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Jun
14
2011

Pilot Recounts Taming World's Fastest Helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

Wired News From Wired News Bredenbeck thanked the team and said, ???I'll see you in a bit.??? Bredenbeck has flown helicopters most of his adult life. He started in the US Army, flying a medical evacuation helicopter and working as a maintenance test pilot. ...

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Jun
14
2011

Rolls-Royce Receives More Navy Work

Posted by jhadmin

From Inside INdiana Business (press release) Info can be found at http://www.boeing.com/rotorcraft/military/v22/index.htm. The AE1107C engines made in Indianapolis are supplied to Bell Boeing. The maintenance work is performed at Rolls-Royce Plant 5 at 2355 S. Tibbs Ave. (south of Raymond St/Sam ...

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Jun
14
2011

Santa Barbara County considering ending emergency air operations

Posted by jhadmin

From Examiner.com ... by the number of lives directly saved by those responders and their helicopters,??? the AOPA members wrote. ???However, that statistic means nothing when you ask the parents of a child who lived due to the quick actions of our helicopter crews, ...

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Jun
14
2011

NJ's top cop to testify on Christie's chopper use

Posted by jhadmin

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com From 6abc.com Christie arrives by state police helicopter Tuesday afternoon at St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale for the school's baseball game against Delbarton. Christie's son Andrew plays for Delbarton. Photo Credit: Christopher Costa of Mahwah Patch By ...

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Jun
14
2011

County now has competing medical helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

From Lancaster Eagle Gazette "Right now we are having our dispatchers call both to see who has a helicopter available and who can reach us in the area quicker," Spiller said. "Which is basically what was done in the past." The Air Evac base is one of 101 such bases located across ...

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Jun
14
2011

Syrian Helicopters open fire to disperse protesters

Posted by jhadmin

CTV.ca From International Business Times By IB Times Staff Reporter | June 11, 2011 2:43 AM EDT Hardly a few days after Syrian civilians started fleeing the nation to find a safe place in Turkey border, Syrian helicopter gunships fired machineguns to disperse pro-democracy protests, ...

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Jun
14
2011

FAA Heliport Advisory Circular (AC 150/5390-2C) Rewrite

Posted by jhadmin

In answer to the many questions regarding the FAA’s new heliport advisory circular rewrite efforts I would like to offer up the views of the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA). Given the huge impact and importance this particular advisory circular has on the entire helicopter industry and our community at every level and the fact that a rewrite of this magnitude does not occur very often, the last being in 2004, NEMSPA is reviewing it very carefully.

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Jun
14
2011

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Announces STC for Bell 205A-1 for Aerial Firefighting

Posted by jhadmin

(BOISE, Idaho — June 13, 2011) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced today that they received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Bell 205A-1 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The new STC was completed for the San Diego Sherriff’s Department. This aircraft will be used for aerial firefighting, search and rescue, airborne law enforcement and hoist equipment.

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Jun
14
2011

MedEvac Foundation and AAMS are pleased to announce our newest addition, Clara Harrod, who will be serving as the Safety Outreach Intern.

Posted by jhadmin

MedEvac Foundation and AAMS welcomes Clara Harrod for a two-month internship made possible through a grant to the MedEvac Foundation from the ExxonMobil Summer Jobs Program, administered by Volunteer Fairfax.

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Tags: MedEvac
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Jun
13
2011

Night Vision Lights The Way For Life Star

Posted by jhadmin

Los Angeles Times From Los Angeles Times Because the goggles work by amplifying available light, standard interior lighting in a helicopter can interfere with the vision of anyone wearing the goggles. Helicopters can be retrofitted with compatible lighting, but it's expensive. ...

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Jun
13
2011

Four-year wait for ride

Posted by jhadmin

Northland Independent Community From Northland Independent Community ... electricity rescue helicopters. "There are plenty of farmers around who've had an injury like mine but I can tell you the best sound I heard when I was lying on the ground was the sound of the helicopter coming out of the sky," Mr Nicholas says. ...

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Jun
13
2011

NORAD intercepts second aircraft in two days in area restricted airspace

Posted by jhadmin

WJLA From WJLA Two Coast Guard helicopters intercepted a small private airplane that had entered restricted airspace in the vicinity of the National Capital Region Monday morning. A statement from North American Aerospace Defense Command says the civilian aircraft, ...

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Jun
13
2011

Spokane-area woman injured as war contractor

Posted by jhadmin

From The Seattle Times A highly trained helicopter mechanic sits in her Chattaroy home and wonders what will come next: another debilitating brain seizure or the therapy she hopes will help her recover from injury as a result of a mortar explosion 20 months ago in ...

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Jun
13
2011

Last Vietnam Era Pilot In New York Guard Takes Final Flight Tuesday

Posted by jhadmin

From ReadMedia (press release) He served in Vietnam in from 1971 to 1972 flying UH-1H "Huey" helicopters with the 176th Assault Helicopter Company of the 23rd Infantry Division in Chu Lai, Vietnam; and then with the 3rd Brigade of the 1st Cavalry Division as a member of the 229th ...

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Jun
13
2011

Heliport to come up in Rohini area

Posted by jhadmin

From Hindustan Times If not, you could still avail private helicopter services to be launched for tourists in remote areas, especially in northern India. Delhi is set to get its first heliport outside the Palam airport area, where small aircrafts and helicopters land. ...

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Jun
13
2011

A busy rescue weekend on Mt. Shasta

Posted by jhadmin

From Mount Shasta Herald Poor visibility and low cloud cover prevented CHP helicopters from flying, and Search and Rescue climbers tried for several hours to reach Taylor after his cellphone battery died, Lynch said. The search effort was suspended and reinitiated Sunday ...

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Jun
13
2011

HIG Capital Portfolio Company Vaupell Acquires Russell Plastics Technology Company

Posted by jhadmin

From National Post ( The purchase of New York-based Russell further expands the scope of products and services Vaupell offers to its customers with the addition of composite manufacturing capabilities, and provides Vaupell expanded access to the rotorcraft and military ...

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Jun
13
2011

Blackhawks Vital In North Platte Flood Fight

Posted by jhadmin

From KETV Omaha KETV NewsWatch 7 rode along with the helicopter crews as they were working to control the rising river water. Blackhawk helicopters were used to lift three one-ton sandbags at a time and deposit them along the damaged levee. The emergency effort was ...

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Jun
13
2011

Helicopter helps find 94-yr-old

Posted by jhadmin

From Marion Star While Marion County has an aviation unit with two helicopters of its own, funded by marijuana eradication contracts each year, Bailey took in two more free ones from Washington County this winter and is looking for a way to make them available to the ...

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Jun
13
2011

Streamlined rules for robots

Posted by jhadmin

PhysOrg.com From PhysOrg.com Suppose, for instance, that the goal is to find policies to prevent autonomous helicopters from colliding with each other while investigating a fire. It could be that after certain sequences of events, there's some possibility of helicopter A hitting ...

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Jun
13
2011

Backed by helicopters and tanks, Syria's army regains restive town; thousands ...

Posted by jhadmin

CTV.ca From Washington Post Troops led by President Bashar Assad's brother regained control of Jisr al-Shughour Sunday, sending in tanks and helicopter gunships after shelling the town. But residents were still terrified; more than 6000 Syrians have sought sanctuary in Turkey, ...

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Jun
13
2011

Diver dies off Methil and another rescued off Angus coast

Posted by jhadmin

Scotland Courier From Scotland Courier Rescue helicopters were called to deal with both weekend incidents. By Craig Smith Despite a dramatic rescue attempt on Saturday afternoon, the 31-year-old man ??? who has not yet been named by police ??? was pronounced dead at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary ...

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Jun
13
2011

An Exclusive Interview With Renny Harlin on 5 Days of War

Posted by jhadmin

From HeyUGuys.co.uk ... trail from the helicopter from that explosion because obviously we can't shoot with real missiles. So everything in terms of the helicopters is real and the explosions are real and I literally had scenes where I had eighty tanks, eight helicopters, ...

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Jun
13
2011

Wattisham: Apache helicopter engineers could strike over pay

Posted by jhadmin

East Anglian Daily Times From East Anglian Daily Times ENGINEERS on the country's fleet of Apache helicopters could go on strike if today's pay negotiations are rejected, it can be exclusively revealed. To send a link to this page to a friend, simply enter their ...

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Jun
12
2011

Helicopter school may take off

Posted by jhadmin

From Newcastle Herald A HELICOPTER pilot training school could soon be operating from Royal Newcastle Aero Club at Rutherford if Maitland City Council approves a development application from Newcastle Helicopters Australia. ...

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Jun
12
2011

Marine light attack helicopter squadron answers call to duty

Posted by jhadmin

From DVIDS CAMP DWYER, Afghansitan - The commanding officer of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 received a phone call from his higher headquarters in May. More attack helicopters were needed to support Marines and their coalition partners in ...

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Jun
12
2011

Excite USA Recalls Toy Helicopters Due to Laceration Hazard

Posted by jhadmin

From Clarksville Online Hazard: The plastic blades of the helicopter can detach during operation, posing a laceration hazard. Incidents/Injuries: Three incidents were reported, two to Excite and one to CPSC. Two of these included laceration injuries. ...

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Jun
12
2011

Two loads dropped in a week

Posted by jhadmin

Imperial Valley Press From Vertikal.net We normally don't cover 'sky-cranes' the big helicopters that are used to lift loads in difficult to reach locations, but we have noted that they seem to be far more prone to accidents than land based cranes. This week one company has dropped two seven ...

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Jun
12
2011

Federal fines for pointing lasers at aircraft are raised

Posted by jhadmin

From Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ... Police Department helicopter and at a Southwest Airlines jetliner preparing to land at LAX. That same month, Kelly Ann Smith, 34, of Long Beach was arrested for allegedly shining a laser at Long Beach police and Sheriff's Department helicopters. ...

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Jun
12
2011

Cameron air show thrills in old-fashioned way

Posted by jhadmin

From News-Press Now Entering the city on Saturday, helicopters giving rides as well as planes taking off were audible for miles. On Missouri Route A, near the Cameron Memorial Airport, between the classic car show and open fields, the high-flying machines could be seen ...

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