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  • Since you asked about the helicopter … April 19, 2018
    We don't know what exactly Guardian One was doing flying a long track back and forth – north to south and back again – over the peninsula for a while this past hour, with a couple smaller circles in different spots, but the scanner's been absolutely quiet in the area, so, given that and the […]
  • Marine Corps helicopter makes 'precautionary landing' at Japanese airport April 19, 2018
    CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — No damage or injuries were reported after a U.S. military helicopter made an emergency landing Wednesday at an airport on the island of Kyushu, Marine Corps and Japanese officials said. A UH-1Y Venom from Marine Corps Air Station Futenma's 1st Marine Aircraft Wing ...
  • The plight of two Tokelauans sacked over the helicopter saga April 19, 2018
    Fifteen months ago the then New Zealand foreign minister Murray McCully sparked an uproar when he revealed the Tokelau government had bought two helicopters. Mr McCully issued a please explain, given Wellington had just provided a new ferry service for the atolls with an apparent dismissal of air ...
  • Fire rescue crews participate in helicopter rescue training April 19, 2018
    Greenville Fire-Recue, North Carolina Emergency Management and the North Carolina Helo-Aquatic Rescue Team (HART) participated in the helicopter rescue training event. “The overall mission today is to work with the local emergency management and our local first responders in the community to ...
  • Monument honors Vietnam helicopter pilots and crews April 19, 2018
    Bob Hesselbein a Vietnam helicopter pilot from Middleton led the charge with the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association. Back in 2015, the group submitted a proposal for the memorial, but it was declined by the Secretary of the Army. Instead, granted the VHPA a tree marker. So, Hesselbein and his team ...
  • Firefighters use helicopter to rescue woman off Phoenix mountain April 19, 2018
    Because of the distance from the base, the terrain and the lack of daylight, crews used their helicopter to get her off the mountain. It's unclear how bad her ankle injury was but she was put on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance. She was then taken to the hospital. Firefighters haven't said when […]
  • Tauranga rescue helicopter aids two Bay of Plenty patients April 19, 2018
    Two Bay of Plenty people were flown to Waikato and Auckland hospitals for medical treatment this week. The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to transport a 36-year-old spinal patient from Tauranga to the Spinal Unit at Middlemore Hospital on Wednesday. Shortly after returning to ...
  • New York City bans doors-off tourist helicopter flights April 19, 2018
    April 18 (UPI) -- New York City will not allow doors-off tourist helicopter flights from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, following a fatal crash last month. No doors-off flights presently depart from the heliport, but the New York City Economic Development Corporation announced an agreement ...
  • Pilot heard a thud and saw the warning light before helicopter crash April 19, 2018
    Pilot heard a thud and saw the warning light before helicopter crash. THE pilot of the helicopter that crashed on the Great Barrier Reef last month said he felt something before losing control. Laura Polson. AAPApril 19, 201811:36am. Video; Image ...
  • The long fight: Helicopter pilots from Vietnam War finally get their due with Arlington memorial April 19, 2018
    Nearly 50 years ago, Col. Carl McNair was in South Vietnam's Mekong Delta, a new Army aviator piloting the service's iconic Bell UH-1 Huey helicopter. Decades and thousands of flight hours later, the now-retired Maj. Gen. McNair recalled his harrowing baptism under fire flying the unfriendly skies ...
  • First responders train for helicopter based rescues April 19, 2018
    GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - Multiple agencies came together to practice exercises to better prepare first responders for helicopter based rescues. The North Carolina Helo-Aquatic Rescue Team, Greenville Fire/Rescue, and the North Carolina Emergency Management team took part in the training at ...
  • Helicopter lifts out old coolers, drops in new April 19, 2018
    Replacing 20-year-old cooling units on roofs can be a challenge given Edwards AFB's large buildings and constant flightline operations. That's why the 412th Civil Engineer Group called in a local helicopter company to help out with replacing the HVAC units on Bldg. 1600 April 7. Siller Helicopters, Inc.
  • Helicopter mission helps make navigation through Anaheim Bay to ocean safer April 19, 2018
    SEAL BEACH — The U.S. Coast Guard and the Navy teamed up on a mission Wednesday, April 18, to haul a 2,500-pound navigation aid to the rocky point of a jetty in Anaheim Bay. The 20-foot-tall, thick, steel pole has an LED light at the top that functions much like a lighthouse – it does […]
  • Controversial chopper proposal could reap safety gains April 19, 2018
    It's drawn protesters into the street, but the proposed closure of two North Island rescue helicopter bases might not be all bad, a Waikato health boss says. Taupō and Rotorua are not included in the list of bases proposed under the National Ambulance Sector Office's (NASO) call for air ambulance ...
  • Fort Carson helicopter brigade heading to Middle East, Europe April 18, 2018
    Fort Carson's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade will split its 2,800 soldiers between the Middle East and Europe in the coming months, marking the highest number of deployed troops from the post since the height of the Iraq War. The brigade's 4th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion will deploy with its AH-64 ...
  • NYC Ruling On Helicopter Safety Goes Only As Far As State Line April 18, 2018
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Apparently the sky's not the limit, but the New York state line is when it comes to setting safety rules for doors-off sightseeing helicopter tours like the one which led to five deaths last month. There's no question that David Hopkins, senior director of aviation at New York City ...
  • Manhattan Heliport Restricts Doors-Off Helicopter Tours April 18, 2018
    The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has amended its agreement with Firstflight Heliports and Saker Aviation Services to ban doors-off helicopter tourism flights from operating out of the Downtown Manhattan Heliport (DMH). No doors-off flights presently depart from the ...
  • Turkish fighter jets reportedly harassed a helicopter carrying Greece's prime minister April 18, 2018
    Two Turkish Air Force fighter jets reportedly harassed a helicopter carrying Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis. The episode comes a week after a Hellenic Air force pilot died after his Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet ...
  • Rescue helicopter searching for man missing on remote Tasmanian west coast April 18, 2018
    The police rescue helicopter has resumed a search for a man missing in remote bushland on Tasmania's west coast. The helicopter searched overnight using heat-sensing cameras to try to detect the 59-year-old who was reported missing about 6:00pm on Wednesday. Police said the Smithton man was ...
  • Watch: Can ADS-B Enhance Police Helicopter Flights? April 18, 2018
    By R&WI Staff | April 18, 2018. ads b, Airborne Law Enforcement, FAA, Police. Aaron Smith is a chief pilot for the Prince George's County Police department's aviation division. Smith explains in a new FAA video how he uses ADS-B to enhance his missions while flying in uniquely complex airspace for ...

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