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Helicopter Accidents Database
Helicopter World Records
1962 US redesignation system
UTTAS competition - Blackhawk origin
US Coast Guard
Argentine Coast Guard
Helicopter Size Evolution
Evolution of Gunships
The Commercial Use of Ultralight Helicopters
Flight Training Considerations
Freeman Field First US Helicopter School - 1940s
First North American Helicopter Transcontinental Flight - 1950s
Case Baffles Nation in 1954 - 1950s
Marine One - Presidential Hueys - 1970/80s
Operation Eagle Claw - 1980
Pebble Island Evacuation - 1982
Why the U.S. Army needs Air-Mech-Strike 3-D warfare ? - 1980s
Yugoslavian Gazelles - 1990s
CV-22 Osprey Simulated Scenario: Non-Combatant Evacuation - 1990s
Swiss Super Pumas in Kosovo - 2000s
Hurricane Katrina - 2005
"Helicopter pilots don't fly, they beat the air into submission!"
Helicopter Pilots are Different
Carlos Garcia A109 refueling
The Ten Commandments of flying helos :
- He who hath inspecteth not his aircraft gives angels cause to concern him.
- Thou shalt not become airborne without first ascertaining the level of thy propellant.
- Let infinite discretion govern thy movement near the ground, for thy area of distruction is vast.
- Thy rotor RPM is thy staff of life. Without it, thou shall surely perish.
- Thou shalt not let thy confidence exceed thy ability, for broad is thy path of destruction.
- He that doeth his approach and alloweth the wind to turn behind him shall surely make restitution.
- Thou shalt maintain thy speed between ten and four hundred feet lest the earth rise up and smite thee.
- Thou shalt not make a trial of thy centre of gravity lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
- He who allows his tail rotor to catch in the thorns, curseth his children and his children's children.
- Thou shalt not fly unless thou first have a type rating for thy craft!
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