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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...
September 25, 2008
DART Helicopter Services' affiliated partner, Apical Industries, received the approval for their emergency float and emergency float with life rafts systems for...
September 10, 2008
State police officials spent Sept. 9 trying to reassure critics in the state legislature that Maryland's air ambulance system is in capable hands, according to The Baltimore Sun. A...
September 1, 2008
PUBLIC SERVICE The U.S. Homeland Security Dept is calling for more Eurocopter AS350s for its Customs and Border Protection service. The vendor, American Eurocopter, expects the indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery contract to cover up to 50 more AS350B3s during its base year and four one-year options. The contract has a value of up to $150 million. Customs and Border Protection today operates 48...
September 1, 2008
SERVICES Civilian, military and public service leaders will discuss and debate the challenges and benefits of helicopter use in emergency operations at Rotor & Wing’s Search and Rescue Summit 2008, Slated for Sept. 18 in Reston, Va., the event will feature panel discussions on the organization and integration of and training...
August 21, 2008
In two separate rescues, the Coast Guard Sector San Diego, Calif. flew four patients to the hospital in La Jolla, Calif. Using one of their three MH-60 Jayhawks, Lt. Denning flew his crew more than 100 mi for...
August 18, 2008
The Native American Havasupai reservation, located near the Grand Canyon in Colorado, was flooded due to a dam break yesterday. Helicopters by...
August 11, 2008
Four men were in trouble off the coast of Cannon Beach, Ore. this past weekend. The Coast Guard Group/Air Station Astoria, “Received a call from the vessel over VHF radio about 6:10 a.m. PST, reporting mayday they were taking on water and putting on life jackets preparing to go in the water,” Group Deputy Officer Mark Dobney told R&W, “The men then used the [emergency...
August 6, 2008
Two pilots and two on-board technical staff are still missing, three days after taking off from the Hyderabad Airport in India. A...
August 1, 2008
There is always far more to a news story than what makes it into print — the back story of all the intricate maneuvering and hours of negotiations, the legal and financial aspects, who may be grinding an axe, protecting a friend or pursuing a financial interest. The challenge for us here at Rotor & Wing, and for any journalists, is to convey the heart of a story accurately without explaining...
August 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL Australian regulators in late June launched a first-ever, month-long review of the safety of helicopter and other operations in the northern part of that country. Two teams of Civil Aviation Safety Authority inspectors, investigators and safety advisors planned to carry out...
August 1, 2008
PUBLIC SERVICE The World Food Program needs more qualified helicopter-support vendors around the globe, the head of that U.N. agency’s aviation unit told Rotor & Wing. Pierre Carrasse said the agency at any one time has 60 aircraft in the field, operating in 15 or so countries around the world. Most of those are fixed-wing, he said, but the contracted helicopters the agency fields play key roles...
August 1, 2008
NTSB: Boost Tour Operator Training, Oversight U.S. accident investigators say they have evidence of air tour maintenance problems and want industry leaders and the FAA to act quickly to put an end to them. The National Transportation Safety Board’s call is based on investigations into the March 8, 2007, Princeville, Hawaii crash of a Heli-USA Airways Aérospatiale AS350BA1 and a Sept. 11, 2002...
August 1, 2008
The Australian Defence Force has decided not to purchase a dedicated medical evacuation helicopter that was to be used in...
July 9, 2008
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...
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