Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:03:00 -0400

Alexandria, Va. - Simon Spencer-Bower, QSM, has 12,500 hours as a helicopter flight instructor and has trained nearly 600 pilots. He also created the Advanced Helicopter Mountain Flying Course, the only such course approved by New Zealand's Civil Aviation Authority. This is why he won HAI's Salute to Excellence Flight Instructor of the Year Award for 2015. Nominations are closing for 2016. Nominate YOUR mentor by Oct. 16 latest!

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:26:00 -0400 - Japan has always been at the front position of new technologies, and the commercial production of drones could be a multibillion yen industry. That is the hope of the 100-plus companies that took part in Japan's first International Drone Expo held just outside of Tokyo recently.

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:02:00 -0400 - China's National Day holiday might be over, but there is no end in sight for the business of flying. The Chinese government is gradually opening up the low-altitude airspace below one thousand metres for the civil aviation industry. It's expected to boost sales of private jets and helicopters.

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:34:00 -0400

The FAA joined academia, the airlines, and hobby enthusiasts to face lawmakers on Capitol Hill last week as the Aviation Subcommittee of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee drilled down to find out what must be done to keep privately owned unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) out of the path of airlines, and at the same time encourage a $2.5 billion commercial drone industry that is expected to sell up to one million units over the holidays.

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:02:00 -0400 - On a recent Saturday patrol, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department helicopter launched skyward and took in a bird's-eye view of the Santa Monica Mountains and Malibu coastline to check out hot spots where rescues often occur. The Aero Bureau operates 20 helicopters that support law enforcement ground units and work with rescue teams to find missing or stranded hikers, injured mountain bikers, lost swimmers, and car accident victims in remote areas.

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 13:23:00 -0400

For the first time since 2003, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry, held a hearing specifically focused on the fire season and the costs which continue to consume the U.S. Forest Service budget.

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 13:05:00 -0400

England (Western Morning News) - The private company stepping into the role of sentinel of the South West's coastline says it has been extremely busy since taking to the air. Bristow Helicopters Ltd took over search and rescue (S&R) operations from the RAF crew at Chivenor in North Devon with a new based established at St Athan in South Wales.

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