Wednesday, September 30, 2015

AMRM Training Solutions selected for Memorial Hermann Lifeflight in 2016

Does your program conduct periodic safety training? Do you need to comply with the CAMTS and FAA requirements for CRM/AMRM training? Will your next training event allow you to check a box, or will you take action to prevent your next mishap?
For a small bit of your annual training budget, you can protect your program against the culprit in 9  out 10 fatal accidents.
Let us schedule a visit to your program; we  are filling up our 2016 calendar now.  Memorial Hermann Lifeflight has done this twice. We will visit them in April. Ask any program we have visited. We write this blog and...We save lives.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Metro Aviation orders six EC145e helicopters - from "Helicopter Investor"

Metro Aviation has purchased six EC145e helicopters from Airbus Helicopters Inc. Metro is the first North American customer for the new lighter weight EC145....

Milton Geltz, managing director of Metro Aviation added: “The EC145e is a versatile aircraft that will be a great fit for a diverse group of customers.

Airbus Helicopters EC-145e
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Sunday, September 6, 2015

The night the music died... 25 Years and what has changed?

Dew was settling on the windshields of the four helicopters waiting to transport the performers back to Chicago. Stevie Ray, his elder brother Jimmie Vaughan, and his wife Connie made their way to their reserved helicopter, a Bell 206B Jet Ranger booked by Omniflight Helicopters and manned by Jeff Brown, a 42-year-old veteran pilot.[

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Rule Change Refresher...

Now that the first round of rule changes for helicopter operators have kicked in, it might be a good idea to review exactly what the changes entail... And what is coming down the road.

Click here to read a good piece by HAI's Paul Schaaf.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

2014 Seattle AS350B2 Crash Report...

On March 18, 2014, about 0738 Pacific daylight time (PDT), an Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter) AS 350 B2, N250FB, was destroyed when it impacted terrain following takeoff from the KOMO TV Heliport (WN16), Seattle, Washington. The helicopter was registered to, and operated by, Helicopters Incorporated, Cahokia, Illinois, under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The commercial pilot and one passenger were fatally injured, and one person, located in a stationary vehicle, was seriously injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local repositioning flight, which was originating at the time of the accident. The pilot's intended destination was the Renton Municipal Airport (RNT), Renton, Washington.

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The “Double-Barrel” IO: Can It Work?

From Dr. McGonigal - The Trauma Professional's Blog

Bottom line: Remember, these are pigs. Don’t do this in humans yet. However, this is pretty compelling evidence that the double-barrel IO concept will work in people. 

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