The aircraft took off from Río San Juan to La Romana Int’l airport MDLR with 5 peoples on board, after been transfer to the La Romana tower he reported 6 miles NW out and the tower report with the traffic inside, Clear to land. Around 30 seconds after the controller lost the visual contact with… Read more »
The heliport at Santo Domingo will soon be remodelled, claims Airport Dept. Director Marino Collante. As reported by Dominican Today, the construction that will take place will add three helipads, helicopter parking, a terminal building and ancillary facilities.
Plans for the expansion and modernization or the Santo Domingo Heliport have been completed. The heliport will be able to receive 6 helicopters and will be operational 24 hours a day, all week. The heliport will provide access to medical treatment to people across the country and the islands near the Dominican Republic, reports Dominican… Read more »
As a result of a forced landing, the aircraft fell on a banana plantation and suffered substantial damage. Pilot named in this article as Lieutenant Colonel Harold Jimenez of the Army of the Dominican Republic
Army helicopter with 4 POB. Tail boom chopped off just forward of the stabilizer, and at the root attachment. One of those on board was reported to be Major General José Matos de la Cruz, chief of the Army, who was unharmed. The other three on board – including director of Military Intelligence, Hichi Mercedes… Read more »
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), showcased the versatility and superior performance of the Bell 429 WLG, the aircraft’s wheeled landing gear variant, with nearly 60 demonstration flights between March 2014 to July 2014 in Latin America. “We received great feedback from our customers about the retractable landing gear for ground taxi operations,”… Read more »
Night Flight Concepts® completes annual recurrent NVG training with Helidosa Aviation Group. The annual training supports the pilots of the Helidosa Aviation Group and their on-going EMS flight operations program, which provides life saving night time emergency medical support to the citizens of the Dominican Republic. “We take great pride in our ongoing relationship with… Read more »
Night Flight Concepts, the leading provider of night vision solutions, is pleased to announce it completed delivery of a comprehensive night vision goggle training solution for Helidosa. The new training enhances operational readiness for Helidosa to perform safe, efficient critical care transport services at night. “Safety is the primary consideration in our operations.” explained Helidosa… Read more »
Main blades hit hangar when trying to taxi through too narrow a gap on the ramp. Pilot named as Fidel Báez – no injuries reported to 2 crew and 1 tech on board. Flying debris went more than 300 ft damaging 3 other aircraft.
Crew reported as pilot Osvaldo Perez Feliz and copilot Mario Rivas, neither badly hurt.Â The helicopter is often used privately byÂ Dominican Republic opposition leader, Miguel Vargas, and was only 1.5 miles out from 1.5 miles from HigÃ¼ero Airport on a flight to La Romana to pick him up.
Aero Ambulancia, an international member of the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), reports it has mobilized its fleet of four fully medically staffed and equipped helicopters to provide disaster-relief assistance to the people of Haiti following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the island last night. Aero Ambulancia, the only company in the Dominican… Read more »
The 206 was sent to URS for a nose to tail upgrade. URS removed all the avionics and communications equipment along with the Stormscope, autopilot, split buss systems and over sized instrument panel. The ECU and bleed air heater were also removed.