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December 7, 2011
Representatives from the Royal Malaysian Air Force received a first-hand look at its initial Eurocopter EC725 during this week’s LIMA Exhibition. Eurocopter provided a live...
December 3, 2011
Helicopter flight training at Kansas State University is getting a boost through a partnership with Universal Helicopters. “The partnership initially will bring in three helicopters...
December 3, 2011
Big Bend Community College and Inland Helicopters of Spokane have partnered to train a new generation of helicopter pilots. The new pilot...
December 1, 2011
It’s the life-saving medical helicopter that has been saving lives since 1985, and its team just received a great honor. The LIFE STAR program, owned and operated by Hartford Hospital, has...
November 1, 2011
October 1, 2011
Once again the next big helicopter expo will be upon us in short order. Highly polished aircraft will adorn the floors of a cavernous convention center. It may be your one and only chance to compare and contrast the various models of flying machines available to you side-by-side. Sure, you’d like to have one of each; we all would. But alas, we can’t. So the one you choose has got to do your...
September 1, 2011
As one person referred to shooting a feral hog from a helicopter: “This is a hunters' trifecta!” Hunting, hogs and a helicopter—all at one time. Texas is the only state in the U.S. that will allow any wild animal to be killed from a helicopter. That animal is the feral hog, sometimes referred to by Texas land owners as the “400-lb rat.” Texas House Bill 716, Section 43-102...
September 1, 2011
In my last article (“Tips for Younger Pilots,” July 2011 Rotor & Wing), I expressed some thoughts for folks contemplating a career as a helicopter pilot. I’ve received a lot of good feedback on this article and would like to expand a bit and focus on things to think about from a career standpoint. First of all, I would like to say that I’ve never worked for a bad helicopter...
August 8, 2011
The National EMS Pilots Association has launched a survey that focuses on heliport design and safety. The information...
August 1, 2011
The U.S. Navy has completed a successful test flight of an MH-60 Seahawk flown with a 50/50 blend of algae-based and...
July 27, 2011
Night Flight Concepts, in partnership with aerospace physiology consulting firm Delta P, has created a website that serves as a resource for educational material surrounding hand-held laser pointers...
July 1, 2011
The Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) and its partner, the Louisiana State Police, will host its 41st annual conference and exposition at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in the city known as “The Big Easy,” New Orleans, La. The event, from July 20–23, will include discussion groups, workshops, and a...
July 1, 2011
On May 21, current employees and past associates of Kaman Corp. gathered to honor its founder, Charles H. Kaman, who passed away on January 21, 2011. The man many called “one of the true helicopter pioneers” died of natural causes at age 91. Known to all associated with him as “Charlie,” Kaman graduated from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., with a degree in aeronautical...
July 1, 2011
Water egress training is not just about escaping the aircraft, but about all aspects of surviving a water emergency. Familiarizing one’s self with treading water while wearing a helmet, flight suit and boots is an essential part of any training scenario. The first time I ever flew over a large body of water as pilot-in-command was in a single-engine Robinson R22. I had a whopping 120 hours in my...
June 28, 2011
Marignane, France is the site of the new Eurocopter global logistics facility. The 575,869-square-foot...
June 23, 2011
Larry Alexandre is the new president of Heli-One. He replaces Neil Calvert, who is retiring...
June 14, 2011
Bell Helicopter has broken ground on its new Asia-Pacific facility at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park. The...
June 14, 2011
Transport Canada Civil Aviation has issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) for Garmin’s...
June 6, 2011
Englewood, Colo.-based Air Methods Corp. has reached an agreement to purchase Air Holdings, parent company of Omniflight Helicopters. With headquarters...
June 6, 2011
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is sending a message to those who point hand-held lasers at the cockpits of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft—it’ll cost you. FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt and Secretary...
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