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NTSB Training Center.

Title NTSB Helicopter Accident Investigation
Description This course provides participants with a comprehensive overview of the procedures and methods used and the skills required with all aspects of helicopter accident investigation. Examples from recent investigations will be used to demonstrate particular aspects of the investigative process.
ID Code AS103
Dates, Tuitions and Processing Fee

August 18-22, 2014
$2,100 early registration, by July 18, 2014
$2,150 late registration, between July 19, 2014 to August 13, 2014

$100 processing fee will be added to tuitions for all offline applications. A tuition invoice can be ordered for a $25 processing fee.

Note:  payment must be made at time of registration.


8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Location NTSB Training Center 45065 Riverside Parkway Ashburn, Virginia 20147

OPEN.  Applications are now being accepted.

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August 18-22, 2014

CEUs 3.2
  • NTSB Legal Authorities, mission, and structure
  • NTSB "party" process
  • Operational and mechanical aspects of helicopter performance
  • Fracture recognition
  • Weather
  • Air Traffic Control for Helicopters
  • Survival factors
  • TWA flight 800 tutorial, examination of the reconstruction of the aircraft wreckage, and a discussion on how the NTSB undertakes major accident investigations
  • Media Relations
  • On Site Safety Issues
  • Structures
  • Helicopter manufacturer product familiarization and case studies
  • Helicopter wreckage examination and investigation exercise
Performance Results

Upon completion of this course the participant will:

  • Understand the mission, authority, and structure of the NTSB
  • Discuss NTSB investigative processes and procedures
  • Understand basic helicopter structure and aerodynamics
  • Define the major aspects of helicopter investigations at an accident scene
  • Distinguish the difference between structural failures that may have caused the accident and structural damage that occurred as a result of the accident
  • Confidently interact with the media at the accident site and during the on-going investigation
Who May Attend
  • Investigators from the NTSB and other accident investigation authorities/commissions worldwide
  • Potential participants in an NTSB investigation: Investigative and safety personnel employed by airframe, engine or component manufacturers, airlines, civilian and military agencies, and related labor unions
  • Members of the academic community attending for research purposes (on a space-available basis)
Accommodations Area hotels and restaurants
Airports Washington Dulles International (IAD): 10 miles
Washington Ronald Reagan National (DCA): 30 miles
Baltimore/Washington International (BWI): 60 miles
More Information

Email or call (571) 223-3900

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