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A new area for youth aviation activities, located in the Vintage Aircraft Association area on the EAA grounds, is the latest addition to the expanding youth and family activities taking place at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024. The 71st edition of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s fly-in convention and air show is July 22-28.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 12:16

For those of you that work on or support helicopters or have ever been to the Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) main event — Heli-Expo, you know that it is undoubtedly the largest helicopter tradeshow in the world. This year’s Heli-Expo 2024 was no exception.

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David Ellis Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award
David Ellis Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces David Ellis, executive director of Haiti Air Ambulance, is the 2023 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award. The award recognizes the efforts of an individual, group or organization that, through a particular activity or contributions over time, has advanced the use of helicopters or UAS aircraft in air medical transport.

Dr. Eric Bechhoefer Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Safety Award
Dr. Eric Bechhoefer Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Safety Award

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces GPMS International CEO and chief engineer, Eric Bechhoefer, is the 2023 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Safety Award. The award, sponsored by BLR Aerospace, recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions in promoting rotorcraft safety and safety awareness.

AviationManuals, a provider of procedures development services and safety management system (SMS) software, grows its team by 30% across every department, including tech, aviation advisors, marketing, business development and administration.

Karl Cotton Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award
Karl Cotton Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces Karl Cotton as the recipient of the 2023 Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. This award, presented by Hill Air Corporation, recognizes superlative contributions by a helicopter flight instructor or a UAS flight instructor in upholding high standards of professionalism.

Penny Ritter Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award
Penny Ritter Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces Alameda County (California) Sheriff’s Office (ASCO) criminalist Penny Ritter is the recipient of the 2023 Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award. This award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, LLC, recognizes an individual or organization that has contributed to the promotion and advancement of rotorcraft in support of law enforcement activities.

Mike Iven Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Maintenance Award
Mike Iven Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Maintenance Award

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces Rainbow Helicopters' VP of Maintenance, Mike Iven, as the recipient of the 2023 Salute to Excellence Maintenance Award. This award, presented by Rolls-Royce, recognizes an individual for long-standing excellence in rotorcraft maintenance, maintenance instruction or supervision, or a single significant contribution to rotorcraft maintenance.

BOOST Human External Cargo Systems Announces Approval of HEC Personnel Carrying Device Systems (PCDS) for Transport Category Rotorcraft
BOOST Human External Cargo Systems Announces Approval of HEC Personnel Carrying Device Systems (PCDS) for Transport Category Rotorcraft

Boost Human External Cargo Systems, the global provider of fully certified human external cargo systems, personnel carrying device systems (PCDS), and related training services announces its BOOST Personnel Carrying Device System for transport category rotorcraft recently received TCCA approval.

Garmin Announces GI 275 Electronic Flight Instrument Certification for Airbus AS350 Helicopters
Garmin Announces GI 275 Electronic Flight Instrument Certification for Airbus AS350 Helicopters

Garmin (NYSE: GRMN), announces supplemental type certification (STC) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the GI 275 electronic flight instrument in Airbus AS350 helicopters. A powerful solution for helicopter owners and operators, the GI 275 is a scalable, cost-conscious approach to an avionics upgrade that is a direct replacement for a variety of legacy primary flight instruments in the cockpit, including the primary attitude indicator, course deviation indicator (CDI), horizontal situation indicator (HSI), or the multi-function display (MFD).

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