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Boulder Transport Starts Helicopter Flights up Front Range

Boulder Transport Starts Helicopter Flights up Front Range

Boulder Transport will soon be offering helicopter flights throughout the Front Range area. They plan to officially begin this service 15 June and hope to be fully operational by ski season, reports Daily Camera. The founder of Boulder Transport, Carlos Alvarez has stated that with the arrival of Google and the success of other tech… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-May-17

20-May-17 N778TL Robinson R66 Canon City, US-Colorado

20-May-17 N778TL Robinson R66 Canon City, US-Colorado

Close to company base, helicopter landed upright, but with main blades slicing the tail boom off close to the tail rotor

20-May-17

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Air Methods and FlightSafety announce new training facility in Colorado

Air Methods and FlightSafety announce new training facility in Colorado

Air Methods (NASDAQ: AIRM), the global leader in emergency air medical services, and FlightSafety International, the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays, today announced the new FlightSafety Learning Center in Denver. In addition, Air Methods and FlightSafety recently welcomed the second of four FlightSafety-built Level-D qualified… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 21-Mar-17

FFLC Unveil Helicopter Dedicated To Serving Neonatal And Pediatric Patients

FFLC Unveil Helicopter Dedicated To Serving Neonatal And Pediatric Patients

Flight For Life Colorado (FFLC), the critical care transport service of Centura Health, and Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) today announced plans to expand their critical care transport services to include a new helicopter specially configured to meet the needs of even the tiniest pediatric patients and staffed by nurses and respiratory therapists from the… Read more »

Source: Centura Health, 01-Nov-16

Hillsboro Aviation named commercial sales agent for Airbus Helicopters

Hillsboro Aviation named commercial sales agent for Airbus Helicopters

Hillsboro Aviation Inc. will become the Airbus Helicopters exclusive commercial aircraft sales agent for the Pacific Northwest and Alaska under an agreement announced Tuesday by officials of Airbus Helicopters Inc. The exclusive sales agent agreement is the first authorized by Airbus Helicopters Inc. in the company’s 47-year history. Based in Hillsboro, Ore. since 1980, Hillsboro… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Mar-16

FlightSafety names Manager of new Denver Learning Center

FlightSafety names Manager of new Denver Learning Center

FlightSafety International announces that Otto Gambrel has been named Manager of the company’s new Learning Center in Denver, Colorado. “We are pleased that Otto will become Manager of our new Learning Center in Denver,” said Daniel MacLellan, Senior Vice President, Operations. “His experience and in depth understanding of aviation training and the operation of a… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 29-Feb-16

Axnes Aviation establishes US subsidiary

Axnes Aviation establishes US subsidiary

Axnes Aviation AS (Norway), producer of advanced wireless communications systems for aircraft, ground, and marine applications, is pleased to announce the expansion of their company into the North American market with the creation of a new U.S. subsidiary based in Colorado, Axnes, Inc. The Managing Director for the new U.S. subsidiary is Brett Gardner, an… Read more »

Source: Axnes Aviation, 29-Feb-16

Telluride Helitrax heliski opens for the season

Telluride Helitrax heliski opens for the season

Telluride Helitrax, Colorado’s ultimate helicopter-skiing experience, is now open for the 2015-16 winter heli-skiing season. The heli-skiing operation also offers charters in the Aspen and Vail areas. See Full Story

Source: The Aspen Times, 06-Jan-16

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Tri-State Care Flight sold for $222 Million

Tri-State Care Flight sold for $222 Million

Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tri-State Care Flight (“Tri-State”) for $222.5 million. Tri-State generated net revenue of $81.5 million for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2014. The transaction, which was unanimously approved by Air Methods’… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 05-Nov-15

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Denver, FAA Partner on Drone Safety

Denver, FAA Partner on Drone Safety

Denver International Airport and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are partnering to raise awareness about safe unmanned aircraft operations. The agencies teamed up on a Public Service Announcement that will run on the video towers in the airport’s main terminal. The PSA uses the “No Drone Zone” slogan to drive home the point that flying… Read more »

Source: FAA, 01-Oct-15

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06-Sep-15 N914SM Airbus AS350B3 Ironton, US-Colorado

Tail rotor struck vegetation landing.  No injuries, damage unknown

06-Sep-15

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02-Sep-15 Sikorsky UH-60 Rampart Range, US-Colorado

Crashed into trees during a training exercise.  Two severely injured, two minor.

02-Sep-15

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Flight nurses in Flight For Life crash file lawsuit

Flight nurses in Flight For Life crash file lawsuit

Two Colorado flight nurses critically injured in the fiery crash of a medical transport helicopter that killed the pilot earlier this month sued the aircraft’s manufacturer and operator on Friday, court records showed. See full story

Source: Reuters, 03-Aug-15

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Heli-skiing plan divides Colorado neighbors

Heli-skiing plan divides Colorado neighbors

A proposal by the owners of Silverton Mountain to diversify terrain for helicopter skiing on federal land has neighbors debating whether the economic benefits outweigh possible damage to pristine backcountry. See full story

Source: Aurora Sentinel, 29-Jul-15

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Silverton asks BLM for helicopter skiing

Silverton asks BLM for helicopter skiing

The owners of the Silverton Mountain ski resort are asking federal officials for permission to expand terrain for helicopter skiing on public land in time for the upcoming ski season, but the plan doesn’t sit well with local residents.See full story

Source: The Denver Post, 14-Jul-15

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FlightSafety to add Airbus H125, H130 and Bell 407GX simulators in Denver

FlightSafety to add Airbus H125, H130 and Bell 407GX simulators in Denver

FlightSafety International announces that it is building Level D qualified full flight simulators for single-engine helicopters operated by many law enforcement and other public safety agencies. The Airbus AS350 B3, Airbus EC130T2, and Bell 407GX simulators will be installed at the new Learning Center FlightSafety is building adjacent to the Denver International Airport in Colorado…. Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 14-Jul-15

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03-Jul-15 N390LG Airbus AS350B3e Frisco, US-Colorado (1F)

With pilot and two paramedics on board, the helicopter started spinning shortly after take off and crashed about 20 seconds later, causing fatal injuries to pilot Patrick Mahany.The helicopter hit a parked pickup truck and travel camper and the helicopter was consumed by the ensuing fire. Flight paramedic Dave Repsher was burned in the crash… Read more »

03-Jul-15

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03-Jul-15 N974BR Airbus EC130 Somerset, US-Colorado

Clipped powerline and damaged blades.  Landed with no injuries to those on board

03-Jul-15

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29-Jun-15 N143SH Robinson R22 Denver, US-Colorado

29-Jun-15

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EagleMed Begins Air Medical Service in Salida, Colo.

EagleMed Begins Air Medical Service in Salida, Colo.

EagleMed LLC has begun critical care air medical service operations in Salida, Colo., for Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, a full-service hospital providing extensive diagnostic capabilities, treatments and rehabilitation services. EagleMed is the preferred air medical services provider for the Colorado hospital. The base employs 15 EagleMed flight, medical, management and ground support… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 13-May-15

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26-Jan-15 N86235 Enstrom F280FX Erie, US-Colorado (2F)

Crashed adjacent to the threshold of runway 15 and burnt out.  Mountain View Fire & Rescue issued a statement saying there were two fatalities.  This short video interview suggests that part of the helicopter separated in mid air.  Operator Mountain One Helicopters announced on their Facebook page that the victims were instructor Alex Viola and… Read more »

26-Jan-15

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Helicopter firm eyes future flights to Squaw Valley, Mammoth

Helicopter firm eyes future flights to Squaw Valley, Mammoth

The ski slopes may be just a helicopter ride away next year if Whisperjet Helicopters gets a new service off the ground. See Full Story

Source: Tahoe Daily Tribune, 13-Jan-15

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Telluride Helitrax launches Denver weekend trips

Telluride Helitrax launches Denver weekend trips

Telluride Helitrax, for the first time this winter, will offer helicopter skiing trips from Denver, Colorado. Avid skiers and snowboarders will be able to fly out of Denver/Centennial airport into Telluride Regional Airport for a weekend of heli-skiing and be back in Denver in time for work on Monday. The base package is based on… Read more »

Source: Telluride Helitrax, 07-Jan-15

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Northwest Colorado-based air ambulance logs 100th mission in 9 months

Northwest Colorado-based air ambulance logs 100th mission in 9 months

When Classic Air Medical launched its Bell 407 helicopter for it 100th mission flight from Northwest Colorado on Dec. 8, it traveled a little bit out of its usual territory to transfer a 20-year-old woman having seizures from Rangely District Hospital to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.  See Full Story

Source: Craig Daily Press, 19-Dec-14

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08-Dec-14 N509LH Enstrom 280FX Fort Lupton, US-Colorado

Lost power in cruise at 600ft and force landed in field just NE of Platte Valley Airpark,  causing minor injuries to 25-year old female pilot, who was not named in press reports.  Photo

08-Dec-14

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Flood victims say they paid thousands to helicopter firm to rescue them, never showed

Flood victims say they paid thousands to helicopter firm to rescue them, never showed

A Colorado helicopter company that students say took tens of thousands of dollars for training it never delivered — is now accused of taking money from people trapped during the September 2013 floods. See Full Story

Source: TheDenverChannel, 15-Sep-14

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25-Jul-14 N154GC Eurocopter EC130 Boulder City, US-Colorado

During hover taxi to land, made contact with fixed wing DHC-6 N190GC taxiing on taxiway for departure.  Extensively damaged

25-Jul-14

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AHSAFA applauds Colorado firefighting decision

AHSAFA applauds Colorado firefighting decision

The American Helicopter Services And Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) applauds the decision by the Colorado Legislature to continue contracting for aerial firefighting services from the private sector, instead of opting for State ownership and operation of all fire-combating aircraft—which was under consideration. The “Colorado Aerial Firefighting Fleet Acquisition” bill, known as SB 14-164, was signed… Read more »

Source: AHSAFA, 26-May-14

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Free Day-Long Safety Seminar for Helicopter Pilots in Colorado

Free Day-Long Safety Seminar for Helicopter Pilots in Colorado

FREE, day-long safety seminar for all helicopter pilots! May 17, 8:00 am, Air Methods Corporation (AMC) Training Center, Aurora, Colo. Attention Helicopter Pilots! Join in for the very latest information on the safety issues facing the rotorcraft industry, presented by a panel of experts from industry, Helicopter Association International (HAI), FAASTeam, and Denver FSDO. Discuss… Read more »

Source: FAA, 13-May-14

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03-May-14 N407MH Bell 407 Telluride, US-Colorado

Emergency landing onto snow at 10,000 ft altitude, damaging blades, after reported engine problem.

03-May-14

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As wildfire season nears, proposal to fund Colorado fleet stalled

As wildfire season nears, proposal to fund Colorado fleet stalled

The legislation is being held up as lawmakers wait for a review from Paul L. Cooke, director of the Division of Fire Prevention and Control, on whether Colorado could benefit from having its own aerial fleet.  See full story  File photo

Source: Denver Post, 11-Mar-14

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Airbus Helicopters announces schedule for Customer Service Symposiums

Airbus Helicopters announces schedule for Customer Service Symposiums

Airbus Helicopters Inc. announced Tuesday that it will hold its national CS3 Customer Service Symposium on Sept. 8-10 in Grapevine, Texas. The annual event is an opportunity for operators of Airbus Helicopters to get the latest safety and technical updates and meet with the company’s key customer support personnel and management. In addition to the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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North Colorado Med Evac adds coverage for Denver Health Trauma Center

North Colorado Med Evac adds coverage for Denver Health Trauma Center

Denver Health and North Colorado Med Evac (a Med Trans Corp air medical program) are pleased to announce a contractual preferred provider agreement for air-medical transport and evacuation. This is the first time in the regional trauma center’s 150+ year history that Denver Health has signed a preferred provider for air transport. As the Rocky… Read more »

Source: North Colorado Med Evac, 11-Feb-14

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27-Jan-14 N207DS Bell 206L3 Silt, US-Colorado (3F)

Crashed from low level during powerline survey work for Holy Cross Energy.  All 3 POB fatally injured, including Doug Sheffer, owner and chief pilot of DBS Helicopters (from this page).  The others were named here as Larry Shaffer and Christopher Gaskill

27-Jan-14

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Colorado Heli-Ops marks three milestones in one day

Colorado Heli-Ops marks three milestones in one day

Colorado Heli-Ops, the state’s largest helicopter flight school, recently celebrated three significant milestones on the same day. On November 19, the school flew its 1,000th helicopter tour – which also happened to be the first tour flight in its new Robinson R66. At the same time, the school celebrated the one-year anniversary of the move… Read more »

Source: Colorado Heli-Ops, 09-Dec-13

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Air Comm moves to new 52,000 sq.ft Colorado facility

Air Comm moves to new 52,000 sq.ft Colorado facility

Air Comm Corporation, a world leader in aircraft climate control technologies, has completed a move to a new facility in Westminster, Colorado in northwest Denver. This move gives Air Comm Corporation (ACC) a newly renovated 52,000 square foot facility with enhanced capabilities that will better enable ACC to meet customer requirements and to support future… Read more »

Source: Air Comm, 13-Nov-13

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Med-Trans’ North Colorado Med Evac Program adds third Bell 407

Med-Trans’ North Colorado Med Evac Program adds third Bell 407

Med-Trans Corp. and North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC), a Banner Health facility, have announced the expansion of its North Colorado Med Evac air medical transport program with the addition of a third Bell 407 medical helicopter. The aircraft and medical flight crew will be based at the Colorado Plains Regional Airport (Akron, CO) and begin… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 12-Nov-13

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TriState CareFlight Reaches Fleet Milestone of 60,000 Hours

TriState CareFlight Reaches Fleet Milestone of 60,000 Hours

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that TriState CareFlight, an air medical transport service operating in the Southwestern United States, has reached a fleet milestone of 60,000 hours. TriState Care Flight operates a total of 40 aircraft, including 22 AW119’s and 10 AW109 Power’s. The EMS configured interiors allow for the finest patient… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Oct-13

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Denver police live tweeting helicopter today

Denver police live tweeting helicopter today

The department tweeted photos of the helicopter including pre-flight checkups and several calls the helicopter was assigned to.  See full story and pictures

Source: KDVR, 17-Oct-13

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HealthONE announces new Airlife Denver Assistant VP

HealthONE announces new Airlife Denver Assistant VP

Today, HealthONE, the parent company of AIRLIFE Denver, a critical care transport service covering the Rocky Mountain Region, announced that Hollie Seeley will begin as Assistant Vice President (AVP) on September 23. As AVP of AIRLIFE Denver, Seeley will provide leadership and operational management to the AIRLIFE Denver medical transport system, which includes multiple bases,… Read more »

Source: HealthONE, 11-Sep-13

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16-Jul-13 N775AR Bell UH-1H Dove Creek, US-Colorado (1F)

16-Jul-13 N775AR Bell UH-1H Dove Creek, US-Colorado (1F)

UH-1H crashed while performing seismographic operations at an oil drilling rig in the area.  News report here states AJ Blain, 27, died in the crash, said Joyce Barnett, Dolores County, Colo., coroner

16-Jul-13

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Denver Police says no police UAVs in near future

Denver Police says no police UAVs in near future

Denver Police Chief Robert White says he appreciates technological advances but told a City Council committee on Tuesday he won’t put police drones into Denver air space any time soon. see full story

Source: Denver Post, 12-Jul-13

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Colorado Helicopter Safety Meeting – July 20

Colorado Helicopter Safety Meeting – July 20

Join HAI, the FAA Safety Team, the Denver FSDO, and many more on July 20 in Aurora, Colo., for the very latest information on the safety issues facing the rotorcraft industry. A panel of experts will discuss local and regional issues affecting helicopter pilots, accident trends, personal risk assessment, safety initiatives, career paths/opportunities, and many… Read more »

Source: HAI, 02-Jul-13

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Denver councilman urges city to consider ‘drones’ over helicopter

Denver councilman urges city to consider ‘drones’ over helicopter

Denver Councilman Chris Nevitt suggested this week that the city look at adding unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, to replace the police helicopter.  See full story Image – Draganfly X-6, a typical UAV used by law enforcement agencies

Source: Denver Post, 01-Jul-13

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Vail Valley Medical Center seeks new helipad location

Vail Valley Medical Center seeks new helipad location

The hospital has used a temporary helipad for 29 years on property was loaned to the town for air ambulance services in 1984 in a “one-year” deal, which the feds and state officials sort of forgot about – but possible redevelopment is forcing them to review – see full story

Source: Vail Daily, 24-Jun-13

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Columbia Helicopters deploys to Western US wildfires

Columbia Helicopters deploys to Western US wildfires

Columbia Helicopters is responding to the sudden surge in fires across the western United States with four heavy-lift helicopters deployed to fires.  This includes two aircraft assigned to the Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs, CO. The company also has a helicopter working on a fire near Santa Fe, NM, as well as one near… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 17-Jun-13

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Colorado Heli-Ops expands with two more helicopters

Colorado Heli-Ops expands with two more helicopters

After their move in November to a larger newly remodeled facility, the Broomfield, Colo.-based company has added new helicopters and services. Heli-Ops is now a full service helicopter flight center. Their award-winning training center is the first in the United States to offer full-curriculum Scenario Based Training programs. They also have a utility side of… Read more »

Source: Colorado Heli-Ops, 07-May-13

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07-May-13 N20Z Bell 206L La Junta, US-Colorado

Crashed in open land and fell onto its side.  Reported as on photo mission.  Three occupants had minor injuries

07-May-13

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Colorado National Guard to open new $39M training facility

Colorado National Guard to open new $39M training facility

The Colorado Army National Guard will cut the ribbon at a new state-of-the-art aviation training facility at the Eagle County Airport near Gypsum, Colo., April 26 at 10:30 a.m. The $39 million facility will be the new home of the High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site. The project provided an immense economic benefit to… Read more »

Source: Colorado National Guard, 26-Apr-13

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Colorado Proposes a State Owned and Operated Aerial Firefighting System

Colorado Proposes a State Owned and Operated Aerial Firefighting System

The American Helicopter Services And Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) has questioned a proposal by the Colorado Senate to establish a state-owned and operated aerial firefighting fleet.  The legislation, which would establish a Colorado Firefighting Air Corps, at a purported cost of $25 million, has been approved by the Senate’s Agricultural, Natural Resources and Energy Committee… Read more »

Source: AHSAFA, 23-Apr-13

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Bilingual pilots launch Ravco training program

Bilingual pilots launch Ravco training program

Eight Foreign National military pilots graduated with flying colors today from RAVCO’s inaugural Spanish language mountain helicopter course at its Leadville Mountain/High Altitude Training and Test Site.  The three week training program featured advanced instruction and techniques flying in some of most technical and demanding flying environments available in the United States. “This is graduate… Read more »

Source: Ravco, 03-Mar-13

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Air Methods to provide services to St Mary’s Hospital CareFlight

Air Methods to provide services to St Mary’s Hospital CareFlight

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today it was selected as the air medical operator and began service for St. Mary’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center’s CareFlight program in Grand Junction, Colorado. This new contract has significant historical relevance since St. Mary’s was Air Methods’ first-ever air medical program… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 13-Nov-12

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Air Methods opens technologically advanced Training Center

Air Methods opens technologically advanced Training Center

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announces the opening of a state-of-the-art training center for its aviation, clinical and maintenance personnel. Located in Aurora, Colo., near Air Methods’ corporate office, the 14,000-square-foot facility consists of advanced simulation areas, learning classrooms and office space. In the aviation portion of the… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 03-Oct-12

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Colorado’s Flight For Life needs new helicopter

Colorado’s Flight For Life needs new helicopter

Flight for Life has staged a “Rocky Mountain Ransom” to raise money to buy an AS350B3e (see full story)

13-Sep-12

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Hensel Phelps awarded $55.6M construction contracts at Fort Carson

Hensel Phelps awarded $55.6M construction contracts at Fort Carson

Two press releases in a short space of time:- Hensel Phelps Construction Co. was awarded a $10.8 Million Design-Build contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers for the 13th Command Battalion – Air Traffic Control Tower / Airfield Operations Building, at Fort Carson Colorado. To address the military’s current energy security and sustainability needs,… Read more »

Source: Hensel Phelps, 20-Aug-12

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North Colorado Med Evac celebrates 30 years

North Colorado Med Evac celebrates 30 years

North Colorado Med Evac is celebrating 30 years and more than 20,000 successful flights serving communities in northeastern Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. The Med Evac crew has planned a celebration event that is open to the public on Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Greeley Central High School field, 1515… Read more »

Source: Banner Health, 02-Jul-12

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12-Jun-12 N590AE Eurocopter AS350B3 Grand Junction, US-Colorado

Bird strike at 12,000 ft amsl.  Pilot elected to abort and return to base.  Alternate aircraft sent to carry out patient transfer

12-Jun-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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AirLife hangar opens at Sky Ridge Medical Center

AirLife hangar opens at Sky Ridge Medical Center

Sky Ridge officials celebrated the unveiling of a 6,300-square-foot helicopter hangar that is expected to help improve response time and provide a few comforts of home for the team on duty.  AirLife medical personnel have been staying in a mobile trailer on the south end of the hospital’s property. It housed the crew, but did… Read more »

Source: Our Colorado News, 05-Feb-12

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Mesa County Colorado add loan LongRanger 3

Mesa County Colorado add loan LongRanger 3

Mesa County Search and Rescue have recently added a second loan helicopter to their resources, thanks to a local telecom company.  Based in the city of Grand Junction, Mesa County have struck a deal with CenturyLink, the third largest telecom company in the US following its combination with QWest.  CenturyLink see the donation of their… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jan-12

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PVHS introduces air ambulance service to northern Colorado

PVHS introduces air ambulance service to northern Colorado

Poudre Valley Health System announced today that it plans to offer an air ambulance program from Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland beginning mid-March. The program would feature a B3 helicopter designed to safely transfer patients in high-altitude areas. “We are proud to bring to the community an air ambulance service built around three… Read more »

Source: Poudre Valley Health System, 22-Jan-12

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Colorado – CareFlight bring AS350 to Vail

Colorado – CareFlight bring AS350 to Vail

The helicopter is based in Gypsum, quite a few miles down the road. But because of a partnership with the hospital in Vail, it’s stationed there, right along Interstate 70 every day, drastically reducing response times. (see full story)

Source: CBS Denver, 17-Jan-12

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JSSI Marketing VP leaves to launch own company

JSSI Marketing VP leaves to launch own company

Kandi M. Spangler, announced today the launch of Vertical Markets, a company specializing in marketing solutions for the business and general aviation industries. Vertical Markets provides marketing services that help companies effectively communicate their value proposition, achieve brand recognition and drive sales through the development and execution of a comprehensive marketing plan. Ms. Spangler recently… Read more »

Source: Vertical Markets, 20-Dec-11

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Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Open for its 42nd Season

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Open for its 42nd Season

Already boasting a 2 meter snow base, Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing announces the opening of their 42nd heli ski and snowboard season this past weekend. “Nothing compares to the experience of heli skiing and boarding in Blue River,” says Mike Wiegele, “it is unmatched anywhere in the world. From our amazing and massive ski terrain, unparalleled service,… Read more »

Source: Mike Wiegele, 13-Dec-11

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RSG complete AS350B3 for Gateway Canyons Air Tours

RSG complete AS350B3 for Gateway Canyons Air Tours

Rotorcraft Services Group (RSG), an industry leader in helicopter and aircraft completions for 37 years, recently delivered a Eurocopter AS350B3 “VIP Air Tour” to Gateway Canyons Air Tours of Grand Junction, Colorado.  RSG worked closely with the General Manager of Gateway Canyons, Deanna Strand, to configure an elegant VIP tour and transport helicopter for the Colorado skyline.  Gateway Canyons… Read more »

Source: RSG, 07-Dec-11

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Gateway Canyons resorts adds first AS350B3 (of nine?)

Gateway Canyons resorts adds first AS350B3 (of nine?)

This week Gateway Canyons resort has added its first Eurocopter AS350B3 helicopter and is now offering rotary-wing tours of the Grand Canyon in addition to the fixed wing service it already operated. The company is operating from a hangar at Grand Junction Regional Airport and has operating test/demo tours of the McInnis Canyons National Conservation… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Nov-11

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center adds an AirLife Denver helicopter

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center adds an AirLife Denver helicopter

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is expanding its emergency care across the region with the addition of an AirLife Denver medical helicopter service in Cheyenne. The new service is a partnership between Cheyenne Regional and HCA-HealthONE, which operates AIRLIFE Denver. Cheyenne Regional’s new blue and sonic green helicopter will be stationed in Cheyenne and will provide air ambulance… Read more »

Source: Cheyenne RMC, 14-Nov-11

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03-Oct-11 N412SM Bell 412EP Crawford, US-Colorado

While in cruise flight at 11,500?MSL from Grand Junction, CO to Gunnison, CO, the transmission warning light illuminated. The pilot also observed a decrease in pressure on the transmission oil pressure gauge. The helicopter landed safely without incident in a field, was immediately taken out of service and secured.

03-Oct-11

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11-Sep-11 N412SM Bell 412 Grand Junction, US-Colorado

Bird strike, returned to base. After thorough inspection of the helicopter no significant damage was found and it was returned to service.

11-Sep-11

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Colorado Army National Guard awards contract for HAATS training facility

Colorado Army National Guard awards contract for HAATS training facility

The Colorado Army National Guard announced the award of a $33.5 million contract to build a new training facility in Gypsum, Colo., today. The new state-of-the-art aviation facility will be the new home of the High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site, located between Vail and Glenwood Springs, Colo. The contract was awarded to Hensel… Read more »

Source: Colorado Army National Guard, 25-Jul-11

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23-Jul-11 N915BW Robinson R44 Broomfield, US-Colorado

Take off phase, ended up on its side

23-Jul-11

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Some US Army helicopter training to move from Hawaii to Fort Carson

Some US Army helicopter training to move from Hawaii to Fort Carson

Some high-altitude Army helicopter training is to move to Fort Carson because of an additional environmental review required by Hawaii. (see article)

Source: Colorado Springs Gazette, 29-Jun-11

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Ground breaking ceremony for Air Medical Memorial

Ground breaking ceremony for Air Medical Memorial

The Air Medical Memorial is a national memorial that honors flight crews who died in the line of active duty. This includes the pilots and medical crew members of both helicopter (HEMS) and airplane (FWEMS) operations. The memorial will be located southwest of the Denver metropolitan area. When open in 2012, the memorial will feature… Read more »

Source: Air Medical Memorial, 26-Jun-11

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Colorado goes half-mast today to remember Fort Collins soldier

Colorado goes half-mast today to remember Fort Collins soldier

DENVER — Monday, June 13, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide on Wednesday, June 15, in honor of Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth White, who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset. White, 35, died on June… Read more »

Source: State of Colorado, 15-Jun-11

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17-May-11 Boeing AH-64 Hanover, US-Colorado

A 1-2 Aviation Reconnaissance Battalion flying an Apache helicopter made a cautionary landing in Hanover, east of Butts Army Airfield when a red warning light came on

17-May-11

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