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  • After graduating from Catholic University, Mr. Kaman worked as an engineer in the rotary-wing division of United Aircraft.

    Helicopter Designer and Guitar Hero

  • This morning I received a message indicating authorization of a rotary-wing aircraft, one pilot and one maintenance person to be transferred to Hotel 23.

    Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile

  • In January 1956, an article in the inaugural issue of the Journal of the American Helicopter Society noted that the Marine Corps has shown as much interest as other branches of the armed services in the possibilities of combining the advantages of rotary-wing and fixed-wing flight in some type of convertiplane.

    The Dream Machine

  • Suddenly a pot of real gold beckoned at the end of the rotary-wing rainbow.

    The Dream Machine

  • The money was to go for research, development, purchase and testing of “rotary-wing and other aircraft.”

    The Dream Machine

  • There are three major air carrier -- carrier airports and a variety of other general aviation facilities accommodating both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft.

    CNN Transcript Aug 10, 2009

  • More than half a year ago, now, I had a good chat with a Canadian rotary-wing pilot about the possibility of sending the CH-146 over to Kandahar.

    Griffons one step closer to Afghanistan?

  • But since I know we have a number of CF rotary-wing types who frequent these pages, I'm going to make an exception to that rule to point you to an American who died last week: Frank Piasecki, inventor of the tandem-rotor helicopter.

    Whirlybirds

  • If ISAF is indeed increasing the rotary-wing transport capacity in theatre, and not just shifting resources around just because Canada's getting more lift capacity doesn't mean other nations aren't drawing their contributions down - and it's about the pooled resources; and if ISAF doesn't currently have excess attack helo capacity; then NATO forces will indeed need more attack helo sorties to accompany more transport helo sorties.

    Line of the day

  • “We need to take a big step and to establish a major platform where rotary-wing aviators from several nations can talk and train together in day/night multinational, multi-type, multi-ship operations in brownout as well as hot-and-high environmental conditions.” posted by Mark, Ottawa at 3:07 PM

    NATO's need for helicopters in Afstan

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