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April 13, 2018

New Zealand Tour Operator Reviewing SMS After 2016 Crash

A New Zealand sightseeing helicopter operator is reviewing its safety protocols amid the nation's accident…

March 27, 2018

NTSB Releases Interview With Pilot of Fatal New York Helicopter Accident

Harald Reichel, an aerospace engineer with the NTSB’s Office of Aviation Safety, examines the engine…

March 20, 2018

FAA Takes New Position on ‘Doors-Off’ Helicopter Flights

NTSB investigators issued a new recommendation to the FAA to assure that if a harness…

March 20, 2018

FAA Bans ‘Doors-Off’ Helicopter Flights Amid Crash Investigation

The FAA is banning all helicopter flights that operate with doors off across the U.S.…

March 13, 2018

NTSB Investigates Fatal New York Tour Helicopter Crash in East River

A New York City helicopter tour company helicopter crashed into the East River Sunday —…

March 05, 2018

Papillon, Airbus Sued Over Fuel System in Fatal Grand Canyon Crash, Reports Say

Both a helicopter operator and the original equipment manufacturer are being sued over the fatal…

December 18, 2017

Vuichard Wins HAI Award for Safety for Vortex Ring State Recovery Method

Helicopter Association International (HAI) describes the Vuichard Recovery as “a technique that trains helicopter pilots…

December 08, 2017

From the Ray Prouty Archives: Emergency Maneuvering

John Q. Pilot is scooting along in his helicopter doing contour flying at high speed.…

November 07, 2017

US Helicopter Safety Team’s 6 Ways Instructors Can Improve Industry Safety

The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) has uncovered ways that flight instructors can improve safety.…