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First women to pass Ranger School are Army pilot, military officer

...Kentucky.She said she might be interested in a special forces career if that path was open to her.Haver, an Apache helicopter pilot stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado, said she plans to stick with aviation. She acknowledged going into Ranger...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-21/first-women-pass-ranger-school-are-ar
Not For Web
Ex-cop, coastie accused of PFD fraud

...Coast Guard's December 2009 LES for Barela also showed that Florida was listed as his legal residence.Barela, a helicopter pilot for the Coast Guard, in the past was stationed at Air Station Sitka, and most recently at Air Station Kodiak...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-12/ex-cop-coastie-accused-pfd-fraud
Local
9 killed when float plane crashes in Misty Fjords

...Steenson said. Officials said an emergency locator transmitter activated in the Misty Fjords National Monument, and a helicopter pilot spotted the downed aircraft above Ella Lake, about 800 miles southeast of Anchorage.Promech Air, an airline based...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-26/9-killed-when-plane-crashes-sightseeing
State
Recovery effort resumes after deadly plane crash

...Coast Guard received a report Thursday that the plane was overdue. An emergency locator transmitter activated and a helicopter pilot later spotted the downed aircraft above the lake about 800 miles southeast of Anchorage.Promech Air, an airline...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-26/recovery-effort-resumes-after-deadly-al
State
Idaho climbers rescued from Alaska mountain after avalanche

...shoulder of the 9,545-foot mountain.Park rangers flew by helicopter to the area after being notified. The helicopter pilot landed on a flat area and the climbers were flown out.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-12/idaho-climbers-rescued-alaska-mounta
Outdoors
Becoming Alaskan: Living the heli-ski daydream

...Probably seeing that we would be there the rest of the day at the rate I was going, my guide worked out with the helicopter pilot that we would make the best landing surface possible and he would come to us. Bless his heart.Once home that evening...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-29/becoming-alaskan-living-heli-ski-da
Neighbors
Private pilot rescues man in Cook Inlet

ANCHORAGE - A private helicopter pilot rescued a man whose boat sank in Cook Inlet. The Anchorage...prepared to respond, Mruk was picked up by 63-year-old helicopter pilot Roland Gohmert, of Petersburg. Gohmert took Mruk to Providence...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070210/reg_664414151.shtml
regional
National Park Service identifies climbers, guide involved in Mount McKinley rescue

...Ballinhassig, Ireland. He was at an elevation of 19,500 feet when he was pulled off the mountain Thursday by helicopter pilot Andy Hermansky, who lowered a basket from 200 feet above the injured man. The Anchorage Daily News reported that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-05-14/national-park-service-identifies-climbe
State
Aviation company inspires rural Alaska students

...said Tanalian Aviation Chief Pilot Mark Barker. "Just think if one of the kids in the villages could become a helicopter pilot or any pilot? They know the terrain, they know the village, and they know the people, and it would give the kids...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-28/aviation-company-inspires-rural-alaska-
State
'Night Flights' flying over Juneau next Friday

...turn their lights on, the show gets even better," he said. "They definitely stand out."Carroll has been a helicopter pilot for Coastal for eight years and has piloted helicopters for the Night Flights event for most of them."It's just...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-08/night-flights-flying-over-juneau-next-f
Local

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