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March 30, 2009
U.S. airmen from the 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron based at Kedena Air Base on Okinawa are helping to train Afghan mechanics in the maintenance of Mil Mi-17 helicopters. The collaboration is part of...
March 2, 2009
Euroheli, Eurocopter’s distributor in Japan, has signed a deal with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces to build and deliver two EC135 helicopters for the...
March 1, 2009
Civilian Training vs. Military Training I’m frequently asked what the best way is to earn a helicopter pilot’s license, considering how much it costs to go to a flight school. They don’t have to go into much more detail than that, because I’ve been watching the cost of helicopter rentals rise ever since the mid-1980s when I thought $89 per hour for an R22 was outrageous. Guess what...
March 1, 2009
Human factors is the science of understanding the relationships of people, machines and technology. It recognizes the possibility of human error, and allows us the opportunity to identify this threat and resolve it before it becomes an incident or an accident. I recall my first cockpit resource management (CRM) course as a HH65A U.S. Coast Guard Dolphin pilot during the 1980s. The airlines had discovered...
March 1, 2009
It’s in the Cards The wheels no more than hit the pavement and the usual frenzy breaks loose as 80% of the passengers on the plane scramble to get their cell phones out and turned on. As I look around I can’t help but wonder what in the world we ever did before cell phones. Eventually I follow suit, break mine out, turn it on and call my point of contact for an update. Two hours and a short cab...
February 5, 2009
The European Defence Agency (EDA) awarded AgustaWestland a contract to conduct a six-month Helicopter Tactics Program (HTP) implementation study. As part of the U.K.-France helicopter initiative, the EDA took the lead in coordinating training...
February 1, 2009
PTSD, Aviators and Command Combat aviators tend to be fiercely independent, self-reliant, type-A personalities; the personality type also most likely to ignore or pigeon-hole physical or psychological symptoms that may reflect a deeper medical condition. Denial is a powerful mental weapon and aircrews are among the best at wielding it. This month I want to offer some suggestions for military commanders and...
January 26, 2009
Although Eurocopter’s products are in service with commercial operations throughout country, an expected order for as many as 15...
January 19, 2009
After over 30 years of service, West Point’s two Bell UH-1H Iroquois helicopters have been replaced with a pair of Eurocopter UH-72A Lakotas, the Army’s new...
January 1, 2009
Aircrew Coordination Aircrew coordination, cockpit resource management, cockpit coordination, cockpit communication management...these terms refer to the same basic principles of ensuring the sum of the members of an aircraft crew is greater than the individuals themselves. Computer-based training programs are great tools to enhance aircrew coordination training. We don’t know how many accidents...
January 1, 2009
FlightSafety, the world’s foremost aviation training company, greatly expands its rotorcraft training capacity with its newest Learning Center at Lafayette, Louisiana. The new center devotes its efforts exclusively to helicopter safety, providing a broad range of mission-specific training for offshore operations, EMS, law enforcement, newsgathering and more. "This state-of-the-art facility...
December 19, 2008
American Eurocopter now has its first full-motion, full-visual simulator on duty for its popular EC135/145 model helicopters. "This is a tremendous milestone for our training department,” said...
December 11, 2008
Prince Harry, son of Prince Charles of Wales and the late Princess Diana, has been accepted as a British Army Air Corps helicopter aviator trainee. Having passed...
December 10, 2008
Marine Corps aircrews training at Camp Lejeune, N.C. are now able to participate in water egress training in the service’s first indoor helicopter “dunker.” The new device...
December 1, 2008
Sikorsky’s Black Hawk In Autorotation Mr. Prouty’s writings provide great insights into all of the forces acting upon a helicopter. I have two questions regarding ("Gross Weight’s Effect on Autorotation" October 2007, page 44). While autorotation is a complex exercise in energy management, his detailed analysis and explanation (in an easy-to-read format) helped to separate fact...
December 1, 2008
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December 1, 2008
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October 1, 2008
TRAINING The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant has completed certification of its own training center, the company reports. It said the Federal Agency for...
August 7, 2008
The consortium owned equally by CAE and AgustaWestland has signed contracts with the Netherlands defense ministry to provide comprehensive NH90 helicopter training systems and services.  The total value of the contracts is about €50 million (C$80 million), the companies said. As part of the Joint NH90...
July 1, 2008
TRAINING Rotor & Wing’s 2008 Search and Rescue Summit, slated for Sept. 18 in Reston, Va., will capture lessons of multi-agency SAR operations.. The one-day event will include a morning session on the lessons of such operations...
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