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September 29, 2008
During the early morning hours of September 28, a Maryland State Police helicopter on a medevac mission crashed in District Heights, Md., a suburb of Washington. The AS365N Dauphin carried a pilot, paramedic, two trauma patients and a fire...
September 19, 2008
MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) delivered five new helicopters in late August. Gulf Helicopters (GHC), Qatar, took delivery of...
September 16, 2008
The £4.3-million ($7.7-million) helicopter has replaced the Greater Manchester Police’s previous MD 902 Explorer at its base in Barton. The new helo is fitted with high-def daylight and thermal...
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 8, 2008
Forsyth County, Ga., located just outside the metropolitan Atlanta area, is tying to change the county’s Unified Development Code for...
September 3, 2008
Camp Smith training site in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. is demonstrating the capabilities of a new EMS...
September 3, 2008
Indiana State Police, Evansville District, were conducting patrols in their Bell 407 when at 500 ft AGL, Sgt Andy Clark...
September 1, 2008
As I write this, a panel of distinguished judges is reviewing nominations for Rotor & Wing’s Helicopter Heroism Award and other honors. Their recommendations will help the staff of the magazine decide the winners of those awards. We will present the winners at the Search and Rescue Summit 2008 in Reston, Va. on the 18th of this month. (You can learn more about the Summit at...
September 1, 2008
Heli-Snipers Here to Stay Giovanni de Briganti calls on the U.S. military to consider employing a technique he explained is being used by several other forces, particularly the British and French (“Heli-Snipers Prove Effective” June 2008, page 54). He writes “...if the Pentagon can afford to spend $22 billion to buy 22,500 Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles to protect troops from...
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...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 Bell Helicopter is donating one of its Model 206Bs to the National Law Enforcement Museum, the company said during this year’s Airborne Law Enforcement Assn (ALEA) conference in Houston, Texas. "We are especially proud that a Bell helicopter symbolizes the contribution that helicopters have...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 Houston was the site of the 38th Annual ALEA Conference and Exposition. The two-day event drew 1,143 law enforcement aviators from around the globe, many of whom come every year for classes, workshops and access to the industry’s leading manufactures of aircraft, aviation products and support services. In addition to...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 Chief Pilot Jack Reichert of the Texas Dept of Public Safety accepted the keys to the police agency’s 10th Eurocopter AS350 police helicopter at the annual ALEA Conference in Houston in July. The white, black and gold B2 variant was presented by Larry Roberts, VP of commercial affairs for American...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 ALEA has embarked on a two-part initiative to promote airborne law enforcement to Congress. The first part is to encourage lawmakers to "support the funding efforts needed to keep aviation units active," according...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 Persistent Surveillance Systems made its aviation industry debut at ALEA. It brought along its high-altitude, aircraft-based, video surveillance system, which the company describes as being "like a live version of Google Earth with TiVo capability." Onlookers...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 Texas Aviation Services has delivered a Bell Helicopter Model 407 to the Volusia County, Fla. Sheriff’s Dept. This new 407 is one of three to be used in the sheriff’s emergency medical service and law enforcement air support missions for the county on Florida’s east-central coast. More than 500,000 people live in the county...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 Axsys Technologies of Grass Valley, Calif. used the 38th annual ALEA Conference as a backdrop to introduce its new, military-grade applications that it said would "significantly enhance" its’ high-definition V14HD MSII video system. Specifically, the applications are designed to reduce cockpit workload by simplifying the user/system interface. The first application, dubbed the...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 Sheriff Sidney Causey of New Hanover County, N.C. and several of his deputies traveled to the ALEA Conference in Houston to take delivery of a new R44 Raven 2 police helicopter from Kurt Robinson of Robinson Helicopter. The shiny, all-black aircraft is the Sheriff’s Office’s first, and came equipped with a forward-looking infrared sensor, searchlight and...
September 1, 2008
Aerocomputers received a contract for the Baltimore County Md. Police Dept, valued at more than $395,000, to provide UltiChart moving map systems, digital video recorders, rugged display monitors and high-precision inertial measurement units. Latitude Technologies has been selected by Talon Helicopters to provide its SkyNode S200-011 satellite voice and 2-way data equipment and LWS Sentinel tracking system...
September 1, 2008
PRODUCTS Specialist Aviation Services recalled all 18 of its MD Helicopters MD-902s from police and emergency medical service lessees in early August while it investigated a control system failure. On Aug. 8, an SAS Explorer on lease to Great North Air Ambulance of Durham, England, executed a run-on landing at its Denham Airfield base outside of London after the pilot experienced what the operator...
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