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Sep
02
2015

Garmin Offers New Online Weather Radar eLearning Course

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Garmin is pleased to announce the availability of a Weather Radar Operations eLearning Course through the flyGarmin website. This new course introduces pilots to basic and intermediate weather radar operations and goes beyond the Pilot’s Guide to ensure pilots utilize the benefits provided by on-board weather radar. In addition to operational practices, this course will also cover radar interpretation and analytical techniques, which aid in the decision-making process and help pilots make better in-flight weather-related decisions.

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Sep
02
2015

Britain's most experienced test pilot Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown to provide Safety Workshop keynote at Helitech International

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The vital importance of safety in rotary wing operations is highlighted by the Safety Workshop on the final day of Helitech International. Hosted by the European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) and the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), the Safety Workshop will be staged at ExCeL London on Thursday 8th October. The focus will be on technologies and processes aimed at 'Enhancing Situational Awareness and Making Better Decisions', and will feature leading experts from industry and academia.

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Sep
02
2015

Bell Helicopter Congratulates Fuji Heavy Industries on Japanese Ministry of Defense UH-X Contract Award

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Tokyo, Japan (September 2, 2015) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced long-term partner Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) was awarded a contract for 150 multi-purpose helicopters to replace Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force’s (JGSDF) current fleet of UH-1J aircraft. The new UH-X aircraft, based on the Bell 412EPI, will be used for island defense and disaster relief efforts with deployment beginning in 2021.

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Sep
02
2015

The cheapest way to get a drone license is to take hot air balloon lessons

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Several days a week over the past month, Alon Sicherman has found himself sitting upright in bed at 4:45AM in a motel near a town called Poughquag, in upstate New York, asking himself the same question: what the hell am I doing? He gets up, eats a granola bar, and heads to a nearby farm, where he spends two hours learning how to fly a hot air balloon.

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Sep
02
2015

Helicopter pilot took water from pool to save villa from Costa del Sol wildfire - Daily Mail

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Daily MailHelicopter pilot took water from pool to save villa from Costa del Sol wildfireDaily MailThese are the dramatic scenes as a firefighting helicopter pilot lowered down a basket into a

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Sep
02
2015

India upgrades its military helicopter fleet in $1.1bn deal with Russia - RT

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RTIndia upgrades its military helicopter fleet in $1.1bn deal with RussiaRTMi-17 is a medium multi-purpose helicopter, the export version of the Mi-8. The versatility and high performance

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Sep
02
2015

Russia Could Sell Mistral-Designed Helicopters to Potential Mistral Buyer - Sputnik International

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Sputnik InternationalRussia Could Sell Mistral-Designed Helicopters to Potential Mistral BuyerSputnik InternationalNo nation has formally confirmed its decision to buy the helicopter carriers but many

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Sep
01
2015

Safety Board releases new facts in KOMO helicopter crash - KING5.com

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Q13 FOXSafety Board releases new facts in KOMO helicopter crashKING5.comSEATTLE - The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released what's known as a "Factual Report" in its investigation

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Sep
01
2015

Helicopter makes emergency landing in McCormick Park - NBC Montana

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NBC MontanaHelicopter makes emergency landing in McCormick ParkNBC MontanaThe soldier was loaded into a Black Hawk helicopter. That craft flew to Missoula and landed near in McCormick Park near the

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Sep
01
2015

Low-flying helicopter surveys Bay Area radiation levels - abc7news.com

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UC BerkeleyLow-flying helicopter surveys Bay Area radiation levelsabc7news.comThe helicopter, a twin-engine Bell 412 equipped with gamma radiation sensors, will be flying in a grid pattern today

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Sep
01
2015

NTSB: No mechanical problems found in KOMO helicopter crash - TheNewsTribune.com

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KXLY SpokaneNTSB: No mechanical problems found in KOMO helicopter crashTheNewsTribune.comThe National Transportation Safety Board has released the narrative of its findings in the March 18, 2014,

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Sep
01
2015

Helicopter helps douse SR-78 brush fire - The San Diego Union-Tribune

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Helicopter helps douse SR-78 brush fireThe San Diego Union-TribuneCARLSBAD — A small brush fire broke out along state Route 78 in Carlsbad Tuesday afternoon, causing slow traffic around fire engines

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Sep
01
2015

DAC clears projects worth over Rs. 13000 cr. - The Hindu

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DAC clears projects worth over Rs. 13000 cr.The HinduThe government cleared the purchase of 48 additional Mi-17 V5 helicopters and seven squadrons of Akash short range Surface to Air Missiles for the

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Sep
01
2015

Police in northern Illinois hunt for 3 suspects with dogs, helicopters after ... - Fox News

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Police in northern Illinois hunt for 3 suspects with dogs, helicopters after ...Fox NewsPolice and other law enforcement, some of them in military-style camouflage, were seen taking up positions on

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Sep
01
2015

Precision Aviation Group Company – Precision Aviation Services receives Airbus Diamond Award

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ATLANTA, GA – September 1, 2015 – Precision Aviation Services (PAS), a Precision Aviation Group Company (PAG), located on the Atlanta Regional Airport Falcon Field (KFFC) South of Atlanta, announced the company was awarded the Airbus Diamond Award for its performance in 2014. The award is given to companies that meet a high level of customer service and specific performance criteria.

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Sep
01
2015

Jackson police get 2 new helicopters - WBBJ-TV

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Jackson police get 2 new helicoptersWBBJ-TVHopper said the helicopters increase safety because they can sometimes respond to calls quicker than officers on the ground. “We can watch the scene and see

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Sep
01
2015

Helicopter to fly over campus in the name of science - UC Berkeley

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UC BerkeleyHelicopter to fly over campus in the name of scienceUC BerkeleyThe U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) helicopter is scheduled to fly over San

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Sep
01
2015

MAVERICK HELICOPTERS INVESTS NEARLY $2 MILLION IN GROUND TRANSPORTATION, UPGRADING ENTIRE SHUTTLE FLEET TO LIMO COACHES

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LAS VEGAS — Maverick Helicopters has invested nearly $2 million to upgrade its entire ground transportation fleet to limo coaches, offering Las Vegas guests a luxury experience beyond just takeoff to touchdown.

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Sep
01
2015

First Bell 429 delivered to Slovakian Police Force

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Bratislava, Slovakia (September 1, 2015) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of the first of two Bell 429s to the Slovakian Police. These aircraft will be primarily used for border protection, search and rescue, natural disaster relief missions and road traffic law enforcement.

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Sep
01
2015

FOREST FALLS: Fall victim rescued by helicopter - Press-Enterprise

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FOREST FALLS: Fall victim rescued by helicopterPress-EnterpriseA San Bernardino woman was hoisted into a helicopter Monday, Aug. 31, after falling 20 feet at Big Falls in Forest Falls. Vanessa Lee,

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Sep
01
2015

Iran, Russia to Discuss Joint Design of Helicopters - Sputnik International

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Sputnik InternationalIran, Russia to Discuss Joint Design of HelicoptersSputnik InternationalMOSCOW, (Sputnik) — Tehran and Moscow plan to discuss joint design of helicopters during Iranian

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Sep
01
2015

Russian firm offers to improve after-sales system for helicopters - Financial Express

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Russian firm offers to improve after-sales system for helicoptersFinancial ExpressRussian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has offered to improve the after-sales system

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Sep
01
2015

Vanderbilt LifeFlight Opens Emergency Helicopter Base in West Tennessee - JEMS.com

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight Opens Emergency Helicopter Base in West TennesseeJEMS.comThe United Rotorcraft Division specializes in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology. The

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Sep
01
2015

Coming down to earth: Pa. helicopter builders readjust - Washington Times

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Coming down to earth: Pa. helicopter builders readjustWashington Times“In time, these things often even out, and the long-term prognosis is good,” said U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan, (R., Pa.), whose district

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Sep
01
2015

Parody Video Pokes Fun At Parents' 'Helicopter' Tendencies - Huffington Post

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POPSUGARParody Video Pokes Fun At Parents' 'Helicopter' TendenciesHuffington PostThe Holderness family is back with another parody video, this time paying tribute to a well-known parental archetype:

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Sep
01
2015

Cougar Helicopters flight makes safe turnaround - The Telegram (subscription)

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The Telegram (subscription)Cougar Helicopters flight makes safe turnaroundThe Telegram (subscription)The turnaround of Cougar Helicopters flight CGR151 was the result of a “intermittent fire warning,”

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Sep
01
2015

US man investigated for flying DJI drone near LAPD helicopter and derailing ... - International Business Times UK

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International Business Times UKUS man investigated for flying DJI drone near LAPD helicopter and derailing ...International Business Times UKA US man is currently being investigated after flying a

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Sep
01
2015

Two arrested for pointing laser at helicopter - WTSP 10 News

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TBO.comTwo arrested for pointing laser at helicopterWTSP 10 NewsIt happened as the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office helicopter was on an unrelated call, trying to help police on the ground find a

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Sep
01
2015

MAKS: Russian Helicopters launches unmanned tiltrotor concept - Flightglobal

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MAKS: Russian Helicopters launches unmanned tiltrotor conceptFlightglobalRussian Helicopters has expressed new interest in developing tiltrotor technologies that could be used to design a new family

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Sep
01
2015

Pair accused of pointing laser at Tampa Police helicopter - WFLA

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WFLAPair accused of pointing laser at Tampa Police helicopterWFLATAMPA, FL (WFLA) — Two people are behind bars Tuesday morning for allegedly messing with a Tampa Police Department helicopter while it

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