Helicopter Crash off East Yorkshire Coast
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:14:00 -0400
Yorkshire, England (The Guardian) - Two men have died after the private helicopter they were flying crashed off the coast of east Yorkshire. The private aircraft was seen falling into the sea near Flamborough on Sept. 16, prompting a major air and sea rescue mission.
Veteran Hopes to Open Helicopter Museum
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:59:00 -0400
County Durham, England (Sunderland Echo) - Plans for a helicopter centre being spearheaded by a British Army veteran are beginning to take flight. Duncan Moyse is hoping an application for the complex at Shotton Airfield, near Shotton Colliery, will be approved by Durham County Council. He says the registered charity will be a groundbreaking development offering rehabilitation for former armed servicemen and women who have been injured in combat.
Afghan Army Helicopter Crash
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:35:00 -0400
khaama.com - At least six people were injured after an Afghan army helicopter collided with a wall in central Daikundi province of Afghanistan.
NOTAM Issued for TOMORROW (Sept. 17) for Des Moines, Iowa
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:20:00 -0400
The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Des Moines, Iowa, area for TOMORROW (Sept. 17). Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.
Three Belgian Soldiers Rescued by Helicopter
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:09:00 -0400
news.stv.tv - Three Belgian soldiers have been airlifted to safety from a military excercise on a remote hill on a Scottish island.
NOTAM Re-Issued for Tampa, Fla.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:56:00 -0400
The FAA has re-issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Tampa, Fla., area for September 16-17. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.
IHST: Two New Helicopter Safety Bulletins
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:41:00 -0400
Washington, DC - The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), in cooperation with safety experts from throughout the civil helicopter industry, has released two new safety bulletins aimed at enhancing helicopter operations and reducing accidents.
Daring Helicopter Rescue Saves Sinking Ship's Crew
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:58:00 -0400
scmp.com - A daring nighttime helicopter rescue saved the crew of a sinking cargo ship from 10-metre waves near Hong Kong as the typhoon signal No 8 was in force in the early hours of Sept. 16.
New Rotorcraft Program at USU
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:50:00 -0400
Logan, Utah (cachevalleydaily.com) - Aviation students at Utah State University now have another option for becoming pilots. Through the Aviation Technology Professional Pilot Program, students have already been able to learn how to fly an airplane and get a bachelor's degree in aviation, but now an emphasis on flying helicopters is available.
HAI Firefighting Safety Conference
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:39:00 -0400
The HAI Firefighting Safety Conference, Nov. 17-19, Grove Hotel, Boise, Idaho, covers operational and flight safety issues faced by aerial firefighters. Plan to attend and to exhibit!
AAR: New Contract for Airlift Services in Africa
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:27:00 -0400
Wood Dale, Ill. - AAR announces the U.S. Transportation Command has awarded its Airlift division a contract to provide dedicated rotary-wing airlift services to U.S. Africa Command throughout four Central African countries.
Metro Aviation: EC135 Delivered to Life Air Rescue
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:14:00 -0400
Metro Aviation recently completed an Airbus EC135 for Life Air Rescue. The new aircraft is equipped with numerous technological and medical improvements.
Salute to Excellence: Acknowledge Service, Nominate TODAY!
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:07:00 -0400
Alexandria, Va. – Helicopters can hover and land where nothing else can - saving lives and helping those in danger and in need. And it's a team effort: dedicated pilots, mechanics, instructors, safety professionals, and more! Nominate someone today who exemplifies all that's best in our industry!
Helicopter Safety System Wins DSTO Eureka Prize
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:32:00 -0400
australiandefence.com.au - Technology to increase the chances of surviving helicopter accidents at sea has won the 2014 Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) Eureka Prize in support of Outstanding Science for Safeguarding Australia.
Aircraft Captain, Queen's Helicopter Flight
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:18:00 -0400
London - The British Royal Family seeks an aircraft captain to join the Queen's Helicopter Flight, consisting of a small team of pilots and ground support personnel operating a privately operated Sikorsky S76 and an AgustaWestland 109S.