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Heli Austria to operate two VR Helicopter Flight Simulators

Heli Austria to operate two VR Helicopter Flight Simulators

21-Jul-2021Source: VRM Switzerland

Heli Austria Flight Academy is going to operate a Robinson R22 and an Airbus H125 Training Device from VRM Switzerland. The Robinson R22 Training Solution will be utilized to modernize basic helicopter pilot training within the Academy. Students can benefit from state-of-the-art training up to commercial operations. The Airbus H125 Simulator will enable training and... Read more

Lycoming announces major mid-year price rise

Lycoming announces major mid-year price rise

28-Jun-2021Source: Rotorcorp

On Friday, June 24th 2021 aircraft engine Manufacturer Lycoming announced a significant mid-year price hike to take effect next month on 24 July, 2021.  The company cited “inflation costs associated with components, surcharge increases, and ongoing availability” as the primary drivers for the sudden increase which was made even more unexpected by the timing of the increase well... Read more

03-Apr-21 N74347 Robinson R22 Baltimore, US-Maryland

03-Apr-21 N74347 Robinson R22 Baltimore, US-Maryland

3-Apr-2021

FAA report “tail rotor strike during hover manoevres”... Read more

Robinson’s Cockpit Camera Now Available

Robinson’s Cockpit Camera Now Available

15-Feb-2021Source: Robinson

Robinson’s Cockpit Video Camera introduced at Heli Expo 2020 is now optional on R22/R44 helicopters and standard on R66 helicopters ordered after 15 January 2021. Securely mounted in the ceiling for minimal vibration and optimal field of view, the 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels) video camera records video, intercom audio, radio communications, and... Read more

26-Jan-21 N474AT Robinson R22 West Palm Beach, US-Florida

26-Jan-21 N474AT Robinson R22 West Palm Beach, US-Florida

26-Jan-2021

Heavy autorotation landing.  FAA report damage as Substantial... Read more

Mornington Sanford Aviation adds EASA Part 147 approval for Robinson maintenance training

Mornington Sanford Aviation adds EASA Part 147 approval for Robinson maintenance training

26-Nov-2020Source: Mornington Sanford Aviation

In readiness for the UK formally leaving the European Union on 1st January 2021 (BREXIT), Mornington Sanford Aviation Training Ltd. are delighted to announce that they have gained EASA Part 147 Third Country Approval for their Robinson Helicopter Type Training Capabilities. The approval is issued under the EASA Third Country Approval and will allow us... Read more

13-Nov-20 LV-??? Robinson R22 Santo Tomé, Argentina

13-Nov-20 LV-??? Robinson R22 Santo Tomé, Argentina

13-Nov-2020

Incident was reportedly caused by the helicopter hitting powerlines shortly after take-off.  Heavily damaged... Read more

Voler Aviation Services add third helicopter type to training fleet

Voler Aviation Services add third helicopter type to training fleet

27-Oct-2020Source: Voler Aviation Services

Voler Aviation Services based at Cotswold Airport are expanding their training fleet with the addition of an R22 Beta II. This will bring their training fleet to four aircraft, two Cabri G2s, one R22 and one R44 Raven II. The R22 remains an extremely popular training aircraft due to it’s affordable pricing, reliability and widespread... Read more

Taiwan Police seize unregistered Robinson R22

Taiwan Police seize unregistered Robinson R22

22-Oct-2020Source: Taipei Times

Taitung County police on Friday seized an unregistered helicopter and held its owner for questioning on suspicion that he had been flying without a license, a prosecutor said on Saturday. See Full Story.... Read more

18-Oct-20 N566BC Robinson R22 Winder, US-Georgia

18-Oct-20 N566BC Robinson R22 Winder, US-Georgia

18-Oct-2020

Crashed into a wooded area.  Further info awaited... Read more

16-Aug-20 VH-YMU Robinson R22 McArthur River Mine, Australia

16-Aug-20 VH-YMU Robinson R22 McArthur River Mine, Australia

16-Aug-2020

On 16 August 2020, a Robinson R22 Beta, registration VH-YMU, was being utilised for cattle mustering operations in remote country, from the Rocky Point Yards, Northern Territory, south of the McArthur River Mine Aerodrome. At about 1200 Central Standard Time, the pilot was required to conduct an emergency forced landing. The helicopter landed heavily, resulting... Read more

31-Jul-20 VH-HNF Robinson R22 Steam Plains, Australia (1F)

31-Jul-20 VH-HNF Robinson R22 Steam Plains, Australia (1F)

31-Jul-2020

During agricultural spraying operations, the helicopter struck powerlines and collided with terrain, resulting in substantial damage. The pilot sustained fatal injuries.... Read more

FAA Approves Lycoming’s Electronic Ignition System on Robinson Helicopters

FAA Approves Lycoming’s Electronic Ignition System on Robinson Helicopters

22-Jul-2020Source: Robinson Helicopters

R22 and R44 helicopters purchased after January 15th will be outfitted with Lycoming’s recently certified Electronic Ignition System (EIS). The EIS offers increased reliability, improved starting characteristics, and reduced maintenance. The EIS installation replaces the left starting magneto. The remaining right magneto provides redundant ignition and eliminates the need for a backup power supply. EIS... Read more

Robinson’s Impact-Resistant Windshields Improve Bird Strike Protection

Robinson’s Impact-Resistant Windshields Improve Bird Strike Protection

15-May-2020Source: Robinson

Robinson introduces optional impact-resistant windshields for R22, R44, and R66 helicopters to provide protection from bird strikes. Due to the lack of requirements governing small category helicopters, Robinson based the impact-resistant design on FAA requirements governing large transport category helicopters. The new windshields are constructed of tough, energy-absorbing polycarbonate (standard windshields are made of acrylic)... Read more

Six Robinson Helicopters Delivered to China

Six Robinson Helicopters Delivered to China

22-Apr-2020Source: Robinson

Robinson Helicopter Company delivered three R44 Cadets and three R22s to Robinson dealer General Aviation Services of Hunan, China. This marks the first delivery of an R44 Cadet to China. All six helicopters were ordered on behalf of YiFei General Aviation Company which specializes in helicopter management, operation, and training. YiFei has been using Robinsons... Read more

06-Apr-20 N7007X Robinson R22 Seymour, US-Texas

06-Apr-20 N7007X Robinson R22 Seymour, US-Texas

6-Apr-2020

Tail rotor struck tree.  No injury reported to 1 POB... Read more

SAFE develops Pitch Adjustment Tool for Robinson R22, R44 and R66

SAFE develops Pitch Adjustment Tool for Robinson R22, R44 and R66

2-Mar-2020Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs develops innovative tools and support equipment in response to the needs of the customer. In cooperation with Southern Utah University (SUU), S.A.F.E. is providing a unique Pitch Adjustment Tool that ensures accurate adjustment and replacement of pitch change links for the R22, R44 and R66 helicopter. This tool inspired by SUU maintenance... Read more

Robinson production falls off a cliff in 2019

Robinson production falls off a cliff in 2019

21-Feb-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Figures released by GAMA this week paint a very poor picture for Robinson Helicopter Co, with unit production down 38% in 2019 compared to the previous year. Turnover fell from $167.3M to $110.1M, a drop of 34%. Production of the R22, R44 and R66 counted 19, 123 and 54 units respectively in 2019, each figure... Read more

19-Dec-19 N695AP Robinson R22 Beeville, US-Texas

19-Dec-19 N695AP Robinson R22 Beeville, US-Texas

19-Dec-2019

During take off the student pilot experienced dynamic rollover.... Read more

09-Dec-19 N74564 Robinson R22 Chino, US-California

09-Dec-19 N74564 Robinson R22 Chino, US-California

9-Dec-2019

Aircraft struck a bird.... Read more

23-Oct-19 N7189D Robinson R22 Hebbronville, US-Texas (2F)

23-Oct-19 N7189D Robinson R22 Hebbronville, US-Texas (2F)

23-Oct-2019

Two Robinson R22s engaged in herding operation.  Rotor blade of N7189D hit skid of N74512.  Both occupants of N7189D fatally injured... Read more

23-Oct-19 N74512 Robinson R22 Hebbronville, US-Texas

23-Oct-19 N74512 Robinson R22 Hebbronville, US-Texas

23-Oct-2019

Two Robinson R22s engaged in herding operation.  Rotor blade of N7189D hit skid of N74512 Passenger in N74512 seriously injured... Read more

18-Oct-19 N4066S Robinson R22 Lake Mead, US-Nevada

18-Oct-19 N4066S Robinson R22 Lake Mead, US-Nevada

18-Oct-2019

Dynamic rollover while landing on a sand dune... Read more

UAVOS Unmanned Helicopter Robinson for Precision Farming

UAVOS Unmanned Helicopter Robinson for Precision Farming

9-Oct-2019

UAVOS has announced the addition of R22-UV unmanned helicopter to its agriculture unmanned aircraft portfolio for spraying for diseases, weed and pest control, vegetative control. R22-UV is a manned Robinson-22 helicopter converted by UAVOS to an unmanned aircraft. Agro-drone R22-UV is equipped with a specially developed (for Robinson helicopters) utility to deliver liquid chemicals –... Read more

UAVOS completes first flight of unmanned Robinson R22

UAVOS completes first flight of unmanned Robinson R22

1-Jun-2019Source: UAVOS

Robinson-22 helicopter converted by UAVOS to unmanned drone successfully completed in-air programmed missions. The project was carried out jointly with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), a scientific government institution of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The first flight of the modernized helicopter lasted more than 1 hour and was performed in a... Read more

Robinson Introduces a New Flight Training Guide

Robinson Introduces a New Flight Training Guide

15-May-2019Source: Robinson

An updated flight training guide is now available from Robinson Helicopter Company, whose helicopters have become synonymous with flight training. The comprehensive guide addresses the many levels of training, from the student pilot trying to find the “hover button”, to the rated helicopter pilot transitioning into a Robinson, to the all-important flight review. The guide... Read more

Rotorcorp wins 2019 State and Regional Export Award

Rotorcorp wins 2019 State and Regional Export Award

3-May-2019Source: Rotorcorp

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Region IV Administrator Ashley D. Bell today named Rotorcorp LLC as the 2019 SBA Exporter of the Year for the State of Georgia and the larger eight-state Southeast Region. “We are honored to highlight regional small business champions who are making significant changes by driving our economy and creating... Read more

Sloane Helicopters celebrates its 500th new Robinson Helicopter

Sloane Helicopters celebrates its 500th new Robinson Helicopter

5-Mar-2019Source: Sloane Helicopters

As Europe’s longest-established dealer for the Robinson Helicopter Company, Sloane Helicopters will soon be taking delivery of its 500th new Robinson helicopter – R44 Raven II S/N 14297. This significant milestone highlights the successful partnership between Sloane and Robinson, reflecting Sloane’s dedication and expertise in supporting the full range of Robinson helicopters. Kurt Robinson commented,... Read more

Robinson R22 Celebrates 40 Years

Robinson R22 Celebrates 40 Years

27-Feb-2019Source: Robinson

 Robinson’s R22 officially turns 40-years-old on March 16th. In celebration, at this year’s Heli Expo convention in Atlanta, Robinson will display a new R22 (S/N 4797, N40YR) painted in the same scheme and colors as the very first R22 (S/N 0001). While the exterior will pay tribute to the R22’s origins, the interior will showcase... Read more

20-Feb-19 N350VH Robinson R22 Las Vegas, US-Nevada

20-Feb-19 N350VH Robinson R22 Las Vegas, US-Nevada

20-Feb-2019

Precautionary landing in water retention basin.  No injuries to 2 POB.  No damage to aircraft... Read more

19-Feb-19 N512GS Robinson R22 Clearwater, US-Florida

19-Feb-19 N512GS Robinson R22 Clearwater, US-Florida

19-Feb-2019

Training accident, rollover onto starboard side.  Heavily damaged – see images... Read more

31-Jan-19 JA7980 Robinson R22 Kashiwa, Japan

31-Jan-19 JA7980 Robinson R22 Kashiwa, Japan

31-Jan-2019

Training accident in gusty conditions... Read more

28-Dec-18  N8319T Robinson R22 Hayward, US-California

28-Dec-18 N8319T Robinson R22 Hayward, US-California

28-Dec-2018

Remained upright in very heavy emergency landing on golf course after tail rotor birdstrike reported.  Tail hit ground, skids collapsed.  Training flight from nearby Hayward Executive airport – instructor and student not seriously injured... Read more

Robinson Adds Avidyne IFD Option

Robinson Adds Avidyne IFD Option

20-Dec-2018Source: Robinson

Robinson added Avidyne’s IFD 400 series touchscreen GPS navigators to its R22, R44 and R66 avionics options. The 400 series may be operated by either touchscreen or buttons and knobs which allows the IFD to be installed in the helicopter’s lower center console or in the pilot side console. Wi-Fi, for interfacing with an iPad,... Read more

24-Nov-18 VH-KZV Robinson R22 Alice Springs, Australia (1F)

24-Nov-18 VH-KZV Robinson R22 Alice Springs, Australia (1F)

24-Nov-2018

The helicopter collided with terrain about 130km ENE of Alice Springs Airport. A passenger and pilot were on board. The passenger sustained serious injuries and the pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was destroyed.... Read more

Heli-Alps Purchases new Bell 505

Heli-Alps Purchases new Bell 505

9-Apr-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Heli-Alps has recently bought a Bell 505. The company opened a flying school in 1987 and used their R22, R44 and Colibri for the pilots. Pilots have to fly a turbine helicopter after they have completed their pilot licence. The school provided their EC120 or AS350 for this, but the use of them was quite... Read more

DynaVibe Track and Balance System gains Robinson acceptance

DynaVibe Track and Balance System gains Robinson acceptance

22-Mar-2018Source: RPX Technologies

RPX Technologies announces that its DynaVibe and DynaTrack optical blade tracking accessory have been accepted by the Robinson Helicopter Company for R22-series and R44-series helicopter tracking and balancing purposes. During the 2018 HAI Heli-Expo, RPX personnel will demonstrate DynaVibe and DynaTrack in booth C4043.  This complete track and balance system is simple-to-use, allows users to complete the process quickly, and is priced... Read more

Robinson Production Picked up Steam in 2017

Robinson Production Picked up Steam in 2017

28-Feb-2018Source: Robinson

Robinson Helicopter Company produced 305 helicopters in 2017. The R44 led the way with 174, ranking as the world’s best-selling helicopter according to GAMA’s* General Aviation Aircraft Shipment 2017 Year End Report. Seventy-seven R66s came off the line and, according to data supplied by Rolls Royce, the R66 fleet logged approximately 185,000 hours in 2017,... Read more

Robinson receives R66 big sales boost

Robinson receives R66 big sales boost

22-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Robinson Helicopter Co has a pre-announced price review policy whereby the company raises their list prices on 1st January every year.  There is then a rush to place a deposit in December to secure a “2017 price” aircraft, and potentially concluding the details in the early days of January.  The company distributes a regular report on projected... Read more

Mexico approves Apollo spray systems for R22 and R44

Mexico approves Apollo spray systems for R22 and R44

24-Jul-2017Source: Apollo Spray System

Mexico’s aviation authority (DGAC) has issued STC IA-428/2017 and IA- 415/2017 for Apollo Spray’s DTM-4 and DTM-3 agricultural spray system for Robinson R44, R44 II and R22 helicopters. Agricultural Spray Operators in Mexico can now benefit from Apollo Spray’s superior spray systems. Apollo spray systems are the lightest most cost effective systems available for Robinson... Read more

04-Jun-17 N601HA Robinson R22HP Kenosha, US-Wisconsin

04-Jun-17 N601HA Robinson R22HP Kenosha, US-Wisconsin

4-Jun-2017

Helicopter ended on its side on the concrete apron with the sole occupant pilot seriously injured, who was then airlifted in a Flight for Life BK117... Read more

20-May-17 N2322Z Robinson R22 Linden, US-New Jersey

20-May-17 N2322Z Robinson R22 Linden, US-New Jersey

20-May-2017

Fell onto starboard side in training accident.... Read more

Swedish Government resumes state-funded pilot training

Swedish Government resumes state-funded pilot training

13-Feb-2017Source: Nordic Rotors

Svensk Pilotutbildning (SPU) has been awarded an agreement with the Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education (“Myndigheten för Yrkeshögskolan”) for training of 14 new helicopter pilots a year, until 2020, which in total means 28 positions funded by the Swedish Government. The agency got a lot of attention for its January 2014 decision, where... Read more

Robinson delivers 12,000th helicopter

Robinson delivers 12,000th helicopter

26-Jan-2017Source: Robinson

On December 23, 2016 R66 S/N 0763 became the 12,000th helicopter to roll off Robinson Helicopter’s production line. “A nice way to end the year,” said Robinson President, Kurt Robinson. S/N 0763 will be delivered to Hover Dynamics, one of three long-time Robinson dealers in South Africa. The helicopter was purchased by a new charter... Read more

New Zealand puts Robinson helicopters on safety Watchlist

New Zealand puts Robinson helicopters on safety Watchlist

28-Oct-2016Source: TAIC

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission in New Zealand yesterday added two new significant items to its Watchlist of most pressing concerns. One involves Robinson helicopter and the other safety issues for pedestrians and vehicles using railway level crossings. The detail provided on Robinson helicopters is as follows:- There are around 300 Robinson helicopters registered in... Read more

New Garmin transponders approved for Robinson range

New Garmin transponders approved for Robinson range

10-Oct-2016Source: HAI

The FAA has approved the integration of Garmin 335 and 345 Mode S transponders in the Robinson R22, R44 and R66 range. The newly approved transponders meet the ADS-B Out requirements without the need for an independent GPS system. Estimated at $3,900, the GTX 335 enables owners and operators to respect current regulations and at... Read more

Flying Helicopters Made Easy takes delivery of Robinson simulator

Flying Helicopters Made Easy takes delivery of Robinson simulator

31-Jul-2016Source: X-copter

Flying Helicopters Made Easy flight school attracts US and International students who are looking for Ground, Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Certified Flight Instructor certificates. Operating two Robinson R22 and two Robinson R44 aircraft, the school employs flight training experience and methodologies, used by one of the best air forces in the world, to make better... Read more

FAA approves Garmin Mode S transponders in R22, R44 and R66

FAA approves Garmin Mode S transponders in R22, R44 and R66

19-Jul-2016Source: Robinson

FAA approves Garmin’s GTX 335 and 345 Mode S transponders for use in Robinson R22, R44 and R66 helicopters. The newly approved transponders meet impending ADS-B Out regulations without requiring a standalone GPS. Priced at $3,900, the GTX 335 enables owners and operators to meet impending regulations with minimal expense. At $6,300, the GTX 345... Read more

12-May-16 VH-WGB Robinson R22B Wallal Downs Station, Australia

12-May-16 VH-WGB Robinson R22B Wallal Downs Station, Australia

12-May-2016

The ATSB is investigating a collision with terrain involving a Robinson R22, VH-WGB, 220 km NE of Port Hedland Airport, Western Australia, on 12 May 2016. While conducting aerial work, the helicopter collided with terrain. The pilot sustained minor injuries and the helicopter was substantially damaged.... Read more

Robinson announces collective-activated hour meter for R22

Robinson announces collective-activated hour meter for R22

5-Apr-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Robinson has announced that a collective-activated hour meter along with an updated hub and redesigned main rotor spindles are now standard on all new R22s.  This supercedes an oil-pressure-activated meter which records all engine run time. The new collective activated meter records collective-up (flight) time and does not include engine warm up and cool down... Read more

21-Mar-16 VH-RGY Robinson R22 Richmond, Australia

21-Mar-16 VH-RGY Robinson R22 Richmond, Australia

21-Mar-2016

The ATSB is investigating a collision with terrain involving a Robinson R22, VH-RGY, at Richmond Airport, Queensland, on 21 March 2016. After engine start, the helicopter collided with terrain resulting in substantial damage. The pilot was uninjured.... Read more

Guidance Aviation upgrades to new flight simulator

Guidance Aviation upgrades to new flight simulator

9-Mar-2016Source: Daily Courier

The piece of equipment — which retails for $98,750 — is manufactured by X-Copter in Prescott and is used by Guidance Aviation for its helicopter pilot training program.  See full story... Read more

X-Copter and ForeFlight demo EFB integration with R22 simulator

X-Copter and ForeFlight demo EFB integration with R22 simulator

1-Mar-2016Source: X-Copter

X-Copter and ForeFlight invite attendees of Heli-Expo 2016 to a demonstration of the integration of the ForeFlight Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) with the X-Copter Robinson Helicopter Simulator. The demonstration will take place on Wednesday afternoon at Heli-Expo 2016 in Louisville, KY from 2:00 to 3:00 in the X-Copter’s Booth #8231. Please join us and Prepare... Read more

20-Feb-16 VH-LYW Robinson R22 Roma, Australia

20-Feb-16 VH-LYW Robinson R22 Roma, Australia

20-Feb-2016

The ATSB is investigating a wirestrike and collision with terrain involving a Robinson R22 helicopter, VH-LYW, 88 km northeast of Roma, Queensland, on 20 February 2016. During aerial mustering operations, the helicopter struck powerlines and subsequently collided with terrain. The pilot sustained serious injuries, and the helicopter was destroyed.... Read more

Guimbal G2 Cabri overtakes Robinson R22, says GAMA

Guimbal G2 Cabri overtakes Robinson R22, says GAMA

15-Feb-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The annual factory production review has been released by GAMA, and confirms the Robinson R44 remains the dominant piston-engined helicopter type in the world.  However, looking at the detailed numbers, it confirms that French manufacturer Helicoptères Guimbal produced more of their G2 Cabri model in 2015 than Robinson produced R22s.  Guimbal produced 44 Cabris, and... Read more

14-Feb-16 VH-HXY Robinson R44 Hughenden, Australia

14-Feb-16 VH-HXY Robinson R44 Hughenden, Australia

14-Feb-2016

During the approach and landing, the pilot sighted powerlines strung across his landing point, and manoeuvred to remain clear of them.  While on the ground, the wind veered from a southwest to a southerly direction, so that to take off into wind, the helicopter would track perpendicular to the powerlines. After completing the pre-take-off checks,... Read more

Robinson production 5% up in 2015 over 2014

Robinson production 5% up in 2015 over 2014

22-Jan-2016Source: Robinson

Robinson Helicopter delivered 347 aircraft in 2015, made up of 117 R66s, 196 R44s, and 34 R22s – a steady gain over 2014, which was in itself a huge drop over 2013.  Looking at each model, the R22 production was the lowest in six years, R44s were marginally ahead and the main percentage gain was... Read more

All Metal MS launches Robinson maintenance stand

All Metal MS launches Robinson maintenance stand

12-Jan-2016Source: AllMetalMS

All Metal MS, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of solution-driven, custom “Safety First” maintenance stands, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, announced today the unveiling of its “Safety First” Robinson R22, R44, R66 Maintenance Stand (RW-SS-ROB66) which was delivered to 702 Helicopters located in Las Vegas. The Robinson R22, R44,... Read more

01-Dec-15 Robinson R22A South Venice, US-Florida

01-Dec-15 Robinson R22A South Venice, US-Florida

1-Dec-2015

R22 went down on a training flight from Venice Regional Airport.  Female student named here as Agnus Jolumo was airlifted to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with head and facial injuries, while the male instructor Ronald Vasconcelos went by land ambulance with minor injuries to Venice Bayfront Health FAA quote this as N8560M but that R22 was... Read more

More details revealed of NEW Robinson R44 model

More details revealed of NEW Robinson R44 model

17-Nov-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Following the exclusive HeliHub.com story last week regarding the new R44 model being worked on, we are now in a position to provide further details. HeliHub.com reader Paddy Wills has published a blog post in which more details are revealed.  Paddy runs the excellent HeliPaddy – an app developed for the iOS, Android and web... Read more

12-Nov-15 VH-HWJ Robinson R22 Kiana Station, Australia

12-Nov-15 VH-HWJ Robinson R22 Kiana Station, Australia

12-Nov-2015

The ATSB is investigating a collision with terrain involving a Robinson R22, VH-HWJ, 90km S of McArthur River Mine, Northern Territory, on 12 November 2015. While conducting aerial mustering operations, the helicopter collided with terrain. The pilot sustained serious injuries and the helicopter was substantially damaged.... Read more

NZ doubles R22 and R44 solo training hours requirement

NZ doubles R22 and R44 solo training hours requirement

9-Nov-2015Source: NZ CAA

The CAA says new requirements for pilots flying Robinson helicopters will help prevent accidents. Graeme Harris, The Director of Civil Aviation (CAA) has determined that additional safety awareness training will be required for pilots flying Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters. In response to a Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) recommendation we reviewed the status of... Read more

06-Nov-15 VH-NCL Robinson R22 Newman, Australia

06-Nov-15 VH-NCL Robinson R22 Newman, Australia

6-Nov-2015

Shortly after take-off, the helicopter collided with terrain, resulting in substantial damage. The pilot and passenger were not injured.... Read more

05-Nov-15 F-GLSF Robinson R22  Andernos les Bains, France

05-Nov-15 F-GLSF Robinson R22 Andernos les Bains, France

5-Nov-2015

On return from a local flight, pilot stabilizes the hovering helicopter, turns round before starting a fast forward about 5 m height. After about 300m the pilot the helicopter pitched up to stop hovering. He then receives a uncontrolled increase in engine speed and fails to reduce power. He loses control in rotation, the right... Read more

Rotorcorp becomes official Helicopter Easy Wheels distributor

Rotorcorp becomes official Helicopter Easy Wheels distributor

29-Sep-2015Source: Rotorcorp

You can hate them, but you gotta’ have them.  You have probably bought more than one set of costly ground handling wheels for your Robinson Helicopter over the years and have likely felt that you are not quite getting your money’s worth.    The ground handling wheel market is flooded with variations of the same old... Read more

25-Sep-15 G-DEFY Robinson R22 Elstree, UK

25-Sep-15 G-DEFY Robinson R22 Elstree, UK

25-Sep-2015

Student pilot (reportedly on first solo), and helicopter ended on its side... Read more

18-Aug-15 N5VH Robinson R22 Prescott, US-Arizona

18-Aug-15 N5VH Robinson R22 Prescott, US-Arizona

18-Aug-2015

Training accident.  Recording of ATC transmissions on this YouTube video.... Read more

06-Aug-15 N800BP Robinson R22 Hollywood, US-Florida

06-Aug-15 N800BP Robinson R22 Hollywood, US-Florida

6-Aug-2015

Precautionary landing on golf course. Later cleared for onward flight... Read more

Solo R22 pilot rescued after 32 hours on ice floe

Solo R22 pilot rescued after 32 hours on ice floe

28-Jul-2015

Russian pilot Sergey Ananov was most of the way to completing a solo circumnavigation in a Robinson R22. He had refuelled in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and was on a 500 mile leg to Nuuk in Greenland when contact was lost. He was reported overdue at 3.20pm Eastern time on Saturday 25th July. Weather conditions were hazardous... Read more

Solo R22 round-the-world missing

Solo R22 round-the-world missing

26-Jul-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The update from the project Facebook page says so much and our hearts go out to the support team at this time “With heavy hearts we have to write that unfortunately yesterday we lost contact with Sergey during his flight over Davis Strait … Almost immediately after receiving the last Delorme tracking message with 0... Read more

25-Jul-15 D-HDIM Robinson R22 Davis Strait, Canada

25-Jul-15 D-HDIM Robinson R22 Davis Strait, Canada

25-Jul-2015

Helicopter was operating VFR from CYFB Iqaluit, NU to BGGH Nuuk, Greenland as part of a solo circumnavigation attempt. The pilot (Sergey Ananov from Russia) autorotated and ditched the aircraft in the Davis Strait, 204 nm east of CYFB, reportedly due to a broken drive belt. He was wearing an immersion suit and managed to... Read more

23-Jul-15 N520NS Robinson R22 Corona, US-California

23-Jul-15 N520NS Robinson R22 Corona, US-California

23-Jul-2015

Substantially damaged after “force landing in the dirt” (FAA)... Read more

New Kentucky operator at Hopkinsville-Christian County Airport

New Kentucky operator at Hopkinsville-Christian County Airport

14-Jul-2015Source: Kentucky New Era

Taking off at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Airport is a new business that’s the product of a 51-year-old Clarksville woman’s passion for aviation, a little bit of luck and a light utility helicopter that could easily fit on a large flatbed trailer. See full story... Read more

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