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Entries for August 2011

From Monitor
... military officials believe the helicopter was shot down. It also will look at the flight of the Chinook as it moved into the fighting zone. Chinooks are heavy cargo helicopters that do not have the agility of smaller, more maneuverable aircraft. ...
Aviators die in helicopter crash at Fort Benning
al.com (blog)
From Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
In an earlier news release, Fort Benning officials said Rangers would be honing their skills training with two other units using low-flying helicopters and aircraft. The units included the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment from Fort Campbell ...
From defpro
A Defense Daily article about the new proposal said ???the MV-22 has had the lowest Class A mishap rate of any tactical rotorcraft in the Marine Corps during the past decade. Fiscal year 2010 Navy flight-hour cost data also show that the Osprey has the ...
From AOL Defense
It tilts two big rotors on its wingtips upward to take off and land like a helicopter but swivels them forward to fly like an airplane. That lets it cruise at nearly 290 miles an hour ??? more than twice as fast as military helicopters, whose top speeds ...
Obama Visits Dover to Honor Troops Killed in Crash
Fox News
From New York Times (blog)
President Obama traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Tuesday to pay his respects to the 30 American servicemen killed in a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan over the weekend. Four helicopters took the president and a coterie of ...
Helicopter Promoters See China Potential
AVweb
From AVweb
China, with its huge land mass and over 1.3 billion people, has only 130 helicopters. If it had the same proportion of helicopters to people as in the US, that number should be 48000, according to the organizers of ...
2 Army pilots killed in Ga. Army helicopter crash
First Coast News
From Sacramento Bee
The unit's aviators are among the Army's elite fliers, trained to pilot helicopters in darkness using night-vision goggles and in treacherous terrain such as the mountains of Afghanistan. The helicopter that crashed was an AH-6M Little Bird, ...
Commandos criticize call for SEALs
CTV.ca
From Washington Times
Special operations sources also told The Washington Times that it would have been better to send two helicopters instead of one to reduce risks. ???The SEALs do seem to like stuffing a lot of valuable guys in one [helicopter],??? said a second special ...
From WIVB
The stunt will take place from a chopper at Niagara Helicopters. The 33-year old Collins has been to Niagara Falls before as a tourist. He lives in Northern England and is in the Niagara Region to promote the upcoming St. Catharines International ...
From Times of India
They owned three helicopters but now have only one. "Whenever they want to travel in a helicopter or hired aircraft, they need to get in touch with our air traffic control office for traffic and weather clearance. Going by this, their air travel has ...
400,000 INVESTMENT IN MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS AT THE HELICOPTER MUSEUM

The Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare has successfully completed a £387,000 project under a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) programme to upgrade its conservation and educational facilities and introduce new skills training.
 

From eMoneyDaily
... the defense contract company BAE Systems plc (LON:BA) and Alliant Techsystems (ATK) will jointly develop a next-generation missile and gunfire warning system to be installed on thousands of US military helicopters and other rotorcraft. ...
NATO says one of its helicopter's makes hard landing in eastern Afghanistan
ABC News
From Washington Post
By AP, KABUL, Afghanistan ??? NATO says one of its helicopters made a hard landing in eastern Afghanistan's Paktia province. The US-led coalition said in a statement it was investigating the cause of the hard landing on Monday. It says there was no ...
From Nashua Telegraph
... GILL NASHUA ??? Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (ATK) and BAE Systems have been awarded a contract by the US Navy to develop a next-generation missile and gunfire warning system to be installed on thousands of US military helicopters and other rotorcraft. ...
From CBS News
Flying helicopters in Afghanistan is an extremely dangerous job. On Monday, in the east, a Chinook was forced to make a hard landing, though no one was hurt. CBS News correspondent Seth Doane joined a medevac team on board a Black Hawk helicopter in ...
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