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Safety Meeting at PWK – Get your HEMS tool up – Rex Alexander

August 28, 2019 @ 19:30 - 21:00 CDT

HEMS stands for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services. But you don’t need to be flying a helicopter, nor doing emergency medical services to make good use of it.

What makes the HEMS tool such a valuable supplement to a weather briefing is that it fills a niche in the lineup of aviation weather information sources. The tool isn’t a surface observation report (like a METAR) or a terminal forecast but is a resource that helps you figure out what the weather may be in the low levels and at the surface between two reporting points.

Using the HEMS tool during your flight planning will make you a safer, more weather-savvy pilot, because the tool was designed to increase pilots’ situational awareness down low, thus reducing loss-of-control accidents (LOC) and controlled flight into terrain (CFIT).

Speaker bio:
Rex Alexander is president of Five-Alpha (5α) LLC, a global consultancy dedicated to providing specialized education, training, insight, and services in the very challenging and unique communities of Helicopter and Vertical Lift Infrastructure and Organ/Tissue Donation & Transplantation.


Sponsored by Chicago Executive Pilots Association (CEPA).

This meeting is part of the bi-monthly Chicago Executive Pilots’ Association proficiency and safety seminar series, this event is to promote safety and build proficiency flying. Students and airline captains alike are invited to participate in this excellent forum where we think through the various options from the comfort of your chair, firmly on the ground… before it is you sitting in the cockpit.

If you aren’t a member of CEPA, please consider joining CEPA if you aren’t a member and like programs like this, please visit us at www.PWKpilots.org/membership/  Your dues help pay for these safety seminars.

NOTE: There is an IMC Club meeting prior to this one. Each has a separate registration. Please join us for both but be sure to register for both separately. Also, register here for the IMC Club meeting.


August 28, 2019
19:30 - 21:00 CDT
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Ramada Plaza
1090 S Milwaukee Avenue
Wheeling, IL 60090 United States
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