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Apr
14
2011

Rumblings from Independence Avenue: Trouble Ahead for HEMS?

Posted by jhadmin

By Bill Winn - The sound of thunder on the near horizon can herald hope or fear, depending on whether you are a drought-stricken farmer or a Golden Retriever with a serious phobia of both the boom and flash of lightening. My dog Max literally climbs into bed between me and Joyce during every thunderstorm, and lies there shivering uncontrollably until the storm has passed. It's like having one of those vibrating beds you find in cheap motels. [Read More...]

Tags: ems HEMS new rules
Categories: categorySafety categoryRegulatory categoryOpinion-Editorial



Mar
30
2011

FAA Broadens Requirements for CRM

Posted by jhadmin

After analyzing data on accidents within commercial aviation over a 10-year period, the Federal Aviation Administration published a new rule in January of this year that requires all Part 135 operators employing more than one pilot to install Crew Resource Management training. The final rule gives commercial operators until March 22, 2013 to establish CRM programs for both initial and recurrent training, and to have those programs approved. After that period, certificate holders conducting Part 135 operations will be prohibited from using a crewmember unless that person has completed the certificate holder’s initial CRM training. [Read More...]

Tags: crew crm FAA management resource
Categories: categoryRegulatory categoryOpinion-Editorial



Jan
26
2011

National EMS Pilots Association AO21 Survey Results

Posted by jhadmin

This is a preliminary report of a survey completed by 568 active helicopter EMS pilots in September and October of 2010. The solicitation to pilots to participate in this survey included the following introductory statement: [Read More...]

Tags: AO21 ems nemspa safety
Categories: categorySafety categoryRegulatory categoryHelicopter Sectors



Nov
03
2010

FAA Proposes New Safety Rules for EMS

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration announced on Oct 7, 2010, via a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM), sweeping new equipment and regulation changes in an effort to enhance the safety of all helicopter operations. While this action has been expected for many months, there will no doubt be a great deal of debate and political wrangling before any changes are actually put into place. [Read More...]

Tags: ems FAA nprm
Categories: categoryRegulatory categoryOpinion-Editorial



Jan
12
2010

NextGen Goals: Performace Based Navigation

Posted by jhadmin

0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) plan to modernize the National Airspace System (NAS) through 2025. Through NextGen, the FAA is addressing the impact of air traffic growth by increasing NAS capacity and efficiency while simultaneously improving safety, reducing environmental impacts, and increasing user access to the NAS. To achieve its NextGen goals, the FAA is implementing new Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) routes and procedures that leverage emerging technologies and aircraft navigation capabilities. [Read More...]

Tags: nextgen
Categories: categoryTraining categoryRegulatory



Dec
28
2009

TETERBORO HELICOPTER NOISE ABATEMENT ROUTES, PROCEDURES AND COORDINATES

Posted by jhadmin

TETERBORO HELICOPTER NOISE ABATEMENT ROUTES, PROCEDURES AND COORDINATES by Dennis O'Connor Recommended Altitudes Except on the Meadowland Route, helicopters are requested to use at least 1000 feet MSL as long as possible for arrival and as soon as possible for departures. Helicopters using the Meadowlands Route should maintain 500 feet MSL and 1000 MSL when advised by Air Traffic Control. [Read More...]

Tags: Teterboro Airport Teterboro Helicopter Noise Abatement
Categories: categoryRegulatory



Dec
28
2009

Renters Insurance

Posted by jhadmin

Renters Insurance by Jon Keller QUESTION: I cannot find an insurance company that sells non-owner helicopter coverage. How can I protect myself when renting a helicopter or flying someone else’s helicopter? [Read More...]

Tags: Helicopter Rental Insurance
Categories: categoryRegulatory



Dec
15
2009

Will the FAA still issue a Private Pilot certificate based on a foreign pilot’s previous experience?

Posted by jhadmin

Will the FAA still issue a Private Pilot certificate based on a foreign pilot’s previous experience? by Randy Rowles The answer is… well that depends! In the past, the FAA would issue a Private Pilot certificate on the spot if a foreign pilot made application at the local FSDO. In July of 2002 the FAA instituted a program that changes FAR 61.75. The FAA plans to verify all foreign pilot certification prior to issuing or allowing any certification actions, i.e. a practical test, etc based on that certification. [Read More...]

Tags: FAA and Foreign Pilots Helicopter Regulations
Categories: categoryRegulatory



Dec
14
2009

Instrument Instruction Required for the Commercial Helicopter Pilot Certificate

Posted by jhadmin

Instrument Instruction Required for the Commercial Helicopter Pilot Certificate by Randy Rowles Can the Instrument Instruction required for the Commercial Pilot Helicopter certificate by given by a CFI that DOES NOT hold an Instrument Rating on their CFI certificate? [Read More...]

Tags: CFI Commercial Pilot Helicopter Certificate Helicopter Intstrument Rating
Categories: categoryRegulatory



Dec
14
2009

IA - Initial Attack! by Ken Carlton

Posted by jhadmin

IA - Initial Attack! by Ken Carlton I.A. means initial attack, that’s what I do with a helicopter. The Viet Nam Vets who are honest will tell you that they miss the adrenaline rush they got from flying helicopters. There is something about being shot at and missed that has a way of focusing your attention. Flying the helicopter well under combat conditions is the very best part of flying...if you can't do that then there's I.A. [Read More...]

Tags: Fire Fighting Pilots Foresty Pilots Helicopter Initial Attack
Categories: categoryRegulatory


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