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Upper Limit Aviation Pilots Sworn in as Special Deputies for Iron County, Utah

Upper Limit Aviation Pilots Sworn in as Special Deputies for Iron County, Utah

This past week thirteen Upper Limit Aviation pilots were sworn in as official “special deputies” with the Iron County Sheriff’s Department. As special deputies, the ULA pilots can now land and pick up accident victims in support of search and rescue missions for the county. The formal title for the 13 pilots is “Iron County… Read more »

Source: Upper Limit Aviation, 07-Apr-15

Lending Resources partners with Upper Limit Aviation

Lending Resources partners with Upper Limit Aviation

Upper Limit Aviation (ULA), one of the nation’s leading helicopter and fixed wing aircraft flight training programs announced today a partnership with Lending Resources LLC, to offer ULA students private student loan products to finance their professional aviation training and education. Designed to supplement other student sources of capital, the partnership with Lending Resources LLC allows select ULA… Read more »

Source: Upper Limit Aviation, 19-Jun-14

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Meridian Helicopters leases two LongRanger 3s to Upper Limit Aviation

Meridian Helicopters leases two LongRanger 3s to Upper Limit Aviation

Students in Upper Limit Aviation’s (ULA) helicopter flight school will have two more helicopters to fly, thanks to a new lease agreement with Meridian Helicopters LLC. Meridian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Winnipeg-based Cadorath Group, has signed a two-year agreement with the school for the lease of two Bell 206L-3s. One helicopter will be based in… Read more »

Source: Meridian Helicopters, 26-Feb-14

Fourth training accident in 30 months for Upper Limit Aviation

Fourth training accident in 30 months for Upper Limit Aviation

Yesterday saw a Robinson R22 of Upper Limit Aviation suffer an accident on a training flight in mountainous terrain – see 08-Jul-13 N712U Robinson R22B American Fork Canyon, US-Utah. The instructor and student have been seriously injured. Our database now shows nine accidents for Upper Limit Aviation. Four of these have occurred since March 2011. The oldest… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jul-13

08-Jul-13 N712U Robinson R22B American Fork Canyon, US-Utah

28 year old instructor and 24 year old student – both seriously injured.  Crashed onto rocky mountain side and rolled some way down a slope.

08-Jul-13

Upper Limit Aviation student receives Doug Doty scholarship

Upper Limit Aviation student receives Doug Doty scholarship

Upper Limit Aviation (ULA) is proud to announce that our student, Ryan DeJong is the recipient of  The Doug Doty Vertical Flight Foundation’s Accelerating Possibilities Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to pilots that have demonstrated their commitment and dedication in becoming professional pilots. The Doug Doty Vertical Flight Foundation is an organization that was founded… Read more »

Source: Upper Limit Aviation, 24-Jul-12

16-Jul-12 N47WH Robinson R22 Bountiful, US-Utah

Rolled over multiple times on autorotation landing on training flight.  Instructor and student not seriously injured

16-Jul-12

06-Apr-11 N268SH Robinson R22 South Valley Regional Airport, US-Utah

Hard landing on training flight  – skids splayed out although helicopter remained upright.  Tail boom sliced by main blades.

06-Apr-11

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Upper Limit Aviation B206 crashes on training flight in Utah

Upper Limit Aviation B206 crashes on training flight in Utah

A Bell 206B JetRanger of Upper Limit Aviation has crashed at Bolinder Field – Tooele Valley Airport.  The helicopter was on a training flight and suffered a very heavy landing.  Both occupants were reportedly trapped in the helicopter, which ended up on its starboard side and with the boom separated from the airframe. HeliHub.com adds… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Mar-11

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01-Mar-11 N206BY Bell B206 Tooele Valley Airport, US-Utah

Very heavy landing on long-line training flight.  Helicopter ended up on starboard side with boom separated.

01-Mar-11

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Upper Limit Aviation Receives ACCSC ‘School of Distinction’ Award

Upper Limit Aviation Receives ACCSC ‘School of Distinction’ Award

The Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges has recognized Upper Limit Aviation (ULA) and its helicopter flight training program as a School of Distinction. The award “is intended to recognize ACCSC- accredited institutions that have demonstrated a commitment to the expectations and rigors of accreditation as well as a commitment to delivering quality educational… Read more »

Source: Upper Limit Aviation, via Vertical, 08-Nov-10

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01-Feb-09 N944U Robinson R44 Ogden, US-Utah

1-Feb-09 N944U Robinson R44 Ogden, US-Utah

01-Feb-09

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31-May-08 N268SH Robinson R22 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:  The student’s improper use of the anti torque pedals during a practice hover autorotation, which resulted in the helicopter rolling over. Additional causes of the accident were the certificated flight instructor’s inadequate supervision of the maneuver and delayed remedial action.

31-May-08

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18-Jun-07 N712U Robinson R22B Park City, US-Utah

21-year-old flight instructor on a cross-country training flight with a student .  The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:  The pilot’s failure to maintain rotor RPM during hover taxi. A contributing factor was the high density altitude weather condition.

18-Jun-07

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08-Apr-06 N921U Robinson R22B Tooele, US-Utah

On a training flight, the helicopter struck the ground in a level attitude, the front of the left skid caught in the soft uneven ground, and the helicopter rolled left.  The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot’s failure to maintain control of the helicopter during the takeoff… Read more »

08-Apr-06

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09-Sep-05 N944U Robinson R44 Jackson, US-Wyoming

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:  the pilot’s failure to maintain aircraft control during initial takeoff climb resulting in an uncontrolled descent and impact with terrain. A contributing factor was the pilot’s encounter in settling with power.    

09-Sep-05

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