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Feb
28
2013

Meet a Rotorcraft Pro - Randy Rowles

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RPMN: What is your current position?I am the Vice President/General Manager of the ERA Training [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHuman Interest



Feb
22
2013

OEM TRAINING SNAPSHOT - American Eurocopter Training Center

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Flare, level off, pull pitch and cushion the landing. With the low rotor horn blaring, the AS350 came to a sliding stop on the grass runway. We had just completed an autorotation to touch down. Dave Burchill, the American Eurocopter instructor pilot looked at me and said, “Here, why don’t you take the controls and try one?” In my 21-year career, I have never flown a Eurocopter product. My entire pilot life has been spent sitting in Robinson, Bell, Sikorsky and Agusta aircraft. The last 13 years have been in multi-engine helicopters. To say that I am rusty when it comes to autos is an understatement. [Read More...]

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Categories: categoryCompany Profiles



Feb
15
2013

My 2 Cents Worth - HeliSuccess Career Development Seminar

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“Positivity” is the word that immediately springs to mind when I think of what my wife, Kaye, and I experienced at the fifth-annual HELISUCCESS conference that took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, in November. Positivity…yep, that’s what it was and the feeling was palpable. [Read More...]

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Categories: categoryCareer Development



Feb
07
2013

Trends in Helicopter Simulation and Pilot Training

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35 years ago, the only helicopter simulator training done was in the military and it was used primarily for instrument qualification. At that time, visual systems were in their infancy and the cost and complexity ruled out simulator use for most commercial customers. Today the use of flight simulators in helicopter training is booming. [Read More...]

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Categories: categoryCompany Profiles categoryTraining



Jan
31
2013

Meet a Rotorcraft Pro - Ray Prouty

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RPM: Ray, how did you get your start as an aerodynamicist? Ray: I really started when I was growing up, building model airplanes. First it was airplane kits and then I wanted to start designing my own! I went to college at Washington State College for mechanical engineering, and then transferred to University of Washington because they had an aerodynamics course. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHuman Interest



Jan
25
2013

Salute to my Instrument Instructors

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SALUTE TO MY INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTORSRandolph P. MainsI vividly remember my very first flight in [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHuman Interest



Jan
18
2013

Meet a Rotorcraft Pro - Stacy Sheard

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By Lyn BurksRPMN: What is your current position? I am a test pilot for Sikorsky Aircraft [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHuman Interest



Jan
11
2013

My Two Cents Worth - Characters at Abu Dhabi Aviation

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When I took a job with Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) I felt I’d come full circle in my aviation career. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHuman Interest



Jan
04
2013

Robotic Resupply Unmanned K-MAX Afghanistan Demonstration

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Robotic ResupplyUnmanned K-MAX’s Afghanistan DemonstrationBy David Axe In early 2012, a Sikorsky [Read More...]

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Categories: categoryHelicopter Sectors



Dec
28
2012

My 2 Cents Worth - Enroute Decision Point

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On September 30th three more names were added to the growing number of air medical air crash [Read More...]

Categories: categorySafety


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