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06-May-21 N972BW MD Helicopters MD530F Palm Gardens, US-Nevada

06-May-21 N972BW MD Helicopters MD530F Palm Gardens, US-Nevada

6-May-2021

FAA : Substantially damaged during long-line work.  2 POB not injured... Read more

High Rollers participate in Joint Aeromedical Training with Blackhawk Aircraft

High Rollers participate in Joint Aeromedical Training with Blackhawk Aircraft

3-May-2021Source: US National Guard

Airmen from the 152nd Medical Group participated in joint aeromedical training featuring UH-60 Blackhawk aircraft with the Nevada Army National Guard in Reno-Stead, Nev., April 10, 2021. “Today we did joint hot and cold load training,” said Sgt. Mason Burkhart, a critical care flight paramedic from the medical evacuation unit in Reno-Stead. “We practice loading... Read more

MissionGO Completes Longest Organ Delivery Flight via UAS

MissionGO Completes Longest Organ Delivery Flight via UAS

27-Oct-2020Source: MissionGO

MissionGO, a provider of unmanned aviation solutions that are transforming logistics, and Nevada Donor Network, an organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the state of Nevada, today announced two successful test flights carrying a human organ and tissue via an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) on Sept. 17. The first flight transported research corneas from Southern Hills... Read more

16-Oct-20 N500DL Robinson R44 Pahrump, US-Nevada

16-Oct-20 N500DL Robinson R44 Pahrump, US-Nevada

16-Oct-2020

Skid struck water causing helicopter to crash into it.  Helicopter ended inverted and mostly under water.  Pilot out safely... Read more

COVID-19 forces Maverick Helicopters to lay off 75

COVID-19 forces Maverick Helicopters to lay off 75

23-Sep-2020Source: Las Vegas Sun

The plummeting of international travel in the wake of COVID-19 has put dozens of helicopter tour pilots and staffers out of work in southern Nevada. See Full Story.... Read more

23-Oct-19 N225JM Robinson R44 Las Vegas, US-Nevada (2F)

23-Oct-19 N225JM Robinson R44 Las Vegas, US-Nevada (2F)

23-Oct-2019

The pilot and passenger were transported to a local hospital for treatment, but local press report the pilot died from injuries suffered in the crash, and the passenger remains in the hospital with critical injuries.  Pilot named here as 53-year-old Scott Socquet from Milford, Connecticut.  The passenger passed away two days later and was named here as Howard... 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

Heli-Parts Nevada acquired by Salus Aviation

Heli-Parts Nevada acquired by Salus Aviation

17-Jul-2019Source: Salus Aviation

Heli-Parts Nevada (HPN) has been acquired by New Zealand based Salus Aviation as they continue to expand their portfolio of companies within their group. HPN is an excellent complement to Salus’ existing Oceania Aviation business; and Oceania and HPN have a long history of successfully working together. HPN is the single largest provider of overhauled... Read more

Air Methods sets up agreement with Anthem in six states

Air Methods sets up agreement with Anthem in six states

14-May-2019Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and will now be part of the plans’ in-network health coverage benefits in six additional states across the country. As part of the agreement, Anthem-affiliated health plan members in California, Georgia, Nevada,... 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

New helicopter hoist will help rescue injured firefighters in Nevada

New helicopter hoist will help rescue injured firefighters in Nevada

22-Oct-2018Source: Nevada Division of Forestry

The Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) is excited to announce the new addition of an advanced rescue hoist system, which will aid in emergency response and lifesaving rescue efforts primarily for injured wildland firefighters. Hoist extraction is the use of a mechanical retractable cable on which a rescuer is lowered from a hovering helicopter to... Read more

Maverick wins FAA Diamond award for 7th year in a row

Maverick wins FAA Diamond award for 7th year in a row

27-Feb-2018Source: Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2017 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.” The prestigious honor is a result of the company’s ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. This is Maverick Helicopters’ seventh consecutive Diamond Award for its Las Vegas and Grand Canyon South... Read more

Sundance Helicopters partners with Pahrump Valley Winery

Sundance Helicopters partners with Pahrump Valley Winery

31-Aug-2017Source: Sundance Helicopters

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated experiential tourism company in Las Vegas, has partnered with the award-winning Pahrump Valley Winery, the leader in Nevada-grown grapes and wines and the state’s largest winery, for the “Heli & Wine Experience” tours. This exclusive and unique experience is geared towards those looking for an awe-inspiring helicopter... Read more

20 Year Anniversary for Maverick

20 Year Anniversary for Maverick

28-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Brenda and Greg Rochna, the owners of Maverick are happy to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary this year. Maverick is one of the top class helicopter tours, taking customers through the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and the Vegas Strip. Brenda and Greg have worked hard and honestly to make the company what it is today.... Read more

Maverick Helicopters Celebrates 20 Years of Success

Maverick Helicopters Celebrates 20 Years of Success

27-Oct-2016Source: Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters, one of the world’s leading tourism-based aviation companies, celebrates 20 years of operation this year. Entrepreneurs Greg and Brenda Rochna had a vision to create a company that would provide a true VIP-level experience that was not previously offered in the helicopter industry. In 1996, they did just that by launching Maverick Helicopters... Read more

New Heliport for Hoover Dam Lodge and Papillon

New Heliport for Hoover Dam Lodge and Papillon

20-Sep-2016Source: HeliHub.com

A new helipad was opened by Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters at the Hoover Dam Lodge and Casino. The new helipad hopes to bring in more tourists, as it has more exposure to drive-by tourists. As reported by The Review Journal, the president of the company Geoff Edlund is expecting 20 000 people to board their... Read more

Maverick Helicopters partners with Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

Maverick Helicopters partners with Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

18-Aug-2016Source: Maverick

Maverick Helicopters partners with Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas to introduce the Natural Wonders Experience, an exclusive, luxury helicopter flight and culinary experience featuring remote Grand Canyon and Valley of Fire landings. “We are thrilled to provide this exclusive helicopter experience to guests at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas,” said Bryan Kroten, vice president of... Read more

7-Eleven starts FAA-approved drone deliveries

7-Eleven starts FAA-approved drone deliveries

18-Aug-2016Source: Flirtey

“This delivery required special flight planning, risk analysis, and detailed flight procedures ensuring residential safety and privacy were equally integrated,” said Chris Walach, Director of Operations for NIAS. At a Reno, Nevada 7-Eleven® store, two deliveries were successfully completed. 7-Eleven merchandise – including hot and cold food items – were loaded into a unique Flirtey... Read more

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters opens new  Hoover Dam heliport; Adds four tours

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters opens new Hoover Dam heliport; Adds four tours

9-Aug-2016Source: Papillon

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters introduces four brand-new tours, making it easier than ever for guests to have an unforgettable “flightseeing” experience of the world-famous Hoover Dam at an exceptional value. With a new heliport located next to the Hoover Dam Lodge Hotel & Casino on U.S. 93, Papillon now flies guests closer to the dam... Read more

Maverick prepares for three busiest days of the year

Maverick prepares for three busiest days of the year

6-Jun-2016Source: Maverick

Maverick Helicopters, the exclusive company to provide helicopter travel to and from Las Vegas Motor Speedway, heightens the 20th annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Las Vegas experience with VIP flight transfers on June 17, 18 and 19, 2016. “Since partnering with EDC during its first year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, helicopter demand to the... Read more

Maverick Helicopters wins Best Air Tour award for 7th year running

Maverick Helicopters wins Best Air Tour award for 7th year running

3-May-2016Source: Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters took home its seventh consecutive award for Best Air Tour from the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s (SNHCA) Concierge Choice Awards. The company was honored during a ceremony on Sunday, May 1. The SNHCA is an association of professional hotel concierges dedicated to providing the highest level of service possible in Las Vegas.... Read more

Maverick Aviation Group holds big PR event with local school

Maverick Aviation Group holds big PR event with local school

12-Apr-2016Source: Maverick

Rancho High School’s aviation maintenance students were given the experience of a lifetime on Friday, April 8 as they received an all-access look at Maverick Aviation Group’s corporate headquarters, as well as interacted with pilots and maintenance technicians. The behind-the-scenes tour kicked off as Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Aviation Group, welcomed... Read more

Las Vegas Metro Police to acquire Airbus H145

Las Vegas Metro Police to acquire Airbus H145

30-Mar-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Local news outlets in Nevada are reporting that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have approval to buy a new Airbus H145, with delivery targeted for March 2017.  The new helicopter will operate in the SAR role and replace one of two HH-1H helicopers which date back to the early 1970s.  The Metropolitan Police Committee on... Read more

Nevada Dept of Wildlife buys Eagle Copters Eagle 407HP

Nevada Dept of Wildlife buys Eagle Copters Eagle 407HP

3-Mar-2016Source: Honeywell

Eagle Copters Ltd. has announced the Nevada Department of Wildlife as its next customer for the company’s Eagle 407HP helicopter, powered by Honeywell’s HTS900 turboshaft engine. The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is a state agency largely responsible for the proper management of Nevada’s fish and wildlife resources and boating safety. As the replacement for... Read more

Maverick Helicopters wins FAA Diamond award for fifth straight year

Maverick Helicopters wins FAA Diamond award for fifth straight year

5-Feb-2016Source: Maverick

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2015 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.” The prestigious honor, which the company has now received five years in a row, is a result of Maverick Helicopters’ ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. The FAA’s Award of Excellence... Read more

Maverick Helicopters partners with Uber in Las Vegas

Maverick Helicopters partners with Uber in Las Vegas

7-Jan-2016Source: Maverick

Maverick Helicopters partners with Uber to launch UberCHOPPER in Las Vegas during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from Wednesday, Jan. 6 to Saturday, Jan. 9. The exclusive, limited-time offer allows guests to book a Vegas Nights flight for $99 per person (normally $124 per person) from 6 to 10 p.m. “Uber is thrilled to be... Read more

Nevada – Care-Flight chief on unexplained leave – interim CEO Named

Nevada – Care-Flight chief on unexplained leave – interim CEO Named

6-Jan-2016Source: RGJ

The man in charge of the agency that runs Northern Nevada’s ambulance and Care Flight service is on leave and an interim CEO has been named, but so far REMSA isn’t commenting on the reason for the change. See Full Story... Read more

Maverick sets up special offer for NASCAR Weekend at Las Vegas

Maverick sets up special offer for NASCAR Weekend at Las Vegas

7-Dec-2015Source: Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters is offering 2016 NASCAR Weekend attendees transfers to Las Vegas Motor Speedway from Friday, March 4 to Sunday, March 6 – and booking made before Thursday, Jan. 14 will save $50 per person, per day. “We are honored to be Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s exclusive helicopter operator for another exciting NASCAR Weekend,” said... Read more

M1 Support Services awarded $304M Nellis AFB contract, incl HH-60s

M1 Support Services awarded $304M Nellis AFB contract, incl HH-60s

30-Nov-2015Source: US DoD

M1 Support Services, Denton, Texas, was awarded a $304,969,015 fixed-price, performance incentive and award fee contract with cost-reimbursable line items for Nellis Aircraft Maintenance Backshop operations and maintenance services. Contractor will provide services to perform safe and reliable maintenance for A-10, F-15, F-16, F/A-22 and F-35 aircraft located at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, as... Read more

Maverick opens $5 Million new Las Vegas terminal

Maverick opens $5 Million new Las Vegas terminal

23-Nov-2015Source: Maverick

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, unveiled its new $5 million Las Vegas terminal with a grand opening celebration on Thursday, November 19. The state-of-the-art facility will officially open its doors to the public on Monday, November 30. Throughout the evening, guests were treated to flights over the Las Vegas Strip, photo... Read more

Sundance Helicopters again fly veterans on Salute to the Troops week

Sundance Helicopters again fly veterans on Salute to the Troops week

18-Nov-2015Source: Air Methods

Sundance Helicopters, the longest running helicopter tour operator in Las Vegas, created a memorable Veterans Day week for more than 75 wounded service members by taking them, their caregivers, family members, friends, and supporters on a helicopter tour of the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, Nov. 15. This excursion was part of the 7th annual... Read more

All Metal MS delivers custom EC130 Maintenance stand to Maverick

All Metal MS delivers custom EC130 Maintenance stand to Maverick

16-Nov-2015Source: All Metal MS

All Metal MS, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of solution driven custom “Safety First” aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment, and specialty tooling is excited to announce today it’s delivery to Maverick Helicopters, the most innovative custom EC130 Maintenance stand to Maverick Helicopters With both companies... Read more

Tri-State Care Flight sold for $222 Million

Tri-State Care Flight sold for $222 Million

5-Nov-2015Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tri-State Care Flight (“Tri-State”) for $222.5 million. Tri-State generated net revenue of $81.5 million for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2014. The transaction, which was unanimously approved by Air Methods’... Read more

Playstudios enters exclusive contract with Maverick Helicopters

Playstudios enters exclusive contract with Maverick Helicopters

30-Oct-2015Source: Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, launches an exclusive partnership with PLAYSTUDIOS to offer real-world experiences through the developer’s myVEGAS Slots and myVEGAS Blackjack applications. Players are now able to redeem loyalty points for a wide range of Maverick Helicopters excursions in Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Maui, Hawaii. “PLAYSTUDIOS’ partnership... Read more

18-Oct-15 N73224 Bell 47G3B Searchlight, US-Nevada

18-Oct-15 N73224 Bell 47G3B Searchlight, US-Nevada

18-Oct-2015

70 year old pilot Richard Dick was reportedly rounding up cattle at low level in windy conditions, when a gust caused him to crash... Read more

Papillon names Halvorson third generation to President roles

Papillon names Halvorson third generation to President roles

1-Oct-2015Source: Papillon Group

Papillon Group announces the promotion of third-generation Halvorson family members, Geoff Edlund and Jake Tomlin, to new roles within the company. Papillon Group’s Brenda Halvorson, who previously held the dual roles of president and chief executive officer for 22 years, has elevated Edlund to the position of president of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Tomlin... Read more

Maverick Helicopters Invests Nearly $2 Million in Ground Transportation

Maverick Helicopters Invests Nearly $2 Million in Ground Transportation

3-Sep-2015Source: Maverick

Maverick Helicopters has invested nearly $2 million to upgrade its entire ground transportation fleet to limo coaches, offering Las Vegas guests a luxury experience beyond just takeoff to touchdown. Combining a limousine-style configuration with generous group seating capabilities, the new limo coaches have the VIP flair of Las Vegas while providing a more spacious interior... Read more

18-Aug-15 N17YS Schweizer 300C Las Vegas, US-Nevada

18-Aug-15 N17YS Schweizer 300C Las Vegas, US-Nevada

18-Aug-2015

hard landing off field.  Substantially damaged... Read more

Sundance implements FAA safety action programs

Sundance implements FAA safety action programs

3-Jul-2015Source: Sundance

Sundance Helicopters recently became the nation’s first helicopter tour operator and Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS) member to implement the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) and Maintenance Safety Action Program (MSAP).  ASAP and MSAP are voluntary, self-reporting programs designed to identify and reduce safety concerns. “We are proud to participate... Read more

08-Jun-15 N911NV Bell UH-1H Washoe Valley, US-Nevada

08-Jun-15 N911NV Bell UH-1H Washoe Valley, US-Nevada

8-Jun-2015

Main blades clipped trees.  Landed without further incident... Read more

Maverick Helicopters Re-Signs Multi-Year Contract with Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Maverick Helicopters Re-Signs Multi-Year Contract with Las Vegas Motor Speedway

6-Mar-2015Source: Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters has re-signed a multi-year contract with Las Vegas Motor Speedway that will continue its relationship as the exclusive helicopter operator for events at the complex including NASCAR Weekend, corporate functions and more. Through this agreement, Maverick Helicopters will manage the heliport and work with the speedway and its entities to transfer guests and celebrities to events.... Read more

Maverick Helicopters sets record 300,000 EC130 flight hours, and orders eight more

Maverick Helicopters sets record 300,000 EC130 flight hours, and orders eight more

3-Mar-2015Source: Airbus

Maverick Helicopters, based in Las Vegas, Nev., continues to expand its all-Airbus Helicopters fleet. Maverick Helicopters took delivery of five EC130 T2s in 2014 and has ordered eight for delivery in 2015. The EC130 fleet serves Maverick Helicopters’ Las Vegas and Grand Canyon tour business. In February the company became the first to achieve 300,000... Read more

Papillon to unveil gold EC130T2 to celebrate 50th anniversary

Papillon to unveil gold EC130T2 to celebrate 50th anniversary

1-Mar-2015Source: Airbus

Attendees at the HAI (Helicopter Association International) HELI-EXPO 2015, the world’s largest helicopter exposition and trade show, will be among the first to see Papillon Group’s “Golden Helicopter,” created to celebrate the company’s 50th golden anniversary. The show will take place Tuesday, March 3 through Thursday, March 5. This occasion provides a rare opportunity to... Read more

Kings Avionics completes first helicopter field installation of GRA55/GI205

Kings Avionics completes first helicopter field installation of GRA55/GI205

16-Feb-2015Source: Kings Avionics

Kings Avionics of Henderson, Nevada, has completed the first field installation of a Garmin GRA55 radar altimeter and a Garmin GI205 remote display screen on any helicopter platform. This installation, on a Bell 206L-1 for a rotary fleet operator, was completed in advance of the 2017 mandate that all Part 135 operators have a radar... Read more

31-Dec-14 N530KK MD Helicopters MD530F Las Vegas, US-Nevada

31-Dec-14 N530KK MD Helicopters MD530F Las Vegas, US-Nevada

31-Dec-2014

Very heavy landing in residential area, minor injuries to 2 POB later named as David Callen and Paul Lourenco.... Read more

Grand Canyon Helicopters’ Launches New Tour For Fall

Grand Canyon Helicopters’ Launches New Tour For Fall

16-Sep-2014Source: GCH

Grand Canyon Helicopters is getting ready for fall 2014 with a slate of fresh, new flights that are sure to please travelers taking off from Las Vegas and South Rim, AZ. “It was an incredible summer for flying the Canyon,” said Keith Kravitz, owner of Grand Canyon Helicopters. “Fall will be equally brilliant, especially because... Read more

27-Aug-14 N4187W Robinson R22 Gardnerville, US-Nevada

27-Aug-14 N4187W Robinson R22 Gardnerville, US-Nevada

27-Aug-2014

Substantially damaged after striking wires 10 ft above ground on take-off.  Boom broken and tail separated. Heavy impact starboard side.  Pilot named in press as Doyle Holden and passenger as Karen Cole.... Read more

24-Aug-14 N4246Z Robinson R44 Pahrump, US-Nevada

24-Aug-14 N4246Z Robinson R44 Pahrump, US-Nevada

24-Aug-2014

Rolled onto its side on landing... Read more

03-Jul-14 N832PA Airbus AS350B3 Winnemucca, US-Nevada

03-Jul-14 N832PA Airbus AS350B3 Winnemucca, US-Nevada

3-Jul-2014

Heavy landing during sling-load operations for Bureau of Land Management.  Level of damage not known.... Read more

FAA Announces Nevada UAS Test Site Now Operational

FAA Announces Nevada UAS Test Site Now Operational

10-Jun-2014Source: FAA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today announced that the State of Nevada’s unmanned aircraft systems test site is ready to conduct research vital to integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. Nevada is the third of six congressionally mandated test sites to become operational. “Nevada has been on the leading edge of aerospace... Read more

Maverick Helicopters wins best tour company award for fifth year

Maverick Helicopters wins best tour company award for fifth year

13-May-2014Source: Las Vegas R-J

Maverick Helicopters has won the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s best tour company award for the fifth straight year. See full story... Read more

13-Apr-14 N78CS Helicycle Reno, US-Nevada (1F)

13-Apr-14 N78CS Helicycle Reno, US-Nevada (1F)

13-Apr-2014

Single-seat recently-completed amateur-build helicopter crashed fatally shortly after take-off from Reno Stead Airport.  See also NTSB report... Read more

06-Apr-14 N441JL Robinson R44 Las Vegas, US-Nevada

06-Apr-14 N441JL Robinson R44 Las Vegas, US-Nevada

6-Apr-2014

Emergency field landing with time given by FAA as 00:11 local.  No injuries to the 4 POB... Read more

Sundance Helicopters unveils EC130T2 and new logo

Sundance Helicopters unveils EC130T2 and new logo

26-Mar-2014Source: Las Vegas Informer

Sundance Helicopters unveiled their new EC130T2s and newly designed Sundance Helicopters brand identity during an event held last week in Las Vegas – See full story... Read more

Maverick Helicopters continues fleet upgrade by adding EC130T2s

Maverick Helicopters continues fleet upgrade by adding EC130T2s

25-Feb-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters continues to grow its Grand Canyon and Las Vegas tour business with the addition of Airbus Helicopters EC130 T2s to its aircraft fleet. Maverick, based in Henderson, Nev., is upgrading its all-Airbus Helicopters fleet. The company, which operates a fleet of 34 EC130 B4s, signed an agreement in 2012 to purchase up to... Read more

Grand Canyon Helicopters’ New Free Report Lists Top Flight Deals

Grand Canyon Helicopters’ New Free Report Lists Top Flight Deals

24-Feb-2014Source: Grand Canyon Helicopters

The Grand Canyon travel season will start in earnest next month. In anticipation of that, Grand Canyon Helicopters has released a free report that lists the best air tour deals for the remainder of Q2 2014. “Right now is one of the best times to book a helicopter tour,” said Keith Kravitz, owner of Grand... Read more

All Metal moves to new Las Vegas facility

All Metal moves to new Las Vegas facility

19-Feb-2014Source: All Metal MS

All Metal MS, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of solution driven custom “safety first” aircraft maintenance stands, assembly /production line platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, is pleased to announce that the company has moved into a new, more modern manufacturing facility. This move has been a yearlong... Read more

Las Vegas police captain retires over Guns N Roses guitarist flight

Las Vegas police captain retires over Guns N Roses guitarist flight

2-Jan-2014Source: Las Vegas R-J

Capt. David O’Leary, Las Vegas Police’s Financial Crimes Bureau boss, has retired as a captain over a freebie flight became public when Guns N Roses guitarist DJ Ashba posted a photo with  detailed description on Instagram back in August 2013.  See full story Image courtesy of Brand USA... Read more

FAA names six Unmanned Aircraft Systems research and test sites

FAA names six Unmanned Aircraft Systems research and test sites

1-Jan-2014Source: FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced the selection of the six public entities that will develop unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test sites around the country. These congressionally-mandated test sites will conduct critical research into the certification and operational requirements necessary to safely integrate UAS into the national airspace over the next several... Read more

01-Jan-14 N133GC Eurocopter EC130 Boulder City, US-Nevada

01-Jan-14 N133GC Eurocopter EC130 Boulder City, US-Nevada

1-Jan-2014

Heavy landing and rolled over after losing power on a post-maintenance test flight.  Pilot was only person on board... Read more

Heli USA Airways gets court OK to meet payroll

Heli USA Airways gets court OK to meet payroll

15-Nov-2013Source: Las Vegas Review Journal

Heli USA Airways Inc. received U.S. Bankruptcy Court permission on Wednesday to meet its payroll but must make do with a shrunken fleet of tour heli­copters.  See full story... Read more

Heli USA Airways files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Heli USA Airways files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

30-Oct-2013Source: Las Vegas Review Journal

AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp., which leased the three Agusta helicopters to Heli USA, said that the tour company defaulted a year ago on the $32,000-a-month payments. Further, a company representative said Heli USA was not maintaining the helicopters correctly.  See full story... Read more

TriState CareFlight Reaches Fleet Milestone of 60,000 Hours

TriState CareFlight Reaches Fleet Milestone of 60,000 Hours

24-Oct-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that TriState CareFlight, an air medical transport service operating in the Southwestern United States, has reached a fleet milestone of 60,000 hours. TriState Care Flight operates a total of 40 aircraft, including 22 AW119’s and 10 AW109 Power’s. The EMS configured interiors allow for the finest patient... Read more

Construction begins on Carson Health helipad in Nevada

Construction begins on Carson Health helipad in Nevada

6-Oct-2013Source: The Gazette

After months of decision making and back-and-forth discussions between the city of Carson City and Carson Health, as well as input from residents, the new hospital helipad is officially beginning to take shape   See full story... Read more

Bad statistic – Three winching fatalities in eight weeks

Bad statistic – Three winching fatalities in eight weeks

16-Sep-2013Source: HeliHub.com

From the very close attention HeliHub.com gives to safety data, we have noticed a recent spate of  accidents involving winching operations where the person being winched is the fatality.  Check out these three   12-Sep-13 Sikorsky UH-60 Springville, US-California (1F) 57-year-old volunteer Shane Krogen fell about 50 feet from a helicopter during a marijuana-eradication effort in... Read more

26-Aug-13 Bell-Boeing MV-22 Creech AFB, US-Nevada

26-Aug-13 Bell-Boeing MV-22 Creech AFB, US-Nevada

26-Aug-2013

Heavy landing during a training exercise and caught fire.  4 POB unharmed... Read more

Maverick Helicopters select Toshiba HD cameras for onboard imaging

Maverick Helicopters select Toshiba HD cameras for onboard imaging

21-Aug-2013Source: Toshiba Imaging

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division (ISD) (Toshiba Imaging –www.toshibacameras.com), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., and leading manufacturer of ultra-compact high definition (HD) and high resolution CCD and CMOS video cameras, announces that the IK-HR1D, compact 1-chip CMOS, 2.1 megapixel high definition (HD) cameras have been selected for use by Maverick Helicopters (www.FlyMaverick.com– Las Vegas,... Read more

Grand Canyon Helicopters Unveils New Labor Day Holiday Flight Deals

Grand Canyon Helicopters Unveils New Labor Day Holiday Flight Deals

19-Aug-2013Source: Grand Canyon Helicopters

In anticipation of Labor Day weekend, Grand Canyon Helicopters, a leading information and discount-booking source for canyon air tours, announced the release of a set of new deals targeting flights from Las Vegas, NV, and Tusayan, AZ. “Labor Day is one of summer’s biggest holidays,” noted Keith Kravitz, owner of Grand Canyon Helicopters. “In most... Read more

22-Jul-13 N233JP Bell UH-1H Mount Clarleston, US-Nevada (1F)

22-Jul-13 N233JP Bell UH-1H Mount Clarleston, US-Nevada (1F)

22-Jul-2013

According to a LVMPD press release, David Vanbuskirk “somehow became detached from the hoist line, falling into the canyon below.” The distance that the man fell is under investigation, but Sheriff Doug Gillespie later stated in a press conference that “it is clear that this was a non-survivable fall and he died on impact.” The... Read more

22-Jul-13 N115SH Eurocopter AS350B2 Las Vegas, US-Nevada

22-Jul-13 N115SH Eurocopter AS350B2 Las Vegas, US-Nevada

22-Jul-2013

Tail rotor struck ground on landing on a training flight.  From this press report – According to airport spokesperson Christine Crews told FOX5 one of the helicopter’s rotors struck the ground, causing significant damage to the aircraft. The Sundance spokesperson, though, said the Eurocopter AS350B2 had tail rotor and skid damage only.... Read more

New Elko Airport director has plans for helicopter base

New Elko Airport director has plans for helicopter base

3-Jul-2013

Newly appointed Airport Director Mark Gibbs’ second priority is to help establish an airport for the Nevada Air National Guard, which could be used to land military helicopters that frequently fly over Elko. see full story... Read more

20-Apr-13 N4237M Bell 206B Wells, US-Nevada

20-Apr-13 N4237M Bell 206B Wells, US-Nevada

20-Apr-2013

Tail rotor damaged on landing... Read more

Doors to HELI-EXPO 2013 are about to Open!

Doors to HELI-EXPO 2013 are about to Open!

5-Mar-2013Source: HAI

We are ready for the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, are you? HELI-EXPO 2013 opens its doors to the public on Tues., March 5, and all indications point to another hugely successful show. Highlights of the first day will include the HAI Annual Membership Meeting and Breakfast from 8:00 – 10:00 am in... Read more

Bristow Academy Announces Agreement with Aero Dynamix

Bristow Academy Announces Agreement with Aero Dynamix

5-Mar-2013Source: Bristow Academy

Bristow Academy announced today an agreement with Aero Dynamix to use Aero Dynamix night vision systems to enhance its night vision training program, as well as offer the installation of Aero Dynamix night vision systems to its customers worldwide. Both companies are industry leaders in night vision applications – Bristow Academy in rotary pilot training... Read more

HAI releases iPhone/iPad app for Heli-Expo 2013

HAI releases iPhone/iPad app for Heli-Expo 2013

21-Feb-2013Source: Apple iStore

On behalf of HAI, EproMeetingApps is the official app provider for HELI-EXPO 2013, March 5-7, in Las Vegas, Neveda. This app puts all details about the conference in the palm of your hand; allows you to be kept up to date on conference details, speaker information and any changes/updates that may occur; introduces you to... Read more

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