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The National Guard UH-60’s Lifesaving Role in Natural Disasters

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The mission of the Army National Guard is “to maintain properly trained and equipped units, available for prompt mobilization for war, national emergency, or as otherwise needed.” The National Guard remains prepared for domestic natural or manmade disaster situations. One of its primary resources is the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The Black Hawk is a versatile helicopter, capable of […]

History of Helicopter Safety—and Where We’re at Now

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In September 2005, the first International Helicopter Safety Symposium was staged in Montréal Canada, for the purpose of considering additional safety measures which might be adopted by the helicopter industry. All major stakeholders were in attendance, including professional associations from five continents and 13 countries, maintenance organizations, manufacturers, operators, accident investigators, and regulatory agencies. The event was […]

US Navy VX-31 – The ultimate air test and evaluation squadron

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Throughout the American military, there are squadrons and teams that have specific goals in order to strengthen operations used to protect the people and ensure that military personnel has the equipment and technology they need to succeed at every mission put before them. It is for this reason that the U.S. Naval VX-31 squadron operates today, […]

How Drones are Changing the Entertainment Industry

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In a very short period of time, drone technology is changing the way movie makers operate, and it is literally changing how Hollywood, the Mecca of movie-making, produces films for public consumption. Perhaps more than any other technological development of the past decade or two, the aerial photography provided by drone technology is having a massive impact on […]

United Rotorcraft Receives S-70I Firehawk® Completion Contract from San Diego Fire-Rescue

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DENVER, Colorado, October 10, 2018 – United Rotorcraft has announced receipt of a contract to complete an S-70i FIREHAWK® helicopter for San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD). Earlier this month, SDFD took possession of its newly-painted S-70i aircraft from United Rotorcraft’s Decatur, Texas, team before taking the aircraft back to San Diego for training. The FIREHAWK® […]