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Two H125s delivered to Pasco County Mosquito Control District

Two H125s delivered to Pasco County Mosquito Control District

19-Apr-2021

Pasco County Mosquito Control District in Florida has a new weapon in its fight against mosquitoes — two new Airbus H125s. Pasco County is home to roughly 45 different species of mosquitoes, and aerial spraying is one of the most effective ways to fight mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile and Zika viruses. The H125... Read more

Florida – new helipad at Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Florida – new helipad at Fawcett Memorial Hospital

9-Apr-2021Source: Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Faster access to life-saving medical care is now available at Fawcett Memorial Hospital with the opening of a new helipad. Located on the 4th floor of Fawcett Memorial Hospital’s parking garage, medical transport helicopters can now land on the helipad where the hospital’s emergency medical team will be waiting to receive the patient. “The new... 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

Robinson R66 Police Helicopter Joins Polk County Sheriff’s Aviation Fleet

Robinson R66 Police Helicopter Joins Polk County Sheriff’s Aviation Fleet

7-Apr-2021Source: Robinson

On April 2nd, Robinson Helicopter Company delivered R66 Police Helicopter serial number 1025 to Florida’s Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO). PCSO’s R66 Police helicopter is the first R66 Police helicopter configured with a Wescam MX-10 EO/IR imaging system and an HD infrared sensor, a system widely used by homeland security and law enforcement agencies. In... Read more

04-Feb-21 N820H Bell 206B Pahokee, US-Florida

04-Feb-21 N820H Bell 206B Pahokee, US-Florida

4-Feb-2021

While conducting low level nighttime frost control operations, the helicopter dropped to the ground, rolled over and caught fire.  No injury reported to the 2 POB... 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

Wolfson Childrens Hospital adds helicopter

Wolfson Childrens Hospital adds helicopter

25-Nov-2020Source: Wolfson Childrens Hospital

Critically ill and injured infants and children throughout the southeastern United States now have expanded access to the expert pediatric care of Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville through a new Kids Kare helicopter. The helicopter, which is the latest addition to Wolfson Children’s Critical Care Transport Fleet, is dedicated solely to infants and children, staffed... Read more

Approval for Mar-a-Lago helipad runs out with Presidency

Approval for Mar-a-Lago helipad runs out with Presidency

9-Nov-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Shortly after he was sworn into office, Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in West Palm Beach built a helipad. Approval had been given in February 2017 by the Town of Palm Beach Landmarks Preservation Commission on the basis that it was only for use on Presidential duties, and approval would cease when Trump ceased to become... Read more

Air Florida Helicopter Charters voluntarily files for Chapter 11 protection

Air Florida Helicopter Charters voluntarily files for Chapter 11 protection

9-Nov-2020Source: HeliHub.com

The Orlando Business Journal has reported that Air Florida Helicopter Charters has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on 23rd October 2020.  The company operates Robinson R44s on tour flights out of a site at 8990 International Drive in Orlando, and is still active with this posting on their Facebook page on 25th October. Further... Read more

Longbow awarded $32M contract for spare parts kits for AH-64E

Longbow awarded $32M contract for spare parts kits for AH-64E

16-Oct-2020Source: US DoD

Longbow Ltd., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $32,154,552 modification (P00001) to contract W58RGZ-20-F-0464 for generic spare parts kits for AH-64E Apache helicopters.  Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2024.  Fiscal 2020 Foreign Military Sales (India, Morocco, Netherlands, and United Arab Emirates) funds in the amount of... Read more

16-Oct-20 N777CP Bell 206 Lakeland, US-Florida

16-Oct-20 N777CP Bell 206 Lakeland, US-Florida

16-Oct-2020

Autorotation into a green swamp wilderness due to engine issues.  Tail boom separated and blades struck trees... Read more

MDFR upgrades fleet with delivery of first AW139

MDFR upgrades fleet with delivery of first AW139

15-Oct-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo is pleased to announce that Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) has taken delivery of its first AW139 helicopter.  The October 13 handoff included a small ceremony at Miami Executive Airport (TMB) in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Officials from the County, including Mayor Carlos A. Giménez, spoke at the event. “As a former firefighter, I’ve been very impressed... Read more

Bell Announces New Miami Facility Opening

Bell Announces New Miami Facility Opening

11-Sep-2020Source: Bell

To maintain great products that serve as valuable assets for businesses, emergency medical services and personal travel across the globe, Bell partners with customers in every corner of the world. Expanding our global footprint and making sure our services are easily available to our diverse customers requires the aid of maintenance facilities and partners. This... Read more

25-Aug-20 N276TH Sikorsky S76C West Palm Beach, US-Florida

25-Aug-20 N276TH Sikorsky S76C West Palm Beach, US-Florida

25-Aug-2020

Landing gear collapsed while taxying after landing. 2POB not injured... Read more

Health Care District of Palm Beach Purchases Two AW169

Health Care District of Palm Beach Purchases Two AW169

22-Apr-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, FL—a Federal Aviation Administration certificated air carrier in southern Florida also known as Trauma Hawk—has signed a contract to purchase two light-intermediate AW169 helicopters. Palm Beach County is the largest county by area in Florida with more than 2,300 square miles. The District maintains... Read more

12-Apr-20 N160CC Airbus H125 Tampa, US-Florida

12-Apr-20 N160CC Airbus H125 Tampa, US-Florida

12-Apr-2020

Hillsborurgh County Sheriff helicopter suffered bird strike. No injury reported to 2 POB... Read more

09-Apr-20 N9334W Airbus SA341 Fort Myers, US-Florida

09-Apr-20 N9334W Airbus SA341 Fort Myers, US-Florida

9-Apr-2020

Hard landing.  No injury reported to 1 POB... Read more

Air Methods Announces In-Network Agreement with Florida Blue

Air Methods Announces In-Network Agreement with Florida Blue

24-Oct-2019Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield to provide its Florida Blue plan members with Air Methods’ critical care in the air services at discounted in-network rates. “This expansion of our agreement with Florida Blue will significantly expand the number... Read more

Florida increases its H125 mosquito control fleet to 10

Florida increases its H125 mosquito control fleet to 10

26-Jul-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Part of a fleet upgrade program, two new H125s ordered by the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District will support aerial spraying to control the mosquito population in the Florida Keys, off the southern coast of the state. With a sub-tropical environment, the Keys regions from Key Largo to Key West is home to approximately 46... 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

29-Jan-19 N680DG Airbus AS350B2 Tampa, US-Florida

29-Jan-19 N680DG Airbus AS350B2 Tampa, US-Florida

29-Jan-2019

Pilot was practicing autorotations, landed hard and bent boom.... Read more

10-Jan-19 N828KB Bell 230 Brooksville, US-Florida (1F)

10-Jan-19 N828KB Bell 230 Brooksville, US-Florida (1F)

10-Jan-2019

Helicopter blades struck ramp worker during startup.  The man who was killed was identified in this report as Salvatore Disi, 62... Read more

Collier County Florida buys firefighter UH-1

Collier County Florida buys firefighter UH-1

22-Nov-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has just bought a firefighting UH-1. The purchase came to a cost of $750,000, reports NBC. The new helicopter will help East Naples residents faster than the Miami based helicopter they were using.... Read more

Manatee County Sheriff bids for new helicopter

Manatee County Sheriff bids for new helicopter

26-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is currently in the process of bidding for a new police helicopter. They have two helicopters, but the current one in use is costing a large amount of money simply due to maintenance costs. Funding for a new helicopter has been approved by the Manatee County Commissioners, reports My Sun... Read more

02-May-17 N911GE Bell 206B Fort McCoy, US-Florida

02-May-17 N911GE Bell 206B Fort McCoy, US-Florida

2-May-2017

A Marion County Sheriff’s Office helicopter that was assisting the Florida Forest Service and Marion County Fire Rescue with active brush fires crashed while dipping a bucket for water in a lake.  Pilot is named in press reports as Sgt. John Rawls... Read more

Sanford AirMed Stationed at Fargo Hospital

Sanford AirMed Stationed at Fargo Hospital

24-Apr-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Sanford AirMed will officially be stationed at the new Fargo Hospital from 1 May. The hospital itself only opens 25 July, but the crew will be able to use to on-site hangar. The new Fargo fleet comprises of 90 members, reports Valley News Live. AirMed has been around for 40 years and have flown over... Read more

Kaman Completes First K-MAX® Aiframe from Jacksonville Production Line

Kaman Completes First K-MAX® Aiframe from Jacksonville Production Line

19-Jan-2017Source: Kaman Aerosystems

Kaman Aerosystems (Kaman) (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that it has successfully delivered its first airframe from the re-opened K-MAX® production line in Jacksonville, Florida to the Company’s plant in Bloomfield, Connecticut where it will undergo final assembly, testing, and certification. “There will be a number of efforts occurring simultaneously over the next few months, including the... Read more

Kissimmee Pilot Accused of Dangerous Flying

Kissimmee Pilot Accused of Dangerous Flying

5-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Thomas Vorstman was arrested in August after flying an Orlando HeliTours helicopter only a few feet above traffic. Formal charges will not be filed, but Vorstman was fired from his position in the company. Deputies who saw the scene stated that the helicopter was so low that if a semitruck was on the road, there... Read more

TRAXXALL Technologies Opens Office in Jacksonville

TRAXXALL Technologies Opens Office in Jacksonville

2-Dec-2016Source: TRAXXALL Technologies

TRAXXALL Technologies, providers of an innovative aircraft maintenance tracking and inventory management system, today announced that it will open a new office in Jacksonville, Florida. A significant increase in clients and aircraft has provided the opportunity for TRAXXALL’s management team to hire some of the best aircraft maintenance tracking experts in North America. The following... Read more

Possible Third Helicopter for Trauma Star

Possible Third Helicopter for Trauma Star

28-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Monroe County is looking into purchasing a third helicopter to add to their Trauma Star service. FL Keys News reports that the two main points of discussion for this decision are whether the privately run LifeNet helicopter ambulance service will renew their contract with Low Keys Medical Centre in March, as cost-per-flight charges have gone... Read more

Orange County Receives Bell 206

Orange County Receives Bell 206

21-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Orange County Sheriff’s Office is happy to receive their new Bell 206, named “Chase 3.” The new helicopter has an enhanced communications systems, cameras and better tracking abilities. Chase 3 is able to find LoJack or the beacon of a downed aircraft. Even civilians such as an Alzheimer’s patient who is wearing a radio beacon... Read more

LifeFlight limps on after Tallahassee base closure

LifeFlight limps on after Tallahassee base closure

19-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Despite having closed its Tallahassee branch earlier this month, LifeFlight is continuing with its medical air ambulance services in the area by using their other branches in Marianna, Georgia and Live Oak. The branch was initially closed due to a lack of demand. Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Hospital is currently looking into the impact that the... Read more

Arguments Over Helicopter Tours

Arguments Over Helicopter Tours

17-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Orange County commissioners are arguing the proposal of helicopter tours near The Orlando Eye. The objections were based around the safety issues of flying near the 400 ft. wheel, near theme parks and the noise it would make around the neighbouring residential area, reports Orlando Sentinel. A counter argument is being made over how measures... Read more

Sudden Closure for LifeFlight Tallahassee

Sudden Closure for LifeFlight Tallahassee

14-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

LifeFlight Tallahassee has closed its Gadsden County base, giving no notice to its 15 employees. They were merely told to attend a meeting on Tuesday, where the situation was explained to them. They may be reassigned to other employment opportunities within the company. The base was closed due to a declining revenue and the strain... Read more

Temporary Closure for Perdido Key Helipad

Temporary Closure for Perdido Key Helipad

6-Sep-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Perdido Key Fire Station, Florida USA, received a motion declaring the Perdido Key helipad would be temporarily closed while investigations were underway to ensure the safety of the pad, as well as reviewing the insurance and the inspection requirements. However, the temporary closure can be overrode if there is an emergency with no alternate landing... Read more

South Beach Helicopters adds AS350B2 to fleet of Robinsons

South Beach Helicopters adds AS350B2 to fleet of Robinsons

12-Jul-2016Source: South Beach Helicopters

South Beach Helicopters has acquired a 1987-build Airbus Helicopters AS350 B2 AStar helicopter that will be used in the company’s growing tourism and charter flights business. “This is a progression of our business that will allow us to better meet the needs of our VIP clients,” said Lisa Landsman, President, pilot and owner of the... Read more

Bristow Academy Announces 2016 Bill Chiles Scholarship Award

Bristow Academy Announces 2016 Bill Chiles Scholarship Award

6-Jul-2016Source: Bristow Academy

Bristow Academy Inc., a division of Bristow Group, today announced that Martin Lorentzen is the 2016 Bill Chiles scholarship award recipient. Bristow’s Scholarship Selection Committee selected Lorentzen based on his skill, financial need and ability to operate at the highest level of Target Zero safety. He has been a full-time student at Bristow Academy since... Read more

Helicentre Aviation opens Florida Cabri G2 operation

Helicentre Aviation opens Florida Cabri G2 operation

3-Jul-2016Source: Helicentre Aviation

Leading UK-based helicopter training academy Helicentre Aviation has expanded into the USA, opening the first East Coast Cabri G2 operation at Kissimmee Airport in Orlando, Florida. The brand new aircraft was taken for its maiden flight in US airspace last week after being shipped from the Guimbal factory in Marseille, France and re-assembled by engineers... Read more

US Coast Guard award MH-60 maintenance stand contract to S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

US Coast Guard award MH-60 maintenance stand contract to S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

14-Jun-2016Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, a fully woman-owned global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of solution driven custom “Safety First” aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, access platforms, hangar equipment, and specialty tooling, was awarded the contract to design, engineer and manufacture custom “Safety First” hangar equipment for the MH-60 Jayhawk located at The United... Read more

HAI President uses Florida UAS session to build bridges

HAI President uses Florida UAS session to build bridges

16-May-2016Source: HAI

Coming on the heels of HAI’s expansion to include UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) operators and owners, HAI President and CEO Matt Zuccaro told ROTOR Daily that he was able to use his participation in a recent meeting on UAS issues to explain the helicopter industry’s concerns and positions to the UAS community. Zuccaro was one... Read more

No helicopter rides in North Myrtle Beach, for now

No helicopter rides in North Myrtle Beach, for now

28-Apr-2016Source: Myrtle Beach Online

A helicopter operator has withdrawn plans to offer tourist rides in North Myrtle Beach and is not pursuing court mediation to overturn two rejections by the city’s board of zoning appeals, but that doesn’t mean it’s a dead deal.  See full story... Read more

Indian River Sheriff plans for a heliport

Indian River Sheriff plans for a heliport

19-Apr-2016Source: TC Palm

Sheriff Deryl Loar said the department will build a 9,628-square-foot aviation hangar, 4,989 square feet of office space and a lighted heliport near the Indian River County Jail.  See full story... Read more

Neighbours of Concession Golf Club object to helipad plan

Neighbours of Concession Golf Club object to helipad plan

14-Apr-2016Source: Herald Tribune

The western border of Concession Golf Club with Schroeder-Manatee Ranch is 3,350 feet away from homes to the south, and 994 feet away from homes to the east in Panther Ridge Foxwood – and an acoustics evaluation found the likely impact to be negligible – but the neighbours still complained.  See full story... Read more

Metro Aviation completes H125 for scientific research

Metro Aviation completes H125 for scientific research

9-Mar-2016Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation, a worldwide aircraft completion leader, recently delivered a one-of-a-kind helicopter to the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.  The Airbus H125 (formerly the AS350) will serve as a unique observation platform to provide the scientific community with the capability to make unprecedented observations about the earth’s climate system and... Read more

Helicentre Aviation to expand into Florida

Helicentre Aviation to expand into Florida

9-Mar-2016Source: Helicentre Aviation

Helicentre Aviation Chairman Chris Line visited HAI Heli Expo last week to finalise plans to expand Cabri G2 operations to the USA and agree final support arrangements with David Rath, CEO of the US Guimbal distributor Precision Helicopters. Agreement was made with Precision to support Helicentre Aviation’s operation with parts and maintenance. “This has been... Read more

Tampa Police picks Becker Avionics Digital Audio System

Tampa Police picks Becker Avionics Digital Audio System

29-Feb-2016Source: Becker Avionics

Becker Avionics is proud to announce Tampa Police Department has selected the Becker DVCS Digital Audio System for use by their airborne law enforcement operation. “We are extremely excited that Tampa Police Department has selected Becker Avionics for its digital communications needs,” said Luis Gonzalez, Vice President with Becker.  “Tampa is one of the original airborne law enforcement operations and to... Read more

Axalta partners with SureFlight to refinish S76C for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Axalta partners with SureFlight to refinish S76C for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

25-Feb-2016Source: Axalta

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, partnered with SureFlight premiere aviation completion specialists to refinish two colorful, child-friendly pediatric critical care transport helicopters for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System. Axalta and SureFlight spent over 1,000 man hours refinishing the aircraft using Axalta’s Corlar 13550 S,... Read more

North Myrtle Beach tour operator seeks court mediation

North Myrtle Beach tour operator seeks court mediation

4-Feb-2016Source: Myrtle Beach Online.

A company that was twice denied approval to offer helicopter rides in North Myrtle Beach is n’t giving up just yet. See Full Story... Read more

09-Dec-15 N4427H Robinson R44 West Palm Beach, US-Florida

09-Dec-15 N4427H Robinson R44 West Palm Beach, US-Florida

9-Dec-2015

Accident reported on NTSB website without further details... 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

Collier EMS hosts open house

Collier EMS hosts open house

27-Nov-2015Source: Collier Citizen

Collier County EMS (Emergency Medical Services) held an open house, offering a tour of their MedFlight hanger and helicopter on Nov. 14.See full story.... Read more

FlightSafety offers new SAR course for S92 pilots

FlightSafety offers new SAR course for S92 pilots

18-Nov-2015Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety announces that it now offers a new comprehensive Search and Rescue training course for pilots who fly the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter. It is available at FlightSafety’s Learning Centers in West Palm Beach, Florida and at the Farnborough airport in the United Kingdom. “Pilots who fly the Sikorsky S-92 will benefit from FlightSafety’s new scenario-based,... Read more

West Palm Beach woman sues helicopter pilot who crashed into her house

West Palm Beach woman sues helicopter pilot who crashed into her house

30-Oct-2015Source: Palm Beach Post

A 54-year-old West Palm Beach woman who was jolted in 2011 when a helicopter clipped her roof and landed in her front yard has sued the pilot of the aircraft. See Full Story... Read more

Volusia County Sheriff returns to 24×7 availability

Volusia County Sheriff returns to 24×7 availability

15-Oct-2015Source: News Journal

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office now has a fully staffed helicopter crew after a pilot on paid administrative leave returned to duty and joined four other airmen, including three new hires. See Full Story... Read more

Air Methods appointed as Preferred Provder to Bayflite

Air Methods appointed as Preferred Provder to Bayflite

13-Oct-2015Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ: AIRM), the global leader in emergency air medical transportation, commenced operations under the Bayflite preferred provider agreement as of Oct. 5. In May, Air Methods announced that it was entering into a preferred provider relationship with Bayfront Health and its Bayflite air medical transport program. The County licenses have transferred and... Read more

Donaldson joins unique environmental research program

Donaldson joins unique environmental research program

9-Oct-2015Source: Donaldson

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a business unit within Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) has joined forces with the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on a one-of-a-kind flying scientific laboratory designed to assist scientists to obtain vital information about climate and human health. The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science... Read more

Fleet Readiness Center Southeast takes on Pave Hawk

Fleet Readiness Center Southeast takes on Pave Hawk

1-Oct-2015Source: US Navy

A new era began at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) on Sept. 11 with the arrival of the first Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter. Col. Daniel Lapastole, vice commander, 129th Rescue Wing, landed the aircraft at Naval Air Station Jacksonville after a four-stop, cross-country trek from the unit’s home at Moffett Federal Airfield, California. Fleet... Read more

Palm Beach Helicopters to provide training course financing

Palm Beach Helicopters to provide training course financing

23-Sep-2015Source: Palm Beach Helicopters

Palm Beach Helicopters will begin an in house financing program for all flight courses. Rates and terms will vary based on the individual and the courses taken, however, for the career courses the rates and terms will be very similar to those found in federal student loans. Financing of up to 70% of the total... Read more

Airbus completes 12 year inspection of Lee County (Florida) AS350

Airbus completes 12 year inspection of Lee County (Florida) AS350

22-Sep-2015Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, in Fort Myers, Fla. its AS350 BA AStar helicopter after completion of the aircraft’s second 12-year Inspection. The 12-year Inspection effectively resets the helicopter’s inspection cycles to zero, updates the aircraft with all applicable factory configuration changes and confirms its compliance with applicable Federal Aviation... Read more

04-Sep-15 Sikorsky UH-60 Sanford, US-Florida

04-Sep-15 Sikorsky UH-60 Sanford, US-Florida

4-Sep-2015

Light aircraft ground taxying ran into parked and unattended US Army Blackhawk... Read more

03-Sep-15 N16056 MD Helicopters MD500E New Smyrna Beach, US-Florida

03-Sep-15 N16056 MD Helicopters MD500E New Smyrna Beach, US-Florida

3-Sep-2015

Brian Hayes, Volusia County Mosquito Control’s chief pilot, was flying a routine larvae-cide mission when the helicopter crashed.... Read more

Volusia County Mosquito Control adds new MD520N

Volusia County Mosquito Control adds new MD520N

27-Aug-2015Source: MD Helicopters

– MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the delivery of a new MD 520N single-engine helicopter to Volusia County Mosquito Control, Volusia County, Florida. The decision to acquire the new MD 520N to the Volusia County fleet was announced in March 2015 as an expansion of the department’s ability to inspect and treat the region’s... Read more

Latest helicopter tour gimmick – shoe selfies

Latest helicopter tour gimmick – shoe selfies

13-Aug-2015Source: Telegraph

A helicopter company that straps its guests in, opens the doors and allows them to behave like extreme aerial photographers above two of the world’s greatest cities, has spawned a new phenomenon in the form of the dangling shoe selfie. See Full Story... 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

AHS announces Florida location for Forum 72

AHS announces Florida location for Forum 72

16-Jul-2015Source: AHS

AHS International is now hard at work planning the next Annual Forum! Forum 72 will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida with the theme of “Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Future Capabilities.” Palm Beach County boasts a strong aerospace presence with more than 600 aviation and aerospace companies, including Sikorsky,... Read more

Florida – Orange County Sheriff requests $480K budget to lease new helicopter

Florida – Orange County Sheriff requests $480K budget to lease new helicopter

16-Jul-2015Source: Orlando Sentinal

These are good times for Orange County. See full story... Read more

EvoLux selects Hashrocket as smartphone app developer

EvoLux selects Hashrocket as smartphone app developer

16-Jul-2015Source: Hashrocket

EvoLux Transportation, LLC, a vertical-lift focused, tech-travel technology company that has built the world’s first global helicopter charter marketplace and reservation application, has selected Jacksonville Beach-based Hashrocket to redesign and enhance the functionality of its novel web application. “I’m especially excited to be working with a Ruby on Rails shop from my hometown on this... Read more

10-Jul-15 N572AM Airbus AS350B2 Tallahassee, US-Florida

10-Jul-15 N572AM Airbus AS350B2 Tallahassee, US-Florida

10-Jul-2015

Emergency field landing.  Pilot was only one on board Date could be 09-Jul-15 (press report was very early morning on 10-Jul-15)... Read more

Bristow Academy Awards First Annual Scholarship

Bristow Academy Awards First Annual Scholarship

2-Jul-2015Source: Bristow

Bristow Academy Inc., a division of Bristow Group, today announced that Per Emil Karl Albrektsson of Titusville, Florida, is the first annual Bill Chiles scholarship award recipient. Bristow’s Scholarship Selection Committee chose Albrektsson based on his skill, financial need and ability to operate at the highest level of Target Zero safety. He has been a... Read more

24-Apr-15 N7371T Robinson R44 Lakeland, US-Florida

24-Apr-15 N7371T Robinson R44 Lakeland, US-Florida

24-Apr-2015

Blade damaged while helicopter being fueled.  The location and date suggest that this was at the Sun’N’Fun event... Read more

27-Mar-15 163220 Bell TH-57B Pensacola, US-Florida

27-Mar-15 163220 Bell TH-57B Pensacola, US-Florida

27-Mar-2015

US Navy TH-57B rolled over onto its starboard side during a night training flight.  Instructor and student not seriously injured... Read more

UM Rosenstiel School Unveils New Research Helicopter Platform

UM Rosenstiel School Unveils New Research Helicopter Platform

25-Mar-2015Source: University Of Miami

WHO: University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Dean Roni Avissar and scientists. WHAT: Media-only event for an advanced preview of the UM Rosenstiel School’s one-of-a-kind Helicopter Observation Platform (HOP). The flying scientific laboratory allows scientists to obtain vital information about our climate, environment and human health. WHEN: Monday, April 13,... Read more

22-Mar-15 N30242 Robinson R44 Orlando, US-Florida (3F)

22-Mar-15 N30242 Robinson R44 Orlando, US-Florida (3F)

22-Mar-2015

R44 went down two miles west of the airport it took off from, crashing into a house and killing the pilot and two passengers – later named here as Bruce Teitelbaum, 48, and Marsha Khan, 55,  and Harry Anderson, 42... Read more

14-Mar-15 N472SH Robinson R22 Sarasota, US-Florida

14-Mar-15 N472SH Robinson R22 Sarasota, US-Florida

14-Mar-2015

Minor damage on landing... Read more

14-Mar-15 N220AF Rotorway A600 Lake Wales, US-Florida

14-Mar-15 N220AF Rotorway A600 Lake Wales, US-Florida

14-Mar-2015

Crashed in unknown circumstances... Read more

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