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February 1, 2011
Sikorsky Uncovers CH-53K Virtual Reality Center Sikorsky’s new “virtual reality” center in Stratford, Conn. will help designers address assembly and maintenance issues for the CH-53K. Stratford, Conn.-based Sikorsky Aircraft has opened a new 3D “virtual reality” center for the U.S. Marine Corps CH-53K. Situated within engineering labs at the company’s primary facility in...
January 27, 2011
For a defense journalist, there is always something unique about attending the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Institute of Land Warfare (ILW) Aviation Symposium and Exposition, regularly held in Washington, D.C., and its bigger brother, the Army Aviation Association of America (Quad-A), held all over the country but often in Nashville, Tenn. The spread and depth of senior Army...
January 27, 2011
The U.S. Navy has issued a $44-million contract for CAE to build two Sikorsky MH-60R tactical operational flight trainers (TOFTs)...
January 1, 2011
Two German Air Force Tornados roared away from the runway at Lechfeld airbase in Germany, banking hard to chase the disappearing dots on the skyline which represented a diverse package of six rescue helicopters. These aircraft—two German Air Force UH-1D Hueys, two AB212s from the Italian Air Force and a Caracal EC725 teamed with an AS330 Puma from the French Air Force—were heading towards an...
January 1, 2011
Medics from the Afghan National Army have received basic medical training from U.S. Army soldiers with MEDEVAC Detachment, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment. The training will afford ANA medics the readiness to assume responsibility throughout the battlefield, aiming...
November 1, 2010
Senior program manager Bonnie Berg assumes a crew position at Rockwell Collins Virtual Avionics Procedures Trainer (VAPT). Rockwell Collins is unveiling a new cockpit procedures trainer for the Boeing CH-47 Chinook. Mark Harris, the manufacturer’s senior director of training and information solutions services, says the Chinook Virtual Avionics Procedures Trainer (VAPT) is scheduled to be operational...
November 1, 2010
β€Šβ€Š The simple but sophisticated TH-1H glass cockpit. Three MFDs define the clean panel layout with the center MFD serving as an aircraft systems instrumentation and fuel display. Amid a sea of green there is this small Air Force blue unit charged with responsibility of providing helicopter flight training for all undergraduate pilots proceeding to flying careers in the Air Force’s UH-1N Huey...
October 1, 2010
I fear that hover checks are becoming a lost art, and science should strenuously object. There’s no question that we’ve all experienced watching helicopter takeoffs which feature the pilot quickly getting through checklists and bringing the rotor to flight speed, followed immediately by an armpit full of abruptly pulled collective, driving the aircraft to a bounding or zooming departure usually...
September 2, 2010
Menominee, Mich.-based Enstrom Helicopter Corp. has begun flying the first 480B that will serve in the Japanese Ground Self...
August 30, 2010
Australia Supports ISAF in Afghanistan Colonel Andrew MacNab, deputy commander, 16 Army Aviation Brigade, Australian Army talks exclusively to R&W about his country’s rotary wing commitment to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. The interview took place at Enoggera Barricks, Brisbane on 31 May 2010. Andrew Drwiega: Colonel MacNab, could you outline your current...
August 5, 2010
More than 5,000 words of direct quotations from the Rotor & Wing 2010 Safety and Training Summit are now available through a web-only...
August 5, 2010
Speakers at “IFR for the VFR Pilot” during the Rotor & Wing 2010 Safety and Training Summit hammered home that helicopter...
August 3, 2010
With the latest innovations in technology reaching the cockpits of various military and public service helicopters, new challenges have surfaced for operators regarding pilot training and accident...
August 1, 2010
A new online feature at rotorandwing.com is home to several new video clips from the Rotor & Wing 2010 Safety and Training Summit. In addition to highlights from FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt’s keynote speech from the event, Rotor &...
August 1, 2010
Left to right, Steve “Elroy” Colby, Matt Murphey, BJ Raysor and Dennis Small. Photo by Andrew D. Parker With the latest innovations in technology reaching the cockpits of various military and public service helicopters, new challenges have surfaced for operators regarding pilot training and accident prevention. Rotor & Wing Columnist Steve Colby, defense contractor and retired U.S. Air...
August 1, 2010
Left to right Scott Tish, Randy Sharp, Fred Brisbois and Mark Mestre. Photo by Andrew D. Parker Speakers at “IFR for the VFR Pilot” during the Rotor & Wing 2010 Safety and Training Summit hammered home that helicopter operators should emphasize prevention in training pilots to avoid inadvertent instrument meteorological conditions (IIMC). But when VFR pilots suddenly find themselves in the...
August 1, 2010
HotSeat Heli-Sim Awarded at Summit Clark Intl Aviation Management’s Jeff Clark received a HotSeat Chassis Pilot Pro Heli-Sim at the Rotor & Wing 2010 Safety and Training Summit. HotSeat CEO Jay LeBoff and Rotor & Wing Publisher Randy Jones presented the winning name—which was selected from a random drawing of summit attendees—at the conclusion of the event. A video of the...
August 1, 2010
Quotes from Wednesday, June 9 Keynote speech from Randy Babbitt, FAA Administrator: On Safety: “Finding ways to improve pilot decision-making, better training, better access to helicopter simulators, adopting safety management practices and improving maintenance practice—all of these things put together add up to a safer operating environment.” “The safety record of this industry is...
August 1, 2010
Quotes from Tuesday, June 8 Ernie Stephens, Rotor & Wing Editor-at-Large: “Rule number one: If you leave with a helicopter, bring a helicopter back.” “Until about a year ago, I was absolutely 100 percent against night vision goggles for single-pilot operation. I thought it was crazy, I thought it was suicidal and I would never do it. It was based on my experience back when I was a...
July 1, 2010
Virtually every rotary wing aircraft currently operated by the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps is based on airframes and technology dating back at least 30 years, with some such as the UH-1, OH-58, OH-6, CH-47, CH-46 and CH/MH-53 being Vietnam-era. Both the UH-60 and AH-64 Apache go back to the 1970s and even the newest addition to the Army’s helicopter inventory, the UH-72A, is a military version...
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