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Entries for January 2012

Lawmaker: Arm Medevac helos to save more lives
Washington Times
From ArmyTimes.com
By Rick Maze - Staff writer A key lawmaker says the military could save more lives in Afghanistan if the Army would arm its Medevac helicopters rather than worry about its commitment to the Geneva Convention. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., a senior member of ...
From NewsCow
Bell designed a tremendous rotorcraft in the AH-1Z (Viper) and UH-1Y (Venom). We look forward to assisting Bell's effort to continually improve their product,??? Galaxy Technologies President and CEO Andy Plyler said. The helicopters are key elements of ...
From defpro
The certification achieved by Vector Aerospace applies to UK military rotorcraft. Michael Tyrrell, Managing Director, Vector Aerospace UK, said, 'DAOS certification is a very significant landmark for Vector Aerospace. It opens up important new areas of ...
Lawsuit Filed Over Bell Helicopters Being Used In A Video Game
HispanicBusiness.com
From 33 KDAF-TV
In it, the video game maker used real Bell Helicopters, the V-22 Osprey and the AH-1Z Viper. ???You can choose a helicopter to fly and fly into combat, transport, whatever,??? said Corby Bell with Garlitz Bell LLP. Corby Bell, a Dallas based trademark ...
Afghan official: 3 killed in helicopter crash
Telegraph.co.uk
From Boston.com
The Taliban have few dedicated anti-aircraft weapons, but they have damaged or destroyed dozens of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft using automatic rifles and other infantry weapons. In August, militants shot down a US Chinook transport helicopter, ...
From UPI.com
17 (UPI) -- Field helicopter maintenance support teams for US Army Reserve units are being provided by AECOM Technology Corp. AECOM said that under a new three-year task order contract AH-64, CH-47, UH-60 and HH-60 aircraft at nine locations in the ...
Military Helicopter Fleets Showing Their Age
National Defense Magazine
From National Defense Magazine
???My helicopters are not Christmas trees,??? said Navy Capt. Paul Esposito, commander of Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic. ???We can't just keep hanging things off them. Helicopters have a finite size and a finite amount of power. ...
Police kill 7 gunmen in central Mexico gun battle
Austin American-Statesman
From Boston.com
In 2009, bullets struck six government helicopters in the rotors, side doors or motor compartments. All the craft were apparently able to land safely. 2010 was the worst year for helicopter attacks, with 14 hit and one crew member wounded. ...
Poll fever: helicopters & small planes violating safety norms, says DGCA
Firstpost
From Firstpost
With poll campaign in five states picking up, aviation regulator DGCA has expressed concern over safety rules being violated by helicopter and small plane operators ???time and again??? and directed them to strictly adhere to laid down norms and procedures ...
From Bizjournals.com
... Lord Corp. makes in Dayton are used to control motion or quell vibrations in helicopters. The Dayton plant is part of Lord's aerospace and defense unit and will be working on the new helicopter for Sikorsky, according to a company spokesperson. ...
From MarketWatch (press release)
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation /quotes/zigman/244482/quotes/nls/utx UTX +1.26% , is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of advanced helicopters for commercial, industrial and military ...
Dunk the Chief Pilot at the Polar Plunge

Mountain Ridge Helicopters is helping to raise money for the Special Olympics by participating in the 2012 Polar Plunge!

Have you dreaded the stage checks! Have you lost sleep the night before because you knew you were going to be tested on your flying skills...well fret no more...it’s time for payback!
How would you like to see Chief Pilot Matt Smith plunge into some icy cold water!
Well he told us he would if we could raise money for the Special Olympics 2012 Polar Plunge. OUR GOAL IS $1000, I think we can do it!

Then join us Saturday January 21st to watch the big event!

We are accepting donations at the following website http://www.events.org/sponsorship.aspx?id=35357 or make a donation via paypal with email fly@mountainridgeheli.com
Sikorsky Puts Together Supplier Team For S-97 Raider Helicopter Program
AvStop Aviation News
From AvStop Aviation News
Self-funded by Sikorsky and its team members, the RAIDER program will demonstrate the military applications of Sikorsky's break-through X2 rotorcraft design, which proved its capability in 2010 to double the cruise speed of conventional helicopters. ...
Marshall man died chasing flight dream
Geelong Advertiser
From Geelong Advertiser
The 67-year-old was having a lesson on Saturday in the small aircraft with experienced pilot Sam La Bruna, the owner of Rotor Craft Australia. The pair took off from the aerodrome at Mangalore, north of Melbourne, about 9.30am but the aircraft crashed ...
From High Performance Composites
"As designer and integrator of a next-generation light tactical helicopter capable of outperforming conventional helicopters in almost every performance parameter, it was imperative we chose our suppliers for the maturity of their advanced aerospace ...
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