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July 10, 2012
Well it’s that time of year again when Reserve and National Guard aviators plan and execute their annual training plans. Many commercial pilots are members of the Reserve components and take time off of their flying jobs to “switch hats” and put on the green flight suit to serve their country. The difficulty with keeping current and proficient within the active duty flight regulations...
July 1, 2012
Prince William, now a qualified SAR Operational Captain. UK MoD Second in line to the throne after his father, Prince William recently qualified as a search and rescue (SAR) pilot in duties as part of the Royal household in the UK will steadily increase, as the military involvement in conducting SAR missions around the UK is set to stop in the next few years. Military SAR will be replaced by a completely...
July 1, 2012
National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman has selected John DeLisi as director of the Office of Aviation Safety (OAS). DeLisi replaces the retiring Tom Haueter. DeLisi has been with NTSB for 20 years and served as the OAS deputy director since 2007. Brad Pedersen has succeeded Donald Harlan as president and CEO of Breeze-Eastern. Pedersen was formerly the president of Airborne Systems...
June 28, 2012
French operator Heli-Union has added a new Eurocopter Dauphin N3/N3+ full flight simulator (FFS) to its training center in Angouleme. The unit is qualified as a Level B full flight simulator (FFS) and a Level 2 flight training device...
June 28, 2012
The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center underwent a change in leadership on June 22 when Brig. Gen Timothy Edens assumed responsibilities as the director of Army safety and commander in Fort Rucker, Ala. Edens, who joined the Army in 1981, took over from Brig. Gen. William Wolf. Edens’ previous assignment was assistant division commander of support for the 2nd Infantry Division in the...
June 26, 2012
The U.S. State Department has authorized Bloomfield, Conn.-based Kaman Corp. to begin negotiations with the government of New Zealand involving the SH-2G Super Seasprite. The proposed sale would cover 11 SH-2Gs, a...
June 8, 2012
A Kuwaiti military helicopter lands at a troop medical clinic as part of evac training. The U.S. Third Army has teamed with the Kuwaiti military for a joint medical...
June 7, 2012
French NH90 in the NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH) variant. As the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Boeing Chinook clatters toward its objective, navigation being assisted by a moving map and a pre-planned mission profile, the pilot is aware of a familiar voice filling the headphones. It is a voice they have heard several times before and they know, aside from the callsign, that the person speaking is watching their...
June 1, 2012
The Long Island Army National Guard has completed Bambi bucket training with two of its Sikorsky UH-60...
June 1, 2012
Boeing CH-46Es at Exercise Balikatan 2012, a joint training exercise involving the U.S. Marines and the Philippines. The U.S. Marine Corps Medium Helicopter...
June 1, 2012
Having always stood with one foot set lightly in airplanes and the other planted firmly in helicopters, I’ve often enjoyed contending to fixed-wing-only operators that safely accomplished rotary wing aviation will always maintain a smug status as much more challenging and demanding than their version of flying, which consists, as anyone can see, of mindlessly driving a relatively simple and foolproof...
May 29, 2012
Canada-based CAE has appointed Gene Colabatistto as group president for military simulation products, training and services. Colabatistto...
May 29, 2012
RAF Shawbury, the home of the United Kingdom’s tri-service Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS), is the first customer to receive a part task gunnery training system from virtual reality company Virtalis. The gunnery element is an additional upgrade to the existing Helicopter Crew Reality (HCR) system that ab-initio—which means “from the beginning”—crewmen use during their...
May 23, 2012
The Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico has placed into service a new Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk simulator from FlightSafety International. The Level D simulator—which FlightSafety...
May 17, 2012
The California Department of Fire Protection and the U.S. Marine Corps took part in the fifth annual Wildland Firefighting Exercise...
May 8, 2012
The push to train crewmen and maintainers serving in the Afghan Air Force is not solely the responsibility of those NATO countries currently operating in Afghanistan (look out for Rotor & Wing’s forthcoming feature on U.S. Army training of Afghan helicopter aircrew). On April 1, the first 10 Afghan helicopter maintainers began a 90-day course at the OAO Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant in...
May 1, 2012
Sandel Avionics has reached an agreement with the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) to supply its SN3500 primary navigation display and SG102...
May 1, 2012
The U.S. Army has signed Bell Helicopter to provide logistical support for 30 Bell 407s with the Iraqi Army. The more than $15-million contract covers training Iraqi Army Aviation pilots to operate and...
April 26, 2012
The U.S. Marine Corps’ 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Battalion Landing Team part of the 24th Marine...
April 19, 2012
Spanish IT company, Indra, has selected the Christie Matrix StIM simulation projection system for the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD). The British Army and Royal Navy are set to use the system for training with the new AgustaWestland...
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