About the author

Randy Mains

<p>Randy Mains has logged over 13,000 flight hours in a career that spans 49-years. He has been a CRM assessor in the two-crew helicopter cockpit for 30 of those years. As a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) trained and certified CRM instructor and facilitator, Randy teaches a popular 5-day CRM/AMRM train-the-trainer course through Oregon Aero. In 1982 he was the first recipient of the Golden Hour Award recognizing his contribution to furthering the helicopter air medical concept in America. In 2013 he received the prestigious Jim Charlson Safety Award for his efforts to promote helicopter air ambulance safety. A decorated combat pilot during the Vietnam War, Randy was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, 27 Air Medals and the Bronze Star Medal. He currently writes a monthly column for Rotorcraft Pro magazine entitled &ldquo;My Two Cents&rsquo; Worth.&rdquo;</p>