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May 29, 2020
The climate challenges facing the helicopter industry
What impact will the changing climate have on helicopter design, performance, and operations?
Civil saviors: Flying with Volusia County Sheriff's OfficeIn one of Central Florida’s largest counties, Volusia civilian sheriff’s pilots and paramedics watch over beaches, swamps and cities year-round in their fleet of Bell 407s.
Certification flight testing commences for Genesys cockpit suite in Black HawkGenesys Aerosystems and XP Services have commenced certification flight testing of the Genesys avionics suite for the UH-60A and EH-60A Black Hawk, marking the final phase in its certification process.
Take-off accident highlights managing unanticipated yaw in shrouded tail rotor helicoptersAn Airbus EC130 was substantially damaged when, on take-off, it yawed to the left greater than the pilot was expecting, then rolled and impacted the ground after the left skid contacted a raised mound.
An old Cobra returns to its artillery roots and finds a new home in OklahomaU.S. Army Cobra 15654 has been fully restored to its original configuration as an aerial rocket artillery helicopter and found a new home at the U.S. Army Field Artillery Museum, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Helicopter support businesses that are open during the Covid-19 crisisHere is a non-exhaustive list of companies who are still working to serve helicopter operators during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Penn College aviation students receive industry scholarshipsFour Pennsylvania College of Technology students were recently awarded aviation scholarships — two from the Helicopter Association International and two from Women in Aviation International.
News From The Web
Physical, mental impairments likely led to fatal 2018 helicopter crash in Williamsburg Source: dailypress.com
L.A. County Fire helicopter makes 'precautionary' landing; no injuries Source: losangeles.cbslocal.com
NYC helicopter company involved in deadly 2018 crash ignores social distancing during coronavirus pandemic Source: nydailynews.com
At least 1 killed in Douglas County helicopter crash Source: oregonlive.com
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