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December 03, 2005

HAI Announces 2005 'Salute To Excellence' Award Winners

Katrina Volunteers, 'Whirly-Girls' To Be Honored

Helicopter Association International has announced their 2005 'Salute To Excellence' Award winners, recognizing each as important contributors to stressing the importance and necessity of rotorcraft in the world today.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (12.03.05)

"Historically, about two-thirds of all general aviation (GA) accidents that occur in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) are fatal -- a rate much higher than the overall fatality rate for GA accidents." Source: From the newly-released 80-page NTSB study outlying the NTSB's thorough investigation of 72 weather-related general aviation accidents. The Safety Board also issued six formal recommendations to the FAA on ways to prevent weather-related general aviation accidents -- including better initial and recurrent pilot training, and more thorough weather briefings.  

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