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Joel Riling returned last week from the 2014 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit, sponsored by the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA). The summit brought together the entire Army Aviation industry for a chance to connect and discuss solutions for War-fighters at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN on May 4-6, 2014.

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Joel Riling’s wife presents the VJ-Advance video borescopes at the RF System Lab booth

Riling, RF System Lab’s VP of Government Programs and his wife attended the show, and both had a great time. Riling reports: “Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit was very well attended by hundreds of Active Duty Army personnel. I also had multiple technicians tell me that they currently use the VJ-Advance or have used it in the past – they all love it!”

Riling also mentioned that the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope received a great deal of interest from both military and commercial defense contractors of all types. Some of those contractors, such as Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky and Northrop Grumman, are among those who already own the VJ-ADV.

Overall, this was an excellent show and Riling is looking forward to attending in the future. If you were unable to test drive the VJ-Advance video borescope at the Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit, we would like to offer you a free trial. To make the decision process easy, we offer the industry’s only no-cost, no-obligation demo program so you can evaluate the VJ-Advance line of video borescopes in your facility doing your inspections, before you decide to buy.

For more information about RF System Lab and the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope call us at (231) 943-1171 or visit or website www.rfsystemlab.us.

The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, better known as SOFIC, is taking place in Tampa, FL on May 20-22, 2014 at the Tampa Convention Center. This year’s conference theme is “Strengthening the Global SOF Network” and promises to “provide a forum for military, government, academia, and industry stakeholders to network and discuss current and future challenges and hot to best support our Special Operations Forces around the globe.”

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The SOFIC Logo.

Joel Riling, RF System Lab’s VP of Government Programs, is looking forward to the opportunity to network with fellow military professionals, see informative presentations and leader panels, enjoy the SOCOM Annual Awards Presentation, and above all – present and demo the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope at the technology exhibitions.

SOFIC is an excellent fit for the VJ-ADV, which is used by every branch of the US Military and all major defense contractors. The VJ-Advance offers a combination of high-end optics, portability, and features unique to the world of remote visual inspection, which makes it the scope of choice when it comes to many military inspection scenarios – especially those utilized by Special Operations Forces.

If you would like to test drive the VJ-ADV for yourself at SOFIC, you can meet Joel, along with Leland Browning and Eddie Griffiths at booth #2002 starting on May 20th at 10:00am. We look forward to seeing you there!

You can view the 2014 SOFIC website here.

See the VJ-Advance in the Tampa Convention Center during these dates and times:

Opening Time: Exhibits open 10:00am on May 20th.
Conference Dates: May 20-22, 2014
Venue: Tampa Convention Center

Booth: #2002

We look forward to seeing you there! If you are unable to attend the conference don’t forget, you can still checkout the VJ-ADV articulating video borescopes on the RF System Lab website! For more information, call us toll free at (888) 747-6526

The VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope is making a trip to Canada. More specifically, the VJ-ADV family of borescopes is headed to the American Helicopter Society International 70th Annual Forum and Technology Display (AHS Forum 70) in Montreal, Quebec. The conference, which promises to be “the biggest and best vertical flight technology conference in the world,” is taking place at the impressive Palais des congres de Montreal on May 20-22, 2014.

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The AHS Logo

The AHS Forum 70 offers a variety of ways for attendees to expand their rotorcraft knowledge. Technical sessions on topics such as Aerodynamics and Operations,  a keynote address from Brigadier-General Christian Drouin, Deputy Commander Force Generation of the Royal Canadian Air Force, a Vertical Flight Foundation Cocktail Reception and Awards Banquet, and an MAV student competition are only a few of the events offered at the conference.

Edward Thomas, RF System Lab borescope expert, has his passport ready and is looking forward to providing demos of the VJ-ADV at the AHS Forum 70 for helicopter professionals. He is excited to show attendees how the VJ-ADV’s portable design is ideal for rotor-wing inspections.

Since helicopter turbine engines are located near the rotor blades, in order to perform any sort of maintenance on them, professionals usually have to climb up scaffolding or a ladder; this is where the features of the VJ-ADV are extremely beneficial. With its compact, portable, pistol-grip design and on demand power (the VJ-ADV video borescope simply requires AA batteries – no need to wait for it to charge or make sure there is an electrical outlet nearby), helicopter turbine inspections are completed with ease. Some satisfied rotorcraft customers include Boeing, Eurocopter of Canada as well as Turbomeca Engines – both leaders in helicopter engine maintenance.

You can demo the scope for yourself and meet Edward Thomas at the RF System Lab booth #327 starting on Tuesday, May 20th at 11:00am for a chance to demo the groundbreaking VJ-ADV.

You can view the 2014 AHS Forum 70 website here.

See the VJ-Advance in the Palais des congres de Montreal these dates and times:

Opening Time: Exhibits open 11:00am on Tuesday, May 20th.
Conference Dates: May 20-22, 2014
Venue: Palais des congres de Montreal

Booth: #327

We look forward to seeing you there! If you are unable to attend the conference don’t forget, you can still checkout the VJ-ADV articulating video borescopes on the RF System Lab website! For more information, call us toll free at (888) 747-6526

Gulf South Rotating Machinery Symposium (GSRMS) took place in Baton Rouge, LA last month. Baton Rouge, the home of oil and gas, was the ideal location for this conference, which was a must-attend for professionals in the compression industry.

Casey O’Tool, RF System Lab sales consultant, was on site exhibiting the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope at GSRMS and had the opportunity to provide demos to attendees in between conference sessions. Even though some sessions took up the majority of the day, O’Tool was still able to make some great contacts and reconnect with familiar companies. One of the companies that O’Tool was glad to see was RR Energy Services, a company that specializes in natural gas compression and industrial diesel equipment.

There were many refineries in attendance at GSRMS who were interested in using the VJ-ADV for remote visual inspections (RVI). One notable connection O’Tool made was with Wood Group PSN, a large service company in the oil and gas industry. The show provided a great social event in the form of a Crawfish Boil that offered many chances for attendees and exhibitors to engage in discussions about the compression industry…while enjoying a meal of good old-fashioned Louisiana cuisine.

If you were unable to test drive the VJ-Advance video borescope (while chowing down on some delicious crawfish) at Gulf South Rotating Machinery Symposium, we would like to offer you a free trial. To make the decision process easy, we offer the industry’s only no-cost, no-obligation demo program so you can evaluate the VJ-Advance line of video borescopes in your facility doing your inspections, before you decide to buy.

For more information about RF System Lab and the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope call us at (231) 943-1171 or visit or website www.rfsystemlab.us.

The Regional Airline Association (RAA) Annual Convention will hit the big “39” this year, which is impressive by any event or trade show standard. RF System Lab is honored to exhibit and celebrate year number 39 at RAA 2014 on May 13-15 at the St. Louis Convention Center in St. Louis, Missouri. As the “exclusive industry trade show and Annual Meeting for the North American Regional Airlines and Supplier”, this is not an event that anyone will want to miss.

The event website provided a helpful list of top reasons to attend the RAA Annual Conference, so we picked out a few of our favorites to share.

-          Reconnect with existing customers and develop new business relationships.

-          Get up close and personal with some 1,400 top executives and aviation stakeholders

-          Meet personally and directly with Airline CEOs during the Airline CEO Exhibit Hall Walk-Thru

-          Communicate your company’s news and message through various RAA social media outlets – RF System Lab will be on Twitter throughout the conference. Connect with us at @RFSystemLabUS

-          Participate in the exclusive committee meetings for key airline, industry and regulatory decision makers.

-          Have fun (but that’s a given, right?)

RF System Lab will have not one, but two borescope experts on site to provide attendees with the most up to date Remote Visual Inspection (RVI) news, as well as demonstrate all of the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope’s abilities. Edward Thomas and J. St. John are looking forward to meeting airline industry leaders and showing interested people how the VJ-ADV can help them execute aviation maintenance and inspections with efficiency and confidence.

Don’t miss your chance to meet both Edward Thomas and J. St. John at the RF System Lab booth #1314 starting on Tuesday, May 13th at 3:00pm for a chance to demo the groundbreaking VJ-ADV.

You can view the 2014 Regional Airline Association Annual Convention website here.

See the VJ-Advance in the St. Louis Convention Center during these dates and times:

Opening Time: Exhibits open 3:00pm on Tuesday, May 13th.
Conference Dates: May 13-15, 2014
Venue: Orange County Convention Center

Booth: #1653

We look forward to seeing you there! If you are unable to attend the conference don’t forget, you can still checkout the VJ-ADV articulating video borescopes on the RF System Lab website! For more information, call us toll free at (888) 747-6526