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December 5, 2007
An international coalition is urging helicopter operators to adopt safety management systems as a means of improving rotorcraft safety. The International Helicopter Safety Team, launched in 2005 to cut helicopter...
November 15, 2007
Bristow Group has expanded its training division with the acquisition of New Iberia, La.-based Vortex Helicopters for about $2.5 million...
November 1, 2007
TRAINING The oil and gas industry has decided to abandon flight hours as the prime benchmark for hiring pilots to support its operations. It now wants competency-based flight training that would allow qualified individuals to move into jobs flying multi-pilot helicopters without having to accumulate 1,000 hr or more of flying experience. Such training is routinely used for pilot advancement. "What we...
November 1, 2007
Eurocopter is planning to open a flight school in China this year. The demand for helicopters in China is increasing; Eurocopter expects the number of rotorcraft there to exceed 1,000 within 20 years, with demand spurred by the 2008 Summer Olympic Games being held in Beijing. Shanghai is hosting...
November 1, 2007
Despite CAE’s initial reticence on the matter, the global training and simulation company has agreed with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. to open a helicopter training center in Bangalore, India. The center is to be equally owned by Hindustan and Montreal-based CAE. It is expected to open in late 2008 and will provide training to civil and military pilots and also provide maintenance...
November 1, 2007
FlightSafety International is adding a new center dedicated to offshore helicopter training. Training at the new, 70,000-sq-ft Learning Center in Lafayette, La. is to begin in 2008. The facility is designed to accommodate up to eight full flight simulators and will feature advanced-technology training devices and classrooms equipped with...
November 1, 2007
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has opened a campus in Berlin. The campus will offer the master’s degree in aeronautical science and other degree programs, including ones in aviation maintenance management, technical management, professional aeronautics, integrated logistics...
November 1, 2007
Aspiring helicopter pilots now have an option to train in east-central Africa. Akagera Aviation has opened a helicopter flight school aimed at civilians, which it says is the first of its kind in the region, at...
October 19, 2007
Helicopter Foundation International is bringing its safety management course to Portland, Ore. The class will be taught...
October 10, 2007
The Australian Defense Force is establishing a joint helicopter training school in Nowra in New South Wales. The school will be under the helicopter aircrew training system and will train up to 60 pilots, 40 aircrewmen and...
October 1, 2007
TRAINING Bond Offshore Helicopters wants to have pilots trained for its offshore business in the North Sea and plans to invest £4 million ($7.9 million) to do it, according to The Scotsman newspaper. Bond has hired Oxford Aviation Training of Kidlington, Oxford, England to screen potential pilots...
September 28, 2007
The Helicopter Foundation International is offering professional education classes. The courses, Coping with Crisis 101 – Managing an...
September 1, 2007
AUTOROTATIONS, DRIVEN REGIONS and driving regions, stall regions and total aerodynamic force... Wait a minute! What does all this mean to our pilot who has lost power and hears a low rpm horn? In general, very little. What is important are rotor rpm, airspeed, and altitude — all highly tradable goods in the marketplace of physics and essential ingredients for a successful autorotation. All too often...
September 1, 2007
Atlantis Demonstrates Virtual Task Trainer Atlantis Systems International of Brampton, Ontario, gave attendees at the Airborne Law Enforcement Assn.’s 37th Annual Convention a sample of virtual reality with their Helicopter Virtual Task Trainer. Looking like a cross between an amusement park ride and a full-motion flight simulator, the trainer puts the pilot and a set of flight controls atop a...
August 8, 2007
In an effort to continue to improve helicopter education nationwide, Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), a Helicopter Association International (HAI) affiliated organization, is bringing its Professional Education Series to the West...
August 1, 2007
TRADITIONALLY, WE TELL YOU WHAT we’ve placed on the monthly issue’s cover in a sentence or two on our Table of Contents page. That would have been a challenge this month, since our cover is made up of a selection of 49 covers that have appeared on Rotor & Wing since it went into business with the January 1967 issue. Why not 40 covers for 40 years? That was the initial plan. But in reviewing...
July 1, 2007
A precise, active scan of what’s going on inside and outside the cockpit is key to safe, smooth flight. VERTICAL FLIGHT IS AN EXCLUSIVE ENGINEERING FEAT that only rotorcraft deliver. But this privilege has its drawbacks. Being both statically and dynamically unstable, helicopters only stay airborne by using opposing forces. Therefore, if something goes wrong, things unravel quickly. Not surprisingly...
July 1, 2007
MANY ACCIDENTS THAT HAPPEN WHEN OPERATING helicopters occur during emergency-procedures training — specifically practice autorotations. No matter what type of pilot you are, this fact should get your attention. If you are working as a helicopter pilot, you are likely doing recurrent training on emergency procedures once or twice each year. That means this type of accident could happen to you. If you...
July 1, 2007
READER JEFF FOZARD RECOUNTS uncommanded right turns at low speed ("Loss of Tail-Rotor Effectiveness," May 2007, page 9). The cause was probably a tail rotor in vortex ring state, a condition we normally associate with the main rotor. When a smoker blows a smoke ring, it propels itself with a constant velocity proportional to the strength of its "circulation." A hovering rotor makes its...
June 1, 2007
WIND IS DEFINED BY WEBSTER’S dictionary as a strong current of air. Although simple in definition, the effects of wind on an aircraft can be profound. To a pilot wind can be a friend or a foe, depending on its direction. Yet pilots seem to underestimate the consequences of this natural force fairly often. According to the NTSB, during the last 10 years there were 48 helicopter accidents where the...
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