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Dec
29
2011

2nd Suit Filed in Las Vegas Tour Helicopter Crash

Posted by jhadmin

My Fox Boston From Fox News The lawsuit filed in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas seeks unspecified damages from Sundance Helicopters Inc. on behalf of four children of Delwin and Tamara Chapman, both 49, of Utica, Kan. The Chapmans were celebrating their 25th wedding ...

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Dec
29
2011

Operation Noel: Marine helicopters spread Christmas spirit in Afghanistan

Posted by jhadmin

From El Dorado Times Staff Sgt. Michael Evans, a crew chief with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, checks care packages loaded onto a Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, Dec. 25. The Marine Corps helicopter squadron flew thousands of pounds of ...

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Dec
29
2011

Niagara Helicopters changes hands

Posted by jhadmin

From Niagara Falls Review Niagara Helicopters owner Ruedi Hafen, seen in this June 2011 photo, will continue flying and assisting authorities with search-and-rescue missions after his business is sold to Helicopter Transport Services. The Ottawa company bought the Niagara ...

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Dec
29
2011

World's largest water-bombing helicopter added to bushfire fleet

Posted by jhadmin

From Perth Now MARTY: WA Firefighters will have some heavy duty back-up this summer with the addition of a super-sized water-bombing helicopter. Picture: File Source: PerthNow ONE of the world's largest water-bombing helicopters will be based in WA during this summer ...

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Dec
29
2011

Coast Guard unit intercepts over $10 billion tied to drug trade

Posted by jhadmin

From CNN By Greg Botelho, CNN (CNN) -- A US Coast Guard unit that uses armed helicopters to go after maritime drug runners announced on Thursday that, working with federal partners, it has intercepted more than $10 billion in illegal drugs and related assets ...

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Dec
29
2011

Man Arrested for Shining Laser at Sheriff's Helicopter

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From KEYT The Ventura County Sheriff's Department says it has arrested man accused of shining a laser at one of its helicopters. Investigators say 20-year-old Torrey Phillips of Fillmore shined the laser at an air unit responding to a report of shots fired in ...

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Dec
29
2011

Columbia Helicopters Cites Expanding Maintenance and Operations Contracts As ...

Posted by jhadmin

PR Web (press release) From PR Web (press rel Columbia Helicopters, a leading international supplier of heavy-lift helicopter services, is poised to grow to new levels based on emerging international maintenance and operational market opportunities. "Our pursuit of commercial, and military ...

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Dec
29
2011

BAE Systems Forms Joint Pursuit of Navy's Unmanned Aerial Program

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From ExecutiveBiz (blog) The two have combined their skill and expertise in system and subsystem integration as well as rotorcraft design to pursue the program. The team has also submitted its proposal to develop the landing unmanned aerial system to the Navy's broad agency ...

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Dec
29
2011

2011 Witnesses Birth of the Electric Helicopter

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EV World From EV World past six months have seen some remarkable advances in the budding world of electric flight, in a realm where until now internal-combustion engines have held firm: helicopters. Three separate demonstrations???of an electrically assisted helicopter and ...

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Dec
29
2011

High-tech procedures enhance man's Vietnam War surgeries

Posted by jhadmin

From STLtoday.com US Army helicopter pilot William Marcrander commanded an "ash and trash" Huey, a workhorse helicopter during the Vietnam War. In January 1968, he'd been in Vietnam five months. A mortar round struck in the midst of several Huey helicopters prepared to ...

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Dec
29
2011

Hear That Helicopter? It's the Cops

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From Patch.com And so Clay, who lives in Old Seminole Heights, hears the police helicopters at night. ???Like over and over and over," he said. "There are periods where it's like everyday of the week there's a helicopter just circling around my block. ...

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Dec
29
2011

Cause of fatal helicopter crash still 'a big jigsaw puzzle'

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MedCity News From Florida Times-Union SK Jets is a private company that charters jets and helicopters and does its own maintenance. Smith's son, Derrick Smith, is general manager. He estimated that his father and the company's other 12 pilots flew roughly 200 such missions a year. ...

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Dec
29
2011

Russia supplies Mi-17V5 helicopters to Afghanistan

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Zee News From Zee News The process of handover of the helicopters to Afghan national security forces is under way. Russian specialists are currently in Afghanistan in this connection. The manufacture of the other 12 helicopters is being continued at Kazan helicopter-making ...

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Dec
29
2011

The Helicopter Show Silverstone - it's where the rotorcraft business gets serious

Posted by jhadmin

The Helicopter Show, Silverstone, England 26-27 September 2012 In September 2012, The Helicopter Show takes off at the legendary home of British motor racing. For commercial, military and HNW markets it will be the marketing opportunity of the decade at, finally, a venue that the industry deserves.

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Dec
28
2011

A Merlin helicopter's journey to Afghanistan

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BBC News From BBC News By Gerry Holt BBC News It is two years since the UK sent the first Merlin helicopters nearly 4000 miles (6400km) to Afghanistan. It is too far to fly the RAF helicopter. So, how do they get there? At double the weight of a double-decker bus and ...

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Dec
28
2011

Helicopters Go Electric

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IEEE Spectrum From IEEE Spectrum Chretien floated the idea of designing a hybrid-electric power plant, which he viewed as inherently safer than traditional designs for helicopters. That sparked discussions of building the world's first all-electric helicopter instead, a notion that ...

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Dec
28
2011

Caverton Helicopters Takes Delivery of Agusta Westland Helicopters for its ...

Posted by jhadmin

PR Web (press release) From PR Web (press relea The helicopters are to be ferried from the Agusta factory in Vergiate, Italy to Nigeria and expected to commence commercial operations in the first quarter of 2012. The AW139 is a new generation medium twin-engine helicopter offering unmatched ...

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Dec
28
2011

Investigators into helicopter crash prepare to move wreckage to 'salvage facility'

Posted by jhadmin

AVweb From Florida Times-U Campbell has spent more than 18000 hours in the air, much of it conducting test flights in fixed-wing aircrafts and helicopters. Familiar with the workings of the Transportation Safety Board, Campbell said engineers will examine everything on the ...

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Dec
28
2011

Hummingbird robo-drone gets 1.8-gigapixel camera

Posted by jhadmin

From CNET News - San Francisco Luxury News One key characteristic that sets these unmanned air vehicles apart from others, such as the Predator, already more famously serving in the war zone is that the Hummingbirds are rotorcraft???that is, they fly like helicopters rather than planes. ...

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Dec
28
2011

Hoke Smith, pilot of crashed helicopter, lived and breathed aviation

Posted by jhadmin

First Coast News From Florida Times-Union He began SK Jets with just one helicopter but saw it expand to seven jets, two helicopters and around 40 employees, according to the website. One of the company's specialties became transporting donated organs after it landed the contract for ...

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Dec
28
2011

3 die in crash of helicopter meant to retrieve heart for Mayo Clinic patient

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MedCity News From Florida Times-Union ???It's pretty busted up,??? Burke said of the helicopter. The crash started a fire in the woods, burning about 10 acres, Clay fire officials said. SK Jets, a private company that charters jets and helicopters, released a statement, which said: ???The focus ...

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Dec
28
2011

Airborne Platforms Bolster Ocean Patrol

Posted by jhadmin

Aviation Week From Aviation Week Another UAV for maritime use, Northrop Grumman's MQ-8B Fire Scout, a vertical-takeoff-and-landing rotorcraft, accommodates a variety of sensors. It was deployed for the first time aboard the USS McInerney. The P-8A and BAMS programs are in their ...

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Dec
28
2011

Tokyo Fire Department orders helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

From UPI.com "The Tokyo Fire Department has always sought to acquire helicopters with leading-edge capabilities, an illustration of Japan's strategy to equip its civil and government organizations with the best systems for missions ranging from fire-fighting to ...

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Dec
28
2011

Final ashes tribute to helicopter pilot

Posted by jhadmin

The Guardian From Sydney Morning Herald "It was pretty significant to scatter the ashes at that time with the helicopters hovering. We used to see Gary welcome us most mornings with a friendly smile and wave. It was a chance to share that time with him one last time. ...

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Dec
28
2011

Mountain Ridge Helicopters Working With Veterans

Posted by jhadmin

Mountain Ridge Helicopters is pleased to announce that the VA has approved it's Flight Instructor Course which after completion the pilot will be able to perform one of the most vital and influential roles in aviation, instructing others how to fly helicopters.

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Dec
27
2011

Hummingbird robo-drone gets 1.8-gigapixel camera

Posted by jhadmin

CNET From CNET One key characteristic that sets these unmanned air vehicles apart from others, such as the Predator, already more famously serving in the war zone is that the Hummingbirds are rotorcraft--that is, they fly like helicopters rather than planes. ...

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Dec
27
2011

Helicopter pilot was a decorated, safety-conscious veteran

Posted by jhadmin

From Florida Times-Union He began SK Jets with just one helicopter but saw it expand to seven jets, two helicopters and around 40 employees, according to the website. One of the company's specialties became transporting donated organs after it landed the contract for ...

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Dec
27
2011

BAE, AVX join forces in Navy contract bid

Posted by jhadmin

Fort Worth Star Telegram From UPI.com The MRMUAS will give the Navy a multi-intelligence, reconfigurable platform for operation from all air-capable ships and the teaming will bring combined expertise in system and subsystem integration and rotorcraft design to the project. ...

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Dec
27
2011

No Distress Call Before Mayo Helicopter Crash; Pilot Identified | News

Posted by jhadmin

MedCity News From First Coast News SK has three helicopters in the company, including the Bell 206 that crashed Monday. Smith said flight plans are by pilots of jets. However, flight plans are not required for helicopters and rarely do pilots file plans for helicopter trips. ...

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Dec
27
2011

Army's helicopters fly into turbulence

Posted by jhadmin

Bangkok Post From Bangkok Post July was a dreadful month for the army with three of its helicopters crashing in roughly the same area in little more than a week. Local villagers and troops remove the wreckage of the Bell 212 helicopter which crashed in Kanchanaburi during an ...

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