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Archive: October 2011


Oct
31
2011

Pilot who died in Iliamna helicopter crash identified

Posted by jhadmin

From Anchorage Daily News
AP The man killed in a helicopter crash outside a rural southwest Alaska village was a resident of Douglas and a senior pilot for Era Helicopters LLC. Alaska State Troopers said Monday 66-year-old William Zeman was at the controls of the ...


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Oct
31
2011

Jackson County Helicopter Company Has Worldwide Following

Posted by jhadmin

From WJHG-TV
"One of the principles who did own the rights to the helicopter began flying in up at our airstrip and my husband became addicted to helicopters," said Delane Baker. Baker said one of the reasons the experimental chopper is so popular is because you ...


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Oct
31
2011

Helicopters in Mumbai fly half the recommended altitude

Posted by jhadmin

From Economic Times
This makes it impossible to coordinate the movement of helicopters and aeroplanes at the same altitude," said an AAI official. "In India, the ATC radar cannot track helicopter movements. Countries like the US, Australia and the UK extend radar coverage ...


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Oct
31
2011

Texas civil libertarians have eye on police drones

Posted by jhadmin

From Houston Chronicle
MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HED: As the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office gears up to employ an unmanned helicopter to hunt criminals and find missing persons, a civil liberties advocate said drones can hurt ...


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Oct
31
2011

DONALDSON ENGINE INLET BARRIER FILTERS NOW AVAILABLE FOR BELL 230 HELICOPTERS

Posted by jhadmin

St. Louis, Mo., October 26, 2011 – Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of the Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) announced today that it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for the Bell 230 helicopter. The aircraft will be added to an existing Supplemental Type Certificate for the Bell 430 helicopter. With this new IBF solution, Bell 230 operators will quickly realize a return on their investment through reduced operating costs, enhanced performance and expanded operational capabilities.



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Oct
30
2011

Era Helicopters Pilot Killed in Crash Near Iliamna

Posted by jhadmin

From KTUU
Era Helicopters reported that the helicopter's pilot was its only occupant. The pilot's name will be released after authorities notify next of kin. Editor's note: This story has been corrected to identify the helicopter as belonging to Era Helicopters ...


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Oct
30
2011

Berman and Sherman Fight to Reduce Helicopter Noise

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Berman and Sherman Fight to Reduce Helicopter Noise
LAist
From Patch.com
Representing a broad swath of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, I constantly hear from my constituents whose homes are buzzed by low flying helicopters at all hours. Of course living in a major metropolitan area such as LA, helicopter noise has ...


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Oct
30
2011

Q&A: Ashok Nayak, CMD, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd

Posted by jhadmin

Q&A: Ashok Nayak, CMD, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd
Business Standard
From Business Standard
The production line of the Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter is also well set. We are building 25-30 helicopters per year and eagerly awaiting further orders. Our basic plan is to raise our manufacturing capabilities by sub-contracting and outsourcing ...


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Oct
30
2011

National Guard helicopters get high-tech equipment

Posted by jhadmin

From MiamiHerald.com
The handheld receiver lets agents or guardsmen on the ground see what the helicopter's camera is viewing. New Orleans Police Detective Dave Lemoine says it can make undercover agents safer, by letting a helicopter crew relay what they're doing to ...


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Oct
30
2011

SimCopter's Spiritual Successor Take On Helicopters Launches Today

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From GamePro.com
Tom must rescue the business by first of all learning how to fly a helicopter without ending up upside down and on fire (harder than it sounds when dealing with a realistic flight model), and then dealing with a variety of jobs ranging from heavy cargo ...


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Oct
30
2011

Helicopters Fly Over LA with 'reckless abandon' Congressman Testifies in ...

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Helicopters Fly Over LA with 'reckless abandon' Congressman Testifies in ...
LAist
From LAist
Three Los Angeles-area Congressional representatives were in Washington DC Thursday to testify before a House panel about a proposed bill that would put federal restrictions on low-flying helicopters. HR 2677, aka the Los Angeles Residential Helicopter ...


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Oct
30
2011

How Bohemia's Take On Helicopters Will Take on The World

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How Bohemia's Take On Helicopters Will Take on The World
RipTen
From RipTen
Released just this week, Take On Helicopters is a civilian-helicopter sim from Bohemia Interactive; you know, the guys behind the excellent ArmA series. Last week we sat down with Joris-Jan van't Land, Take On's Project Lead and Jay Crowe the Creative ...


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Oct
30
2011

US moves to sell attack helicopters to Turkey

Posted by jhadmin

US moves to sell attack helicopters to Turkey
National Turk English
From Reuters
Turkey already uses the AH-1W helicopter, the backbone of the US Marine Corps attack helicopter fleet, having bought 10 of them in the 1990s. The proposed sale would enhance its ground defense capabilities, said the notice, which is required by law and ...


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Oct
30
2011

Thought Controlled Helicopters

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Thought Controlled Helicopters
Technorati
From Technorati
Instead of diodes and whatnots connected to the head of the person, Dr Bin He of University of Minnesota "created an EEG-based, noninvasive brain-computer interface" that allowed the person to navigate a virtual helicopter with continuous accuracy. ...


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Oct
30
2011

White shark spotted from helicopter off Rio del Mar

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From Santa Cruz Sentinel
Pilot Paul Henrichsen of Watsonville-based Specialized Helicopters was in a helicopter with Neal Martin of Sky High Photography when Henrichsen spotted the shark about noon. It was just below the water's surface about a quarter mile off Seacliff State ...


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Oct
29
2011

CARE FLIGHT CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF EVOLUTION AND EXCELLENCE

Posted by jhadmin

Reno, NV – The first civilian hospital based helicopter air ambulance; “Flight For Life” started at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado in 1972. Flight nurses Jane Miller and Margaret Tole began flying with Flight for Life in 1975. Care Flight was born in 1981 when Miller accepted the position of Chief Flight Nurse, and along with Tole, moved to Reno, NV to start a much needed helicopter program to service the vast rural area of northern Nevada and northeastern California. Both Tole and Miller are still with the program 30 years later. Tole has also filled the roles as the program’s Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, but has gone back to flying full time as a flight nurse. Miller is currently the program’s Vice President of Special Projects, overseeing the numerous accreditations and standards.



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Oct
29
2011

United States Army to receive Turbomeca’s 10,000th Arriel Production Engine

Posted by jhadmin

Turbomeca (Safran group) is proud to deliver its 10,000th Arriel production engine, which will power a United States Army UH-72A Lakota helicopter. During a ceremony at the Turbomeca USA site today, Olivier Andriès, Turbomeca Chairman & CEO and Russ Spray, Turbomeca USA President & CEO, presented the United States Army a commemorative plaque to mark this event. Accepting on behalf of United States Army was Mr. Randy Harkins, PEO Aviation Chief of Staff and Lieutenant Colonel David Bristol, UH-72A Lakota Program Manager.



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Oct
27
2011

DCNS and Thales have overcome a new hurdle for the automatic deck-landing of UAVs

Posted by jhadmin

Paris, October, 27, 2011
DCNS and Thales today announced the launch of a supplementary phase for the Technology Demonstration of a system for automatic landing and deck-landing of UAVs (D2AD), which has just been notified by the French Defence Procurement Authority (DGA). Sea trials of the demonstrator are planned for 2012 using a French Navy frigate and a Boeing, H-6U Unmanned Little Bird rotorcraft.



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Oct
27
2011

Night Flight Concepts Unveils New Aviation Laser Defense Solutions

Posted by jhadmin

Washington, DC (October 27, 2011) Night Flight Concepts announced today at the “Laser Illumination of Aircraft Conference, a Growing Threat” a new suite of products, Laser ArmorTM. These new optical systems for laser defense offer equipment and training options to help aviation organizations defend against laser attacks. Laser Armor™ aids in the planning and implementation of a coordinated response that protects personnel and equipment from voluntary and involuntary laser strikes, while at the same time extending operational capabilities and readiness in night operations.



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Tags: Laser Armor Night Flight Concepts
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Oct
26
2011

City to pay $245000 in police whistle-blower case

Posted by jhadmin

From Baltimore Sun (blog)
The former officer, Samuel K. Miller, wrote a memo in 2006 criticizing the Police Department for failing to properly train officers in the helicopter unit and to properly maintain the helicopters. The settlement was approved Wednesday by the Board of ...


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Oct
26
2011

IAF picks Boeing's Apache Longbow combat chopper

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IAF picks Boeing's Apache Longbow combat chopper
Deccan Chronicle
From Economic Times
According to Lt Gen (retd) BS Pawar , a noted authority on combat helicopters , Apache is far more advanced than other attack helicopter. It has executed successful missions in Afghanistan. Notably, the US is known to have much better Electronic ...


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Oct
26
2011

US man sentenced for illegal arms export to Iran

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US man sentenced for illegal arms export to Iran
AFP
From Xinhua
... components for attack helicopters and fighter jets from the United States to Iran without obtaining the required US export licenses. These components included military parts for the Bell AH-1 attack helicopter, the UH-1 Huey attack helicopter, ...


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Oct
26
2011

CH-53K Helicopter Systems Engineering Team Receives DoD Top 5 Programs Award

Posted by jhadmin

From PR Newswire (press re
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning potential production and sale of helicopters. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to ...


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Oct
26
2011

RSG AeroDesign Achieves AS9100 Certification

Posted by jhadmin

From PR Newswire (press release)
... OEMs worldwide including Agusta Aerospace Corporation, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, Hafei Aviation Industry Co., Helicopter Support Inc., L-3 Communications Ocean Systems, Sikorsky Global Helicopters, and Sikorsky Military Completions Center. ...


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Oct
26
2011

Taking out the trash

Posted by jhadmin

From BCLocalNews
A helicopter was at work in the hills above Lake Country last week. As part of Waste Reduction Week, the Regional District of the Central Okanagan and Valhalla Helicopters teamed up to remove abandoned cars from an area surrounding a municipal water ...


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Oct
26
2011

Officers Fly In to Brighten LLUCH Patients' Day

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From Patch.com
Helicopter and motorcycle units flock to hospital to greet children getting treatment in Loma Linda. By Bill Norris Four helicopters landed outside Loma Linda University Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon. But they weren't there bringing patients ...


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Oct
26
2011

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Selects NVIO™ NVG CBT Program

Posted by jhadmin

Bedford, Texas (October 25, 2011) – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has selected Night Flight Concepts NVIO™ NVG CBT program to be used within the Bachelor of Aeronautical Science Specialty degree program. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus will be integrating the NVIO™ NVG CBT program into one of their Advanced Helicopter Specialty Courses: “Environmental Helicopter Operations”.



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Oct
26
2011

American Eurocopter Holds Customer Event for the EC145 T2

Posted by jhadmin

Grand Prairie, Texas – American Eurocopter announced today that the customer event for the EC145 T2 at its Grand Prairie, TX facility was a huge success. Customers were able to get a close-up look at this new helicopter, learn more about the features and benefits of this model from the Eurocopter Program Manager, and witness it in action during a flight demonstration.



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Oct
26
2011

LAPD Air Support Store is now online Proceeds from website benefit Air Support Angel’s Foundation

Posted by jhadmin

Los Angeles, October 26, 2011 – Due to overwhelming demand for air support memorabilia, the Los Angeles Police Department Air Support Division has launched online store, http://www.lapdairsupport.com. All proceeds from merchandise sold on the site go directly into the Air Support Angel’s Foundation account which is a certified 501(c)(3) organization.



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Oct
26
2011

IAF selects Boeing's Apache Longbow combat helicopter for chopper tender

Posted by jhadmin

IAF selects Boeing's Apache Longbow combat helicopter for chopper tender
Deccan Chronicle
From Economic Times
According to Lt Gen (retd) BS Pawar, a noted authority on combat helicopters, Apache is far more advanced than other attack helicopter worldwide. It has executed successful missions in Afghanistan. Notably, the US is known to have much better ...


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