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Seattle, Wash. (navytimes.com) - A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew conducting a training flight over Fairchild Airport in Port Angeles reportedly suffered a laser strike from an unknown ground source.

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England (Doncaster Free Press) - Doncaster Magistrates' Court heard how after a taking a cocktail of cannabis and alcohol on April 18, Jack Guest, 25, shone a laser pen directly into the eyes of a South Yorkshire police helicopter pilot who was flying above his house.

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Washington - A Video Safety Alert highlighting the extra vigilance that pilots should take in doing preflight inspections prior to a first flight after maintenance work has been released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

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(Aviation Week) - A type of non-precision instrument approach composed of a series of step-down altitudes, informally known as “dive and drive,” remains a point of contention between the FAA and NTSB following the August 2013 crash of UPS Flight 1354 in Birmingham, Alabama. To date, the FAA has refused an outright ban on the technique, despite nearly a decade of pressure by the NTSB.

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An FAA Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) alerts owners and operators of Robinson Helicopter Company Model R44 and R44 II helicopters that have installed main rotor blades (MRBs) with part number C016-7 and Robinson Helicopter Company Model R66 helicopters which have installed MRBs with part number F016-2 of a fatigue crack occurrence on an R44 MRB, and recommends inspection for signs of a fatigue crack on the trailing edge of the blade and modification of R44, R44 II, and R66 MRBs.

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Scotland (news.stv.tv) - A North Sea helicopter has returned to Aberdeen Airport after a warning light began flashing in mid-air. The Bristow-operated helicopter was carrying five passengers and three crew at the time.

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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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