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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:14:00 -0400

Yorkshire, England (The Guardian) - Two men have died after the private helicopter they were flying crashed off the coast of east Yorkshire. The private aircraft was seen falling into the sea near Flamborough on Sept. 16, prompting a major air and sea rescue mission.


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:59:00 -0400

County Durham, England (Sunderland Echo) - Plans for a helicopter centre being spearheaded by a British Army veteran are beginning to take flight. Duncan Moyse is hoping an application for the complex at Shotton Airfield, near Shotton Colliery, will be approved by Durham County Council. He says the registered charity will be a groundbreaking development offering rehabilitation for former armed servicemen and women who have been injured in combat.


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:35:00 -0400

khaama.com - At least six people were injured after an Afghan army helicopter collided with a wall in central Daikundi province of Afghanistan.


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:20:00 -0400

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Des Moines, Iowa, area for TOMORROW (Sept. 17). Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:09:00 -0400

news.stv.tv - Three Belgian soldiers have been airlifted to safety from a military excercise on a remote hill on a Scottish island.


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:56:00 -0400

The FAA has re-issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Tampa, Fla., area for September 16-17. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:41:00 -0400

Washington, DC - The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), in cooperation with safety experts from throughout the civil helicopter industry, has released two new safety bulletins aimed at enhancing helicopter operations and reducing accidents.


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:58:00 -0400

scmp.com - A daring nighttime helicopter rescue saved the crew of a sinking cargo ship from 10-metre waves near Hong Kong as the typhoon signal No 8 was in force in the early hours of Sept. 16.


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:50:00 -0400

Logan, Utah (cachevalleydaily.com) - Aviation students at Utah State University now have another option for becoming pilots. Through the Aviation Technology Professional Pilot Program, students have already been able to learn how to fly an airplane and get a bachelor's degree in aviation, but now an emphasis on flying helicopters is available.


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:39:00 -0400

The HAI Firefighting Safety Conference, Nov. 17-19, Grove Hotel, Boise, Idaho, covers operational and flight safety issues faced by aerial firefighters. Plan to attend and to exhibit!


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:27:00 -0400

Wood Dale, Ill. - AAR announces the U.S. Transportation Command has awarded its Airlift division a contract to provide dedicated rotary-wing airlift services to U.S. Africa Command throughout four Central African countries.


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:14:00 -0400

Metro Aviation recently completed an Airbus EC135 for Life Air Rescue. The new aircraft is equipped with numerous technological and medical improvements.


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:07:00 -0400

Alexandria, Va. – Helicopters can hover and land where nothing else can - saving lives and helping those in danger and in need. And it's a team effort: dedicated pilots, mechanics, instructors, safety professionals, and more! Nominate someone today who exemplifies all that's best in our industry!


Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:32:00 -0400

australiandefence.com.au - Technology to increase the chances of surviving helicopter accidents at sea has won the 2014 Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) Eureka Prize in support of Outstanding Science for Safeguarding Australia.


Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:18:00 -0400

London - The British Royal Family seeks an aircraft captain to join the Queen's Helicopter Flight, consisting of a small team of pilots and ground support personnel operating a privately operated Sikorsky S76 and an AgustaWestland 109S.


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