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Amateur-build helicopter builder in India seeks permission to fly

Amateur-build helicopter builder in India seeks permission to fly

Carpenter said the district administration would write to the chief of civil aviation regulator DGCA and others who deal with such cases. “We are exploring the possibility of at least facilitating a trial for the chopper that Sharma has built.” See Full Story

Source: Hindustan Times, 10-Feb-16

RotorWay Announces Two New Dealers

RotorWay Announces Two New Dealers

RotorWay International is pleased to announce the addition of two new dealers in Colombia, and Australia. RotorWay of Colombia is back! Diego Torres is owner of RotorWay Colombia. Diego has been selling, building and flying RotorWay helicopters for over a decade, and we are happy to have him back. David Donaldson is taking over the… Read more »

Source: RotorWay, 10-Dec-12

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NTSB completes data collection on experimental – amateur built aircraft accidents

NTSB completes data collection on experimental – amateur built aircraft accidents

Throughout the 2011 calendar year, the National Transportation Safety Board has been conducting a study of Experimental Amateur-Built (E-AB) aircraft to evaluate the safety of this growing and innovative segment of general aviation. In addition to using the information gathered during its accident investigations, the NTSB has been working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),… Read more »

Source: NTSB, 26-Jan-12

Amateur-build buyer suspended for registration and airworthiness violations

Amateur-build buyer suspended for registration and airworthiness violations

Here’s an interesting, and impactful story of the US legal system proving an amateur-built helicopter was both incorrectly registered and violated certain airworthiness regulations.  The potential exists for the details of this case to be felt wider in the future.  See NTSB statement and comment from Reigel Law Firm.  Actual accident referred to was N75EW… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Oct-11

Ugandan made helicopter ready to fly

Ugandan made helicopter ready to fly

Three self-styled mechanics set factory to make Uganda’s first helicopter. Ronald Kagugube, 33, his colleagues Moses Ssentalo, 29, and James Ssendi, 34, don’t have any qualifications in aerodynamics.   Actually, none of them completed formal education but their dream to make a chopper has propelled them to buy and read many physics, mechanical engineering and aerodynamics… Read more »

Source: Observer, 12-Aug-11

CHR International launches Safari 400 model at EAA AirVenture

CHR International launches Safari 400 model at EAA AirVenture

At EAA AirVenture 2011 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin this year, CHR International Inc., the producer of the Safari helicopter, will introduce the first ever new model Safari helicopter, the Safari 400. A more robust rotor head design results in smoother operation, reduced maintenance, and increased useful load. Additional standard features include electric cyclic trim and rotor… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Jul-11

NTSB undertakes comprehensive study of experimental amateur-built aircraft safety

NTSB undertakes comprehensive study of experimental amateur-built aircraft safety

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a study of accidents involving E-AB (sometimes called homebuilt) aircraft in order to evaluate the safety of this growing and innovative segment of general aviation. The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will support the project by hosting a web-based survey for E-AB owners of the aircraft; their survey findings… Read more »

Source: NTSB, 22-Jul-11

Experimental Helo magazine is going electronic

Experimental Helo magazine is going electronic

Experimental Helo magazine is going Electronic.  With the November issue you will be able to access, read as often as you like, download a copy and print a copy from the Subscriber’s Only section of the web site at www.experimentalhelo.com For those of you who have wondered why we weren’t in this mode earlier, the move… Read more »

Source: Experimental Helo, 25-Jul-10

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Hummingbird 260L Standard and Quickbuild Kits are Eligible Amateur Build Kits

Hummingbird 260L Standard and Quickbuild Kits are Eligible Amateur Build Kits

As most of you know the FAA put on hold the evaluation of Amateur Built kits for better than two years while they re-evaluated current policies.  Vertical Aviation Technologies of Orlando, Florida is proud to announce they have recently received official FAA notice that the new Hummingbird 260L Standard kit and Quickbuild kit are eligible… Read more »

Source: Vertical Aviation Technologies, 31-Jan-10

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Safari Helicopter Welcomes New Ontario Dealership

Safari Helicopter Welcomes New Ontario Dealership

SAFARI Helicopter has reached an agreement with SAFARI Helicopter of Ontario for marketing and distribution in Ontario, Canada.

Source: Vertical, 05-Nov-09

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Safari Helicopter Acquired by CHR International Inc

Safari Helicopter Acquired by CHR International Inc

CHR International Inc., a US corporation previously involved in aviation, announces the acquisition of SAFARI Helicopter. The SAFARI is an “Experimental” class helicopter sold Flight Ready or as a Kit for homebuilding. Formerly called a “Baby Belle”, it bears a striking resemblance to a Bell 47.

Source: Vertical, 28-Aug-09

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Aerokopter AK1-3 light helicopter available in US

Aerokopter AK1-3 light helicopter available in US

Aerokopter, a European helicopter manufacturer located in Poltava, Ukraine, announced the U.S. availability of its Aerokopter AK1-3 light helicopter. Certified in Europe in 2006, the company claims the two-seat helicopter will initially be offered as a kit.

Source: AOPA, 14-Aug-09

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Homebuilt Helicopter Fly-In hosted at Parakai, New Zealand

Source: NZ Civil Aircraft, 04-Mar-09

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