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Dec
13
2012

OEM TRAINING SNAPSHOT-Bell Training Academy 2.0

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The fuselage was made partly of plywood beams. The tail cone was made of riveted magnesium. The rotor blades were a composite of fir and balsa wood, with a steel reinforcement bar down the leading edge. Powered by a vertically mounted 165-hp Franklin engine, Bell’s first helicopter, the Model 30, first flew in 1942. Advancing technology is the double-edged sword in aviation. On one hand, technology improvements make us more efficient and situationally aware. On the other hand, just when you thought you were proficient using one technology, it changes. This tension is a boon for training providers, as they are always in demand to provide initial and recurrent training programs. [Read More...]

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Categories: categoryCompany Profiles



Dec
06
2012

How GI Bill Benefits Help Veterans Take the Next Step in Their Careers

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Transitioning from the military to college can be challenging, at least it was for me. After completing my military service, I struggled with getting started on the next step toward fulfilling my education goals. I first enrolled in an online program, but the courses did not really interest me. I soon discovered that without excitement about the subject matter there was no motivation to continue. The only thing I was certain about is that I didn’t want to become one of those statistics about military veterans who don’t use their GI Bill benefits. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryCareer Development categoryTraining



Nov
30
2012

Utility - Life on the Line

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Electrical utilities are constantly trying to keep up with ever increasing United States demand. Currently there are about 160,000 miles of electrical transmission lines 110Kv and above on the nation’s expanding grid. [Read More...]

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Categories: categoryHelicopter Sectors



Nov
23
2012

Helicopter Pilot Kidnapped - Twice!

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Three huge Nigerians rushed forward and mobbed Dave. A sack was pulled over his head and he was bundled quickly away from the bar and into a waiting minivan. One of the Nigerians began wildly firing his AK above the heads of the others as a warning to stay back and Dave found out later that the guard outside the bar had been held at gunpoint while they made their abduction. The whole thing was over in less than a minute and Dave was now being driven at speed away from the township, and was getting a few punches and kicks from his captors as they showed they meant business. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHuman Interest



Nov
16
2012

Meet a Rotorcraft Pro – Matt Zuccaro

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My very first flight was in a fixed-wing, a J-3 Cub, as a 13-year old Civil Air Patrol cadet. My first helicopter flight was in a Hiller OH-23 Ravenas a 19-year old Army Warrant Officer Candidate at Fort Wolters, Texas. Although both flights were unbelievably exciting, the more memorablewas the Hiller OH-23, mostly due to my inability to maintain any level of control over the aircraft. [Read More...]

Categories: categorySpecial Announcements



Nov
08
2012

Troubleshooting Your Pilot

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Nothing brings a productive day to a screeching halt quicker than a broken aircraft. At the very core of getting the anomaly identified and corrected is that initial interaction between the mechanic and pilot. By following a few simple suggestions you can fine tune these early communications, improve troubleshooting efficiency, and get the aircraft back online sooner. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryTraining categorySafety



Nov
01
2012

A Sure Fire Fix for the Most Dangerous Job in America

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Want to hear something shocking? According to the American Journal of Clinical Medicine (Winter 2009 issue) after assessing past statistics then projecting them forward, they predicted that if you fly in a HEMS helicopter and do that job for twenty years, you face a 40 percent chance of losing your life. [Read More...]

Categories: categorySafety categoryHelicopter Sectors



Oct
25
2012

It's All in the Title

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The doctor, nurse and I would stand by the helicopter in our matching custom-made University of California San Diego Life Flight blue flight suits looking as sharp as any flight crew on the Navy Blue Angels precision-flying team, (well kind of anyway) and after we gave our spiel someone would invariably approach me personally and ask, “Are you medically qualified, or are you JUST the pilot?” [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHumor & Poetry



Oct
19
2012

Meet a Rotorcraft Pro – Gary Young

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GY: I do remember my first flight! I was eight years old when my uncle flew my mom and me from New Mexico to our home in Texas. It was a bit cramped in that J-3 Cub, but I can still see the view from the cockpit today. I had two uncles with J-3 cubs, so I think they spilled avgas in my veins. My first helicopter flight was in a Bell model 47 at Six Flags over Texas in Arlington, Texas—and that was the hook that could only be satisfied by learning to fly! [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHuman Interest



Oct
11
2012

An Outside Safety Audit? Why, what’s in it for us?

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Many helicopter operators ask themselves these questions, and many others, when the conversation with a peer or competitor turns to the subject of an outside audit. Questions are a natural reaction, and each organization needs answers before they embark on an outside safety audit. [Read More...]

Categories: categorySafety


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