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How often do you think about the sensitive nature of the heading reference systems installed in that aircraft you are working on? Maybe you should. Check out the new Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB CE-15-01) issued by the FAA on 11/4/2014.

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The HAI Safety Committee wants your input to steer the conversation at the HAI HELI-EXPO 2015 Safety Town Hall Meeting. Please take a moment to answer this one-question survey.

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Queensland, Australia (mysunshinecoast.com.au) - Queensland families will be safer in emergencies, and rescue helicopters will respond quicker, following a partnership with Rio Tinto that includes a new operations centre with state-of-the-art interactive technology.

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sbs.com.au - A 10-year-old boy who pointed a hand-held laser at a police helicopter has been cautioned by South Australian police.

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Air & Space Magazine - It's dark inside the half-submerged structure as my classmates and I follow instructors Ben Rayner and Shane Lucas into the gloom to pick our seats in this simulated UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter cabin. We've been advised that the underwater-escape problems will ratchet up in difficulty, to the point where we'll be flipped upside down, in darkness, and dealing with obstacles on the way out, but Rayner has also assured us that nobody's going to drown during this helicopter underwater-egress training...

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Thailand (Bangkok Post) - The 3rd Army Region grounded its eight Bell helicopters following the deadly crash in Phayao on Nov. 17, but army officials have reaffirmed their confidence in the aircraft.

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The HAI Safety Committee is once again asking your help to steer the conversation at the HAI HELI-EXPO 2015 Safety Town Hall Meeting. Please take a moment to answer this one-question survey on unlit towers. #SafetyTownHall #HAI_EXPO15

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Radio New Zealand - A coroner has recommended that rescue helicopters carry crotch straps after a man fell 3-5m while being rescued at sea.

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San Benito, Texas (San Antonio Express-News) - San Benito crop duster Clyde Kornegay spends a lot of time flying fast and low, applying insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides to the patchwork of cotton and sorghum fields dotting the eastern Rio Grande Valley. He's part of a class of pilots that are among the most talented, accustomed to maneuvering around subdivisions and avoiding trees and phone lines. Lately, though, a new obstacle has caught him and other Sun Valley Dusting Co. fliers off guard.

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arstechnica.com - The U.S. Coast Guard scrubbed two helicopter training missions in Michigan after the pilot and crew were hit with green laser beams. While no arrests have been made, flight rules require missions to be aborted if a crew member's vision is compromised.

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