First Production AW189 Performs its Maiden Flight

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AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first production AW189 8 tonne class twin engine helicopter performed its maiden flight at Vergiate plant (Italy) today. The aircraft is expected to be delivered to Bristow Helicopters Ltd. by year end to carry out offshore transport missions in the North Sea, with operational readiness planned in early 2014. Additional two AW189 helicopters are currently under assembly in Vergiate.

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Two Hikers Rescued from Runner Peak

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Tim Jones, a veteran leader with North Shore Rescue, says the province must do more to help volunteer search-and-rescue teams because of soaring numbers of calls for help.
Photograph by: Kim Stallknecht Kim Stallknecht , PNG

NORTH VANCOUVER – When veteran backcountry experts describe conditions as “heinous”, the average weekend hiker probably wants to stay well clear, but two unprepared adventurers found themselves

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ponsor a Km of the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Be Part Of The Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge, Sponsor A Kilometer!

The Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge is now imminent.
In 6 weeks time, the teams will be in Cape Town, about to get onto the Illuyshin-76 which will carry them into Novo on the edge of Antarctica, from where they will head up to the start point for their epic 335km race.

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BookPick: The Lifeboat, Courage on Our Coasts

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Ned Dillon, coxswain at Arklow
the oldest RNLI station in Ireland

BookPick: The Lifeboat, Courage on Our Coasts
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The Royal national Lifeboat Institution is a venerable charity which I hold in the highest regard. And in this day and age, when people often seem so self-centred, it’s still manned by volunteers who put their lives on the line for strangers.

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ILL DIVER AT BLUE CAPS NEAR LONGSTONE LIGHTHOUSE, FARNE ISLANDS

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At 12.41hr on Saturday 5th October 2013, Seahouses Lifeboat Operations Manager heard a dive Rib (inflatable boat) call Humber Coastguard on VHF Ch 16, reporting one of their divers had taken ill prior to diving, and was in “a bad way” with chest pains. The boat was at the Blue Caps near Longstone Island at the Farne Islands. The RAF Rescue helicopter was immediately tasked but had to divert to RAF Boulmer to refuel before attending the scene.

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NASA Mission AS-508, Apollo 13, 1970 (including Saturn V, CM-109, SM-109, LM-7, Owners’ Workshop Manual

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From the first books in this series, the publisher has produced a very effective format for covering iconic subjects. Within the broad series, a range of topics has been covered, sometimes a little quirky, but always packing a great deal of information into a small space and lavishly illustrating with full colour images. This latest addition to the series follows the now established and successful format.

By the time that Apollo 13 launched, the television channels and the American public were becoming bored with Apollo missions. That may have been natural after the first moon landing. Apollo 13 might have achieve poor coverage had it not been for a major emergency after a LOX tank malfunction and the heroic efforts to bring the crippled spacecraft back safely with a live crew.

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Outdoor Survival, a step-by-step guide to practical bush craft and survival outdoors

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This is a comprehensive guide to surviving outdoors and is lavishly illustrated in full colour throughout. The author has provided sufficient information to serve as foundation knowledge. The adventurous tourist may need no other reading, but anyone who intends living alone in hostile terrain will read more widely, spend much more on the best equipment and train before setting out to ensure that all skills are practiced and tested, whilst physical fitness is built to the necessary level.

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Wounded Army Soldier To Make Race Debut At Knockhill

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The story of 27-year-old Davie Birrell is a remarkable one. Originally from Methil in Fife, Davie has battled back from horrific injuries sustained in Afghanistan whilst serving with the Black Watch and is now all set to make his car racing debut this weekend at Knockhill (October 6th).

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