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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | May 6, 2011
The windows of Winter Street Elementary School steamed up as little noses pressed against the glass to watch a U.S. Department of Homeland Security helicopter land on the playground Friday afternoon. The helicopter wasn't there as a matter of national security, or to make an emergency landing, but as part of the Hagerstown school's annual Career Day. Principal Matt Semler said the event is held to expose students to potential career paths, including firefighting, journalism and plumbing.
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By ROBERT GARY | August 4, 2007
The V-22 Osprey helicopter is not ready for prime time in Iraq, for three reasons. The side-by-side position of the rotors can cause the air that's being pushed down to circulate back up under the rotor so that lift is lost. This aerodynamic issue is simply built in to the whole design of the V-22 Osprey. It's called vortex ring state. It can be counteracted by some very fancy piloting, but it can't be designed out - it's not fixable, like the hydraulic problems, the fuel leak issues and the nose wheel defects.
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By DON AINES and CALEB CALHOUN | dona@herald-mail.com and caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | June 8, 2011
About 40 people pressed their faces and cameras against the chain link fence on the Appalachian Trail footbridge over Interstate 70 late Tuesday morning to see a piece of aviation history pass beneath their feet. Traveling considerably slower than its old cruising speed of about 500 mph, the Airbus A320 that was US Airways Flight 1549 chugged up the mountain sans wings and tail, a 120-foot aluminum cylinder that two years ago captured the attention of the world when it made an emergency landing in theHudson River.
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by DAVE McMILLION | July 14, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A C-130 cargo plane carrying members from the 167th Airlift Wing of the West Virginia Air National Guard dropped so fast during heavy turbulence Saturday off the East Coast that several members of the crew hit their heads on the ceiling of the aircraft, a base official said Sunday. Anything that was not tied down was flying through the air with crew members, Lt. Col. Roger Sencindiver said. "They said some of them (crew members)
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July 6, 2009
KABUL (AP) -- Bombs and bullets killed seven American troops throughout Afghanistan Monday, officials said, as thousands of U.S. Marines continued with their massive anti-Taliban offensive in the south. A suicide car bomber also blew himself up outside the gate of the main NATO base in the region, killing two civilians and wounding 14 other people. In an effort to protect Afghans, American troops also recently received new guidelines limiting use of airstrikes in order to minimize civilian casualties that threaten local support of foreign forces' presence.
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by Chris Copley | December 15, 2003
chrisc@herald-mail.com The Tri-State area has deep roots in aviation history. Within 15 years of the public debut of the Wright brothers' flying machine, Martinsburg, W.Va., and Hagerstown played roles in the early aviation industry. Hiding the Wright stuff After the first successful flights of Orville and Wilbur Wright on Dec. 17, 1903, the brothers returned to their Ohio home and essentially kept a lid on their accomplishment. For the next several years, they developed and improved their flying machine quietly, out of the public eye, in a farmer's field near Dayton.
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By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | February 26, 2011
For new Hagerstown Regional Airport Director Phil Ridenour, the transition from airport fire chief to head honcho has felt seamless. "Just, one day I was fire chief, the next afternoon I was airport director," he said during an interview at the airport Feb.17, two days after he was appointed by the Washington County Commissioners to replace former director Carolyn Motz, who retired Jan. 1. Although his previous job description was to oversee aircraft...
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By JOSH SHAW | August 2, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. -- Trooper Gregg Lantz had just finished scarfing down his fast-food lunch in anticipation of receiving a call when word came that a worker had been injured at a manufacturing plant in Buckeystown, Md. Moments later, Lantz, a paramedic for Maryland State Police, and helicopter pilot Matthew Wagner took off in Trooper 3, a Eurocopter Dauphin N3 helicopter based at Frederick Municipal Airport, and were on their way to the scene of...
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November 9, 2007
"I also agree with the writer who wrote in that the job of county administrator should be an elected one. By the way, what does he get paid per year, and what does his job really entail? Because it seems like every time we have a problem in the county, we are paying two or three thousand dollars to an outside adviser to tell us what we're supposed to be doing in that situation. " - Hagerstown "To Falling Waters, W.Va.: It was a nice call-in you had in the paper today about the $250,000 houses in this area that you can't afford.
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