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2014 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit, 4-6 May 2014

Helicopter Day & Indoor Air Show, May 31, 2014, Ashland, Nebraska, USA.

Touchdown Autorotation Competition, Sunday, June, 22, 2014, McMinnville Airport, Oregon, USA.

NightCon 2014, August 20-12, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Capability and Affordability in the Future of the Vertical Lift Industry, 23–24 September 2014, Arlington, Texas, USA.

19th Annual HAC Conference & Trade Show. 7-9 November 2014, Montreal, Canada.

Helicopter Trade Shows and Conferences - 2014

2014 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit

(Trade show formerly known as Quad-A. Sponsored by the Army Aviation Association of America)

4–6 May 2014

Register here



(Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center)

AHS International 70th Annual Forum & Technology Display

• 20-22 May 2014
• Conference Theme: "Celebrating International Cooperation in Vertical Flight Technology."
(Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Quebec, Canada)

AHS International's Forum & Technology web page:

Abstract submittal due November 5, 2013:


Careers In Aviation Expo
26 April 2014
(Aero Space Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

ALEA Expo 2014 (ALEA = Airborne Law Enforcement Association)
16–19 July 2014
(Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

NightCon 2014
20–21 August 2014
(DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center, Dallas, Texas, USA)

4th International Technical Specialists’ Meeting On Vertical Lift Aircraft Research Development Test & Evaluation (RDT&E)
27–28 August 2014
(Patuxent River, Maryland, USA)

Capability and Affordability in the Future of the Vertical Lift Industry
23–24 September 2014
(Arlington, Texas, USA)
www.vtol.org/events /capability-and-affordability

Helicopter Military Operations Technology (HELMOT) XVI Specialists’ Meeting (16th biennial)
28–30 October 2014
(Fort Magruder Hotel & Conference Center, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA)

19th Annual HAC Conference & Trade Show
- Sponsored by the Helicopter Association of Canada -
7–9 November 2014

The HAC Conference and Trade Show is Canada's premier helicopter trade show event showcasing our industry's companies and their products and services.

(Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Helicopter Trade Shows and Conferences - 2015

Heli-Expo 2015, March 2-5, Exhibits Open 3-5, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Heli-Expo 2015, Exhibitor Prospectus, 2 MB downloadable PDF file.

Heli-Expo 2015

The world's largest helicopter trade show and exposition.
Produced by Helicopter Association International

• 2–5 March 2015

• Exhibit Hall Open: 3–5 March (Tuesday - Thursday)

Exhibitor Prospectus (2 MB PDF)

(Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, USA)

* Heli-Expo 2014: February 2427, Anaheim, California, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2013: March 47, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2012: February 1114, Dallas, Texas, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2011: March 68, Orlando, Florida, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2010: February 2023, Houston, Texas, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2009: February 2224, Anaheim, California, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2008: February 2426, Houston, Texas, USA.

AHS 70th Annual Forum & Technology Display, 20-22 May 2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Careers in Aviation Expo, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April 26, 2014.

ALEA Expo 2014, July 16-19, 2014, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

4th Int'l Technical Specialists’ Meeting On Vertical Lift Aircraft (RDT&E). 27–28 August 2014, Patuxent River, Maryland, USA

Helicopter Military Operations Technology XVI, 28–30 October 2014, Willamsburg, Virginia, USA.

Helicopter Trade Show and Event Calendars

Helicopter Association International (HAI)
Affiliate Calendar
(Alexandria, Virginia, USA)

Southeast Region Safety Seminars
- Sponsored by Airborne Law Enforcement Association -
(Frederick, Maryland, USA)

Federal Aviation Administration FAASTeam Seminar Event List

Helicopter Air Shows/Events 2013
(These are typically one day shows and the links to their shows stay online all year. Some skip a year.)

American Heroes Air Show - Florida
8 February 2014
(Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Florida, USA)

American Heroes Air Show - Texas
26–27 April 2014
(Texas Military Forces - Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas, USA)

Helicopter Day & (Remote Controlled Aircraft) Indoor Air Show

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Helicopter Day

  • Helicopter Day is a free one day outside event with at least 7-8 helicopters. You can talk with helicopter pilots and see helicopters up close.
  • Please consider arriving around 9:00 a.m. or 9:15 a.m. to find a spot to view the helicopters flying in.
  • Helicopters fly in between 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and may leave as early as 1:00 p.m., at the pilots discretion.
  • Concession stands available inside the museum. There is an entrance fee to enter the museum.
  • Helicopter Day ends at 5:00 p.m.

Indoor Air Show

  • The Indoor Air Show is the price of the regular museum entrance fee and begins at 11:00 a.m.
  • Indoor radio controlled (RC) helicopters and radio controlled (RC) fixed-wing demonstrations will take place inside.
  • Concession stands available inside the museum.
  • Indoor Air Show ends at 5:00 p.m.

(Strategic Air & Space Museum, West Park Highway, Ashland, Nebraska, United States)

Online flyer "Helicopter Day":

Strategic Air & Space Museum website:

American Heroes Air Show - California
21 June 2014
(Hansen Dam Recreation Area, Lake View Terrace, California, USA)

Rotors 'n Ribs Fly In
21 June 2014
(Goshen Munipal Airport, Goshen, Indiana, USA)

4th Annual Touchdown Autorotation Competition

-Sponorsed Jerry Trimble Helicopters-

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Touchdown Autorotation Competition

  • Date: Sunday, June 22, 2014
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. (But okay to arrive early, all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast starts at 7:00 a.m.)
  • Location: McMinnville Municipal Airport, Oregon, USA.
  • Competition: Is open all helicopter pilots from any country. Scoring is based on distance from the pre-established “spot”, technique and the slide distance, if any.
  • Prize: Engraved piece of R-22 rotor blade.
  • Cost: Entry fee for the contest is $75.00 and $5.00 to local charity of pilot's choice. This includes rental of helicopter. All autos will be flown with Jerry Trimble.
  • “Blow the Rust Off” package: Be sure to reserve your “Blow the Rust Off” refresher training course now. Jerry Trimble Helicopters offers a “Blow the Rust Off package for those who wish to brush up on their autos prior to the competition. This package includes two lessons lasting .9 each. The first lesson you will practice normal, hovering, and 180° autos with one of our instructors. The next lesson you will fly with Jerry Trimble and work on touchdown autorotations. The package also includes 1.0 hour of ground training. Retail price for 1.8 hours of dual in the R-22 plus one hour of ground training would normally be $447.60. "Blow the Rust Off" pricing will be $411.00.
  • New this year. Flour bombing contest from R-22. You sit in the gunner's seat and try to hit a predesignated spot. Price to be announced.
  • New this year. ADS-B presentation by Garmin at 11:00 a.m.
  • Touchdown Autorotation Competition corresponds with the annual Lions Club Fly-in/Drive-in, including all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast (7 a.m. to noon) and includes an invitation to the public to bring in their antique, hot rod, street machine, muscle car, motorcycle, helicopter or airplane and participate in the show.
  • Lots of fun for everyone!

To enter the competition:
Call (503) 577-6371 or email Jerry Trimble at jerry@jerrytrimblehelicopters.com


(McMinnville Municipal Airport, Oregon, USA.))


Vertical Challenge Helicopter Air Show
(Cancelled for 2013 and 2014. In years past, held in June.)
(Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos Airport, San Carlos, California)

American Heroes Air Show - Washington
2014 date unknown. (It was held on 13 July for 2013.)
(Seattle, Washington, USA)

American Heroes Air Show - Georgia
2014 date unknown. (It was held on 14 September for 2013.)
(Heritage Park, Canton, Georgia, USA)

Rotorfest 2014 - All Helicopter Air Show
- Sponsored by the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center -
11–12 October 2014 (Saturday & Sunday)
(Brandywine Airport, West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA)

Wings, Wheels & Rotors
26 October 2014 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
(Los Alamitos Army Airfield Joint Forces Training Base, California National Guard, Los Alamitos, California, USA.)

(These helicopter air shows are typically annual events and is why some past shows are left on our site.)

Helicopter Display Teams

Nock Entertainment Group
- Featuring the Batcopter -
(Longboat Key, Florida, USA)

Otto the Helicopter
(Baker, Florida, USA)

Sky Soldiers Demonstration Team
(Hampton, Georgia, USA)
Website: www.armyav.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Sky-Soldiers-Cobra-Demonstration-Team/47577147284


Rotortech 2014, May 24-25, 2014, Queensland, Australia.

Indo Helicopter Expo & Forum, 5-8 November 2014, Jakarta,

Helicopter Trade Shows and Conferences - 2014

Air Medical & Rescue China Congress 2014
8–9 May 2014
(Shanghai Grand Theatre Banquet Hall, Shanghai, China)

RotorTech 2014
24–25 May 2014
(Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia)

China Civil Helicopter Summit
25–26 June 2014
(Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China)

Indo Helicopter 2014 Expo & Forum
- South East Asia's International Helicopter Event -
5–8 November 2014
(Jakarta International Expo (J I Expo), Kemayoran, Jakarta, Indonesia)

Australian Pacific Vertiflite Conference on Helicopter Technology
- Sponsored by AHS International -
18–19 November 2014
(Melbourne, Australia)
www.vtol.org/events /australian-pacific-vertiflite

China Civil Helicopter Summit, June 25-26, 2014, Beijing, China.

Australian Pacific Vertiflite Conference On Helicopter Technology, 18-19 December 2014, Melbourne, Australia.

Helicopter Trade Shows and Conferences - 2015

China Helicopter Exposition, September 2015, Tianjin, China.

China Helicopter Exposition
September 2015
(Tianjin, China)

Helicopter Championship

New Zealand Open Helicopter Championship
- Whitianga Festival of Speed -
April 2013
(Whitianga Airfield, Auckland, New Zealand)

Helicopter Display Team

Sarang Helicopter Display Team
(Yelahanka Air Force Station, Bangalore, India)


HeliRussian 2014, 22-24 May, Moscow, Russia.

PAvCon - Police Aviation Conference, 3-4 June 2014, Brussels, Belgium.

European Rotorcraft Forum, 2-5 September 2014, Southampton, United Kingdom

Helicopter Trade Shows and Conferences - 2014
Search & Rescue Europe
7–9 April 2014
(Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Alan Bristow Memorial Lecture - By the Rotorcraft Group
9 April 2014
(Royal Aeronautical Society, London, United Kingdom)

HeliRussia 2014
- VII International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia -
22–24 May 2014
(Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center, Moscow, Russia)
www.helirussia.ru (Russian)
www.helirussia.ru/en (English)

2014 PAvCon - Police Aviation Conference
3–4 June 2014
(Brussels Airport, Brussels, Belgium)

Heli UK Expo

3–4 June 2014

This award winning aerodrome is perfectly located in the middle of the country to attract the Helicopter industry from all corners of the United Kingdom.

Both exhibitors and visitors will be able to fly-in and out of the event, and with easily accessible demo flights, visitors will be able to see and experience the latest products in their natural setting.

(Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom)

3rd Rescue Swimmers Meeting
5–7 June 2014
(Centro Jovellanos, Gijon, Asturias, Spain)

European Helicopter Show

19–21 June 2014

In the heart of Central Europe, a new opportunity is here for the international helicopter community to showcase their rotorcraft, products, services and latest technologies.

Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic is ideally placed in Central Europe – situated 110km North-East of the capital city Prague and around 40km from the Polish border.

(Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic)

40th European Rotorcraft Forum

2–5 September 2014

The European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF) is one of the premier events in the rotorcraft community’s calendar, bringing together manufacturers, research centres, academia,operators and regulatory agencies to discuss advances in research, development, design,manufacturing, testing and operation of rotorcraft.

Call For Papers PDF:

(Organized by the Royal Aeronautical Society, Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom)

Helitech International Helicopter Expo & Conference

14–16 October 2014

Helitech International is the largest helicopter exhibition in Europe dedicated to helicopter products, parts, accessories and services. The show brings together leading manufacturers, suppliers, buyers and engineers in the industry.

In addition, the Helitech International Conference programme and Safety Workshop places the spotlight key areas of the rotary industry offering the most up-to-date topics, exciting debates and discussions as well as great networking opportunities keeping you ahead of the industry.

Register here:

Exhibitors, reserve stand space here:

(Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Helicopter Trade Shows and Conferences - 2015

International Military Helicopter 2015
28–30 January 2015
(London, United Kingdom)


Heli UK Expo, 3-4 June 2014, Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom.

European Helicopter Show, 1921 June 2014, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.

Helitech International, 14-16 October 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Helicopter Trade Show and Event Calendars

European Helicopter Operators Committee

Royal Aeronautical Society Conferences, Lectures, Events. (Full Events Diary)
(London, England)

Helicopter Air Shows & Events
5-6 April 2014
(Grenchen Airport, Grenchen, Switzerland)

HeliAVscale Fun & Fly-in 2014
Scale Heli Airshow, Heli Fly-in, Heli Display Airshow, Heli Static Demo and Music Concerts.
5 October 2014
(Lodrino, Tessin, Switzerland)

The Helicopter Museum
- Calendar of Events -
(Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, United Kingdom)

Helicopter Competitions
(These are typically one or two (or more) day events and the links to their shows stay online all year. Some skip a year or two.)

Championship Volga Federal District
30 May - 1 June 2014
(Saratov, Russia)

Helicopter Race
13-15 June 2014
(MO Padikovo, Russia)

Open Championship of Ukraine
24-28 June 2014
(Kharkov, Ukraine)

49th Open Championship of Russia
Moscow Rotory-Wing
10-13 July 2014
(Kazan, Russia)
http://tiny.cc/f5oudx (2014 Calendar of events)
www.helisport.org (Home page)

Championship Germany
24-27 July 2014
(Nordlingen, Germany)

Championship of the Siberian Federal District
1-3 August 2014
(Novosibirsk, Russia)

Championship of Poland
13-17 August 2014
(Gdynia, Poland)

Championship of Belarus
28-30 August 2014
(Vitebsk, Belarus)

Open Italian Helicopter Game 2013
(Next date unknown)
24 August 2013
(Voghera, italy)

HeliChallenge Team
(Next date unknown)
15–16 September 2012
(Enniskillen Airport, Ireland)

Helicopter Competition Teams

British Helicopter Team 2009
(United Kingdom)

The Swiss Helicopter Team

Helicopter Display Teams

Apache Solo Display Team
- Royal Netherlands Air Force AH-64D Apache Demo Team 2013 -
(The Netherlands)
Website: www.apachedemoteam.nl/
Facebook: www.nl-nl.facebook.com/pages/apachedemoteam

The Black Cats
Royal Navy Helicopter Display Team
(United Kingdom)
Website: www.royalnavy.mod.uk/blackcats.htm
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RoyalNavyBlackCats

The Blue Eagles
Army Air Corps Helicopter Display Team
(United Kingdom)

The Berkuty (Golden Eagles) Helicopter Display Team
(Russian Army Flight Training Center, Torzhok, Tver Region, Russia)
Website cannot be found.

Kleeblatt Helicopter Formation Team

Rotores de Portugal

Scorpion Aerobatic Team
Grupa Akrobacyjna Skorpion

Team Merlin
(United Kingdom)
Website: www.merlinforce.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TeamMerlin


Helicopter Trade Show and Conference - 2014

Dubai  Helishow, 4-6 November 2014, Dubai, United Arab

Offshore/Onshore Aviation 2014 Conference & Exhibition
2–3 November 2014
(Sponsored by the Middle East & North Africa Helicopter Safety Team, Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

Dubai Helishow 2014>

4–6 November 2014

Dubai Helishow 2014 is the 6th edition of the International Civil and Military Helicopter Technology and Operations Exhibition held biannually.

Top helicopter manufacturers, suppliers, technology and innovation companies from across the globe will exhibit, demonstrate and interact with thousands of regional and international key buyers and decision makers from civil, defense and the private sector.

(Grand Stand, Meydan Hotel, Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)



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There are four parts to an aircraft per the FAA.
(Federal Aviation Administration – United States of America)
1) Airframe
2) Engine
3) Propeller
4) Accessories. (Examples: Radio, airframe fuel pump, night vision equipment, hoists, brakes and etc.)

A: Airframe

P: Powerplant

A&P Mechanic:
A mechanic who works on both the Airframe (A) and Powerplant (P).

Airframe Mechanic:
A mechanic who works on the Airframe.

Powerplant Mechanic:
A mechanic who works the Powerplant.


The fuselage, booms, nacelles, cowlings, fairings, airfoil surfaces (including rotors but excluding propellers and rotating airfoils of engines), and landing gear of an aircraft and their accessories and controls. (From http://www.faa-aircraft-certification.com/faa-definitions.html)

Non-brand name or non-OEM parts and accessories.

A helicopter specialty shop. This shop specializes in refitting a helicopter for a special mission. For example, a completion might upgrade and modify a helicopter for a wealthy person.

Another example would be a completion shop might upgrade a helicopter for fire fighting service which would include special radios, water tanks, spot lights and other equipment to get the helicopter ready for a specific mission.


Line Maintenance:
A line mechanic would show up to help fix certain items while it is out on the line (meaning, not in the hanger).

Things that could be done on the ramp for example: Changing out a tachometer, one rotor blade or changing out some loose screws. (If all the rotor blades need to be replaced and service bulletins completed, then this would be done typically at a repair station.)

Maintenance Facility/Station:
Not all maintenance facilities are repair stations. A maintenance facility might do inspections.

Sometimes, it’s thought that repair stations are better than maintenance stations. This is not necessarily true.

A maintenance facility (or station), might have expertise that a repair station does not have. It depends upon the experience of the people who work there.

Modification Part or Modifications:
Is when a person or company invents a part for an aircraft which works just as well as the manufactures and it could work even better. (Example: The Hughes 500 pointed nose is a modified part.)


Original Equipment Manufacturer. A brand name manufacture of products or components. Typically, a company that sells a product under their name.

Some or many components maybe produced by other manufactures but when the end product is sold, the item is known as a (an OEM) product of the manufacturer.

For example: A Camaro might have Firestone tires, windows by PPG, radios by Sony, metal by US Steel but the final product is known as a General Motors Chevrolet Camaro. General Motors is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).


Repair Station:
An aviation repair facility that is certified by a government agency.

For helicopters, the helicopter rotor is not considered a propeller but part of the airframe.

The helicopter gets its lift from the rotating blades. Hence, the rotor blades are technically revolving wings.

Which is why rotor blades are considered part of the airframe. To make matters more complicated, gyrocopters have propellers as well as a rotor blade.

Service Center:
This aviation repair facility is certified by an OEM helicopter manufacturer to work on their helicopters.

A service center is typically like car dealership. They usually have a parts center, they sell OEM helicopters and are certified to work on the helicopters of the manufacturer.

Supplemental Type Certificates (STC)
A Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) is an authorization to an airframe, engine or any other component that has been granted as a Type Certificate (TC).

(A Type Certificate (TC) is a government approved certification to an aerospace manufacturer that their aircraft or aircraft part fulfills the of current condition of airworthiness requirements.)

A Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) is issued when an applicant has received FAA approval to modify an aircraft or aircraft part from its original design.

The STC also shows how that modification affects the original design.


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