Costa Rica

18-Oct-19 TI-AZM Bell UH-1H Talamanca, Costa Rica

18-Oct-19 TI-AZM Bell UH-1H Talamanca, Costa Rica

18-Oct-2019

Two on board not seriously injured and named as Tony Monge and Cristián Goncalves... Read more

FAA Announces Safety Rating for Costa Rica

FAA Announces Safety Rating for Costa Rica

23-May-2019Source: FAA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the Republic of Costa Rica does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards and has been assigned a Category 2 rating based on a reassessment of the country’s civil aviation authority. A Category 2 International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) rating... Read more

New Helicopter Tours Announced in Costa Rica

New Helicopter Tours Announced in Costa Rica

27-Feb-2017Source: Nature Air Vacations

Nature Air was established in 1986 when the small regional airline was purchased by Alex Khajavi and this year celebrated thirty years of service. Now Nature Air Vacations, a division of Nature Air announce new heli tours of Costa Rica. Several options are available, all departing from Tobias Bolaños Airport in San Jose offering a... Read more

19-May-15 MSP-012 MD Helicopters MD500E Talamanca, Costa Rica

19-May-15 MSP-012 MD Helicopters MD500E Talamanca, Costa Rica

19-May-2015

Emergency landing due to poor weather ended up in minor damage for the helicopter after pilot Sebastián Gadea Castro put the helicopter down into vegetation during an anti-drug flight.  Photos show all five blades intact, but cabin and tail in direct contact with vegetation and boom slightly bent near gearbox.  5 POB safely exited the... Read more

Costa Rica Police looking for drug-running helicopter with false Red Cross titles

Costa Rica Police looking for drug-running helicopter with false Red Cross titles

20-Nov-2014

The Air Surveillance Service of the Ministry of Public Security on Tuesday followed a helicopter illegally carrying the emblems of the Red Cross and escaped to the southern Caribbean. The aircraft was seen near Siquirres area where police seized 310 kilos of cocaine. See Full Story... Read more

03-Feb-14 MSP-013 MD Helicopters MD500E Cartago, Costa Rica

03-Feb-14 MSP-013 MD Helicopters MD500E Cartago, Costa Rica

3-Feb-2014

General media reported that pilot had tail rotor issue on take-off, and helicopter started to spin out of control.  In subsequent heavy landing, helicopter rolled over onto its side.  3 POB to hospital – pilot Allon Francisco Herrera, 56, the copilot, Gadea Sebastian Castro, 27, and an official of the Election Authorities, Adriana Solis Vega, 26... Read more

Costa Rica Police learn to use helicopter in chases

Costa Rica Police learn to use helicopter in chases

12-Jun-2012Source: InsideCostaRica.com

Previously, the Costa Rica Police only used their two MD500Es for surveillance tasks.  Now they have extended their role to chases. (see full story)... Read more

Aerial Filmworks completes three projects in Costa Rica

Aerial Filmworks completes three projects in Costa Rica

9-Feb-2012Source: Aerial Filmworks

Aerial Filmworks just wrapped 3 projects in Costa Rica including a documentary on Carolina Marin, a world class kickboxer, and a new film by Hernán Jimenez, the director of El Regresso. Dramatic nature footage of the Costa Rica landscape will be used as establishing shots for the film on Marin, and late afternoon and night scenes... Read more

Costa Rica issues RFI for pair of 6-seat helicopters

Costa Rica issues RFI for pair of 6-seat helicopters

20-Dec-2011Source: FedBizOpps

Solicitation Number:  W58RGZ-12-R-0135 Notice Type:  Sources Sought Synopsis: Added: Dec 07, 2011 4:24 pm Synopsis: The Army Contracting Command – Redstone Arsenal (ACC-RSA) is seeking information to identify potential sources which may possess the expertise, capabilities and experience to meet the requirements for production and delivery of two (2) new Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) rotary... Read more

Costa Rica operator Aerobell announces Facebook page

Costa Rica operator Aerobell announces Facebook page

10-Nov-2009Source: Aerobell

Aerobell Air Charter the leading aviation solutions provider in Costa Rica & Central America has created their fan based page in the world’s largest social network: Facebook... Read more

01-May-09 TI-BBT Bell B206 nr Cerro Chirripo mountain, Costa Rica (2F)

01-May-09 TI-BBT Bell B206 nr Cerro Chirripo mountain, Costa Rica (2F)

1-May-2009

1-May-09 TI-BBT Bell B206 nr Cerro Chirripo mountain, Costa Rica... Read more

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