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SEA completed modification of 2 Bell OH-58

SEA completed modification of 2 Bell OH-58

Southeast Aerospace recently completed a major modification of 2 Bell OH-58 helicopters for St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. The mod included an SEA designed and manufactured wider more robust milled Instrument panel with a molded Nomex glareshield as well as a vertical pedestal panel with an 18 degree forward slant. An Aspen EFD 1000H was… Read more »

Source: Southeast Aerospace, 31-Jan-17

New Bell 206L4 for Orange County

New Bell 206L4 for Orange County

Orange County’s Sherriff Jerry Demings piloted the first flight of their new $4.3 million Bell 206L4, named Chase 3. The new chopper is replacing a 1970s OH-58 helicopter which was recently labelled as unfit to fly, reports Orlando Sentinel. The Chase 3 dominates the rest of the fleet with a top speed of over 110mph,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Oct-16

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Tunisia to receive 24 OH-58D Kiowa Warriors

Tunisia to receive 24 OH-58D Kiowa Warriors

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Tunisia for OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Aircraft equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $100.8 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Tunisia has requested a possible sale of:… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 06-May-16

MIssissippi – future of Columbus Police OH-58 in question

MIssissippi – future of Columbus Police OH-58 in question

The new Columbus police chief will have to decide what to do with the department’s biggest but most unused tool. See Full Story

Source: WTVA, 16-Nov-15

Fort Drum Kiowas make final flight

Fort Drum Kiowas make final flight

After 20 years of operations in the north country, the post’s Kiowa helicopters will fly for the final time today. See full story

Source: Waterdown Daily Times, 29-Jul-15

Bell delivers ARH mockup to Dunbar High School

Bell delivers ARH mockup to Dunbar High School

A helicopter delivered to Dunbar High School on Tuesday will serve as a symbol of aviation education at the school. The OH-58 mock-up was a gift from Fort Worth-based Bell Helicopter and will be displayed at a 12,000-square-foot hangar that will open at Dunbar this fall. The school offers two aviation-related programs under the Fort… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Jul-15

Harford County Sheriff’s Office to discontinue aviation unit

Harford County Sheriff’s Office to discontinue aviation unit

In making the announcement, Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler cited safety, cost, focus and usage as reasons for the decision. See full story 

Source: Wbal TV, 08-Jul-15

Helicopter focus of legal motion between Florence, Lake City law enforcement

Helicopter focus of legal motion between Florence, Lake City law enforcement

Days after the Florence County Sheriff’s Office unveiled its new helicopter in April, as part of its new aviation division, two Lake City aviators were charged with felonies by the department for operating another helicopter the sheriff’s office was acquiring. See Full Story

Source: Scnow, 24-Jun-15

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Lewis-McChord helicopter unit shifting focus to Pacific Rim

Lewis-McChord helicopter unit shifting focus to Pacific Rim

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s combat aviation brigade is about to turn its attention from the imposing peaks of Afghanistan to the “vastness of the Pacific.” See Full Story

Source: Seattlepi, 08-Jan-15

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Airwolf Aerospace receives FAA STC for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 TT Straps

Airwolf Aerospace receives FAA STC for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 TT Straps

Airwolf Aerospace the value leader in life limited aftermarket helicopter components is pleased to announce that it has received FAA STC SR03408CH for its TT straps for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 Helicopters. Airwolf’s AA-204-310-101-101 and AA-204-310-101-103 TT Straps are in stock for immediate shipment. Senior Engineer, John Montana said, “we were able… Read more »

Source: Airwolf Aerospace, 05-Jan-15

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Harford County Sheriff helicopter unit to be reviewed

Harford County Sheriff helicopter unit to be reviewed

Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler has hired a retired Maryland State Police officer to oversee the agency’s review of its helicopter unit. See Full Story

Source: Baltimore Sun, 15-Dec-14

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Kustom Products owner in prison over OH-58 parts

Kustom Products owner in prison over OH-58 parts

A federal judge on Friday sentenced key figures in a Coos Bay defense contracting company to prison for their roles in a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to buy cheaply made truck and aircraft parts – some from Mexico and China – and pass them off at premium prices to the U.S. military. See Full Story

Source: Oregon Live, 15-Dec-14

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Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office gets new helicopter to aid searches

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office gets new helicopter to aid searches

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office now has eyes in the sky — and they come free to local taxpayers. See Full Story File photo

Source: Islandpacket, 24-Nov-14

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Kiowas find new law enforcement life in Florida after National Guard retirement

Kiowas find new law enforcement life in Florida after National Guard retirement

One of the Army’s oldest and most reliable helicopters is leaving the Florida National Guard. For more than four decades the OH-58 Kiowa reconnaissance helicopters buzzed through the skies over Florida, but due to National Guard divestiture of the airframe it will see its final flight as a military aircraft on Oct. 31. Thanks to… Read more »

Source: US Army, 29-Oct-14

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10-Oct-14 Bell OH-58 Pedernales, Dominican Republic

Army helicopter with 4 POB.  Tail boom chopped off just forward of the stabilizer, and at the root attachment.  One of those on board was reported to be Major General José Matos de la Cruz, chief of the Army, who was unharmed.  The other three on board – including director of Military Intelligence, Hichi Mercedes… Read more »

10-Oct-14

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Cliffdale awarded $8.5M contract for OH-58D actuator work

Cliffdale awarded $8.5M contract for OH-58D actuator work

Cliffdale Mfg. Inc.,* Chatsworth, California, was awarded a $8,520,000 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of the actuator, elect (OH-58D), with a minimum of 100 to be completed, up to a maximum of 1,080; this is to include 180 for foreign military sales. This is a critical safety item. Funding and work location will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Aug-14

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Iraq – $500M contract for Helicopter Sustainment Support

Iraq – $500M contract for Helicopter Sustainment Support

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for aviation sustainment support, on-the-job maintenance training and maintenance advice and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $500 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 30-Jul-14

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Advanced Helicopter Services to maintain Sacramento OH-58s

Advanced Helicopter Services to maintain Sacramento OH-58s

Advanced Helicopter Services (AHS) has announced a service agreement to provide helicopter maintenance services for the City of Sacramento, California.  AHS will support the Sacramento fleet of three Bell OH-58A helicopters by providing dynamic component inspection, maintenance and overhaul services.  AHS will provide the services from their comprehensive helicopter service center located at the Watts-Woodlands… Read more »

Source: Yes Communications, 18-Jul-14

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North Carolina State Highway Patrol disposes of three OH-58s

North Carolina State Highway Patrol disposes of three OH-58s

The following OH-58s are currently on the GSA Auction site for sale as “scrap metal”. The photos show two of them as mostly complete fuselages with skids, wire strike system and all windows etc. The third is the shell of the cabin.  All three are for disposal ex Raleigh, North Carolina and have been with… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Jun-14

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17-Jun-14 3C-OG Bell OH-58B Wattener Lizum, Austria (1F)

Crashed in mountainous area at 2000m agl, landing very heavily and killing one of the 3 on board.  Taking part in the exercise “Schutz 2014” NOTE – this is wrongly quoted elsewhere as 3C-OD but has been confirmed to HeliHub.com by Austrian military authorities that the subject helicopter was 3C-OG

17-Jun-14

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30-May-14 N650MH Bell OH-58 Whitefield, US-Maine

Helicopter came down into woods one mile from home base.  Helicopter remained upright with heavy landin

30-May-14

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17-May-14 VH-OSQ Bell OH-58A Coffs Harbour, Australia

During the initial climb, passing about 100 ft above ground level, the engine lost power. The pilot conducted a forced landing and the helicopter landed heavily, resulting in substantial damage to the landing skid and tail boom.

17-May-14

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L-3 Communications awarded $24M more for Corpus Christi Army Depot work

L-3 Communications awarded $24M more for Corpus Christi Army Depot work

L-3 Communications Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., was awarded a $24,728,566 modification (P00020) to contract W912NW-11-F-0101 for labor skilled in the inspection, maintenance, and repair of the CH-47, UH-60, UH-1, AH-1, AH-64 and OH-58 aircraft and aircraft components. Performance on other aircraft types will be mainly limited to crash damaged repair and some modernization. Fiscal 2014… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Apr-14

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27-Mar-14 N497E Bell OH-58A Tehachapi, US-California

Helicopter was damaged in hard landing around 1.48am, but the pilot was able to regain control and fly it back to the Tehachapi Airport.

27-Mar-14

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CV International awarded $15M contract for helicopter maintenance platforms

CV International awarded $15M contract for helicopter maintenance platforms

CV International, Inc.*, Bend, Ore., was awarded a $15,916,531 firm-fixed-price contract for a modernized maintenance platform for CH-47, UH-60, AH-64, and OH-58 helicopters and for Unmanned Aerial System aircraft.  Funding and work location will be determined with each order.  Estimated completion date is Jan. 27, 2019.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with four received…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Jan-14

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20-Jan-14 N916PD Bell OH-58A Sacramento, US-California

Precautionary landing in public park.  Engineer called

20-Jan-14

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Defense Secretary approves US Army aviation restructure plan

Defense Secretary approves US Army aviation restructure plan

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved a US Army plan to restructure its aviation forces that includes divesting all OH-58s and taking all AH-64s out of the National Guard – See full story

Source: Inside Defense, 15-Jan-14

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Bell get another $18.5M to support Iraq-based helicopters

Bell get another $18.5M to support Iraq-based helicopters

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc, Hurst, Texas, was awarded an $18,556,810 modification (P00010) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0030 to procure six additional months of contractor logistics support for Bell 407, Huey, Jet Ranger, and OH-58A&C helicopters.  Fiscal 2014 funds in the amount of $18,556,810 were obligated at the time of the award.  Estimated completion date is Aug. 8,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Jan-14

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Bell awarded $18M six month contract extension for Iraq support

Bell awarded $18M six month contract extension for Iraq support

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded an $18,556,810 modification (P00009) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0030 for an undefined contract action for six additional months of contractor logistics support for the Bell 407, Huey, Jet Ranger, and OH-58A&C helicopters in Al Taji, Iraq, in accordance with foreign military sales case IQ-B-UDZ.  Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Dec-13

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13-Dec-13 Bell OH-58D Knoxville, US-Tennessee

Crashed and caught fire on positioning flight to night training mission.  2 POB got out OK

13-Dec-13

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Bell settles with family of Tennessee Guardsman killed in Iraq OH-58D crash

Bell settles with family of Tennessee Guardsman killed in Iraq OH-58D crash

Lawyers have reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed by the family of a Tennessee National Guard soldier who died in a helicopter crash in Iraq.  See full story

Source: Amarillo Globe News, 05-Dec-13

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Harford Sheriff gets airborne with helicopter purchase

Harford Sheriff gets airborne with helicopter purchase

The Sheriff’s Office has scheduled a press conference for Tuesday 3rd December at the Forest Hill Business Airpark to make the announcement and debut their Bell OH-58  See full story  [File photo]

Source: Baltimore Sun, 28-Nov-13

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01-Nov-13 N916PD Bell OH-58A Folsom Lake, US-California

Wire strike.  Wire cut by fitted “wire strike protection system” and helicopter landed safely.  Slight damage on nose where wire first struck, and port windshield broken.

01-Nov-13

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26-Oct-13 N283MP Bell OH-58A Jefferson City, US-Missouri

Engine failure on training flight, helicopter damaged in emergency landing in field.  Highway Patrol report shows no injuries to Michael Hagus and minor injuries not requiring medical help to Jeff Noack

26-Oct-13

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First US Army OH-58 Attack Reconnaissance Squadron arrives in Korea

First US Army OH-58 Attack Reconnaissance Squadron arrives in Korea

The 4th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, started their nine-month operation with 380 soldiers and 30 OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters in South Korea as the first Rotational Forces Attack Reconnaissance Squadron sent to Korea Oct. 1. The first rotational ARS, 4th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, from Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash., completed deployment with their equipment… Read more »

Source: US Army, 25-Oct-13

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23-Oct-13 N911CC Bell OH-58C Omaha, US-Texas

Force landing in field during aerial application.  Damage level not stated

23-Oct-13

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Bell extends presence and commitment to US Army mission success at AUSA

Bell extends presence and commitment to US Army mission success at AUSA

Today Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced its participation in the Association of the US Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition, held Oct. 21-23. Bell Helicopter will showcase a full-scale representation of its Bell V-280 Valor third generation tiltrotor and provide program updates on the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior. “We are excited to… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-Oct-13

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Bell to supply US Army with new metal OH-58D abins

Bell to supply US Army with new metal OH-58D abins

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Army valued at more than $61 million to supply 12 new metal OH-58D Kiowa Warrior cabins and 12 supplemental parts kits. The new metal cabins will be manufactured at Bell Helicopter’s facility in Amarillo,… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Sep-13

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Bell awarded $7.7M contract for long-lead OH-58F parts

Bell awarded $7.7M contract for long-lead OH-58F parts

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $7,738,885 for the advanced procurement of long lead materials in support of the low rate initial production of A-Kits for the Kiowa OH-58F model.  Fiscal 2013 Procurement funds are being obligated on this award.  One bid was solicited, with… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Aug-13

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Lockheed Martin Wins US Army Helicopter Maintenance Program

Lockheed Martin Wins US Army Helicopter Maintenance Program

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received an aircraft maintenance and logistics contract with an initial funding value of $5 million from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to provide field and sustainment-level maintenance for U.S. Army helicopters. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will lead the Army’s Regional Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Central Operations at Fort… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 26-Jun-13

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Mercom awarded $7M contract for OH-58D tactical computers

Mercom awarded $7M contract for OH-58D tactical computers

Mercom Inc., Pawleys Island, S.C., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $7,278,762 for the procurement of DuraCOR 810 tactical computers that will be integrated into the OH-58D Kiowa.  A combination of fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2013 Procurement funds are being obligated on this award.  The bid was solicited through the Internet,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Jun-13

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09-May-13 N927SP Bell OH-58A Jekyll Island, US-Georgia

Main rotor struck tail on landing

09-May-13

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New Mexico National Guard transfer to UH-72A Lakota

New Mexico National Guard transfer to UH-72A Lakota

Support for U.S. and New Mexico homeland security missions conducted by the New Mexico National Guard, and search and rescue operations throughout southern New Mexico, are about to get a significant boost. (See Full Story)

Source: Las Cruces Sun-News, 07-May-13

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04-May-13 N911RN Bell OH-58A Somerton, US-California

Spraying accident at night

04-May-13

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Kiowa Warrior upgrades alter aircraft profile

Kiowa Warrior upgrades alter aircraft profile

The newly updated Kiowa Warrior aircraft, the OH-58F, made a ceremonial “first flight,” April 30, at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. With new cockpit and sensor modifications installed, the OH-58F represents the first major upgrade or modernization to the Kiowa Warrior in 20 years. The “cockpit and sensor upgrade program,” called CASUP, converts OH-58D Kiowa Warriors into… Read more »

Source: US Army, 02-May-13

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25th CAB named AAAA Outstanding Aviation Unit of the Year

25th CAB named AAAA Outstanding Aviation Unit of the Year

Combat Aviation Brigade was awarded the Army Aviation Association of American Outstanding Aviation Unit of the Year Award at the 2013 AAAA Annual Professional Forum in Fort Worth, Texas on April 11. The Brigade’s primary mission was to conduct full spectrum aviation operations, to defeat the insurgency, support and improve governance and development. Their efforts… Read more »

Source: US Army, 15-Apr-13

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16-Mar-13 Bell OH-58D Daman district, Afghanistan (1F)

Officials from the International Security Assistance Force said they have no indication that the helicopter was brought down by enemy activity in the area.

16-Mar-13

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14-Feb-13 N337PW Bell OH-58A Pine Springs, US-Texas

Substantially damaged after tail rotor failure

14-Feb-13

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08-Jan-13 N911PT Bell OH-58C Lemoore, US-California

Helicopter on agricultural ops crashed near HWY 41 and Harlan Ave. near the Fresno Co and Kings Co border

08-Jan-13

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Oklahoma Army National Guard to replace Kiowa with Lakota in 2013

Oklahoma Army National Guard to replace Kiowa with Lakota in 2013

The Oklahoma Army National Guard announced today they will receive four UH-72A “Lakota” helicopters this year. The helicopters will replace four OH-58C “Kiowa” helicopters that have been in service for more than 30 years. The first two Lakotas are scheduled to arrive in Oklahoma in April with the final two following in May. The UH-72A… Read more »

Source: Oklahoma ANG, 07-Jan-13

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Two Pasadena Police OH-58s contact each other

Two Pasadena Police OH-58s contact each other

A pair of law enforcement Bell OH-58s came into contact with each other on Saturday, just as one was in the process of landing and the other taking off.  Pasadena Police are now two helicopters down, but still have four others immediately available according to a local television interview. Both helicopters ended up on their… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-12

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17-Nov-12 N911FA Bell OH-58A Altadena, US-California

Low level collision between one helicopter landing and the other taking off from the adjacent pad.  N911FA ended up on its skids, main blades missing and damage to rear cabin area after apparently being hit by main blades of N98BM.  Boom of N911FA still attached (just) but fallen to ground at tail.  Six to hospital,… Read more »

17-Nov-12

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17-Nov-12 N96BM Bell OH-58A Altadena, US-California

Low level collision between one helicopter landing and the other taking off from the adjacent pad.  N98BM ended up on its skids, main blades missing and damage to front cabin area after apparently being hit by main blades of N911FA.  Six to hospital, two in each helicopter plus two on the ground.  On Monday 19th,… Read more »

17-Nov-12

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Profile – San Juan County Sheriff’s helicopter unit

Profile – San Juan County Sheriff’s helicopter unit

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office has had a helicopter since 2001. It’s the only police helicopter in hundreds of miles, the next closest is in Albuquerque.  The unit comprises just Gross, two deputies trained as tactical flight officers and a civilian contract pilot (see full story)

05-Nov-12

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US Army tests Eurocopter EC145T2 for Kiowa replacement

US Army tests Eurocopter EC145T2 for Kiowa replacement

With all of the innovations that have taken place on the battlefield and in the air over the last 37 years, it might be difficult for some to believe that the Army is still using helicopters that were in use during the Vietnam War. Yet, the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout helicopter is still widely used… Read more »

Source: US Army, 17-Oct-12

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13-Oct-12 N40TN Bell OH-58 Jackson, US-Tennessee

Heavy landing in cemetery.  Tail boom sliced off by main blades.  Starboard skid collapsed.   Sgt. Gerald Wiltshire was pilot and Officer Tony Valdes serving as an observer  

13-Oct-12

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Kentucky Army Aviation helps keep the National Guard in the air

Kentucky Army Aviation helps keep the National Guard in the air

It is often thought that a warrant officer in an Army Aviation unit is only a pilot. That is certainly not the case. The aviation field also demands that experts are on hand as maintenance technicians to ensure that those pilots have a working aircraft to fly. In the Kentucky National Guard, some aviation warrant… Read more »

Source: US Army, 08-Oct-12

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Mohawk Valley Community College Aviation Training Center adds OH-58

Mohawk Valley Community College Aviation Training Center adds OH-58

Students in the aircraft technician training program learn their trade on a variety of aircraft, including a Boeing 727, Cessna 150, 175 and 310, and 150, and a Piper Aztec and Cherokee 140. And now a OH-58 helicopter has been added (see full story)

16-Sep-12

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05-Sep-12 Bell OH-58D Puli Alam, Afghanistan (2F)

“An ISAF helicopter has crashed in eastern Afghanistan, resulting in two ISAF fatalities. We are investigating,” a spokesman for NATO’s U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force said.  The two casualties were later named as Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jose L. Montenegro Jr., 31, of Houston, Texas, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Thalia S. Ramirez, 28, of… Read more »

05-Sep-12

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27-Aug-12 N503DR Bell OH-58C Escalon, US-California

Pilot Bill Cavanaugh, was taken to San Joaquin General Hospital following crash on agricultural operations.  His son told a TV station that his father had over 20,000 hours of flying experience

27-Aug-12

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Boeing establishes simulator-based training for Kiowa flight instructors

Boeing establishes simulator-based training for Kiowa flight instructors

Boeing [NYSE: BA] subsidiary Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has installed a Helicrew simulator at the Oakey Army Aviation Training Centre in order to enhance the capabilities of BDA flight instructors. The Helicrew allows BDA Qualified Flying Instructors to further hone and test their training procedures through a variety of simulated situations. Helicrew is designed to… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 14-Aug-12

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26-Jul-12 N8092J Bell OH-58C Waukon, US-Iowa

Main rotorblade struck powerline

26-Jul-12

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06-Jun-12 Bell OH-58D Qarah Bagh, Afghanistan (2F)

Two International Security Assistance Force service members died following a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan, military officials reported.  The pair were later named as Capt. Scott P. Pace, 33, of Brawley, California  and Lt. Mathew G. Fazzari, 25, of Walla Walla, Washington.  This report states they took fire from insurgents

06-Jun-12

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ASU helps launch NVG program for Pasadena Police

ASU helps launch NVG program for Pasadena Police

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) announced that they completed a full-service order for the Pasadena Police Department. The Pasadena Police Department purchased four new night vision goggles, modified the interiors of their two Bell OH-58s and received initial training for seven pilots. “The Pasadena Police Department plays a vital role in the protection of one of… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 31-May-12

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Sacramento Police get free OH-58 from Yamhill County Sheriff

Sacramento Police get free OH-58 from Yamhill County Sheriff

The Bell OH-58 is being donated by the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Department in Oregon, just north of Salem. It can no longer afford to have an air operations program. (see full story)  File photo

Source: Sacramento Bee, 30-May-12

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Baxter County Sheriff acquires two OH-58s

Baxter County Sheriff acquires two OH-58s

Baxter County Sheriff has acquired two ex-military surplus OH-58s from Arkansas State Police, where they had become surplus to requirements after acquisition of a Bell 407.  The two aircraft are N528SP and N529SP.  The photo shows Baxter County have tried to disguise their registrations for the road trip!  Baxter will merge the two into one usable… Read more »

12-Apr-12

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27-Mar-12 Bell OH-58 McComb, US-Mississippi

Pilot smelt burning and made emergency field landing close to road intersection.  Helicopter burned out on the ground.  Although fitted with spray bars, operator Custom Air said no chemical was on board.  Custom Air have three OH-58s registered to them – N128NS (70-15128), N354NS (71-20354), N452MC (69-16110)

27-Mar-12

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01-Mar-12 N38FA Bell OH-58A Eufaula, US-Alabama

Hard landing on training flight

01-Mar-12

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Yamhill County dismantles helicopter program

Yamhill County dismantles helicopter program

County sold the three nonflying OH-58A+ units on eBay in December and has now disposed of the fourth and last aircraft to Sacramento Police Dept (see full story)  File photo

Source: Yamhill Valley News-Register, 28-Feb-12

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Bell awarded $87M contract for H-1 and OH-58 parts

Bell awarded $87M contract for H-1 and OH-58 parts

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, requirements type, sole-source contract with a maximum $87,025,160 for support of 1,162 commercial consumable items required for the Navy/Marine Corps H-1 and Army OH-58 helicopters.  There are no other locations of performance.  Using services are Army, Navy, and Marine Corps.  There was one proposal with… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 26-Feb-12

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Mohawk College students refurbish Kiowa for Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Mohawk College students refurbish Kiowa for Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

The Kiowa, serialled 44072 and officially known as a Bell CH-136 light observation helicopter, belongs to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and is being restored for static display, in a unique partnership with Mohawk college. (see full story) File photo

30-Jan-12

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20-Jan-12 N902SF Bell OH-58A Brawley, US-California

Crashed on take-off

20-Jan-12

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12-Dec-11 Bell OH-58D Lewis-McChord, US-Washington (2F) [1 of 2]

One of two OH-58Ds which crashed around the same time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on night training flights.  Each involved 2 fatalities.  Not yet released whether it was one accident or two. The four were named as Capt. Anne M. Montgomery, and Chief Warrant Officers Frank A. Buoniconti, Joseph S. Satterfield and Lucas Daniel Sigfrid

12-Dec-11

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12-Dec-11 Bell OH-58D Lewis-McChord, US-Washington (2F) [2 of 2]

One of two OH-58Ds which crashed around the same time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on night training flights.  Each involved 2 fatalities.  Not yet released whether it was one accident or two. The four were named as Capt. Anne M. Montgomery, and Chief Warrant Officers Frank A. Buoniconti, Joseph S. Satterfield and Lucas Daniel Sigfrid

12-Dec-11

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08-Dec-11 N911GV Bell OH-58C Alachua, US-Florida

Pilot  Richard Bran put the police helicopter down in a built up area after an unnamed problem

08-Dec-11

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