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

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

6-Apr-2011

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

Mountain Ridge Helicopters approved as a CATS testing facility

Mountain Ridge Helicopters approved as a CATS testing facility

12-Mar-2011Source: Mountain Ridge Helicopters

Mountain Ridge Helicopters, a flight school in Logan, Utah is proud to announce it’s approval as a CATS testing facility! Computer Assisted Testing Service (CATS) delivers computer-based examinations for Sponsors and Agencies involved in educational, licensing, or certification testing. Being the Cache Valley’s only public testing facility to offer FAA written exams, Mountain Ridge provides... Read more

Upper Limit Aviation B206 crashes on training flight in Utah

Upper Limit Aviation B206 crashes on training flight in Utah

2-Mar-2011Source: HeliHub.com

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

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

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

1-Mar-2011

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

03-Feb-11 N441TB Robinson R44 Ogden, US-Utah

03-Feb-11 N441TB Robinson R44 Ogden, US-Utah

3-Feb-2011

Run on landing on wet mud performed which ended in the helicopter on its side, tail boom apparently severed by the tail which ended up close to the fuselage.... Read more

FBI investigates laser on AirMed helicopter in Salt Lake City

FBI investigates laser on AirMed helicopter in Salt Lake City

17-Jan-2011Source: KSL

The FBI has opened an investigation into a person who shined a laser pointer into the cockpit of a medical helicopter. [report does not state helicopter type – photo is representative of teh AirMed fleet in Salt Lake City]... Read more

FAA proposes $330K penalty against Heli-Dudes

FAA proposes $330K penalty against Heli-Dudes

6-Jan-2011Source: FAA

SALT LAKE CITY — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $330,000 civil penalty against Heli-Dudes LLC, of Salt Lake City, for allegedly operating sightseeing helicopter rides for hire when it was not authorized to do so, a violation of Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges that Heli-Dudes did not have an FAA operating certificate... Read more

Intermountain Life Flight adds new base in southern Utah

Intermountain Life Flight adds new base in southern Utah

6-Jan-2011Source: KCSG

Intermountain Life Flight will begin providing helicopter service for medical transport in southern Utah starting January 14th... Read more

Utah State University Life Flight helicopter hit by laser

Utah State University Life Flight helicopter hit by laser

29-Nov-2010Source: Herald Journal

The incident spurred an investigation by USU police after the flight crew reported seeing the light originate somewhere near the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Oct. 3.... Read more

22-Nov-10 N408UH Bell 407 Ogden, US-Utah

22-Nov-10 N408UH Bell 407 Ogden, US-Utah

22-Nov-2010

AirMed was responding to a rollover on I-84 when the rotor struck a metal pole on the side of the road. The craft raised 10 feet in the air and began tipping on its side before the pilot brought it down hard on both skids, which splayout out.... Read more

Upper Limit Aviation Receives ACCSC ‘School of Distinction’ Award

Upper Limit Aviation Receives ACCSC ‘School of Distinction’ Award

8-Nov-2010Source: Upper Limit Aviation, via Vertical

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

Intermountain Healthcare orders three GrandNew helicopters

Intermountain Healthcare orders three GrandNew helicopters

12-Oct-2010Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Intermountain Healthcare has signed for three GrandNew helicopters with options for two additional aircraft. These aircraft will be equipped to provide industry leading in-flight patient care and will also benefit from the world’s most technologically advanced avionics system ever to fly in a helicopter of this... Read more

27-Sep-10 N6122 Bell 206L3 Logan, US-Utah

27-Sep-10 N6122 Bell 206L3 Logan, US-Utah

27-Sep-2010

Foreign object debris struck main blades on takeoff. Landed without further incident... Read more

Summit County votes in favour of restrictive helipad ordinance

Summit County votes in favour of restrictive helipad ordinance

17-Aug-2010

Summit Common Council voted unanimously in favour of a restrictive helipad and heliport ordinance at a recent meeting... Read more

Utah town of Rockville rewriting helicopter ordinance

Utah town of Rockville rewriting helicopter ordinance

10-Aug-2010Source: Deseret News

The southwestern Utah town of Rockville’s ordinance that prohibits building helipads within the city limits apparently has a loophole.  It doesn’t address helicopters landing on other surfaces.... Read more

Decorated helicopter pilot inducted into Utah Aviation Hall of Fame

Decorated helicopter pilot inducted into Utah Aviation Hall of Fame

1-Jun-2010Source: Deseret News

Lt. Col. Paul Bloomquist spent much of his distinguished military career helping to save the lives of his fellow soldiers.  During his exemplary service, he was awarded four Distinguished Flying Crosses, 37 Air Medals and three Purple Hearts.... Read more

Intermountain Healthcare Orders Three GrandNew Helicopters

Intermountain Healthcare Orders Three GrandNew Helicopters

4-May-2010Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Intermountain Healthcare has signed for three GrandNew helicopters with options for two additional aircraft. These aircraft will be equipped to provide industry leading in-flight patient care and will also benefit from the world’s most technologically advanced avionics system ever to fly in a helicopter of this... Read more

Summit County may regulate where helicopters are allowed to land

Summit County may regulate where helicopters are allowed to land

2-Mar-2010Source: Park Record

The conflicts about helicopter noise date back three years to when people complained about helicopter sightseeing tours on the West Side of Summit County.... Read more

Weber commission stands by exemption to heliski service

Weber commission stands by exemption to heliski service

18-Feb-2010Source: Standard

A mini- debate broke out Tuesday at the Weber County Commission meeting over the legality of granting a temporary zoning exemption to Diamond Peaks Heli-Ski Adventures in Ogden Valley.... Read more

Interview – Utah DPS Pilot Terry Mercer About His Now Famous Pinnacle Landing(s)

Interview – Utah DPS Pilot Terry Mercer About His Now Famous Pinnacle Landing(s)

14-Jan-2010Source: PoliceHelicopterPilot.com

When Utah State Trooper Terry Mercer landed his helicopter on this pinnacle back in August 2009 to rescue an injured hiker, he had no idea that it would turn into the story which it did... Read more

AirMed stays in Summit County Utah with move to Snyderville Basin

AirMed stays in Summit County Utah with move to Snyderville Basin

10-Jan-2010Source: Park Record

Since the 1980s an AirMed helicopter crew has been stationed in Summit County. They went from manning 12-hour to 24-hour shifts about two years ago.  But with the Park City Fire District set to expand, AirMed learned last year that they were going to lose their landing pad at a fire station on Bitner Road... Read more

Dixie Regional Medical Center expects Life Flight helicopter in 2010

Dixie Regional Medical Center expects Life Flight helicopter in 2010

22-Dec-2009Source: The Spectrum

The Foundation of Dixie Regional Medical Center announced that by the end of this year, it expects to have reached its goal of raising $2.3 million of the $7.5 million needed to bring a Life Flight helicopter to St. George... Read more

Summit County to deny permit for helicopter skiing at The Canyons

Summit County to deny permit for helicopter skiing at The Canyons

22-Dec-2009Source: Park Record

Some commercial helicopters will not be landing near the resort base of The Canyons ski area this winter because a permit for officials to build a helipad will likely be denied.  Summit County Community Development Director Don Sargent said he intends to deny the permit after the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission voted against the application... Read more

Wasatch Powderbird Guides proposes new helipad near Escala

Wasatch Powderbird Guides proposes new helipad near Escala

9-Nov-2009Source: Park Record

The company has already used The Canyons as a base for shuttling its customers into the mountains, said Rusty Dassing, a senior guide at Wasatch Powderbird Guides.  “Instead of operating out of the parking lot, they’ve got a better place in mind to have helicopters coming in and out of The Canyons,” Dassing said. A... Read more

Heliskiing permit extended for 10 years in central Wasatch

Heliskiing permit extended for 10 years in central Wasatch

30-Oct-2009Source: Salt Lake Tribune

Last week the U.S. Forest Service approved a 10-year extension of Wasatch Powderbird Guides’ permit to conduct heliskiing operations along the range from Utah through Davis counties, most prominently in the “Tri-Canyon Area” that includes Little Cottonwood, Big Cottonwood and Mill Creek canyons.... Read more

KUTV takes news helicopter out of service

KUTV takes news helicopter out of service

20-Aug-2009Source: Salt Lake Tribune

The local CBS affiliate, to save on leasing fees and the cost of storing it in a hanger, did not renew its lease with the helicopter, said General Manager David Phillips. “I’d much rather lose that than people. These are tough times.”... Read more

18-Aug-09 N430UH Bell B430 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

18-Aug-09 N430UH Bell B430 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

18-Aug-2009

18-Aug-09 N430UH Bell B430 Salt Lake City, US-Utah... Read more

AirMed may need to leave Summit County, Utah

AirMed may need to leave Summit County, Utah

3-Jul-2009Source: Park Record

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25-May-09 N5699N Enstrom F280C Ogden, US-Utah

25-May-09 N5699N Enstrom F280C Ogden, US-Utah

25-May-2009

25-May-09 N5699N Enstrom F280C Ogden, US-Utah... Read more

28-Mar-09 N430UH Bell B430 Salt Lake CIty, US-Utah

28-Mar-09 N430UH Bell B430 Salt Lake CIty, US-Utah

28-Mar-2009

28-Mar-09 N430UH Bell B430 Salt Lake CIty, US-Utah... Read more

19-Mar-09 N280AD Enstrom F280FX Wendover, US-Utah

19-Mar-09 N280AD Enstrom F280FX Wendover, US-Utah

19-Mar-2009

19-Mar-09 N280AD Enstrom F280FX Wendover, US-Utah... Read more

12-Mar-09 N90764 Robinson R22 Skull Valley, US-Utah

12-Mar-09 N90764 Robinson R22 Skull Valley, US-Utah

12-Mar-2009

12-Mar-09 N90764 Robinson R22 Skull Valley, US-Utah... Read more

26-Feb-09 N430UT Bell B430 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

26-Feb-09 N430UT Bell B430 Salt Lake City, US-Utah

26-Feb-2009

26-Feb-09 N430UT Bell B430 Salt Lake City, US-Utah... Read more

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

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

1-Feb-2009

1-Feb-09 N944U Robinson R44 Ogden, US-Utah... Read more

8-Jan-09 N168SH Robinson R44 West Valley City, US-Utah

8-Jan-09 N168SH Robinson R44 West Valley City, US-Utah

8-Jan-2009

8-Jan-09 N168SH Robinson R44 West Valley City, US-Utah... Read more

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

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

31-May-2008

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.... Read more

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

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

18-Jun-2007

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.... Read more

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

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

8-Apr-2006

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

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