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The Doug Doty Vertical Flight Foundation is now accepting applications for their Electronic News Gathering (ENG) Scholarship.

Branding Iron Co-Owner Named Bristol TN/VA Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board

Branding Iron Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Co-Owner Scott Emerine was named the Chairman of the Bristol TN/VA Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2011 at the Chamber’s annual awards luncheon held January 26. “It is a tremendous honor to serve as the new Chairman,” said Emerine. “I consider it a privi- lege to serve not only the mem- bers of the Chamber, but also the community.” The Bristol TN/VA Chamber of Commerce is a five-star accredited Chamber and has more than 700 members. Bristol is known as the Birthplace of Country Music and for the Bristol Motor Speedway. It also is home to numerous aviation companies. “Bristol is thriving as a loca- tion for aviation. This position


not only allows me to aid busi- nesses in our region but also support the growing aviation market of the Tri-Cities.” Emerine is not the first Chairman with an aviation background. He replaces Carolyn Ferrell, who not only served as the Chair of the Board for the chamber, but also as Chairman for 5 years of the Human Resources Committee for Helicopter Association International (HAI). She has been in the aviation industry for 22 years and was previously an employee of Edwards & Associates, Inc. "Scott hit the ground run- ning in the Aviation world with his expertise in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations; he will be an asset to our local community as the 2011 Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Bristol Chamber of Commerce," said Ferrell. ◆

This ENG Scholarship covers the cost of the ground and flight portion of a two day weekend course that will prepare a Robinson R44 pilot for the rig- ors of flying for the purpose of news gathering from a helicop- ter. The course is designed to prepare the aspiring ENG pilot for the television news environ- ment, so that he/she can show superior knowledge and under- standing of an operating news room, as well as proficiency in flying a news mission, to a potential employer.

best known for his ground breaking live coverage of torna- do touchdowns in and around the Kansas City area. With his vast experience in both the broadcast and aviation indus- tries, he brings a level of expertise and real world experi- ence that will give the graduates of this ENG course a huge advantage over other candidates seeking jobs in this very special- ized industry. ◆

Heliworks Completes TH-67 Rebuild With Help from Quantum Control Aviation ERP Software

The Doug Doty Vertical

Flight Foundation is working with Johnny Rowlands, veteran helicopter pilot/reporter for KMBC-TV's NewsChopper 9 in Kansas City, and owner of KC Copters based out of Johnson County Executive Airport in Olathe, Kansas. Rowlands has been flying traffic and breaking news for over 18 years, but is


Heliworks, Inc., a Part 145 Repair Station based in Pensacola, Fla., and specializing in structural repair and rebuilds of Bell helicopters, recently completed rebuilds of two TH- 67 (Bell 206B3) helicopters for the U.S. Army. According to Heliworks president Stephen Simpson, the implementation of Quantum Control aviation enterprise resource planning (ERP) software mid-way through the rebuild of the sec- ond TH-67 streamlined pur- chasing and other operations on this aircraft. “We purposely waited for the Quantum Control installation to buy the bulk of the 400 line items needed for the second TH-67,” said Simpson. “What would have previously taken up to a week to procure took liter- ally just a few keystrokes in Quantum. The quoting system was so much easier than our previous system, and with

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