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Boeing takes MH-139 on tour

Boeing takes MH-139 on tour

Boeing’s new MH-139 helicopter arrived in Cheyenne on Tuesday last week and was on display at the Wyoming National Guard Open House by Wednesday. The aircraft was designed to enter into the competition to replace the U.S Air Force’s UH-1N Huey fleet, which was been in service since the 70s. The U.S. Air Force UH-1N… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Jul-17

09-Jun-17 N590GG Robinson R44 Douglas, US-Wyoming

Main blades sliced tail boom and skids splayed out on heavy landing in gusty conditions.  2 POB injured

09-Jun-17

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Air Methods closes Sheridan base

Air Methods closes Sheridan base

Air Methods Corporation, which operates Wyoming LifeFlight, has ended operations in Sheridan. Mike McCafferty, who is Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO, announced the end of LifeFlight services here in an email to hospital employees. The hospital had provided space for the LifeFlight helicopter on the hospital campus. McCafferty said Wyoming LifeFlight’s decision to close the base… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 05-Oct-16

Wyoming Army aviation is growing

Wyoming Army aviation is growing

Wyoming Army aviation, which is highly utilized across the state, nation and abroad, is growing. The Wyoming Army National Guard is standing up a second helicopter unit. A command aviation company will reside alongside the C Company, 5th Battalion 159th Aviation Regiment medical evacuation unit at the Army Aviation Support Facility and will execute missions… Read more »

Source: US Army, 08-Apr-16

Hillsboro Aviation named commercial sales agent for Airbus Helicopters

Hillsboro Aviation named commercial sales agent for Airbus Helicopters

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

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Mar-16

28-Aug-15 N440SA Robinson R44 Cheyenne, US-Wyoming

The helicopter landed hard from an altitude of about 15 feet and slid about 8 to 10 feet. Both skids were spread apart and broken and the helicopter came to rest on its fuselage. Both tail rotor blades separated and the vertical stabilizer was damaged. There was some buckling of the fuselage. The tail boom… Read more »

28-Aug-15

New helipad complete at Riverton Memorial Hospital

New helipad complete at Riverton Memorial Hospital

Riverton Memorial Hospital (RMH) is pleased to announce the completion of a new helipad located near the hospital’s emergency room. The additional helipad allows increased access to air ambulances for transferring patients who need advanced medical treatment not currently provided at RMH. The helipad was built in partnership with Classic Lifeguard, an air ambulance company… Read more »

Source: Riverton Memorial Hospital, 14-Oct-13

EagleMed Initiates Air Medical Service in Wyoming

EagleMed Initiates Air Medical Service in Wyoming

EagleMed LLC has begun air medical service operations in Cody, Wyo., for West Park Hospital, a primary, full-service medical center serving communities throughout Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin. EagleMed is the preferred air medical services provider for the Wyoming hospital. When fully staffed, the base will have approximately 15 EagleMed flight, medical, management and ground support… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 24-Jul-13

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BLM taking comments about helicopter roundups

BLM taking comments about helicopter roundups

The Bureau of Land Management is taking comments and suggestions about its plan to use helicopters to help gather wild horses over the next two years. (See Full Story)

Source: Billings Gazette, 12-Jun-13

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11-Dec-12 N4073Q Robinson R22 Rawlins, US-Wyoming

Low level photography flight

11-Dec-12

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15-Nov-12 N7160V Bell 407 Riverton, US-Wyoming

Force landing after striking power lines.  Wire strike system successfully cut cables and helicopter landed safely.  This report suggests that the helicopter was flying at 80-100 ft altitude, and thus the crew “were acting outside the scope of their employment and in violation of Federal Aviation Regulations, company operational specifications and policies.”

15-Nov-12

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31-Jul-12 N5038F Fairchild-Hiller FH1100 Cody, US-Wyoming

Very heavy landing, stayed upright but caused extensive airframe damage.  4 POB minor injuries, all treated on scene.

31-Jul-12

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15-Feb-12 N407HL Bell 407 Jackson, US-Wyoming (1F)

SAR mission, very heavy landing

15-Feb-12

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120-day SAR helicopter contract approved in Wyoming

120-day SAR helicopter contract approved in Wyoming

Sublette County Board of Commissioners at its regular meeting Tuesday approved a request for a 120-day helicopter contract for the 2012 season – starting 15th June (see full story)

Source: Pinedale Roundup, 06-Jan-12

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13-Dec-11 N8067Z Bell 407 Rock Springs, US-Wyoming

“fell to the ground from low level” – tail boom severed by main blades, skids collapsed.  5 POB but none were patients.

13-Dec-11

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24-Sep-11 N3070S Robinson R22 Douglas, US-Wyoming

Skids struck the ground while hovertaxying

24-Sep-11

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Trans Aero Helicopter Services to move from WY to CO

Trans Aero Helicopter Services to move from WY to CO

A Wyoming-based utility helicopter service that operates a fleet of 19 aircraft will relocate to the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport, bringing with it 30 new jobs. See also http://www.transaeroheli.com

Source: Reporter Herald, 21-Apr-11

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M1 Support Services awarded $8M extra for USAF helicopter maintenance

M1 Support Services awarded $8M extra for USAF helicopter maintenance

M1 Support Services was awarded an $8,220,722 contract modification which will maintain mission-capable helicopters at 24/7 at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., Minot Air Force Base, N.D., and Yokota Air base, Japan; and perform helicopter aircrew flight equipment support at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Malmstrom Air Force… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 16-Sep-10

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Colorado Springs Police OH-58 sold to Wyomning for $170K

Colorado Springs Police OH-58 sold to Wyomning for $170K

23-Feb-10

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09-Sep-05 N944U Robinson R44 Jackson, US-Wyoming

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:  the pilot’s failure to maintain aircraft control during initial takeoff climb resulting in an uncontrolled descent and impact with terrain. A contributing factor was the pilot’s encounter in settling with power.    

09-Sep-05

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