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Feb
02
2023

NTSB Final Report: Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan

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During the approach to the airfield at Camp Dwyer, the helicopter entered an uncommanded left yaw while approaching its destination. During the subsequent emergency landing, the helicopter impacted the ground and rolled on its right side, resulting in serious injuries to the three occupants and substantial damage to the helicopter. Investigation found there was no evidence of a preimpact structural failure, nor a main or tail rotor system failure, nor a malfunction of either engine.

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Feb
02
2023

Super Bowl Fans: Leave Your Drone at Home

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WASHINGTON – State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., is a “No Drone Zone” for Super Bowl LVII. Drones will be restricted during the following times and days:

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Feb
01
2023

HAI Announces 2023 ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest Winners

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Alexandria, Va. (February 1, 2023) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest. The popular contest attracts hundreds of entries annually from photographers around the world.

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Feb
01
2023

U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Names FAA’s Wayne Fry as Government Co-Chair

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WASHINGTON DC – Wayne Fry, FAA Flight Standards Division Manager for General Aviation Safety Assurance, has been named the new government co-chairman of the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.ushst.org).  The USHST was formed in 2013 as a regional partner within the International Helicopter Safety Team (now the Vertical Aviation Safety Team, VAST, https://vast.aero/) to lead a government and industry cooperative effort to promote safety and work to reduce civil helicopter accidents and fatalities.

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Feb
01
2023

Francisco Camoes Joins Schweizer as Sales Director for Latin America

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Fort Worth, Texas (February 1, 2023) — With Schweizer helicopter production back in full gear, Schweizer is pleased to announce Francisco Camoes has joined the helicopter manufacturer as Sales Director for Latin America. Based in Mexico City, Camoes is responsible for supporting government, public agency, military, commercial, and VIP clients with aircraft sales, operational support, parts procurement, and event participation.

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Jan
31
2023

Enstrom Helicopter First Flight

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Enstrom is excited to announce the flight of the first new 480B Helicopter after reopening just eight months ago. The turbine-powered 480B is the 1317th Enstrom helicopter built, and the 255th 480 series helicopter. This aircraft wasn’t an unfinished left-over airframe, but was built using components procured, machined, fabricated, and assembled onsite.

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Jan
27
2023

NTSB Final Report: Moab, UT

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The pilot reported that, he was initiating a landing to a ledge. As the landing skids contacted the ground, the pilot felt the helicopter settle tail first. Startled by this, he abruptly raised the collective, unaware that he was holding forward cyclic input. As power was applied, the rear skids lifted off the ground first, creating a nose low attitude. The helicopter subsequently rolled over onto its right side substantially damaging the fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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Jan
27
2023

CITY OF NEODESHA PARTNERS WITH AIR METHODS TO BETTER SERVE RESIDENTS IN NEED OF AIR MEDICAL TRANSPORT

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NEODESHA, KS– The City of Neodesha recently announced they have entered into a one-call agreement with Air Methods to provide emergency air transport services to residents in need. Through this partnership, Air Methods will be the primary air transport service utilized by residents, whether they are being transported from local hospitals or require direct from scene air transport.

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Jan
26
2023

Search and Rescue: Our support during extreme flooding in the Kimberley, Western Australia January 23, 2023

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The PHI Aviation team based in Western Australia undertook an extensive search and rescue (SAR) operation over nine days in early January, rescuing a total of 134 people – including two babies.

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Jan
26
2023

NTSB Final Report: Las Vegas, NV

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On October 23, 2019, at 1553 mountain standard time, a Robinson R44 II Raven, N225JM, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Las Vegas, Nevada. The airline transport pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

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