Christopher Young

Executive Director, Tour Operators Program of Safety

Chris is a broker with Pik West Insurance Agency as well as the Executive Director of the Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS).  He brings with him 30 years of aviation and leadership experience from the U.S. Navy, helicopter air ambulance, aircraft manufacturing, aviation safety, technical publications and insurance segments with over 2900 flight hours as a pilot.  He understands the unique complexities that all types of aircraft operators face when implementing risk management strategies.  He offers practical guidance on conducting safety and quality analyses, hazard assessments, incident investigations, compliance evaluations, continuous improvement opportunities as well as brokering insurance.  Chris is active in the helicopter safety community as the co-chair of the USHST Outreach Team and Secretary of the HAI Safety Working Group.