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Feb
15
2011

Robinson’s R66 The Rest of the Story Part 3

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The sound of metal skid shoes scraping against runway asphalt is never pleasant. But today, there is nothing more fun than doing full down autos in Robinsons new R66. [Read More...]

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Jan
20
2011

Interview with Kurt Robinson about RHC and the R66 Part 2

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As I sit outside a restaurant talking with Pat Cox and Pete Riedl in the gorgeous So Cal weather, I can’t help but think about flying helicopters. I wonder aloud why I chose to drive and not fly down to the Robinson plant in Torrance, California. [Read More...]

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Jan
12
2011

Company Profile: Helicopter Specialties Inc.

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Helicopter Specialties Inc (HSI) is a Part 145 maintenance, repair, overhaul and custom completion company located at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport in Janesville, Wisconsin. Their niche is helicopter medical conversions and custom completions. One of their more unique products are custom isolettes systems used for transporting infants. [Read More...]

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Jan
05
2011

Colorado Heli-Ops & Scenario Based Training: A New Breed of Training!

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For the majority of helicopter flight schools, their honest efforts to meet students’ goals of attaining FAA Certificates at various levels are based on the principles of Maneuvers Based Training (MBT). This system was developed during the era of the Wright Brothers, specific to airplanes, and teaches a pilot to “fly” to a Practical Test Standard (PTS) defined by the FAA. Although pilots who learn to fly through MBT can “fly” the helicopter within the parameters for which they are trained, it is no doubt an antiquated training model by modern day standards. [Read More...]

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Dec
28
2010

Company Snapshot - Paradise Helicopters

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By Lyn Burks - Recently while in Kona Hawaii on helicopter related business, I swerved off my intended course and popped into a local helicopter operation called Paradise Helicopters. Compared to some of the larger tour operators I have visited over the years, this operation had a true “mom and pop” look and feel. I later found that the outward image of quaintness mixed with a smidge of “Leave it to Beaver” family values was by design. However, scratching through that facade revealed a thriving, hardworking, all around skids-meet-the-ramp helicopter shop. [Read More...]

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Aug
24
2010

Kurt Robinson on the R66 - Interview

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Aug
10
2010

Vector Revisited- Written & Video Feature

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WRITTENANDVIDEOFEATURE - Vector Aerospace Revisited One of the more satisfying aspects of this business is when you have the opportunity to actually watch a company grow, succeed, and prosper. It is not very often, considering the recent economic conditions, that will a company not only set about on an ambitious growth plan, but actually goes quite a bit beyond it as well. Just two years ago we traveled to Andalusia, Alabama to visit the folks at Vector Aerospace. Based at the South Alabama Regional Airport, 79J, Vector’s first operation in Alabama was initially spread among six or so hangars and administrative facilities on the south side of the airport. [VIEWARTICLE&VIDEO] [Read More...]

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Jul
13
2010

LAW ENFORCEMENT AND HELICOPTER BASED RESCUE TRAINING

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After the cowardly attack on the United States on September 11, 2001, law enforcements roles have changed dramatically. With the advent of Homeland Security grants and other special requirements, more law enforcement agencies are now tasking their aircrews to perform SAR duties as well. [Read More...]

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May
04
2010

LAH Trains Rwandan Police Pilots for Police Missions

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Kigali, Rwanda - The Law Enforcement Division of Los Angeles Helicopters and Akagera Aviation work together to train Rwandan pilots for the Kigali police department. Akagera recently purchased a new Robinson R44 police helicopter and initiated an Airborne Law Enforcement program for Kigali, the capitol city of Rwanda. The ship is turnkey and complete with the latest and most up to date Police equipment including microwave downlink ability and the latest FLIR systems. [Read More...]

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May
04
2010

JR Aviation - Profile

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J.R. Aviation is the leading helicopter operator and flight academy in the Midwest, and has been proudly serving the Greater Louisville area since 1992.We offer training for all FAA Certificates and Ratings, from Private through CFII and ATP.We offer flexible scheduling as well as some of the best training in the country in both ground and flight training.Our training is even more enhanced by one-on-one ground and flight training.This gives our students the full attention of the Certified Flight Instructors (CFI’s), and the ability to move at their own pace and learning style.Our CFI’s are highly experienced not only as instructors but in Commercial Operations as well. We strive to teach our students a greater technical understanding of what is going on in the helicopter.This teaches the student to anticipate, rather than react to aerodynamic issues with the aircraft.We stress the importance of energy and power management, rules and regulations and what is the right and smart thing to do. [Read More...]

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