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In the News (Fri 14 Jun 19)

  BBC NEWS | England | Somerset | Helicopter firm's £470m contract
Agusta Westland in Yeovil has been awarded a £470m contract for the maintenance and support of Sea King Helicopters.
Sea King helicopters are a key workhorse of the UK Armed Forces.
Minister for Defence Equipment and Support Baroness Taylor said: ""This contract provides a much more efficient way of doing business and savings of over £90m in the next 12 years are expected, representing good value for British taxpayers.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/1/hi/england/somerset/7123558.stm   (177 words)

  Helicopter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shipboard landing for some helicopters is assisted though use of a haul-down device that involves attachment of a cable to a probe on the bottom of the aircraft prior to landing.
Tension is maintained on the cable as the helicopter descends, assisting the pilot with accurate positioning of the aircraft on the deck; once on deck locking beams close on the probe, locking the aircraft to the flight deck.
A helicopter should not be mistaken for an autogyro, which is a predecessor of the helicopter, that gains lift from an unpowered rotor.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Helicopter   (5295 words)

 Helicopter @ BareHands.com (Bare Hands)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nazi Germany used the helicopter in combat during WWII in small numbers.
It was also used by the Royal Air Force, the first British military unit to be equipped with helicopters being the Helicopter Training School, formed in January 1945 at RAF Andover with nine Sikorsky R-4B Hoverfly I helicopters.
This downward deflection causes an opposite lifting force on the wing (described by Newton's third law) and a lower pressure on the upper surface, higher pressure on the lower surface.
www.barehands.com /encyclopedia/Helicopter   (4748 words)

 Helicopter Development in the Early Twentieth Century
He was also the first to demonstrate that a helicopter with engine failure could still reach the ground safely by means of autorotation—the phenomenon that caused blades to turn even without power being applied to them that resulted from the flow of air as the craft moved through it.
On May 4, he was the first to fly a helicopter at least one kilometer (0.6 mile) in a closed circuit in a 5,550-foot (1.692-kilometer) flight that lasted 14 minutes and rose to 50 feet (15 meters).
This helicopter was the first flying machine to have risen from the ground using rotor blades instead of wings.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Rotary/early_20th_century/HE2.htm   (1871 words)

 Learning to Fly Helicopters
In a helicopter, by contrast, if the blades spin down more than 10-15% from their normal velocity, there is no way to convert potential or kinetic energy into spinning such that the helicopter will start to fly again.
According to a 1990s NASA study, helicopters suffer from 8 accidents per 100,000 hours flown and about 10 percent of accidents are fatal (other data suggest that the fatal rate is closer to 1.4 per 100,000 hours).
Helicopters (like any other aircraft) are only dangerous for those who fail to respect their parameters and the environment in which they fly.
philip.greenspun.com /flying/helicopters   (6322 words)

 Cessna Helicopter
By the end of 1955, the Cessna helicopter program had entered a transition from the preliminary design, prototype construction, test and certification phase to one of being integrated into the company as the beginning of the manufacturing phase thereby involving departments within Cessna that previously had no contact with the helicopter division.
The Helicopter Division began a concentrated effort in 1958 to further refine the CH-1 by addressing various flight stability and control deficiencies (from military evaluation), exhaust problems, a new tail rotor and raising the gross weight by 100 lbs.
This helicopter was further modified with flight instrumentation sufficient for instrument flight although the helicopter was not certificated for actual instrument operation.
www.commercemarketplace.com /home/CollectAir/cessna.html   (18667 words)

 Mi-24 helicopter in Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Mi-24, the first helicopter to enter service with the Russian Air Force as an assault transport and gunship, was developed on the basis of the Mi-8's propulsion system.
The helicopter was used extensively in the Afghanistan War, becoming the "signature" weapon of the conflict.
The Mi-24 is a close counterpart to the American AH-64 Apache, but unlike this and other Western assault helicopters it is also capable of transporting up to eight troops.
usaattacked.com /mi-24_helicopter_in_afghanistan.htm   (201 words)

 News: Helicopter lands on 405 freeway | one, lanes, helicopter, accident, dispatcher - OCRegister.com
FOUNTAIN VALLEY A two-vehicle crash and a helicopter rescue shut down the northbound lanes of the I-405 for 30 minutes, a dispatcher for the California Highway Patrol said.
All lanes of the freeway north of the Brookhurst Street exit were shut down at 8:37 p.m.
as a helicopter used the freeway as a temporary landing pad.
www.ocregister.com /news/one-lanes-helicopter-1933103-accident-dispatcher   (439 words)

 Helicopter Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Information | Business.com
Helicopter operator for the general public, governmental agencies and public utility companies.
Helicopter operator that offers products and services, including charters, sales, maintenance, engineering, corporate management and more.
Repairs, overhauls and distributes aerospace components, ranging from oil tanks/reservoirs and condensers, to helicopter skids and valves/gaskets.
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 Black helicopter - Encyclopedia Dramatica
It's only because there are people involved in this project who are also SECRET HIGH SECURITY GOVERNMENT AGENTS that there has been no mention of fl helicopters on this site...
Black helicopters are always silent (this technology was declassified last Thursday).
The helicopters that fly over your home late at night are never silent.
www.encyclopediadramatica.com /index.php/Black_helicopter   (89 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Helicopters Work"
Helicopters are the most versatile flying machines in existence today.
The amazing flexibility of helicopters means that they can fly almost anywhere.
Piloting a helicopter requires a great deal of training and skill, as well as continuous attention to the machine.
science.howstuffworks.com /helicopter.htm   (164 words)

 Helicopter Aerodynamics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Republished in response to a continuous demand since it first appearance nearly 50 years ago, "Aerodynamics of the Helicopter" continues to earn its well-deserved reputation as "the classic text on helicopters." Clearly written and well illustrated, it provides the reader with a physical understanding of helicopter behavior, and a capability to quantitatively predict such behavior.
Thousands of students and engineers worldwide have learned the fundamentals of helicopter analysis and design from this book, and have found occasion to refer to it again and again throughout their careers.
Much of its longevity and appeal is credited to its approach which carefully guides the reader midway between a verbal, non-quantitative treatment on one hand, and a complex and highly mathematical exposition on the other.
www.cgpp.com /heliaero.html   (238 words)

 Helicopter Aviation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aerodynamics This section has lots of diagrams and descriptions of the major aerodynamic issues involving helicopters.
Mechanical Components This section has pictures and descriptions of different components of helicopters such as instrument panels, flight controls, and rotor systems.
Learning to fly helicopters This section discusses requirements to become a helicopter pilot, some suggestions on how to select a school and an instructor, and some general information on how much it will cost.
www.copters.com /helicopter.html   (416 words)

 Memorial to honor newsmen killed in helicopter collision
Memorial to honor newsmen killed in helicopter collision
A memorial to four newsmen who died in a midair helicopter collision will be built at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix, midway between the spots where the two aircraft fell to the ground in July.
Craig Smith, Rick Krolak, Scott Bowerbank and Jim Cox died in the collision.
www.azcentral.com /rsslinks/426738   (228 words)

 Helicopters Information | Business.com
Helicopter charter service with capabilities in corporate, tourist and pilgrimage charters.
Helicopter service company that provides commercial and heavy transport, helicopter support, ground handling, aircraft sales and trades and maintenance.
Helicopter and jet airplane charter service that also includes helicopter sales and management, maintenance capabilities and parts inventory.
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 YouTube - helicopter
so ya the first helicopter is an R44 which is a four seater, but the second helicopter used was an R22 which is a two seater.
Or is it the size of the actual helicopter and not the capacity?
Helicopter gives deer blow job saving its life.
www.youtube.com /watch?v=lUvmPj9zU64   (270 words)

 helicopter: Blogs, Photos, Videos and more on Technorati
When President Bush is on the move, he brings along over 650 people, three planes, two helicopters, and two motorcades of 20 vehicles each.
I have search engine results for both and current have over a 20% conversion rate for people who click through to Amazon.
Blog posts tagged helicopter per day for the past 30 days.
www.technorati.com /tag/helicopter   (455 words)

 Kauai discount helicopter tours - Hawaii tourist activity Information.
Kauai -- the way this helicopter tour is flown - must have been the inspiration for Hollywood's concept of cinerama.
Will Squyres Helicopter Tours lets you discover Kauai's most inspiring mountains, most magical caves, enticing waterways, unique flora and fauna, rich red dirt and emerald green vistas from a safe and comfortable seat aboard their ASTAR 350.
MAUI HELICOPTER TOURS - Maui Helicopter tours - Maui Helicopters and fun things to do - Helicopter tours, boat tours, eco-tours and much more - Hawaii tourist activity Information.
www.hawaiiwebdesign.com /kauai_helicopter_tours.htm   (4325 words)

 Helicopter Game, helicopter games - Presented by AddictingGames
Helicopter Game, helicopter games - Presented by AddictingGames
Games » Arcade & Classic Games » Helicopter Game
Welcome to AddictingGames, the largest source of great free online games including arcade games, action games, sports games, puzzle games, flash games and more.
www.addictinggames.com /helicopter.html   (80 words)

 Helicopter History Site
A collaborative project to find helicopter related information.
Antarctica, The 1st Mission, Medevac in WWII, H-19 at Eniwetok, Stingers, Alaska, Search and Rescue Wife, An "Impossible" Situation, Daring Rescue, Military to Civilian, AH-64 in Afghanistan, Seismic Helicopter
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www.helis.com /default   (244 words)

 Helicopter Sales Information | Business.com
Offers new and used Robinson and other helicopters.
Our expert staff is ready to help you assess your requirements, answer your questions, and put you into your next helicopter.
You May Also Be Interested In Helicopter Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul
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 Flickr: Photos tagged with helicopter
At UHI we offer direct Robinson R22 and R44 leases as well as a lease purchase program.
You can assign up to 70 tags to each photo.
Feed – Subscribe to photos tagged with helicopter
www.flickr.com /photos/tags/helicopter   (150 words)

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CH-47e Chinook Helicopter Military passenger and cargo Helicopter aircraft Manuals These are Aviation unit intermediate maintenance manuals for the Army Chinook Helicopter ch-47e aircraft.
www.military-manuals.com /index.html   (2099 words)

 YouTube - helicopter
Tha Long Beach Police Helicopter Circling Homicide Suspect
A Helicopter on Route 110 in Long Island
T-Rex 600 Align RC Helicopter Doing Amazing Stunts With Alan
youtube.com /?v=avGSjc-HWag   (55 words)

 Discount Helicopter Toy Fun Wood Kid Child Toy
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Discount Helicopter Toy Fun Wood Kid Child Toy.
Discount children toy a brightly painted, carved wood child helicopter kid fun, bubbly shapes gets child pilots high on imagination.
www.valuebuy.net /helicopter.html   (155 words)

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