Mid Air Rope access reSponse (M.A.R.S.) presentation
This presentation addresses, what is extreme rope access on super high-rise buildings, above 200 meters, what is the difference of working conventional and industrial rope access, how the technician must be prepared for extreme and harsh working conditions at elevations above 500 meters, learns his skill from unrelated sports and how training is conducted. This presentation will cover the experience of the very first suspended access at heights above 500 meters and possible worst case scenarios, their prevention and the fundamentals of specialized and essential equipment.
M.A.R.S. is a pioneering project for the aerospace safety and high-rise industry. The project is initiated by Ivan Kristoff after the completion of the very first rope access work on the Antenna Mast of CN Tower (553m.), the world’s tallest structure in 2003. For this job Ivan had to create innovative high rise Emergency Rescue Plan and rewrite the rules for conventional air rescue from super high rise buildings.
The largest helicopter show in the Middle East will bring innovative concept for the high altitude rope and air rescue, helicopter operations and aviation safety
In 2014, Ivan Kristoff, a Nikon fan and member of NPS (Nikon Professional Services), showcased his NIKON equipment during one of the biggest helicopter shows in the world.
Dubai HeliShow is under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. At this high profile event, the Canadian photographer Ivan Kristoff has had a booth, photo exhibition and a presentations in which, he can showcase the most advanced digital cameras and imaging systems in remote photography on the tallest tower in the world.
Mr. Kristoff’s exhibitions have showcased some of the most prestigious Canadian high altitude rope access projects and helicopter rescue initiatives, which I completed in Canada. You will see a unique presentation of the first person who stepped on the unreachable places of the tallest tower in the world in that period. Some of the images in his show booth will depict some of the most challenging rope access projects in high-rise environment, captured by NIkon DX1. One of them is the first exterior repair at 1725″ during winter extreme conditions and winds above 60km/h.
During the event, Ivan showed documentaries on unique aerial and technical demonstrations, which have been captured with NIKON.
Visit Ivan Kristoff’s booth and see the his presentation during the M.A.R.S. Wireless Video Conference. In 2018, the biggest helicopter show in MENA will be held at the Royal Pavilion, Al Maktoum Airport, Dubai South, Dubai, UAE.
“Dubai Helishow has the tradition to present innovative ideas to the constantly increasing high rise building development in the Middle East and the world’s helicopter industry. In its history the will to make helicopter aviation safer is embedded. Now it will write a new page in the development of air rescue operations on super high-rise buildings, such as the Burj Khalifa...”, says Kristoff, known as the Canadian Spiderman.
The project has been initiated by Ivan after the completion of the very first rope access work on the Antenna Mast of CN Tower (553m.), the world’s tallest structure in 2003 and Canadian Wonder of the Modern World. For this job he had to create an innovative super high rise Emergency Rescue Plan and rewrite the rules for conventional aerial rescue from super high rise buildings. The plan includes aerial extraction of the rope access team from the top of the Skypod Observation deck and the exterior top of the CN Tower.
At that height, extreme weather conditions, frozen ropes and strong winds, present too many challenges and unprecedented scenarios to deal with. And where there are strong winds, there are too many “unknowns”, especially for vertical and aerial operations.
For helicopter pilots hovering at the height of above a few hundred meters off the ground is a challenge. At the Dubai Helishow 2014, Ivan Kristoff will present how to train aerial emergency rope access personnel for such operations and how to use the most modern GPS and mobile communication technology to monitor them in real time.
The M.A.R.S. concept has been presented to several air rescue and military organizations, including NASA. Further, the concept was shaped in the term M.A.R.S., which focuses on three separate, but related topics of:
For the presentation “Vertical Reference Long-Line External Cargo Ground Training course”, Ivan Kristoff will provide a course segment on Class D Human External Cargo Vertical rescue. He will bring us current with the Human External Cargo rules and regulations as well as equipment and mission.
For the presentation “M.A.R.S.”, Ivan Kristoff will explain what is extreme rope access on super high-rise buildings, above 200 meters, what is the difference between conventional and industrial rope access, how the technicians must be prepared for extreme and harsh working conditions. It will cover the experience of the very first suspended access at heights above 500 meters and possible worst case scenarios, their prevention and the fundamentals of specialized equipment.
About the presenter:
Ivan Kristoff is an aviator, rescuer and rope access expert in vertical and helicopter operations. He has organized and participated in Sea-Air-Land rope rescue demonstration.
Considered as one of the most experienced and talented experts in vertical/aerial rope access operations, and a man willing to share his knowledge with others, Ivan Kristoff continues to exert a strong influence on the direction in which the volunteer organizations can participate in Air Rescue.
His focus is on exploring new frontiers for helicopter and air-to-air rescue operations. That’s why, at the Dubai Helishow 2018, he can present the Mid Air Rope access System ( M.A.R.S. ) project.