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Heli-skiing company sues VANOC for losses

Heli-skiing company sues VANOC for losses

A heli-skiing company is suing the Vancouver Olympic Committee and the police over restrictive security procedures that it says has resulted in job layoffs and the suspension of operations.

Source: The Province, 18-Feb-10

Helicopters bring in snow for the Winter Olympics

Helicopters bring in snow for the Winter Olympics

Due to unseasonal high temperatures, organisers are bringing in snow by truck and helicopter to be ready for Friday’s opening ceremony!

Source: NBC, 10-Feb-10

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US Customs and Border Protection to Aid Air Security for Winter Olympics

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in coordination with the Transportation Security Administration, will support air security for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver by conducting inspections on U.S. registered general aviation aircraft seeking entry into Olympic airspace from the United States. In preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the Canadian government will be establishing… Read more »

Source: US Customs and Border Protection, 05-Feb-10

Helijet awarded 2010 Winter Olympic air ambulance contract

Helijet awarded 2010 Winter Olympic air ambulance contract

Helijet International will play a critical emergency role in the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games after being awarded a new contract with the BC Ambulance Service to operate two additional Sikorsky S-76 air ambulance helicopters during the Games.

Source: Helijet, 30-Dec-09

Helijet announces flight plans for 2010 Games: Clear skies ahead

Helijet announces flight plans for 2010 Games: Clear skies ahead

Charter flights from downtown Vancouver to Whistler will be available seven days a week during the morning and late afternoons.

Source: Helijet, 01-Dec-09

Whistler Heli-Skiing Planning To Operate During The Olympics

Whistler Heli-Skiing Planning To Operate During The Olympics

Whistler Heli-Skiing is making plans for operations during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The resort’s new heli-skiing store opens in mid-November in the Carleton Lodge to service skiers and riders, and bookings are already coming in concurrent with Olympic events.

Source: OnTheSnow.com, 04-Nov-09

Winter Olympic security may ground airlines, heliskiers

The Olympic rings have a whole new meaning for helicopter and small aircraft operators in the Sea to Sky corridor.  That’s because airspace security during February’s Olympics is laid out in rings like the ripples on a pond and many aviators say the rings are making it all but impossible to carry on with business.

Source: Pique, 28-Aug-09