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January 31, 2007, 8:44 AM

Flight’s second century began Dec. 17, 2003, at 10:35 a.m., 100 years to the minute from Orville Wright’s momentous launch of the first powered airplane. Much fanfare, including participation by the President, attended the marking of that moment at Kitty Hawk, N.C., last month.

January 31, 2007, 8:37 AM

Frank Piasecki, president and founder of Piasecki Aircraft, has been awarded the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Lifetime Achievement Trophy. A reception was held at a Senate office building in Washington, D.C., followed by

January 31, 2007, 8:33 AM

The Air Medical Service Accident Analysis Team (Amsat) developed four categories of recommendations, each representing factors that could be addressed with varying degrees of feasibility and effectiveness.

January 31, 2007, 8:30 AM

Congratulations to “the Henry Ford of helicopters,” Frank Robinson, who was presented with the Howard Hughes Memorial Award at a reception in Los Angeles recently.

January 31, 2007, 8:29 AM

Clovis, Calif.-based Heavy Lift Helicopters is currently converting the first commercially owned Sikorsky CH-53D Sea Stallions for firefighting operations.

January 31, 2007, 8:27 AM

Helitanker operators may have thought they would profit after the U.S.

January 31, 2007, 8:24 AM

While U.S. helicopter tourism operators have been under continuing pressure from regulators and environmental groups over the past few years, their colleagues in less restrictive legislative environments have continued to make a decent living.

January 31, 2007, 8:23 AM

In 1987 the National Parks Overflights Act mandated substantial restoration of “natural quiet” at Grand Canyon National Park. Seventeen years later, the FAA and the National Park Service (NPS) agreed to resolve the overflight noise issues together.

January 31, 2007, 8:20 AM

Although excessive rainfall and mudslides have hit Southern California hard this winter, near-record lows in rain and snowfall elsewhere in the west are increasing the risk of forest fires.

January 31, 2007, 8:19 AM

The owner of London Battersea Heliport is seeking planning permission to build a hotel alongside it on the southern bank of the River Thames.

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