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20 Year Anniversary for Maverick

20 Year Anniversary for Maverick

Brenda and Greg Rochna, the owners of Maverick are happy to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary this year. Maverick is one of the top class helicopter tours, taking customers through the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and the Vegas Strip. Brenda and Greg have worked hard and honestly to make the company what it is today…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Oct-16

New Heliport for Hoover Dam Lodge and Papillon

New Heliport for Hoover Dam Lodge and Papillon

A new helipad was opened by Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters at the Hoover Dam Lodge and Casino. The new helipad hopes to bring in more tourists, as it has more exposure to drive-by tourists. As reported by The Review Journal, the president of the company Geoff Edlund is expecting 20 000 people to board their… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Sep-16

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Maverick Helicopters partners with Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

Maverick Helicopters partners with Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

Maverick Helicopters partners with Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas to introduce the Natural Wonders Experience, an exclusive, luxury helicopter flight and culinary experience featuring remote Grand Canyon and Valley of Fire landings. “We are thrilled to provide this exclusive helicopter experience to guests at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas,” said Bryan Kroten, vice president of… Read more »

Source: Maverick, 18-Aug-16

7-Eleven starts FAA-approved drone deliveries

7-Eleven starts FAA-approved drone deliveries

“This delivery required special flight planning, risk analysis, and detailed flight procedures ensuring residential safety and privacy were equally integrated,” said Chris Walach, Director of Operations for NIAS. At a Reno, Nevada 7-Eleven® store, two deliveries were successfully completed. 7-Eleven merchandise – including hot and cold food items – were loaded into a unique Flirtey… Read more »

Source: Flirtey, 18-Aug-16

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters opens new Hoover Dam heliport; Adds four tours

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters opens new  Hoover Dam heliport; Adds four tours

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters introduces four brand-new tours, making it easier than ever for guests to have an unforgettable “flightseeing” experience of the world-famous Hoover Dam at an exceptional value. With a new heliport located next to the Hoover Dam Lodge Hotel & Casino on U.S. 93, Papillon now flies guests closer to the dam… Read more »

Source: Papillon, 09-Aug-16

Maverick prepares for three busiest days of the year

Maverick prepares for three busiest days of the year

Maverick Helicopters, the exclusive company to provide helicopter travel to and from Las Vegas Motor Speedway, heightens the 20th annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Las Vegas experience with VIP flight transfers on June 17, 18 and 19, 2016. “Since partnering with EDC during its first year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, helicopter demand to the… Read more »

Source: Maverick, 06-Jun-16

Maverick Helicopters wins Best Air Tour award for 7th year running

Maverick Helicopters wins Best Air Tour award for 7th year running

Maverick Helicopters took home its seventh consecutive award for Best Air Tour from the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s (SNHCA) Concierge Choice Awards. The company was honored during a ceremony on Sunday, May 1. The SNHCA is an association of professional hotel concierges dedicated to providing the highest level of service possible in Las Vegas…. Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 03-May-16

Maverick Aviation Group holds big PR event with local school

Maverick Aviation Group holds big PR event with local school

Rancho High School’s aviation maintenance students were given the experience of a lifetime on Friday, April 8 as they received an all-access look at Maverick Aviation Group’s corporate headquarters, as well as interacted with pilots and maintenance technicians. The behind-the-scenes tour kicked off as Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Aviation Group, welcomed… Read more »

Source: Maverick, 12-Apr-16

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Las Vegas Metro Police to acquire Airbus H145

Las Vegas Metro Police to acquire Airbus H145

Local news outlets in Nevada are reporting that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have approval to buy a new Airbus H145, with delivery targeted for March 2017.  The new helicopter will operate in the SAR role and replace one of two HH-1H helicopers which date back to the early 1970s.  The Metropolitan Police Committee on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Mar-16

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Nevada Dept of Wildlife buys Eagle Copters Eagle 407HP

Nevada Dept of Wildlife buys Eagle Copters Eagle 407HP

Eagle Copters Ltd. has announced the Nevada Department of Wildlife as its next customer for the company’s Eagle 407HP helicopter, powered by Honeywell’s HTS900 turboshaft engine. The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is a state agency largely responsible for the proper management of Nevada’s fish and wildlife resources and boating safety. As the replacement for… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 03-Mar-16

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Maverick Helicopters wins FAA Diamond award for fifth straight year

Maverick Helicopters wins FAA Diamond award for fifth straight year

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2015 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.” The prestigious honor, which the company has now received five years in a row, is a result of Maverick Helicopters’ ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. The FAA’s Award of Excellence… Read more »

Source: Maverick, 05-Feb-16

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Maverick Helicopters partners with Uber in Las Vegas

Maverick Helicopters partners with Uber in Las Vegas

Maverick Helicopters partners with Uber to launch UberCHOPPER in Las Vegas during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from Wednesday, Jan. 6 to Saturday, Jan. 9. The exclusive, limited-time offer allows guests to book a Vegas Nights flight for $99 per person (normally $124 per person) from 6 to 10 p.m. “Uber is thrilled to be… Read more »

Source: Maverick, 07-Jan-16

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Nevada – Care-Flight chief on unexplained leave – interim CEO Named

Nevada – Care-Flight chief on unexplained leave – interim CEO Named

The man in charge of the agency that runs Northern Nevada’s ambulance and Care Flight service is on leave and an interim CEO has been named, but so far REMSA isn’t commenting on the reason for the change. See Full Story

Source: RGJ, 06-Jan-16

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Maverick sets up special offer for NASCAR Weekend at Las Vegas

Maverick sets up special offer for NASCAR Weekend at Las Vegas

Maverick Helicopters is offering 2016 NASCAR Weekend attendees transfers to Las Vegas Motor Speedway from Friday, March 4 to Sunday, March 6 – and booking made before Thursday, Jan. 14 will save $50 per person, per day. “We are honored to be Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s exclusive helicopter operator for another exciting NASCAR Weekend,” said… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 07-Dec-15

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M1 Support Services awarded $304M Nellis AFB contract, incl HH-60s

M1 Support Services awarded $304M Nellis AFB contract, incl HH-60s

M1 Support Services, Denton, Texas, was awarded a $304,969,015 fixed-price, performance incentive and award fee contract with cost-reimbursable line items for Nellis Aircraft Maintenance Backshop operations and maintenance services. Contractor will provide services to perform safe and reliable maintenance for A-10, F-15, F-16, F/A-22 and F-35 aircraft located at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, as… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Nov-15

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Maverick opens $5 Million new Las Vegas terminal

Maverick opens $5 Million new Las Vegas terminal

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, unveiled its new $5 million Las Vegas terminal with a grand opening celebration on Thursday, November 19. The state-of-the-art facility will officially open its doors to the public on Monday, November 30. Throughout the evening, guests were treated to flights over the Las Vegas Strip, photo… Read more »

Source: Maverick, 23-Nov-15

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Sundance Helicopters again fly veterans on Salute to the Troops week

Sundance Helicopters again fly veterans on Salute to the Troops week

Sundance Helicopters, the longest running helicopter tour operator in Las Vegas, created a memorable Veterans Day week for more than 75 wounded service members by taking them, their caregivers, family members, friends, and supporters on a helicopter tour of the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, Nov. 15. This excursion was part of the 7th annual… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 18-Nov-15

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All Metal MS delivers custom EC130 Maintenance stand to Maverick

All Metal MS delivers custom EC130 Maintenance stand to Maverick

All Metal MS, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of solution driven custom “Safety First” aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment, and specialty tooling is excited to announce today it’s delivery to Maverick Helicopters, the most innovative custom EC130 Maintenance stand to Maverick Helicopters With both companies… Read more »

Source: All Metal MS, 16-Nov-15

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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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Playstudios enters exclusive contract with Maverick Helicopters

Playstudios enters exclusive contract with Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, launches an exclusive partnership with PLAYSTUDIOS to offer real-world experiences through the developer’s myVEGAS Slots and myVEGAS Blackjack applications. Players are now able to redeem loyalty points for a wide range of Maverick Helicopters excursions in Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Maui, Hawaii. “PLAYSTUDIOS’ partnership… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 30-Oct-15

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18-Oct-15 N73224 Bell 47G3B Searchlight, US-Nevada

70 year old pilot Richard Dick was reportedly rounding up cattle at low level in windy conditions, when a gust caused him to crash

18-Oct-15

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Papillon names Halvorson third generation to President roles

Papillon names Halvorson third generation to President roles

Papillon Group announces the promotion of third-generation Halvorson family members, Geoff Edlund and Jake Tomlin, to new roles within the company. Papillon Group’s Brenda Halvorson, who previously held the dual roles of president and chief executive officer for 22 years, has elevated Edlund to the position of president of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Tomlin… Read more »

Source: Papillon Group, 01-Oct-15

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Maverick Helicopters Invests Nearly $2 Million in Ground Transportation

Maverick Helicopters Invests Nearly $2 Million in Ground Transportation

Maverick Helicopters has invested nearly $2 million to upgrade its entire ground transportation fleet to limo coaches, offering Las Vegas guests a luxury experience beyond just takeoff to touchdown. Combining a limousine-style configuration with generous group seating capabilities, the new limo coaches have the VIP flair of Las Vegas while providing a more spacious interior… Read more »

Source: Maverick, 03-Sep-15

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18-Aug-15 N17YS Schweizer 300C Las Vegas, US-Nevada

hard landing off field.  Substantially damaged

18-Aug-15

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Sundance implements FAA safety action programs

Sundance implements FAA safety action programs

Sundance Helicopters recently became the nation’s first helicopter tour operator and Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS) member to implement the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) and Maintenance Safety Action Program (MSAP).  ASAP and MSAP are voluntary, self-reporting programs designed to identify and reduce safety concerns. “We are proud to participate… Read more »

Source: Sundance, 03-Jul-15

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08-Jun-15 N911NV Bell UH-1H Washoe Valley, US-Nevada

Main blades clipped trees.  Landed without further incident

08-Jun-15

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Maverick Helicopters Re-Signs Multi-Year Contract with Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Maverick Helicopters Re-Signs Multi-Year Contract with Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Maverick Helicopters has re-signed a multi-year contract with Las Vegas Motor Speedway that will continue its relationship as the exclusive helicopter operator for events at the complex including NASCAR Weekend, corporate functions and more. Through this agreement, Maverick Helicopters will manage the heliport and work with the speedway and its entities to transfer guests and celebrities to events…. Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 06-Mar-15

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Maverick Helicopters sets record 300,000 EC130 flight hours, and orders eight more

Maverick Helicopters sets record 300,000 EC130 flight hours, and orders eight more

Maverick Helicopters, based in Las Vegas, Nev., continues to expand its all-Airbus Helicopters fleet. Maverick Helicopters took delivery of five EC130 T2s in 2014 and has ordered eight for delivery in 2015. The EC130 fleet serves Maverick Helicopters’ Las Vegas and Grand Canyon tour business. In February the company became the first to achieve 300,000… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

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Papillon to unveil gold EC130T2 to celebrate 50th anniversary

Papillon to unveil gold EC130T2 to celebrate 50th anniversary

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

Source: Airbus, 01-Mar-15

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Kings Avionics completes first helicopter field installation of GRA55/GI205

Kings Avionics completes first helicopter field installation of GRA55/GI205

Kings Avionics of Henderson, Nevada, has completed the first field installation of a Garmin GRA55 radar altimeter and a Garmin GI205 remote display screen on any helicopter platform. This installation, on a Bell 206L-1 for a rotary fleet operator, was completed in advance of the 2017 mandate that all Part 135 operators have a radar… Read more »

Source: Kings Avionics, 16-Feb-15

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31-Dec-14 N530KK MD Helicopters MD530F Las Vegas, US-Nevada

Very heavy landing in residential area, minor injuries to 2 POB later named as David Callen and Paul Lourenco.

31-Dec-14

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Grand Canyon Helicopters’ Launches New Tour For Fall

Grand Canyon Helicopters’ Launches New Tour For Fall

Grand Canyon Helicopters is getting ready for fall 2014 with a slate of fresh, new flights that are sure to please travelers taking off from Las Vegas and South Rim, AZ. “It was an incredible summer for flying the Canyon,” said Keith Kravitz, owner of Grand Canyon Helicopters. “Fall will be equally brilliant, especially because… Read more »

Source: GCH, 16-Sep-14

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27-Aug-14 N4187W Robinson R22 Gardnerville, US-Nevada

Substantially damaged after striking wires 10 ft above ground on take-off.  Boom broken and tail separated. Heavy impact starboard side.  Pilot named in press as Doyle Holden and passenger as Karen Cole.

27-Aug-14

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24-Aug-14 N4246Z Robinson R44 Pahrump, US-Nevada

Rolled onto its side on landing

24-Aug-14

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03-Jul-14 N832PA Airbus AS350B3 Winnemucca, US-Nevada

Heavy landing during sling-load operations for Bureau of Land Management.  Level of damage not known.

03-Jul-14

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FAA Announces Nevada UAS Test Site Now Operational

FAA Announces Nevada UAS Test Site Now Operational

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today announced that the State of Nevada’s unmanned aircraft systems test site is ready to conduct research vital to integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. Nevada is the third of six congressionally mandated test sites to become operational. “Nevada has been on the leading edge of aerospace… Read more »

Source: FAA, 10-Jun-14

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Maverick Helicopters wins best tour company award for fifth year

Maverick Helicopters wins best tour company award for fifth year

Maverick Helicopters has won the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s best tour company award for the fifth straight year. See full story

Source: Las Vegas R-J, 13-May-14

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13-Apr-14 N78CS Helicycle Reno, US-Nevada (1F)

Single-seat recently-completed amateur-build helicopter crashed fatally shortly after take-off from Reno Stead Airport.  See also NTSB report

13-Apr-14

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06-Apr-14 N441JL Robinson R44 Las Vegas, US-Nevada

Emergency field landing with time given by FAA as 00:11 local.  No injuries to the 4 POB

06-Apr-14

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Sundance Helicopters unveils EC130T2 and new logo

Sundance Helicopters unveils EC130T2 and new logo

Sundance Helicopters unveiled their new EC130T2s and newly designed Sundance Helicopters brand identity during an event held last week in Las Vegas – See full story

Source: Las Vegas Informer, 26-Mar-14

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Maverick Helicopters continues fleet upgrade by adding EC130T2s

Maverick Helicopters continues fleet upgrade by adding EC130T2s

Maverick Helicopters continues to grow its Grand Canyon and Las Vegas tour business with the addition of Airbus Helicopters EC130 T2s to its aircraft fleet. Maverick, based in Henderson, Nev., is upgrading its all-Airbus Helicopters fleet. The company, which operates a fleet of 34 EC130 B4s, signed an agreement in 2012 to purchase up to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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Grand Canyon Helicopters’ New Free Report Lists Top Flight Deals

Grand Canyon Helicopters’ New Free Report Lists Top Flight Deals

The Grand Canyon travel season will start in earnest next month. In anticipation of that, Grand Canyon Helicopters has released a free report that lists the best air tour deals for the remainder of Q2 2014. “Right now is one of the best times to book a helicopter tour,” said Keith Kravitz, owner of Grand… Read more »

Source: Grand Canyon Helicopters, 24-Feb-14

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All Metal moves to new Las Vegas facility

All Metal moves to new Las Vegas facility

All Metal MS, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of solution driven custom “safety first” aircraft maintenance stands, assembly /production line platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, is pleased to announce that the company has moved into a new, more modern manufacturing facility. This move has been a yearlong… Read more »

Source: All Metal MS, 19-Feb-14

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Las Vegas police captain retires over Guns N Roses guitarist flight

Las Vegas police captain retires over Guns N Roses guitarist flight

Capt. David O’Leary, Las Vegas Police’s Financial Crimes Bureau boss, has retired as a captain over a freebie flight became public when Guns N Roses guitarist DJ Ashba posted a photo with  detailed description on Instagram back in August 2013.  See full story Image courtesy of Brand USA

Source: Las Vegas R-J, 02-Jan-14

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FAA names six Unmanned Aircraft Systems research and test sites

FAA names six Unmanned Aircraft Systems research and test sites

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced the selection of the six public entities that will develop unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test sites around the country. These congressionally-mandated test sites will conduct critical research into the certification and operational requirements necessary to safely integrate UAS into the national airspace over the next several… Read more »

Source: FAA, 01-Jan-14

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01-Jan-14 N133GC Eurocopter EC130 Boulder City, US-Nevada

Heavy landing and rolled over after losing power on a post-maintenance test flight.  Pilot was only person on board

01-Jan-14

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Heli USA Airways gets court OK to meet payroll

Heli USA Airways gets court OK to meet payroll

Heli USA Airways Inc. received U.S. Bankruptcy Court permission on Wednesday to meet its payroll but must make do with a shrunken fleet of tour heli­copters.  See full story

Source: Las Vegas Review Journal, 15-Nov-13

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Heli USA Airways files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Heli USA Airways files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp., which leased the three Agusta helicopters to Heli USA, said that the tour company defaulted a year ago on the $32,000-a-month payments. Further, a company representative said Heli USA was not maintaining the helicopters correctly.  See full story

Source: Las Vegas Review Journal, 30-Oct-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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Construction begins on Carson Health helipad in Nevada

Construction begins on Carson Health helipad in Nevada

After months of decision making and back-and-forth discussions between the city of Carson City and Carson Health, as well as input from residents, the new hospital helipad is officially beginning to take shape   See full story

Source: The Gazette, 06-Oct-13

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Bad statistic – Three winching fatalities in eight weeks

Bad statistic – Three winching fatalities in eight weeks

From the very close attention HeliHub.com gives to safety data, we have noticed a recent spate of  accidents involving winching operations where the person being winched is the fatality.  Check out these three   12-Sep-13 Sikorsky UH-60 Springville, US-California (1F) 57-year-old volunteer Shane Krogen fell about 50 feet from a helicopter during a marijuana-eradication effort in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Sep-13

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26-Aug-13 Bell-Boeing MV-22 Creech AFB, US-Nevada

Heavy landing during a training exercise and caught fire.  4 POB unharmed

26-Aug-13

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Maverick Helicopters select Toshiba HD cameras for onboard imaging

Maverick Helicopters select Toshiba HD cameras for onboard imaging

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division (ISD) (Toshiba Imaging –www.toshibacameras.com), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., and leading manufacturer of ultra-compact high definition (HD) and high resolution CCD and CMOS video cameras, announces that the IK-HR1D, compact 1-chip CMOS, 2.1 megapixel high definition (HD) cameras have been selected for use by Maverick Helicopters (www.FlyMaverick.com– Las Vegas,… Read more »

Source: Toshiba Imaging, 21-Aug-13

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Grand Canyon Helicopters Unveils New Labor Day Holiday Flight Deals

Grand Canyon Helicopters Unveils New Labor Day Holiday Flight Deals

In anticipation of Labor Day weekend, Grand Canyon Helicopters, a leading information and discount-booking source for canyon air tours, announced the release of a set of new deals targeting flights from Las Vegas, NV, and Tusayan, AZ. “Labor Day is one of summer’s biggest holidays,” noted Keith Kravitz, owner of Grand Canyon Helicopters. “In most… Read more »

Source: Grand Canyon Helicopters, 19-Aug-13

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22-Jul-13 N233JP Bell UH-1H Mount Clarleston, US-Nevada (1F)

According to a LVMPD press release, David Vanbuskirk “somehow became detached from the hoist line, falling into the canyon below.” The distance that the man fell is under investigation, but Sheriff Doug Gillespie later stated in a press conference that “it is clear that this was a non-survivable fall and he died on impact.” The… Read more »

22-Jul-13

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22-Jul-13 N115SH Eurocopter AS350B2 Las Vegas, US-Nevada

Tail rotor struck ground on landing on a training flight.  From this press report – According to airport spokesperson Christine Crews told FOX5 one of the helicopter’s rotors struck the ground, causing significant damage to the aircraft. The Sundance spokesperson, though, said the Eurocopter AS350B2 had tail rotor and skid damage only.

22-Jul-13

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New Elko Airport director has plans for helicopter base

New Elko Airport director has plans for helicopter base

Newly appointed Airport Director Mark Gibbs’ second priority is to help establish an airport for the Nevada Air National Guard, which could be used to land military helicopters that frequently fly over Elko. see full story

03-Jul-13

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20-Apr-13 N4237M Bell 206B Wells, US-Nevada

Tail rotor damaged on landing

20-Apr-13

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Doors to HELI-EXPO 2013 are about to Open!

Doors to HELI-EXPO 2013 are about to Open!

We are ready for the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, are you? HELI-EXPO 2013 opens its doors to the public on Tues., March 5, and all indications point to another hugely successful show. Highlights of the first day will include the HAI Annual Membership Meeting and Breakfast from 8:00 – 10:00 am in… Read more »

Source: HAI, 05-Mar-13

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Bristow Academy Announces Agreement with Aero Dynamix

Bristow Academy Announces Agreement with Aero Dynamix

Bristow Academy announced today an agreement with Aero Dynamix to use Aero Dynamix night vision systems to enhance its night vision training program, as well as offer the installation of Aero Dynamix night vision systems to its customers worldwide. Both companies are industry leaders in night vision applications – Bristow Academy in rotary pilot training… Read more »

Source: Bristow Academy, 05-Mar-13

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HAI releases iPhone/iPad app for Heli-Expo 2013

HAI releases iPhone/iPad app for Heli-Expo 2013

On behalf of HAI, EproMeetingApps is the official app provider for HELI-EXPO 2013, March 5-7, in Las Vegas, Neveda. This app puts all details about the conference in the palm of your hand; allows you to be kept up to date on conference details, speaker information and any changes/updates that may occur; introduces you to… Read more »

Source: Apple iStore, 21-Feb-13

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100th pilot completes Bristow Academy Mountain Flying course

100th pilot completes Bristow Academy Mountain Flying course

There’s a certain buzz these days in Carson City, Nevada—the sound of Bristow Academy Mountain Flying Training. On 23 May 2011 Bristow Academy began operating in the majestic Lake Tahoe region and hasn’t stopped since, training more than 100 pilots from a myriad of countries in high altitude operations. Military and police units have flocked… Read more »

Source: Bristow Academy, 18-Feb-13

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18-Feb-13 N20620 Bell 206 Ely, US-Nevada (1F)

Ted McBride, 74, died after contact with a power line during agricultural operations

18-Feb-13

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Heli-Expo 2013 update

Heli-Expo 2013 update

Have you made your hotel reservations for HELI-EXPO? With more than 700 exhibitors confirmed, HELI-EXPO promises to be after to be our largest show ever. Rooms are going fast and the hotel reservation deadline is only a week away: Thursday, February 7.Make your reservations online or contact Connections Housing [email protected] 877-254-HELI. Before Business Begins … HELI-EXPO is, without… Read more »

Source: HAI, 01-Feb-13

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Heli-Expo 2013 list of exhibitors tops 700

Heli-Expo 2013 list of exhibitors tops 700

HAI’s HELI-EXPO® is already the biggest helicopter-only convention and trade show in the world, and this year that’s truer than ever as we’ve set a new record for the number of exhibitors. Seven hundred exhibitors will be on hand in Las Vegas, Monday-Thursday, March 4-7, 2013 (exhibit halls open Tuesday-Thursday, March 5-7). Whether you’re in need of… Read more »

Source: HAI, 29-Jan-13

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Heli-Expo 2013 Early-Bird Registration Deadline Is Friday 25th

Heli-Expo 2013 Early-Bird Registration Deadline Is Friday 25th

Register by Jan. 25 to save on HELI-EXPO 2013 registration and professional education courses. Don’t miss opportunities to — Network with 20,000 industry professionals from all over the world Engage with 650+ exhibiting companies on the expansive show floor Earn professional education credits through 27 professional education courses Take the HAI Rotor Safety Challenge: 45 FREE safety sessions, workshops, and other… Read more »

Source: HAI, 23-Jan-13

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Judge halts Nevada helicopter roundup of horses

Judge halts Nevada helicopter roundup of horses

A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Bureau of Land Management from rounding up wild mustangs in Nevada after horse protection advocates presented video footage that they say shows wranglers repeatedly abusing mustangs with electric prods in violation of agency policy. (see full story)

Source: Morning Journal News, 09-Jan-13

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Helicopter Rescue Summit in planning for March 2013

Helicopter Rescue Summit in planning for March 2013

The Helicopter Rescue and Response Association (HRRA) is in the planning phase for the upcoming 2013 Helicopter Rescue Summit. The summit will be held in conjunction with the Helicopter Association International, HELI EXPO, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Helicopter Rescue Summit is scheduled for March 4, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 0800-1700 hrs…. Read more »

Source: HRRA, 21-Dec-12

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07-Nov-12 N901CF Eurocopter AS350B3 Spanish Springs, US-Nevada

Emergency landing in field.  No damage

07-Nov-12

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L-3 Communications Vertex awarded $28M more for maintenance at NAS Fallon

L-3 Communications Vertex awarded $28M more for maintenance at NAS Fallon

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace L.L.C., Madison, Miss., is being awarded a $28,363,341 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-09-D-0007) to exercise an option for organizational, selected intermediate and limited depot level maintenance for F-16, F-18, H-60 and E-2C aircraft operated by the adversary squadrons based at Naval Air Station, Fallon, Nev.  Work will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Nov-12

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Registration now open for Heli-Expo 2013 Professional Education Courses

Registration now open for Heli-Expo 2013 Professional Education Courses

At HELI-EXPO 2013, HAI is offering 27 different professional education courses, taught by some of the best instructors in the industry. Each course, designed specifically for helicopter professionals, targets important issues for operators, pilots, managers, maintenance professionals, young professionals, and transitioning military. 14 new courses are now available based on your feedback: Advanced Vertical Reference Long-Line… Read more »

Source: HAI, 07-Oct-12

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Obama’s three-day stay pinches pockets of helicopter tour operators

Obama’s three-day stay pinches pockets of helicopter tour operators

Officials from the Secret Service and FAA met with the tour companies last week to offer an alternative to grounding their helicopters.  The plan moved the eight tour companies’ operations to the Jean Airport, where the FAA set up a temporary air traffic control tower to ensure safe aircraft operations. (see full story)

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal, 05-Oct-12

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American Eurocopter delivers first EC130T2

American Eurocopter delivers first EC130T2

American Eurocopter has delivered the company’s first EC130 T2 to Maverick Aviation Group. The EC130 T2 is Eurocopter’s newest model, introduced to the industry at this year’s Heli-Expo. Maverick, a leader in the Las Vegas and Grand Canyon tourism industry, was one of the launch customers for the new product line with a signed agreement… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 03-Oct-12

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Get a jump on 2013 – Register for Heli-Expo today!

Get a jump on 2013 – Register for Heli-Expo today!

Registration for the biggest, most exciting helicopter trade show in the world is now open! HELI-EXPO® is headed for Las Vegas, March 4-7, 2013. Non-members who register between now and January 25, 2013 can save 25% on a 3-day registration. HAI members who sign up by the January 25th Early Bird deadline can save even more —… Read more »

Source: HAI, 25-Sep-12

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Registration for Heli-Expo 2013 opens today

Registration for Heli-Expo 2013 opens today

New for 2013 – New Days: Show Floor Open Tuesday Through Thursday in Las Vegas – New Time: Show Floor Opens at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, March 5 – New Free Safety Education Program — The Rotor Safety Challenge – 45 New Exhibitors (and We’re Not Done Growing) – 14 New Professional Education Courses and… Read more »

Source: HAI, 24-Sep-12

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