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Industry News and Products 377th Medevac Unit Awarded Air/Sea Rescue Award for Night Rescue Mission The 377th Medical Company in Seoul, South Korea, has been awarded the Air/Sea Rescue Award, sponsored by Lucas Aerospace, honoring members of air rescue crews "for valiant performance in air/sea rescue," according to the award plaque presented
to the winning crew's representative. The award was presented to CW3 Patrick Young, pilot in command of the rescue mission, in ceremonies at the DUSTOFF 12thAnnual Convention and Renunion, February 22-24 in San Antonio,Texas. The company earned the award for a mission performed on March 1, 1990. CW3 Patrick Young, pilot; CW2 Gary Bottger, co-pilot; PFC Sheila Sikes, flight medic; and SPC Raul Espejo, crew chief; responded to a 3
a.m. medevac request to save two soldiers whose vehicle was swept in the rainswollen Namhan River in Anmal, South Korea. With the aid of nightvision goggles, CW2 Bottger navigated the helicopter, piloted by CW3 Young, to the location of the soldiers, who were clinging to the roof of their submerged vehicle. With navigational aid from CW2 Bottger and hover instructions from SPC Espejo, CW3 Young carefully and expertly positioned the UH60A over the rescue site.
Both soldiers were then hoisted into the helicopter.
Turbomeca Arriel Retrofit Now Offered on BK 117 Turbomeca officials announced a retrofit package will soon be available for MBB's Lycoming-powered BK 117 B-1 helicopters. "Numerous operators have approached us on an Arriel retrofit for the BK," said Dennis Nichols, president and CEO of Turbomeca Engine Corporation in Grand Prairie, Texas. 'q'he Arfiel's extremely low unscheduled removal rate (1 per 4,273 flight hours) and 2,500hour TBO with no required mid-time hot section inspection should be very attractive to BK 117 operators. "I'here has never been an FAA Airworthiness Directive issued on the Arriel," added Nichols. 'q'his kind of reliability has made the Arriel one of the most sought-after engines in helicopter history."
DeVore Aviation Revises Distribution of Tel-Tail DeVore Aviation Corporation has announced that it has become the sole distributor of TEL-TAIL vertical tail floodlights for fixed-wing aircraft and for TEL.TAIL tail/rotor and forward facing recognition
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lights for helicopters. TEL-TAIL lights have been widely hailed by pilots because they make it possible to determine almost instantly another aircraft's direction of flight and its approximate differenfial in altitude, as well as approximate speed.
Pilot Ben Sizemore Receives Award Ben Sizemore, a pilot for Keystone Helicopter Corporation, has received MBB's 1990 Golden Hour Award. Sizemore, who flies for Hahnemann University's MedEvac program, received the award for his heroic rescue of a fisherman, David Westerfer,
stranded in a tree in the middle of a rain-swollen fiver in Philadelphia. Sizemore expertly maneuvered an MBB BK 117 to within a few feet of the tree and positioned the helicopter so that Westerfer was able to grab onto an aircraft skid. A crew member then helped pull him safely into the helicopter.
year attendance record January 27-29, 1991, in Anaheim, Calif., with 10,150 attendees--a 7 percent increase in registered attendance from HELI-EXPO '90. "HELI-EXPO is the major annual event in the civil helicopter industry and affords opportunities for business transactions, professional development and targeted communications," said HAI President Frank L. Jensen, Jr. "Most of the industry's top leaders attend, as well as middle management, mechanics and pilots, and those allimportant customers," Jensen added. The 315 exhibitors at HELI-EXPO '91 occupied over 275,000
HAl's Heli-Expo '91 Attracts 10,150 Registrants and Record 315 Exhibitors Helicopter Association International's (HAD HELIEXPO '91, the world's largest trade show dedicated to the civil helicopter industry, broke an eight-
gross square feet (Halls A, B, and C of the Anaheim Convention Center).
New Products Pediatric Immobilization System
The Pedi-Pac functions as both a spine immobilizer as well as a pediatric restraint system during transport. Colorcoded replaceable straps
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