The helicopter crash claimed the life of a PennSTAR pilot on 25 May in New Castle, Delaware, US.
Israeli police welcome new squadron
The Israeli police inaugurated its new aerial firefighting squadron at a ceremony on 6 February. It was announced last year that the responsibility of aerial firefighting was being moved from the Air Force to the police service. The new squadron is named the ‘Elad Squadron’, after Elad Riven, an Israeli volunteer firefighter who was killed during the 2010 Carmel disaster.
The squadron has already been called into action, helping to tackle the recent wildfires that swept through Israel, including the city of Haifa.
A new electronic flight instrument has been installed onboard a Bell 212 helicopter flown by the Colombian National Police.
The aim is to use the remotely piloted aircraft for missions including critical life-saving efforts such as locating missing persons.
A search and rescue team from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island conducted two rescues on 21 May. The first rescue was near Lake Cushman on Mount Washington at 4,500...
Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor Service has highlighted new medical simulator technology it has acquired to help train its crews.