Helicopters to Spray Buffelgrass in Saguaro National Park
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.
Spokane Sheriff Expanding Air 1 Program
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:40:00 -0400
Spokane, Wash. (kxly.com) - 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.
Polish Kruk Attack Helicopter Competition Gains Bidders
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.
Robots Moving Robots: Fully Autonomous Mission
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.
USFS Vendor Summit Meeting, Boise, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1
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.
HAI, Other Assns, Press DOT for Medical Certification Action
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.
Attn: Would-Be HELI-EXPO Exhibitors! Deadline Approaches.
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.
NOTAM Issued for East Hartford, Conn.
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.
NOTAM Issued for White Plains, N.Y. and Greenwich/Stamford, Conn.
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.
Yachtsman Winched to Safety by RAF Helicopter
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.
U.S. Coast Guard Rescues Diver
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:35:00 -0400
nola.com - 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.
New Helicopter Safety Measure Introduced
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:16:00 -0400
news.stv.tv - 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.
Russian Copters in China for Multinational Drills
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:57:00 -0400
Beijing (chinadailyasia.com) - Russian army helicopters have landed in northern China to take part in multinational anti-terrorism drills, underscoring continuing close ties between Beijing and Moscow.
Investigators Head to Otago Helicopter Crash Scene
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:45:00 -0400
Otago, New Zealand (3news.co.nz) - 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.
Air BP: New Site in Brazil
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.