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August 29, 2008
A Blount County, Tenn. man has been missing for days and, weather permitting, Knox County’s Airwatch (the adjoining county) will be called into service...
August 21, 2008
Vassilis Paleokostas, charged with kidnapping , robbery and other crimes, escaped from a high-security prison in June 2006, using a helicopter. He was re-apprehended late Wednesday night...
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 15, 2008
The Colonie, N.Y. Town Board voted unanimously to continue, through the end of the year, allowing local paramedics and emergency staff to provide services using...
August 14, 2008
Specialist Aviation Services recalled all 18 of its MD Helicopters MD-902s from police and emergency medical service lessees while it investigated the control system failure. On Aug. 8, an SAS Explorer on lease to Great North Air Ambulance of Durham, England, executed a run-on...
August 8, 2008
An elderly woman went missing from her Lancashire home yesterday and police and mountain rescue teams...
August 4, 2008
The $33.6 million will help to upgrade or replace some of aviation command’s fleet. Nine of the 12 Dauphins are nearing the end of two decades and are used to fly aerial law...
August 4, 2008
Military commanders in Afghanistan will soon get some relief that they have been calling for. A fifth of the RAF's search and rescue helicopter crews will be sent to help British troops in...
August 1, 2008
Well thought-out requirements and good planning are essential to getting an end product that is a pleasing, perfect helicopter, whether the aircraft is new or used. Primer Definitions: Completions and Refurbishments or Refurbs: While not defined in Webster’s dictionary, typically a helicopter completion involves making a factory-new helicopter meet a customer’s prescribed specifications. A...
August 1, 2008
Paul Schaaf has been through several aircraft completions, and has learned some lessons through them. The chief pilot for the Fairfax County, Va. Police Dept’s Helicopter Div was project manager for the recent upgrade of its two Bell Helicopter Model 407s to what is called the Mission Enhanced configuration. He also participated in past completions of the division’s old 206 LongRanger and the...
July 28, 2008
This Friday, August 1, is the deadline to submit your nominations for the Rotor & Wing Helicopter Heroism Awards. Winners...
July 25, 2008
The Ohio Highway Patrol aviation unit is working hard to battle crime on the streets of Canton. As part of a four-day effort, the six dual-rated pilots are using their...
July 24, 2008
The Homeland Security Dept. is calling for more of the Eurocopter aircraft for its Customs and Border Protection service. The vendor, American Eurocopter, expects the indefinite...
July 14, 2008
The new Vigor Health Usage and Management System (VHUMS) will be used on the S-76D executive transport helicopter. VHUMS is a new family of lower cost, full functionality health usage management systems (HUMS) optimized for mid-size helicopters. The system will...
July 11, 2008
In the city of Colonie, N.Y., city officials are ending a 15-year relationship between local paramedics and state police by refusing to staff the Lifeguard Air Rescue Program. Reported by an area Web site, timesunion.com, the city weighed costs and liability and decided that it will focus its efforts on the local...
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...
July 3, 2008
Welcome to R&W’s updated homepage. You’ll still find all the rotorcraft information you require here, with our daily news briefs, powerful search engine and current...
July 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | UAVS Honeywell has fitted its Micro Air Vehicle with a gimballed sensor that allows a ground station operator to reposition the camera remotely. This is intended to...
July 1, 2008
Growing recognition of homeland security needs, the availability of funding to meet them, and new equipment to support those missions are lifting police air units from England to Indonesia. Law enforcement agencies across the globe are recognizing the value of airborne support and acting to secure it for their operations. In almost every region of the world, prospects are for the growth of airborne law...
July 1, 2008
The United Kingdom is a small country, but it does have big ideas when it comes to police helicopters. The nation’s 60 million people live in a country of 93 million sq mi. That compares in size with the U.S. state of Michigan (with a bit more than 10 million residents) and is one-third that of Texas (with more than 23.5 million). To cover this area, England and Wales have 43 police forces, Scotland...
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