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How safe are helicopter tours?

A helicopter tour carrying six people crashed into New York ... Though, there is still a way to go to make the private helicopter sector as safe as commercial flights. The FAA is tackling the problem by educating the civil helicopter community about ... read more

Little Grand Rapids First Nation chief tours community, hopes residents can go home soon

The chief of the Little Grand Rapids First Nation in Manitoba says smoke has cleared and his community is safe for evacuees to return, although he cautions they'd have to make do without ... Planes and helicopters were used this week to move more than ... read more

Company hopes to offer helicopter tours out of Water's Edge Park

City Council received some exciting news Tuesday about something that could soon be making its way to downtown Corpus Christi. A helicopter company presented an idea to possibly offer helicopter tours out ... offers tourists sightseeing rides, night ... read more

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How to Live Like a Sheikh in Dubai (For a Day, Anyway)

See the city from on high The next best thing to a magic carpet is a charter ride on a private helicopter with HeliDubai. Book a 40-minute sightseeing tour (from $500 ... Aurora, and Dada make the case for the city’s smaller, hipper venues. read more

Mars Helicopter Will Buzz Through the Skies of the Red Planet

The rover— which is nearly identical in size and appearance to the Curiosity rover now exploring Gale Crater — will then back away to a safe distance and serve ... of the first extraterrestrial helicopter tour, the real meat of the mission is in ... read more

Behind the scenes: Surviving a helicopter crash

NEW YORK — All five passengers aboard a sightseeing helicopter tour on March 11, meant to capture the iconic sights of New York, are dead. The pilot, who was not only experienced but in a different harness than the rest, survived after making an ... read more

NY: NTSB: Three Crashes for Liberty Helicopters in 11 Years

Another Liberty helicopter carrying eight people on a sightseeing tour in 2007 had to make an emergency landing on the Hudson ... with passengers before flights and had a reputation for safe travel. "They've been looked at as a model for how to do this ... read more

FlyNYON Pilots Raised Concerns About Safety Harnesses Prior to March Accident

Pilots flying for FlyNYON, a helicopter tour ... make it easier for passengers to free themselves from the harnesses in the event of an emergency just four days before the fatal accident. But FlyNYON management insisted that the harnesses were safe ... read more

Rules Tightened for Helicopter Tours

Bowing to pressure from community groups upset by the noise of whirring rotors, city officials have banned most types of helicopter sightseeing ... to make a concession for them to be able to fly over part of Manhattan to do their Yankee Stadium tour.” read more

Feds probing helicopter crash examine passenger restraints

Three incidents ended in safe landings ... for banning sightseeing copter flights over Manhattan and Brooklyn. Some Democratic New York city council members are pressing the city to take its own steps to crack down on helicopter tours, though it's unclear ... read more


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