Tag: helicopter

  • Sukhoi SU-31

    The Sukhoi Su-31 has been a top-performing aerobatic plane since production of it began in 1994. Many pilots from countries around the world often fly it in competitions. The Su-31 can withstand tremendous G-forces and can handle repeated maneuvers that generate +12 or -10 Gs. Sukhoi intentionally designed the Su-31 to be less stable than […]

  • AH-64 Apache

    In 1976, the United States Army approved Hughes Aircraft’s bid to produce the Model 77/YAH-64 advanced attack helicopter. The first model wasn’t ready to fly until 1983 and by then the manufacturer had changed its name to Hughes Helicopter. In 1981, the helicopter became the Apache. A few years later, in 1984, McDonnell Douglas purchased […]

  • Fire Scout

    The MQ-8B Fire Scout‘s design is based on the Schweizer Aircraft 330 helicopter. It’s also based on the RQ-8B VTUAV System which the U.S. Navy is currently testing and evaluating. Production of the Fire Scout began in 2000, though the MQ-8B was not used extensively until May of 2002. The U.S. Navy and Army each […]

  • Christchurch International Airport

    If you are planning to travel to New Zealand’s southern island, Christchurch International Airport is your most likely place of arrival. It is Christchurch’s main airport and is located just 12 kilometers northwest of the city center in a small suburb known as Harewood. The airport caters to both domestic and international flights, but is […]

  • Sunderland

    Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom Next airshow: July 28-29, 2007 The Sunderland International Air Show is the largest free airshow in Europe. While most airshows are held at airports, this one takes place on the seafront at Seaburn. More than a million people enjoy the Sunderland Air Show every year. It features civilian, vintage, […]

  • Heli Expo

    HELI-EXPO trade show is sponsored by Helicopter Association International (HAI) and focuses on the civil helicopter industry. In 2006, more than 16,000 people attended. Exhibitors numbered 526, and 49 aircraft filled the 512,000 square foot convention center. At the Heli-Expo trade show, visitors can see a wide range of helicopters including some of the latest […]