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Edward Thomas, RF System Lab borescope expert, arrived in Montreal, Quebec last week and was welcomed with gorgeous weather, a beautiful location, and an abundance of fellow rotorcraft aficionados.  All in all, the American Helicopter Society International 70th Annual Forum and Technology Display, better known as AHS Forum 70, was a great experience.

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The RF System Lab Booth at AHS Forum 70.

The conference, which promised to be “the biggest and best vertical flight technology conference in the world,” was a gathering of some of the biggest names in the helicopter industry; Pratt & Whitney and Boeing, just to name a few. Thomas had the opportunity to showcase the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope to those in attendance, who were impressed with the versatility and portability it offered.

When he was not providing demos of the VJ-ADV, Thomas was enjoying the conference, as well as doing a little sightseeing and taking in the culture…via attending a playoff hockey game in the Montreal Canadiens’ home arena. Thomas was also excited to get a glimpse of part of the rotorcraft that won the “Human Powered Helicopter Competition.”

The AHS Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition was originally issued 34 years ago in 1980. The challenge? To keep a helicopter hovering in the air – three meters in altitude, to be exact – using manpower to fuel the flight.  AeroVelo won the prize of $250,000 in 2013.

Clearly, AHS Forum 70 was a great experience. Hockey, human powered helicopters, networking with leaders in the rotorcraft industry… how could Edward Thomas not have a good time?

If you were unable to test drive the VJ-Advance video borescope at the AHS Forum 70, 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 borescope 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 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