HAI Heli-Expo 2015

January 16, 2015 by  
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Helicopter Association International is the trade association for the international helicopter industry, undertaking to: enhance safety and professionalism through education and information; enable the international helicopter community to conduct business; advocate for the future of the helicopter industry and the unique contributions of vertical flight. On 3-5 March the HAI Heli-Expo will take place with these objectives in mind. For more information and to register visit heliexpo.rotor.org

Date: 3-5 Mar 2015
Venue: Orange County Convention Center
City: Orlando
State: Florida
Country: United States

Middle East Business Aviation 2014

October 15, 2014 by  
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Taking place on 8-10 December 2014, MEBA is the leading business aviation event in the Middle East. More than 400 exhibitors will be attending the event, including Boeing, Gulfstream, Bell Helicopter and Pratt & Whitney. For more information visit www.meba.aero

Middle East Business Aviation
Date: 8 to 10 December 2014
Location: Dubai World Central
Country: UAE

Wings Over Camarillo Air Show 2014

August 15, 2014 by  
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Presented by Camarillo Wings Association, the Wings Over Camarillo program includes aerobatics by Chuck ‘Malibu’ Aaron; Vicky Benzing, Judy Phelps and Dr D. There will be multiple parachute jumping demonstrations over the two day festival and team and solo aircraft performances. Other features of the event include Warbird Rides and Classic Cars. For more information visit http://wingsovercamarillo.com

Dates:23-24 aug 2014
Venue: Camarillo Airport
City: Camarillo
State: California
Country: United States

New Tiltrotor Aircraft Seeks FAA Approval

May 13, 2014 by  
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The value of military aircraft with both short takeoff and landing (STOL) and vertical takeoff and landing capabilities (VTOL) was recognized by the United States Department of Defense decades ago, prompting the collaboration between Boeing Helicopters and Bell Helicopter in 1983 to develop a tiltrotor aircraft. Although the resulting CV-22 Osprey took its first flight in 1989, it took many years of design adjustments and flight testing before the tiltrotor aircraft was used in the field by the United States Air Force and United States Marine Corps in 2007. Since then the Osprey has proven to be invaluable both in combat and rescue operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan and Libya.

Until now tiltrotor aircraft have been restricted to military service, but helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland hopes to change that with their new AW609 tiltRotor aircraft which recently successfully completed ten flight hours focusing on wind-milling and autorotation – a process where the rotors of the aircraft in helicopter mode turn in response to air movement as the aircraft descends. This feature will assist the AW609 in landing safely in the event of the aircraft’s engines failing completely. Reporting on the test flights of the AW609 prototype, which were monitored by the FAA at a facility in Arlington, Texas, an AgustaWestland spokesperson noted that the aircraft’s performance exceeded expectations based on the engineering simulator.

A second prototype of the AW609 is being tested at facilities in Samarate, Italy. With more than 650 flight hours, the aircraft have demonstrated their ability to cruise at speeds of up to 275 knots at maximum takeoff weight of 16,800 pounds and reach altitudes of 25,000 feet. Currently being assembled, a third prototype will be used for ice testing and certification, while a fourth prototype is planned for the development and integration of the latest avionics.

The Anglo-Italian company is working towards gaining FAA certification for the AW609 in the year 2017. In anticipation of FAA approval, AgustaWestland is reportedly planning manufacturing facilities to fulfill orders it already holds, as well as setting up a full flight simulator for training commercial pilots.

Georgetown AirFest 2013

October 13, 2013 by  
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The fourth annual Georgetown Airfest will take place on November 2, from 9am to 4pm. Visitor can take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy a ride on a C-47 Southern Cross, a Huey helicopter, and a single-engine Cessna or Piper. The EAA Young Eagles program will be offering flights free of charge to young people between the ages of 8 and 17 years – reservations to be made at youngeagles@eaa187.org. Static and aerial displays include the Douglas R4D Skytrain; C-47 Southern Cross; P-51 Mustang; B-25 Devil Dog; M-24 Hind Attack Helicopter; UH-1E Huey Helicopter; Cessna Skycatcher 162; SNJ-4 US Navy Trainer; Nanchang CJ5; Harvard Mark IV trainer and Piper Tomahawk; to mention a few. For more information visit airfest.georgetown.org

Date: November 2, 2013
Venue: Georgetown Airport
City: Georgetown
State: California
Country: United States

Wings Over Coshocton Air Show 2013

August 21, 2013 by  
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This family-fun event features static displays, helicopter rides, WACO airplane rides, kids zone. The program includes Dave Dacy and his Super Stearman; Make Vaknin – Extra 300; Aerostars Aerobatic Team; Misty Blues All Women Skydiving Team; Jason Flood – Pitts; and Jim ‘Fang’ Maroney and his Super Chipmunk. For more information visit www.coshoctoncounty.net/agency/airport/index.php

Date: 21 September 2013
Venue: Coshocton County Airport
City: Coshocton
State: Ohio

Olympic Air Show 2013

July 22, 2013 by  
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Celebrating its 15th annual event, the Olympic Air Show has plenty of action lined up. This family-oriented event will feature fly-overs of vintage aircraft, including a P-51D Mustang, AH-1S Cobra Helicopter, UH-1H Huey helicopter, and Kaman HH-43 Huskie – to mention but a few. For more information on the Olympic Air Show visit the website at www.olympicairshow.com

Date: 10-11 August 2013
Venue: Olympic Regional Airport
City: Tumwater
State: Washington
Country: United States

Tacoma Freedom Fair Wings & Wheels

June 20, 2013 by  
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Blending an aviation event with a car show, the Tacoma Freedom Fair Wings & Wheels will feature bi-plane rides, helicopter rides, the Smoke ‘n’ Thunder Jet Dragster and much more. For more information on this exciting event visit www.freedomfair.com/wings-wheels.html

Date: 6 July 2013
Venue: Tacoma Narrows Airport
City: Tacoma
State: Washington
Country: United States

Denton Airshow 2013

June 3, 2013 by  
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This exciting event will showcase many of the best civilian aerobatic performers available today, including the Texas Twisters, Adam Baker Pits, Flight of the Phoenix and Trojan Phlyers. Static displays will include vintage and classic aircraft. Entertainment, helicopter rides and flights in the B-25 are part of the program. For more information visit denton.schultzairshows.com

Date: 15 June 2013
Venue: Denton Enterprise Airport
City: Denton
State: Texas
Country: United States

New Smyrna Beach Balloon & Sky Fest

March 6, 2013 by  
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Features of this popular event include world-class air shows, both day and night, formation flying, hot-air balloon rides, helicopter rides, airplane rides, a carnival, Animal Encounter and an Inspiration Village. For more information visit the event’s new website at balloonandskyfest.com

Dates: 5-7 April 2013
Venue: New Smyrna Beach
State: Florida
Country: United States

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