Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:53:00 -0400

Tucson, Ariz. (Tucson News Now) - Some trails in Saguaro National Park will be closed as crews take to the air to deal with an alien invader, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 19.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:40:00 -0400

Spokane, Wash. ( - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is taking ownership of two more helicopters to add to its Air 1 program, courtesy of the U.S. Army.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:27:00 -0400

Rotor & Wing - Tension stemming from the conflict in Ukraine is cited as a reason behind Poland's announced intention to increase its defense spending up to two percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In line with this it is fast-tracking helicopter programs within the Polish Ministry of Defence's Technical Modernization Program 2013-2022.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:15:00 -0400

Dallas, Texas (Aviation Today) - Lockheed Martin, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, successfully conducted a fully autonomous resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance and target-acquisition demonstration using its Squad Mission Support System unmanned ground vehicle, K-MAX unmanned helicopter, and Gyrocam optical sensor.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:03:00 -0400

HAI advises members of the aerial firefighting industry of a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Aviation and Contracting Vendor Summit Meeting in Boise, Idaho, September 30 and October 1. Note these are corrected dates as per a USFS announcement in FedBizOps.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:49:00 -0400

HAI President Matt Zuccaro recently joined six other general aviation association presidents in signing a letter to US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, urging the Department of Transportation to complete its review of an FAA notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding medical certification standards. The result of a petition originally filed by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Experimental Aviation Association, the NPRM would make substantive changes to the requirements for a third class medical certificate.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:32:00 -0400

Potential HAI HELI-EXPO 2015 exhibitors need to mark August 29th on their calendars. That's the deadline for entering Lottery 2, which will decide booth space assignment. You'll increase your chances of getting a booth location closest to your preferences listed on your application.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:16:00 -0400

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the East Hartford, Conn., area for August 20. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:03:00 -0400

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the White Plains, N.Y., and Greenwich/Stamford, Conn., areas for August 20-21. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:48:00 -0400

Norfolk, England (Grimsby Telegraph) - A yachtsman was rescued by RAF helicopter, Aug. 18, in winds of almost 50mph in the North Sea.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:35:00 -0400 - A diver who was showing signs of a stroke was rescued on Aug. 16 off the coast of Galveston, Texas, by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:16:00 -0400 - An emergency breathing system designed to save lives in the event of a helicopter ditching has been introduced. The combination life-jacket and aqualung will replace the re-breather currently used aboard North Sea helicopters.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:57:00 -0400

Beijing ( - Russian army helicopters have landed in northern China to take part in multinational anti-terrorism drills, underscoring continuing close ties between Beijing and Moscow.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:45:00 -0400

Otago, New Zealand ( - Investigators hope to start examining the wreckage of a Harris Mountains Heli-Ski helicopter on a mountain near Wanaka. The helicopter crashed on Mount Alta about 12.20pm on Aug. 16 in fine weather.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:33:00 -0400

Air BP has strengthened its South American network with the addition of a new location at Tancredo Neves International Airport, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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