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May
18
2015

Game of Drones

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The FAA has formally proposed a new Part 107 to the FARs covering unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds. It would allow these microdrones (what the FAA officially calls “small Unmanned Aircraft Systems” or “sUAS”) to be flown for commercial purposes by certificated DRone OPerators (DROPs) as long as they fly below 500 feet AGL within their line of sight, during the daytime, and outside Class A, B, C, and D airspace. DROPs can obtain certification by passing a knowledge test and a security screening, but they need not hold conventional pilots’ licenses, undergo skills testing or have minimum levels of flight experience. The public—obviously including the helicopter community—has until 24 April 2015 to submit comments, which can be done online at www.regulation.gov, by searching for the docket number: FAA-2015-0150-0017. [Read More...]

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Categories: categoryCareer Development categoryHelicopter Sectors categoryRegulatory



Mar
30
2015

MAVERICK HELICOPTERS Bold Name, Bold Company

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In 1995, former U.S. Army helicopter pilot Greg Rochna, along with his wife Brenda, made a decision to try and build a better helicopter tour company in a very competitive market. It was a bold mission, considering that the Las Vegas/Grand Canyon helicopter tour market was well established and dominated by several mature players. As it turns out, the couple’s decision to start Maverick Helicopters was one of the best business decisions of their lives. [Read More...]

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Categories: categoryCareer Development categoryCompany Profiles categoryHelicopter Sectors



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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Categories: categoryTraining categoryCareer Development categoryHuman Interest



Nov
26
2014

DISABLED PILOTS Amputees Fly Above Their Circumstances

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 After the explosion, U.S. Army soldier Ryan Kelly looked down and didn’t see his leg. At that [Read More...]

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Categories: categoryCareer Development categoryHuman Interest



Nov
21
2014

Meet A Rotorcraft Pro - Guenter Geretschnig

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 RPMN: What is your current position?I am an assistant chief flight instructor for HeliStream, Inc. [Read More...]



Categories: categoryTraining categoryCareer Development categoryHelicopter Sectors categoryHuman Interest



Nov
06
2014

Risk Assessments: Back to the Drawing Board

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 How many flight hours do you have? That’s a three. When was the last time you flew? Oh, that’s a [Read More...]



Categories: categoryCareer Development categoryTraining categorySafety



Oct
31
2014

Into the Bright Night: NVGs Help Fight California Fires

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 For years it was said that night helicopter firefighting had great potential, if there was proper [Read More...]

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Categories: categoryTraining categorySafety categoryHelicopter Sectors categoryCareer Development categoryRegulatory



Sep
25
2014

Meet A Rotorcraft Pro - Jeanette Eaton

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 RPMN: What is your current position? I am responsible for directing and managing Sikorsky Aircraft [Read More...]



Categories: categoryCareer Development categoryHuman Interest



Sep
04
2014

HELI-AG: A Tough Row to Hoe

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"Damn, ol' man! You trying to tear up my helicopter?" The (mostly) good-natured rebuke fit the [Read More...]

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Categories: categoryCareer Development categoryTraining categoryHelicopter Sectors


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