Life After the Military
by Brent Bergan
Vertical’s guide to your aviation career options following life in the Armed Forces — and what you can do to prepare for that first civilian job.
story & photos by Skip Robinson
With a service area as vast and rugged as that covered by ALERT in northwestern Montana, a highly-capable and diverse HEMS operation becomes a vital part of the infrastructure.
A Cut Above
story & photos by Guy R. Maher
For 30 years, Aerial Solutions, Inc. has taken the task of vegetation control to new heights.
by Elan Head
Canada has long used human external cargo techniques for mountain rescue operations. Now, those techniques are also being used for powerline work — but under stricter controls than in the United States.
Vertical Rewind: Spoils of War
by Bob Petite
In the 1930s, Germany was home to a burgeoning and innovative helicopter industry, whose development was further fueled by World War II. As the war drew to a close, the Allies raced to secure the technology for their own purposes.
by Elan Head
The next frontier for Sikorsky Innovations is “Intelligence” — making smarter aircraft that can enable more efficient operations.
Hems auf Deutsch
by Thierry Dubois
Long-established and hugely influential, the German HEMS model makes the most of its revenue scheme and close operator-manufacturer cooperation.
by Ed Brotak
Ever wondered what causes a sea breeze, or why fog is such a regular occurrence over some waters, but not others? Vertical meteorologist Ed Brotak explains the science behind coastal weather.
Setting the Standard
by Kenneth I. Swartz
After 50 years, North Sea helicopter operations continue to lead by example.
The Gift of SAR
story and photos by Skip Robinson
Fully-funded by a local philanthropist, Northwest Montana's Two Bear Air provides SAR and law enforcement support in one of the most challenging environments.