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April 24, 2008
The Houston Police Dept (HPD) needs more aircraft in order to patrol the enormous city (second largest in the U.S.) seven days a week from Hobby Airport. The helicopter unit was founded in 1970, and the current flight patrol fleet of four MD500E helicopters and two Schweizer 333 helicopters will... Read More »
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April 1, 2005
February's annual HAI gathering in California was a busy and productive event for operators and suppliers alike. Here's a rundown of some highlights. Airframes Talk of New Aircraft, Government Help A new species of eagle is soaring through the skies. She is the Global Eagle, the newest upgrade for... Read More »
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December 1, 2004
Warning--heavy duty stuff As Schweizer's report from Farnborough, I would like to enclose the attached photo to show the steps we had to take to keep the hoards away from our Schweizer 300CBi. We had a small stand and felt quite tiny compared to the "big boys" but with at least two sales linked to... Read More »
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April 1, 2006
Calling MD Supply Chain a Shambles, New Owner Vows to Rebuild Whatever Lynn Tilton invested to get control of MD Helicopters--and the sum could be growing by the month--she certainly got more than she bargained for. After she bought MD in July 2005, the head of the New York distressed-debt... Read More »
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January 1, 2005
Ground School Tailored to Helo License Dragon Helicopters has won approval from the United Kingdom's CAA for a ground school that is tailored for a commercial pilot (helicopter) license and uses distance-learning techniques to slash the time that a student must spend in a classroom. Students have... Read More »
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January 9, 2007
The Mexican Navy has accepted the last two of four new Schweizer Aircraft 300Cs. The first two were delivered in October 2006. The navy will use the new aircraft to perform initial and advanced helicopter pilot training. All four are equipped with procedural IFR flight training instrument panels... Read More »
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May 18, 2007
The U.K.-based Cabair Flying Schools has taken delivery of their first Schweizer 300CBis. Derek Edwards, director of Cabair, said, "The new helicopters will be used at the private pilot license schools for training and self-fly hire. We have a substantial number of helicopter pilot members who... Read More »
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January 12, 2010
FAA has issued a supplemental type certificate for Aero Dynamix of Euless, Texas to install its night vision lighting system on the Schweizer 300C and 300C-1. Using a Denton, Texas-based Longhorn Helicopters 300C, FAA wrapped up flight tests and conformity inspections for the STC on Dec. 18. For... Read More »
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August 1, 2005
Altair Avionics is increasing its engine monitoring capabilities to improve maintenance procedures while reducing costs. IN 2002, PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA PURCHASED Altair Avionics, an engine monitoring and diagnostic company based in Norwood, Conn., as part of PWC's Service Centre Network strategic... Read More »
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January 1, 2009
By now you may have noticed that there is an all new photo up on the front pages of this magazine to go along with the monthly note there from the Editor-in-Chief. Our previous editor has neither entered the witness protection program nor taken an extended vacation on some sun-soaked beach that... Read More »
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April 1, 2007
HELI-EXPO 2007 Rolls-Royce is developing a new turboshaft engine to power Robinson Helicopter s first turbine helicopter and is discussing the application of the powerplant to the products of Enstrom Helicopter, MD Helicopters, and Schweizer Aircraft. Unveiled at Heli-Expo, the RR300 is "a major... Read More »
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August 1, 2007
The 1980s was a time of new aircraft, new missions, new technologies, and limitless optimism. It was fun while it lasted. THE FUTURE OF THE HELICOPTER NEVER looked better than it does right now." So reads the opening sentence of an industry forecast story in the January 1980 issue of Rotor & Wing... Read More »
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February 1, 2005
A Breakthrough Year? Will 2005 be a breakthrough year for rotorcraft? Venturing such an upbeat forecast, as we would by answering that in the affirmative, is always a dicey proposition. Many a bar bet is won and laughs of ridicule shared at year's end by comparing to reality the bold predictions... Read More »
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December 1, 2007
As it prepares to move into the turbine market, respondents to R&W s latest survey indicate, Robinson Helicopter may be the benchmark against which other manufacturers must measure their overall support of the marketplace. IT MAY COME AS NO SURPRISE THAT ROBINSON Helicopter comes out on top... Read More »
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November 1, 2005
As operators seek better, more detailed training, manufacturers are aiming to field cost-effective tools to help them do that. IF MONEY WERE NO ISSUE IN HELICOPTER TRAINING, student pilots would be thoroughly trained in full-motion simulators. They would be run through every possible flight... Read More »
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September 1, 2006
Among the common piloting mistakes discussed by top flight instructors back in April was a tendency of pilots new and old to fly too fast on approach. That error is but a part of a broader group of missteps and less than ideal techniques centered on the approach to landing. As we have in the last... Read More »
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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... Read More »
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April 1, 2004
Retirements of Vietnam-era pilots and growing acceptance of civilian training among employers are creating new job opportunities for helicopter pilots. Things are looking up for flight training in the United States. Flight school operators from California and Colorado to Connecticut and Florida... Read More »
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February 26, 2007
Two North American helicopter operators have taken delivery of Schweizer helicopters for their training operations. Broomfield, Colo.-based Rotors of the Rockies, which is a Schweizer sales center as well as a flight school, took delivery of a Model 300C Jan. 30. The aircraft, which is leased from... Read More »
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August 1, 2011
Rotor & Wing: There is a widespread international concern today over the direction and pace of rotorcraft development in order to meet future needs. A main focus of concern seems to be the lack of government funding. Sikorsky appears to have created its own solution witnessed by the X2/S-97... Read More »
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