FairLifts Assists With Manta Ray Airlift in the Bahamas

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Recently FairLifts assisted with a Manta Ray airlift at the Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort. The giant manta ray was tagged and relocated as part of the research program with Mote Marine Laboratory. The large manta will be released to study the animal’s migration patterns. The animal airlift was scheduled for June 15th to lift the 700+ pound manta ray to …

The Airbus AS350: A Quietly Impressive Helicopter

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The Airbus AS350, a single-engine light utility helicopter designed and manufactured in France by Aérospatiale and Eurocopter, which is now Airbus Helicopters, conducted its maiden voyage on June 27, 1974, powered by a Lycoming LTS101 turboshaft engine in Marignane, France. The AS350 has been further developed over time, though the aircraft’s design is still the same. The rotor system, power …

Helicopter Support for Hurricanes in Tampa, Florida

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Florida and severe weather are no strangers. Florida is a state where many hurricanes and tropical storms pass through. While Tampa Bay, FL, has not experienced a severe hurricane in a while, the city still experiences a fair share of severe weather warnings. The Tampa Bay Hurricane of 1921 has been the last hurricane to strike the area of a …

Cape Canaveral Helicopter Support for Hurricane Relief

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Any resident of the east coast can accurately testify to the damages caused by hurricane forces. These affected individuals can also witness to the fact that hurricane preparation and relief is not limited to the hours a hurricane is on land. Rather, hurricane preparation begins long before the hurricane reaches land, and given the extent of the damage, hurricane relief …

Mountain Goat Helicopter Rescue & Relocation in Olympic National Park

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OK, Mr. 250-pound mountain goat, you’ve got two choices. One, you can be tranquilized and travel via helicopter, ferry, and truck to a place you’ve never been before. Or, you can run for your life with the likelihood of being shot in the not-too-distant future. What will you do? Well, being a goat, and not overly practiced in the art …

Helicopter Relief for Gulf Shores, Alabama and Surrounding Areas

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Gulf Shores, Alabama is no stranger to hurricanes. Hurricane Ivan wreaked havoc on the area back in 2004. Since that time no major hurricanes have hit, but it still helps to be prepared and to know how aerial efforts can assist you when a hurricane comes. In 2018, the time of year known as hurricane season started on June 1. …

The Bell 206A JetRanger’s Epic 44 Year Run

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The Bell helicopter aircraft family is extensive. If you go back to the beginning, in 1960, it was not a given that Bell would manufacture the helicopter the military needed. It all started with the United States Navy when they wanted a lighter helicopter. A total of 12 other manufacturers were considered for the task. Originally the design started as …

Aerial Video Production in Portland, Oregon

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Portland, OR, provides a unique location for filming. From the views to the robust city to the nature surrounding the city, there are views worth capturing on film. Helicopters can assist with aerial videos in Portland, OR, and the surrounding area. FairLifts arranges these types of aerial videography which can prove to be necessary in many filming projects. FairLifts connections …

Royal Thai Air Force Beefs Up Helicopter Fleet

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The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) will expand their helicopter fleet with a recent order. The Air Force is ordering the helicopters through the company Airbus. A total of six helicopters have been placed. The order of four more H225 Airbus helicopters expands the order. The order is expected to be completed by 2021. After the RTAF acquires these four …

The $2 Billion Dollar Defense Appropriations Bill – Helicopter Program Funding

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The United States Senate is considering two helicopter programs. The programs are for Lockheed Martin helicopters. The amount of funding for the two programs will total $2 billion. Both of the programs will take place in Owego, New York. Charles Schumer, a United States Senator, confirmed the bill. According to Schumer, the fiscal year of 2019 will attribute $1.1 billion …

Helicopter Support for Hurricanes in Wilmington, North Carolina

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North Carolina as a whole has suffered damages from many hurricanes. Wilmington, North Carolina is no different. Like many oceanside towns, Wilmington has been victim to many hurricanes as well as severe storms over the years. Hurricane Floyd was the most powerful storm to hit Wilmington, NC. This happened in 1999. Out of the 57 people killed by the storm, …