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November 1, 2009
Priority 1 considers cross training, crew interoperability and teamwork as fundamental to its Class D basic hoist rescue course. TRAINING/SEARCH & RESCUE Search and rescue (SAR) is a crowded arena with many players—from the U.S. military and Coast Guard (USCG) to local police and fire departments. These organizations vary widely, and their training reflects that, though there is a...
October 1, 2009
PRODUCTS The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Level 7 qualification for Urbana, Ill.-based Frasca International’s AS350B2 flight training device (FTD). The simulator, which features a 200 x 70 field of view, graphical...
September 1, 2009
PRODUCTS Gladstone Aerospace (GAC) of Ottawa, Ontario has established a strategic business alliance with Night Flight Concepts (NFC). The goal of the partnership is to "leverage each...
September 1, 2009
If you ask pilots about Night Vision Goggles (NVGs), you will normally get one of two responses: I wouldn’t fly at night without them or I have no interest in flying with them, period! Perhaps you are undecided about whether NVGs fit into your program. Night vision goggles, NVGs or simply "goggles," certainly have their share of controversy, but not if you speak to the pilots that routinely...
September 1, 2009
Options abound for training in the use of night vision goggles. Similarities and stark differences exist between the civilian and military approaches. Rotor & Wing takes a comprehensive look at those options, similarities and differences. Night vision goggles (NVG) have been used by the military for decades and by civilians for about 10 years. As the number of users-turned-instructors has grown and the...
August 1, 2009
TRAINING Seven well-qualified students have won apprenticeship positions with Bristow Helicopters, from a field of nearly 120 competitors. Varying in age between 17 and 21, the seven young men are currently studying at Air Service Training, Perth. They are all beginning the second stage of their apprenticeship programs, and are working toward their Category A3 Licenses. If...
August 1, 2009
MTrax Maintenance Tracking Version 2.0 Keeping close tabs on your aircraft’s maintenance is a top priority. Tdata computerized the solution to this problem by developing MTrax, a maintenance tracking program. Now the company has released version 2.0 of MTrax. With just one license, owners and operators can track an unlimited number of aircraft. Functionally, MTrax keeps an eye on ADs, service...
July 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL Jugglers were just part of the festivities at Sloane Aviation’s triple celebration on June 6. The company, which is based in Northamptonshire, U.K., marked its 40th anniversary, the 20th anniversary of its Sywell Aerodrome headquarters, and the completion of a new building extension. The extension houses a new flying school, a flight training...
July 1, 2009
Flying without using the natural horizon is...well...unnatural. It seems pretty simple to the average helicopter pilot. But hauling a load under a helicopter isn’t something that can be done the first time using basic flying skills. It takes knowledge of and proficiency in vertical reference flying. That skill must be mastered first. Andre Hutchings is the director of operations at Los Angles...
June 17, 2009
The National Research Council Canada (NRC) provides specialized training for test pilot schools at its flight research lab in Ottawa. The two-week sessions train pilots on advanced handling qualities. The pilots go to the...
June 11, 2009
Jugglers were just part of the festivities at Sloane Aviation’s triple celebration this past Saturday. The company...
June 1, 2009
MILITARY | SIMULATOR Boeing’s Apache Longbow Crew Trainer 24 (LCT), which was built for the U.S. Army, is going to be "deployed in theater," said Sarah Hotaling. director of Boeing’s Army, Navy and Marine Corps training systems program. Designed as a full-mission, high-fidelity flight simulator, the LCT 24 is a mobile trainer that can be moved by truck from site to...
June 1, 2009
TRAINING The Scandinavian Safety Training Centre’s (SSTC) new MWH-6 HUET (Helicopter Underwater Emergency Trainer) capsule is capable of rotating 360 degrees around three axes. This is a substantial advance from older HUETs that had limited ranges of motion underwater, and thus were unable to provide a wide variety of submersions. The MWH-6 can achieve this level of rotational flexibility due to its...
June 1, 2009
TRAINING | SAFETY Denver, Colo., known as the Mile High City, was an appropriate setting for Rotor & Wing’s first annual Safety & Training Summit. The interactive seminar, which was held April 27 and 28 at the Hyatt Tech Center hotel, drew a wide variety of aviators, operations managers and administrators from every aspect of the helicopter community. Attendees had an opportunity to hear and...
May 1, 2009
BDUs vs. Blue Jeans I said I was going to stay away from this subject, but darned if it doesn’t keep coming up. So, since this issue of Rotor & Wing will be handed out the annual Army Aviation Association of America conference (aka Quad-A), I’m going to address the age-old contention that military-trained pilots are usually, if not always, better then civilian-trained pilots. This way, our...
May 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL | SIMULATOR Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) will train on AgustaWestland’s AW109 Power Level D full flight simulator. The device is based at the Alessandro Marchetti Training...
April 9, 2009
The new EC135/EC145 flight training device (FTD) will be used to train STAT-MedEvac pilots. American Eurocopter began operating the simulator in December 2008, with...
April 2, 2009
With the upcoming debut of their new GAT-II HELO flight training device at the Safety & Training Summit 2009 on April 27th and 28th in Denver, Colorado, the FAA officially extends its Airman...
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...
January 30, 2009
Eurocopter UK announced that it will break ground on a new service and simulator facility at Kirkhill Commercial Park...
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