Posts tagged as helicopter

US to expand Šiauliai Air Base

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Thursday, August 13, 2020

On 5th of August Ambassador of the United States of America Robert S. Gilchrist, Vice Minister of National Defence Eimutis Misiūnas and other representatives of the Lithuanian and the U.S. Armed Forces visited Šiauliai Air Base to view and discuss the new infrastructure, which could provide necessary conditions for maintaining air defence tasks. It was presented new ground equipment maintenance hangars, helicopter hangars, air operations center, three fighter aprons, up-to-date…

Helicopter medivac tested in Lääne-Viru County

Friday, January 17, 2020

The emergency services have been trialling medical evacuation by Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) helicopter for people seriously injured in traffic accidents, with initial tests showing a journey time of around half an hour from accident to hospital. The trials, dubbed exercise “Kopter”, were tested on a mock-up traffic accident on the Saksi-Porkuni road in Lääne-Viru County, according to a report on ETV+, ERR’s Russian-language TV channel. Exercise “Kopter”…

Virtual reality-heavy course speeds up Air Force helicopter pilot training by six weeks

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The first six new Air Force helicopter pilots to train on virtual reality flight simulators recently pinned on their wings at the Army’s Fort Rucker, Ala. Late last week, the pilots graduated a redesigned course that prepared them to fly the UH-1N Huey, HH-60G Pave Hawk and the CV-22 Osprey six weeks earlier than the 28-week traditional pilot training program run by the 23rd Flying Training Squadron. Called Rotary Wing…

12 injured when Navy helicopter crashes aboard USS Ronald Reagan

Friday, October 19, 2018

Twelve people were injured Friday when a Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter crashed on the USS Ronald Reagan’s flight deck in the Philippine Sea, according to Task Force 70 spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Matt Knight. The cause of the mishap, which happened during an emergency landing shortly after takeoff at about 9 a.m. Friday, is under investigation, a Navy statement said. “All injured personnel are in stable condition under evaluation by Ronald…