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Entries for October 2013

Air BP BPTO 2197 gives classic rotor a new lease on life

After experiencing less than satisfactory performance from his helicopter engine and gear box oil Jim Miller, owner and operator of New Jersey Chopper, made the switch to Air BP Lubricants’ turbo oil 2197 (BPTO 2197) – and has experienced improved performance and a range of additional benefits.

A former aviation advisor to the Continental and American Airline boards, and a member of the HAI, AOPA, EAA and ERHC, Jim Miller relies on his Bell Jet Ranger helicopter to help film crews capture unique footage for high-profile film productions and, in 2013, Jim flew the only helicopter permitted for the filming of the World Trade Center spire topping.

 

Rotorcraft Pro Presents - Where in the World Is Your Rotorcraft Pro

Rotorcraft Pro Media Network (RPMN) unveils its latest social media contest that will be launched via the RPMN Facebook and Twitter accounts.  The “Where in the World Is Your Rotorcraft Pro?” contest entices the most creative of minds to display their photographic talents coupled with their sense of humor and/or imagination.  The top winner will receive a  Mota 6036 remote-controlled helicopter which can be piloted from a mobile device via a free app downloadable to Apple mobile devices. Additional prizes will be rewarded to runner ups.

1 dead, two injured after helicopter crashes off rig in Gulf of Mexico
KVUE
From NOLA.com
A Scotland-based energy company said a contract pilot was killed and two of three passengers were airlifted to a New Orleans hospital with injuries Wednesday morning after a helicopter crashed near Venice. The pilot was flying a chopper owned by ...
From The Advocate
Wood Group PSN spokeswoman Bobbie Ireland, in Houston, said the helicopter was owned by Panther Helicopters, of Belle Chasse. The Bell B206 helicopter crashed into the Gulf of Mexico about 30 miles northeast of Venice, immediately after taking off from  ...
From inForney.com
James also recently completed his rotorcraft helicopter rating earlier this summer. ???I have been in the plane with Jim [James was known as Jim to close friends and family] many times and he is a very thorough, responsible, and excellent pilot,??? family ...
From Courthouse News Service
(CN) - The surviving relatives of two men who were killed in a helicopter crash in Peru seek to hold the company that owned the helicopters liable. In January, a helicopter with a team of men working in oil exploration crashed shortly after taking off ...
Helicopter business flying high
Sydney Morning Herald
From Sydney Morning Herald
Helicopters nearly crashed Jan and Mike Becker's business dreams forever, but since returning from the brink of collapse, they have only soared higher. The Queensland couple launched their helicopter pilot academy, Becker Helicopter Services, 18 years  ...
From Penn State News
Two Penn State aerospace engineers recently won a best paper award at a rotorcraft conference. Jianhua Zhang, a research associate in aerospace engineering, and Edward Smith, professor of aerospace engineering and director of Penn State's Vertical Lift  ...
From The Leading Aviation Industry R
GAMA is an international trade association representing over 80 of the world's leading manufacturers of general aviation airplanes and rotorcraft, engines, avionics, components and related services. GAMA's members also operate repair stations, fixed ...
Army Awards JMR-TD Program Technology Investment Agreement with Bell Helicopter for Next-Generation Tiltrotor Demonstrator

FORT WORTH, TEXAS  - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced that the U.S. Army has awarded a Technology Investment Agreement (TIA) for the Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator (TD) program to Bell Helicopter based on its Bell V-280 Valor™.  Bell Helicopter’s third generation tiltrotor design is on track to achieve first flight in 2017.

Garmin® Announces D2™ Pilot Watch - First GPS Watch Designed for Aviators

OLATHE, Kan. — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced that it will offer a highly capable GPS watch designed specifically for aviators. D2’s features include Garmin’s signature direct-to and nearest functions, as well as a built-in adjustable altimeter, altitude alerting capabilities, the option to display both local and Zulu/UTC time, and the ability to integrate with Garmin Pilot™, VIRB™, and more.

RED HEN SYSTEMS TO EXHIBIT ANDROID GIS TECHNOLOGY AT GEOINT SYMPOSIUM 2013

FORT COLLINS, CO — Red Hen Systems today announced it will reveal the company’s new Android-compatible video mapping system, the VMS-333, at the 2013 GeoInt Symposium, hosted by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, Oct. 13-16, 2013 in Tampa, Fla.

The new-generation, geo-referencing device, enabled by a modular design, simultaneously captures, integrates, and embeds multiple channels of multimedia surveillance data now viewable via an Android mobile device, and is to be demoed at Booth #1832.

 

Meet The Army's Tricked-Out, Super-Fast Stealth Copters of 2030
Foreign Policy (blog)
From Foreign Policy (blog)
Karem claims the OSTR will be able to fly at speeds of up to 414 miles-per-hour and climb and hover higher and fly longer than other rotorcraft. (Karem was founded by Abe Karem, the man who designed the MQ-1 Predator drone.) For now, these are just  ...
From Forbes
The shift in focus to counter-insurgency wasn't all bad for Boeing, bolstering demand for its rotorcraft, airlifters and munitions. But with the joint force now rapidly extricating itself from Southwest Asia and budget walls closing in, military sales ...
New 'Black Hawk down' video shows chopper crash
New York Daily News
From New York Daily News
He and his team of Special Operations commandos had just finished a ???flawless??? raid on Aidid's stronghold and were waiting for their helicopter transport when Super 61 was shot down. The video shows helicopters returning to a Mogadishu neighborhood to  ...
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