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Reno, Nev. (ktvn.com) - We are all prone to accidents and other types of emergencies, even first responders. That's why the Washoe County Sheriff's Office recently conducted water-based training.

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AOPA - Humans like to push limits. Many have found themselves coasting into the next gas station on fumes, or worse, on the side of the highway. Sadly, this is the same mindset we can fall in to with downwind takeoffs...

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England (shropshirestar.com) - Two pilots from the Army Air Corps at Middle Wallop Airfield, Hampshire, were half way through a training flight to Shawbury, when their flight management computer warned them of a fault on their Apache attack helicopter.

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England (hulldailymail.co.uk) - A lifeboat capsized in rough seas and a RAF helicopter was struck by a bird during a drama-filled search for a missing woman.

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The FAA manages all aviation Air-to-Air AM frequencies for all Airtanker Bases and 123.975 MHz is usually assigned for this purpose. Occasionally, this frequency may not be available at a given location.

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Sligo, Ireland (irishmirror.ie) - Thugs tried to 'blind' a helicopter pilot with a laser pen March 13 as he searched for the body of a missing man.

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Following the Iron 44 accident, one of the recommendations from the NTSB was to add "Basic Weather Information" to the manifest form and document weather conditions at the time for each flight. The Interagency Helicopter Passenger/Cargo Manifest form contains Pressure Altitude and Outside Air Temperature as identified in the IHOG, Appendix A (HCM-9).

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Monmouthshire, Wales (The Telegraph) - The boys at Monmouth School, in Monmouthshire, south-east Wales, are given a surprise treat when a warning light forces an Apache helicopter to land immediately.

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It has been reported that there are errors in the naming convention in the Southwestern Interagency Coordination Center. The specific error is in NM03 Zone (Southwestern New Mexico) with two specific frequencies that have tones associated with those frequencies.

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Robinson Helicopter has issued a safety alert for its R44 main rotor blade, part C016-7 (also referred to as Dash-7 blades).

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