Firefighting Black Hawk arrives for fire season

Pay’s Helicopters is bringing an ex-US Army UH-60A Black Hawk, N434TH, to Australia for the bushfire season. (Timberline Helicopters)

Scone Airport-based Pay’s Helicopters is bringing an ex-US Army UH-60A Black Hawk to Australia for the bushfire season to demonstrate the helicopter’s value and capabilities to state and territory fire agencies. The recently refurbished Black Hawk, N434TH, from Timberline Helicopters in northern Idaho, … [Read more...]

Army trials Hellfire II Romeo with Tiger

A Lockheed Martin AGM-114R Hellfire II Romeo laser guided air-to-ground missile fired from a Tiger Armed Reconnoissance helicopter. (Defence)

Army has test fired its first Lockheed Martin AGM-114R Hellfire II Romeo laser guided air-to-ground missile from one of its Tiger Armed Reconnoissance Helicopters (ARH) at the Delamere Air Weapons Range in the Northern Territory. The Hellfire II Romeo variant has some guidance and navigation improvements … [Read more...]

CASA exemption relaxes flying experience for NVIS

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The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has published a new exemption that relaxes the flying experience required for helicopter pilots applying for night vision imaging system (NVIS) authorisations, following feedback from the aviation community. Under the new exemption, EX77/16 Exemption — aeronautical … [Read more...]