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Bell to appeal $21.7M court judgement

Bell to appeal $21.7M court judgement

A Kentucky jury has decided that Bell must pay $21.7 million to the three families of the victims of a fatal crash in June 2013. The helicopter crashed feet from a helipad in an elementary school parking lots. The pilot, Eddy Sizemore and both paramedics Herman Dobbs and Jesse Jones were all killed. The representative… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Oct-17

Aviation Museum of Kentucky puts Vietnam Cobra on display

Aviation Museum of Kentucky puts Vietnam Cobra on display

An exhibit on the Bell Helicopter model AH-1, called “The Cobra” and developed for the Vietnam War, is now open at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, Blue Grass Airport, in Lexington. See Full Story

Source: Kyforward, 23-Feb-16

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Case Dismissed Against Kentucky Man Arrested For Shooting Down Drone

Case Dismissed Against Kentucky Man Arrested For Shooting Down Drone

The case against a Kentucky man who was arrested after shooting down his neighbor’s drone was dismissed on Monday. See Full Story

Source: NBC News, 28-Oct-15

26-Oct-15 Boeing AH-64 Elkton, US-Kentucky

Emergency landing on sports field after suspected fire.  No injuries or damage.  Helicopter operating from Fort Campbell

26-Oct-15

PHI Air Medical closes base at Paducah

PHI Air Medical closes base at Paducah

PHI Air Medical shut down services in Paducah. A spokeswoman out of Virginia says the base didn’t have enough volume to continue putting money into operations. See Full Story

Source: WPSD LOCAL 6, 06-Oct-15

Jewish Hospital debuts new helipad in Louisville

Jewish Hospital debuts new helipad in Louisville

Jewish Hospital is debuting its new helipad. See full story

Source: Whas11, 14-Sep-15

Kentucky – Air Methods celebrates 15 years of service at Glasgow base

Kentucky – Air Methods celebrates 15 years of service at Glasgow base

Air Methods hosted an open house Wednesday at Glasgow Municipal Airport to celebrate 15 years of air ambulance service in Barren and surrounding counties. See Full Story

Source: Glasgow Daily Times, 05-Nov-14

Kentucky Army Guard rolls out first of six UH-72A Lakotas

Kentucky Army Guard rolls out first of six UH-72A Lakotas

Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson joined Adjutant General Edward W. Tonini and members of the Kentucky Army National Guard’s aviation community for the inaugural roll out of the Guard’s newest acquisition, the LUH-72 Lakota helicopter at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky., April 24. The American-made LUH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter was specifically selected and… Read more »

Source: Kentucky ANG, 27-Apr-14

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Air Evac Lifeteam opens new base in Kentucky

Air Evac Lifeteam opens new base in Kentucky

Air-Evac Lifeteam opened a new base in Inez, Kentucky. to provide quicker care to patients in crucial moments.  See full story

Source: WSAZ, 15-Nov-13

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31-Aug-13 N6356X Bell 47G Sandy Hook, US-Kentucky

Force landing.  No injuries

31-Aug-13

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Heli-Expo 2016 to be in city with no direct international air links

Heli-Expo 2016 to be in city with no direct international air links

The Helicopter Association International is bringing the largest helicopter-only trade show and convention to the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky March 1-3, 2016. As the aviation industry’s largest trade show dedicated to the international helicopter community, the HELI-EXPO is among the largest trade shows in any industry in the United States. The show attracts… Read more »

Source: Kentucky Exposition Center, 06-Aug-13

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29-Jul-13 N1608D MD Helicopters MD500E London, US-Kentucky

Contacted low level wires, crashed and burnt out.  2/3 POB airlifted to hospital

29-Jul-13

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Kentucky Guard breaks ground for new Army Aviation home

Kentucky Guard breaks ground for new Army Aviation home

The legacy of aviation in the Kentucky Army National Guard took another step forward as ground was broke for a new center for operations in Frankfort, Ky., July 12. Kentucky’s adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini and local officials of Frankfort broke ground for a new Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) at Boone National Guard… Read more »

Source: US Army, 15-Jul-13

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Fatal Air Evac Lifeteam accident in Kentucky

Fatal Air Evac Lifeteam accident in Kentucky

AEL statement on Facebook – We are saddened to confirm that three members of our Manchester, Ky., crew were killed in a helicopter accident late Thursday evening. We are devastated at the loss of these crew members who we consider family. We have no details regarding the cause of the accident but will be working with… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jun-13

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06-Jun-13 N114AE Bell 206L Manchester, US-Kentucky (3F)

Late evening accident in the grounds of an elementary school on positioning flight back to base in Manchester after delivering patient to London.  Three fatalities named as  pilot Eddie Sizemore, flight paramedic Herman “Lee” Dobbs and flight nurse Jesse Jones.  Reports include mention of fog and that electricity lines have been cut and there are power… Read more »

06-Jun-13

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10-May-13 N94PH Bell 206B Heflin, US-Kentucky

Hit powerline while spraying.  Pilot walked away – he was named here as Michael Stewart

10-May-13

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01-May-13 Frankfort, US-Kentucky

Sergeant First Class David Gentry was on rapelling practice from a helicopter, but did not control/slow his descent in the last 60 feet and hit the ground very heavily and collapsed

01-May-13

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PHI Air Medical is title sponsor for Half Marathon

PHI Air Medical is title sponsor for Half Marathon

Most people in western Kentucky know PHI Air Medical through the familiar yellow and black helicopters that take sick and injured people to hospitals (see full story).

Source: Murray Ledger And Times, 09-Apr-13

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04-Jan-13 N577AM Eurocopter AS350B2 Grayson, US-Kentucky

Force landing on highway

04-Jan-13

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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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27-Jul-12 Louisville, US-Kentucky

Further details to be updated in the next 24 hours.  Please check back here later

27-Jul-12

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Hensel Phelps awarded $43M contract for MH-47 hangar at Fort Campbell

Hensel Phelps awarded $43M contract for MH-47 hangar at Fort Campbell

Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $32,450,000 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the design and construction of the MH-47 aviation maintenance hangar at Fort Campbell, Ky.  Work will be performed in Fort Campbell, Ky., with an estimated completion date of March 8, 2014.  The bid was solicited through the Internet,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-May-12

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20-Sep-11 N131LN Eurocopter EC130 Georgetown, US-Kentucky

Tail rotor chip light illuminated during patient transfer.  Safe precautionary landing made in church car park.  Second helicopter attended to complete patient transfer

20-Sep-11

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09-Jul-11 N42333 Robinson R44 Covington, US-Kentucky (1F)

Unknown circumstances

Source: 13 miles from Covington, 09-Jul-11

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09-Jul-11 N42333 Robinson R44 Rising Sun, US-Indiana (1F)

Unknown circumstances.  Fatality named as registered owner Joseph Ohnheiser, aged 60

09-Jul-11

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Air Methods returns to Trimble County, Kentucky

Air Methods returns to Trimble County, Kentucky

Air Methods returned to Trimble County on June 3 and wasted no time meeting the public. On June 4 the company, located next to the Bedford Fire and Rescue building between Bedford and Milton, had an open house that included food, drinks, music and a showing of the BK117 helicopter.  (Full article)

Source: Madison Courier, 30-Jun-11

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04-May-11 Boeing CH-47 Frances, US-Kentucky

A Chinook out of Fort Campbell made an emergency landing in a field in Crittenden County near Frances, Kentucky. One person suffered minor injuries but there is no word on how many people were on board.

04-May-11

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Louisville’s WHAS and WAVE merge helicopter operations

Louisville’s WHAS and WAVE merge helicopter operations

Rival television stations in Louisville, Kentucky, WHAS and WAVE are joining forces in the air, effective from 1st April.   The two stations will share air time and the video feeds will be identical on each station – and the helicopter will be painted up with one station’s colours on the port side and the other… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Mar-11

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Stratus Helicopters wins powerline contact from Shelby Energy

Stratus Helicopters wins powerline contact from Shelby Energy

Through an agreement with Shelby Energy Cooperative, Stratus will be flying over 1200 miles of power lines in multiple counties in Northern Kentucky for inspections starting in February. These inspections can take hundreds of man hours done from the ground. Stratus can accomplish the same with only two observers and a pilot in a matter… Read more »

Source: Stratus Helicopters, 26-Jan-11

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10-Dec-10 N263CH Bell B206B Isom, US-Kentucky

Wire strike during low level patrol.  Pilot Tim Kearns was flying in Isom with Mike Lasslo from Kentucky Power and Ed Toppings from United Coal.

10-Dec-10

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HealthNet utilizes Eurocopter fleet to expand operations

HealthNet utilizes Eurocopter fleet to expand operations

Grand Prairie, TX – American Eurocopter today announced that HeatlhNet Aeromedical, long-time customer and program with aircraft operated by Air Methods, continues to expand its operations utilizing the company’s industry leading helicopters. HealthNet has already placed an EC135 and an EC145 into service this year and it has further expansion planned for the fourth quarter…. Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 11-Oct-10

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Summit Aviation Earns AS9100 Certification

Summit Aviation Earns AS9100 Certification

Summit Aviation of Greenwich AeroGroup, announced today it has received AS9100 Aerospace Quality Standard System Certification at its Somerset, Ky., facility. “This certification demonstrates our commitment to meet or exceed the increasingly stringent industry requirements as a world-class supplier,” said President of Summit Aviation Robert Fitzpatrick. “This certification will standardize our quality processes across many… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 24-Sep-10

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New Program Director for Air Evac Lifeteam in Hardinsburg, KY

New Program Director for Air Evac Lifeteam in Hardinsburg, KY

Jennifer King, a resident of Radcliff, Ky., has been hired to serve as the program director for the new Air Evac Lifeteam air base at Breckinridge County Memorial Hospital in Hardinsburg, Ky.

Source: Business First of Louisville, 07-Jul-10

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05-Jul-10 N857PM Robinson R44 Fredonia, US-Kentucky (1F)

05-Jul-10

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Air Evac opens base in Hardinsburg, Kentucky

Air Evac opens base in Hardinsburg, Kentucky

Air Evac Lifeteam has opened a base in Hardinsburg, in Breckinridge County, at Breckinridge County Memorial Hospital on Old Highway 60

Source: Business First of Louisville, 02-Jun-10

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Murray-Calloway County Hospital dedicates Taylor Helipad

Murray-Calloway County Hospital officials welcomed the Taylor family and members of the public Friday morning for the dedication of the Della Taylor Memorial Helipad.

Source: Murray Ledger, 23-May-10

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17-May-10 N….. (Type TBA) Hopkinsville, US-Kentucky

17-May-10

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Air Evac Lifeteam to open Hardinsburg base in June

Air Evac Lifeteam to open Hardinsburg base in June

Air Evac Lifeteam, an independently owned, for-profit air ambulance provider, plans to open an office in Hardinsburg, in Breckenridge County, in June.

Source: Business First, 22-Mar-10

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14-Nov-09 N2374 Robinson R22 Georgetown, US-Kentucky

14-Nov-09

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14-Oct-09 Boeing MH-47 Robertson County, US-Kentucky

14-Oct-09

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EC135 arrives for PHI Air Medical of Kentucky

The air lifting of patients in the Morehead area should get a little more convenient thanks to PHI Air Medical of Kentucky’s acquisition of a 2007 ECI 35 American Eurocopter.

Source: Morehead News, 27-Aug-09

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21-Aug-09 N137KY Eurocopter EC135 Lexington, US-Kentucky

21-Aug-09 N137KY Eurocopter EC135 Lexington, US-Kentucky

21-Aug-09

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9-Aug-09 Boeing CH-47 Henderson, US-Kentucky

9-Aug-09 Boeing CH-47 Henderson, US-Kentucky

09-Aug-09

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All-Digital Helicopter Added To WLKY Fleet

Source: WLKY, 06-May-09

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Louisville Metro Police gets its helicopter back in the air

Source: Courier Journal, 21-Apr-09

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Medical Helicopter Base Opening in Prestonsburg, Kentucky

Source: WSAZ, 11-Apr-09

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Profile: Air Methods Kentucky

Source: Morehead News, 31-Mar-09

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Pulaski Sheriff’s Department gets grant for helicopter

Source: TMC, 02-Mar-09

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20-Jan-09 N547AM Eurocopter AS350 , US-Kentucky

20-Jan-09 N547AM Eurocopter AS350 , US-Kentucky

20-Jan-09

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