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Entries for March 2012

SXSW: The Man Who Live-Tweeted the Bin Laden Raid
TIME
From TIME
???You do not normally hear helicopters in the middle of the night,??? he said. ???I was working at 1am, in the zone and the helicopter was pretty disrupting.??? He tweeted about it. And he kept tweeting when he heard an explosion, which, he later learned, ...
Helicopter rescue for crew of ship aground off Sicily
BBC News
From BBC News
Coast guards in Italy have used helicopters to rescue the crew of a cargo ship after it ran aground on a reef off Sicily in stormy seas. All 19 crew members were ferried to shore by helicopters after the captain of the Gelso M gave the order to abandon ...
From Hamilton Spectator
This ???helicopter??? phenomenon is already proving to be detrimental to the growth of my generation, as we are becoming increasingly dependent on Mommy and Daddy, and less capable of accomplishing tasks for ourselves. Don't get me wrong: Asking your ...
Female helicopter pilot helps girls take flight
CBC.ca
From CBC.ca
Trinity Helicopters pilot Kirsten Brazier started the Yellowknife group Girls Fly Too to work with local businesses and airlines to sponsor hundreds of young women to take flight. Trinity Helicopters pilot Kirsten Brazier, who started the Yellowknife ...
Column: Tebowmania and Linsanity may soon be over
Globe and Mail
From Denver Post
By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist The thump-thump of helicopter blades announced Peyton Manning's arrival in Denver, prompting some curious fans to head over to team headquarters to see if they could catch a glimpse of the quarterback cast off by the ...
From The Online Zamboanga Times
by Ben Cal AIR FORCE CITY, Clark, Pampanga ??? Six helicopter pilots of the Philippines Air Force (PAF) who underwent a two-month training in Poland to fly the newly- acquired W-3A Sokol combat utility helicopters, will form the core group of ...
From The Republic
... including that helicopter pilots must now renew training every six months instead of once a year. Pilots also are now under the supervision of the patrol's aircraft division rather than individual troops, and helicopters must now have at least a ...
From Washington Post
Arne H. Eliasson, 89, a retired Army colonel and helicopter pilot who was among the military pioneers in the use of helicopters for medical evacuations, died Jan. 25 at his home in Silver Spring. He died of complications from Parkinson's disease, ...
From AOL Defense
According to a 2009 Defense Department study tracking rotorcraft losses whose statistics are kept current by experts who follow the issue, more than 80 percent of the helicopters lost in Iraq and Afghanistan have gone down in accidents, ...
From Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Grace emphasized that the naval rotorcraft skills taught at HT-18 have contributed to the transformation of rotary aviation into a central pillar of the Navy's present and future plans. In addition to combat roles, Grace stressed that disaster relief, ...
Italian Air Force’s HH-139A Enters Operational Service

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first of ten Italian Air Force’s HH-139A medium twin engine helicopters has entered operational service. A ceremony held today at Cervia Air Base marked this achievement. These helicopters will supplement ageing HH-212 and HH-3F helicopters in the role of search and rescue operations across the nation. The remaining HH-139As will be delivered to the Air Force by the end of this year and are the first examples of the AW139M dedicated military variant to be delivered.

From Inquirer.net
So if one engine fails in the air, we can still fly and safely land it with the second engine,??? said Buena, a pilot assigned to the 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing. PAF spokesperson Lt. Col. Miguel Ernesto Okol said the helicopters help fulfill the ...
From UPI.com
BRUSSELS, March 9 (UPI) -- Eurocopter in France and AgustaWestland in Italy will receive government funding for development of a new helicopters. Permission for the research and development funding was given this week by the European Commission, ...
Italian Air Force: HH-139A helicopter entered into service
Vertical Magazine
From AVIONEWS
(WAPA) - The first of ten HH-139A helicopters acquired by the Italian Air Force (AMI) entered into service yesterday at the 15th Wing in Cervia (Ravenna) to operate in SaR (Search and Rescue) sector in the next future. The first machine, after the ...
New helicopters boost Air Force morale
Stuff.co.nz
From TVNZ
The Air Force has unveiled the first helicopter in a new $771 million fleet as the Government looks to cut the Defence budget by $355 million in the next three years. The nine NH90 planes, that can reach speeds of 300 kilometres an hour and travel ...
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