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Georgia search suspended for night for overdue R44

Georgia search suspended for night for overdue R44

5-Aug-2010Source: Palm Beach Post

The R44 was expected to arrive at 5 p.m. Monday at the helipad at the Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa in Young Harris, Ga., about 90 miles from Atlanta.  The helicopter was last heard from during a refueling stop in Madison.... Read more

Helicopter pilot texting moments before crash

Helicopter pilot texting moments before crash

5-Aug-2010Source: TV NZ

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission today released its report into the death of Morgan Saxton, 31, who was killed while flying his Robinson R22 from Haast to Wanaka on November 1, 2008.... Read more

05-Aug-10 ZS-RVB Robinson R22 Kenhardt District, South Africa (2F)

05-Aug-10 ZS-RVB Robinson R22 Kenhardt District, South Africa (2F)

5-Aug-2010

One fatality was famous rugby player Andre van Wyk... Read more

Robinson R66 test flying at Big Bear City Airport

Robinson R66 test flying at Big Bear City Airport

3-Aug-2010Source: Big Bear Grizzly

A flight crew from Robinson Helicopter Company in Torrance, Calif., is testing the company’s newest helicopter at Big Bear City Airport. Full story on external site here... Read more

Blue Sky Aviation R44 aids Central Valley law enforcement

Blue Sky Aviation R44 aids Central Valley law enforcement

3-Aug-2010Source: Visalia Times-Deleta

In operation since 2008 in Tulare and Porterville, Blue Sky Aviation has been working with local law enforcement agencies throughout Tulare County, except Visalia Police Dept and Tulare County Sheriff’s Dept.... Read more

Florida exotic car club adds R44

Florida exotic car club adds R44

3-Aug-2010Source: Miami Drive

Miami Drive, South Florida’s first exotic car share club and concierge service, announced today a new addition to their fleet, a Robinson R44 Raven helicopter. The helicopter, which is provided with a personal air charter, is the newest addition to its fleet, to be used interchangeably with the private club’s high end and exotic vehicles.... Read more

Poll finds over 46% want helicopter noise reduced at Torrance

Poll finds over 46% want helicopter noise reduced at Torrance

2-Aug-2010Source: Daily Breeze

The online poll asked: “Do you think steps need to be taken to reduce helicopter noise in Torrance?” – Results were 53.62% said NO (1,003 votes); 46.37% said YES (862 votes).... Read more

02-Aug-10 N34JS Robinson R44 Blairsville, US-Georgia (2F)

02-Aug-10 N34JS Robinson R44 Blairsville, US-Georgia (2F)

2-Aug-2010

Impact with terrain.  Pilot Adam Reeves, 45, and passenger Shelley Zapototsky, 37 died in the accident... Read more

Fatal R22 crash sparks training review in Australia

Fatal R22 crash sparks training review in Australia

29-Jul-2010Source: ABC

ATSB spokesman Ian Sangston says the pilot’s limited helicopter experience may have contributed to the accident, although there was not enough evidence to conclusively identify the cause.... Read more

R44 lead time from order down to 6-8 weeks, says Russian dealer

R44 lead time from order down to 6-8 weeks, says Russian dealer

7-Jul-2010Source: Ural Helicom

(Electronic Translation from Russian) In anticipation of post-crisis boom Helicopter Company Robinson Helicopter Company (USA) to optimize the process of production of new helicopters, R44, Robinson and reduced time to market finished products. Now get a new one, created by individual order, the helicopter can be in just 6-8 weeks! after the placement of the... Read more

Botched takeoff blamed for Temecula R44 crash

Botched takeoff blamed for Temecula R44 crash

6-Jul-2010Source: Press-Enterprise

Refers to accident 06-Apr-10 N688SS Robinson R44 Temecula, US-California (see HeliHub.com page for this accident)... Read more

Mauna Loa Helicopters launches NVG training programme

Mauna Loa Helicopters launches NVG training programme

9-Jun-2010Source: NightFlight Concepts

Night Flight Concepts (NFC) traveled to Hawaii earlier this month to provide night vision goggle training to Mauna Loa Helicopters (MLH). With locations on three of the Hawaiian Islands, Mauna Loa Helicopters is an FAA-Approved Part 141 helicopter flight school. In addition, the school boasts ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges) being one... Read more

Philippines CAA makes Robinson safety course mandatory

Philippines CAA makes Robinson safety course mandatory

3-Jun-2010Source: Manila Bulletin

Pilots rated to fly Robinson R-44 and R22 helicopters will be required to undergo a Safety Awareness Seminar on June 7th... Read more

FAI confirms eight records for R44 pilot

FAI confirms eight records for R44 pilot

19-May-2010Source: http://www.aopa.org/aircraft/articles/2010/100517helirecord.html

Helicopter pilot Mark Young of Montrose, Colo., set eight world helicopter records last year that were recently ratified by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, including speed records and a landing on Pikes Peak.... Read more

Philippines grounds all Robinsons

Philippines grounds all Robinsons

19-May-2010Source: ABS-CBN

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) sgrounded 33 R44s and 18 R22s following a fatal R44 accident which killed the four occupants and a fifth person on the ground.... Read more

17-May-10 RP-C2550 Robinson R44 Barangay Iyam, Philippines (5F)

17-May-10 RP-C2550 Robinson R44 Barangay Iyam, Philippines (5F)

17-May-2010

Deceased included Quezon Governor Rafael Nantes and two children, one named as Rowena Navales, 14... Read more

Tulsa Police considers relaunching air unit with R44s

Tulsa Police considers relaunching air unit with R44s

11-May-2010Source: NewsOn6

Mayor Dewey Bartlett has suggested the city might sell the two helicopters it has now (MD500 and LongRanger) and replace them with models that cost less to fly made by Robinson Helicopter.... Read more

Three private Russian R44s make first tourism trip out of country

Three private Russian R44s make first tourism trip out of country

7-May-2010Source: Jets.RU

The expedition follows the route Moscow – Saint-Petersburg – Finland – Sweden – Norway – Germany – Poland – Lithuania – Latvia – Estonia – Saint-Petersburg – Moscow... Read more

Frank Robinson To Be ERAU Commencement Speaker This Saturday

Frank Robinson To Be ERAU Commencement Speaker This Saturday

6-May-2010

The guest speaker will be Frank Robinson, president and founder of Robinson Helicopter Company (RHC). Robinson began his career in 1957 at Cessna Aircraft Company working on the CH-1 Skyhook four-place helicopter.... Read more

Robinson: R66 dealers must be Part 145 OK’d

Robinson: R66 dealers must be Part 145 OK’d

4-May-2010Source: http://www.ainonline.com/news/single-news-page/article/robinson-r66-dealers-must-be-part-145-okd-24649/

Robinson VP Kurt Robinson said he does not expect all dealers of the company’s existing piston-engine R22 and R44 helicopters to become R66 dealers, in part due to a new Robinson-mandated requirement that R66 dealers hold a valid FAA Part 145 repair station certificate.... Read more

01-May-10 EI-SUB Robinson R44 Moll’s Gap, Ireland

01-May-10 EI-SUB Robinson R44 Moll’s Gap, Ireland

1-May-2010

The main rotor blades struck disused electricity cables, just after the helicopter had lifted off from an elevated crest in mountainous terrain.  The Pilot made an immediate controlled landing.  No damage, other than to the main rotor blades, was sustained by the helicopter.  The two occupants were uninjured.... Read more

Paraguay National Police get airborne with first of three new R44s

Paraguay National Police get airborne with first of three new R44s

25-Apr-2010Source: ABC

The first of three law-enforcement equipped R44s has arrived at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport – Paraguay’s main national and international gateway, located at Luque, suburb of the capital Asunción.... Read more

FAA Was Investigating Pilot Involved In Fatal Tahlequah Crash

FAA Was Investigating Pilot Involved In Fatal Tahlequah Crash

14-Apr-2010Source: NewsOn6.com

Accident being referred to involved Robinson R22 registered N3234G (HeliHub.com data page for this accident)  Press reports at the time showed that the accident date was inconclusive with both 14th and 15th October being quoted by different sources – the wreckage not being found until Friday 16th.... Read more

Father of pilot in helicopter crash dropped from lawsuit

Father of pilot in helicopter crash dropped from lawsuit

7-Apr-2010Source: Tahlequah Daily Press

Refers to accident of Robinson R22 N3234G at Tahlequah, OK – see HeliHub.com page for this accident... Read more

Tuned Exhaust System available for R22; FAA STC soon

Tuned Exhaust System available for R22; FAA STC soon

20-Mar-2010

Power Flow Systems, Inc. is in the final stages of STC approval to bolt-on their industry leading high performance exhaust system to a Lycoming O-320 powered Robinson R22. This product, Power Flow’s first on a rotorcraft, was designed in cooperation with Performance Aviation in New Zealand where it has already received CAA approval. The PFS... Read more

Russian fraud court case centres on a Bell 407 and two Robinson R44s

Russian fraud court case centres on a Bell 407 and two Robinson R44s

16-Mar-2010Source: BizAvNews

They are accused of smuggling in 2005 on the territory of Russia from Canada, three helicopters, Bell 407 and Robinson R-44. For businessman was also charged with evading payment of customs duties and the legalization of smuggled property.... Read more

Pilot in fatal helicopter crash had meth in system, records show

Pilot in fatal helicopter crash had meth in system, records show

12-Mar-2010Source: Tulsa World

Accident being referred to involved Robinson R22 registered N3234G (HeliHub.com data page for this accident)  Press reports at the time showed that the accident date was inconclusive with both 14th and 15th October being quoted by different sources – the wreckage not being found until Friday 16th.... Read more

06-Mar-10 N922SH Robinson R22 Cotulla, US-Texas (2F)

06-Mar-10 N922SH Robinson R22 Cotulla, US-Texas (2F)

6-Mar-2010

Photo of wreckage can be seen here... Read more

Heliair chosen to operate permanent heliport at Silverstone F1 circuit

Heliair chosen to operate permanent heliport at Silverstone F1 circuit

24-Feb-2010Source: F1SA

Heliair will also run all helicopter operations for event days at Silverstone including the British Grand Prix.... Read more

Aspen Avionics and Chippewa Aerospace Partner on Helicopter STCs

Aspen Avionics and Chippewa Aerospace Partner on Helicopter STCs

22-Feb-2010Source: Aspen Avionics

pen Avionics, Inc., manufacturer of the award-winning Evolution Flight Display System, and Chippewa Aerospace, a leading aerospace engineering service firm, announce their partnership to develop a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of the Aspen Evolution EFD1000H Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD), the EFD1000H Multi-Function Display (MFD), and the EFD500H MFD on the Robinson R22... Read more

Baton Rouge Police add Robinson R44

Baton Rouge Police add Robinson R44

19-Feb-2010Source: The Advocate

The Police Department received the four-seat chopper — equipped with technology allowing police to track a fleeing suspect in the dark, a camera and a spotlight — in January... Read more

Pilot fatigue led to fatal mid-air between two R22s

Pilot fatigue led to fatal mid-air between two R22s

18-Feb-2010Source: WA Today

The two Robinson R22s were reported in HeliHub.com here:- 05-May-09 VH-PHT Robinson R22 Springvale station north of Halls Creek, Australia (1F) 05-May-09 VH-HCB Robinson R22 Springvale station north of Halls Creek, Australia (1F)... Read more

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