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      Introducation to SMS

This scholarship is for Helicopter Professionals already working in the helicopter industry, and who are in or already preparing to enter 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 Introduction to Safety Management Systems (SMS) course, a three-day course designed to equip personnel with the competencies necessary to construct and administer their organization's SMS in accordance with international standards.

Course will be conducted by Baines Simmons Americas and typically offered at the FlightSafety International Training Center in Lafayette Louisiana.

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.

Neatness, completeness and accuracy do count. Additional pages requested must be supplied.

An electronic form of the application is preferred. Please e-mail to [email protected]

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: Must already be working in the helicopter industry in the safety or safety management field or preparing to enter the safety management field.