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Colleton County Paramedics to Join Med-Trans

Colleton County Paramedics to Join Med-Trans

Colleton County has recently signed an employee leasing agreement with Med-Trans Corporation. The agreement will ensure that the county provides the paramedics for the new emergency medical helicopter at Colleton Medical Centre. The contract will begin in June this year. Med-Trans is going to cover the costs of assigning a paramedic to the crew, reports… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-May-17

Funding uncertain for Florence County Sheriff OH-58

Funding uncertain for Florence County Sheriff OH-58

Raptor 1, the Florence County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, has flown several missions since the agency acquired it from the federal government this spring, but with no substantial funding the new aviation program is still up in the air. See Full Story  File photo

Source: Scnow, 12-May-15

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Florence County Sheriff’s Office unveils new helicopter

Florence County Sheriff’s Office unveils new helicopter

The Florence County Sheriff’s Office has a new helicopter. See Full Story

Source: Carolina Live, 15-Apr-15

17-Jan-15 N407CR Bell 407 Greenville, US-South Carolina

Aircraft on approach to landing was flown to the right of centerline for landing at the base helipad.  Fuel tank is installed right of the helipad.  At approximately 10ft AGL, main rotor blades contacted fuel tank obstruction light.  Pilot maneuvered aircrat to the left, landing on the center of the helipad.  No injuries to 3… Read more »

17-Jan-15

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

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

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

Source: Islandpacket, 24-Nov-14

MD500E approved for South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

MD500E approved for South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

South Carolina’s law enforcement agency is asking permission to buy a new two-passenger helicopter that can assist with state and local investigations. “See Full Story“

Source: The State, 08-Aug-14

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division requests an MD500E

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division requests an MD500E

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (or SLED as it’s known locally) has put in a request for a new MD500E.  As explained in the agenda for yesterday’s meeting released very recently, SLED currently operates a 1964 UH-1H, a 1968 OH-6A and two MD500Es from 1987 and 1989.  Their aim in buying a new aircraft is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Aug-14

South Carolina National Guard moves into new hangar

South Carolina National Guard moves into new hangar

The $27.5 million Army Aviation Support Facility is home base for 10 helicopters — six Chinooks and four Lakotas — and 75 full-time soldiers.  See full story

Source: The State, 30-Jul-14

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Kaman Aerospace establishes new engineering services office in Charleston SC

Kaman Aerospace establishes new engineering services office in Charleston SC

Kaman Aerospace Group announced today at the 2014 HAI HELI-EXPO that its subsidiary, Kaman Engineering Services, has opened a new office at the Clemson University Restoration Institute Campus (CURI) in North Charleston, S.C. Kaman Engineering Services recognizes the growing aerospace requirements in the Southeast United States and the new regional office will support that demand,… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 25-Feb-14

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Air Methods holds ribbon cutting ceremony in Conway

Air Methods holds ribbon cutting ceremony in Conway

Air Methods has held its Open House/Ribbon Cutting/Barbeque on the grounds of the Conway Airport .  See full story

Source: WBTW, 30-Oct-13

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Horry County council approves Huffman Helicopters lease renewal in Myrtle Beach

Horry County council approves Huffman Helicopters lease renewal in Myrtle Beach

Huffman Helicopters gets their lease renewed despite noise concerns at the location of their heliport in Myrtle Beach  see full story

Source: WBTW, 02-Oct-13

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Huffman Helicopters on shaky ground with Horry County

Huffman Helicopters on shaky ground with Horry County

A helicopter company that for years has been taking off and landing near Myrtle Beach International Airport has an uncertain future on county land.  See full story

Source: News Channel 15, 23-Jul-13

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Simulated landing helicopter dock to be built at MCAS Beaufort

Simulated landing helicopter dock to be built at MCAS Beaufort

Head Inc.*, Columbus, Ohio, is being awarded a $10,984,000 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a simulated landing helicopter dock (LHD) flight deck at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.  The work to be performed provides for construction of a LHD flight deck consisting of high temperature resistant concrete material, a new landing officer safety officer tower… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Jun-13

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RMC purchases helicopter pad

RMC purchases helicopter pad

Regional Medical Center trustees voted Tuesday to purchase a manufactured home for the hospital’s helicopter staff. (See Full Story)

Source: The TandD, 08-May-13

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First Hospital Rooftop Helipad in Charleston Ready for Service

First Hospital Rooftop Helipad in Charleston Ready for Service

Every second matters when a patient is rushed to a hospital during a medical emergency, especially in cases of a heart attack or stroke. Now patients transported to the Charleston peninsula via helicopter will receive medical intervention 15 to 20 minutes faster by landing on Charleston’s first hospital rooftop helipad at Roper St. Francis Healthcare’s… Read more »

Source: Roper St. Francis Healthcare, 28-Mar-13

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Helicopter Adventures legal battle heads back to court

Helicopter Adventures legal battle heads back to court

The ongoing legal battle that could put a new helicopter tour company out of business in the Myrtle Beach area heads back to court this week. (see full story)

Source: Myrtle Beach Online, 12-Feb-13

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Roper St. Francis Healthcare constructs new rooftop helipad

Roper St. Francis Healthcare constructs new rooftop helipad

A new $1.8 million helipad on top of Roper Hospital’s South Tower will open for air traffic next month. (see full story)

Source: Post and Courier, 29-Jan-13

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Refurbished H-3 dedicated at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum

Refurbished H-3 dedicated at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum

The helicopter was dedicated to James Pratt, an aviation anti-submarine warfare technician 1st class, and to pilots Lt. Thomas Vincent and Lt. Charles Moran, who were aboard an H-3 heading off on a night combat mission on Feb. 25, 1965. (see full story)

Source: Daily News-Sun, 15-Oct-12

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Med-Trans partners with AirMed – Serving Georgia & South Carolina

Med-Trans partners with AirMed – Serving Georgia & South Carolina

Med-Trans Corporation and AirMed of Augusta, Georgia announced today a newly formed partnership between the twoorganizations to operate the AirMed air medical services.  The newly formed partnership will work in unison to manage the highly regarded AirMed flight program well into the future. The two organizations recently joined forces as AirMed was looking to establish a… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 20-Aug-12

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Helicopter tours in the Myrtle Beach area spark zoning changes

Helicopter tours in the Myrtle Beach area spark zoning changes

Horry County is considering creating new zoning rules for future helicopter tours after complaints from residents about noise from a new tour company that opened near their neighborhood (see full story)

Source: Myrtle Beach Online, 04-Jul-12

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Helicopter Adventures Offers Flights from Myrtle Beach

Helicopter Adventures Offers Flights from Myrtle Beach

Helicopter Adventures, the nation’s first and only attraction offering helicopter tours from a shopping, dining and entertainment complex is now offering flights from Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Free shuttles have pick up points on the north and south sides of the 350-acre complex, while the helicopter launch site is located on… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Adventures, 04-Jun-12

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30-Mar-12 N868W Hughes 369D McCormick, US-South Carolina

Extensively damaged (photo).  Pilot Dee Haddock landed at a gas station when he noticed some mechanical issues. He took off again to go to the Mccormick County Airport nearby, but never made it, crashing in a field near Mine Street and Highway 28 after flying approx half a mile

30-Mar-12

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13-Feb-12 N5511L Robinson R44 Charleston, US-South Carolina

Unknown circumstances

13-Feb-12

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Helicopter makes emergency landing after patient tries to jump out

Helicopter makes emergency landing after patient tries to jump out

A 26-year-old man who jumped from an SUV on Interstate 95 near Walterboro later tried to leap from the helicopter transporting him to the hospital Saturday evening, forcing the aircraft to land.   A LifeNet helicopter later started to transport Alveriz to Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston when he became combative with paramedics… Read more »

11-Jan-12

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07-Jan-12 Walterboro, US-South Carolina

Emergency landing after patient tried to jump out of helicopter inflight from road accident to hospital.  Patient had reportedly drinking heavily

07-Jan-12

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Patient billed $58,477 for 173 mile EMS flight

Patient billed $58,477 for 173 mile EMS flight

Insurance company claims that EMS flight was “not medically justified” and passed Omniflight’s $58,477 invoice to the patient – who has a counter-claim on his hands after a neurologist has confirmed in writing that it was an emergency.  The figure is made up of $249 per “loaded mile” for the 173 mile trip, plus a… Read more »

Source: Charlotte Observer, 26-Sep-11

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Heli ops begin at Colleton Medical Center

Heli ops begin at Colleton Medical Center

Lifenet 4, a Eurocopter AS350 registered N103HN, is the newly arrived air ambulance at Colleton Medical Center in South Carolina (full story)

Source: Live 5 News, 23-Sep-11

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Med-Trans launches EC135 in South Carolina

Med-Trans launches EC135 in South Carolina

Following their announcement of the contract with MUSC, Med-Trans have recently started operations of a new EC135P2+, registration N452MT and Eurocopter serial 0974 out of Charleston.  A profile of the new operation can be found here

Source: WCSC, 24-Aug-11

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South Carolina’s Meducare selects Med-Trans NVG-equipped EC135

South Carolina’s Meducare selects Med-Trans NVG-equipped EC135

MUSC Medical Center, located in Charleston, S.C., has finalized an agreement with Med-Trans Corp. for them to become their new aviation partner for their regional helicopter ambulance service.  Terms were reached after an exhaustive selection process looking at significant factors such as aviation safety, complete customization of the program and excellent customer service. The region… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 22-Jun-11

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Students get hands-on lesson from Carolina LifeCare

Students get hands-on lesson from Carolina LifeCare

“We actually bring in the aircraft and let them take a look at it, let them see how to operate around it, and that way when they go out into the field and they’re taking care of patients in the streets, they’ll know the basics on how to get us in safely and how to… Read more »

Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15, 28-Apr-11

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Richland County Sheriff adds unmanned helicopter

Richland County Sheriff adds unmanned helicopter

During a news conference this week, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott unveiled the newest addition to the Department’s efforts in making our communities safer – A.I.R. Aerial Intelligence and Response. Intelligence gathering, surveillance, search and rescue or special responses to critical incidents are now made easier through the use of radio controlled (RC) technology. Sheriff Lott… Read more »

Source: Richland County Sheriff, 23-Mar-11

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South Carolina National Guard to build new helicopter facility

South Carolina National Guard to build new helicopter facility

The S.C. Army National Guard will break ground within two months on a $26M facility in Greenville County to house six CH-47 Chinook and four UH-72 Lakota helicopters

Source: Herald Online, 25-Feb-11

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24-Feb-11 N796M Bell B206B Ridgeland, US-South Carolina

Main rotor struck tail boom during autorotation landing

24-Feb-11

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Hendrick Construction to build 121,000 sq.ft facility for South Carolina National Guard

Hendrick Construction to build 121,000 sq.ft facility for South Carolina National Guard

Hendrick Construction won a $26 million contract to build a 111,000-square-foot aviation support facility for South Carolina National Guard helicopters. The project, which is on the west end of the existing South Carolina Technology & Aviation Center in Greenville, S.C., features two helicopter hangars and a central support area to facilitate flight operations. The 30-acre… Read more »

Source: Hendrick Construction, 19-Jan-11

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F-16s intercept unknown helicopter near Charleston

F-16s intercept unknown helicopter near Charleston

Two U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jets,under the control of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, intercepted an unknown civilian helicopter entering North American airspace in the vicinity of Charleston, S.C.today at approximately 9:00 a.m. MST. The helicopter was not in communication with air traffic control. The fighter jets, from the 20th Fighter Wing at… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 07-Jan-11

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Omniflight launches OmniAdvantage membership program, initially in 8 states

Omniflight launches OmniAdvantage membership program, initially in 8 states

ADDISON, Texas, November 22, 2010 — Omniflight Helicopters, Inc., a leading national provider of air medical services, has launched its OmniAdvantage family membership program in eight of the 18 states in which it offers service. Omniflight is introducing OmniAdvantage as a supplemental insurance offering to give the millions of families in its service regions the… Read more »

Source: Omniflight, 23-Nov-10

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Greenville Hospital System adds Bell 407 with Med-Trans

Greenville Hospital System adds Bell 407 with Med-Trans

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A long-time partnership between Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) and Med-Trans Corp. has a new face and address – as well as a 2,700-pound royal blue helicopter. GHS has worked with Med-Trans for 10 years, but now has partnered to locate GHS Med Trans, a dedicated helicopter, at GHS’ flagship… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 16-Nov-10

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MedCenter Air completes transition to all-EC135 fleet

MedCenter Air completes transition to all-EC135 fleet

Grand Prairie, TX – The MedCenter Air Program at Carolinas Medical Center is now operating an all-EC135 fleet, with the latest aircraft entering service in May. The aircraft include state-of-the-art cockpit technology as well as the latest medical equipment. In addition to accommodating one or two litters, the EC135s are equipped with a neo-natal sled,… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 11-Oct-10

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Horry County Planning Commission defers helicopter tour proposal

Horry County Planning Commission defers helicopter tour proposal

The company has renewed a request to build a helicopter pad for a private helicopter tour company to be placed on George Bishop Parkway. The request asks that the zoning be changed on the property from highway commercial to outdoor commercial amusements.

Source: The Sun News, 09-Aug-10

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29-Jul-10 N104HH Hiller UH-12 Holly Hill, US-South Carolina

29-Jul-10

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Horry County helicopter tour plans face mixed reactions

The Horry County Council is considering a zoning change that would allow a helicopter company to open up a tourist attraction across the street from the rollercoaster at Freestyle Music Park. The proposal has met with mixed reactions

Source: The Sun News, 07-May-10

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10-Apr-10 N407CR Bell 407 Greenville, US-South Carolina

10-Apr-10

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EC135s Enter Service with Carolinas Medical Center

EC135s Enter Service with Carolinas Medical Center

American Eurocopter is pleased to announce that three new EC135s have entered service with the MedCenter Air Program at Carolinas Medical Center.  The aircraft, which were purchased in late 2009, were completed by Metro Aviation and include state-of-the-art cockpit technology as well as the latest medical equipment. In addition to accommodating one or two litters,… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 11-Mar-10

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AnMed Health launches LifeFlight service

AnMed Health launches LifeFlight service

LifeFlight uses a Bell 206 L4. This helicopter is a single engine aircraft that can handle up to four people, including the patient. LifeFlight’s Bell 206 will be upgraded to a Bell 407 later in 2010.

21-Jan-10

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Med-Trans Corp launches new South Carolina program with AnMed Health

Med-Trans Corp launches new South Carolina program with AnMed Health

When faced with an emergency, Upstate and northeast Georgia residents will now have even faster access to the life-saving care they need. Through a partnership with AnMed Health, Med-Trans Corp. is launching a helicopter program called LifeFlight, which will improve the timeliness of care for heart attack, stroke and trauma patients outside the city of… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans Corp, 09-Jan-10

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24-Oct-09 N822U Robinson R22 Scranton, US-South Carolina

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19-Oct-09 N502SL MD Helicopters MD369E Winnsboro, US-South Carolina

19-Oct-09

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Carolina Lifecare to resume flights following deadly crash

Carolina Lifecare is close to resuming medical helicopter service to the Grand Strand.

Source: Carolina Live, 11-Oct-09

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Emergency Medical Flights resuming in Horry County

A new Lifecare helicopter is expected to be back up in the air in Horry County within the next three days, perhaps as early as Friday evening, according to Matthew Smith, Chief of Medical Operation

Source: SCNow, 11-Oct-09

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Carolinas Medical Center Selects Three EC135s

The EC135s are to be delivered this fall and will subsequently be customized to meet the specific needs of the MedCenter Air program at Carolinas Medical Center. As they enter service, the new EC135s will replace an existing fleet of helicopters. The aircraft will serve North and South Carolina, providing 24/7 coverage from three separate… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 02-Oct-09

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26-Sep-09 N417AE Eurocopter AS350B2 Georgetown, US-South Carolina (3F)

25-Sep-09

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Carolinas HealthCare System to buy three Eurocopter EC135s

New craft will cost less to operate, and net outlay will be $3 million after selling old ones.

Source: Charlotte Observer, 09-Sep-09

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Trident Medical Center opens new helipad

In the past, emergency helicopters were forced to land across the highway at Charleston Southern University

Source: WCBD, 03-Sep-09

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Helicopter potential as South Carolina Committee Recommends Offshore Drilling

A South Carolina feasibility study committee will give a go-ahead this week for offshore natural gas and oil exploration while federal regulators in September are expected to put some protections of thousands of square miles of the potential drilling area where valuable deep sea coral is found.

Source: RotorNews, 28-Aug-09

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Sky 5 completes 30 years of news coverage for WRAL

Sky 5 was the first TV news helicopter in the state, and former WRAL-TV General Manager John Greene beat other stations to the punch by snapping up a new Hughes 500 helicopter after a sale to the Middle East was canceled.

Source: WRAL, 24-Aug-09

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South Carolina welcomes the Longbow

Source: US National Guard, 13-Jul-09

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2-Jul-09 N53963 Eurocopter AS350B2 Conway, US-South Carolina

2-Jul-09 N53963 Eurocopter AS350B2 Conway, US-South Carolina

02-Jul-09

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16-May-09 N117VU Eurocopter BK117 Yemasee, US-South Carolina

16-May-09 N117VU Eurocopter BK117 Yemasee, US-South Carolina

16-May-09

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