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FAAST Blast Correction Notice: NOTC5797 – The FAAST Blast sent on Jan 14, 2015 contained an incorrect link to the FAA's Super Bowl XLIX Flight Advisory.

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dcmilitary.com - Scientists and engineers of the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory Enroute Care and Airworthiness Division and Flight Systems Branch at Fort Rucker, Ala., recently tested an anti-rotational device that when used on a hoist cable is intended to reduce the spinning of a load when lifted from the ground to the helicopter.

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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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(aviationpros.com) Dan Doepker, Chief Helicopter Instructor, Hillsboro Aero Academy - As the chief instructor for Hillsboro Aviation in Oregon and a member of the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org), I am in a position to help shape (in a small way) the future of our helicopter industry. In a recent discussion with another helicopter safety professional, we concluded that there are no new ways to crash helicopters and that pilots are not using the strongest resources we have for learning how to avoid accidents.

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Woburn, Mass. (WCVB) — No injuries were reported Jan. 6 when the Metro Traffic helicopter had to make an emergency landing in a parking lot.

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Michael Huerta - The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) enduring mission is to ensure that the United States has the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world. In 2014, we've taken many steps to accomplish this result.

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NASA's online Pilot Guide to In-Flight Icing offers information on the science behind ice creation, how it affects handling and performance related to flight operations, and a host of exit strategies.

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airsoc.com - A helicopter had to return to land after it was hit by lightning while on its way to a North Sea oil platform. The Bond-operated EC225 was carrying 11 passengers and two crew when the incident happened off the coast of Aberdeen. The helicopter has been taken out of service to allow engineers to examine it for any damage.

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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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A new FAA Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) alerts owners and operators of Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter, Eurocopter France, or Aerospatiale) Model SA 365 C, SA 365 C1, SA 365 C2, SA 365 C3, SA 365 N, SA 365 N1, AS 365 N2, AS 365 N3, and SA 366 G1 helicopters, all serial numbers with modification 0763B64; and EC 155 B, EC 155 B1 helicopters, all serial numbers, of reports of several cases of loss of tightening torque of a Shur-Lok nut.

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