Structural modernization of a first S-61T airframe has been completed by Sikorsky at its Troy, AL facility. The structure will now undergo completion at Carson Helicopters for eventual delivery to the U.S. State Department for diplomatic service in Afghanistan.
It was often called the "skyghway to hell" ... but perhaps was better known as "The Hump". The region in the Himalayan mountains claimed nearly 700 airplanes, and often their crews, as the U.S. worked to help supply China during its war with Japan.
Reportedly First On The Continent To Offer Spanish-Speaking Instructors
Eurocopter de México (EMSA) and Turbomeca México (Safran Group) have signed a cooperation agreement for the training of helicopter maintenance technicians and recently opened their first joint training center in Mexico, which is also the first of its kind on the American continent to offer Spanish-speaking instructors.
NASA-funded research on Mars meteorites that landed on Earth shows strong evidence that very large molecules containing carbon, which is a key ingredient for the building blocks of life, can originate on the Red Planet. These macromolecules are not of biological origin, but they are indicators that complex carbon chemistry has taken place on Mars.
Aero Linx: Army Aviation Association of America
The Army Aviation Association of America is a not-for-profit organization with many constituencies to include Active Duty, Reserve Component, Civilian, Industry, Retired, affiliated organizations, and friends of Army Aviation. Regardless of interests and motivations there is one indisputable and overriding focus that the AAAA membership would agree upon as it's purpose: To Support the United States Army Aviation Soldier.
An aeronautical vehicle operated for sport or recreational purposes which does not require FAA registration, an airworthiness certificate, nor pilot certification. They are primarily single occupant vehicles, although some two-place vehicles are authorized for training purposes. Operation of an ultralight vehicle in certain airspace requires authorization from ATC.
“With its rugged endurance, spaciousness and lift capabilities, the Sikorsky S-61 helicopter has proven to be a dependable, multi-mission aircraft and provides a capable solution for our customers looking for a utility aircraft with a legacy of strength and reliability. Our S-61 helicopter is the best value proposition in the industry.”
Source: John Johnson, S-61 Program Director, Sikorsky Aerospace Services, following the structural modernization of a first S-61T airframe to have been completed by Sikorsky at its Troy, AL facility. The structure will now undergo completion at Carson Helicopters for eventual delivery to the U.S. State Department for diplomatic service in Afghanistan.