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29-Jul-15 I-GASF Schweizer 300C Gratosoglio, Italy

Helicopter written off in agricultural accident

29-Jul-15

09-Jun-15 Schweizer 300 Lac Central, Canada

A private Schweitzer 269C helicopter took off from a sandy beach at Lac Central for Lac Kénogami with a pilot and a passenger on board. During the initial climb, the aircraft (Lycoming HIO-360-D1A engine) experienced a loss of lift for an undetermined reason and crashed in the lake. The occupants were not injured in the… Read more »

09-Jun-15

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Sunset Aviation Service launches new website

Sunset Aviation Service launches new website

Sunset Aviation Service, Inc. located in Aurora Oregon is proud to announce our new website at www.sunsetaviationservice.com along with a new phone number of 503-776-5053. Our capabilities list has also been expanded to better serve more of the helicopter industry. Sunset Aviation Service was awarded the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) certificate… Read more »

Source: Sunset Aviation Service, 30-Apr-15

FRASCA Provides R44 Helicopter Simulator to China

FRASCA Provides R44 Helicopter Simulator to China

FRASCA International, Inc. Urbana, IL will provide a CAAC Level 5 TruFlite™ R44/S300 convertible Flight Training Device (FTD) to Xilin Fengteng GA Corporation, Guanghang, Sichuan Province, China. The company is the largest helicopter corporation in the Southwest of China with twelve helicopters and 35 pilots and offers helicopter medical, business and training for PPL and… Read more »

Source: FRASCA, 09-Mar-15

04-Dec-14 CS-HFD Schweizer 300CBi Ponte de Sor, Portugal (2F)

Crashed on training flight, killing Portuguese instructor and Angolan student

04-Dec-14

Frasca wins order for R44/S300 convertible Level 5 Flight Training Device

Frasca wins order for R44/S300 convertible Level 5 Flight Training Device

Frasca International, Inc. Urbana, IL,  has been awarded a contract to supply a Robinson R44/S300 convertible TruFlite™ CAAC Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD) to Sichuan Xilin Fengteng General Aviation Co. Ltd, located in Guanhan,  Sichuan Province, China. The company  is the biggest helicopter corporation in the Southwest of China. There are  12 helicopters and 35 pilots… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 10-Jul-14

06-Jul-14 ZK-HON Schweizer 300C Ward, New Zealand

06-Jul-14 ZK-HON Schweizer 300C Ward, New Zealand

Crashed on hunting expedition.  Both occupants airlifted – pilot Grant McCallum with a broken leg and passenger Sam Kersten with serious back injuries

06-Jul-14

17-year old completes licence in 43.6 hours with Atomic Helicopters

17-year old completes licence in 43.6 hours with Atomic Helicopters

Atomic Helicopters, a Seattle-based helicopter flight school announces Preston Gulledge,a high school student of local The Overlake School, completed his Private Pilot practical test, earning his Rotorcraft-Helicopter rating on June 1, 2014.  He is the youngest student to date to have graduated from Atomic Helicopters’ scenario-based, syllabus-centric flight training program, and one of the youngest… Read more »

Source: Atomic Helicopters, 17-Jun-14

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13-Jun-14 OO-JCS Schweizer S300C Cerfontaine, Belgium (1F)

Annual licence renewal flight.  Instructor Louis Janssens (69) from Theux died in the accident

13-Jun-14

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12-Jun-14 G-BWAV Schweizer S300C Dunsfold, UK

The pilot was attempting a practice autorotation when the accident occurred. He did not realise that he had failed to achieve a split between engine and rotor rpm, with the result that the rotor rpm reduced to below the normal operating range. The pilot was unable to prevent the helicopter striking the ground hard. It… Read more »

12-Jun-14

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31-May-14 N902CP Schweizer 300C Temple, US-Texas

Rotor separated on landing

31-May-14

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23-Feb-14 VH-HAK Hughes 300C Legerwood, Australia

The helicopter took off to reposition for refuelling and after about 1 minute, at about 30 ft above ground level, the engine stopped. The helicopter landed heavily, collided with an embankment and was substantially damaged.

Source: Legerwood, Tasmania, 23-Feb-14

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Nicholson McLaren Aviation to exhibit at Heli UK Expo

Nicholson McLaren Aviation to exhibit at Heli UK Expo

Nicholson McLaren Aviation has confirmed their attendance at the Heli UK Expo at Sywell Aerodrome, from 3rd – 4th June 2014. Nicholson McLaren Aviation are an EASA Part 145 approved company specializing in the overhaul, maintenance, repairs and overspeed inspections of Lycoming and Continental engine. Located in Berkshire, United Kingdom, Nicholson McLaren Aviation have a… Read more »

Source: Heli UK, 12-Jan-14

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21-Jul-13 I-GANI Schweizer 300C Cuneo Levaldigi, Italy

Destroyed in accident, occupants not injured

21-Jul-13

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03-Jul-13 N888ZW Schweizer S300C Burnham, US-Maine

Two seater helicopter crashed  in a heavily wooded area on a bear hunt.  Both occupants injured – 58-year old pilotEd Friedman, passenger named here as Lisa Bates, 27

03-Jul-13

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25-Mar-13 N90570 Hughes 300C Rialto, US-California

Landing gear collapsed

25-Mar-13

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19-Feb-13 N2099S Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

Heavy landing, deforming the skids, on the side of Highway US-1 after engine malfunction

19-Mar-13

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British S300 crash lawsuit plays out in the US

British S300 crash lawsuit plays out in the US

Negligence claims over a helicopter crash that claimed the lives of two Britons should remain in the US, a judge has ruled. (see full story) We also found this document online relating to this case File photo

15-Jan-13

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05-Aug-12 C-FLBI Schweizer 300CBi Widgeon Lake, Canada

Reg C-FLBI is not confirmed but is the only one in this operators fleet to match the details given so far in the CADAORS report, ref 2012P1240

Source: 0264, 05-Aug-12

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02-Jun-12 N2196F Schweizer 300 Broomfield, US-Colorado

Badly damaged in heavy landing

02-Jun-12

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24-May-12 N7505Y Schweizer 300C Asheville, US-North Carolina

Hard landing on the runway, which meant that the runway was closed for 80 minutes.   2 POB not injured.

24-May-12

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UK – Virage Helicopter Academy set up by ex-Sterling instructor

UK – Virage Helicopter Academy set up by ex-Sterling instructor

Virage Helicopter Academy was set up by David Pierssene and Tim Kingsley with the backing of businessman Tim Gallup, who agreed to fund and become the owner of the venture. (see full story)

Source: EADT 24, 17-May-12

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13-May-12 N61482 Schweizer 300CBi Hillsboro, US-Oregon

Tail rotor strike on take-off

13-May-12

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21-Apr-12 N34LB Schweizer 300C Schaumburg, US-Illinois

Tail rotor struck ground handling platform during landing

21-Apr-12

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12-Apr-12 N69HJ Hughes 269A Grinnell, US-Iowa

Substantially damaged due to ground resonance

12-Apr-12

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12-Apr-12 VT-HAV Schweizer 300C Bangalore, India

Helicopter on training flight made emergency landing on roof of apartment block, ending up on its side. The two occupants of the helicopter were unhurt.  A HAL press release named them as  Air Commodore (Retd) Roj Assey alongwith trainee Capt Digvijay Singh

12-Apr-12

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05-Mar-12 N1099N Hughes 300C Staples, US-Texas

landed in a field with the tail boom chopped in half.  Remained upright on skids and two occupants not injured

05-Mar-12

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Summit Aviation signs long term agreement with Sikorsky

Summit Aviation signs long term agreement with Sikorsky

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced today they have signed a long term agreement with Sikorsky Global Helicopters to manufacture, assemble and test transmissions for new production Schweizer 300 CTM aircraft and aftermarket support. “We have had a long standing relationship with Sikorsky,” said President of Summit Aviation Bob Fitzpatrick. “For the last five… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 11-Feb-12

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11-Feb-12 N20536 Schweizer 300C Las Vegas, US-Nevada

Fell on side during landing

11-Feb-12

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16th birthday first solo on turbine and piston helicopters

16th birthday first solo on turbine and piston helicopters

A Cheltenham Schoolboy celebrated his 16th birthday today, 26 January 2012, with a helicopter flight from Gloucestershire Airport – with a difference! Ollie Chadwick made two unaccompanied ‘solo’ flights, one in a jet turbine helicopter and one in a piston engine helicopter – believed to be a ‘record’. 16 is the youngest permitted age for… Read more »

Source: Gloucestershire Airport, 27-Jan-12

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14-Oct-11 N10375 Hughes 269A Fort Worth, US-Texas

A spokesperson for the FAA said the helicopter sustained severe damage, but that neither of the two people on board suffered any injuries.

14-Oct-11

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05-Sep-11 N17YS Schweizer 300CBi Orlando, US-Florida

Tail rotor strike during autorotation

05-Sep-11

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Air Orlando Aviation to continue flying with restructure and new owner

Air Orlando Aviation to continue flying with restructure and new owner

A new majority owner and financial restructuring will keep Air Orlando Aviation in business and positioned to grow. “This company is part of Orlando’s aviation history” said John Painter, the previous majority owner and company founder. “We have a great team and now we can focus on the future.” The company’s majority interests were purchased… Read more »

Source: Air Orlando Aviation, 30-May-11

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29-Apr-11 N9561F Hughes 269B Edgerton, US-Indiana

Crashed during agricultural ops

29-Apr-11

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13-Mar-11 N958CP Schweizer S300C Apopka, US-Florida

Inflight damage to tail rotor

13-Mar-11

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FAA Emergency AD 2011-01-52 Schweizer 300 all models

Source: FAA, 20-Dec-10

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15-Nov-10 D-HROM Schweizer 300 Bayreuth, Germany

crashed on approach to Bayreuth/Bindlacher Berg Airport

15-Nov-10

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11-Nov-10 HB-XYI Schweizer 300 Lanzenhäusern, Switzerland

Helicopter suffered a heavy landing in a field, skids compacted and tail hit the ground. Cabin was untouched.

11-Nov-10

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06-Oct-10 N2074B Schweizer 300CBi Cocoa, US-Florida

After hitting a bird with the main rotor blade, the passenger and pilot were not hurt. It took crews a few hours to remove the chopper and return it to the Bristow Academy in Titusville.

06-Oct-10

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HAL’s Academy to acquire S300 simulators

HAL’s Academy to acquire S300 simulators

HAL’s helicopter training wing, Rotary Wing Academy, is in the process of acquiring simulators for its Schweizer 300C chopper.

Source: Deccan Herald, 15-Sep-10

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15-Sep-10 N302HG Schweizer 300CBi Eastman, US-Georgia

15-Sep-10

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04-Sep-10 F-GREC Schweizer 300C Fournols, France

04-Sep-10

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Sikorsky will fly electric helicopter this year

Sikorsky will fly electric helicopter this year

The company announced Project Firefly at the Farnborough Airshow outside London and says the electric helicopter will be unveiled at EAA Airventure in Oshkosh next week.

Source: Wired, 23-Jul-10

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UK: Schweizer 300 Joins Trial Lesson Product Range at Helicentre Aviation

UK: Schweizer 300 Joins Trial Lesson Product Range at Helicentre Aviation

The S300CBi is now available to fly on our entire range of trial lessons and flight discovery days at our bases in Leicester and Bournemouth. Ranging from a 20 minute trial lesson through to a flight discovery day, which incorporates a whopping 2 and a half hours of flying, as well as briefings and lunch,… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 01-May-10

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04-Mar-10 ZK-HQO Schweizer 300CBi Ardmore, New Zealand

04-Mar-10

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Front Range Helicopters to add two new 300Cs to their training fleet in 2010

Front Range Helicopters to add two new 300Cs to their training fleet in 2010

Front Range Helicopters and partner company Arial Resourses will take delivery of one of two new Schweizer 300C helicopters in June of 2010. The second aircraft will arrive in October 2010. The purchase will round out FRH’s training piston fleet to a total of five 300C’s. FRH has seen good growth in the last quarter… Read more »

Source: Front Range Helicopters, 27-Feb-10

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Sikorsky Global Helicopters Sees Strong Sales in 2010

Sikorsky Global Helicopters Sees Strong Sales in 2010

Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a business unit of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., is seeing a resurgence of interest in its S-300Câ„¢ and S-300CBiâ„¢ helicopters, with sales activity for the beginning of 2010 showing a 50 percent increase over the same time period in 2009. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). All… Read more »

24-Feb-10

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Sikorsky Global Helicopters Honors UND Aerospace at Heli-Expo 2010

Sikorsky Global Helicopters Honors UND Aerospace at Heli-Expo 2010

Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a business unit of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., today at Heli-Expo honored the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences for its exemplary training efforts with S-300â„¢ helicopters. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). UND Aerospace has operated S-300 series helicopters in its… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 23-Feb-10

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Sikorsky Global Helicopters Honors the Houston Police Dept at Heli-Expo 2010

Sikorsky Global Helicopters Honors the Houston Police Dept at Heli-Expo 2010

Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a Sikorsky company, today at Heli-Expo honored the Houston Police Department (HPD) for its customer loyalty and outstanding service to the community. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The Houston Police Department’s Air Support Division plays a significant role in ensuring the safety of city residents…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 23-Feb-10

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19-Jan-10 PA-92 Schweizer S300 San Fernando airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2F)

19-Jan-10

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23-Sep-09 SE-HKF Schweizer 300 South Island, Finnmark, Norway

23-Sep-09

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22-Sep-09 G-LINX Schweizer 300 Barnaby Sands, Lancashire, UK (2F)

22-Sep-09

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2-Sep-09 N58163 Schweizer S300 Araphoe, US-Nebraska

2-Sep-09 N58163 Schweizer S300 Araphoe, US-Nebraska

02-Sep-09

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Sikorsky Global Helicopters Delivers S-300C Helicopter to Superior Flight School

Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a Sikorsky company, recently delivered an S-300C(TM) helicopter to Superior Flight School of Greater Atlanta, Ga. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp

Source: Sikorsky, 27-Aug-09

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Helicopter tour service lands on Duluth’s Sky Harbor Airport

The Duluth Airport Authority today agreed to enter an agreement enabling Lake Superior Helicopters to begin offering its services from Sky Harbor Airport.

Source: Duluth News Tribune, 20-Aug-09

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FAA SAIB SW-09-44 – Schweizer 300

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) informs you, owners or operators, of an airworthiness concern regarding possibility of separation of the cabin door while in flight for the following Schweizer Models: 269A, TH-55A, 269A-1, 269B, 269C, serial numbers 001 through 1917, 269C-1, serial numbers 0001 through 347, and 269D, serial numbers 0001 through 0073.

Source: FAA, 28-Jul-09

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Sikorsky Delivers S-300C(TM) Helicopter to UND Aerospace

Source: Sikorsky, 15-Jul-09

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Allen County Sheriff in Ohio, puts helicopter up for sale

Source: WFIN, 09-Jul-09

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Sikorsky Global Helicopters Celebrates 25 Years of S-300C(TM) Helicopter Deliveries

Source: Sikorsky, 25-Jun-09

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New Collegiate Helicopter Program Chooses Sikorsky Global Helicopters Aircraft for Training

Source: Sikorsky, 19-Jun-09

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18-Jun-09 N9421K Schweizer S300 East Naples, US-Florida

18-Jun-09 N9421K Schweizer S300 East Naples, US-Florida

18-Jun-09

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13-Jun-09 N1565B Schweizer S300 Titusville, US-Florida

13-Jun-09 N1565B Schweizer S300 Titusville, US-Florida

13-Jun-09

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Sikorsky Global Helicopters Delivers Another S-300C(TM) to All American Helicopters

Source: Sikorsky, 09-Jun-09

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Flight Training Adelaide expands 300 CBi fleet

Source: Helinews, 08-Jun-09

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Youngest to solo airplane and helicopters on same day-world record set

Source: World Records Academy, 29-May-09

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University of North Dakota to purchase five helicopters on back of Saudi training contract

Source: InForum, 14-May-09

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Sikorsky Delivers S-300CBi to Gulf Coast Helicopters

Source: Sikorsky, 11-May-09

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Sikorsky Global Helicopters Delivers S-300CBi(TM) Helicopter to Tomlinson Aviation

Source: Sikorsky, 07-May-09

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Aero Dynamix and Longhorn Helicopters Sign Exclusive Training Agreement

Source: Longhorn Helicopters, 30-Apr-09

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Sikorsky delivers six S300CBi helicopters to Bristow Academy

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Apr-09

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Sikorsky Global Helicopters Delivers S-300C(TM) Helicopter to LD Aviation in Czech Republic

Source: Sikorsky, 21-Apr-09

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Phoenix Heliparts Named Schweizer Sales, Service Distributor

Source: Vertical, 01-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Argentine Navy Schweizer 300C on floats

Source: Aviation Corner, 18-Mar-09

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Sikorsky Global Helicopters Delivers S-300CBi Helicopter

Source: Sikorsky, 25-Feb-09

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Sheriff of Allen County, Ohio cuts jobs, possibly helicopter

Source: Newark Advocate, 09-Feb-09

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