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      SMS for Leaders

This scholarship is for Helicopter Professionals already working in the helicopter industry, and who are in already in the Safety Management Field. The scholarship is meant to encourage a stronger focus on safety and safety education and training in helicopter operations.

Provides for full tuition for the Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Leaders course, a one-day management course designed to equip leaders to understand the compliance issues surrounding recent SMS regulations, gain latest thinking in building and integrating an effective SMS, enhance understanding of the business advantages of having an effective SMS and to develop an action plan for introducing an effective SMS.    (Value of course is $450)

Course will be conducted by Baines Simmons Americas and typically offered at the FlightSafety International Training Center in Lafayette Louisiana. (Winner will be responsible for all attendant expenses for transportation, housing, etc.)

Scholarship also includes a full registration to HELI-EXPO 2011, in Orlando, Florida including a banquet ticket at the Salute to Excellence Awards banquet, courtesy of Helicopter Association International. Winner will be responsible for all attendant expenses for transportation, housing, etc.
The HFI Board of Directors has appointed a Selection Committee to select the scholarship winners. One scholarship in this category may be awarded in 2011.

Please answer questions completely. The application must be typed or legibly handwritten and all the questions on the form must be answered. Incomplete application packages will be rejected. Neatness, completeness and accuracy do count. Additional pages requested must be supplied.

If mailed, all applications must be postmarked by December 31, 2010, and received at HFI by January 10, 2010. Mail to HFI Scholarships, 1635 Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314

Requirements: Applicant must already be working in the helicopter industry, and are already in the safety management field.