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Aug
24
2012

My Two Cents Worth - The Importance of Attitude

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My Two Cents Worth - The Importance of AttitudeBy Randy MainsA story highlighting the importance of [Read More...]

Categories: categorySpecial Announcements



Aug
17
2012

Meet a Rotorcraft Pro - Barry Lloyd

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Rotorcraft Pro: How did you get your start in helicopters? In the US Army, I started in 1964 in Vietnam. But my dad was a pilot for Eastern Airlines, and we lived in Connecticut near Bradley field which is where some of the early Sikorsky and Kaman helicopter test facilities were located. I grew up watching those helicopters being tested. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHuman Interest



Aug
10
2012

An Export to Africa

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“Careful! Easy now!” The voice of the anxious shop foreman called out as he directed the crane operator loading a Bell 222B onto a flatbed trailer for the start of a long journey from Phoenix, Arizona to Johannesburg, South Africa. [Read More...]

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Categories: categoryHelicopter Sectors



Aug
03
2012

When Birds Strike

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Birds are a severe danger for pilots. Especially when flying at low altitudes with high speed – a profile that is typical for helicopter flights.. What can be done to prevent strikes and to save lives and costs? [Read More...]

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Categories: categorySafety



Jul
26
2012

Robinson Helicopter Market Update – New Helicopter Demand Returning

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Three years ago, I wrote an article entitled “The State of the Used Robinson Helicopter Market.” At that time, the factory was laying off workers and holding a huge inventory of cancelled orders, and the used market was severely depressed. Anyone who has lived through a recession knows that the economy is cyclical. However, at that time, it was very difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHelicopter Sectors



Jul
20
2012

Let's Talk People

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As many of you know, I am passionate about safety and unreasonable regulatory and political initiatives, but I thought it might be nice to discuss my other passion — the people that make up this great industry of ours. Besides, if I think about regulations, legislation, politics, and life inside the Beltway too much, my head hurts, my stomach aches, and my brain turns to mush. [Read More...]




Jul
10
2012

A Squirrel, a Moose, and Loss of Control in Helicopter Accidents

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A Squirrel, a Moose, and Loss of Control in Helicopter AccidentsBy Lee Roskop (IHST team [Read More...]

Categories: categorySafety



Jul
06
2012

Primary Flight Training Market Redefined

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Super Bowl Sunday, 2008. A day that will go down in infamy. Not so much because the NY Giants beat the New England Patriots 17 - 14. That was a well deserved end to a great season. However, for those who remember, it was during that football game when the owner of the largest helicopter school in the world sent an email to everyone in the organization indicating that Silver State Helicopters was officially shut down. [Read More...]

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Categories: categoryCompany Profiles categoryHelicopter Sectors



Jun
28
2012

Eurocopter’s revolutionary X3 helicopter begins its U.S. tour in Texas

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Eurocopter recently began the U.S. tour of its X3 high-speed hybrid helicopter, which will demonstrate the unique operational capabilities of this advanced transportation system during a month of visits to military facilities and hub locations for civil helicopter operators. [Read More...]

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Categories: categoryHelicopter Event Coverage



Jun
22
2012

TAKE ACTION - Pending Congressional Action Threatens Your Access to Airspace

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The President of HAI(Helicopter Association International), Matt Zuccaro, is calling on industry to take action on an aviation provision that has snuck its way into a highway funding bill (S.1813) currently being negotiated by members of the House of Representatives and Senate that threatens both access to airspace and air safety. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryRegulatory


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