To change the blade pitch of a propeller from the feathered high
pitch, which prevents airloads from causing it to windmill, to a
lower pitch. When a propeller is unfeathered in flights,
aerodynamic forces produced by air flowing over the blades case the
propeller to turn the engine.
"The decision to shut down operations was made only
after the company explored its other available alternatives.
Information for former employees and students will be disseminated
as it becomes available."
Source: Elizabeth Trosper, spokesperson for
Silver State Helicopters. Late Monday evening, the Las Vegas,
NV-based helicopter training and charter operation announced it has
filed a petition with the US Bankruptcy Court for relief under
Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code, confirming earlier statements
made to ANN by a variety of sources.