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October 1, 2011
Bringing legitimate safety issues to the boss who cares, but may be untrained in the ways of safety management systems (SMS). This Bell 212 was used for Salt River Project power line construction in Arizona.   Photo by Dave Scott We all know that bringing problems to management without offering potential solutions is usually viewed as mere complaining. As safety professionals, we also have to...
October 1, 2011
Loss of tail rotor effectiveness (LTE) has been around for a long time and the majority of helicopter pilots are familiar with this aerodynamic phenomenon. They will have been briefed on it during basic training and have probably discussed it when fraternizing with their rotary wing colleagues. Very few will actually have had it demonstrated to them during training and Heaven forbid, experienced it...
September 14, 2011
Bristow Academy has launched a new training course focusing on wildfire operations and suppression. Wildfire instructors...
August 18, 2011
The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) has partnered with American Eurocopter to harness the power of social media in its efforts to reduce the commercial rotorcraft accident rate 80 percent by 2016. Together with American Eurocopter the group has sought to create a forward-thinking social media strategy to help increase operator awareness of safety issues. IHST has launched profiles on Facebook...
August 15, 2011
Canada’s Department of National Defence has dispatched three Bell CH-146 Griffons to support the Jamaica Defence Force...
August 1, 2011
This month’s issue features a variety of themes from different sectors of the helicopter industry—new airframes and updates on existing models from the Paris Air Show (see Rotorcraft Report); offshore (“Training Profile: Bristow Academy,” and “Inside FlightSafety Lafayette,”); firefighting (“Dousing the Flames,” and “Around the World: Australia Preps...
August 1, 2011
If you’ve visited the HAI or IHST websites lately you simply cannot miss the safety mantra of “Reduce the helicopter mishap rate 80 percent by 2016.” When I first heard this brave statement, I recall thinking, “Wow, pretty lofty goal.” Then I took the time to reflect on why these groups are aiming so high, and I couldn’t help but admire the tenacity of the...
August 1, 2011
Sikorsky Improves Colombian Training Sikorsky Aerospace Services has broken ground on a helicopter training complex at the Melgar Air Force Base in Colombia. The UH-60 Black Hawk flight training center, scheduled for completion later this year, will feature a full-motion, high-fidelity simulator to provide training for the Colombian Armed Services and other Latin American Sikorsky operators. Two pilots...
August 1, 2011
In my last column, I wrote about the safety enthusiasm in a “Just Culture” that permeated throughout the HAI Convention back in March. This culture is a partnership with management and all employees. A safety culture is ultimately a leadership responsibility and needs management commitment. Let’s look and see what a “Just Culture” is all about. I’ve attended many great...
August 1, 2011
In February 2009, FlightSafety International made a move to the offshore helicopter training market in a big way. This is the opening date for the company’s 78,000-square-foot training center in Lafayette, La. Up and running are two Level D full flight motion simulators, both for Sikorsky helicopters—the S-92 and the S-76C+, convertible to the C++. Also installed and running are two Bell...
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
CHC Helicopter Services recently solved an issue with a gear indicator on its Eurocopter AS332L Super Puma fleet using its safety management system (SMS). Pilots reported hearing and feeling the landing gear move into place, yet the indicators continued to display one of the gears in the “up”...
July 1, 2011
High winds and turbulence tend to be manageable when a helicopter is in level flight, but have a stronger impact during take-off, landing and hovering.  Russian Helicopters In February 2008, Senators Joe Biden, Chuck Hagel and John Kerry, along with a three-star general, were riding in a helicopter that was forced to make an emergency landing at 10,500 feet in the middle of the Afghanistan mountains...
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...
July 1, 2011
I’ve enjoyed the high privilege of flying both helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft, in both military and civilian settings, thanks to Navy, Coast Guard and Pan-Am tours of duty, additionally padded by a long list of other miscellaneous aviation activities. I consequently feel qualified to conclude that rotary wing equipment and helicopter operating environments frequently tend to demand more of their...
June 22, 2011
Air Rescue Systems has completed its second helicopter operations and rescue training school for the...
June 10, 2011
Cobham has reached an agreement with On Course Solutions to become a provider of customer pilot training for its...
June 8, 2011
Boise, Idaho-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) has developed a training course for NVG firefighting in response to outbreak of wildfires...
June 1, 2011
AgustaWestland has created an OGP aviation safety advisers training program. The course seeks to give safety advisers in the oil and gas industry technical synopses of the...
June 1, 2011
Squadron, Inc. Photo Hi-Jet Helicopter Services of Paramaribo, Suriname recently contracted the Squadron, Inc. to provide an operational safety assist visit as part of Hi-Jet implementing a safety management...
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