HAL is a state-owned public sector undertaking headquartered in Bengaluru, India that is involved in the design, development and production of a host of aerospace products, including helicopters, fighters, transport aircraft, avionics and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO).
The first ALH Dhruv prototype took to the skies on Aug. 30, 1992. The machine was designed to meet exacting military requirements of the Indian forces, with performance stretching from sea level to super high altitude. Over time, the ALH has evolved into “a world class helicopter with its unparalleled performance”, HAL Chairman & Managing Director Mr. R Madhavan was quoted speaking on the occasion.
“The evolution from ALH Mark-I to Mark-IV has been phenomenal and is a boost to the indigenous design and development of helicopters,” Mr. Madhavan added.
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Royal Flying Doctor Service adds FlightSafety's MissionFit® to its Pilatus PC-12NG training programme
FlightSafety has been selected by the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Central Operations to provide a MissionFit® Flight Training Device for use in its Pilatus PC-12NG pilot training programme.
Zanzibar: A journey into ancient times
Centuries ago, Zanzibar was an important area for the spice trade, first with the Arab world from around the eleventh century, before falling under the rule of Arab sultans who reigned over the islands and with the local Swahili.
Think about your favourite aviation museum – anywhere in the world, then remember the oldest aeroplane there. Almost certainly, that aeroplane will have been substantially made out of wood. It doesn’t matter where in the world you were, it was – with a certain amount of steel, aluminium alloy, and fabric, the material of choice
VERTIGO CAN BITE
It’s not easy to admit having succumbed to such a serious bout of vertigo that it brought me and a fellow crew member to within seconds of losing our lives. However, if by telling the story others are cautioned against making the same mistake, then too bad about the shame of it.
In a grim reminder of the risks associated with flying over sea, an Indian Navy MiG-29K fighter crashed at about 16h30 on 26 November, 2020, reportedly soon after take-off from “mother”.
SPIDERTRACKS announces sponsorship
Spidertracks has announced its partnership with Eco Helicopters (“Eco”), which recently launched its Ecomax™ on-demand urban air mobility service. Based on the EcoMax™ all-electric helicopter, EcoMax™ urban air mobility will commence in early 2021.
A HERO DEPARTED
How does one say a befitting farewell to a human being who achieved true legendary status? How does a fellow human find the right words without falling back on cliché and fable? Well, I’ll tell you, it’s tough and in most circumstances it’s nigh impossible but this is my version of a gentleman, a decorated military veteran, a friend, a farmer, a husband and my Father.
2020 Royal Black Hawk Exercise
This year was the eighth time the 1st Regiment of Artillery of Bourogne had organised the "Royal Black Hawk 2020" exercise held in the vicinity of Belfort and its surrounding areas, and lasting for about two weeks. More than 400 soldiers and a dozen combat helicopters participated in this life-size exercise.
Lockheed Martin Flies Mission-enabling Kubernetes Onboard U-2
The U-2 flew a Kubernetes cloud that connected in-flight to a ground node, extending the U-2’s network-of-networks connectivity.
Hi Fly Bids Farewell To Its A380
On 17 December Hi Fly said goodbye to the A380 by drawing a heart in the sky as a final tribute to the Mirpuri Foundation and the “Save the Coral Reefs” campaign, raising awareness of the need to protect the world’s oceans.
Timing is everything
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A Moment in Time
The climb up Mauna Loa’s volcanically shifting landscape is never quite the same, no matter how many times you do it.
STILL AS FEISTY AS EVER!
DIONNE WARWICK STILL FEISTY WHILE APPROACHING 80TH BIRTHDAY
Me 262 Mach 1 Mystery
Did the Reich get there first?
HALLE'S NEW LAD WAS A CAD!
Cheating past could catch up to singer Van Hunt
New name, new home for Island Childcare
Kassandra Shepard to run Snappers Childcare Center
WORRIES FOR CHRISSY
Instagram official! This Is Us star Chrissy Metz shared a sweet selfie with her new honey Bradley Collins on social media Oct. 4.
Strong Mind, Stronger Body
The most advanced fitness tools will get you fitter and faster—by flexing your brain like a muscle.
UnCruise showcases all sides of Hawaii as they were meant to be explored and experienced.
Effective Show Management
Opening note: This is a work in progress, as many people across the country have helped. We began writing this series in March with the intent of eventually creating a piece which new and old show managers could use for reference. We began just after CFA joined the rest of the world in cancelling events in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and certainly local and state ordinances will change how we begin to hold shows again. But knowing about and responding to changes is also part of a show managers’ job.