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inside this edition: Utah highway patrol becomes first customer to complete training course DART Helicopter Services completes exclusive distributor agreement Soloy expands dealership of Aerospace Filtration Systems (AFS) products Skywork Helicopters’ K-max Aerial Truck constructs 120-foot tower Feruary 2011 Geisinger Medical Center continues to enhance its fleet

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Utah highway patrol becomes first customer to complete training course Grand Prairie, TX – American the highest fidelity, mission-specific Eurocopter announced today that pilots helicopter simulation tools on the market, from the Utah Highway Patrol Aero at an affordable price. As a result, our Bureau have completed the inaugural customers are able to maximize the value training course conducted in the of their training experience and are more company’s new AS350 Flight and Mission prepared to safely respond to emergency Simulator. The Aero Bureau is the first situations both inside and outside of customer to utilize the new simulator in the helicopter,” explained Andy Litteral, support of their training efforts. American Eurocopter’s Sales Manager for  The AS350 Flight and Mission Training Services. “Utah Highway Patrol’s Simulator was designed to provide pilots positive experience with our new AS350 and crews with a safe environment in Level B simulator is a perfect example of which they can practice emergency why we designed it this way.” procedures and mission scenarios that  The new AS350 flight and mission they normally could not do in training in simulator has been designed to their actual aircraft. provide options to meet the needs of  “American Eurocopter’s AS350 AS350 customers for complete aircraft Simulator is an excellent training tool,” emergency procedure training, Crew said Steve Rugg, Captain, Utah Highway Resource Management (CRM) training, Patrol Aero Bureau. “The response was NVG training, Helicopter Emergency a lot like the real aircraft and with the Medical Services (HEMS) mission realistic environments, we were able to training, and Airborne Law Enforcement practice our emergency procedures in (ALE) training. It is convertible from actual mission scenarios.” an  AS350 B2 to an AS350 B3 and is   equipped full-motion platform, Final UTP-0905-Ad 2 color 11/13/09 2:18 with PM aPage 1 “We are providing our customers with a full cabin for “true” CRM training,

VEMD, NVG, auto pilot, FLIR Star Safire III (including hand controller, TV and IR mode), moving map functionality, and a SpectraLab SX-16 slaved searchlight.  “We plan to work the AS350 simulator into the mix for our training programs, because we can train in the simulator in ways that we could not do in an actual aircraft,” explained Rugg. “American Eurocopter’s program allows us to customize the mission scenarios and practice in settings similar to our actual mission environments. It is a better bang for the buck and allows us to train better for emergencies, which will help create better pilots.”  The Utah Highway Patrol Aero Bureau has two AS350 B2 helicopters that are used as direct-support force multipliers. The Bureau’s mission is to provide professional, timely, safe aviation support to the Utah Department of Public Safety and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in order to provide a safe and secure environment for the citizens of the State of Utah.

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inside this edition: Utah highway patrol becomes first customer to complete training course DART Helicopter Services completes exclusive distributor agreement Soloy expands dealership of Aerospace Filtration Systems (AFS) products Skywork Helicopters’ K-max Aerial Truck constructs 120-foot tower Feruary 2011 Geisinger Medical Center continues to enhance its fleet

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FLYIT Simulators shipping offshore and hiring more staff in 2010 After eleven years of production and constant refinement of the FLYIT Professional Helicopter and Airplane Simulators. FLYIT Simulators has produced one of the most accurate and flight realistic simulators available today. FLYIT Professional Simulators have proven their extraordinary reliability and dependability over the last eleven years. The FLYIT four year warranty has proven so successful that FLYIT is now able to extend the warranty to FIVE YEARS. New immersive features introduced on the 2011 FLYIT professional simulator are: • Aircraft aerodynamic models so accurate that pilots have a real flight experience. • Engine and airframe vibration gives the feel that the simulated aircraft is actually off the ground and you actually feel the touchdown. • Right and left side window views give a 210 degree look at the sky. Fly Search & Rescue, turns about a point, crime scene orbits, high density traffic, IIMC and mountain flying. • Scenario Based Mission Rehearsal Training. Mountain flying, high altitude, accident scene, confined area ops, extreme weather, go-nogo decision with any weather you might encounter in real life. • Five year warranty. FLYIT’s sophisticated application of COTS (commercial off the shelf systems)

has produced the most dependable simulator ever available. All these are now standard features of the affordable 2011 FLYIT Professional Simulators.

One reason for FLYIT Simulators popularity is that they are shipped complete with everything. They are a true plug and fly simulator and you don’t have to worry about service and reliability after those other 1 year warranties run out.. The FLYIT large visual displays 220 X 90 degrees and airframe vibration provide a sense of really flying and being off the ground, far superior to cheap motion systems with small

monitors and others with no vibration and TV sets for out the window displays. FLYIT Simulators are in regular training in 22 countries, in flight schools, law enforcement, EMS, military, universities and petroleum. FLYIT immersive qualities and accuracy allow the student to learn procedures in the FLYIT Simulator and then immediately perform them in the real aircraft. Out of the country shipments have increased significantly for FLYIT. Among the shipments to foreign customers, over are shipments over the last two years are: Royal Saudi Land Forces, Russia, Dominican Republic Air Force, Philippines, Nigeria, Venezuela, FLYIT growth has been significantly robust to allow us to hire three people in the spring of 2010 and we are actively looking for two more production people. FLYIT Simulators, due to the upward trend in business of the past two years, is also expecting significant growth in 2011.

FLYIT is seeing a big change in business confidence, attitudes are very good, expectations are very high. Contact FLYIT Simulators at www.flyit. com, 760-603-8200 or 866-814-9678 toll free US

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calendar of events February 2011

April 2011

February 20-24, 2011 IDEX 2011 Abu Dhabi, UAE www.idex2009.com

April 12-15, 2011 LAAD 2011 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil www.laadexpo.com

March 2011

May 2011

March - TBA Heli Middle East Doha Qatar www.shephard.co.uk March 5-8, 2011 Heli-Expo 2011 Orlando, FL www.heliexpo.com March 10-15, 2011 Avalon 2011 Geelonh, Victoria, Australia www.airshow.net.au March 23-25, 2011 ALEA Eastern Safety Seminar Columbus, OH www.alea.org

May 1-6, 2011 MTLI Wheeling, WV www.aams.org May 17-19, 2011 EBACE Geneva, Switzerland www.ebace.aero May 17-19, 2011 ALEA Northeast Safety Seminar Virginia Beach, VA www.alea.org May 24-27, 2011 AIRMED World Congress Brighton, England www.aams.org

May 30-June 1, 2011 St. Petersburg Int’l Conference on Intergrated Navigation Systems St. Petersburg, Russia www.aiaa.org

June 2011 June TBA Paris Air Show LeBourget, Paris, France www.paris-air-show.com

July 2011 July 20-23, 2011 ALEA 41st Annual Conference and Exposition New Orleans, LA www.alea.org July 25-31, 2011 EAA Airventure, Oshkosh, WI www.airventure.org

September 2011 September 27-29, 2011 Helitech Duxford Duxford Imperial War Museum www.helitechevents.com

October 2011

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October 2011 - TBA ALEA Canada Safety Seminar Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada www.alea.org October 17-19, 2011 AMTC St. Louis, MO www.aams.org October 23, 2011 10th Annual Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo Los Alamitos Army Airfield Los Alamitos, CA wwrexpo.net

November 2011 November 1-3, 2011 ALEA Central Safety Seminar Austin, TX www.alea.org

April 2012 April 22-27, 2012 MTLI Wheeling, WV www.aams.org

May 2012 May 8-10, 2012 EBACE Geneva, Switzerland www.ebace.aero

June 2012 June 4-6, 2012 St. Petersburg Int’l Conference on Intergrated Navigation Systems St. Petersburg, Russia www.aiaa.org

July 2012 July 16-22, 2012 Farnborough International United Kingdom www.farnborough.com July 23-29, 2012 EAA Airventure Oshkosh, WI www.airventure.org

May 2013 May 14-16, 2013 EBACE Geneva, Switzerland www.ebace.aero

October 2013 October TBA AMTC Virginia Beach, VA www.aams.org

May 2014 May 13-15, 2014 EBACE Geneva, Switzerland www.ebace.aero

July 2014 July 14-20 Farnborough International, UK, www. farnborough.com


DART Helicopter Services completes exclusive distributor agreement Heli-Enterprise, a leading specialty tool and maintenance stand producer for Helicopters, will rely on DART’s distribution expertise for global marketing    Oceanside, CA — DART Helicopter Services, a global leader in design, development and distribution of helicopter components and accessories that enhance flight safety, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction, has completed an exclusive distribution agreement with Heli-Enterprise, Inc.  The new agreement enables DART to globally distribute Heli-Enterprise’s comprehensive line of custom and purpose-built maintenance and work stands as well as other specialty tools for the helicopter industry. “We are delighted to add HeliEnterprise as a valued partner in our business,” said Jeff Shapiro, DART Helicopter Services President and CEO.  “Heli-Enterprise will benefit from DART’s large and growing distributor network to make their excellent products available to customers around the world, gaining the marketing leverage DART has created.  DART will benefit by adding an outstanding series of useful products to our list of helicopter components and accessories.” Heli-Enterprise, Inc. has built its business by specializing in innovative designs and production of a wide variety of specialty tools and maintenance stands for all helicopter applications. The company is especially proud of its recently patented Engine Extractor, the only portable engine hoist available today, with the capability to remove engines, transmissions and head units from helicopters in any location.  The Engine Extractor utilizes a folding design that fits inside the cabin of nearly every helicopter in service with no aircraft modifications. Heli-Enterprise also produces helicopter maintenance stands for the most common rotorcraft models and can customize stands for special applications. DART will distribute the Engine Extractor and maintenance stands for a

wide variety of rotorcraft models; blade racks for six or eight blades;  Nightsun racks that accommodate up to nine lights; two-shelf work tables; custom parts, doors, and cowling  racks;  plus, custom aircraft dollies; and maintenance stands for virtually every helicopter model available today. Helicopter operators, maintenance departments or other organizations interested in Heli-Enterprise’ products can contact DART’s Customer Support Center at 1-800-556-4166 or sales@ darths.com.

DART Helicopter Services Completes Exclusive Distributor Agreement with Aviatech Technical Services for Robinson R44 Luggage Pod: Oceanside, CA — DART Helicopter Services, the world’s leading specialist in design, development and distribution of helicopter components and accessories for flight safety, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction, has completed an exclusive distribution agreement with Aivatech Technical Services of TroisRivières, Quebec, Canada.  The new agreement covers the global distribution of Aviatech’s Ample Pod Luggage Carrier for Robinson R44 Raven and Raven II helicopters. The Aviatech luggage carrier is an economical way to increase the R44 Raven’s load flexibility. Each pod contains 15 cubic feet (427 liters) of storage space and can carry up to 150 lbs (68 kg) of luggage or equipment.  The unit’s wide door provides easy access to two golf bags and accessories. The pod kit weighs just 35 lbs (15.9 kg) and is available in white or, at low additional cost, colors to match R44 finishes.  The luggage carrier, certified in Canada and with pending STCs in the U.S. and Europe, is configured for either right or left sides and can be installed on one or both skids of the helicopter.  Initial installation takes just two hours, and pods can be removed or reattached in minutes.    Aviatech Technical Services specializes in systems integration and the development of aeronautical products, including the Ample Pod Luggage Carrier

and the Stinger system for housing earth magnetic field measuring devices on a variety of helicopter models.  Aviatech offers its clients turn-key solutions from design to airworthiness certification of products and modifications (STC), including ground and flight tests, structural analysis, damage tolerance, electrical/avionics designs, machining, composites manufacturing, products development, and R&D.       Helicopter operators, maintenance departments or other organizations interested in Aviatech Technical Services products can contact DART’s Customer Support Center at 1-800-556-4166 or sales@darths.com.

that improve rotary wing fleet operations. Headquartered in California, the company and its sales, marketing and service associates operate a worldwide network from many strategic locations serving more than 120 nations on six continents. DART has become the world’s largest rotorcraft accessory provider in just five years, offering more than 3,500 helicopter aftermarket products that improve rotorcraft safety, efficiency and reliability. The company also manufactures 500 components, and its network owns more than 450 Supplemental Type Certificates and 45 U.S. patents.  Learn more about DART at www.darthelicopterservices.com.

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Soloy expands dealership of Aerospace Filtration Systems (AFS) products Olympia WA, USA – Soloy Aviation Solutions (Soloy) and Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (now branded as Donaldson), recently agreed to expand Soloy Aviation Solutions Distributor Agreement to include Donaldson Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) products.  This product line distributor expansion allows Soloy to offer inlet barrier filters to operators of aircraft currently approved with Donaldson IBF products.  “Now Soloy can offer its support for sales and installations for Donaldson IBF products to operators around the globe” said Nick Parkinson, Soloy’s Director of Helicopter Sales and New Business.  “The proven benefits of enhanced performance, maintenance cost reduction and reduced overhaul cost are becoming well-known in the industry as more and more operators realize the actual savings from the Donaldson IBF filtration system.” Soloy is committed to customer

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support by offering significant safety and performance solutions to the helicopter and general aviation communities with its full service development, engineering and manufacturing capabilities. “Our partnership with Donaldson is good for our customers. We can work together to develop other barrier type filter installations,” added Parkinson.

Donaldson’s Aerospace & Defense Group Donaldson’s Aerospace and Defense Group is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems for the aerospace and defense industry. Their filtration solutions protect fixed wing aircraft, rotorcraft, military ground vehicles, electronic equipment, space vehicles, missiles, military shipboard systems and amphibious products. http://www. donaldson.aero or http://www.afs. donaldson.com

Soloy Aviation Solutions Soloy Aviation Solutions is a Washington State based company specializing in fixed and rotary wing aircraft power and performance improvements as well as contract engineering and aviation parts manufacturing for over 40 years. For more information, contact Soloy Aviation Solutions at (360) 754-7000 or visit Soloy Aviation Solutions online at www.soloy.com

Wings Wheels Rotors & Expo 2011 Wings Wheels Rotors & Expo 2011 (www.wwrexpo.net) Sunday, 23 October 2011, 9 am To 4 pm (0900 -1600hrs) Los Alamitos Army Airfield, Joint Forces Training Base, California National Guard, 11200 Lexington Drive, Los Alamitos, California 90720-5000 562-598-6659 tel 562-598-7035 fax www.WWRExpo.net info@losalchamber.com WWRE 2011 is an open house and family event sponsored by the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce and the California National Guards Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) All the activities will take place on the flightline on Los Alamitos Army Airfield (KSLI) Los Alamitos Army Airfield is the last remaining military airfield in the greater LA/Orange County areas with the longest runways in the OC. The JFTB is also the disaster support area for S. California. On display will be military aircraft, helicopters ,many cars, warbirds along with public safety, first responder and military equipment. Aircraft fly overs are planned including aircraft static displays. Wings Wheels & Rotors will have various civilian and public safety helicopters with fire, police and military rotorcraft including some of the media

aircraft seen daily on the air around SoCal. Along with the airplanes and warbirds are helicopter flights in civilian “choppers” for a small fee. There will be free flights in general aviation airplanes by the Experimental Aircraft Association Young Eagles for youth between the ages of 8 and 17 years who are interested in flying and aviation. The largest event will be a huge car show including custom cars, new autos, motorcycles, roadsters, antique vehicles and hot rods. Awards to be presented for best cars. There will be many events for the family at WWRE 2011 along with a Kids Korner. Additionally, there will be food, including breakfast, music, vendors, displays, demonstrations, flybys and other activities on Sunday,23 October. A portion of the proceeds will go to the JFTB Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) funds to support the armed forces personnel on the base. Sponsor opportunities and vendor space available. Check with the Los Al Chamber of Commerce at 562-598-6659. Free admission, free parking. Donations accepted. No Smoking, dogs, bikes or alcohol permitted. Open to the public. Picture I.D. required to enter the base


Skywork Helicopters’ K-max Aerial Truck constructs 120-foot tower in rain-soaked Australia QUEENSLAND, Australia — A Kaman K-MAX® Aerial Truck flown by Skywork Helicopters, a leading provider of helicopter services in New Zealand and Australia, recently lifted six sections of a 120-ft electrical power transmission tower perfectly into place, enabling construction workers to bolt the sections together and complete the entire tower assembly in less than a day.   The K-MAX, dubbed SKYMAX by its operators, flew 935 km (581 miles) from Skywork’s facility in Wollongong, New South Wales, to erect the tower, part of a major construction project installing a new 14-km, 132 kV power line in Karara, Queensland, north of Brisbane. The transmission tower’s sections, containing cross members with insulators and rollers for threading power lines, weighed up to  2,200kg (4,850 lbs), well within the K-MAX’s 2,722 kg (6,000-lb) maximum load capacity.  Skywork pilot Euan Stratford relied on the unique K-MAX intermeshing rotor system’s exceptional stability, hovering up to 30 minutes for each lift to place the tower sections over the structure so riggers could fasten the sections with bolts quickly and safely. Throughout the operation, Stratford remained in continuous radio communication with riggers and construction crew members on the ground with guide ropes to adjust sections with complete precision.  The K-MAX handled the tower assembly after soggy ground, saturated from heavy rainfall in the construction area, prevented planned use of a heavy crane to lift the pre-assembled structure into place.  The K-MAX’s external load capacity enabled the construction crew to move forward without further delay and minimal modifications to the structure’s sections. “I was quite impressed with the performance of the K-MAX,” said Trevor Carroll, the construction manager at the site, “Personally, I have worked under other heavy lift helicopters in the past and must say that down-draft and engine noise from the K-MAX was

very minimal in comparison to some others.  I was still able to speak with the climbing crew, and they could hear me.” Carroll explained. “K-MAX is often specifically requested for jobs like this where its low rotor wash and low noise levels reduce the risk to personnel perched on structures,” added Bob Manaskie, general manager of Kaman Helicopters Aftermarket Group.

“Its precision hovering capability and excellent visibility makes it safer

operates more than 200 customer service centers and five distribution centers across North America.  Kaman offers more than 3.5 million items including bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical, material handling, motion control, fluid power, automation and MRO supplies to customers in virtually every industry.  Additionally, Kaman provides engineering, design and support for automation, electrical, linear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems as well as belting and rubber fabrication, customized mechanical services, hose assemblies, repair, fluid analysis and motor management. More information is available at www.kaman.com.

and easier to perform such precision lift work.”  Skywork Helicopters (Aust) Pty Ltd, established in 1997, is a division of Skywork Helicopters of Warksworth, New Zealand.  With more than 50 years of combined professional helicopter operations experience, Skywork Helicopters conducts business in support of agriculture, fire suppression, power distribution, precision lift, charter, and filming and photography.   Kaman Corporation, founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, and headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut conducts business in the aerospace and industrial distribution markets.  The company produces and/or markets widely used proprietary aircraft bearings and components; complex metallic and composite aerostructures for commercial, military and general aviation fixed and rotary wing aircraft; safe and arm solutions for missile and bomb systems for the U.S. and allied militaries; subcontract helicopter work; and support for the company’s SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters and K-MAX medium-to-heavy lift helicopters.  The company is a leading distributor of industrial parts, and

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Geisinger Medical Center continues to enhance its fleet with another EC145 from American Eurocopter Grand Prairie, TX — American Eurocopter announced today that Geisinger Medical Center has ordered another EC145 for its Life Flight® program. This is the program’s fourth EC145 as it continues upgrade its fleet and standardize on the proven and popular EC145 platform. Geisinger Life Flight is a long-time Eurocopter operator. In 1983, Life Flight became the first hospital-based BK117 operator in the world.

After more than 20 years with the BK fleet, it began a fleet replacement and standardization program in 2005. The program held an extensive review of the aircraft available and selected the BK’s successor: the EC145. “The BK117 platform earned the respect of our crew and our program,” said Jerry Splitt, Life Flight Program Manager. “We selected the EC145 because Eurocopter builds off the successes of the BK and has made it an even better aircraft.” The EC145 provides Geisinger Life Flight with proven power and performance, a large cabin and the endurance it needs to fulfill its crucial missions in the state of Pennsylvania. The advanced avionics capabilities of the EC145 have allowed Life Flight to enact an active instrument program, which not only allows their flight crews to conduct instrument-only flights, but also single-pilot, IFR flights. “We have set the highest level of standards for our crew and our program, and we expect the same out of our aircraft and the companies we work

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with,” continued Splitt. “The EC145 meets those standards and the great support we receive from American Eurocopter helps to make sure that we stay there.” Geisinger Life Flight is well under way in its fleet replacement and has recognized the benefits of its standardization plan. “With a common platform, we are able to take advantage of efficiencies from operation and training standpoints. With the common EC145 platform, we are also able to

mitigate risk and take advantage of the aircraft’s twin-engine performance,” explains Splitt. The program would like to add another EC145 and then utilize the BK117’s as backup aircraft.  This latest EC145 is scheduled for delivery in May, and Geisinger Life Flight is currently evaluating completion packages. EraMED is the operator for Geisinger Medical Center’s Life Flight program. Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized

for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development and implementation of innovative care models, including advanced medical home and ProvenCare (“warranty”) programs. The system serves more than 2.6 million residents throughout 42 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org. About American Eurocopter American Eurocopter is the U.S. affiliate of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, and a subsidiary of EADS North America Holdings, the North American operations of EADS, the second largest aerospace and defense company in the world. American Eurocopter is a helicopter manufacturer and markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and para-public helicopters offered by any manufacturer. The product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters, ranging from light single to heavy twin, serving all markets and missions. American Eurocopter’s headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, TX, with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, MS.

United Rotorcraft Solutions awarded stc for the Eurocopter AS350 series for their lead acid battery maintainer dECATUR, tx, —United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) was recently awarded a FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) their Lead Acid Battery Maintainer for the Eurocopter AS350 series helicopters. Designed specifically for Air Medical and Airborne Law Enforcement, the maintainer increases battery life and can be left on without harming the battery. The system has the provisions for shore power with an enunciator light in the

instrument panel that illuminates when shore power is connected It adds less than 5 pounds and provides de-sulfating of the battery and has reverse polarity protection, short circuit protection and over voltage protection, soft start and stop; no in-rush of current protects the battery. The maintainer is FCC Class B EMI interface compliant and is safe for FADEC. The benefits of the URS battery

maintainer are automatic switchmode battery charger; input: 115VAC, output: 24VDC, 2Amp constant current, automatic cut-off and true float. The kit comes complete with all required hardware. Now STC’d for the Eurocopter AS350 Series and Bell 407 with additional helicopter models soon to follow.


aeromedical advisory Frederick E. Tilton, M.D. FAA Federal Air Surgeon

Keeping fit for flight Pilots are taught to follow the “IMSAFE” checklist to evaluate their mental and physical fitness before each flight, but how do pilots get and stay fit? FAA offers a brochure titled “Fit for Flight” (http://www.faa.gov/pilots/safety/ pilotsafetybrochures/media/FitFor_ Flight.pdf ) that provides some basic information for pilots on how to adopt and maintain a flying-friendly healthy lifestyle.

get with a program While you don’t need the body of a professional athlete in order to fly, maintaining strength and flexibility is important. Muscles that aren’t used tend to atrophy and weaken—even that big one in your right leg that helps you keep the airplane on the centerline during takeoff. A healthy cardiovascular system helps you avoid potentially life-

threatening conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. One of the other important benefits of physical fitness is that your body is better prepared to cope with the various emotional and physical stressors that are encountered while flying. Of course, we’d be remiss if we did not remind pilots to check with a physician before beginning any exercise program. If your FAA Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) is also your primary care physician, he or she may even be able to tailor a program to your specific needs and flying lifestyle.

eat right, fly smart The “Fit for Flight” brochure suggests that pilots who want to improve their overall diet eat well-balanced meals that offer a combination of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Keep your energy up, but

avoid eating a big nap-inducing meal right before a flight. While many studies have shown that moderate consumption of alcohol can be good for your heart and possibly reduce the risk of some types of cancer, pilots need to be mindful that the“eight-hour bottle-to-throttle” rule is the absolute minimum. Some individuals may require a longer period between drinking and flying depending

on the amount of alcohol consumed and their personal metabolism. Drinking enough water throughout the day is important for anyone, especially if you work out. Remember, dry air aloft can also make you thirsty, so always have bottled water available in the cockpit— and a good alternate in mind in case you or your passengers need a bathroom break.

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ntsb reports NTSB Identification: *ERA11IA091* Date: December 04, 2010 Location: Boston, MA Aircraft: EUROCOPTER DEUTSCHLAND GMBH MBB-BK 117 C-1 Injuries: 4 Uninjured. On December 4, 2010, about 0900 eastern standard time, a Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH, MBB-BK117-C1 sustained minor damage when it experienced an in-flight electrical fire, while on approach to the Brigham & Women’s Hospital Heliport (MA39), Boston, Massachusetts. The airline transport pilot, flight nurse, flight paramedic, and patient were not injured. According to the flight nurse, the helicopter was on final approach to land, when she noticed “a smell” followed by smoke and flames emanating from the

suction control mounted on the left side of the cabin. She notified the pilot and discharged a fire extinguisher, which extinguished the fire. The pilot landed the helicopter without further incident. He subsequently noted obvious fire damage on the left cabin wall near the suction device control switch and the liquid oxygen gauge. Post-incident inspection by a FAA inspector revealed fire damage on the face of the overhead medical cabinet around the vacuum control switch. The cabinet was part of a medical interior that was installed per a supplemental type certificate during May 2003, and housed a vacuum regulator, vacuum pump switch, liquid oxygen quantity indicator and 120-volt AC electrical outlets. A sheathed wiring bundle for the 120-volt AC power outlet mounted in the

aft end of the cabinet displayed chaffing damage and arching consistent with rubbing on the metal housing for the vacuum control switch. In addition, an approximate 2-inch portion of composite material, which surrounded the switch, was consumed by fire. The helicopter was maintained under a FAA approved inspection program and had been operated for approximately 254 hours since its most recent 300 hour inspection, which was performed on August 12, 2010. NTSB Identification: *ERA11CA082* Date: December 08, 2010 Location: Canal Point, FL Aircraft: BELL 206L-3 Injuries: 1 Serious. The pilot stated his duty day started at 2000 hours eastern standard time

the night before the accident. He repositioned the helicopter to an airport near the bean fields in preparation for low-level agricultural sustainment flights. He drove a vehicle to several bean fields and preformed a ground reconnaissance of known hazards in preparation for flights that would be flown that evening or in the early morning hours on the following day. He flew one mission that lasted 1 hour 30 minutes before midnight, landed, and went to bed. He was awakened when another helicopter had an accident on the airport at 0030. He went back to bed at 0100, was awakened again at 0300 and departed to fly at 0330. He was flying up and down the bean field at a low altitude, from south to north, with an east to west pattern. He observed power lines at the end of the field, crossed over them and descended the helicopter into the ground at 0730. When asked if there were any mechanical problems with the helicopter, the pilot stated no. He stated he was tired. He had been awake for 18 hours and 30 minutes and had slept 2 hours prior to the accident. He further stated he had slept 5 hours 30 minutes in the last 24 hours and 14 hours in the last 72 hours. NTSB Identification: *CEN11WA105* Date: December 09, 2010 Location: Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France Aircraft: ROBINSON R22 Injuries: 2 Fatal. On December 9, 2010, at 0755 coordinated universal time, a Robinson R22 was destroyed when it impacted mountainous terrain under unknown circumstances near Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The pilot and one passenger were fatally injured. The flight originated from Sospel, France.

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NTSB Identification: *ERA11LA083* Date: December 10, 2010 Location: Isom, KY Aircraft: BELL 206B Injuries: 1 Minor, 2 Uninjured. On December 10, 2010, about 1150 eastern standard time, a Bell 206B performed an emergency landing next to a roadway after impacting electrical wires near Isom, Kentucky. The helicopter departed from a remote location near Louisa, Kentucky, about 1030, for the local aerial power line observation flight. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the support post around the pilot side door and damage to the fuselage on the front and pilot side of the helicopter. According to the pilot, he was performing a power line survey flight for charter and also had employees from the power company onboard. The helicopter was cruising about 60 to 70 knots when it impacted the static line on top of the powerline. He reported that he never lost control of the helicopter, but put it down as soon as he could in a parking lot, which was about one-quarter mile from the wire strike. He further stated that prior to the wire strike; there were no mechanical anomalies with the helicopter. The FAA inspector that responded to accident location reported that the helicopter impacted a 3/8 inch diameter, 7-strand wire. A few of the strands were severed by the wire cutter located below the main rotor mast, and a 12 inch piece of the strand remained in the wire cutter. One main rotor blade exhibited damage approximately 1 foot from the rotor tip. Control continuity was confirmed to all flight controls and no damage was observed to the landing gear. NTSB Identification: *CEN11LA118* Date: December 19, 2010

Location: La Monte, MO Aircraft: EUROCOPTER AS-350-B2 Injuries: 3 Serious. On December 19, 2010, at 1000 central standard time, a Eurocopter AS-350-B2 sustained substantial damage when it landed hard after a loss of power during takeoff from a heliport at La Monte, Missouri. The pilot, flight nurse, and flight paramedic received serious injuries. The 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 medical flight was departing for an on-scene patient transfer at Fristo, Missouri. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight was on a company visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan. NTSB Identification: *ERA11WA098* Date: December 21, 2010 Location: Aracuju, Brazil Aircraft: BELL 206 Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Minor. On December 21, 2010, about 1300 universal coordinated time, a Bell 206B during an approach for landing; encountered a strong wind gust, impacted the terrain, and was substantially damaged in Aracaju, Segripe, Brazil. The pilot was fatally injured and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The helicopter had departed Aracaju/Aeroclube (SNAU), Sergipe, Brazil for the local flight. NTSB Identification: *ERA11FA101B* Date: December 31, 2010 Location: Weyers Cave, VA Aircraft: EUROCOPTER DEUTSCHLAND GMBH EC 135 P2 Injuries: 2 Fatal, 3 Uninjured. On December 31, 2010, about 1426 eastern standard time, an Eurocopter EC-135-P2 helicopter and a Cessna 172H collided in midair approximately 1/2 mile northwest of the Shenandoah

Valley Regional Airport (SHD), Weyers Cave, Virginia. The Cessna airplane departed controlled flight after the right wing separated and the airplane was destroyed by impact forces at ground contact. The helicopter sustained minor damage and landed safely at SHD. The certificated commercial pilot and passenger on board the airplane were fatally injured. The certificated commercial pilot and two medical flight crewmembers on board the helicopter were not injured. One flight nurse rode on the left side of the helicopter, behind the copilot’s station, and faced aft. She stated that she was aware of two airplanes in the traffic pattern, one on “short final,” the second airplane behind, and that the helicopter would be “the third aircraft to land.” According to the flight nurse, “I was in the back under sterile cockpit procedures. Everyone was ‘eyes-out’ looking for traffic. I felt a bump and a shudder and the pilot said, ‘What was that?’” She looked out and saw a white rectangle under the helicopter for “less than a millisecond.” A second flight nurse who rode in the copilot (left) seat gave a similar account, and stated that he had visual contact with the two airplanes that were also displayed on the helicopter’s TCAD device. He added, “We were talking to all of them.” The helicopter was in a gradual descent, and the nurse had visual contact with the airplanes on the base and final legs of the traffic pattern when he felt a bump. He reported that he never saw anything outside the helicopter at the time he felt the bump. The pilot described routine radio communication as the helicopter approached SHD, as well as a radio call to request fuel upon landing. He described two airplanes in the traffic pattern; one on the downwind leg, and

one on short final. The pilot followed behind and north of the second airplane and continued to the west side of the airport to complete a landing at the west side helipad. During the descent, about 500 feet above ground level, the pilot “saw about 2 feet of white wing right outside.” He “pulled power” and then felt the contact. All three crewmembers stated that the TCAD did not alert them to the accident airplane. They all described the crew coordination efforts to assess the damage to their aircraft, and the completion of a safe landing. Witness interviews and written statements provided were largely consistent throughout. The witnesses were familiar with the airport, and with what they described as the usual traffic pattern of aircraft around the airport. Most of the witness described their vantage points as being 90 degrees from the direction of flight for both aircraft, and that the aircraft were traveling from roughly north to south. Most described the aircraft in level flight, with some differences as to whether the helicopter was on the airplane’s left, or right. Both aircraft were described as being “lower than usual,” “awfully close,” “almost even?next to each other.” Consistently, witnesses described the helicopter as it overtook the airplane from behind, “barely touching” the airplane, and then watching as the right wing departed the airplane, and the remainder of the airplane “nose-dived” to ground contact.

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American Eurocopter takes IFR to new heights Grand Prairie, TX – American Eurocopter’s FAA Organization Delegation Authorization (ODA) issued Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) Supplemental Type Certificates (STC’s) for both the EC135 and EC145.  These STC’s have upgraded the Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) single- or dual-pilot

configuration and are predicated on the use of either the Garmin GNS 430W or 530W in conjunction with a type-certified MEGHAS display system.  “This achievement further demonstrates American Eurocopter’s commitment to advancing safety and bringing technology to its operators and the

rotorcraft industry” said Marc Paganini, President and CEO.   “We will continue to invest in innovation and state-of-theart capabilities for our helicopters to meet the ever evolving requirements and needs of our customers.”  With WAAS, EC135 and EC145 operators will now have the ability to utilize previously unavailable landing sites during inclement weather on IFR flights.  Hospitals, metropolitan heliports, remotely located heliports and offshore oil rigs are now more accessible in IFR conditions. With the addition of vertical coupled guidance information, pilots can execute steep-angle approaches at published runway GPS approaches and point-in-space heliports.  The EC135 and EC145 helicopters have become the aircraft of choice for a variety of missions throughout the United States, especially the air medical industry which has undergone a number of changes within the last few years. The

regulations and requirements governing the industry have expanded to include more advanced technologies to help support the pilots and operators. The EC135 and EC145 continue to meet and exceed current proposed regulations, and both will continue their leadership position as the preferred platforms.  About American Eurocopter American Eurocopter is a helicopter manufacturer that produces, markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and para-public helicopters offered by any manufacturer in the United States. The company is a subsidiary of EADS North America Holdings, the North American operations of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services, and is an affiliate of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world. American Eurocopter’s product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters, ranging from light single to heavy twin, serving all markets and missions. Company headquarters and main facilities are located in Grand Prairie, TX, with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, MS, that produces the UH-72A for the U.S. Army’s Light Utility Helicopter program.

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Manufacturer/Model: AgustaWestland AW119Ke (Koala Enhanced) Total production (all variants): >140 Comments: Fast cruise speed with large multi-purpose cabin. Engine(s): (1) Pratt & Whitney PT6B-37A HP (takeoff) 1002 shp/747 kw Dimensions: main rotor–35.53 ft/10.83 m Tail rotor: 6.36 ft/1.94 m Height: 12.73 ft/3.77 m Length: 42.70 ft/13.02 m (rotors turning) Width: 5.28 ft/1.6 m (M/R blade at 45 degrees) Empty weight: 3,208 lbs/1,455 kg Max gross weight (internal): 6,283 lb/2,850 kg (ext) 6,945 lb/3,150 kg Useful load: (internal) 3,075 lbs/1,395 kg (external) 3,737 lbs/1,695 kg, Vne: 152 kts/281 kmh Max cruise: 139 kts/257 kmh Max rate of climb: 1,789 fpm/9.1 ms HIGE: 11,400 ft/3,475 m HOGE: 7,600 ft/2,316 m Service ceiling: 15,000 ft/4,572 m S/E service ceiling N/A Std fuel: 160 gal/605 lit Max fuel: 230 gal/870 lit Max range std fuel (no reserve): 374 nm/692 km Max range aux fuel (no reserve): 547 nm/1,013 km VFR Crew: 1 Pilot Passengers 7

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Manufacturer/Model: MD Helicopters, Inc. MD 530F Total production (all variants): 145 First flight 1982 Comments: Hot day/high altitude version of Model 500 Series incorporates all features of 500E plus larger rotors, high gross weight. Engine(s): (1) Rolls-Royce 250-C30 HP (takeoff) 650 shp Dimensions: main rotor 27.4 ft/8.3 m Tail rotor: 4.8 ft/1.5 m Height: 9.2 ft/2.8 m Length: 32.6 ft/9.8 m Width 6.3 ft/1.9 m Empty weight: 1,591 lbs/722 kg Gross weight: 3,100 lbs/1,406 kg Useful load: 1,509 lbs/684 kg External: 2,159 lbs/979 kg Vne: 175 mph/282 kmh Max cruise: 154 mph/248 kmh Max rate of climb: 2,069 fpm/10.5 m/sec HIGE: 16,000 ft/4,877 m HOGE: 14,400 ft/4,389 m Service ceiling: 18,700 ft/5,700 m Std fuel: 64 gal/242 lit Max fuel: 102 gal/386 lit Max range std fuel (no reserve): 232 mi/430 km Range with opt fuel: 370 st mi/685 km VFR: Crew 1 Passengers 4

Manufacturer/Model: Enstrom F28F-P Sentinel (police) Total production (all variants): 13 First flight 1987 Comments: Includes 24 volt electrical system, annunciator warning panel, night, map, position, anticollision & landing lights and numerous police options furnished upon request. Engine(s): Lycoming H10-360-F1AD w/turbo HP (takeoff) 225 shp Dimensions: main rotor: 32 ft/9.75 m Tail rotor: 4.7 ft/1.43 m Height: 9 ft/2.74 m Length: 29.3 ft/8.9 m Width: 7.3 ft/2.23 m Empty weight: 1,640 lbs/744 kg Gross weight: 2,600 lbs/1,180 kg Useful load: 960 lbs/435 kg External: 1,000 lbs/454 kg Vne: 97 kts/180 kmh (SL to 915 m) Max cruise: 100 kts/185 kg Max rate of climb: 1,450 fpm/442 mpm HIGE: 13,200 ft/4,023 m 7,700 ft/2,347 m @ 2,600 lbs HOGE: 8,700 ft/2,652 m @ 2,350 lbs Service ceiling: 12,000 ft/3,658 (max. op. alt.) S/E service ceiling N/A Std fuel: 40 gal/159 lit Max fuel: 53 gal/201 lit Max range: std fuel (no reserve) 229 nm/424 km VFR: Crew 1 Passengers 2


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Manufacturer/Model: Schweizer 300CB/CBi Total production (all variants): 270 First flight 1993/2001 Comments: The 300CB was developed for the flight training market. The 300CBi, a fuel injected version of the 300CB, was first delivered in 2002. The 300CB/300CBi have the same flight characteristics as the 300C, but with the lowest life-cycle cost of any current production helicopter. Engine(s): (1) Lycoming HO-360-C1A/HIO-360-G1A HP (takeoff) 180 shp Dimensions: main rotor: 26.83 ft/8.18 m Tail rotor: 4.25 ft/1.30 m Height: 8.72 ft/2.66 m Length: 30.83 ft/9.4 m Width: 6.54 ft/1.99 m Empty weight: 1,088 lbs/493.5 kg Gross weight: 1,750 lbs/794 kg Useful load: 662 lbs/300.3 kg Vne: 108 mph/94 kts/174 kmh Max cruise: 98 mph/85 kts/157 kmh Max rate of climb: 1,250 fpm/6.35 mps HIGE: 7,000 ft/2,133 m HOGE: 4,800 ft/1,463 m (@ 1600 lbs) Service ceiling: 10,000 S/E, service ceiling N/A Std fuel: 32.5 gal/147 lit Max fuel: 64 gal/290 lit Max range std fuel (no reserve): 3.1 hr. Endurance Range with opt fuel: N/A VFR: Crew 1 Passengers 1-2

Manufacturer/Model: Bell Helicopter 412EP Total Production (all variants): 800+ Comments: Proven, versatile utility helicopter with Category “A” certification, excellent hot-high performance, and single and dual pilot IFR. Engines: Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T-3D HP (Takeoff): 1,800 SHP/1,342 kw Dimensions: Main Rotor: 46 ft/14 m, Tail Rotor: 8.6 ft/2.6 m Height: 14.9 ft/4.5 m Length: 56.2 ft/17.1 m Width: 9.5 ft/2.9 m Empty Weight: 6,903 lb/3,131 kg Max Gross Weight Std: 11,900 lb/5,398 kg Max Gross Weight Alt: n/a Useful Load: Std 4,997 lb/2,267 kg Useful Load Alt: n/a External: 4,500 lb/2,041 kg Vne: 140 kn/ 259 km/h Max Cruise: 122 kn/ 223 km/h Max Rate of Climb: 1,780 fpm 9 mps HIGE: 10,200 ft/3110 m HOGE: 5,200 ft/1,585 m Service Ceiling: 16,300 ft/4,970 m S/E Service Ceiling: 7,600 ft/2,316 m Std Fuel: 330.5 gal/1,251 L Max Fuel: 494.5 gal/1,872 L IFR Crew: 1 or 2 VFR Crew: 1 Passengers 14

Manufacturer/Model: Eurocopter EC 130B4 Total production (all variants): 183 Engine(s): Arriel 2B1 (takeoff) 847 shp ea. Dimensions: main rotor: 35.07 ft/10.69 m Tail rotor: 9.97 ft/3.04 m Height: 11.84 ft/3.61 m Length: 41.47 ft/12.64 m Width: 8.95 ft/2.73 m Empty weight: 3,034 lbs/1,376 kg Gross weight: 5,351 lbs/2,427 kg Useful internal load: 2,316 lbs/1,051 kg External: 2,557 lbs/1,160 kg Vne: 155 kts/287 kmh Max cruise: 130 kts/240 kmh Max rate of climb: 1,770 fpm/9.0 ms HIGE: 10,165 ft/3,100 m HOGE: 8,325 ft/2,535 m Service ceiling: 15,655 ft/4,770 m Std fuel: 143 gal/540 lit Max fuel: 193 gal/590 lit Max range std fuel (no reserve): 329 nm/610 km VFR Crew: 1 Passengers 7

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2 0 0 5 E u r o c o p t e r A S 3 65 N 3 S / N : 6 6 8 8 . 693.3 T T Engines on Turbomeca Total Supp o r t Pr o g r a m 7 Pa s s e n g e r V IP E xe c u t i ve In te r i o r H o n e y w e l l EG P W S M A R K X X I C o n t a c t : I n t e r n a t i o n a l J e t Tr a d e r s , F l o r i d a , U SA Te l: (954) 491 1941. Fa x: (954) 776 6173. Email: Intljet traders @aol.com (02-11)

Hughes 1967 TH55 Hughes/Schweizer 269A, Normal category, 2-owner machine with spare M/R blade, cargo rack, modern avionics. For more info. Pls. Email/call ken at 850-763-9000 sales@helitechinc.com tfn

2010 MD530F-Brand New, Full Factory Warranty, Pilot and Mechanic Training. Immediate Delivery. Black Exterior, Gray Cloth Interior. Strong RR-C30 Turbine. Perfect Hot/High Helicopter. Certified to 16,000 ft HIGE. 100+ OAT, No problem. Perfect for Desert Mountain Ops. New order 2010 MD530’s at $2.0M. Call for Savings and No Waiting, Call Mark at 717-3093100 or email mpcampolong@gmail.com Vistit our website www.airexcell.us ( 0 2 - 11 )

1982 R22, 85 SMOH factory service center), 12 yr. insp. not completed, -4 main rotor blades. Airwolf filter, private ship, $50,000. Call Edward Ihle 210-849-4453 (02-11) ROBINSON R22 BETA II with Garmin G400 GPS available for lease to flight school. Call 323-376-1969 or email info@robinsonleasing.com, Visit our website http:// www.robinsonleasing.com (02-11)

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Schweizer FOR SALE: 2008 Schweizer 269C with TT 681.8 Instrument Trainer Asking $290K Pls. call: Ken Thrasher/ HeliTech: 850-763-9000 email: ana@helitechinc.com t f n

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UNIVERSAL TURBINE PARTS, INC. Stocking Supplier of Pratt & Whitney PT6A & PT6T Parts, Engines & Accessories. New, Overhauled & Serviceable. We Buy Turbine Aircraft, Engines, & Inventory. All Conditions. Call for Fax for a Quote Call USA +1 334-361-7853, FAX USA +1 334-361-0290 E-MAIL: sales@UTPparts. com TFN Lycoming VO/TVO-435 & 540, many new parts, 50% off! Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts. com (02-11) PT-6, Allison and Turbomeca parts. We have a small inventory of new parts, including consumables. Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts.com (02-11)

N737HF: Only Known Flying AH-1G Cobra with Combat Service in Vietnam. Current on Maintenance Program and Good Time Left on Major Components. $995,000. Contact Courtesy Aircraft Sales at 1-800-4-COURTESY or IL/ 815-229-5112 for additional information. For our complete inventory visit www. courtesyaircraft.com today! (02-11)

Action Aircraft is a full-service overhaul/repair facility for Rolls -Royce 250 series engines located in Dallas, Texas. We offer superior service and pricing in addition to free technical assistance. Engines, modules and parts available on outright and exchange basis. When you need RR250 engine overhaul and repair “Take Action”. Please call phone 214-351-1284 or 1-800-909-7616, fax: 214-351-1286, email: danny@ actionaircraft.com., website: www.actionaircraft.com tnf

ag related Everything for the Ag Operator. Satloc Level III Sales & Service, Spray Systems, CP Nozzles, Dry Breaks, AgTex, Avtex Airforce/Navy Flight Suits Helmets. Light Weight, Noise Attentuated. Mid-Continent Aircraft, Hayti, MO, 573-359-0500, email to: sales@midcont.com (02-11)

equipment New & Serviceable helicopter floats and fuel cells in stock includes all Bell models. We also repair and certify floats and fuel cells for most helicopters. Call 337-8390500 or email tjkling@offshorehelicopter.net (02-11)

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Dyna Nav (Dynamic Navigation & Mapping Systems) provides GPS guidance systems for your aircraft. 604-4650009, info@dynanav.com, www.dynanav.com 06-11 LongRanger Cargo Hook & Beam Assy 206-706-341101 including provisions. Also have 206B/206L rotor brake, dual control, wire strike Kits and parts for sale Call Tradewind Int’l. 800-585-7004, 608-756-3632. Fax: 608-756-2606. Email: info@tradewindinternational.com, www.helicopterparts.net TFN

insurance Falcon Insurance is spreading the wings of insurance protection to helicopter owners and operators with the largest independantly owned insurance specialists in the country. We are dedicated to serving you. www. falconinsurance.com TFN The Right Aviation Insurance Broker makes all the difference in the world. The experience you need to get the job done right. Focused on service. We work for you, not the insurance companies. Jim Gardner & Rick Langley @ J. Smith Lanier & Co. 678 - 639 - 4108, 800-6547892, x4108 or 4104, jgardner@jslaviation.com, rlangley@jslaviation.com. Your team that can’t be beat. tfn Specializing in placing aviation/helicopter insurance. We have access to all markets, domestic and overseas. Your inquiries are appreciated. Phone: 562-492-1217 Fax: 562-492-1147 Cell Phone 562-756-8685 E-mail: cfm.insurance@verizon.net Clemens Meuleman/CFM Aviation Insurance (02-11) Mid-Continent Aircraft Insurance Brokers - Over 61 years Risk Management Experience for Professional Operators. 800-325-0885, e-mail: acinsurance@ midcont.com Sharon/Laura (02-11)

Doctor’s Orders: A pilot’s vacation home with a pilot discount! St. George Island, Florida. Directly on private beach with expansive views of the Gulf of Mexico, three levels of covered furnished decks. Spacious open living/dining/ kitchen area. Five bedrooms including two master suites and four baths, multiple TVs/DVDs/VCRs/wireless Internet. Occupancy 12, beds: three kings, four twins, one queen sleeper sofa. Under-house concrete parking, 15’ x 30’ pool (heated for a fee), enclosed hot/cold outdoor shower, fish cleaning area, park-style grill. Paved 3339’ airport on island (F47) a quarter mile from the house. Ask for “pilot’s discount” Major discounts for Spring and Fall! Visit www. resortvacationproperties.com for photos, 877.272.8206. The Helicopter Newspaper “Endorsed”. (10 -10 )

LOT FOR SALE: One-acre-square house lot, Plane Living Sky Park, 2,000 s.f., all-brick, covenants, 5 miles west of I-75, Exit 142, Public water, septic sewer. paved streets, curb and gutter, street lights. Lot is one of 13 directly on new sod runway, Google It! (Google photo before development). South side of Hwy 96 at 50 Lane Rd., Fort Valley, Georgia 31030, Save thousands and buy from owner. $49,900 includes closing costs. 478.987.2250 (tfn)

parts Bell 206B Tail Rotor Gear Box as removed. P/N 206040-400-13 outright. 631-588-2780. TFN Fuel cell repair or replacement for all makes & models– FAA approved commercial crash resistant construction, flexible bladder nitrile rubber construction, all construction TSO-C80 certified, 2-year warranty. Contact Floats & Fuel Cells at 901-842-7110, www.ffcfuelcells.com tfn

Bell Helicopter Tailbooms For Sale. 205/212/412 to 206B/L series and 407. Sold with Transport Canada Form 1 Certification, overhauled using Bell CSF Approved Jigs to ensure Structural Compliance for alignment. CHS, Mike Duck, Phone: 604-533-1148, Fax: 604-533-1517, mike@helistructures.com TFN Parting out Bell 212 and 206 Fuselages, many parts available. Please phone or Fax your requests. CHS, Mike Duck, Phone: 604-533-1148, Fax: 604-533-1517, E-mail: mike@helistructures.com TFN UH-1H Composite main rotor blades for sale P/N 205-015-150-101 and main rotor blades B model P/N 204-011-001-015. Tail rotor blades Van Horn Aviation P/N 2042200-101 for the H and B models and for the 206 P/N 2062200-101. Call Pablo at HeliBlade, Inc. 530-365-1278 (04-11) Bell 206L-4 New Low Skid kit for sale. Will trade for float kit for L-4. 631-588-2780. TFN

Beautiful 2.73 ac wooded lot in upscale Pine Ridge Equestrian Estates, located in Citrus County, Florida only five miles from Crystal River. Covenants, 27 miles of horse trails, community center, pool and golf course. Nicer homes and miniranchettes. Horse trail borders back end of lot that is 298’ wide and 400’ deep on 3620 Stirrup Drive, Beverly Hills, Florida (Google it!). Public water and septic sewer. Contact Bill Lavender 888-987-2250 bill@agairupdate.com (tfn)

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UNIVERSAL TURBINE PARTS, INC. Stocking Supplier of Pratt & Whitney PT6A & PT6T Parts, Accessories. Overhauled & Serviceable. We Buy Turbine Aircraft, Engines, & Inventory. All Conditions. Call for Fax for a Quote Call USA +1 334-361-7853, FAX USA +1 334-361-0290 E-MAIL: sales@UTPparts.com thn NEW Tail Rotor Blades for UH-1H–FAA STC/PMA SR02051LA, Carbon Fiber construction, 2400 hr service life, competitive pricing. Van Horn Aviation LLC, 480-483-4202, www.vanhornaviation.com (02-11) Accessories & Parts! 100’s of new and OHC accessories, accessory parts for just about everything. Big discounts! 800-433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts.com (02-11)

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UH-1 Overhauled Components available exchange or outright; 204-012-101-141 M/R hub, 204-040-016-5 Transmission, 204-011-400-11 Swashplate & Support assy., 204-011-401-11 Scissors & Sleeve assy, 205040-263-111 Input Quill, 205-040-200-1 gen. Offset Quill, (4) 204-040-600-11 Hanger assy., 204-040003-37 gear box 42, 204-040-012-13 gear box 90. Pac West Helicopters CRS PW6R1161J Tel/530-241-2402 “e” pwheli@awwwsome.com (02-11) ENSTROM PARTS, SALES & SERVICE Huge parts inventory, 20 yrs exp., loaner tools. AOG same day shipping a specialty, full time factory trained A&P parts man on staff. Get service advice with your parts. A.O.G. and Exports Sales New Garden Aviation, Ask for Tom 610268-2048 Fax 610-268-0342 (02-11) Sikorsky parts. We have a growing stock of new Sikorsky parts. We can often save you time and money. Contact us or check stock on our web site. Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts.com (02-11) MD Helicopter parts. We have a few new MD Helicopter parts. Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www. preferredairparts.com (02-11)

Hughes parts. We have some new Hughes parts at big discounts. Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www. preferredairparts.com (02-11) Hiller parts. We have a small stock of new Hiller parts. Check with us often. Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www. preferredairparts.com (02-11) Eurocopter parts. We have purchased several inventories of new parts and are ready to serve you. Contact us, or search our web site Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. www.preferredairparts.com (02-11) Parting out a 1995 Schweizer 300CB, drive train/power train & many more parts. Pls. contact Ken 850-763-9000 Fax 850-763-8712 or email sales@helitechinc.com tfn Enstrom parts. We have a small stock of new Enstrom parts. Check with us often. Preferred Airparts, 800433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts.com (02-11) Bell parts. We have a nice stock of new parts for Bell 47, 206 and others. It’s worth the effort to check with us, or search our web site for your part numbers. Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts.com (02-11) New STC Tail Rotor Blades, Part No. 204-2200-101 for 204 UH-1 heliopters from Van Horn Aviaiton LLC. Contact HeliBlade Inc. Distributor & Service Center for these new and improved composite tail rotors 530365-1278 (04-11) RR 250-C20B complete compressor 0.00 TSO new wheels. $45,000.00 USD exchange. Call 631-588-2780. TFN

services Penderson Powder coating. Custom Colors and two tone available. For more information Call 706-604-4934 12-11

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HELICOPTER EXPORT / IMPORT, Transport Anywhere, Pre-Buys and Recovery Service. Contact Tom at Sterling Helicopter 215-271-2510 /Fax 215-788-7319 >tom@ sterlinghelicopter.com (02-11) UNIVERSAL TURBINE PARTS, INC. Stocking Supplier of Pratt & Whitney PT6A & PT6T Engines & Accessories. We Buy Turbine Aircraft, Engines, & Inventory. All Conditions. Call USA +1 334-361-7853, FAX USA +1 334-361-0290 E-MAIL: sales@UTPparts.com TFN Floats & Fuel Cells–your N. American Eurocopter authorized repair facility with comprehensive repair capabilities for all makes & models, available for 24/7 shipping. FAA repair staion no. TH4R544M. 901-8427110, www.ffcfuelcells.com tfn COMPONENT OVERHAULS / PART SALES, Approved Bell 206,407, 429,430. Eurocopter EC120,AS350/355. Agusta A109,A119,AW139. MD369,500N,MD900 CSF’s. Discounts on Parts, Dedicated Quality Customer Service. Contact Tom Sullivan @ Sterling Helicopter 215-271-2510/Fax 215-788-7319 & tom@sterlinghelicopter.com (02-11) Support the helicopter industry...Become a member of HAI! Call 800-435-4976 or 703-683-4646, Email mbr@ rotor.com, or visit www.rotor.com (tfn)) Bell Helicopter Importations and Exports, Pre Buy Inspections, as well as Helicopter Appraisals. . Contact: CHS. Mike Duck, Phone: 604-533-1148, Fax: 604-5331517, E-mail: mike@helistructures.com TFN Bell Helicopter Commercial and UH-1 Component Overhauls. 205/212/412/206B/L Series and 407. Quality Services, Competitive Pricing with Technical staff, specializing only in Bell Products. Contact: CHS, Mike Duck, Phone: 604-533-1148, Fax: 604-533-1517, E-mail: mike@helistructures.com TFN Specializing in Bell Helicopter Commercial and UH-1 Tailboom Overhauls. 205/212/412 Tailbooms, 206B/L and 407 overhauled using Bell Approved Jigs. Tailbooms overhauled to Bell Specifications. Certification provided Transport Canada Form 1. Mike Duck, 604-533-1148, Fax: 604-533-1517, mike@helistructures.com TFN

Specializing in Bell Helicopter Commercial and UH-1 Air Frame Completions/Refurbishments. Authorized Bell Helicopter Textron Customer Service Facility, specializing in Models 205/212/412, 206 Series, 407s. Quality Services, Competitive Pricing with Technical staff specializing only in Bell Products. CHS, Mike Duck, 604-533-1148, Fax: 604-533-1517, mike@helistructures.com TFN Rotor blade repairs by HeliBlade, Inc. a FAA Repair Station. Contact Pablo Martinez at 530-365-1278 (04-11)

schools / training BLUE HILL HELICOPTERS, Norwood MA. Part 141 approved Flight Training, Photo Flights, Helicopter Sales/ Services, Helicopter Tours. For more details, please visit our website: www.bluehillhelicopters.com, Contact us at info@bluehillhelicopters.com, (800)-670-4162 T F N Helicopter Instruction: Training in R-44 Raven for private, instrument, commercial & solo time building. Block rates start at $299 wet. Kissimmee Airport 407-973-9347 or visit www.kissimmeehelicopters.com 0 2 -11 Florida Suncoast Helicopters, Sarasota and Lakeland. Come fly with us - we offer training & tours. Authorized Robinson sales & service. Call: Sarasota: 941-335-1258 or Lakeland: 941-355-1259 TFN Helicopter Training in Hawaii. Excellence in Flight Training at Mauna Loa Helicopters on Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island. Come fly with us in the best weather in the US. MLH offers: PVT, COM, IFR, CFI, CFII, ATP, FAA certified FLY-IT simulator, mountain course, external load training, and now offering fixed wing training. MLH is 141 certified, and VA approved. Student financing / student housing / college degree programs / International flight training / accelerated programs available. (808) 334-0234 or info@maunaloahelicopters.com TFN

tools Make life easier - or at least make your engine and aircraft inspections easier using a flexible borescope from Machida, Inc. 800-431-5420 or info@machidascope.com (03-11)

help wanted Advertising salesperson wanted. Work from home/remote location. Must have internet access and telephone. Experience with helicopter industry a plus. Send resumé to info@thehelicopternewspaper.com or fax to 478-987-1836 12-11 Central California Operator looking for Helicopter pilot with Turbine time, and herbicide exp. some night flying, year round work Full time position available. Send resume to Helicopter Pilot C/O AgAir Update P.O. Box 850 Perry Ga 31069, fax to 888-382-6951 or email to Blindads@agairupdate.com 0 2 -11

software www.AircraftCostAnalysis.com Helicopter Operators can calculate your breakeven, % investment return, profit potential, and produce annual & monthly cash flows. Project your financials without spending hours of your time. All reports are produced automatically and accurately after you provide your inputs. Types of analyses performed include: Company/Individual Ownership, Managed with/without Leaseback, Commercial Operation, Agricultural/Fire/Ambulance Operations, Joint Ownership, Fractional Ownership, and Charter/ Rental. Helicopter sales organizations can provide your prospects with customized & professional ownership cost analysis. This program is a great sales aid and management tool. FREE sample reports. Click REQUEST INFORMATION on the website or call 281-419-7443 (tfn)

wanted UNIVERSAL TURBINE PARTS, INC. We buy Turbine Aircraft Engines & Inventory. All conditions. Call or Fax for a Quote 334-361-7853; fax 334-361-0290 E-MAIL: sales@UTPparts.com TFN Parts Wanted Bell 206 B&L, 204, 205, 212, 214 , MD, Eurocopter, & Allison. Looking for R/B, W/S, Duals etc. kits and parts. We buy inventories or By The Piece. Call Tradewind Int’l. 800-585-7004, 608-756-3632. www.helicopterparts.net info@tradewindinternational.com T FN

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