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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
Text message helps searchers locate lost hiker

...texted a picture of his location to Juneau-based trooper Christopher Umbs, who showed it to Temsco base manager and helicopter pilot Main.Main instantly recognized the area as Middle Basin, one of the drainages off Heintzelman Ridge that feeds...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-12/text-message-helps-searchers-locate-los
Local
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
Name of helicopter pilot killed in crash released

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage police have released the name of the pilot of a helicopter that crashed at the Birchwood Airport in Chugiak. Police say the pilot was 62-year-old Thomas Moore of Anchorage.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-30/name-helicopter-pilot-killed-crash-rele
State
Vietnam vet spends summer fighting fires

...it's a neat feeling," said Ken Carlton, contract helicopter pilot for the Division of Forestry in Soldotna.The Bell...31 - covering the Kenai Peninsula and Kodiak as a helicopter pilot who flies firefighters and their equipment into remote...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-26/vietnam-vet-spends-summer-fighting-fire
State
Hundreds get unique view of Juneau with 'Night Flights'

...the fuel and personnel costs to operate the helicopters for the event were donated. Regular rates for renting a helicopter, pilot and getting the fuel run $1,800 per hour, according to Mike Rawson, the director of operations for Coastal...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-12-23/hundreds-get-unique-view-juneau-night-f
Local
Heli-ski guide dies in mountains near Haines

...and had training in crevasse rescue and wilderness first response, the website said.Cabanilla was a commercial helicopter pilot who had flown glacier sightseeing tours, heli-skiing trips, firefighting missions and mineral exploration flights...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-05/heli-ski-guide-dies-mountains-near-hain
State
My Turn: Defining assault weapons, and the real reasons some oppose new gun range

...Smetzer's hyperbole is related to a new shooting range in Juneau.? Swanson has lived in Juneau since 1969. Have served on the Airport Board for many years, he was a military helicopter pilot since 1965, is retired and lives in Juneau.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-04-11/my-turn-defining-assault-weapons-and-
Opinion

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