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Aug
04
2011

Chase Highlights Lack Of Police Air Support

Posted by jhadmin

From WRTV Indianapolis Law enforcement agencies across the country use helicopters to get to crime scenes faster, cover more ground than squad cars and increase the chances of making an arrest, particularly in the case of high-speed pursuits. But Indianapolis police sold its ...

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Aug
04
2011

Fanfare for frigate and its helicopter drones returning to Jacksonville

Posted by jhadmin

From Florida Times-Union One of the two Fire Scout unmanned helicopters sits on the deck of the USS Halyburton, which came to port at Mayport Naval Station Wednesday. The crowd awaiting the ship was almost as curious about tales that one drone was lost near Libya as they were ...

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Aug
04
2011

CopterGate email fails to list trips to shore

Posted by jhadmin

USA Today From Cherry Hill Courier Post But the governor's helicopter flight discrepancies should be made clear. State Police Aviation Unit records obtained late last week via a Courier-Post Open Public Records Act request show Christie actually flew on state helicopters 37 times between ...

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Aug
04
2011

Pilot: 'You Cannot Legislate Helicopter Traffic'

Posted by jhadmin

From Patch.com Southold pilot and Long Island air traffic expert explains why helicopters continue to fly en masse over the North Fork. By Erin Schultz Southold Town and Suffolk County officials have for years now tried to combat what many North Fork residents say ...

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Aug
04
2011

Ut??ya helicopter response scrutinized

Posted by jhadmin

Views and News from Norway From Views and News from Norway The cost of the helicopter currently available to Oslo police is NOK 40 million (USD 7.4 million) per year, according to Abrahamsen. It has also become apparent that Oslo police ???informally??? asked the army for use of one of their military helicopters ...

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Aug
04
2011

Investigators comb scene of northern BC chopper crash

Posted by jhadmin

CBC.ca From CBC.ca Beginning of Story Content Police say the helicopter, owned by Vancouver Island Helicopters, was conducting a geological survey in the area. Police say the helicopter, owned by Vancouver Island Helicopters, was conducting a geological survey in the ...

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Aug
04
2011

National Survey for All Helicopter Pilots

Posted by jhadmin

The National EMS Pilots Association is conducting a survey to gather opinion on heliport design and safety from those who are most affected by the design and management of heliport facilities – the nation’s helicopter pilots. We are seeking input from all pilots involved in any form of helicopter operations. The information gathered will be presented to the Federal Aviation Administration and to all stake holders in the helicopter industry to assist in the current efforts to rewrite the new FAA heliport advisory circular.

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Aug
04
2011

Tennessee Defense Company Awarded FAA Repair Station Certification

Posted by jhadmin

MOUNTAIN CITY, TN, August 4, 2011: Nightline, Inc., a US Small Business Administration HUBZone certified, veteran-owned defense company, and a global supplier of Generation III Night Vision Equipment, was awarded a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Repair Station (Certificate #8NLR650B), in accordance with Part 145 regulations.

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Tags: Flightline
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Aug
03
2011

Helicopter Owner: Heat A Factor In Crashes

Posted by jhadmin

From KIMT Two crop-dusting helicopters crashed in North Iowa in the past few days, and the owner of those choppers says heat may have been a contributing factor. It all has to do with what's called density altitude. When temps reach into the 90's and beyond, ...

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Aug
03
2011

Helicopters reach critical mass in Los Angeles

Posted by jhadmin

LAist From The Seattle Times There are media helicopters, traffic helicopters, tour helicopters, paparazzi and film-crew helicopters, corporate helicopters and private commuter helicopters. A flight over downtown the other day found what was, in effect, a helicopter parking lot in ...

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Aug
03
2011

Newport millionaire makes pitch for police helicopter service

Posted by jhadmin

From OCRegister ... what we are doing for helicopter support services ??? partnering with Huntington Beach right now ??? the proposal is interesting but it is also expensive." He also said, "I agree with you that the sale of helicopters and equipment for $1 is a problem. ...

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Aug
03
2011

Three bodies recovered from site of helicopter crash in northern BC

Posted by jhadmin

CBC.ca From Montreal Gazette Finnegan, who has been with BVSRS for 20 years, said the Vancouver Island Helicopters (VIH) aircraft was in pieces strewn across an area above treeline, 60 kilometres from Stewart near Meziadin Lake. The bodies were away from the debris field. ...

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Aug
03
2011

Rescue helicopter's arrival conquered despair

Posted by jhadmin

Otago Daily Times From Otago Daily Times Rebecca Guest holds her precious offspring Duncan, whose chances of survival were hugely helped by the prompt arrival of Otago Rescue Helicopters after the Guests were involved in a fatal head-on collision on the ...

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Aug
03
2011

Kaman Helicopters Appoints Jeff Sharbaugh as New Proposals Manager

Posted by jhadmin

BLOOMFIELD, CT, August 2, 2011 — Representatives of Kaman Aerospace Corporation announced today that aerospace industry veteran Jeff Sharbaugh has joined the Helicopters Division as Proposal Manager.

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Aug
03
2011

Hillsboro Aviation Launches Online Store

Posted by jhadmin

Hillsboro Aviation is pleased to announce the launch of its new online store, shopaviation.com, featuring aviation products and services ranging from avionics systems to experimental aircraft products to custom installations.Shopaviation.com is a one-stop aviation supplier offering diverse product lines,exceptional product and customer support and competitive pricing. Shopaviation.com sells items from the leading manufacturers, some of which are exclusive to this shop. The shopaviation.com customer service team can also locate thousands of aircraft parts from its well-established supplier network.

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Tags: Hillsboro Aviation
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Aug
03
2011

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force receives two new TH-135 Helicopters with Becker Digital Audio System installed

Posted by jhadmin

Miramar, FL August 2, 2011 - Becker Avionics is pleased to announce the recent delivery of two more TH-135 aircraft to the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) with the Becker digital audio system (DVCS6100) installed.

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Tags: Becker Avionics
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Aug
02
2011

Three bodies recovered from site of helicopter crash in northern BC

Posted by jhadmin

CBC.ca From Montreal Gazette Finnegan, who has been with the search-and-rescue society for 20 years, said the Vancouver Island Helicopters Bell 407 was in pieces strewn across an area above the treeline, 60 kilometres from Stewart. The bodies were away from the debris field. ...

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Aug
02
2011

Changes coming: Feral hog hunting takes flight in Texas

Posted by jhadmin

From KENS 5 TV Houston-based Vertex Helicopters, for example, is offering a "Helicopter Hog Hunting" package at an hourly rate of $475 per flight hour, with a 3-hour minimum requirement. Stone says he doesn't plan to pay to hunt the hogs from the air, but he welcomes ...

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Aug
02
2011

Arroyo's husband to sue helicopter supplier

Posted by jhadmin

AsiaOne From Sun.Star MANILA (Updated 5:09 pm) -- The camp of former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo plans to sue LionAir Inc. president Archibald Po for linking him in the alleged anomalous purchase of secondhand helicopters for the Philippine ...

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Aug
02
2011

Pilot Walks Away from Helicopter Crash

Posted by jhadmin

From KIMT More mad about what happened to the helicopter then what happened to him." The sheriff says flying helicopters for spraying crops is not that un-common. In fact, he says airplanes usually fly at around 100 miles per hour and helicopters at only 50. ...

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Aug
02
2011

Pilot trades in hydros for helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

From TheNewsTribune.com As far as Reynolds knows, he is the only one to have bridged the worlds of air shows and boat races -- the only pilot who is an ex-driver and, when he raced, the only driver who had helicopter experience. Reynolds' interest in helicopters started when ...

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Aug
02
2011

Pilot error caused copter crash

Posted by jhadmin

From Honolulu Star-Advertiser The monetary loss was valued at $4.1 million for the helicopter and $124829 for equipment. Ben Fouts, a 14-year helicopter pilot and flight instructor with Mauna Loa Helicopters, said civilian helicopter pilots are tested on autorotation during ...

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Aug
02
2011

Ore. rescuers spot woman matching description

Posted by jhadmin

My Fox Boston From Greenwich Time (AP) ???????? A helicopter crew has spotted a woman matching the description of a hiker missing in the Mount Hood wilderness. KGW-TV reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/oy3vMx) the unidentified woman matched the description of 28-year-old Pamela Salant, ...

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Aug
02
2011

Pre-Owned Aircraft Markets Show Improvement

Posted by jhadmin

From Aviation International News However, sales transactions of pre-owned piston and turbine helicopters declined by 20.2 percent and 10.4 percent, respectively. All pre-owned categories declined in average asking price percentages except piston helicopters, which increased 6.7 ...

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Aug
02
2011

Repair work on Tin Cup Dam in Bitterroot-Selway Wilderness to start Monday

Posted by jhadmin

From Greenfield Daily Report He said he contracted with local helicopter operators rather than US Forest Service contractors, because they won't leave if a forest fire occurs. Helicopters are also used to fight forest fires. "I'm glad we could get in at a reasonable time this ...

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Aug
01
2011

C and E Seminar

Posted by jhadmin

FAASTeam representative, Mike Franz, will hold a Seminar titled “Clarification & Enhancement of Aeronautical Knowledge for Helicopter Pilots” at Colorado Heli-Ops on Saturday, August 13th, 2011. Starting time is 9AM until about 5PM.

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Aug
01
2011

American Heroes Air Show Lands in Georgia

Posted by jhadmin

Buckle up the entire family for high-flying excitement when the American Heroes Air Show, the nation's premier aviation event devoted exclusively to helicopters, returns to the community of Canton outside Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, September 10th.

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Jul
31
2011

Combat helicopter brigade forming at JBLM

Posted by jhadmin

From Houston Chronicle About 200 soldiers and 10 helicopters are moving from Alaska. Other parts of the brigade will come from Fort Hood, Texas, and units already at Lewis-McChord. The new aviation brigade will support the training and operations of I (First) Corps. ...

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Jul
30
2011

OAS ill-fated helicopter crash: Victims remains recovered

Posted by jhadmin

AFP From Vanguard By Gbenga Olarinoye - After several hours of search which lasted till the early hours of Saturday, the remains of the three victims of a chartered helicopter belonging to OAS Helicopters which crashed into Oba rock between Ikonifin in Olaoluwa Local ...

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Jul
30
2011

Helicopter noise a big topic at Southold Voice meeting

Posted by jhadmin

From The Suffolk Times And he encouraged the crowd of some 75 audience members to call regional offices for Mr. Schumer and Mr. Bishop to pressure them into more action to reroute the helicopters by a southern ocean route. Joe Fischetti, who was appointed by Suffolk County ...

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