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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2012
For sale: painstakingly restored Vietnam War-era Marine helicopter. Records missing, but mounts, gun replicas and rocket pods included. The blades spin, but the 1965 UH-1E Huey gunship is not flyable. To view, visit Cevon McLean's backyard in Lothian. "Everyone said, 'Why'd you buy that?'" McLean said. "Well, because I could. " Last month, McLean posted the "pinnacle" of his collection on Craigslist for $175,000. So far, a man has offered to trade him a Learjet for McLean's piece of military history.
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Staff Reports and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Maryland State Police say they and federal authorities are investigating a 12-year-old boy who allegedly shined a laser light at a state police helicopter on Sunday night near the Carroll and Howard county line. Police said the helicopter, based in Frederick, was returning from a medevac mission when, in the vicinity of MD Route 27 and MD Route 144 near Mount Airy, a green flash illuminated the cockpit of the aircraft. Police said three more flashes, consistent with that of a laser pointer, were detected.
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May 3, 2010
Your article, "Did Delegate pay enough for helicopter stunt?" (April 30) shows how government tries to cover up the true cost of an immature stunt, at the expense of the taxpayer. Del. Jon Cardin's use of the police for his stunt clearly shows he is not able to decide what is morally right. He continues today to refuse to state who the friend of a friend is who set it up and refuses to state who was with him. As a former police officer, I don't think some civilian friend arranged this stunt.
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By Katherine Dunn | October 3, 2014
It's not every day a helicopter lands near a high school football field to drop off a major college football coach on a recruiting trip. Thursday afternoon, Penn State coach James Franklin made such a splashy entrance at Woodlawn to see a couple of Franklin's top prospects. While recruiting by helicopter is nothing new for the Nittany Lions coach, it was something new for the Franklin high school players he was there to see. Indians coach Anthony Burgos said Franklin was looking at senior offensive lineman Patrick Allen and junior wide receiver Steven Smothers.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2013
A Baltimore Police Department's helicopter made an emergency landing in Reedbird Park Friday night after facing technical difficulties, police said. No one was injured in the landing, which was made as a precautionary measure, according to police spokesman Det. Vernon Davis. No details were immediately available about what caused the incident. The helicopter was able to fly back to its helipad shortly after making the landing, Davis said. The Baltimore police aviation unit, which is known as Foxtrot, got four new helicopters with better surveillance tools last year . iduncan@baltsun.com twitter.com/iduncan
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2012
If you're going down to Ocean City on Friday to enjoy a quiet off-season stay, you may notice something overhead. And it's not the steel beams of the Bay Bridge or the beautiful blue skies. Instead, it's likely to be a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter airlifting a new tower to the jetty at the Ocean City inlet, replacing the old tower that was destroyed by last summer's Hurricane Irene. The new tower will be used for marine navigational purposes. On Friday morning, construction of the new tower will begin. A Coast Guard helicopter will pick up the tower at the Ocean City Municipal Airport and transport it to the inlet that separates Ocean City from Assateague Island.
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By Katherine Dunn | October 3, 2014
It's not every day a helicopter lands near a high school football field to drop off a major college football coach on a recruiting trip. Thursday afternoon, Penn State coach James Franklin made such a splashy entrance at Woodlawn to see a couple of Franklin's top prospects. While recruiting by helicopter is nothing new for the Nittany Lions coach, it was something new for the Franklin high school players he was there to see. Indians coach Anthony Burgos said Franklin was looking at senior offensive lineman Patrick Allen and junior wide receiver Steven Smothers.
HEALTH
Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
Severely injured patients are more likely to survive if transported by helicopter rather than ambulance, according to new research by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that adds fuel to the debate over flying patients to receive care. The study, unveiled Tuesday, is the latest in a body of often conflicting research into whether medevac helicopters get patients to hospitals faster, provide better care and increase the chances of saving lives. The use of helicopters has been scrutinized because of the risk of crashes that could kill the very people paramedics are helping.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2010
The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a $72 million contract Wednesday to purchase six new helicopters — larger and faster than those the state police now fly — to begin the replacement of the state's emergency medical fleet. The three-member board unanimously ratified the contract with Agusta Aerospace Corp. of Philadelphia, the only company among four manufacturers that submitted a final bid. The contract includes an option for the state to acquire up to six more AW139 helicopters at the same price of $11.7 million each, plus an inflation adjustment.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2011
A medevac helicopter en route to a Carroll County hospital made an emergency landing in Reisterstown Thursday night, Baltimore County police said. The helicopter was going to Carroll County Hospital Center to pick up a patient when the pilot made an emergency landing in a backyard of the 12600 block of Ivy Mill Road about 8:30 p.m., police said. None of the crew were injured. It is unclear what forced the helicopter to make the emergency landing. jkanderson@baltsun.com
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2014
Dan Naor got his start in Baltimore 20 years ago, when he found a 16-acre waterfront property for sale and decided to make the leap into the local marina business. Today, the Inner Harbor is a vastly different place than it was in 1994, and Naor's Baltimore Marine Centers operates five marinas in the surrounding area. "In the beginning it was a little rough," said Naor, a native of Israel whose company now acts as an intermediary between Baltimore and some of its most well-heeled guests.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
A helicopter will be hovering above power lines throughout Central Maryland in coming weeks, but don't worry. It's not the NSA. Baltimore Gas & Electric Co., which provides power to Maryland's most populated regions, will be contracting the utility helicopter to allow for inspections of its electric transmission equipment through next month, the company said Thursday. The helicopter will be used in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard and Prince George's counties, and may be spotted "hovering near power lines and rights of way or following a flight path along electric transmission rights of way," the company said.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2014
It would have been enough for the announced 5,021 at Harry Grove Stadium on Sunday for Frederick's 4-1 win over Wilmington to see the Keys top a prospect-laden Blue Rocks team. But then the game ended, and things got really exciting. The Keys arranged for a helicopter to fly over left field and drop 100 pounds of candy onto the outfield grass, capping off a diverse weekend of promotions for the Orioles' High-A affiliate. Friday was "Girls Night Out," which featured a diamond dig in the infield after the game.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2014
Maryland State Police today released more details about Sunday's helicopter crash that left two people with minor injuries at Hart-Miller Island near Essex. The helicopter, a Brantley B-2B, experienced a mechanical problem Sunday afternoon, state police said in a news release. The pilot told police that he tried to troubleshoot the problem but could not identify it, and the helicopter made a "hard landing," rolling onto its left side. The pilot and a passenger were uninjured aside from a few "bumps and scratches," according to Baltimore County police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter.
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May 18, 2014
Helicopters were scheduled to be in Crownsville this weekend - and will return in a couple of weeks - to replace electric wires. BGE is replacing utility poles and overhead lines in Crownsville, but a lack of ground access and road crossings has led the utility to use helicopters to put the new poles and lines in place. Residents may see helicopters hovering over the area during the work, which was scheduled for May 16 through 18 and May 30 to June 1. There also may be some temporary lane closures on roads in the area.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2014
— The three soldiers in the Maryland National Guard helicopter crew lifted off from this sweltering border city shortly after sunset, with a federal agent on board and three "tickets" — reports of persons attempting to slip across the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States. They spent an hour sweeping the river with infrared and night vision, but saw only Border Patrol agents, in their white SUVs or on foot, along the northern bank of the shallow river that separates the two countries.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2013
Two people were rescued from an amphibious vehicle stuck in a muddy section of the Back River Tuesday afternoon, Baltimore County police said. One individual was rescued by police helicopter, while a citizen on another vehicle rescued the other patient, according to a police statement. Police said the unidentified individuals were unharmed. Officials were called to Eastern Boulevard near the I-695 overpass in Essex at 4:50 p.m. The individuals were trapped about 300 feet from the bridge in the vehicle, which had become lodged in the mud, police said.
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By Carrie Wells and Alison Matas, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2013
This will be Flight Test No. 40. In the center of the contraption — a 90-pound, human-powered helicopter made mostly of carbon fiber, balsa wood, foam and string — is University of Maryland doctoral candidate Colin Gore, decked out in orange cycling clothes and safety goggles. Gore will pedal, as he would on a bicycle, until the craft they call the Gamera II XR lifts off the floor. A student stands at each of the four massive propellers as they wait for the cue. "Tension on, take off," comes the order, and Gore's face turns red with effort as he pedals.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2014
When Airman Steven Doty was the first to rush to the scene of a downed helicopter in the Nuristan province of Afghanistan, he didn't consider the possibility that he might have been putting his own life in jeopardy. On May 3, 2010, a Russian aircraft bringing supplies to Kalagush, a military base that had been the target of several attacks, dropped suddenly to the ground as a result of mechanical failures. Doty, who worked at the base, leaped into action after observing the crash on a monitor at the base's joint operations command center.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2014
Bye bye, blimp. Hello, helicopter. For the second time in recent months, Baltimore residents will see an unfamiliar aircraft flying above the city as part of surveying work by the federal government. Last time it was a blimp. This time a helicopter will be flying a lot closer, a lot louder and a lot faster. On Wednesday and Thursday, a helicopter performing an aerial survey of "naturally occurring background radiation" will repeatedly fly over Baltimore at low altitudes and at a speed of about 80 mph, according to the National Nuclear Security Administration.
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