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Gulf of Oman (NNS) - Guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG-64) successfully performed its 2,000th helicopter landing of the year, Dec. 4, while operating in the Gulf of Oman in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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Evening Times - Air ambulance and police helicopters are back in service across the UK after 22 of the same model that crashed into the Clutha was suspended from flying when a fault with the fuel gauge was detected on a flight.

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Kittitas County, Wash. (kimatv.com) - A brush fire occurred Dec. 9 at the Yakima Training Center after a tool used for seeding accidentally dropped from a helicopter.

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houstoniamag.com - As the machine nears the water we will assume a brace position — heads bent toward knees and arms locked around ankles. Moments later, as the cabin begins to fill with water, trainees will then "locate," i.e., place one hand on a seatbelt and the other on the window. These will serve as two important reference points when the simulator floods and turns upside-down.

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On Thursday, December 12, at 12 Noon EST, please join the FAA for a webinar hosted by Fred Tilton, MD, Federal Air Surgeon, who will discuss modifications to the FAA's sleep apnea policy and processes.

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Over the next several weeks, the Safety Committee will be asking you questions here in RotorNews and on www.rotor.org to help determine the safety concerns of HAI members. Your answers to these questions will help guide the discussion at the Safety Town Hall meeting during HAI HELI-EXPO 2014.

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The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin to alert owners, operators, maintainers, and system modifiers of the requirements and safety implications for performing an accurate electrical system assessment after any modification of a Part 27 or Part 29 rotorcraft that affects the electrical system.

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huffingtonpost.ca - The Province of Manitoba has suspended its air ambulance service while officials investigate the death of a woman who died after being transported by the service.

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The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin to inform and remind owners and operators about changes contained in manufacturers' navigation database updates. The cyclical updates may exclude certain navigation data including approach procedures, which makes this information unavailable for selection on the aircraft flight management system or navigation equipment.

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The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin to alert owners and operators of turboshaft-powered rotorcraft of the possibility of inflight engine loss of power due to the ingestion of ice and/or snow. During the winter months of early 2013, at least two helicopter accidents were suspected to have ice or snow ingestion that led to loss of engine power. One of these accidents resulted in fatalities.

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