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May
17
2013

Aerial Firefighters Are Prepared For Busy Fire Season

Posted by jhadmin

Private sector aerial firefighters report their aircraft are mission-ready for what could be another devastating fire season in the US, as dry conditions continue to persist over much of the country. In fact, according to a US Forest Service (USFS) spokesman, the 2013 fire season is projected to be similar to last year’s, when 9.3 million acres of wildland were destroyed, by a total of 67,674 fires. [Read More...]

Tags: firefighting Helicopters
Categories: categoryHelicopter Sectors



Mar
09
2012

Military Helicopter Fleets Showing Their Age

Posted by jhadmin

Whether they belong to the Army, Air Force, Navy or Marines, military helicopters are aging fast. Many models are expected to reach the end of their operational lives in the 2030 to 2040 timeframe. As it stands, none of the services have concrete plans for what to do when their various fleets become obsolete. [Read More...]

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Tags: aging fleet Helicopters military
Categories: categoryHelicopter Sectors



Sep
30
2011

A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes in Iraq

Posted by jhadmin

“In the wake of the wars, the (Iraqi) capability to launch and field helicopters was reduced to ashes,” said U.S. Army Col. Thomas J. Trossen, the former Chief of Army Aviation Division for U.S. Forces – Iraqi, Advising and Training Mission from July 2010 to July 2011. “It seems only fitting that the headquarters of the emerging Iraqi Army aviation force should be located at a place called Pheonix Base in the International Zone.” [Read More...]

Tags: Army Helicopters Iraq US
Categories: categoryHelicopter Sectors categoryOpinion-Editorial



Dec
28
2010

Company Snapshot - Paradise Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

By Lyn Burks - Recently while in Kona Hawaii on helicopter related business, I swerved off my intended course and popped into a local helicopter operation called Paradise Helicopters. Compared to some of the larger tour operators I have visited over the years, this operation had a true “mom and pop” look and feel. I later found that the outward image of quaintness mixed with a smidge of “Leave it to Beaver” family values was by design. However, scratching through that facade revealed a thriving, hardworking, all around skids-meet-the-ramp helicopter shop. [Read More...]

Tags: hawaii Helicopters Paradise
Categories: categoryCompany Profiles



Jun
15
2010

Rotorcraft Pioneers Part IV, Arthur M. Young - The Genius Behind Bell Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

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Tags: Arthur bell Helicopters young
Categories: categoryHuman Interest



Jun
02
2010

The Hot Load, Time Saver or Time Waster?

Posted by jhadmin

By Rex Alexander - There are few things in our industry that will generate more emotion and controversy or have people taking sides faster than the topic of hot loading patients. Having been a pilot in the air medical business for 14 years, I have had the opportunity to see the good, the bad, and the ugly from both sides of this issue several hundred times over. [Read More...]

Tags: ems Helicopters hotloading
Categories: categorySafety



Dec
28
2009

Why helicopters are better than women....

Posted by jhadmin

Why helicopters are better than women.... By JH Visitor · Helicopters don’t object to a pre-flight inspection. · Helicopters can be turned on at any time, just by the flick of a switch. [Read More...]

Tags: Helicopters
Categories: categoryHumor & Poetry



Dec
28
2009

Shoot-out at the Corner Bar!

Posted by jhadmin

Shoot-out at the Corner Bar! ("Fearless" and Me Get the Short End of the Stick!) by Dorcey (Captain Methane) Wingo 'Long about nine o'clock in the mornin' me and "Fearless" Dougie Farfel pulled up to the dusty entrance at the front of the Corner Bar. The dust cloud we sucked along under our outfit's Ford pickup followed us on into the open door and billowed like thousands of tiny stars as we stood framed in the shaft of early morning light. [Read More...]

Tags: Bars Helicopter Humor Helicopter Stories Helicopters
Categories: categoryHumor & Poetry


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