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Entries for November 2011

Afghan insurgents tracked by Cornish helicopter crews
BBC News
From BBC News
Helicopters and crews from RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall have captured more than seven tonnes of explosives while on operations in Afghanistan. The Culdrose squadron, based at Camp Bastion, has also seized drugs worth more than ??10m. ...
Olympic Heli-snipers: Sharpshooters to patrol the skies during London 2012
Daily Mail
From Daily Mail
Flying in Merlin or Lynx helicopters, the snipers are capable of killing an attacker at a range of more than a mile using a Barrett 'Light Fifty' rifle, which fires a powerful .50-calibre half-inch bullet at 2799 feet per second. ...
From Fayetteville Observer
The X2 Technology demonstrator helicopter flew 250 knots - 287 mph - which is twice the speed of traditional helicopters, Sikorsky officials said. Company officials say that in addition to flying faster, the proposed helicopter would make less noise, ...
From Sunday Sun
The Home Office has teamed up with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) to bring all helicopters under one service. The proposed National Police Air Service (NPAS) could see air resources between 43 forces across England and Wales. ...
Costly Aircraft Suggests Cuts Won't Be Easy
New York Times
From New York Times
The contractors who built the aircraft have been running advertisements in defense industry and news publications in Washington, celebrating its 100000 flight hours and lauding it as the ???safest Marine rotorcraft??? of the last 10 years. ...
Incredible video shows daredevil pilot pulling off white knuckled helicopter ...
Daily Mail
From Daily Mail
The skilful pair even manage to hit the bullseye. The audacious exercise was part of a test by Prism Defence, a company specialising in ship helicopter-integration. The Lynx 90B are British military helicopters built for the Royal Danish navy. ...
From Maui News
The crash of the Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Eurocopter EC 130 B4 was reported at 12:14 pm Nov. 10 near Pukoo. The helicopter had left Kahului at 11:44 am for a 45-minute tour of West Maui and Molokai. Crash victims included pilot Nathan Cline, ...
Happy landing for high-flying helicopter firm
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
From Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Some three years later the team was also involved in first police helicopter which was co-incidentally over Norfolk in 1959. In 1967 it had its first flight on the North Sea from Kinloss in Scotland. Bristow now has 490 helicopters worldwide including ...
From Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Mountain flying is challenging, and militants occasionally have shot down helicopters with rocket-propelled grenades, including a Chinook helicopter on Aug. 6 in Wardak province, killing 30 Americans, including 25 special operations personnel. ...
Chopper mishap damage slight
CBC.ca
From TheChronicleHerald.ca
???The rotorcraft unintentionally became airborne a few feet and drifted to the right as the rotor speed increased,??? stated the report, obtained through the Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System. ???The rotorcraft sustained damage to the right ...
From Honolulu Star-Advertiser
A witness to last week's tour helicopter crash that killed five people on east Molokai said pieces of the copter fell from the Blue Hawaiian Helicopters aircraft as it descended, according to the a preliminary report released today by the National ...
From UPI.com
The updated ALQ-213 Countermeasures Management System Processor features significant increases within processing and memory, physical form-fit compatibility with current installations, full qualification to F-16 and US Army rotorcraft environmental ...
From Business Insider
A Polish firm RoboKopter is making it easier than ever for journalists to capture images of protests without getting themselves maced or arrested ??? flying remote controlled helicopters with cameras mounted on them. While it won't replace traditional ...
From Sacramento Bee
Details of the records can be viewed on the FAI web site under Experimental and New Technologies World Records/Manpowered Rotorcraft (IDs 16230, 16232, 16273 and 16274). About the A. James Clark School of EngineeringThe Clark School of Engineering, ...
Cougar chopper damaged after unintentional flight
CBC.ca
From CBC.ca
Cougar uses Sikorsky S-92A helicopters to serve offshore oil and gas industries in Atlantic Canada. CBC One of Cougar's Sikorsky S-92A helicopters was damaged when it landed "hard" after taking off by mistake. The Cougar helicopter was undergoing ...
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