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June 1, 2011
You are a small helicopter operator and you have recently purchased one of those high speed-low drag safety management systems (SMS). Congratulations. Now what? You open the box, start clicking the computer and pretty soon find yourself facing a lot of forms that need filling in, along with a lot of questions needing answering by your co-workers. So you go asking those questions and before you know it...
May 20, 2011
Broomfield, Colo.-based Rotors of the Rockies has initiated an NVG training program that...
May 19, 2011
Boise, Idaho-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited has reached an agreement to distribute L-3 Warrior Systems...
May 1, 2011
Boise, Idaho-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) has obtained an extension to continue night vision...
May 1, 2011
Type-II laser pointers, such as this one, can project a 1–4 m/W beam as far as 800 feet. Many communities around the world have passed laws prohibiting them from being pointed at people, land vehicles and aircraft. I suppose it was 1986-ish when I held a laser device in my hand for the first time. It was mounted on an assault weapon a fellow officer in the Special Operations Division had recently...
April 4, 2011
Boise, Idaho-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) has received a contract to continue providing night vision goggle...
April 4, 2011
This month I decided to take a different direction in discussing aviation safety by writing about HAI’s Heli-Expo in March. I was part of the Rotor & Wing editorial team covering the event and spent much of my time at the magazine’s booth talking to pilots, manufacturers, safety officers and other aviation safety enthusiasts. All one has to do is walk around the display areas to see how...
April 1, 2011
The Fenestron shrouded tail rotor features a stator and asymmetrically spaced blades to reduce noise emission ensure safety. Rotorcraft noise is inevitable and almost taken for granted. To the general public, a helicopter’s positive image is one of a provider of emergency medical services, law enforcement and fire fighting. However its disruptive noise can lead to responses of annoyance, fear...
April 1, 2011
Mike Franz with students attending his “Clarification and Enhancement of Aeronautical Knowledge” course at Colorado HeliOps. Over the past 43 years, Mike Franz has had a good look at the efficiency of maneuvers-based training (MBT) methods. Flying for the U.S. Army in Vietnam, and as chief pilot, pilot instructor and director of operations for Florida-based civilian operators, he’s...
April 1, 2011
CAE to Provide S-76 Sim Training Under a partnership with Brazil’s Líder Aviação, CAE is planning to form a joint venture dedicated to providing simulation-based pilot training in South America. The venture will employ a Level D CAE 3000 Series full flight simulator to train on the Sikorsky S-76C++ starting in early 2012. The FFS, which will also supply S-76A, B and C+ training...
March 25, 2011
Under a partnership with Eurocopter Canada, Turbomeca USA will supply level 1 and 2...
March 1, 2011
Eurocopter officially opened its North Sea support and service center on February 1 in Aberdeen, Scotland. The complex represents a £10 million investment by Eurocopter and took two-and-a-half years to complete. It covers 53,820 square feet (5,000 square meters). The manufacturer designed the center with expansion in mind, and there is space for a second simulator (possibly an EC175 sim) alongside...
March 1, 2011
Recognizing spatial disorientation, especially when using night vision goggles (NVGs), is a key skillset that every pilot needs to learn. The effect of spatial disorientation when flying during daytime can be alarming and confusing. Spatial disorientation occurs when pilots lose their perception of direction and motion relative to the ground. It is especially likely to happen when a pilot flies into...
March 1, 2011
I’m not going to discuss how to avoid going IIMC. The focus of this article is not how you should be conservative when deciding whether to push on into the crappy weather. It isn’t about how you shouldn’t have taken the flight, flown lower, flown slower, turned around, followed the major highway, or landed prior to going IIMC. I’m not going to discuss prevention for IIMC, even...
March 1, 2011
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Sterling Flight Training has taken delivery of a Robinson R44 that will be used for primary and advanced training. The company received the Raven II...
February 1, 2011
An international working group (IWG) under the UK’s Royal Aeronautical Society has developed new guidelines for the classification of civil helicopter flight simulation training devices (FSTDs). The four-year endeavor seeks to assist International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) efforts to publish Document 9625, a new Manual of Criteria for the Qualification of FSTDs. The helicopter IWG built on a...
February 1, 2011
Controlled flight into terrain, (CFIT) is the number one cause of fatal helicopter accidents. The overwhelming majority of these CFIT accidents occur during inadvertent instrument meteorological conditions (IIMC). The U.S. military, FAA and various other agencies have all tried to eliminate or at least mitigate this hazard to helicopter crews but haven’t had rousing success. IIMC is a pilot-induced...
November 1, 2010
There are many new and rotary wing pilots emerging into the aviation community who are looking for that perfect flying job. The current training and experience level of many of these rotary wing pilots, especially flight instructors, could be much better. What kind of experience do our flight instructors have prior to taking on this huge responsibility? Are we really producing well-rounded pilots and...
October 28, 2010
UIC Oboronprom subsidiary Russian Helicopters has inked a cooperation agreement with the Russian Center for Scientific and Technical Services Dinamika to develop and produce...
October 1, 2010
A recent multi-agency disaster exercise, a simulated earthquake in Liverpool in the United Kingdom, has also acted as an opportunity to confirm a newly formed concept called the Combined Silver Air Cell (CSAC). The recently held Exercise Orion proved the concept and CSAC training and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) are now being added to national standard operating procedures and will be taught...
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