Deadline is Oct. 1 for applications for a 2018 Whirly-Girls scholarship.
According to officials, 16 scholarships will be awarded to female aviators in 2018. [Read more…]
British helicopter pilot Jennifer Murray became the first woman to successfully fly round the world in a helicopter 20 years ago, on Aug. 8, 1997. She completed the feat in 97 days, flying with co-pilot Quentin Smith. [Read more…]
The only thing I had ever piloted before my intro flight had four legs, a mane and a tail. I was type rated in thoroughbreds and had only soloed airframes with hooves and brains.
I walked into the hangar expecting to see a Clydesdale of a machine, but instead was faced with an aircraft more akin to a pony — a tiny, yellow pony.
Bred by Robinson, Bravo Charlie was an R22 helicopter that would eventually teach me how to trade my reins for a cyclic and collective and exchange stirrups for pedals. [Read more…]
The Helicopter Pilots Model Code of Conduct (HMCC) was released last week by the project’s Permanent Editorial Board. The HMCC offers recommendations to advance helicopter flight safety, airmanship, and professionalism. Developed by a team of helicopter experts, the HMCC draws upon decades of research as well as input from key helicopter organizations in both the private and public sectors, and builds upon the foundation of the Aviators Model Code of Conduct initiative, a project of over ten years’ duration. The Code applies to a range of operating environments, from primary instruction to commercial flight operations.
The panel can be built to any customer’s specifications, according to company officials. URS will cut, paint and silk screen the panel so it goes out as a finished product. The only thing left to the customer is installation and final fitting of the bonnet and glare shield, officials note.