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Airbus celebrates 30 years with South Vietnam Helicopter Corp

Airbus celebrates 30 years with South Vietnam Helicopter Corp

Airbus Helicopters has presented VNH South with an award celebrating its 30 years of flying Airbus helicopters in offshore missions. “We are honoured to recognize VNH South for their dedication and to highlight our longstanding partnership,” said Guillaume Faury, President and CEO of Airbus Helicopters. “They have placed their trust in a variety of our… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 10-Oct-17

Vector celebrates 35th year servicing Chinooks in UK

Vector celebrates 35th year servicing Chinooks in UK

Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is celebrating its 35th anniversary servicing the Boeing Chinook heavy-lift helicopter in the UK. Vector supports Boeing and its end customer, the UK Ministry of Defence, as a subcontractor on the 34-year Chinook ‘Through Life Customer Support’ (TLCS) contract…. Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 05-Oct-17

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30 year anniversary of EMS Air Ambulances in the UK

30 year anniversary of EMS Air Ambulances in the UK

Thirty years ago, the first air ambulance service was formed in Cornwall.  More recently, Northern Ireland; the only area within the UK without such a service, became operational. Since then, these critical life-saving services have invested funds to expand their operations, increased their operating hours to operate at night, upgraded to larger aircrafts, increased their… Read more »

Source: AOAA, 14-Sep-17

Black Hills Life Flight First Anniversary

Black Hills Life Flight First Anniversary

Black Hills Life Flight celebrated their first year of service this past Saturday. Air Methods, Black Hills Life Flight’s parent company, ensures that there are four pilots, four paramedics and four nurses available around the clock. They have been operating since 1980 and are researching options of regional coverage for the Black Hills and Nebraska… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jul-17

Airbus Helicopters celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden

Airbus Helicopters celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden

Airbus Helicopters celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden flight today during a conference at the museum of aviation in St Victoret, near the company headquarters. Fifty years after its maiden flight on 7 April 1967, the Gazelle is still being operated by nearly 100 customers in 34 countries and it is appreciated for… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-May-17

Cornwall Air Ambulance celebrating 30 years of saving lives

Cornwall Air Ambulance celebrating 30 years of saving lives

Around 200 people packed the hangar at Cornwall Air Ambulance headquarters to celebrate 30 years of saving lives. In April 1987, Cornwall became the first place in the UK to launch an air ambulance helicopter service. Now 30 years on and more than 26,000 missions later, a roster of crew past and present, airlifted patients, trustees,… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 25-Apr-17

The anniversary HeliRussia 2017 is exactly 50 days away

The anniversary HeliRussia 2017 is exactly 50 days away

The 10th anniversary International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia is exactly 50 away. By this time, about 200 industry companies from 17 countries have signed up to showcase their products at the expo. With this result, the anniversary event has already surpassed the marks of the same period of time for previous expos. Every year, HeliRussia… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 10-Apr-17

45 years in the making: HMLA-369 celebrates anniversary

45 years in the making: HMLA-369 celebrates anniversary

Family and friends sat in awe as AH-1Z Vipers and UH-1Y Hueys ripped through the sky with the sound of rotors and machine gun fire. Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 369 “Gunfighters” held a family day in celebration of their 45th Anniversary at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, April 1. The… Read more »

Source: default, 10-Apr-17

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Concorde Battery Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Concorde Battery Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Concorde Battery Corporation, established in 1977, is celebrating 40 years in business. Concorde is proud to have provided quality batteries with world renowned support to the general aviation community for four decades out of our West Covina, California facility. Concorde has developed a culture dedicated to the success and satisfaction of our employees and customers…. Read more »

Source: Concorde Battery, 15-Mar-17

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Metro Aviation Celebrates 35 Years

Metro Aviation Celebrates 35 Years

Metro Aviation began in 1982 as a helicopter charter, flight training and maintenance operation.  Today, it is the largest air medical completion center in the world and operates more than 140 aircraft for 36 programs across the United States. This year, the company celebrates its 35th anniversary and is reflecting on its strong heritage and… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 09-Mar-17

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Metro Aviation to exhibit at Heli-Expo 2017

Metro Aviation to exhibit at Heli-Expo 2017

The Metro companies will exhibit at HELI-EXPO in Dallas, Texas this year and unveil a new booth in honor of Metro Aviation’s 35th Anniversary.  Metro Aviation, PAC International, Outerlink Global Solutions and the Helicopter Flight Training Center make up the Metro companies, a well-rounded brand meeting the needs of the helicopter industry. Metro began in… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 08-Mar-17

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Columbia 60th Anniversary Fact Sheet

Columbia 60th Anniversary Fact Sheet

Columbia Helicopters is celebrating its 60th anniversary throughout 2017. Here are a few items of interest about one of the world’s most successful rotorcraft service and support companies:  Columbia Helicopters was founded on April 24, 1957, by Wes Lematta with a single Hiller 12Bhelicopter. Over the past 60 years, Columbia Helicopters has been leading the way… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 07-Mar-17

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VNH Training Center receive the third Cabri G2 Helicopter

VNH Training Center receive the third Cabri G2 Helicopter

An anniversary of 5-year establishment of VNH Training Center (VNHT), dated 6 January 2017, was marked with the great successful acceptance, assembly and flight testing of its 3rd Cabri G2. Cabri G2, manufactured by Guimbal, France based on European standards, is a light piston-engine helicopter specialized for pilot training. Cabri G2, equipped with modernized cockpit… Read more »

Source: VNH, 28-Feb-17

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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance unveils new brand identity

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance unveils new brand identity

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) today unveiled a new brand identity to coincide with the charity’s 10 year anniversary. Since the charity’s first operational flight in 2007, the service that the Air Ambulance provides to the community has evolved considerably and the new brand identity will reflect these changes. Central to the… Read more »

Source: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, 13-Feb-17

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CHC Helicopter Celebrates 70 Years of Service

CHC Helicopter Celebrates 70 Years of Service

CHC Group (OTC PINK: HELIQ) (the “Company” or “CHC”) today announced the beginning of a year-long celebration of the operator’s 70-year history since its humble beginnings as a crop dusting operation in British Columbia in April of 1947. CHC traces its roots back to Carl Agar, A.H. “Barney” Bent and Al Stringer, the three Canadian… Read more »

Source: CHC Group, 02-Feb-17

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10th anniversary HeliRussia supports the “Ecology Year”

10th anniversary HeliRussia supports the “Ecology Year”

The International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, is known worldwide and has been recognized for supporting the most important industry topics. The 2017th in Russia is proclaimed as the “Ecology Year” by the President’s decree. Due to this fact, HeliRussia 2017 will host the “Aviation and Ecology” conference. The… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 01-Feb-17

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Prestwick SAR Helicopter Service Celebrates One-year Milestone

Prestwick SAR Helicopter Service Celebrates One-year Milestone

Bristow Helicopters Limited has reached the first anniversary of delivering Search and Rescue (SAR) operations on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, from the base at Prestwick Airport. The HM Coastguard service became operational at Prestwick on 1 January 2016, and since then the crews have responded to over 350 taskings from the Aeronautical… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 18-Jan-17

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Newquay, Prestwick SAR helicopter services celebrate first anniversaries

Newquay, Prestwick SAR helicopter services celebrate first anniversaries

Bristow Helicopters Limited has reached the first anniversary of delivering search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopter operations on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency from the base at Cornwall Airport Newquay and the base at Prestwick Airport. The HM Coastguard service became operational at Newquay on Jan. 1, 2016, and since then the crews have responded to… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 13-Jan-17

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Billy Deacon’s Lasting Contribution to Safety

Billy Deacon’s Lasting Contribution to Safety

November 19, 2016, marked the 19th anniversary of the passing of Bristow winchman Billy Deacon. Deacon was tragically lost while carrying out his duties on a search and rescue (SAR) helicopter, operating on behalf of Her Majesty’s Coastguard, from the Sumburgh base in the Shetland Islands in 1997. The incident raised the bar in search… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 20-Dec-16

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Southampton General Hospital marks 5th anniversary of helipad

Southampton General Hospital marks 5th anniversary of helipad

Southampton General Hospital and the HELP Appeal this week celebrate the fifth anniversary of its life-saving onsite helipad. The hospital, which serves as the Major Trauma Centre for the region, has received over 1,750 patients since its launch in 2011. With over half of its landings received from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 04-Dec-16

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Airbus celebrates 20 year of the H135

Airbus celebrates 20 year of the H135

Airbus Helicopters is celebrating two decades of operations with the H135 light twin, multi-mission helicopter at the Helitech show. Twenty years after its entry into service and thanks to continuous evolution, the H135 has significantly extended its performance and mission capabilities. Today, more than 300 customers in 75 countries operate the H135 for a wide… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 17-Oct-16

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Bell celebrates 65 Years

Bell celebrates 65 Years

Bell’s Fort Worth headquarters, situated on Highway 10, celebrate their 65th anniversary this year. To commemorate this occasion, Fort Worth and its 4 100 employees received a new commercial helicopter, expanded their training centre and purchased a tilt-rotor drone. This make over comes to a cost of $235 million, despite the challenging economic times. Bell… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Oct-16

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Bristow commemorates Pioneering Helicopter Landing

Bristow commemorates Pioneering Helicopter Landing

Seventy years ago, on September 24, 1946, pioneering helicopter pilot, Lieutenant Alan Bristow Royal Navy, became the first Briton to land a helicopter on the deck of a naval frigate at sea. Few would have seen in the flimsy Sikorsky Hoverfly KK969 of those pioneering days the forerunner of the sophisticated naval helicopters of today,… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 30-Sep-16

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American Helicopter Museum marks 20th Anniversary

American Helicopter Museum marks 20th Anniversary

AHMEC’s history dates to 1993 when “spurred by the Philadelphia chapter of the American Helicopter Society, a number of rotary wing aviation pioneers and industry leaders discussed how to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the American Helicopter Society and recognize the Delaware Valley as the cradle of rotary wing aviation in the United States,” explained… Read more »

Source: AHMEC, 26-Sep-16

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FlightSafety celebrates 65th birthday

FlightSafety celebrates 65th birthday

FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that today marks the 65th anniversary of its founding. “Today we commemorate and celebrate FlightSafety’s 65th anniversary. Throughout our history, we have focused on our mission to enhance aviation safety while providing outstanding Customer service and the highest quality training and equipment,” said Bruce Whitman, Chairman, President & CEO…. Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 30-Mar-16

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Becker Avionics celebrates 60 years

Becker Avionics celebrates 60 years

Becker Avionics is proudly celebrating 60 years of robust products, outstanding customer support and innovative product development. The Becker Avionics success story started in 1956 at the edge of the airfield in Baden-Baden in the Southwestern part of Germany by Max-Egon Becker. Mr. Becker’s passion for aviation and his flair for revolutionary technical solutions identified… Read more »

26-Feb-16

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RACQ CareFlight Rescue marks 24 years

RACQ CareFlight Rescue marks 24 years

In an important milestone for RACQ CareFlight Rescue, its Toowoomba-based Bell 412 XCO helicopter today celebrates 24 years of lifesaving service. Affectionately known as “Clive” after well-known philanthropist Clive Berghofer or “Oscar”, the helicopter joined CareFlight’s operational fleet in 2009 as South West Queensland’s dedicated rescue chopper. Since then, Oscar has kept a watchful eye… Read more »

Source: RACQ CareFlight, 18-Jan-16

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US Coast Guard paint two helicopters yellow in 100 year celebration

US Coast Guard paint two helicopters yellow in 100 year celebration

Coast Guard Air Station Astoria received a yellow-painted MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter at its base in Warrenton, Friday, in celebration of 100 years of Coast Guard aviation. The Jayhawk helicopter, the first of all this year’s specially painted aircraft delivered by the Coast Guard to an operational unit, arrived from Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center in… Read more »

Source: US Coast Guard, 18-Jan-16

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Tour Operators Program of Safety Celebrates 20 years

Tour Operators Program of Safety Celebrates 20 years

The prestigious Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS) celebrates 20 years of increased helicopter tour safety in 2016. Founded by a group of competing tour operators with the joint goal of increasing the safety and positive public perception of flight-seeing operations, TOPS is the industry’s first sector-specific safety program and continues to be the only… Read more »

Source: TOPS, 17-Dec-15

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East Texas Medical Center celebrates 30 years of Air 1

East Texas Medical Center celebrates 30 years of Air 1

ETMC’s Air 1 program is celebrating a milestone with 30 years of service to East Texas. The first flight was December 1985 with a transport of a burn patient to Dallas. ETMC Air 1 has served East Texans by providing emergency helicopter transport for victims of car accidents and cardiac and stroke patients, as well… Read more »

Source: ETMC, 23-Nov-15

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Kazan Helicopters celebrates 75th anniversary

Kazan Helicopters celebrates 75th anniversary

In September 2015, Kazan Helicopters, a Russian Helicopters company (part of State Corporation Rostec) celebrates the 75th anniversary of its founding. Kazan Helicopters traces its history back to 4 September 1940, when Leningrad Aircraft Plant No. 387 was founded. It was evacuated to Kazan at the start of the Great Patriotic War, and there it… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 11-Sep-15

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HMM-165 celebrates 50 years of aviation

HMM-165 celebrates 50 years of aviation

Marines pride themselves on being willing to take the fight to the enemy in any clime and place, but will never complain about getting a lift. Since the introduction of helicopter squadrons in military operations, Marines have been able to go farther and faster to protect America’s interests. Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-165 is one such… Read more »

Source: USMC, 20-Jul-15

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Donaldson A&D uses Heli-Expo 2015 to celebrates 100-Year Anniversary

Donaldson A&D uses Heli-Expo 2015 to celebrates 100-Year Anniversary

One hundred years ago, a Utah farmer confronted a salesman with a tractor from his company that put the farmer’s livelihood at risk. It would not run. After an overhaul failed to fix the problem, the Bull Tractor salesman came up with a solution: a filter that blocked dust from the engine and kept that… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 01-Mar-15

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Papillon to unveil gold EC130T2 to celebrate 50th anniversary

Papillon to unveil gold EC130T2 to celebrate 50th anniversary

Attendees at the HAI (Helicopter Association International) HELI-EXPO 2015, the world’s largest helicopter exposition and trade show, will be among the first to see Papillon Group’s “Golden Helicopter,” created to celebrate the company’s 50th golden anniversary. The show will take place Tuesday, March 3 through Thursday, March 5. This occasion provides a rare opportunity to… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 01-Mar-15

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Rostvertol celebrates 75th anniversary

Rostvertol celebrates 75th anniversary

Russian Helicopters (a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec) congratulates the staff of Rostvertol on the 75th anniversary of its founding. “75 years is a significant milestone and an important celebration for the company. The success and achievements of which we are rightfully proud today are a credit to the company’s staff,” Russian… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 02-Jul-14

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Profile – US Park Police, celebrating 40 years

Profile – US Park Police, celebrating 40 years

This year marks 40 years of service by the United States Park Police (USPP) Aviation Unit, and the group has been involved in some unusual and high-profile incidents.  see profile

Source: National Parks Traveler, 23-Sep-13

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Sikorsky Celebrates its 90th Anniversary at the NYSE

Sikorsky Celebrates its 90th Anniversary at the NYSE

Apologies that we missed this in advance, but it’s an anniversary to celebrate, so here it is… On Monday, July 15, executives and guests of Connecticut-based Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), will visit the NYSE to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the company’s founding as the Sikorsky Aero Engineering… Read more »

Source: NYSE, 17-Jul-13

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Germany’s DRF Luftrettung celebrates 40 years

Germany’s DRF Luftrettung celebrates 40 years

40 years ago, DRF Luftrettung carried out its first rescue mission. Since then it has grown into a large and modern organization that operates 31 helicopter bases in Germany, Austria and Denmark for HEMS operations. Today, DRF Luftrettung acknowledged the 40th anniversary of its first mission with a ceremony. As part of the ceremony, the… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 13-Jun-13

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Happy 70th Anniversary, AHS!

Happy 70th Anniversary, AHS!

“Seventy years ago, on February 25, 1943, twenty-six year old Edward Katzenberger stood up in a high school in Stratford, Connecticut and called a meeting to order. Those in attendance had gathered with an ambitious goal in mind – to establish an organized scientific society capable of attracting and holding the attention of an entire… Read more »

Source: AHS, 26-Feb-13

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US Coast Guard celebrates 75th anniversary of San Diego base

US Coast Guard celebrates 75th anniversary of San Diego base

U.S. Coast Guard members celebrated the 75th year of operating the base located on North Harbor Drive in 2012. Now known as Coast Guard Sector San Diego, the original facility was commissioned as an air station in April 1937. At the time it was the only Coast Guard air station in California and its primary… Read more »

Source: US Coast Guard, 01-Jan-13

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Hampshire/IOW Air Ambulance celebrates 5 years with 4,500 friends

Hampshire/IOW Air Ambulance celebrates 5 years with 4,500 friends

How many people can say that over 4,500 guests attended their birthday party.  Well Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance had just that.  On Saturday 30th June 2012 we held our 5th Birthday Summer Fair at Popham Airfield, as our big birthday celebration and it was the most wonderful day.  The sun shone for… Read more »

Source: Hampshire IOW Air Ambulance, 05-Jul-12

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50th Anniversary of CH-54 Skycrane’s Maiden Flight

50th Anniversary of CH-54 Skycrane’s Maiden Flight

May 9, 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the maiden flight of the CH-54, the military version of the S-64 Aircrane (“Aircrane”). The basic concept of the heavy-lift, or “crane,” helicopters was an early dream of aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky. The Aircrane was designed, developed, and produced as a multi-purpose, heavy-lift aircraft. Over the years, the… Read more »

Source: Erickson Air-Crane, 11-May-12

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Air Evac Lifeteam celebrates 5 years at Batesville

Air Evac Lifeteam celebrates 5 years at Batesville

Strong community support, a hometown crew and a steadfast mission to always do what is best for their patients: the essential ingredients to a recipe for success that has allowed the Batesville Air Evac Lifeteam crew to faithfully serve northwest Mississippi since first taking flight in 2006.  (See full story)

Source: The Panolian, 24-Oct-11

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LifeLion celebrates its 25th anniversary

LifeLion celebrates its 25th anniversary

Penn State Hershey Life Lion Critical Care Transport is celebrating twenty-five years. The flight team reflects on how medical air services have changed and what’s ahead. Somewhere a car crashes and someone is seriously injured. The clock starts ticking. Soon after, a familiar ritual begins to unfold at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center:… Read more »

23-Oct-11

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Helijet to hold 25th Anniversary Reunion

Helijet to hold 25th Anniversary Reunion

Join Helijetters past and present to celebrate 25 years since the first flight November 26th 1986. Come together on November 26th 2011 at Jewel Ballroom, 4th Floor – 1495 West 8th Ave Vancouver (near Granville), for food, drinks, dancing and reminiscing. Alumni please confirm your tickets above, due to venue size limited tickets available. Current… Read more »

Source: Eventbrite, 20-Oct-11

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CALSTAR’s South Lake Tahoe base marks 10th anniversary

CALSTAR’s South Lake Tahoe base marks 10th anniversary

he chief flight nurse at the California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) base in South Lake Tahoe can remember like it was yesterday when the base started operations 10 years ago this month.  Bryan Pond, CFRN CCRN, vividly recalls the challenges, and enthusiasm, of getting the base operational. All of the crew members were brought… Read more »

Source: CALSTAR, 07-Oct-11

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CALSTAR’s Vacaville base marks 5th anniversary

CALSTAR’s Vacaville base marks 5th anniversary

The California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) base in Vacaville, known as CALSTAR 8, marks its 5th anniversary this month.  Since the base opened in 2006, flight crews have flown approximately 1,400 critically ill and injured patients throughout Solano and surrounding counties. According to Chief Flight Nurse Scott Wallace, approximately two thirds of the calls… Read more »

Source: CALSTAR, 07-Oct-11

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UK: Helicentre Aviation prepares for 10th birthday

UK: Helicentre Aviation prepares for 10th birthday

To celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary, Helicentre Aviation will be holding an Open Day on Saturday 10th September for all to enjoy!REGISTER HERE! We’ve really settled in to Leicester Airport since our relocation from Coventry in January last year and would like to extend an invitation to everyone to come along to help us celebrate… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 30-Aug-11

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Memorial Hermann Life Flight turns 35

Memorial Hermann Life Flight turns 35

Life Flight was created 35 years ago this month, the brainchild of Dr. James “Red” Duke (who is still Life Flight’s medical director) and the late Lester “Whitey” Martin, former Houston Fire Department deputy chief and a champion of HFD’s early EMS services. (full story)

Source: Houston Chronicle, 26-Aug-11

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Avera McKennan Careflight celebrates 25th anniversary

Avera McKennan Careflight celebrates 25th anniversary

The Careflight air transport program at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center is celebrating its 25th year in service. In honor of the occasion, Aug. 12 has been proclaimed “Careflight Day” in South Dakota by Gov. Dennis Daugaard. Francie Miller, assistant vice president for Emergency Services at Avera McKennan, was instrumental in developing the… Read more »

Source: Avera McKennan, 10-Aug-11

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Midlands Air Ambulance celebrates 20th birthday

Midlands Air Ambulance celebrates 20th birthday

Last Saturday Midlands Air Ambulance held its 20th anniversary ball at the Worcester Warriors’ Sixways Stadium, with one of their Eurocopter EC135s on hand to anchor the event. About 250 guests, including people who have been airlifted, attended.  The service, which operates three EC135s from bases at Cosford, Strensham and Tatenhill, needs to raise £6m… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-May-11

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Guardian Air marks 10th anniversary

Guardian Air marks 10th anniversary

Guardian Air celebrated its 10 years in the Verde Valley with tours of the aircraft and refreshments at the helicopter landing pad, just outside the hospital’s emergency room.

Source: Verde Independent, 23-May-11

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Air Evac Lifeteam celebrates anniversary in Houston, Missouri

Air Evac Lifeteam celebrates anniversary in Houston, Missouri

Air Evac Lifeteam invited the community to join them yesterday for an open house to celebrate the office’s second anniversary.  A drop-in reception was held to mark the occasion More info

Source: Houston Herald, 04-May-11

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Midlands Air Ambulance seeks past patients for 20th anniversary plans

Midlands Air Ambulance seeks past patients for 20th anniversary plans

Were you or someone you know airlifted by the Air Ambulance back in the 1990’s or early 2000’s? If so, we would like to share your story Midlands Air Ambulance wants to trace people we have rescued in the past to help mark our 20th anniversary this year. The Charity was originally founded as Air… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 02-May-11

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Royal Air Force SAR celebrates 70 years

Royal Air Force SAR celebrates 70 years

On the 6th February 2011, the RAF Search and Rescue Force (SARF) commemorate seventy years of saving lives. Born out of the Battle of Britain, its predecessor, the Directorate of Air Sea Rescue (ASR) was formed at the HQ of RAF Coastal Command in 1941, with a mandate to form a combined and effective rescue service… Read more »

Source: Royal Air Force, 08-Feb-11

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Helicopter Squadron to commemorate Naval aviation centennial at sea

Helicopter Squadron to commemorate Naval aviation centennial at sea

The celebration of 100 years of naval aviation is set to kick off aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island in San Diego, Feb. 10. The “Black Knights” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 – due to deployment commitments – will be honoring the milestone at sea while aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). “It’s… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 21-Jan-11

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Whistler Heli-Skiing celebrates 30th season

Whistler Heli-Skiing celebrates 30th season

Whistler Heli-Skiing kicks off its 30th season on December 4 bringing guests the thrill of a lifetime for yet another winter.

Source: eTravelBlackboard, 06-Dec-10

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Germany’s “Christoph 45” marks 30 years

Germany’s “Christoph 45” marks 30 years

The “Christoph 45” EMS helicopter base at Friedrichshafen celebrates its 30th birthday today. From its launch in October 1980 and based at the Hospital of Friedrichshafen, the base as worked over 23,000 missions and its service area takes in a wide variety of challenging terrain. As the southernmost station of the DRF Air Rescue, including… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Nov-10

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance celebrates 10th anniversary

Yorkshire Air Ambulance celebrates 10th anniversary

From a humble start with one 15 year old Bo105, Yorkshire Air Ambulance now operate two MD Explorers

29-Oct-10

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Midlands Air Ambulance prepares for 20th anniversary

Midlands Air Ambulance prepares for 20th anniversary

The popular regional charity, which flew its first mission in 1991, will mark two decades of carrying out mercy flights throughout the region next May. They currently operate three EC135s from bases at Cosford, Strensham and Tatenhill

Source: Birmingham Mail, 10-Oct-10

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National Helicopters porepares for 25th anniversary Open House

National Helicopters porepares for 25th anniversary Open House

On Saturday, September 25th, National will open its facility to the public for its 25th anniversary open house. Special guests will include helicopters from the Ontario Provincial Police, York Regional Police Air 2, and Hydro One. Vertical Magazine publisher and owner, Mike Reyno will be on hand for some industry talks. Also on display will… Read more »

Source: National Helicopters, 22-Sep-10

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Kazan Helicopter Plant celebrates 70 years

Kazan Helicopter Plant celebrates 70 years

Kazan Helicopter Plant, one of the oldest and largest enterprises Helicopter industry in Russia, is celebrating its 70 th anniversary.

Source: Aviation Explorer, 10-Sep-10

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Helitak Program at Sequoia and Kings Canyon Marks 50 Years

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks have one of the oldest helitak programs in the National Park Service, and the park’s helitack crew hosted an event earlier this month to commemorate the program’s 50th anniversary.

Source: National Parks Traveler, 28-Jun-10

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Republic of Singapore Air Force celebrates 25 years of Super Puma ops

Republic of Singapore Air Force celebrates 25 years of Super Puma ops

On 10th June, RSAF 125 Squadron celebrated 25 years successful operation of the Super Puma. To celebrate this milestone, past and present Super Puma community consisting of pilots, commanders and industry partners were invited to Sembawang Airbase for the occasion. Eurocopter South East Asia (ESEA), being a strategic partner, was pleased to participate actively in… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter South East Asia, 23-Jun-10

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Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance celebrates 10 years

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance celebrates 10 years

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance operates an EC135 from Henstridge Airfield in UK.  This superseded an earlier Bo105

Source: Bournemouth Echo, 22-Jun-10

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Hartford Hospital’s Life Star turns 25

Hartford Hospital’s Life Star turns 25

Dr. Cathryn Fogel has seen it all. An anesthesiologist at Hartford Hospital, Dr. Fogel is often working in the level 1 Trauma center when some of the most critical calls come in. But she never expected to hear her own daughter was a patient flown in on LIFE STAR. “That particular evening around 10 o’clock,… Read more »

Source: Hartford Hospital, 21-Jun-10

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Eurocopter welcomes Europe’s next generation to celebrate the 10th anniversary of EADS

Eurocopter welcomes Europe’s next generation to celebrate the 10th anniversary of EADS

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, EADS has organized the “I dream up my future” days, an event offering teenagers a unique opportunity to discover the fascinating world of aeronautics. The Group has invited some 10,000 students between the ages of 12 and 14 from all over Europe to visit the various EADS sites in order… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 08-Jun-10

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Eurocopter parent EADS celebrates 10 years

Eurocopter parent EADS celebrates 10 years

EADS resulted from a merger, in July 2000, between the French Aerospatiale-Matra, the German DaimlerChrysler Aerospace (DASA) and the Spanish CASA companies. In just 10 years, it has become a European and indeed global leader in the aeronautics, space, defence and associated services sector. Since 2000, EADS has enjoyed spectacular growth: in 10 years, revenues… Read more »

Source: EADS, 02-Jun-10

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Air Evac 46 to celebrate 5th anniversary today

Air Evac 46 to celebrate 5th anniversary today

Date: Tuesday, 27 April 2010 Time: 17:00 – 21:00 Location: AE 46 Base @ Deaconess Campus Street: 617 W Delaware St, Evansville, IN On April 27th from 5:00pm until 9:00 pm we will be celebrating our 5th year of being open at this base. Hard to believe it’s been that long. We will be grilling… Read more »

Source: Air Evac 46, 27-Apr-10

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Mineral Wells Air Evac Lifeteam to mark 5th anniversary

Mineral Wells Air Evac Lifeteam to mark 5th anniversary

Mineral Wells Air Evac Lifeteam will be hosting an anniversary ribbon cutting and open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 23, at their base located at 322 S.W. 25th Ave. in Mineral Wells.

Source: Mineral Wells Index, 20-Apr-10

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Conklin & de Decker celebrate “Setting the Standard” for 25 years

Conklin & de Decker celebrate “Setting the Standard” for 25 years

Conklin & de Decker is celebrating 25 years of setting the standard in aircraft operating cost data and educational programs at this year’s Heli- Expo in Houston, Texas on February 21st through the 23rd. “It’s hard to believe this all began in 1984,” commented Bill de Decker, President and cofounder of Conklin & de Decker…. Read more »

02-Mar-10

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Conklin & de Decker donates to HFI Scholarship fund

Conklin & de Decker donates to HFI Scholarship fund

In recognition of their 25th anniversary, Conklin & de Decker has announced it will donate $2500 to the Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) scholarship fund for a Helicopter Maintenance Technician award. Conklin & de Decker, an active HAI member, has been providing a family of operating & acquisition products and delivering educational programs to the helicopter… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 28-Feb-10

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