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Aspen Avionics name Sales Manager for Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah

Aspen Avionics name Sales Manager for Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah

Aspen Avionics announced that retired Marine Corps aviator and Aspen’s director of flight operations, James Buck is expanding his roles and responsibilities to include the position of regional sales manager for Aspen’s growing sales team. In his sales role, he will be responsible for the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. As the… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 14-Jul-17

PAC International delivers 407GX to University of Utah Health Care

PAC International delivers 407GX to University of Utah Health Care

PAC International (PAC), a Metro Aviation company, has delivered a fully customized Bell 407GX to the University of Utah’s AirMed program, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Established in 1978 as the eighth air medical transport program in the nation, AirMed provides care throughout northern Utah and Wyoming. The new addition to the fleet is… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 12-Sep-16

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Whirlybird Helicopters faces $55,000 court judgement

Whirlybird Helicopters faces $55,000 court judgement

The U.S. Attorney’s Office asked a federal judge Friday to order a default judgment of $55,000 against Whirlybird Helicopters in a case that stemmed from allegations the company did not adequately screen employees for drug use.  See full story

Source: Standard Examiner, 18-Apr-16

Summit County Council bans new helipads for six months

Summit County Council bans new helipads for six months

The ongoing helicopter controversy has now been grounded for the next six months after the Summit County Council approved a temporary ordinance on Wednesday banning new helicopter landing sites in the Snyderville Basin.  See full story

Source: Park Record, 15-Mar-16

Utah Highway Patrol orders Airbus H125

Utah Highway Patrol orders Airbus H125

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has extended its sales leadership in the U.S. market for airborne law enforcement helicopters, booking an order for an H125 AStar from the Utah Highway Patrol. Utah Highway Patrol already operates an AS350 B2, to conduct a wide variety of law enforcement, search and rescue and utility-type missions in Utah. Completion of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Mar-16

09-Sep-15 N253HP Airbus AS350B3 Draper, US-Utah

Rope became entangled in main rotor during a manoevre with one skid on a rock ledge while hovering,  Pilot Kent Harrison made some aggressive manoevres to avoid ground crews nearby, during which the tail hit a nearby cliff face.  Helicopter continued spinning, but pilot regained some control and continued to a safer landing zone and… Read more »

09-Sep-15

12-Jul-15 N441MM Robinson R22 Panguitch, US-Utah

Pilot Duane Fielding, of St. George, and his 14-year-old son/passenger were not seriously injured.  Gust of wind while in a low hover led tail to touch the ground, causing the helicopter to become unstable and crash

12-Jul-15

Upper Limit Aviation Pilots Sworn in as Special Deputies for Iron County, Utah

Upper Limit Aviation Pilots Sworn in as Special Deputies for Iron County, Utah

This past week thirteen Upper Limit Aviation pilots were sworn in as official “special deputies” with the Iron County Sheriff’s Department. As special deputies, the ULA pilots can now land and pick up accident victims in support of search and rescue missions for the county. The formal title for the 13 pilots is “Iron County… Read more »

Source: Upper Limit Aviation, 07-Apr-15

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Advanced Helicopter Services Announces New Facility Opening in Provo, Utah

Advanced Helicopter Services Announces New Facility Opening in Provo, Utah

Northern California helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) provider, Advanced Helicopter Services (AHS), has announced the opening of a new regional helicopter support location at the Provo, Utah airport.  The satellite maintenance facility will support a broad range of helicopter maintenance capabilities for multiple helicopter model types and mission profiles. AHS is a longtime MRO… Read more »

Source: AHS, 23-Feb-15

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16-Dec-14 N352SL Airbus AS350B2 Bicknell, US-Utah

Loss of power at 20ft agl, heavy landing

16-Dec-14

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02-Dec-14 N3234U Robinson R44 Bountiful, US-Utah (2F)

Main rotor and mast separated shortly after take-off from Sky Park Airport on post-maintenance test flight to track and balance the blades.  Two fatalities named later as Claus Hauer and Bruce Orr

02-Dec-14

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13-Nov-14 N425U Eurocopter AS350BA Panguitch, US-Utah

Rolled onto its side on landing, 2 POB, one slight injured, other not injured.

13-Nov-14

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11-Sep-14 N142MA Bell 407 Moab, US-Utah

Sole occupant pilot injured in crash – helicopter was on survey work for Greenriver Energy

11-Sep-14

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Lending Resources partners with Upper Limit Aviation

Lending Resources partners with Upper Limit Aviation

Upper Limit Aviation (ULA), one of the nation’s leading helicopter and fixed wing aircraft flight training programs announced today a partnership with Lending Resources LLC, to offer ULA students private student loan products to finance their professional aviation training and education. Designed to supplement other student sources of capital, the partnership with Lending Resources LLC allows select ULA… Read more »

Source: Upper Limit Aviation, 19-Jun-14

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29-Apr-14 N37929 Hughes OH-6 Boulder, US-Utah

FAA: “Went into an embankment and rolled onto its side”. One TV station reported it as a hard landing during a mission aimed at livestock predator control.

29-Apr-14

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06-Apr-14 N13HG Robinson R22 Range Creek, US-Utah (2F)

Pilot Robin Venuti, 38 and passenger Albert Rubio killed when helicopter crashed in “treacherous terrain” on elk-hunting flight

06-Apr-14

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Salt Lake Community College contracts with Leading Edge Aviation

Salt Lake Community College contracts with Leading Edge Aviation

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) recently signed a contract with Leading Edge Aviation (LEA) as the Helicopter Provider for the SLCC Professional Pilot – Rotary Wing AAS Degree in Salt Lake City. LEA, based in Bend, Oregon was chosen through a state bidding process. “Expansion into the Salt Lake City area in partnership with SLCC… Read more »

Source: Leading Edge Aviation, 30-Mar-14

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Meridian Helicopters leases two LongRanger 3s to Upper Limit Aviation

Meridian Helicopters leases two LongRanger 3s to Upper Limit Aviation

Students in Upper Limit Aviation’s (ULA) helicopter flight school will have two more helicopters to fly, thanks to a new lease agreement with Meridian Helicopters LLC. Meridian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Winnipeg-based Cadorath Group, has signed a two-year agreement with the school for the lease of two Bell 206L-3s. One helicopter will be based in… Read more »

Source: Meridian Helicopters, 26-Feb-14

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05-Feb-14 N3211N Bell 206B Bountiful, US-Utah

Fell onto its side on take-off in snowy conditions

05-Feb-14

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Utah National Guard bristles at loss of Apaches

Utah National Guard bristles at loss of Apaches

Utah National Guard Maj. Gen. Jefferson Burton questions the U.S. Army’s plan to take back all of their AH-64 Apache helicopters, 16 of which are here.  See full story

Source: Salt Lake Tribune, 21-Jan-14

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One-way trip to Mars is destroying Utah EMS pilot’s marriage

One-way trip to Mars is destroying Utah EMS pilot’s marriage

Ken Sullivan, a 38-year-old medevac pilot living in Utah, is delighted to have been selected as a finalist for a one-way trip to Mars – but he didn’t tell his wife he was applying…  See full story

Source: Stamford Advocate, 17-Jan-14

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Universal Helicopters 10th year without accident or incident

Universal Helicopters 10th year without accident or incident

Universal Helicopters (UHI) with locations in Arizona, Utah, Kansas, and California, is proud to announce that they are in their 10th year with no incident, accident, or crashes. Dr. Gordon A Jiroux, President and CEO of UHI, stated “with safety, quality and crash free flying as our primary focus each and every day, UHI is… Read more »

Source: Universal Helicopters, 09-Jan-14

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Classic Lifeguard opens new Utah base in Moab

Classic Lifeguard opens new Utah base in Moab

Classic Lifeguard announced the opening of its newest base of operations located in Moab, Utah. The new base will serve the region with premium air ambulance services and leading industry practices and technology. Classic Lifeguard has made the decision to relocate one of their medically configured Bell 407’s to Moab in order to more effectively… Read more »

Source: Classic Lifeguard, 13-Dec-13

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AirMed adds new base with EC145 in Tooele, Utah

AirMed adds new base with EC145 in Tooele, Utah

University of Utah AirMed held an opening ceremony yesterday for their new base at Tooele in Utah.  AirMed will be basing a Eurocopter EC145 there now. University of Utah Healthcare’s Air Medical Transport Team. AirMed was established in 1972 as the 8th air medical transport program in the nation. The University hospital provides services for one… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Dec-13

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Universal Helicopters orders four R44s and two R22s

Universal Helicopters orders four R44s and two R22s

Universal Helicopters (UHI), with locations in Arizona, Utah (dealership location), Kansas, and California, has placed orders on six new Robinson helicopters. Dr. Gordon A Jiroux, President and CEO of UHI, stated “with the success and demand for enrollment at all of our locations with respect to several different colligate programs, in the last quarter of… Read more »

Source: Universal Helicopters, 06-Dec-13

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06-Dec-13 N2066W MD Helicopters 500E Monticello, US-Utah

Force landing during animal capture operation

06-Dec-13

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Utah Valley Regional Medical Center celebrates 13 years of Lifeflight

Utah Valley Regional Medical Center celebrates 13 years of Lifeflight

More than 5,000 flights have originated from Utah Valley Regional Medical Center since its Life Flight operation began full time at the hospital 13 years ago.  See full story

Source: Herald Extra, 17-Oct-13

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Fourth training accident in 30 months for Upper Limit Aviation

Fourth training accident in 30 months for Upper Limit Aviation

Yesterday saw a Robinson R22 of Upper Limit Aviation suffer an accident on a training flight in mountainous terrain – see 08-Jul-13 N712U Robinson R22B American Fork Canyon, US-Utah. The instructor and student have been seriously injured. Our database now shows nine accidents for Upper Limit Aviation. Four of these have occurred since March 2011. The oldest… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jul-13

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08-Jul-13 N712U Robinson R22B American Fork Canyon, US-Utah

28 year old instructor and 24 year old student – both seriously injured.  Crashed onto rocky mountain side and rolled some way down a slope.

08-Jul-13

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Utah – Eagle Air Med starts AS350 ops at Castleview Hospital

Utah – Eagle Air Med starts AS350 ops at Castleview Hospital

Beginning Monday, June 10th, travelers on Highway 6 noticed a brand new helicopter proudly positioned on the helipad at Castleview Hospital [in Price, Utah Ed.]. The helicopter is operated by Eagle Air Med and will provide the city of Price and the surrounding area with an added resource for emergency response and quick patient transportation…. Read more »

Source: Castleview Hospital, 01-Jul-13

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28-Jun-13 N7187B Robinson R44 Beaver Dam, US-Utah

“crashed under unknown circumstances” says the FAA.  Pilot was solo student

28-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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24-May-13 N45UH Eurocopter EC145 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

Bird strike and bird entered cockpit. AirMed 4 landed safely on the helipad at Kennecott mine. There were no injuries

24-May-13

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New AS350 for Castleview Hospital

New AS350 for Castleview Hospital

Price residents may have noticed a helicopter flying over the city on Friday. The new chopper caught the eye of many residents and will soon be a permanent fixture to the area (see full story)

Source: ETV-10 News, 15-Apr-13

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Universal Helicopters announces new NVG training alliance

Universal Helicopters announces new NVG training alliance

Universal Helicopters (UHI), a leader in helicopter flight training, Night Flight Concepts (NFC), the leading provider of comprehensive night vision solutions, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s oldest and most prestigious aeronautical university and Dodge City Community College (DC3) are pleased to announce new training alliance to bring collegiate level NVG programs to the southwest…. Read more »

Source: Universal Helicopters, 03-Mar-13

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Utah Highway Patrol selects Becker digital system for new AS350B3e

Utah Highway Patrol selects Becker digital system for new AS350B3e

The Utah Highway Patrol/Department of Public Safety (DPS) Aero Bureau, recently selected the Becker Avionics DVCS6100 digital airborne audio control system for its newly ordered AS350 B3e multi-mission helicopter. The aircraft will initially deliver in May, followed by the completion phase at Hanger One Avionics’ facility in Carlsbad, CA. During that time the aircraft will… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 30-Jan-13

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Utah AirMed puts EC145 into service

Utah AirMed puts EC145 into service

In choosing a new helicopter, the team took test rides up to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, fully loaded with crew, equipment and fuel, said pilot Jeff Dansie.  (see full story)

Source: KSL, 02-Jan-13

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NEMSPA Board of Directors set to convene in Salt Lake City

NEMSPA Board of Directors set to convene in Salt Lake City

The National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) Board of Directors announced their annual work session will be held in late January in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Board of Directors, made up of 12 members will spend time working together to be the voice of the air medical pilot. “With many issues and challenges facing the… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 01-Jan-13

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15-Dec-12 N393LE Robinson R22 Logan-Cache Airport, US-Utah

Tipped over onto its side on landing.  Training flight

15-Dec-12

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Mountain Ridge Helicopters gains ACCSC accreditation

Mountain Ridge Helicopters gains ACCSC accreditation

Mountain Ridge Helicopters is now accredited through the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. Mountain Ridge has been training pilots for careers in the helicopter industry for the last 6 years and focuses on high altitude, mountain training. With this accreditation… Read more »

Source: Mountain Ridge Helicopters, 04-Dec-12

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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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Becker digital audio system selected for Utah AirMed EC145

Becker digital audio system selected for Utah AirMed EC145

Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 Digital Audio System was recently selected for the new University of Utah AirMed EC145 Air Medical helicopter. The aircraft is a replacement for an older twin-engine helicopter in AirMed’s fleet. American Eurocopter in Texas recently delivered the helicopter to United Rotorcraft in Denver (a division of Air Methods Corp), where the aircraft… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 26-Sep-12

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Utah EMS helicopter moved after single complaint to FAA

Utah EMS helicopter moved after single complaint to FAA

“I believe just one citizen complained and made a big enough stink that he got an FAA inspector to come out,” said Tony Henderson, president of Classic Aviation. (see full story)

Source: Deseret News, 31-Aug-12

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17-Aug-12 N208WM Robinson R22 Spanish Fork, US-Utah

Training flight, reportedly practicing autorotations.  CFI Gary Hansen sustained bad head injuries, student only minor injuries.

17-Aug-12

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11-Aug-12 N7135J Robinson R22 Monticello, US-Utah

11-Aug-12

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University of Utah AirMed takes delivery of EC145

University of Utah AirMed takes delivery of EC145

American Eurocopter announced today that it delivered an EC145® to the University of Utah’s AirMed Program. AirMed currently has a fleet of four helicopters. This is the program’s first Eurocopter aircraft and will be providing a much needed upgrade to one of its older aircraft. “We were getting to the point where it wasn’t cost… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 31-Jul-12

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Upper Limit Aviation student receives Doug Doty scholarship

Upper Limit Aviation student receives Doug Doty scholarship

Upper Limit Aviation (ULA) is proud to announce that our student, Ryan DeJong is the recipient of  The Doug Doty Vertical Flight Foundation’s Accelerating Possibilities Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to pilots that have demonstrated their commitment and dedication in becoming professional pilots. The Doug Doty Vertical Flight Foundation is an organization that was founded… Read more »

Source: Upper Limit Aviation, 24-Jul-12

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Utah Highway Patrol Aero Bureau orders an AS350B3e

Utah Highway Patrol Aero Bureau orders an AS350B3e

American Eurocopter announced today that the Utah Highway Patrol has purchased an AS350® B3e for its Aero Bureau fleet. The new B3e will bring enhanced capabilities to the Bureau’s current fleet of two AS350 B2s that support law enforcement agencies statewide, whose efforts protect the citizens of Utah. “When we decided to add a third… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 13-Jul-12

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Intermountain Life Flight goes live with GrandNew

Intermountain Life Flight goes live with GrandNew

Three of the most sophisticated and safest medical helicopters in the world now call Utah home. The Intermountain Life Flight program, one of the nation’s first air medical transport and rescue services, has added three state-of-the-art Agusta Grand helicopters to its fleet to enhance safety, precision and maneuverability in the rescue and transportation of critically-ill… Read more »

Source: Intermountain Healthcare, 03-Jul-12

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Maverick Helicopters lose four pilots in fixed-wing crash

Maverick Helicopters lose four pilots in fixed-wing crash

Joshua Stubblefield, 31, Chris Spircu, 44, Paul Andrews, 32, and Todd Stuntzner, 45, died on Tuesday night when their single-engine Cirrus SR20 crashed near Zion National Park, according to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office.  All four were tour pilots for Las Vegas operator Maverick Helicopters.  The plane had departed from the North Las Vegas Airport… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jun-12

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Tourist flights proposed over Zion National Park

Tourist flights proposed over Zion National Park

Zion National Park is a big tourist attraction and a businessman wants to give visitors a view from above of the park and other attractions. But some residents, including the mayor, object to part of his plan. (see full story)

28-May-12

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University of Utah AirMed orders an EC145

University of Utah AirMed orders an EC145

American Eurocopter announced today that University of Utah Health Care’s AirMed has ordered a new EC145® helicopter. AirMed was established in 1972 as the seventh air medical transport program in the country. This is the program’s first Eurocopter aircraft. “We are honored that such an outstanding program as AirMed has selected a Eurocopter product for… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 12-Feb-12

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IHC equips first AW109SP with Donaldson inlet barrier filter system

IHC equips first AW109SP with Donaldson inlet barrier filter system

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), is pleased to announce that Intermountain Healthcare’s (IHC) Life Flight in Utah has installed and is operating the world’s first AgustaWestland AW109SP Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system. Longtime air medical operator IHC Life Flight selected the IBF system to reduce direct engine operating… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 08-Feb-12

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Mountain Ridge Helicopters working with Veterans

Mountain Ridge Helicopters working with Veterans

Mountain Ridge Helicopters is pleased to announce that the VA has approved it’s Flight Instructor Course which after completion the pilot will be able to perform one of the most vital and influential roles in aviation, instructing others how to fly helicopters. Now, students enrolling in the Flight Instructor Course at Mountain Ridge can receive financial benefits under either Chapter 30… Read more »

Source: Mountain Ridge Helicopters, 30-Dec-11

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University of Utah moves AirMed base from Orem to Payson

University of Utah moves AirMed base from Orem to Payson

With the goal of better serving southern and central Utah regions, University of Utah Health Care’s AirMed and Mountain View Hospital welcomed guests today to celebrate AirMed’s new 24-hour aircraft base at Mountain View Hospital in Payson. The new base in Payson was a strategic move for AirMed, as the crew relocated to Mountain View… Read more »

Source: University of Utah Healthcare, 16-Dec-11

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Summit Air Ambulance expands into Montana

Summit Air Ambulance expands into Montana

Summit Air Ambulance is expanding its business with a new base in the Montana city of Belgrade, which they expect to have up and running by 1st January.  (see full story).  The company is based in Idaho and has a base at Boise in their home state of Idaho, as well as bases at Las… Read more »

15-Dec-11

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MUSIC integrates unmanned and manned aircraft

MUSIC integrates unmanned and manned aircraft

MICHAEL ARMY AIRFIELD, Utah — The Project Offices for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Apache Attack Helicopter and Armed Scout Helicopter conducted an exercise showcasing advancements made in aircraft interoperability, referred to as the Manned Unmanned System Integration Capability Exercise at Michael Army Airfield, Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, on Sept. 16. The MUSIC exercise is the largest… Read more »

Source: US Army, 18-Sep-11

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03-Sep-11 N280AD Enstrom F280FX Heber City, US-Utah

Three injured – pilot reported entered autorotation after engine failure.  Pilot named as Ken Heidorn and passengers were Suzanne Tanner and her 15-year-old son

03-Sep-11

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AgustaWestland delivers first GrandNew to a US customer

AgustaWestland delivers first GrandNew to a US customer

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Intermountain Healthcare has taken delivery of the first of five GrandNew helicopters. The aircraft is both the first of its kind to be completed in Philadelphia with an EMS configuration and to enter operations with a U.S. customer. The GrandNew will be operated by Intermountain Life… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Jul-11

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Federal Trade Commission moves to sell two R44s of Utah gambling figure

Federal Trade Commission moves to sell two R44s of Utah gambling figure

Jeremy Johnson, of St. George, Utah, and scores of associated companies and individuals were sued by the Federal Trade Commission in Las Vegas last year in what the FTC called a nationwide scheme that operated online for years and that cost consumers $275 million.  [file photo]

Source: Vegas Inc, 29-May-11

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Vertical Aviation adds EC130 to its 135 certificate

Vertical Aviation adds EC130 to its 135 certificate

Vertical Aviation LLC, of Scottsdale Ariz., has added an EC130B4 to its 135 certificate. The Helicopter will be based in Provo Utah. The 2003 720tt hour ship just completed maintenance and conformity inspection at our facility and is on its way home. Helicopter features quiet technology Fenestron fan tail and seating for six in a… Read more »

Source: Vertical Aviation, 27-May-11

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26-May-11 N3211N Bell B206 Brigham City, US-Utah

Bird strike

26-May-11

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Mountain Ridge Helicopters is now a Part 141 Certified Pilot School

Mountain Ridge Helicopters is now a Part 141 Certified Pilot School

Mountain Ridge Helicopters is ecstatic to announce they are now a Part 141 Certified Pilot School!  Private, Commercial and Flight Instructor Certification are now available under Part 141!!! Come celebrate this great achievement on May 21st with Mountain Ridge Helicopters as they host National Learn to Fly Day at the Logan/ Cache Airport in Northern Utah. Intro flights… Read more »

Source: Mountain Ridge Helicopters, 16-May-11

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23-Apr-11 N109RX AgustaWestland A109K2 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

Bird strike en route.  No injuries reported

23-Apr-11

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06-Apr-11 N268SH Robinson R22 South Valley Regional Airport, US-Utah

Hard landing on training flight  – skids splayed out although helicopter remained upright.  Tail boom sliced by main blades.

06-Apr-11

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Mountain Ridge Helicopters approved as a CATS testing facility

Mountain Ridge Helicopters approved as a CATS testing facility

Mountain Ridge Helicopters, a flight school in Logan, Utah is proud to announce it’s approval as a CATS testing facility! Computer Assisted Testing Service (CATS) delivers computer-based examinations for Sponsors and Agencies involved in educational, licensing, or certification testing. Being the Cache Valley’s only public testing facility to offer FAA written exams, Mountain Ridge provides… Read more »

Source: Mountain Ridge Helicopters, 12-Mar-11

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Upper Limit Aviation B206 crashes on training flight in Utah

Upper Limit Aviation B206 crashes on training flight in Utah

A Bell 206B JetRanger of Upper Limit Aviation has crashed at Bolinder Field – Tooele Valley Airport.  The helicopter was on a training flight and suffered a very heavy landing.  Both occupants were reportedly trapped in the helicopter, which ended up on its starboard side and with the boom separated from the airframe. HeliHub.com adds… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Mar-11

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01-Mar-11 N206BY Bell B206 Tooele Valley Airport, US-Utah

Very heavy landing on long-line training flight.  Helicopter ended up on starboard side with boom separated.

01-Mar-11

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03-Feb-11 N441TB Robinson R44 Ogden, US-Utah

Run on landing on wet mud performed which ended in the helicopter on its side, tail boom apparently severed by the tail which ended up close to the fuselage.

03-Feb-11

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FBI investigates laser on AirMed helicopter in Salt Lake City

FBI investigates laser on AirMed helicopter in Salt Lake City

The FBI has opened an investigation into a person who shined a laser pointer into the cockpit of a medical helicopter. [report does not state helicopter type – photo is representative of teh AirMed fleet in Salt Lake City]

Source: KSL, 17-Jan-11

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FAA proposes $330K penalty against Heli-Dudes

FAA proposes $330K penalty against Heli-Dudes

SALT LAKE CITY — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $330,000 civil penalty against Heli-Dudes LLC, of Salt Lake City, for allegedly operating sightseeing helicopter rides for hire when it was not authorized to do so, a violation of Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges that Heli-Dudes did not have an FAA operating certificate… Read more »

Source: FAA, 06-Jan-11

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Intermountain Life Flight adds new base in southern Utah

Intermountain Life Flight adds new base in southern Utah

Intermountain Life Flight will begin providing helicopter service for medical transport in southern Utah starting January 14th

Source: KCSG, 06-Jan-11

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Utah State University Life Flight helicopter hit by laser

Utah State University Life Flight helicopter hit by laser

The incident spurred an investigation by USU police after the flight crew reported seeing the light originate somewhere near the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Oct. 3.

Source: Herald Journal, 29-Nov-10

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22-Nov-10 N408UH Bell 407 Ogden, US-Utah

AirMed was responding to a rollover on I-84 when the rotor struck a metal pole on the side of the road. The craft raised 10 feet in the air and began tipping on its side before the pilot brought it down hard on both skids, which splayout out.

22-Nov-10

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Upper Limit Aviation Receives ACCSC ‘School of Distinction’ Award

Upper Limit Aviation Receives ACCSC ‘School of Distinction’ Award

The Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges has recognized Upper Limit Aviation (ULA) and its helicopter flight training program as a School of Distinction. The award “is intended to recognize ACCSC- accredited institutions that have demonstrated a commitment to the expectations and rigors of accreditation as well as a commitment to delivering quality educational… Read more »

Source: Upper Limit Aviation, via Vertical, 08-Nov-10

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