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DART to launch Rear Locker ™ Extender for Bell 206 and 407 aircraft HAWKESBURY—DART Aerospace announces that the Rear Locker Extender™ that increases the baggage compartment capacity by 21” is now FAA and TCCA approved for Bell 206A/B/L/L1/L3/L4 and 407 (including 407GX) aircraft. Constructed from a high quality, rugged composite, the rear locker extender is a perfect lightweight solution to stow extra sets of golf clubs, long-handled shovels or other awkward items that are normally impossible to stow. The DART rear locker extender is up to 15% lighter than other available options making it the best alternative for operators. DART offers competitive lead time and acquisition cost. Learn more on this product and see approved aircraft on the Rear Locker Extender™ Pages 206 Aircraft 407 Aircraft
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Good Risk, Bad Risk? - The Underwriter’s Dilemma While the aviation community is relatively small compared to other industries, I have found on various aviation trade organization forums a rich source of talented and knowledgeable aviation professionals who willing share what they have learned. They are just as interested in learning from those whose experiences are different from theirs. These forums are dedicated to providing a free flowing information exchange to help improve safety, experience, and knowledge concerning the full spectrum of aviation operations. Recently I ran across an interesting thread on one of these forums. Even
though this was a fixed wing forum, the conversation applies equally to rotorcraft since insurance rates for helicopters are generally higher, our experienced rotorcraft pilot force is aging, and there are fewer training facilities and opportunities for young pilots relative to the fixed wing community. While the conversation began along the topic of training, spiraling training costs and getting experience for low time pilots the subject of insurance quickly was broached. For the sake of brevity and discussion below is a condensed summary of some of major points made on this thread.
The insurance underwriters were driving the training requirements and using a “cookie cutter” template for their rating decisions with little regard to identifying or rewarding the safest and best operators. 2. It was suggested by one that instead of being part of the solution the insurance companies current methods of rating a risk (or not) were part of the problem. The suggestion was made that if you were big, you must be good because the biggest operators always got the best rates. 3. In addition, by failing to reward the “good/safe” companies and
punish the “bad/unsafe” companies the aviation insurance companies were somehow abdicating their responsibility and not being held accountable. Rather than classifying operators in terms of “good” and “bad” or “safe and unsafe”, I tend to view operations on a sliding scale from “minimum standard” to “excellent”. Certainly there are some “bad/unsafe/substandard” operators. I have found very few operators who didn’t believe they were conducting a safe operation-at least in accordance with minimum FAA standards. Personally, I try to avoid representing minimum standard
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operators unless I can help them move into the standard to excellent spectrum of the scale. That is part of the “value added” service an aviation risk manager/ broker can bring to a client. Brokers get rated by underwriters for the quality of risks they bring to the table. In addition we have a moral and ethical obligation to accurately represent a client or risk to the underwriters so an informed decision as possible can be made on how to rate the risk. While I don’t always think it is fair, I agree that size matters. Every underwriting company has their own methods and rating scales, but most employ fleet and multi-aircraft discounts or rate reductions of some sort in relation to total premium on an account in a similar manner hull rate reductions are given to higher value aircraft. Not all underwriters are the same, just as not all flight operations are the same. There are horses for courses. Right or wrong, once the deal is negotiated an underwriter will usually put the file away until something happens. For the “minimum standard operator, that can be a good thing, until something happens. For the “above standard to excellent” operators, that doesn’t have
to be. Working with your broker to continue building the relationship with your underwriter throughout the year can go a long way to separating you from the rest. All the underwriters prefer to insure clients who are perceived as the lowest risk. Some underwriters like to visit their customers or potential customers, but it isn’t possible to visit them all. However, they still can be a good resource in helping you find a way to do it better and safer without a personal visit. A proactive broker will look for an underwriter and underwriting company who fits your operational style and work to help find a mutual solution to your operational needs. Everyone should be interested in the same thing-a safe and efficient flight operation that “sees and avoids” accidents. Underwriters use standard rating procedures for many seeming like risks. It is a little more complicated than it may appear to the casual observer. It is a manual process and very subjective according to the underwriter’s best judgment based on the underwriting criteria they have been given by the insurance company and with the information they have available about the risk. All they have to go on are their
internal resources, what the broker gives them and in turn, what you give the broker. If your broker submits only the standard information then you are probably going to get a standard result. Cultivating the confidence and understanding of the underwriter can and does make a difference, not only in premium, but in flexibility such as giving experience to a lower time pilot. All of that impacts the “total cost” equation of a flight operation. While it may not be apparent, they are held accountable-by their insurance company and re-insurers. When there is a loss, that underwriter gets the opportunity to “explain the risk”, especially when there is what appears to be an avoidable loss. If there is some impropriety, like the use of a pilot that doesn’t fit the open pilot warranty or an illegal charter, you can bet the broker is going to get a call to query whether the underwriter was given a complete description of the operation to the best of the broker’s knowledge. Bottom line, if a broker breaches the trust of an underwriter, they could lose their appointment with that company as well as get involved in an Errors and Omissions law suit. Bottom line, if the
underwriter continues to show a loss on his underwriting activities, they won’t be around long. Bottom line, if the insurance company does not make a profit, they will not be able to get the re-insurance necessary to stay in business. The market place is changing. Rates have leveled at historic lows and are starting to creep up in certain segments of the market. Underwriters have already become more selective in what new business they want to pursue and what they are willing to bid for them. Their biggest dilemma continues to be how to tell the different between a “standard” risk, an “excellent” risk, and the one they feel falls outside their underwriting guidelines. When in doubt, the number they put on the page will naturally tend to get bigger, their training requirements more “cookie cutter,” or they will simply stamp the submission “declined.”
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Tired of fatigue Humans are designed to be awake during the hours of light and to sleep during periods of darkness. In scientific terms, this is called the body’s natural clock, or circadian rhythm. Disturbances to the established circadian rhythm can reduce mental and physical performance, which can be described in one word — FATIGUE. I’m tired of seeing fatigue as a factor in so many of the accidents I investigate as part of my work. Let me tell you about one of them, which involved a friend I will call “Sam.” I did not know Sam was involved in the accident when I received the assignment. As I walked up to the
wreckage, I made an initial assessment of the helicopter’s condition. The rotor and transmission had separated from the aircraft. Then I turned and saw Sam and his student. They were not injured physically, but both were sitting on the ground in a shock-like state. The first thing Sam said to me was: “Matt, I knew I should not have been flying, but I did it anyway.” A momentary lapse in judgment left no one at the controls during a threefoot hover, and the rest is history. What leads to that kind of lapse in judgment? Mental and physical fatigue. Sam was going through a divorce, a bitter custody battle, and
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Air Comm Corporation Acquires Meggitt (Addison), Inc. BOULDER, CO—Air Comm Corporation (ACC), an international leader in the design and certification of environmental control systems (ECS) for turbine helicopters, announced today that it has acquired Meggitt (Addison), Inc., the former Keith Products, in a stock purchase. Keith Products is a leading supplier of ECS for the General Aviation markets. This strategic acquisition combines Keith Products’ fixed-wing market focus with ACC’s strength in the rotorcraft market. The combined enterprise will make ACC the leading ECS manufacturer in both of these markets. Their combined strengths in customer service, superior manufacturing, thermodynamic design, systems integration and entrepreneurial agility will create an unrivaled suite of product offerings and engineering capabilities for the aviation industry. Keith Products has 40 air conditioner Supplemental Type Certificates for a wide variety of aircraft and is also a major supplier of type-certificated systems to original equipment manufacturers, including Beechcraft, Cessna, Eurocopter, Learjet, Piaggio, Pilatus, Korea Aerospace Industries and Sikorsky Aircraft. This product line, customer base, and technology is complementary to ACC’s 26-year focus designing and producing ECS and other thermal management solutions for the rotorcraft industry’s operators, service centers and OEMs. ACC’s major customers include Bell Helicopter, Sikorsky Aircraft, AgustaWestland, Eurocopter, Enstrom Helicopter, and the U.S. Army. Both ACC and Keith Products have common roots going back to 1979 when ACC’s founder, Norm Steiner, worked for JB Systems, Inc. in Longmont, Colorado. When JB systems was sold to Parker Hannifin and moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1986, Mr. Steiner remained in Colorado and founded ACC. After several transitions , the JB Systems
Parker division was acquired by what is known today as Keith Products (Meggitt (Addison) Inc.). ACC’s CEO, Keith Steiner, commented, “The unification of the two companies not only has full-circle historic significance, but also creates tremendous value for the aerospace industry.” Steiner continued, “We can now provide to our customers the greatest concentration of ECS and thermal management solutions with the best product support expertise in the industry. We are very committed to maintaining our culture of innovation, responsiveness, entrepreneurial flexibility, and product support, and look forward to providing best-in-class service and support to the customers of both organizations. About Air Comm Corporation Air Comm Corporation (ACC) was founded in 1987 to meet the needs of helicopter operators seeking solutions to problems commonly found in factory designed environmental control systems. Today, ACC is the industry leader in the development and manufacture of state-of-the-art bleed air systems, vapor-cycle air conditioners, and air management for turbine helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. ACC customers include Operators, Service Centers, Original Equipment Manufacturers, and the U.S. Military. ACC provides OEM systems for Beechcraft, Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Eurocopter, Learjet, Piaggio, Pilatus, Sikorsky, Cirrus, Kestrel, MD Helicopters, Enstrom Helicopters, Agusta Aerospace and well as many others. For more information, please visit www. aircommcorp.com
Q&A question: What effect does a PTSD disability rating from the VA have on an airman’s medical status?
answer: The Veterans Administration’s requirement to make this determination is substantially different than the FAA’s requirement to ensure that PTSD does not interfere with safe flying. Consequently, the VA uses its own set of rules for disability determination, which do not necessarily reflect the functional requirements for safe flying. The FAA reviews every case on an individual basis. There are several aspects of PTSD, which could potentially interfere with
the safe performance of pilot duties. The FAA uses the VA disability rating as just one indicator that the individual has some level of impairment that we need more information about. We attempt to put the entire picture together in making our determination.
question: I have always been extremely conservative with my use of medications while engaged in aviation operations, seeking clearance from my AME regarding every medication that has come into my use. Is there an FAA clearing house of medication information that is available to the general pilot public? Over-the-
counter medications have their own warnings, but these effects may be exacerbated in flight.
answer: You are absolutely correct that medications may produce different effects in the flying environment than on the ground. The conditions for which they are taken also may act differently in the air. Therefore, your practice of discussing any medication use with your AME is the safest approach. The FAA does publish a pamphlet, “Medications and Flying” (OK05-0005), which addresses these general principles. Because of the many factors that influence medication use, the FAA does not publish a “safe list” or other medication information for the flying public. In 2005, the Federal Air Surgeon’s bulletin stated that: “Considering the issues related to the underlying conditions for which medications are used, drug reactions, medication dosages, and sheer number of medications … (it is) unlikely a source document could be developed and accurately maintained. …” General information is easily obtained from online sources or your pharmacist.
question: While the residual effects of alcohol are well known, less is widely known about the effects of marijuana. For example, is second hand marijuana smoke absorbed into the bloodstream as readily as second hand smoke? What’s the residence time of it in human fatty tissues? Does its detectable presence continue to adversely affect cognitive ability and judgment long after actual use?
As a general statement, it is clear that marijuana use is incompatible with flying safety. The specific questions you asked defy simple answers. Second
hand smoke, whether it be tobacco or marijuana, is a complex mixture of substances. There is some data that 3-5 times as much tar and carbon monoxide is absorbed second hand from marijuana as from tobacco smoke. Marijuana itself (THC) is not absorbed in significant amounts second hand. Heavy doses, experimentally produced in a confined space over a prolonged period of time, were required to produce detectable levels of marijuana metabolites in the blood and urine. The residence time in fatty tissue can be 30 days or longer depending on body habits, dosage, and individual metabolism. “Detectable presence” depends on the test one is using. Blood tests are better than urine tests for determining potential impairment, and confirmatory tests provide more useful information about the presence of substances than screening tests. Depending on dosage and many individual factors such as age, frequency of use, other illnesses or medications, and what task is being measured, the duration of adverse cognitive effects may vary from hours to days. The most significant cognitive impairments from acute marijuana exposure are thought to last 4-6 hours. Courtney Scott, D.O., M.P.H., is the Manager of Aerospace Medical Certification Division in Oklahoma City, Okla. He is board certified in aerospace medicine and has extensive practice experience in civilian, and both military and non-military government settings.
ntsb reports NTSB Identification: *WPR13CA155* Date: March 17, 2013 Location: Chino Valley, AZ Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R22 Injuries: 2 Uninjured. During a descent for an off airport pinnacle landing, the helicopter encountered a downdraft about 75 to 100 feet above ground level (agl), and the pilot receiving instruction, increased collective. The flight instructor instructed the pilot receiving instruction to be less aggressive using the collective as the flight continued the descent to the landing area. As the helicopter descended through about 10 to 25 feet agl, it encountered a second downdraft and the pilot receiving instruction increased collective followed by a
decrease in rotor RPM. Subsequently, the flight instructor took control of the helicopter as it contacted the ground and then became airborne again. The helicopter yawned to the right, and landed upright on sloping terrain. Post flight examination of the helicopter revealed that the tailboom was structurally damaged just aft of the fuselage attach point. The pilots reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation. NTSB Identification: *ERA13LA180* Date: March 19, 2013 Location: Titusville, FL Aircraft: SCHWEIZER 269C Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
On March 19, 2013, about 1830 eastern daylight time, a Schweizer 269C-1 helicopter was substantially damaged when it impacted the terrain during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Titusville, Florida. The certificated flight instructor and private pilot were not injured. The flight departed from Space Coast Regional Airport (TIX), Titusville, Florida, about 1828. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The instructional flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The private pilot was receiving instruction towards an instrument rating, and the purpose of the flight was for the pilot to complete a “stage check”
under the supervision of the flight instructor. Shortly after the helicopter departed runway 09, the pilot notified the air traffic control that the helicopter was experiencing a strong vibration and requested to return to the airport. About 1/2-mile east of the airport, the flight instructor reported hearing a loud “bang”, and responded by entering an autorotation. The helicopter touched down hard on a road, which resulted in substantial damage to the tailboom and diagonal strut. Postaccident examination by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed a breach of the engine case that was about 3 inches in diameter. The wreckage was retained for further examination.
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NTSB Identification: *WPR13WA157* Date: March 21, 2013 Location: Bulli Tops, Australia, Aircraft: ROBINSON R44 Injuries: 4 Fatal. On March 21, 2013, about 1207 local time, a Robinson Helicopter R44 collided with terrain near Bulli Tops, Australia. The pilot was operating the helicopter under the provisions of the Australian Civil Aviation Regulations. The pilot and three passengers sustained fatal injuries; the helicopter was destroyed. The personal cross-country flight departed Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia, en route to Bulli Tops, New South Wales, Australia. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The primary wreckage was located at -34.3147 degrees south latitude and 150.9128 degrees east longitude. Preliminary information received from the government of Australia indicated that shortly after landing, the helicopter lifted off and turned to the right. The main rotor struck branches of a nearby tree, and the helicopter descended and then rolled over onto its right side. A fire started on the grass under the rotor mast and the cabin. NTSB Identification: *ANC13CA035* Date: March 24, 2013 Location: Stevens Village, AK Aircraft: EUROCOPTER AS350B3 Injuries: 1 Uninjured. The helicopter pilot was supporting a seismic drilling operation, at a remote drill site. He had just completed moving one of the seismic drills via long line and had landed the high-skid, turbinepowered helicopter in a clear area to wait for the next move. After landing, before reducing the power to flight idle and locking the flight controls, he opened the right-side door, returned his right hand to the cyclic, and leaned out to ensure the tail rotor was clear of obstacles. While looking rearward, he inadvertently moved the cyclic to the right, and the helicopter rolled up on the right skid. He immediately applied left cyclic, but the main rotor blades struck the snow. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the rotor system, tail boom, and fuselage. The pilot indicated there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. In the pilot’s written statement to the National Transportation Safety Board he noted that the accident might have been
avoided if he had used the collective lock before engaging in activities outside the cockpit. NTSB Identification: *WPR13LA167* Date: March 27, 2013 Location: Twin Falls, ID Aircraft: ENSTROM F-28F Injuries: 1 Uninjured. On March 27, 2013, about 1200 mountain daylight time, an Enstrom F-28F experienced a loss of engine power while in the traffic pattern at Joslin Field – Magic Valley Regional Airport (TWF), Twin Falls, Idaho. The pilot subsequently made an off airport forced landing to an open field. The student pilot was not injured. The helicopter’s main rotor head and tailboom sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to, and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a solo flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and no flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from TWF at 1050. The pilot reported that while in the traffic pattern for his fourth landing, the engine began to lose power. He lowered the collective and the engine completely lost power. He elected to make a forced landing into a field when the engine power started to increase. With partial power, he initiated a turn towards the runway. The engine lost complete power a second time and the pilot autorotated the helicopter to the ground. During the landing, the helicopter’s left skid became stuck in the soft dirt and the helicopter rolled over onto its left side. NTSB Identification: *ANC13GA036* Date: March 30, 2013 Location: Talkeetna, AK Aircraft: EUROCOPTER AS350 Injuries: 3 Fatal. On March 30, 2013, at 2320 Alaska daylight time, a Eurocopter AS 350 B3 single-engine helicopter impacted terrain while maneuvering near Talkeetna, Alaska. The airline transport certificated pilot and two passengers sustained fatal injuries. The helicopter was destroyed by impact and post-crash fire. Instrument meteorological conditions were reported in the area at the time of the accident, and department flight following procedures were in effect. The flight originated from the passenger rescue location at 2313 and was destined for an off airport location in Talkeetna. According to Alaska State Troopers
personnel and dispatch records, at 1935, a distressed individual requested assistance in an area near Talkeetna, and a search and rescue (SAR) mission with the helicopter was initiated. The pilot departed the DPS facility at Anchorage International Airport, Anchorage, Alaska, at 2117. The pilot flew to Talkeetna and at 2142, picked up an Alaska State Trooper near the Talkeetna Trooper Post facility to aid in the SAR mission. The distressed individual was located, and the helicopter landed at the remote location at 2201. At 2313, the helicopter departed the remote location and was destined for an off airport location in Talkeetna to meet emergency medical ground support. On March 31, 2013, at 0044, attempts were made by trooper dispatch personnel to contact the pilot and trooper via radio and their cellular telephones, without success. Due to weather conditions in the Talkeetna area, search efforts were delayed. At 0923, the helicopter accident site was located by search and rescue personnel. The accident site was located approximately 5.6 miles east of Talkeetna in wooded and snow covered terrain. The main wreckage consisted of the fuselage, tailboom, engine, and skid assembly. Several sections of fragmented fuselage were located near the main wreckage. A post-crash fire consumed a majority of the fuselage. An Appareo Vision 1000 cockpit imaging and flight data monitoring device, and a Garmin 296 global positioning system (GPS) were recovered from the accident site and sent to the NTSB Vehicle Recorders Laboratory in Washington, DC, for data extraction. A comprehensive wreckage examination is pending following recovery efforts. NTSB Identification: *WPR13LA178* Date: April 02, 2013 Location: Darby, MT Aircraft: MD HELICOPTER 369A Injuries: 1 Serious, 3 Minor. On April 2, 2013, about 1100 mountain daylight time, a McDonnell Douglas MD369A helicopter was substantially damaged during a hard landing on private property in Darby, Montana. The owner-pilot received serious injuries, and his three passengers received minor injuries. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. According to the pilot, he departed
from his ranch/airstrip with his son-in-law and two grandchildren, and they flew about 1/2 hour on a local sightseeing flight. Near the end of the flight, during the approach for landing, when the helicopter was about 200 to 300 feet above ground level (agl), the pilot added some power, and the engine responded normally. Shortly thereafter, he conducted his “60-60” check, which assured that the helicopter was at 60 mph at 60 feet agl. He then slowed to a hover/descent, with the engine running at a speed above idle. At an altitude of about 10 feet agl, the pilot increased the throttle setting, but the engine did not respond. He realized that they would then land hard, so he added collective to slow the descent. The helicopter impacted the ground; the tail rotor, tail boom, and all main rotor blades separated from the helicopter. One skid partially collapsed, but the helicopter remained upright. There was no fire, and all four occupants exited the helicopter. The pilot held multiple ratings and certificates, including airline transport pilot and rotorcraft helicopter. His most recent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) second-class medical certificate was issued in May 2012. FAA information indicated that the helicopter was manufactured in 1970, and was equipped with an Allison (Rolls-Royce) 250-C20 series turbine engine. The wreckage was retained for detailed examination. NTSB Identification: *ERA13FA186* Date: April 03, 2013 Location: Miami, FL Aircraft: ROBINSON R44, Injuries: 2 Fatal. On April 3, 2013 about 1600 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R-44 impacted the ground while conducting a test flight in Miami, Florida. The commercial pilot and pilot rated passenger were fatally injured. The test flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that departed Kendall-Tamiami Executive airport (TMB), Miami, Florida shortly before the accident. The pilot’s girlfriend stated that a new set of main rotor blades was recently received from the helicopter manufacturer and that the pilot hired a mechanic to install the new blades. This installation required that the helicopter be test flown and that the
blades be incrementally adjusted, on the ground after flight, to minimize any vibration to the helicopter. This maintenance procedure is referred to as track and balance. Multiple witnesses in the immediate vicinity of the crash site reported hearing an “explosion” as the helicopter flew overhead. Witnesses were also consistent in reporting that the empennage section of the helicopter departed the aircraft before the initial impact. Another witness stated that the postcrash fire started about five minutes after the initial impact. Several witnesses also reported birds in the area as they looked up and saw the helicopter over their location. Initial examination of the helicopter by an NTSB investigator and a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, revealed that the cockpit, engine, and main rotor sections were either consumed or damaged by post-crash fire. The helicopter debris field bore 280 degrees magnetic out to 600 feet away from the initial impact point. The helicopter was located upright in a parking lot on the corner of Southwest 128th Street and Southwest 122nd Avenue in Miami, FL, and came to rest on a heading of 105 degrees magnetic. The helicopter collided with two palm trees, a pickup truck, and then the ground. The empennage section, consisting of the vertical and horizontal stabilizers, a portion of the tail boom, and the tail rotor were found about 300 feet prior to the accident site. A pitch horn/link assembly was located 235 degrees magnetic about 75 feet away from the wreckage. The toe of the right landing skid and pieces of tail boom skin, canopy glass, and helicopter manual excerpts were found the roof tops of several buildings in the debris path. NTSB Identification: *WPR13LA188* Date: April 12, 2013 Location: Ocean Shores, WA Aircraft: Robinson Helicopter Co R44 II Injuries: 2 Minor. On April 12, 2013, about 0800 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R44 II was landing at Hogan’s Corner Airport, Ocean Shores, Washington, when the pilot experienced a loss of control. The commercial pilot and pilot-rated passenger sustained minor injuries; the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The pilot departed a private helipad in Forest Grove, Oregon, about 0645, with a planned destination of Hogan’s Corner Airport. Visual meteorological
conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. The pilot stated that after departure, the helicopter flew north over the Oregon coastline. He planned to pick up his son at the Hogan’s Corner Airport and continue the flight to Copalis State Airport, Copalis, Washington. His daughter (positioned in the right seat) was the flying-pilot for the main duration of the flight, although as they approached the airport, the pilot took over the flight controls. The pilot maneuvered over runway 24 about 20 feet above ground level (agl) toward the
hangars positioned on the west end of the airport. The pilot further stated that he experienced a loss of control and his daughter attempted to help him regain control of the helicopter. He stated the flight controls felt “mushy” and unresponsive. The helicopter descended near-vertically and landed hard. He added that he had no yaw problems, nor was there a low rotor rpm indication. He remarked that the wind was calm. The helicopter was recovered and is being held for further examination.
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Eurocopter EC 145 Total production (all variants) 113 First flight June 12, 1999 Engine (2) Arriel IE2 HP (takeoff) 738 shp/ 550 kw ea. Dimensions main rotor 36.08ft /11 m Tail rotor 5.55 ft /1.962 m Height 12.98 ft /3.956 m Length 42.75 ft /13.03 m Width 10.33 ft / 3.119 m Empty weight 3,951 lbs/1,792 kg Gross weight 7,903 lbs/3,585 kg Useful internal load 3,953 lbs/1,793 kg External 3,307 lbs/1,500 kg Vne 145 kts/268 kmh Max cruise 133 kts/246 kmh Max rate of climb 1,600 fpm/8.1 ms HIGE 9,600 ft/2.925 m HOGE 2,530 ft/770 m Service ceiling 17,200 ft/5,240 m S/E service ceiling 6,550 ft/1,996 m Std fuel 229 gal/867.5 ltr Max range std fuel (no reserve) 370 nm/680 km IFR Crew 1/2 Passengers 8/9
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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
Robinson R44 II Total production (all variants) 2,022 First flight May 2002 Comments: Derivative of R44 with increased gross weight and horsepower. Also increased chord main rotor blades and aerodynamic tips on main and tail rotor blades for reduced noise. Engine(s) (1) IO-540-AE 1A5 HP (takeoff) 245shp Dimensions main rotor 33 ft/10.1 m Tail rotor 4.8 ft/1.5 m Height 10.8 ft/3.3 m Length 38.3 ft/11.7 m Width 7.2 ft/2.2 m Empty weight 1,506 lbs Gross weight 2,500 lbs Useful load 994 lbs External N/A Vne 130 kts Max cruise 117 kts Max rate of climb over 1,000 fpm HIGE 8,950 ft @ 2,500 lbs HOGE 7,500 ft @ 2,300 lbs Service ceiling 14,000 ft/4,267 m S/E service N/A Std fuel 30.6 gal Max fuel 48.9 gal Max range std fuel (no reserve) 348 nm/676 km Max fuel N/A Range with opt fuel N/A VFR Crew 1 Passengers 3
Schweizer Aircraft Corporation 333 Total production (all variants) 62 First flight 1988 Comments The Model 333 is a turbine derivative of the Model 269 Series helicopters. It provides a unique combination of operational flexibility, outstanding stability and maneuverability, superior comfort, and a crashworthy structure thatâ€™s second to none. Engine(s) Rolls-Royce 250-C20W HP (takeoff) 280 shp Dimensions main rotor 27.51 ft/8.39 m Tail rotor 4.25 ft/1.3 m Height 11.14 ft/3.40 m Length 17 ft/5.18 m Width 6.29 ft/1.91 m Empty weight 1,250 lbs Gross weight 2,550 lbs Useful load 1,300 lbs External N/A Vne 120 kts/222 km/hr Max cruise 105 kts/194 km/hr Max rate of climb 1,500 fpm HIGE 12,300 ft/3,749 m HOGE 9,200 ft/2,804 m (@2,300 lbs/1,045 kg) Service ceiling 13,000 ft/3,902 m S/E service ceiling N/A Std fuel 73 gal/137 lit Max range std fuel (no reserve) 310 nm/590 km VFR Crew 1 Passengers 3
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Hummingbird HelicopterOrder positions available in our next production run. Inc., Your #1 source for the helicopter marketplace Contact Vertical Aviation Technologies, thehelicopternewspaper.com 407-322-9488, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vertical-aviation.com
Curtiss-Wright controls awarded contract by AgustaWestland American Eurocopter celebrates 200th American-made AS350 helicopter Baby, it’s cold outside! Cold weather precautions for Rotorcraft Aero Dynamix delivers MD500E NVG upgrades for Kansas City police department October 2012 1 DART Helicopter Services celebrates grand opening of the new corporate headquarters 1979 Bell Long Ranger L model in beautiful condition with an overhauled swash plate. It’s been newly painted and has new seats. $445,000 Please contact Gary @ 406-671-2789 or 406-252-6937 for more information.
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2004 Rotorway Exec 162F and/or customized mobile hangar for sale. Go torotorway-mobilehangar.comand/ look under the header “jeanne” for more information and pictures. 0 6 -13
Hiller (3) Hiller 12E--4500 Spray Systems, Satlocs, etc. Parts & Tools Inventory Available Also. Phone (612)751-0864; Email:Mstier3@aol.com (06-13) Like new Hillers! All components 0 time since overhaul. New paint, glass, and interiors. Operating costs under $50/hr. Warranty and FAA Helicopter rating included with purchase. Call for details 941379-5289 ( 0 6 -13 )
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2003 Eurocopter EC155B, 960TT Single Pilot IFR, 4 Axis Autopilot, Garmin GPS 500 Color Moving Map, TCAS System, Dual Controls, Air Conditioning, Right and Left Electric Cabin Steps, Satellite Phone, Inflight Entertainment System, Custom VIP Interior, Blue Leather Seating. Available from Cannon Aviation Group, Inc. Spec Sheet Online at www.rotorsales.com For more information please call 512-868-0007 or email email@example.com ( 0 6 -13 )
Hummingbird Helicopter-Order positions available in our next production run. Contact Vertical Aviation Technologies, Inc., 407-322-9488, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vertical-aviation.com 06-13
2007 Schweizer 300C N355SD; 810 TT; VFR; 2007 Paint; 2007 Int; 3 Seats; $279,000, Blue Hill Helicopters Phone: 781-688-0263 T F N
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engines 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 1-800-9097616, fax: 214-351-1286, email: firstname.lastname@example.org., website: www.actionaircraft.comtfn
UNIVERSAL TURBINE PARTS Stocking Supplier of Pratt & Whitney PT6A & PT6T Engines & Accessories. We Buy Turbine Aircraft, Engines, & Inventory. All Conditions. Call or Fax for a Quote Call USA +1 334-361-7853, FAX USA +1 334-361-0290 E-MAIL:sales@UTPparts.com tfn Allison/RR250-C20J, This engine has a fresh mini with new number one and two turbine wheels. Specs and photos are available at tradewindinternational.com or contact us at email@example.com tfn 250C20B/C28/ C30 Engines Modules and Accessories for Sale, Exchange or Lease. Extensive stock of New, Overhauled and Serviceable parts. Contact John Peacocke, Sunrise Helicopter Tel: 281 251 4005 Fax: 281 251 8848 email firstname.lastname@example.org (06-13) 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 or Fax for a Quote Call USA +1 334-361-7853, FAX USA +1 334-3610290 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 tfn 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 tfn
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. MidContinent Aircraft, Hayti, MO, 573-359-0500, email to: email@example.com (06-13)
equipment Hydra Super Mile with very little use. This item has a very competive price and is ready to ship. It may be viewed at tradewindinternationl.com, click on the specials or contact us at info@ tradewindinternational.com tfn Helicopter Dolly, manufactured by Mohawk Northwest Inc. This dolly is set up to fit Multiple aircraft and can be viewed at tradewindinternational. com, just click on specials or contact us at info@ tradewindinternational.com tfn 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 337-839-0500 or email tjkling@ offshorehelicopter.net (06-13)
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 Mid-Continent Aircraft Insurance Brokers - Over 61 years Risk Management Experience for Professional Operators. 800-325-0885, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Sharon/Laura (06-13)
miscellaneous 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. 478.987.2250 (tfn)
TRADEWIND INTERNATIONAL LLC 1601 Knilans Road • Janesville, WI 53546
Bell 206B, L • MD500 • AS350 • S300
UNIVERSAL TURBINE PARTS Stocking Supplier of Pratt & Whitney PT6A & PT6T Parts, Engines & Accessories. Overhauled & Serviceable. We Buy Turbine Aircraft, Engines, & Inventory. All Conditions. Call or Fax for a Quote Call USA +1 334361-7853, FAX USA +1 334-361-0290 E-MAIL: sales@UTPparts.com t f n
Large Inventory of parts Outright Sales and Exchange Components • Instruments • Accessories Bell • MDHC • AEC • Schweizer • Aerospatiale Rolls Royce • Lycoming • Eurocopter Check our web page for a complete listing
The only FAA-PMA certified TT Straps for all JetRanger; LongRanger, & OH-58 . $ave thousands over factory prices. In stock. Call today for overnight shipping. www.AirwolfAerospace.com 440-632-1687 0 6 -13
We buy helicopters and inventories • We need parts, components and inventories • Looking to purchase light turbine helicopters • We also buy helicopters that are in disrepair
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
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UH-1H Composite main rotor blades for sale P/N 205-015-150-101 and 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 TFN 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 tfh 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 firstname.lastname@example.org tfn
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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 tfn 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 tfn 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 tfn
FAA CRS #A9UR626J EASA Certificate #EASA.145.5481 Specializing in Rolls Royce 250 Series Engines
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Hughes parts. We have some new Hughes parts at big discounts. Preferred Airparts, 800-4330814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts.com tfn
Dallas Shop: 10570 Olympic Dr. • Dallas, TX 75220 Toll Free: 800-909-7616 • Ph: 214-351-1284 Fax: 214-351-1286 • www.actionaircraft.com email: email@example.com
New STC Tail Rotor Blades, Part No. 204-2200101 for 204 UH-1 heliopters from Van Horn Aviaiton LLC. Contact HeliBlade Inc. Distributor & Service Center for these new and improved composite tail rotors 530-365-1278 TFN
Mexico City: Ph: 52-55-2235-1516 • Fax: 52-55-2235-1515 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
flight school & training directory • Part 141 approved Flight Training • Photo Flights • Helicopter Sales/Services • Helicopter Tours
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List your light school in The Helicopter Newspaper’s Flight School Directory. $100 per month. 478-287-4692
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 tfn Eurocopter parts. We have purchased several inventories of new parts and are ready to serve you. Contact us, or search our web site for the parts you need. Preferred Airparts, 800-4330814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts.com tfn 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 tfn 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 610-268-2048 Fax 610268-0342 (06-13) UH-1 Overhauled Components available exchange or outright; 204-012-101-141 M/R hub, 204040-016-5 Transmission, 204-011-400-11 Swashplate & Support assy., 204-011-401-11 Scissors & Sleeve assy, 205-040-263-111 Input Quill, 205-040-200-1 gen. Offset Quill, (4) 204040-600-11 Hanger assy., 204-040-003-37 gear box 42, 204-040-012-13 gear box 90. Pac West Helicopters CRS PW6R1161J Tel/530-241-2402 “e” firstname.lastname@example.org (06-13)
“Excellence in Flight Training” MLH is 141 certified, Accredited by the ACCSCT, and VA approved.
73-310 U’u st Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740 Tel: 808-334-0234 www.maunaloahelicopters.com email@example.com
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Enstrom parts. We have a small stock of new Enstrom parts. Check with us often. Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts.com tfn
services UNIVERSAL TURBINE PARTS Stocking Supplier of Pratt & Whitney PT6A & PT6T Parts, Accessories. Overhauled & Serviceable. We Buy Turbine Aircraft, Engines, & Inventory. All Conditions. Call or Fax for a Quote 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 station no. TH4R544M. 901-842-7110, www.ffcfuelcells.com tfn Support the helicopter industry...Become a member of HAI! Call 800-435-4976 or 703-683-4646, Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.rotor.com(tfn) Rotor blade repairs by HeliBlade, Inc. a FAA Repair Station. Contact Pablo Martinez at 530365-1278 TFN
wanted UNIVERSAL TURBINE PARTS 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 TFN
software FOR SALE USED FLY IT SIMULATOR N9312H including 18’ trailer. Located in N. Ca. For details email@example.com $25,000. 06-13 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)
schools / training 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. Call (808) 334-0234 or email info@ maunaloahelicopters.com TFN
Earn your Helicopter rating free with the purchase of a helicopter. Call us at 941-379-5289 (06-13) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, (800)-670-4162 Come Fly With Us! T F N Get your helicopter sold today Advertise in The Helicopter Newspaper Today Only $35 email@example.com
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We buy inventories of new surplus parts for nearly anything that flies. Also tired or damaged Cessna twins, Caravans, Citations, engines and propellers.
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