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The second season of Air Rescue, a television documentary series covering the exploits of New Zealand’s Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service, recently started airing.

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DEAD ENDDavid Kernek explores some of the issues surrounding end-of-life repatriations

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ARA Flugrettung recently became a member of the International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR). The announcement was made at the ICAR Conference at Lake Tahoe, US.

The second season of Air Rescue, a television documentary series covering the exploits of New Zealand’s Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service, recently started airing.

Fixed wing

AMREF Flying Doctors and Commercial Medical Escorts have been recognised at the ITIJ Industry Awards 2014.

Air ambulance operator Capital has flown its 1,000th rescue mission, just two years after the service was launched.

Equipment

A graduate student of the Technology University of Delft, has designed an unmanned, autonomously navigating UAV that can deliver a defibrillator.

Military/coast guard

On 15 November, an Irish Air Corps fixed-wing CASA CN235 aircraft, callsign Irish 253, transported a patient from Dublin’s Casement Aerodrome to Heathrow Airport in London, marking the Air Corps’ 100th air ambulance mission of 2014.

The crew of a Russian Mi-26 army helicopter operating out of the Eastern Military District Army Aviation airbase came to the aid of an unlikely customer in early November – a baby polar bear that had become separated from its mother.

Medical crew

Voyageur Publishing & Events Ltd has announced its acquisition of EMS Flight Crew, an international community of air medical professionals committed to improving safety through the constructive exchange of information, experiences and ideas.

Pilots

A Life Flight helicopter narrowly missed a collision within an unmanned drone in Pennsylvania, US, on 19 November.

Aerial firefighting

A DynCorp International pilot killed while battling a fire in Yosemite National Park under a contract with CAL FIRE has been identified as Geoffrey ‘Craig’ Hunt.