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Bell Helicopter unveils new five-seat model

Article | Jun 20, 2013

Bell Helicopter has unveiled a brand-new five-seater scheduled for a first flight in 2014.

Friends rally to support mechanic’s pledge

Article | Jun 06, 2013

Friends and strangers are standing behind the helicopter mechanic who took responsibility for the in-flight power loss that nearly caused a helicopter crash.

Mentor Matters: Expanded circling protection in effect

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

For years, circling approaches in the United States have been more difficult to execute while providing less safety margin, relative to those in most of the rest of the world. After years of deliberation, the FAA is finally bringing some needed changes to the protection afforded to circling aircraft.

Mechanic takes responsibility for Honolulu emergency

Article | May 22, 2013

Cruising over Honolulu at 3,000 feet, the Robinson R-22's engine suddenly quit. Quick action by the pilot saved lives, and the mechanic took responsibility.

Graves encourages GA activism

Article | Apr 13, 2013

Pleased with the success of a House of Representatives campaign to garner support opposing a federal $100-per-flight user fee for general aviation, Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) encouraged Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In & Expo attendees to assure that their representative and senators are members of the respective GA caucuses.

Helicopter rides carry visitors back in history

Article | Apr 12, 2013

Huey pilots clear the turn from crosswind to downwind at Lakeland. Landing zone manager Lee Stuart directs the AAHF Cobra.

Kings to offer online helicopter FIRC

Article | Apr 11, 2013

Noting that helicopter flight instructors frequently have to “make do” with training materials designed for fixed-wing CFIs, King Schools co-chairman John King announced that his company is providing the first ever dedicated helicopter flight instructor refresher course online. Like other versions of the King FIRC, the helicopter course will focus on scenario-based training and risk management, showing the CFIs how to teach risk management to their students.

Cessna trims workforce, maintains production

Article | Apr 04, 2013

Aerial view of the Cessna factory in Wichita, Kan. Seeking to cut costs, Cessna Aircraft Co.