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AIR: More Helicopters

No helicopter has yet appeared over a battlefield, but there are signs that Igor Sikorsky's strange windmill flying machine may see action before war's end. A...

AVIATION: An Eye for Helicopters

For helicopter pilots, all-weather blind flying without ground guidance at the landing site has been a long-sought goal. Last week in Dallas, the goal was...

The Double-Edged Blades of Russian Helicopters

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s in for a strafing on Capitol Hill today. He’s appearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee, but...

NATO Helicopters End Kabul Hotel Siege

(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- NATO helicopters fired rockets at gunmen on the rooftop of a besieged Kabul hotel early Wednesday, ending a more than four-hour...

Sudan: Hearts, Minds and Helicopters

Washington watches nervously as Nimeiri battles a rebellion Sudanese President Gaafar Nimeiri, 54, launched the new era by ceremoniously pouring a can of beer...

Helicopters: For All Purposes

Los Angeles County deputy sheriffs last week went up in the air to fight crime on the ground. Cruising 20 hours a day in helicopters above the city of...

Music: Ballet -for Helicopters

"Ballon," says The Dance Encyclopedia, is "the ability [of a dancer] to remain in the air for a length of time." To Nijinsky, that was a simple matter: "You have...

International: Heartbreak & Helicopters

The shooting war in Korea grew hotter. Highlights of last week's action: On the east-central front, north of Yanggu, allied units captured a ridge with a fine...

AERONAUTICS: Helicopters

Sixteen entries have been received by the British Air Ministry for its Helicopter prize of $25,000. Not all the contestants are British. The U.S. is...