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N357KA of Lockheed Martin at Bloomfield for pilot training - Photo by Raffaello Milani © 5-Dec-14
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HB-XQA - Photo by Christian Perret © 2003
30-Nov-2013
#029 new registered in VH-IUU - Kaman K-1200 K-Max A94-0029, ex ZK-HEE, is new registered in Australia as VH-IUU of Skywork Helicopters (Aust) Pty Ltd
20-Aug-2013
ROTEX HELICOPTER AG Logging standing trees - Check out the brand new video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iZeBAm83FQ
8-Aug-2013
3rd K-Max for Central Copters - Kaman K-1200 N115 previous registered as HL9168 with Lucky Air joined the fleet of Central Copters Inc of Bozeman MT. It has been repainted with the same paint scheme as N314 and N414.
9-Jan-2013
ROTEX HELICOPTER AG Logging in Klosters - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN3tked-aYY
1-Aug-2011
#025 back in the air - Kaman K-1200 N675TH of Timberline Helicopters Inc now has already a little over 100 flight hours since rebuild. Timberline Helicopters purchased this helicopter from Mountain West Helicopters in 2007, between January 2008 and June 2011 completed a re-build of the aircraft from its accident in Prineville Oregon in 2000.
18-Feb-2010
N134WC crashed - Kaman K-1200 K-Max N134WC of Woody Contracting Inc. was destroyed on June 16, 2010 during logging operations near Donnelly, Idaho. Unfortunately the pilot did not survive this tragic accident. My deepest sympathy goes to the familiy and friends of the pilot.
8-Feb-2010
Team K-MAX Demonstrates Successful Unmanned Helicopter Cargo Resupply to U.S. Marine Corps - Lockheed Martin Corporation and Kaman Aerospace Corporation, a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation have successfully demonstrated to the U.S. Marine Corps the capability of the Unmanned K-MAX(R) helicopter to resupply troops by unmanned helicopter at forward operating bases in Afghanistan. More in the Kaman Press Release
4-Sep-2009
US forces plot new role for unmanned cargo resupply - The US Marine Corps has selected two bidders - the Boeing A160T Hummingbird and the Lockheed Martin/Kaman K-Max - to demonstrate the ability to move 2,722kg (6,000lb) in less than 6h for three consecutive days. MORE
18-Dec-2008
N267KA crashed - Kaman K-1200 K-Max N267KA of Superior Leasing LLC crashed on December 17, 2008 in the Bouquet Canyon area of Santa Clarita, LA. Unfortunately a mechanic on ground was killed, the pilot suffered minor injuries is save.  My deepest sympathy goes to the familiy and friends of the mechanic. NTSB-Report - Press article
9-Dec-2008
1st NZ registered K-Max - Skywork Helicopters just registered # 029 as ZK-HEE and painted it in the eyecatching company livery.
14-Sep-2008
St.Louis Helicopters goes K-Max - St.Louis Helicopters of Chesterfield, MO is now operating K-Max # 029 N358KA previous operated by US Department of State.
14-Sep-2008
#006 with 22'000 flight hours - K-Max N134WC of Woody Contracting reached 22,000 flight hours 14th of August 2008 on the Deep Draw fire in Elmo Montana.
14-Sep-2008
K-Max videos - A nice video of K-Max HB-ZEH working in Valais/Switzerland by Jean Etienne Allet can be seen on You Tube as well as a video of St.Louis Helicopters K-Max knocking down a chimney with a wrecking balls.
30-June-2008
#007 with 15'000 flight hours - K-Max C-FXFT of Heli Qwest passed 15,000 flight hours on the 18th of June 2008.
14-Oct-2007
HB-ZEH crashed - Kaman K-1200 K-Max HB-ZEH of Eagle Helicopters AG crashed on October 2, 2007 at Illgau,SZ during logging work. The pilot is save, the helicopter badly damaged - AAIB Report
9-Sep-2007
Rainier Heli-Lift with STC for new carbon fire tank - On June 15th 2007, after three years of design and development work, Rainier Heli-Lift and Isolair Inc. received an STC for their new carbon fiber fire-fighting fixed tank. Rainier, operating K-MAX N699RH, flew the tank for the first time on November 16th 2006. Isolair Inc. the designer and builder of the tank will also be building and selling additional tanks to other K-MAX heavy-lift operators. The new 700-gallon carbon fiber tank weighs less than 500 pounds and is powered by a 50-HP hydraulic pack that pulls power from an accessory pad off of the transmission. The tank is a two-piece U-shaped tank design that keeps the weight high up on the airframe surrounding the center of gravity of the aircraft.It takes two mechanics 2.5 hours to remove the trolley system and attach the tank to the load-bearing beam. This quick installation gives the K-MAX the flexibility to rapidly switch from a long-line vertical reference heavy-lift platform to a tanked fire-fighting machine.
 
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