GA Function at HIA





Breakfast 0700-0800


0800 - 12.00pm Working in the Wire Environment

0800 - 12.00pm Legal Liabilities - Your Rights.

0800 - 12.00pm CRM for the Multi Crew Cockpit

0800 - 12.00pm Private Owners Roundtable

0800 - 12.00pm Flight Training Roundtable.


Lunch 12.00 1.00pm


1.00 - 2.30pm Certification of Russian Aircraft

1.00 - 2.30pm Using the Internet.

1.00 - 2.30pm CASA - New Helo Regulations

1.00 - 2.30pm Human Factors in Night Flying

1.00 - 2.30pm Aircraft Mods - How, Wheres and Why


A/Tea 2.30 - 3.00pm


3.00 - 5.00pm Fatigue Management in Maintenance Ops

3.00 - 5.00pm Night VFR Ops - Lessons Learnt

3.00 - 5.00pm Confined Area Operations

3.00 - 5.00pm

3.00 - 5.00pm EMS Funding - How To Get It.



7.00pm - ?? Gala Dinner - Closing Ceremony

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Sounds like fun but I promised my kid our next holiday would be to Disney World.


Did you guys do an article on a S61 operator in Hawaii? I recall reading an article but can't remember where. I just subscribed to your mag as well at your website....nice site! :up:

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This was originally posted on another thread and I beleive it has some applicablity to this thread.


HAI is an amazing rendyvous for manufacture (s) and operators, but does little to provide actual training seminars to the people that maintain and fly the machines or actual comprehensive networking other than booze to these individuals.




HEPAC in conjunction with Heli-OPs, fully support the forth coming seminars on the Great Barrier Reef which is focused on the maintainers and flyguys with a an invite to the owners, to maybe understand what their employees put up with.


Manfacture(ers) have been invited but will be giving seminars only.




I notice quite a few people have opinions and good suggestions. Stating them on this forum only ends up as an opinion.


Possibly, if you belonged to a committe, on an association, you just might be able to do something about your opinion, with a viable association behind you, avec balls.


Hoping someday the message gets through.


I have a PRAYER.


Cheers, Don


PS: Further to that you might check out the Helo Conference on the Great Barrier Reef. HEPAC is in the process of negoitiating a reduction in the registration fee for HEPAC members as we are a new association on the block.


Owners/Operators that do not already know everything are welcome to attend, especially the "beancounters" they might just learn what goes on in a company. This is not said lightley as they are the biggest draw back to the industry through the mis-inderstanding of the actual operational and maintenance standards of most companies and are highly in need of human factors training.

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I guess most people do not read or just do not have an opinion on anything that might make them think.




An idea was put forward to enchance the industry and you don't even have the gonnads (male) to respond in kind.


If you wan't to have a say in the industry that employs you, try and respond to some of the questions that are asked of you.


It's called taking part.


When was the last time you got something for nothing.




Have you ever thought that maybe somebody is trying to make the world a better place. Pretty Good, eh.



Cheers, Don


PS: Get with it "person".

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Maybe there is no one here whom you are referring to, probably no beancounters as they think anything other than counting beans is a waste of time. I am a owner operator of a small company, and will not be going to the conference referred to unless win the lottery, am smart enough to know the small numer of beans in my jar. The rain makes the jar really clean and easy to see through. Keep diggin though.



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this so-called intilectual forum.


I'm no Intilect, but I do know how to spell intellect, and even know how to look it up in a dictionary (on-line or otherwise)


in·tel·lect ( P ) Pronunciation Key (ntl-kt)



The ability to learn and reason; the capacity for knowledge and understanding.

The ability to think abstractly or profoundly. See Synonyms at mind.

A person of great ability.


[Middle English, from Old French intellecte, from Latin intellctus, perception, from past participle of intellegere, to perceive. See intelligent.]




It's a shame, but I don't have the money to attend the conference, .. after the month in NZ and the Cook Islands last year, then the trip to Hawaii and Las Vegas this winter. That's a fair amount of travel dollars used up in the past 12 months.


Come on all you Intilect Pilots, answer the good man :D

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407Driver; Intellectual (in-ta-lek'choo-al) I got kicked out of kindergarten for being to sexually aggresive, that's the spelling problem.


1. requiring or using intelligence.


2. a person with intellectual interests.


3. intelligence, the ability to understand from experience, the ability to respond to a new situation, the gathering of news, information, etc.


Skullcap: As your own bean counter, you really have a problem.


All kidding aside, I still think we have a good case for tax`relief, as it is an education format.


Talk it up guys and maybe we'll get somewhere.


Cheers Don

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Don & All,


I know some of your have said you are interested, some of you have said you arent, thats fine, your decisions, you have to make them taking into account a lot of factors.


All I can say from an organisers standpoint is we are planning on making it a great event. If you can attend thats great, if you cant then we understand.




Heli Ops

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