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Inflight Icing and the Helicopter 4 pages. [PDF 25K]
Results of a U.S. Army investigation into the unique hazards facing rotary wing operations in the winter environment offers timely tips for all helicopter flight crews.
Enter at Own Risk 4 pages. [PDF 38K]
The height-velocity diagram may be only advisory in nature, but the pilot who does not treat it with due respect is flirting with disaster.
Decision Making for Air Ambulance Administrators 4 pages. [PDF 27K]
Recent U.S. transportation report offers recommendations for safety improvements to decrease accidents associated with rotorcraft air ambulance operations.
Helicopter Ditchings: Canada Studies the Impact 4 pages. [PDF 23K]
Judicious carriage and use of life-support equipment for all overwater flights — no matter how far from land — can prevent needless loss of life.
HELP — A Lifesaver Plan That Works 6 pages. [PDF 34K]
Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Helicopter Emergency Lifesaver Plan (HELP) brought different jurisdictions and skills together to work toward the common goal of coping effectively with airport disasters. It offers some points to consider for any community group considering such a plan.
Helicopter Crashworthiness — Part Two 6 pages. [PDF 111K]
In this second of a two-part series, the author discusses crashworthiness tests and proposes actions to improve crash safety features for future rotorcraft designs.