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Articles for category Human Interest




Nov
03
2011

Flying in Majorca, Spain: The Island is Calling

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Water, scenic coastlines and adventure – for many people Majorca, Spain is the ideal destination for their vacation. For some people the island is a place of work. The members of the crew of Rotorflug International are living the dream of flying in paradise. [Read More...]

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Oct
07
2011

World Record Helicopter Team Sets New Speed Record

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The World Record Helicopter Team, based in Murrieta CA, has set a new world speed record from San Diego CA to Savannah/Hilton Head GA and back.Flying a Robinson R44 Raven II, the four-man team departed from Brown Field on September 17, 2011 when the race clock started at 7:28AM. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHuman Interest categoryHelicopter Event Coverage



Jun
30
2011

Rotorcraft Pioneer - Joe Mashman

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By Brad McNally - Today, helicopters conduct a wide variety of missions in all corners of the world.However, this wasn’t always the case.It took many dedicated people to transform the helicopter from its meager beginnings, to the reliable and capable aircraft that it is today.There were many talented engineers who designed them, craftsman who built them and test pilots who flew them. [Read More...]

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Jun
24
2011

Birds Eye View - EF4 Tornado in Alabama

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By Bob Barbanes - As many of you know, on Wednesday, April 27th a huge tornado buzz-sawed its way through the state of Alabama, leaving hundreds of people dead and thousands of people homeless. It was not your typical tornado, in as much as once it touched down in the city of Tuscaloosa (in the western part of the state), it stayed stuck to the ground all the way northeast to the Georgia line and beyond. The amount of destruction in its wake is astonishing. [Read More...]

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May
26
2011

Les Morris - Rotorcraft Pioneers XIII

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There is a crucial link between the many great aeronautical engineers and talented mechanics that have made rotary wing flight possible and the pilots who have maximized the unique capabilities of the helicopter. This link is the helicopter test pilot. The test pilot is the one who shows what the aircraft is capable of, pushes it to define its limits and provides the feedback necessary for the engineers to refine the design. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHuman Interest



May
19
2011

BELL HELICOPTER HONORS OH-58 "KIOWA WARRIORS" IN THE FIRST OF THE "HEROES OF AVIATION" SERIES PAINTINGS

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Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company announced the Bell Helicopter “Heroes of Aviation" Series, which pays tribute to the men and women who preserve freedom and save lives while using Bell Helicopters. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHuman Interest



Feb
21
2011

Training helicopters benefit Government of Iraq

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Story by: Spc. Amie J. McMillan BAGHDAD –The recent arrival of three Bell T-407 training helicopters at Camp Taji will help to train qualified Iraqi Army pilots to operate and maintain the helicopters, as well as, rapidly accelerate the fielding and utilization of Iraqi Armed 407 Armed Scout Helicopters which are scheduled to be fielded by the end of 2011. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryTraining categoryHelicopter Sectors categoryHuman Interest



Dec
15
2010

Reminiscing About Rotorcraft Pioneers with Sergei Sikorsky

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Interview by Brad McNally, Contributing Editor - As we wrap up the Rotorcraft Pioneers Series I was lucky enough to have a chance to talk with one of the few people who have been involved with helicopters in North America from the beginning, Mr. Sergei Sikorsky. He’s crossed paths with more than few of the people profiled in the Pioneers Series and I had the chance to ask him about helicopters, his father’s legacy and his encounters with some of the people I profiled. [Read More...]

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Dec
08
2010

Rotorcraft Pioneers - Part X: Igor Sikorsky

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One name more than any other is synonymous with helicopter development, Igor Sikorsky. Often regarded as the father of the helicopter, Sikorsky was actually an incredibly talented aeronautical engineer who twice established himself as one of the world’s greatest designers of fixed wing aircraft before he built a successful helicopter. After designing, building and flying the first successful North American helicopter, Igor Sikorsky led the company which still bears his name through over forty years of helicopter innovation. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHuman Interest



Nov
23
2010

Rotorcraft Pioneers: Wes Lematta - Founder of Columbia Helicopters

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By Brad McNally - In 1957, Columbia Helicopters started with one helicopter flying primarily in Oregon. That first year the company grossed $20,000. Forty years later the company grossed $100 million (Bernstein, 2009). Today Columbia Helicopters employs 700 people and has over 20 helicopters operating around the world. The story of how Columbia Helicopters grew to be one of the premier heavy lift and heli-logging companies, operating the world’s only commercial tandem rotor helicopter fleet starts with its founder Wes Lematta. [Read More...]

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