Former Chief Instructor Pilot of Guidance Aviation, Kristi Grant, featured in Vertical Magazine, Special Guest Speaker at Safety Stand Down

Pilot Kristi Grant, once Chief Instructor Pilot at Guidance Aviation, talks about her high altitude helicopter flight training and her career as a professional pilot in Vertical Magazine:
Special Guest Speaker on Safety Stand Down Day

Mr. David Huntziner, MS, Ph.D.
Safety Science,
Sr. VP Helicopter Services,

Dr. David Huntzinger, Senior Vice President of Helicopter Services at ARGUS PRISM will be presenting Procedural (intentional) Non-Compliance and Flight Risk Assessments at Guidance’s Safety Stand Down Day.  Dr. Huntzinger has served as the Vice President of Safety (and/or Security) at Eurocopter, Korean Air, TAG Aviation, America West and was the Senior Principal Scientist; Air Safety Investigation at the Boeing Company.  With more than 30 years of Aviation Safety Experience, Huntzinger holds a Masters and Ph.D. in Safety Science.  He has been a U.S. Coast Guard, EMS, and corporate pilot flying both rotor-wing and fixed-wing aircraft.

This Safety Stand Down Day will also cover the following:

  • Accident Causation Model and Mitigating Factors
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Managing Fatigue in Helicopter Operations                                                                                                  (derived from Dr. Mark Rosekind, NTSB Board Member)
  • Safety Management System Review
  • Safety Audit Results  
Guidance Aviation provides high altitude helicopter and fixed wing flight training utilizing the newest aircraft and best equipment available. For more information, go to or