USHST call for support: If you want to be in the middle of the effort to improve helicopter safety, join us by filling out this page

Industry Co-Chair Search

The USHST also has begun a search for an industry co-chair to succeed Raj Helweg, chief pilot of Air Methods, who is nearing completion of his second two-year term as co-chair. Helweg will remain with the USHST Steering Committee. The USHST government co-chair is Wayne Fry, FAA Flight Standards Division Manager for General Aviation Safety Assurance.  The USHST is an all-volunteer team of U.S. government and U.S. industry leaders formed to address the factors affecting an unacceptable civil helicopter accident rate.

Application Closing Date: 15 November 2019

For information and criteria on how a helicopter safety expert can join the USHST effort, contact Chris Hill via email at

Each year the U.S. helicopter industry safely flies more than 3.2 million flight hours and every second of every flight must be handled with professionalism.

The USHST strongly encourages aviation safety professionals to review NTSB accident reports with emphasis on the Accident Analysis, Probable Cause, Findings and Recommendations.

Days since last U.S. Fatal Helicopter Accident: