August 1, 2008 is the deadline for nominations for Rotor & Wing’s Helicopter Heroism Awards. If you know of displays of heroism and flying skills involving helicopter crews and individuals on missions conducted in calendar year 2007, go here
to nominate them. This year awards will be given an expanded set of categories that include the following operational sectors: public service, military, commercial/corporate/private. Nominations to date include a U.S. Marine Corps team that saved five people from a crashed aircraft that was surrounded by thick underbrush and engulfed in flames or the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak that also risked their lives to save four souls adrift in a life raft. The awards will be presented September 18 at the 2008 Search & Rescue Summit being held in Reston, Va. To register for that event, click here.