HAI President's Message: Spring 2015
Mon, 04 May 2015 21:41:00 -0400
Matt Zuccaro, President and CEO, HAI - I've noticed that when we talk about training in our industry, we tend to focus on the pilots. Don't get me wrong, pilot training is a cornerstone of HAI's safety initiatives. A pilot is the final safety gate for all flights, shouldering the ultimate responsibility for the safety of crew, passengers, and aircraft. But while we recognize the benefits of pilot training, it is shortsighted to think that training belongs only in the cockpit...
Mexican Military Helicopter Shot Down by Gunmen
Mon, 04 May 2015 21:17:00 -0400
The Guardian - Three Mexican soldiers were killed when gunmen opened fire on a military helicopter, forcing it to make an emergency landing in the western state of Jalisco.
Ahead in Congress
Mon, 04 May 2015 21:03:00 -0400
The U.S. Senate Finance Committee working groups are charging full speed ahead on their tax reform recommendations, with final recommendations due at the end of the month.
Pilots Press for Rerouting of 'Hazardous' Flight Routes
Mon, 04 May 2015 20:49:00 -0400
India (dnaindia.com) - The poor visibility caused due to unsuitable weather conditions in certain susceptible areas over the Bombay High seas can lead to mid-air collision, fear helicopter pilots operating from Juhu airport.
NASA's 10-Engine Electric UAV
Mon, 04 May 2015 20:25:00 -0400
engadget.com - NASA's ten-engine UAV, dubbed the Greased Lightning (GL-10), recently showed off a slick new trick in the skies over Hampton, Virginia. The drone, which is under development by a team at the Langley Research Center, had already passed its initial hovering tests last August; but that was the easy part...
Plastic Aerial Ignition Spheres
Mon, 04 May 2015 20:12:00 -0400
A few occurrences of plastic aerial ignition spheres falling through the chutes while the feed control handles are closed have raised concerns for plastic sphere dispenser (PSD) operators. This issue has only been found to occur when using Aerostat, Inc. (PSDS, Inc.) plastic spheres and a small number of Premo MK III PSD machines.
Philadelphia Helicopter Safety Conference
Mon, 04 May 2015 19:56:00 -0400
Alexandria, Va. - Please join HAI and the FAA for a free helicopter safety conference on Tuesday, June 2, at the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester, Pa.