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Nov
03
2011

Flying in Majorca, Spain: The Island is Calling

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Water, scenic coastlines and adventure – for many people Majorca, Spain is the ideal destination for their vacation. For some people the island is a place of work. The members of the crew of Rotorflug International are living the dream of flying in paradise. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHuman Interest



Oct
27
2011

What about the next generation in the Helicopter Industry?

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Upon my return from flying helicopters in Vietnam, I was assigned as a flight and ground instructor at the U.S. Army flight school at Fort Rucker, Alabama. As military separation neared, I focused on securing a civilian job. With 10 pilots for each job, I made it tougher by limiting my search to my hometown, New York City. It took a while but I finally got a job and spent the next 40-plus years on a hell of a helicopter ride, which I would not trade for anything. [Read More...]




Oct
21
2011

Certified, Integrated and Interchangeable EMS Equipment

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Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah recently received the first of five Agusta Westland 109SP Grand New helicopters with a US-certified emergency medical service (EMS) interior designed by Spectrum Aeromed. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryCompany Profiles



Oct
14
2011

NightCon 2011 Draws NVIS Industry Together

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The very first conference exclusively focused on Night Vision Systems was recently held in Dallas TX. The event was exceptionally well attended by Night Vision Goggle (NVG) users, suppliers and government representatives. The participation of every group that has anything to do with Night Vision operations made this conference different from most in the industry. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHelicopter Sectors categoryHelicopter Event Coverage



Oct
07
2011

World Record Helicopter Team Sets New Speed Record

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The World Record Helicopter Team, based in Murrieta CA, has set a new world speed record from San Diego CA to Savannah/Hilton Head GA and back.Flying a Robinson R44 Raven II, the four-man team departed from Brown Field on September 17, 2011 when the race clock started at 7:28AM. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHuman Interest categoryHelicopter Event Coverage



Sep
30
2011

A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes in Iraq

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“In the wake of the wars, the (Iraqi) capability to launch and field helicopters was reduced to ashes,” said U.S. Army Col. Thomas J. Trossen, the former Chief of Army Aviation Division for U.S. Forces – Iraqi, Advising and Training Mission from July 2010 to July 2011. “It seems only fitting that the headquarters of the emerging Iraqi Army aviation force should be located at a place called Pheonix Base in the International Zone.” [Read More...]

Categories: categoryHelicopter Sectors



Sep
22
2011

Crew Chiefs Keep Apaches Fighting

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CAMP TAJI, Iraq – AH-64D Apache Longbow crew chiefs are proud of their aircraft. They're quick to tell you it's one of the most advanced pieces of equipment in the Army's arsenal. They boast that the 58 foot-long war-fighting machine travels up to 227 miles per hour and is armed with as many as 16 Hellfire rockets, up to 75 (2.75 inch) aerial rockets, and can carry 1,200 rounds for its 30 mm machine gun. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryCompany Profiles categoryHelicopter Sectors



Sep
15
2011

Offshore EMS - When Life Matters

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By Caterina Hessler, Philipp Jahnke - Due to environmental pollution and the dawning end of mineral oil as one of the main energy resources, clean ways to generate renewable energy gain more and more importance. One of the most important renewable energy sources is wind. Therefore giant wind farms are planned to be built in the Northern and Baltic Sea – but as the number and the size of those parks grow, new problems concerning the care for injured or ill workers arise. [Read More...]

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Sep
02
2011

Swiss Air Ambulance Rega

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By Caterina Hessler - The “Rega” is one of the most famous rescue institutions in Europe. It has influenced alpine rescue in Switzerland and worldwide, like no other. With more than 13,700 alerts in 2010, the crews of the “Rega” fly for people´s lives 24/7. [Read More...]

Categories: categoryCompany Profiles categoryHelicopter Sectors



Aug
25
2011

The Care and Feeding of your Medical Crew

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By Mike Biasatti - How do you build trust among your crew? I’m always impressed when I ask one of the med crew a question that they don’t know the answer to, and instead of trying to BS me with some verbal gymnastics, they answer, “I don’t know.” Those who are truly interested in building a strong sense of team will go one further and follow with, “I’ll find out and get back to you.” [Read More...]



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