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Aug
08
2015

Meet a Rotorcraft Pro – Richard Bray

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RPMN: When and how did you choose to fly helicopters? Or did they choose you? I found out about the R-22 and civilian helicopter flight training completely by accident, I saw a helicopter on display at a recreational vehicle show and talked to the pilots and read a brochure. I knew absolutely nothing about it or what questions to ask, but it was a great discovery and it’s been a great career. I’m glad I was ignorant of the business at the time, because if I had known about flight hour requirements for different jobs or turbine time etc. I might not have ever gotten started. [Read More...]



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Aug
04
2015

RISING ARIZONA Unit Serves Many … in Many Ways

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During the summer months people don`t realize how quickly the brutal Arizona heat can dehydrate them. This, and other emergency situations often require an immediate response. To provide that response, in 1972 after a 3-year study that included an 18-month proof of concept through the Air Medical Evacuation System (AMES) project, the Arizona DPS initiated an air rescue unit utilizing Bell 206 Jet Rangers. Now after 43 years of continuous service, DPS Air Rescue performs hundreds of rescues every year. After the Jet Rangers, the unit obtained Bell 206L-3 Long Rangers, which performed well until they were replaced with the current fleet of four Bell 407 helicopters. [Read More...]

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Categories: categoryCompany Profiles categoryHuman Interest



May
26
2015

Meet a Rotorcraft Pro – Ernie Fagg

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RPMN: What has been your most challenging job in the industry? The most challenging job in the industry is to find enough technicians of suitable intellect, work ethic, and attitude to train to our demanding standards, and to also find the technicians that will retain these qualities. Many technicians in the helicopter industry find the opportunities for advancement, in both position and pay, to be limiting after a few years. [Read More...]



Categories: categoryHuman Interest categoryCompany Profiles categoryHelicopter Sectors categoryCareer Development



May
04
2015

Celebrate Mother’s Day by Honoring the Medical Flight Teams Who Take Care of Our Families: One Family’s Tale of How Air Medical Services Saved Them

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This Mother’s Day, it’s important for us to give thanks to our mothers, but also to a committed group of men and women who provide care to most ill and injured mothers, fathers and children across the country, each and every day. Air medical flight teams, while not the most widely recognized of emergency care providers, deserve an extra pat on the back this Mother’s Day. Think of them as civilian soldiers on a mission for all of us, including our Moms. [Read More...]



Categories: categoryHelicopter Sectors categoryHuman Interest



Apr
27
2015

Meet a Rotorcraft Pro – Ken Jones

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RPMN: What is your current position? I am the aviation standardization officer for 97th Aviation Troop Command (similar to a brigade) and the senior standardization instructor pilot (SIP) in the AH-64D Apache Longbow for the Utah National Guard. I have been in the Army for over 35 years, flying the Apache for nearly 30 years. In my position, I oversee the flight training of all Apache pilots in Utah. Prior to joining the Guard, I was on active duty for 12 years and also have experience flying the AH-1 Cobra (as an IP), OH-58 Kiowa Scout, UH-1 Huey, and UH-60 Blackhawk. [Read More...]



Categories: categoryHuman Interest categoryHelicopter Sectors



Mar
16
2015

Meet A Rotorcraft Pro - Matt Johnson

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RPMN: What is your current position? After spending nearly several years in the HEMS industry, I just recently started flying for a sheriff’s office in southwest Ohio (Cincinnati). I came out of an EC145 in HEMS and am now in an MD500E and MD520N. I greatly enjoyed HEMS, however, it is nice wiggling the stick again and not just pushing buttons and turning knobs. My current position is never boring and allows me to fly much more than I did as a HEMS pilot. [Read More...]



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Jan
26
2015

Meet A Rotorcraft Pro - Pete Gillies

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 RPMN: What is your current position?I am the chief pilot for Western Helicopters, Inc. in [Read More...]



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Jan
12
2015

Meet a Rotorcraft Pro – Mark C. W. Robinson

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 What is your current position?In addition to being the owner, and everything else that goes along [Read More...]



Categories: categoryCareer Development categoryHuman Interest



Dec
29
2014

READINESS vs. EXISTENCE U.S. Army National Guard Aviation

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The next decade will prove a challenging time for the United States and its military. The last [Read More...]

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Dec
18
2014

Meet a Rotorcraft Pro – Hayden Goldman

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 What is your current position? I am currently employed by REACH Air Medical Services at the [Read More...]



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