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In this exclusive seminar, sponsored by AOPA Air Safety Foundation and the FAASTeam, enjoy an in-depth briefing on procedures for instrument approaches during the critical phase of flight while intercepting and obtaining clearances for an approach. This will include examining critical decision making for executing missed procedures. Don't miss this exciting opportunity!

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The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority has canceled the air operator's certificate for Broome Helicopters and the appointment of Chief Pilot Joseph Calandra.

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A helicopter returning to Aberdeen from a North Sea oil platform sparked an emergency after an engine warning. CHC Scotia, which operates the S92 Sikorsky aircraft, said a warning light came on signalling a problem with one of its two engines.

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A firefighting helicopter made an emergency landing in a farmer's field after emergency lights for a low pressure gauge came on.

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The winter of 2013 has been very severe for many parts of the United States. But while winter is finally losing its grip, it isn't over yet. Widespread icing still exists during the transition months of March and April. Gulf moisture, warmer temperatures and an overactive jet stream guarantees that convective SIGMETs will begin to spring out of hibernation.

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Bucyrus, Ohio (mansfieldnewsjournal.com) — A Cleveland Clinic Air Ambulance made a precautionary landing at Port Bucyrus-Crawford County Airport Friday night. Approximately 5 miles east of the Bucyrus airport, an alarm light came on in the helicopter, requiring it to land. No one was injured.

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Sanger, Calif. (The Fresno Bee) - What started as a precautionary helicopter landing at a Sanger elementary school turned into a presentation for arriving students in the morning. The Fresno County Sheriff's Eagle One helicopter crew smelled smoke. As a precaution, they landed the helicopter at Jackson Elementary School where it stayed overnight until the problem was determined to be minor.

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wausaudailyherald.com - The U.S. Coast Guard says a helicopter from its air station in Traverse City, Mich., had flight control problems and made what was described as a "precautionary" landing on the east shore of Washington Island on March 2.

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Washington, D.C. - The International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org), in cooperation with safety experts from throughout the civil helicopter industry, has released three more safety bulletins aimed at enhancing helicopter operations and reducing accidents. The safety bulletins offer important information for helicopter pilots while they are flying and for pilots, operators, and instructors as they prepare for flight.

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Florence, Ariz. (azcentral.com) - A shop rag left inside an engine during maintenance caused a Pinal County Sheriff's Office helicopter to crash near Casa Grande in June and nearly kill all three personnel on board, National Transportation Safety Board investigators reported.

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