US-Arkansas

08-Apr-21 N9274 Enstrom 28A Springdale, US-Arkansas

08-Apr-21 N9274 Enstrom 28A Springdale, US-Arkansas

8-Apr-2021

FAA – Skid stuck in mud while hover training, bending the skid... Read more

04-Nov-20 N3191 Bell 407 Little Rock, US-Arkansas

04-Nov-20 N3191 Bell 407 Little Rock, US-Arkansas

4-Nov-2020

Heavy autorotation landing.  Sole occupant pilot not injured... Read more

30-Sep-20 N250Z Guimbal G2 Bentonville, US-Arkansas

30-Sep-20 N250Z Guimbal G2 Bentonville, US-Arkansas

30-Sep-2020

Bent skids and tail rotor ground strike on landing... Read more

Air Evac Lifeteam closes two Arkansas bases

Air Evac Lifeteam closes two Arkansas bases

11-Dec-2019Source: Arkansas Democrat Gazette

A helicopter ambulance service has closed its bases in Paragould and Morrilton, an official with the Arkansas Department of Health said Thursday. See Full Story.... Read more

Air Evac Lifeteam celebrates 20 years at Paragould

Air Evac Lifeteam celebrates 20 years at Paragould

24-Sep-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Air Evac Lifeteam proudly celebrated their 20th anniversary at Paragould this past week. The company, started in 1985, has grown so much that they now cover 15 states, with 142 bases. Their Paragould facility has four pilots, four paramedics, four flight nurses, as well as a maintenance technician to crew their Bell 206 L4, reports... Read more

Air Evac EMS sues insurance company for $10 million

Air Evac EMS sues insurance company for $10 million

31-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Air ambulance operator Air Evac EMS Inc. has reportedly said it is owed $10 million by Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield (ABCBS), for medical flights provided to policyholders.  The company has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Little Rock last month to collect the money. The issue surrounds a payment cap of... Read more

North Arkansas Regional Medical Center helipad dedicated

North Arkansas Regional Medical Center helipad dedicated

18-Apr-2016Source: Harrison Daily

Even though AirEvac has been using its helicopter base adjacent to North Arkansas Regional Medical Center on Main Street for about three months, it’s officially open now.  See full story... Read more

Little Rock Police replace OH-58 with TH-67 Creek

Little Rock Police replace OH-58 with TH-67 Creek

14-Dec-2015Source: Northwest Arkansas

Little Rock police Thursday unveiled an observation helicopter that the department acquired earlier this year through a federal military surplus program. See Full Story  ... Read more

Arkansas Children’s Hospital receives first EMS Sikorsky S-76Ds

Arkansas Children’s Hospital receives first EMS Sikorsky S-76Ds

20-Oct-2015Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today it has delivered two S-76D™ helicopters for air medical transportation to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The new aircraft join two S-76C+™ helicopters already flying the Angel One® team as it performs life-saving missions every day throughout the greater Arkansas region. These Sikorsky... Read more

21-Jun-15 N305CG Robinson R44 Danville, US-Arkansas

21-Jun-15 N305CG Robinson R44 Danville, US-Arkansas

21-Jun-2015

Force landing in field, aircraft destroyed... Read more

20-Mar-15 N701CT Robinson R44 Hot Springs, US-Arkansas

20-Mar-15 N701CT Robinson R44 Hot Springs, US-Arkansas

20-Mar-2015

While landing at his own helipad, the pilot said the ground gave way beneath the pad causing the tail rotor to strike the dirt. This caused the helicopter to spin uncontrollably, and it ended up in nearby trees... Read more

29-Jan-15 N43762 Bell 47 White Rock, US-Arkansas

29-Jan-15 N43762 Bell 47 White Rock, US-Arkansas

29-Jan-2015

Impacted terrain during autorotation demonstration... Read more

29-Jan-15 N43762 Bell 47G North Little Rock, US-Arkansas

29-Jan-15 N43762 Bell 47G North Little Rock, US-Arkansas

29-Jan-2015

Substantially damaged after main blades hit tail boom during landing... Read more

04-Oct-14 N4426M Bell 206B Atlanta, US-Arkansas

04-Oct-14 N4426M Bell 206B Atlanta, US-Arkansas

4-Oct-2014

Attempting to take off from a helicopter transport trailer in a cleared section of pine forest . For some reason the helicopter never made it fully airborne, and tipped over on its starboard side beside the trailer.  Robert Dale Garzolini, pilot and owner of Terre Haute Helicopters, West Terre Haute, IN, was injured... Read more

New program director for the Air Evac Lifeteam base in Boone County

New program director for the Air Evac Lifeteam base in Boone County

23-May-2014Source: Harrison Daily

New program director for the Air Evac Lifeteam base in Boone County See full story... Read more

Meridian Helicopters leases two LongRanger 3s to Upper Limit Aviation

Meridian Helicopters leases two LongRanger 3s to Upper Limit Aviation

26-Feb-2014Source: Meridian Helicopters

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

19-Jun-13 N467AE Bell 206L4 Jonesboro, US-Arkansas

19-Jun-13 N467AE Bell 206L4 Jonesboro, US-Arkansas

19-Jun-2013

The Jonesboro, Ark., crew was on final to their base when they experienced a mechanical issue. The pilot initiated a precautionary landing, landing the aircraft at the base with no injuries to crew members. The aircraft sustained damage.... Read more

“Spirit of Mercy” EC130 takes flight in Arkansas

“Spirit of Mercy” EC130 takes flight in Arkansas

21-Mar-2013Source: Mercy Northwest Arkansas

While winding roads and steep inclines provide much of Northwest Arkansas’ (NWA) beauty and allure, the landscape makes medical transport difficult. Thanks to Mercy and Air Methods Corporation’s partnership, area residents have a new emergency medical helicopter featuring the latest technology and safety advancements. Whether it’s a heart attack, stroke or serious automobile injury, the... Read more

Vertical Aviation orders two turbine-powered 47GT-6 helicopters

Vertical Aviation orders two turbine-powered 47GT-6 helicopters

7-Mar-2013Source: Scott’s – Bell 47

Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc. (SB47) announced today that Vertical Aviation LLC of Scottsdale, AR, has agreed to purchase 2 47GT-6 helicopters and also signed up to become their dealer and customer service facility for the United States Southwest Region. The 47GT-6 helicopter was announced by SB47 at the start of the Heli Expo 2013... Read more

Arkansas Children’s Hospital to add two S-76D

Arkansas Children’s Hospital to add two S-76D

7-Mar-2013Source: Sikorsky

Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) has signed a contract to purchase two S-76D™ helicopters for its Angel One® intensive care medical transport unit, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today from the Heli-Expo Industry Show. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The new aircraft will replace the two S-76® helicopters already flying the Angel One team as... Read more

Little Rock Police re-introduce helicopters after 9 years

Little Rock Police re-introduce helicopters after 9 years

15-Aug-2012Source: Arkansas Matters

The City of Little Rock is bolstering it’s police force with yet another crime-fighting tool. The department is re-introducing it’s helicopters to deter crime from above. (see full story).  Although the report does not mention the helicopter type, HeliHub.com research notes that the city Police Department has had two Bell OH-58s – registered N900PD and... Read more

09-Aug-12 N89LA Robinson R44 Lake City, US-Arkansas

09-Aug-12 N89LA Robinson R44 Lake City, US-Arkansas

9-Aug-2012

Struck guide wire to a tower... 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

Air Evac relocating base from Marianna to Forrest City Medical Center

Air Evac relocating base from Marianna to Forrest City Medical Center

15-Apr-2011Source: Times-Herlad

According to a press release from Air Evac, the decision to move the office was made to better align the company with its service area.... Read more

Hollis Volunteer Fire Department to dedicate new helipad

Hollis Volunteer Fire Department to dedicate new helipad

7-Oct-2010Source: Hot Springs Village Voice

The Hollis Volunteer Fire Department will dedicate its new helicopter pad on Saturday, Oct. 16, beginning at 4:30 p.m... Read more

Mississippi County Aviation Unit has 50 hours left to fly

Mississippi County Aviation Unit has 50 hours left to fly

5-Aug-2010Source: KAIT

The unit’s JetRanger comes close to needing its engine overhauled, with no budget in place to action that necessary move.... Read more

FAA Approves Arkansas Children's Hospital HFDM Program

FAA Approves Arkansas Children's Hospital HFDM Program

4-Nov-2009Source: AMT

In a first for a dedicated Helicopter Emergency Medical Service provider (HEMS), Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) received FAA approval for their HFDM/FOQA program... Read more

Arkansas allocates $3.5M for a new State Police helicopter

Arkansas allocates $3.5M for a new State Police helicopter

9-Oct-2009Source: Arkansas Times

The state has announced $9.6 million in federal stimulus money will go to state and local law enforcement needs, including $3.5 million for a new State Police helicopter with a hoist to use in rescue efforts in remote areas.... Read more

21-Aug-09 N166EH Eurocopter AS350 Perryville, US-Arkansas

21-Aug-09 N166EH Eurocopter AS350 Perryville, US-Arkansas

21-Aug-2009

21-Aug-09 N166EH Eurocopter AS350 Perryville, US-Arkansas... Read more

4-Apr-09 N760AF SIkorsky S76 Little Rock, US-Arkansas

4-Apr-09 N760AF SIkorsky S76 Little Rock, US-Arkansas

4-Apr-2009

4-Apr-09 N760AF SIkorsky S76 Little Rock, US-Arkansas... Read more

19-Jan-09 N350BH Eurocopter AS350 nr Forest City, US-Arkansas

19-Jan-09 N350BH Eurocopter AS350 nr Forest City, US-Arkansas

19-Jan-2009

19-Jan-09 N350BH Eurocopter AS350 nr Forest City, US-Arkansas... Read more

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