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December 1, 2008
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November 25, 2008
The North Carolina Army National Guard received a UH-72A Lakota helicopter Monday afternoon at...
November 24, 2008
The North Carolina Army National Guard received a UH-72A Lakota helicopter Monday afternoon at...
November 12, 2008
Italian helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland has signed an agreement with Russia’s Oboronprom Corp to assemble and sell the medium...
November 7, 2008
AgustaWestland and Oboronprom announced they have signed an agreement for the establishment of a 50-50 joint venture in Russia to set up and run a civil AW139...
November 4, 2008
The round table discussion at the Air Medical Transport Conference was the first of its kind for the flight chaplains. This forum allowed participants to interact with a flight...
November 3, 2008
Planners for the government-sponsored 7th annual China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, scheduled for Nov. 4-9 in the country’s Guangdong Province, are expecting the event...
November 1, 2008
One panel at the Search and Rescue Summit 2008 was “The Go/No Go Decision.” This interactive event revealed some pieces involved in deciding whether or not to scrub a mission. Risk management and communication were a common thread. “I think his point is communication within the aircraft. There are four guys in there that are going out to a really bad situation,” said Cdr Jim...
November 1, 2008
Carson Helicopters’ firefighting contract with the U.S. Forest Service has been temporarily suspended by the USFS due to an aircraft weight issue. The contract requires the company to declare the weight of each helicopter to help project payload capabilities. But during an investigation into the fatal crash of a CH helicopter on Aug. 5, one of CH’s other 12,000-lb S-61s was found to be 400 lb...
November 1, 2008
The winners of the Military and Public Service 2007 Above And Beyond The Call Awards performed their duties bravely, professionally, safely and with honor. This year, as in past years, the Helicopter Heroism Award judges had a tough time picking the overall winner, and the winners of the military and public service categories from the 20-plus reports submitted to R&W from all around the world. Hours...
November 1, 2008
This year’s Search & Rescue Summit drew hundreds from around the world, including our Helicopter Heroism Award winners, each of whom were nominated by their associates, then selected by our panel of judges and you, the readers. We are proud to introduce the judges of Rotor & Wing’s 2007 Helicopter Heroism Award. Chris Baur has more than 11,000 hr, is a dual-rated certified flight...
November 1, 2008
We’re All In It Together For those of you who are not from the United States, please read this article and know that when I write about the brotherhood of dedicated helicopter crews that perform rescue operations I mean all of the folks in the world that have dedicated their lives to this calling. I guess as we get older our ability to tolerate nonsense becomes more and more fragile. I have listened...
October 22, 2008
Flight Safety International has partnered with flight simulator manufacturer Frasca to place light turbine simulators in many of FSI’s training centers...
October 10, 2008
The RAF Benson has hit a £250,000 ($424,000) hole for an EC135 that has already been ordered. A police...
October 8, 2008
The H-92 Superhawk demonstrated its mission capabilities in nine countries throughout Europe during the past...
October 2, 2008
The Georgia Army National Guard retired its last UH-1 Huey. In a ceremony yesterday at the Winder Regional Airport, the Huey was flown from Winder to...
October 2, 2008
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that on October 2 at approximately 10:30 a.m., a Missouri National Guard helicopter flying a marijuana eradication mission with a state trooper on board was shot at by a 69-year...
October 1, 2008
MILITARY U.S. Coast Guard officials are seeking to understand why an HH-65C crashed during a training flight off the Hawaiian island of Oahu on Sept. 4, killing all four crewmembers. The aircraft, upgraded in the last year or so to the "Charlie" configuration with new...
October 1, 2008
There seems to be a sudden rise in EMS accidents. Sharing lessons learned may help prevent future crashes. I’ve enjoyed producing occasional articles and stories for Rotor & Wing, our industry’s most respected helicopter-oriented periodical, during an extended span of years now. Usually, I’ve described adventures by the U.S. Coast Guard and flying in the Caribbean or Alaska. But...
October 1, 2008
The school that teaches U.S. Army aviators to operate safely on high-altitude missions, like those on the battlefields of Afghanistan, shares key principals of that training. Mid-October in the Rocky Mountains is no place for an outing by yourself, especially if you are unprepared. Typically during this time, pilots at the High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site (HAATS) would spend their...
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