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01-Jun-22 N239FW Bell OH-58A Tallahassee, US-Florida

01-Jun-22 N239FW Bell OH-58A Tallahassee, US-Florida

1-Jun-2022

Forced landing in a wooded area.  No injuries reported to 2 POB... Read more

15-Nov-21 N103WC Bell OH-58A Molalla, US-Oregon

15-Nov-21 N103WC Bell OH-58A Molalla, US-Oregon

15-Nov-2021

Experienced engine issues while in low level ops (Christmas tree harvesting).  Main blades struck tail boom... Read more

08-Apr-21 N258LE Bell OH-58A Naples, US-Florida

08-Apr-21 N258LE Bell OH-58A Naples, US-Florida

8-Apr-2021

Successful emergency landing made on football pitch, following a possible governor failure that happened shortly after the aircraft left Naples Municipal Airport... Read more

New AH-64D Apaches for 1-17th Cavalry

New AH-64D Apaches for 1-17th Cavalry

15-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment welcomed their six new AH-64D Apache helicopters this past Tuesday. These new helicopters are replacing their fleet of OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopters at Fort Bragg’s Simmons Army Airfield, reports Military.com. Plans are being made to use the Ah-64D in conjunction with the RQ-7 Shadow unmanned aerial system. The mid-sized... Read more

DynCorp International awarded $8M contract for Maintenance on AH-64, UH-60, CH-47, and OH-58s

DynCorp International awarded $8M contract for Maintenance on AH-64, UH-60, CH-47, and OH-58s

12-Jun-2017Source: US DoD

DynCorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $7,734,253 modification (P00205) to contract W58RZG-13-C-0042 for aircraft maintenance services to the numerous aviation major weapon systems and platforms, including AH-64, UH-60, CH-47, and OH-58. Work will be performed in Fort Hood, Texas, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2018. Fiscal 2017 operations and... Read more

SEA completed modification of 2 Bell OH-58

SEA completed modification of 2 Bell OH-58

31-Jan-2017Source: Southeast Aerospace

Southeast Aerospace recently completed a major modification of 2 Bell OH-58 helicopters for St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. The mod included an SEA designed and manufactured wider more robust milled Instrument panel with a molded Nomex glareshield as well as a vertical pedestal panel with an 18 degree forward slant. An Aspen EFD 1000H was... Read more

New Bell 206L4 for Orange County

New Bell 206L4 for Orange County

28-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Orange County’s Sherriff Jerry Demings piloted the first flight of their new $4.3 million Bell 206L4, named Chase 3. The new chopper is replacing a 1970s OH-58 helicopter which was recently labelled as unfit to fly, reports Orlando Sentinel. The Chase 3 dominates the rest of the fleet with a top speed of over 110mph,... Read more

Tunisia to receive 24 OH-58D Kiowa Warriors

Tunisia to receive 24 OH-58D Kiowa Warriors

6-May-2016Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Tunisia for OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Aircraft equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $100.8 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Tunisia has requested a possible sale of:... Read more

MIssissippi – future of Columbus Police OH-58 in question

MIssissippi – future of Columbus Police OH-58 in question

16-Nov-2015Source: WTVA

The new Columbus police chief will have to decide what to do with the department’s biggest but most unused tool. See Full Story... Read more

Fort Drum Kiowas make final flight

Fort Drum Kiowas make final flight

29-Jul-2015Source: Waterdown Daily Times

After 20 years of operations in the north country, the post’s Kiowa helicopters will fly for the final time today. See full story... Read more

Bell delivers ARH mockup to Dunbar High School

Bell delivers ARH mockup to Dunbar High School

23-Jul-2015Source: Bell

A helicopter delivered to Dunbar High School on Tuesday will serve as a symbol of aviation education at the school. The OH-58 mock-up was a gift from Fort Worth-based Bell Helicopter and will be displayed at a 12,000-square-foot hangar that will open at Dunbar this fall. The school offers two aviation-related programs under the Fort... Read more

Harford County Sheriff’s Office to discontinue aviation unit

Harford County Sheriff’s Office to discontinue aviation unit

8-Jul-2015Source: Wbal TV

In making the announcement, Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler cited safety, cost, focus and usage as reasons for the decision. See full story ... Read more

Helicopter focus of legal motion between Florence, Lake City law enforcement

Helicopter focus of legal motion between Florence, Lake City law enforcement

24-Jun-2015Source: Scnow

Days after the Florence County Sheriff’s Office unveiled its new helicopter in April, as part of its new aviation division, two Lake City aviators were charged with felonies by the department for operating another helicopter the sheriff’s office was acquiring. See Full Story... Read more

Lewis-McChord helicopter unit shifting focus to Pacific Rim

Lewis-McChord helicopter unit shifting focus to Pacific Rim

8-Jan-2015Source: Seattlepi

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s combat aviation brigade is about to turn its attention from the imposing peaks of Afghanistan to the “vastness of the Pacific.” See Full Story... Read more

Airwolf Aerospace receives FAA STC for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 TT Straps

Airwolf Aerospace receives FAA STC for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 TT Straps

5-Jan-2015Source: Airwolf Aerospace

Airwolf Aerospace the value leader in life limited aftermarket helicopter components is pleased to announce that it has received FAA STC SR03408CH for its TT straps for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 Helicopters. Airwolf’s AA-204-310-101-101 and AA-204-310-101-103 TT Straps are in stock for immediate shipment. Senior Engineer, John Montana said, “we were able... Read more

Harford County Sheriff helicopter unit to be reviewed

Harford County Sheriff helicopter unit to be reviewed

15-Dec-2014Source: Baltimore Sun

Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler has hired a retired Maryland State Police officer to oversee the agency’s review of its helicopter unit. See Full Story... Read more

Kustom Products owner in prison over OH-58 parts

Kustom Products owner in prison over OH-58 parts

15-Dec-2014Source: Oregon Live

A federal judge on Friday sentenced key figures in a Coos Bay defense contracting company to prison for their roles in a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to buy cheaply made truck and aircraft parts – some from Mexico and China – and pass them off at premium prices to the U.S. military. See Full Story... Read more

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office gets new helicopter to aid searches

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office gets new helicopter to aid searches

24-Nov-2014Source: Islandpacket

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office now has eyes in the sky — and they come free to local taxpayers. See Full Story File photo... Read more

Kiowas find new law enforcement life in Florida after National Guard retirement

Kiowas find new law enforcement life in Florida after National Guard retirement

29-Oct-2014Source: US Army

One of the Army’s oldest and most reliable helicopters is leaving the Florida National Guard. For more than four decades the OH-58 Kiowa reconnaissance helicopters buzzed through the skies over Florida, but due to National Guard divestiture of the airframe it will see its final flight as a military aircraft on Oct. 31. Thanks to... Read more

10-Oct-14 Bell OH-58 Pedernales, Dominican Republic

10-Oct-14 Bell OH-58 Pedernales, Dominican Republic

10-Oct-2014

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

Cliffdale awarded $8.5M contract for OH-58D actuator work

Cliffdale awarded $8.5M contract for OH-58D actuator work

7-Aug-2014Source: US DoD

Cliffdale Mfg. Inc.,* Chatsworth, California, was awarded a $8,520,000 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of the actuator, elect (OH-58D), with a minimum of 100 to be completed, up to a maximum of 1,080; this is to include 180 for foreign military sales. This is a critical safety item. Funding and work location will be... Read more

Iraq – $500M contract for Helicopter Sustainment Support

Iraq – $500M contract for Helicopter Sustainment Support

30-Jul-2014Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for aviation sustainment support, on-the-job maintenance training and maintenance advice and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $500 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale... Read more

Advanced Helicopter Services to maintain Sacramento OH-58s

Advanced Helicopter Services to maintain Sacramento OH-58s

18-Jul-2014Source: Yes Communications

Advanced Helicopter Services (AHS) has announced a service agreement to provide helicopter maintenance services for the City of Sacramento, California.  AHS will support the Sacramento fleet of three Bell OH-58A helicopters by providing dynamic component inspection, maintenance and overhaul services.  AHS will provide the services from their comprehensive helicopter service center located at the Watts-Woodlands... Read more

North Carolina State Highway Patrol disposes of three OH-58s

North Carolina State Highway Patrol disposes of three OH-58s

18-Jun-2014Source: HeliHub.com

The following OH-58s are currently on the GSA Auction site for sale as “scrap metal”. The photos show two of them as mostly complete fuselages with skids, wire strike system and all windows etc. The third is the shell of the cabin.  All three are for disposal ex Raleigh, North Carolina and have been with... Read more

17-Jun-14 3C-OG Bell OH-58B Wattener Lizum, Austria (1F)

17-Jun-14 3C-OG Bell OH-58B Wattener Lizum, Austria (1F)

17-Jun-2014

Crashed in mountainous area at 2000m agl, landing very heavily and killing one of the 3 on board.  Taking part in the exercise “Schutz 2014” NOTE – this is wrongly quoted elsewhere as 3C-OD but has been confirmed to HeliHub.com by Austrian military authorities that the subject helicopter was 3C-OG... Read more

30-May-14 N650MH Bell OH-58 Whitefield, US-Maine

30-May-14 N650MH Bell OH-58 Whitefield, US-Maine

30-May-2014

Helicopter came down into woods one mile from home base.  Helicopter remained upright with heavy landin... Read more

17-May-14 VH-OSQ Bell OH-58A Coffs Harbour, Australia

17-May-14 VH-OSQ Bell OH-58A Coffs Harbour, Australia

17-May-2014

During the initial climb, passing about 100 ft above ground level, the engine lost power. The pilot conducted a forced landing and the helicopter landed heavily, resulting in substantial damage to the landing skid and tail boom.... Read more

L-3 Communications awarded $24M more for Corpus Christi Army Depot work

L-3 Communications awarded $24M more for Corpus Christi Army Depot work

6-Apr-2014Source: US DoD

L-3 Communications Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., was awarded a $24,728,566 modification (P00020) to contract W912NW-11-F-0101 for labor skilled in the inspection, maintenance, and repair of the CH-47, UH-60, UH-1, AH-1, AH-64 and OH-58 aircraft and aircraft components. Performance on other aircraft types will be mainly limited to crash damaged repair and some modernization. Fiscal 2014... Read more

27-Mar-14 N497E Bell OH-58A Tehachapi, US-California

27-Mar-14 N497E Bell OH-58A Tehachapi, US-California

27-Mar-2014

Helicopter was damaged in hard landing around 1.48am, but the pilot was able to regain control and fly it back to the Tehachapi Airport.... Read more

CV International awarded $15M contract for helicopter maintenance platforms

CV International awarded $15M contract for helicopter maintenance platforms

28-Jan-2014Source: US DoD

CV International, Inc.*, Bend, Ore., was awarded a $15,916,531 firm-fixed-price contract for a modernized maintenance platform for CH-47, UH-60, AH-64, and OH-58 helicopters and for Unmanned Aerial System aircraft.  Funding and work location will be determined with each order.  Estimated completion date is Jan. 27, 2019.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with four received.... Read more

20-Jan-14 N916PD Bell OH-58A Sacramento, US-California

20-Jan-14 N916PD Bell OH-58A Sacramento, US-California

20-Jan-2014

Precautionary landing in public park.  Engineer called... Read more

Defense Secretary approves US Army aviation restructure plan

Defense Secretary approves US Army aviation restructure plan

15-Jan-2014Source: Inside Defense

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved a US Army plan to restructure its aviation forces that includes divesting all OH-58s and taking all AH-64s out of the National Guard – See full story... Read more

Bell get another $18.5M to support Iraq-based helicopters

Bell get another $18.5M to support Iraq-based helicopters

8-Jan-2014Source: US DoD

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc, Hurst, Texas, was awarded an $18,556,810 modification (P00010) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0030 to procure six additional months of contractor logistics support for Bell 407, Huey, Jet Ranger, and OH-58A&C helicopters.  Fiscal 2014 funds in the amount of $18,556,810 were obligated at the time of the award.  Estimated completion date is Aug. 8,... Read more

Bell awarded $18M six month contract extension for Iraq support

Bell awarded $18M six month contract extension for Iraq support

19-Dec-2013Source: US DoD

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded an $18,556,810 modification (P00009) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0030 for an undefined contract action for six additional months of contractor logistics support for the Bell 407, Huey, Jet Ranger, and OH-58A&C helicopters in Al Taji, Iraq, in accordance with foreign military sales case IQ-B-UDZ.  Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds... Read more

13-Dec-13 Bell OH-58D Knoxville, US-Tennessee

13-Dec-13 Bell OH-58D Knoxville, US-Tennessee

13-Dec-2013

Crashed and caught fire on positioning flight to night training mission.  2 POB got out OK... Read more

Bell settles with family of Tennessee Guardsman killed in Iraq OH-58D crash

Bell settles with family of Tennessee Guardsman killed in Iraq OH-58D crash

5-Dec-2013Source: Amarillo Globe News

Lawyers have reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed by the family of a Tennessee National Guard soldier who died in a helicopter crash in Iraq.  See full story... Read more

Harford Sheriff gets airborne with helicopter purchase

Harford Sheriff gets airborne with helicopter purchase

28-Nov-2013Source: Baltimore Sun

The Sheriff’s Office has scheduled a press conference for Tuesday 3rd December at the Forest Hill Business Airpark to make the announcement and debut their Bell OH-58  See full story  [File photo]... Read more

01-Nov-13 N916PD Bell OH-58A Folsom Lake, US-California

01-Nov-13 N916PD Bell OH-58A Folsom Lake, US-California

1-Nov-2013

Wire strike.  Wire cut by fitted “wire strike protection system” and helicopter landed safely.  Slight damage on nose where wire first struck, and port windshield broken.... Read more

26-Oct-13 N283MP Bell OH-58A Jefferson City, US-Missouri

26-Oct-13 N283MP Bell OH-58A Jefferson City, US-Missouri

26-Oct-2013

Engine failure on training flight, helicopter damaged in emergency landing in field.  Highway Patrol report shows no injuries to Michael Hagus and minor injuries not requiring medical help to Jeff Noack... Read more

First US Army OH-58 Attack Reconnaissance Squadron arrives in Korea

First US Army OH-58 Attack Reconnaissance Squadron arrives in Korea

25-Oct-2013Source: US Army

The 4th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, started their nine-month operation with 380 soldiers and 30 OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters in South Korea as the first Rotational Forces Attack Reconnaissance Squadron sent to Korea Oct. 1. The first rotational ARS, 4th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, from Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash., completed deployment with their equipment... Read more

23-Oct-13 N911CC Bell OH-58C Omaha, US-Texas

23-Oct-13 N911CC Bell OH-58C Omaha, US-Texas

23-Oct-2013

Force landing in field during aerial application.  Damage level not stated... Read more

Bell extends presence and commitment to US Army mission success at AUSA

Bell extends presence and commitment to US Army mission success at AUSA

22-Oct-2013Source: Bell

Today Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced its participation in the Association of the US Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition, held Oct. 21-23. Bell Helicopter will showcase a full-scale representation of its Bell V-280 Valor third generation tiltrotor and provide program updates on the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior. “We are excited to... Read more

Bell to supply US Army with new metal OH-58D abins

Bell to supply US Army with new metal OH-58D abins

11-Sep-2013Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Army valued at more than $61 million to supply 12 new metal OH-58D Kiowa Warrior cabins and 12 supplemental parts kits. The new metal cabins will be manufactured at Bell Helicopter’s facility in Amarillo,... Read more

Bell awarded $7.7M contract for long-lead OH-58F parts

Bell awarded $7.7M contract for long-lead OH-58F parts

2-Aug-2013Source: US DoD

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $7,738,885 for the advanced procurement of long lead materials in support of the low rate initial production of A-Kits for the Kiowa OH-58F model.  Fiscal 2013 Procurement funds are being obligated on this award.  One bid was solicited, with... Read more

Lockheed Martin Wins US Army Helicopter Maintenance Program

Lockheed Martin Wins US Army Helicopter Maintenance Program

26-Jun-2013Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received an aircraft maintenance and logistics contract with an initial funding value of $5 million from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to provide field and sustainment-level maintenance for U.S. Army helicopters. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will lead the Army’s Regional Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Central Operations at Fort... Read more

Mercom awarded $7M contract for OH-58D tactical computers

Mercom awarded $7M contract for OH-58D tactical computers

24-Jun-2013Source: US DoD

Mercom Inc., Pawleys Island, S.C., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $7,278,762 for the procurement of DuraCOR 810 tactical computers that will be integrated into the OH-58D Kiowa.  A combination of fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2013 Procurement funds are being obligated on this award.  The bid was solicited through the Internet,... Read more

09-May-13 N927SP Bell OH-58A Jekyll Island, US-Georgia

09-May-13 N927SP Bell OH-58A Jekyll Island, US-Georgia

9-May-2013

Main rotor struck tail on landing... Read more

New Mexico National Guard transfer to UH-72A Lakota

New Mexico National Guard transfer to UH-72A Lakota

7-May-2013Source: Las Cruces Sun-News

Support for U.S. and New Mexico homeland security missions conducted by the New Mexico National Guard, and search and rescue operations throughout southern New Mexico, are about to get a significant boost. (See Full Story)... Read more

04-May-13 N911RN Bell OH-58A Somerton, US-California

04-May-13 N911RN Bell OH-58A Somerton, US-California

4-May-2013

Spraying accident at night... Read more

Kiowa Warrior upgrades alter aircraft profile

Kiowa Warrior upgrades alter aircraft profile

2-May-2013Source: US Army

The newly updated Kiowa Warrior aircraft, the OH-58F, made a ceremonial “first flight,” April 30, at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. With new cockpit and sensor modifications installed, the OH-58F represents the first major upgrade or modernization to the Kiowa Warrior in 20 years. The “cockpit and sensor upgrade program,” called CASUP, converts OH-58D Kiowa Warriors into... Read more

25th CAB named AAAA Outstanding Aviation Unit of the Year

25th CAB named AAAA Outstanding Aviation Unit of the Year

15-Apr-2013Source: US Army

Combat Aviation Brigade was awarded the Army Aviation Association of American Outstanding Aviation Unit of the Year Award at the 2013 AAAA Annual Professional Forum in Fort Worth, Texas on April 11. The Brigade’s primary mission was to conduct full spectrum aviation operations, to defeat the insurgency, support and improve governance and development. Their efforts... Read more

16-Mar-13 Bell OH-58D Daman district, Afghanistan (1F)

16-Mar-13 Bell OH-58D Daman district, Afghanistan (1F)

16-Mar-2013

Officials from the International Security Assistance Force said they have no indication that the helicopter was brought down by enemy activity in the area.... Read more

14-Feb-13 N337PW Bell OH-58A Pine Springs, US-Texas

14-Feb-13 N337PW Bell OH-58A Pine Springs, US-Texas

14-Feb-2013

Substantially damaged after tail rotor failure... Read more

08-Jan-13 N911PT Bell OH-58C Lemoore, US-California

08-Jan-13 N911PT Bell OH-58C Lemoore, US-California

8-Jan-2013

Helicopter on agricultural ops crashed near HWY 41 and Harlan Ave. near the Fresno Co and Kings Co border... Read more

Oklahoma Army National Guard to replace Kiowa with Lakota in 2013

Oklahoma Army National Guard to replace Kiowa with Lakota in 2013

7-Jan-2013Source: Oklahoma ANG

The Oklahoma Army National Guard announced today they will receive four UH-72A “Lakota” helicopters this year. The helicopters will replace four OH-58C “Kiowa” helicopters that have been in service for more than 30 years. The first two Lakotas are scheduled to arrive in Oklahoma in April with the final two following in May. The UH-72A... Read more

Two Pasadena Police OH-58s contact each other

Two Pasadena Police OH-58s contact each other

18-Nov-2012Source: HeliHub.com

A pair of law enforcement Bell OH-58s came into contact with each other on Saturday, just as one was in the process of landing and the other taking off.  Pasadena Police are now two helicopters down, but still have four others immediately available according to a local television interview. Both helicopters ended up on their... Read more

17-Nov-12 N911FA Bell OH-58A Altadena, US-California

17-Nov-12 N911FA Bell OH-58A Altadena, US-California

17-Nov-2012

Low level collision between one helicopter landing and the other taking off from the adjacent pad.  N911FA ended up on its skids, main blades missing and damage to rear cabin area after apparently being hit by main blades of N98BM.  Boom of N911FA still attached (just) but fallen to ground at tail.  Six to hospital,... Read more

17-Nov-12 N96BM Bell OH-58A Altadena, US-California

17-Nov-12 N96BM Bell OH-58A Altadena, US-California

17-Nov-2012

Low level collision between one helicopter landing and the other taking off from the adjacent pad.  N98BM ended up on its skids, main blades missing and damage to front cabin area after apparently being hit by main blades of N911FA.  Six to hospital, two in each helicopter plus two on the ground.  On Monday 19th,... Read more

Profile – San Juan County Sheriff’s helicopter unit

Profile – San Juan County Sheriff’s helicopter unit

5-Nov-2012

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office has had a helicopter since 2001. It’s the only police helicopter in hundreds of miles, the next closest is in Albuquerque.  The unit comprises just Gross, two deputies trained as tactical flight officers and a civilian contract pilot (see full story)... Read more

US Army tests Eurocopter EC145T2 for Kiowa replacement

US Army tests Eurocopter EC145T2 for Kiowa replacement

17-Oct-2012Source: US Army

With all of the innovations that have taken place on the battlefield and in the air over the last 37 years, it might be difficult for some to believe that the Army is still using helicopters that were in use during the Vietnam War. Yet, the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout helicopter is still widely used... Read more

13-Oct-12 N40TN Bell OH-58 Jackson, US-Tennessee

13-Oct-12 N40TN Bell OH-58 Jackson, US-Tennessee

13-Oct-2012

Heavy landing in cemetery.  Tail boom sliced off by main blades.  Starboard skid collapsed.   Sgt. Gerald Wiltshire was pilot and Officer Tony Valdes serving as an observer  ... Read more

Kentucky Army Aviation helps keep the National Guard in the air

Kentucky Army Aviation helps keep the National Guard in the air

8-Oct-2012Source: US Army

It is often thought that a warrant officer in an Army Aviation unit is only a pilot. That is certainly not the case. The aviation field also demands that experts are on hand as maintenance technicians to ensure that those pilots have a working aircraft to fly. In the Kentucky National Guard, some aviation warrant... Read more

Mohawk Valley Community College Aviation Training Center adds OH-58

Mohawk Valley Community College Aviation Training Center adds OH-58

16-Sep-2012

Students in the aircraft technician training program learn their trade on a variety of aircraft, including a Boeing 727, Cessna 150, 175 and 310, and 150, and a Piper Aztec and Cherokee 140. And now a OH-58 helicopter has been added (see full story)... Read more

05-Sep-12 Bell OH-58D Puli Alam, Afghanistan (2F)

05-Sep-12 Bell OH-58D Puli Alam, Afghanistan (2F)

5-Sep-2012

“An ISAF helicopter has crashed in eastern Afghanistan, resulting in two ISAF fatalities. We are investigating,” a spokesman for NATO’s U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force said.  The two casualties were later named as Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jose L. Montenegro Jr., 31, of Houston, Texas, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Thalia S. Ramirez, 28, of... Read more

27-Aug-12 N503DR Bell OH-58C Escalon, US-California

27-Aug-12 N503DR Bell OH-58C Escalon, US-California

27-Aug-2012

Pilot Bill Cavanaugh, was taken to San Joaquin General Hospital following crash on agricultural operations.  His son told a TV station that his father had over 20,000 hours of flying experience... Read more

Boeing establishes simulator-based training for Kiowa flight instructors

Boeing establishes simulator-based training for Kiowa flight instructors

14-Aug-2012Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] subsidiary Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has installed a Helicrew simulator at the Oakey Army Aviation Training Centre in order to enhance the capabilities of BDA flight instructors. The Helicrew allows BDA Qualified Flying Instructors to further hone and test their training procedures through a variety of simulated situations. Helicrew is designed to... Read more

26-Jul-12 N8092J Bell OH-58C Waukon, US-Iowa

26-Jul-12 N8092J Bell OH-58C Waukon, US-Iowa

26-Jul-2012

Main rotorblade struck powerline... Read more

06-Jun-12 Bell OH-58D Qarah Bagh, Afghanistan (2F)

06-Jun-12 Bell OH-58D Qarah Bagh, Afghanistan (2F)

6-Jun-2012

Two International Security Assistance Force service members died following a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan, military officials reported.  The pair were later named as Capt. Scott P. Pace, 33, of Brawley, California  and Lt. Mathew G. Fazzari, 25, of Walla Walla, Washington.  This report states they took fire from insurgents... Read more

ASU helps launch NVG program for Pasadena Police

ASU helps launch NVG program for Pasadena Police

31-May-2012Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) announced that they completed a full-service order for the Pasadena Police Department. The Pasadena Police Department purchased four new night vision goggles, modified the interiors of their two Bell OH-58s and received initial training for seven pilots. “The Pasadena Police Department plays a vital role in the protection of one of... Read more

Sacramento Police get free OH-58 from Yamhill County Sheriff

Sacramento Police get free OH-58 from Yamhill County Sheriff

30-May-2012Source: Sacramento Bee

The Bell OH-58 is being donated by the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Department in Oregon, just north of Salem. It can no longer afford to have an air operations program. (see full story)  File photo... Read more

Baxter County Sheriff acquires two OH-58s

Baxter County Sheriff acquires two OH-58s

12-Apr-2012

Baxter County Sheriff has acquired two ex-military surplus OH-58s from Arkansas State Police, where they had become surplus to requirements after acquisition of a Bell 407.  The two aircraft are N528SP and N529SP.  The photo shows Baxter County have tried to disguise their registrations for the road trip!  Baxter will merge the two into one usable... Read more

27-Mar-12 Bell OH-58 McComb, US-Mississippi

27-Mar-12 Bell OH-58 McComb, US-Mississippi

27-Mar-2012

Pilot smelt burning and made emergency field landing close to road intersection.  Helicopter burned out on the ground.  Although fitted with spray bars, operator Custom Air said no chemical was on board.  Custom Air have three OH-58s registered to them – N128NS (70-15128), N354NS (71-20354), N452MC (69-16110)... Read more

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