Northwest Lift
story and photos by Skip Robinson

Seattle-based Airlift Northwest brings lifesaving emergency medical care to some of the most remote communities in the Pacific Northwest.

The Future of SAR?
story and photos by Dan Megna

A recent exercise off the coast of the northernmost part of the United States has shown how unmanned aircraft could be used to enhance search-and-rescue missions in remote locations.

Powering Up
story by Oliver Johnson | photos by Heath Moffatt

With aging infrastructure and a growing need for reliable energy in remote communities, power line construction in Canada is proving a welcome source of reliable work in an otherwise challenging market.

In Pursuit of Safety
by Jack H Schonely

A well-managed vehicle pursuit will not only ensure the ultimate success of the chase, but, more importantly, ensure the safety of all those on the ground.

Strike Avoidance
by Ed Brotak

We’re getting better at reporting bird strikes — but what have we learned to help reduce the danger of flying into birds?

Leading the Charge
by Jen Boyer

In what may be an industry first, Yellowhead Helicopters and Unmanned Experts have partnered to combine their respective aviation and UAV expertise in the form of Yellowhead Unmanned.

Best View in the House
by Howard Slutsken

Aerial tourism is providing a steady stream of income for Canadian operators in what has otherwise been a difficult period for the wider rotorcraft industry — and a weak Canadian dollar could mean those working in this sector are about to have a very good year.

Public Safety Specialist
story and photos by Dan Megna

From progressive training and the provision of highly skilled personnel, to the design and manufacture of specialist rescue equipment, Oregon’s Air Rescue Systems offers operators a full range of airborne public safety services.

Charting Bristow's Course
by Oliver Johnson

As Bristow celebrated its 60th anniversary in June, Vertical caught up with the company’s CEO, Jonathan Baliff, to hear about how the company plans to not only improve its own operations, but change the industry itself.

Cleared for Takeoff
story & photos by Guy R. Maher

Is now the time that autopilots for light, single-engine helicopters come of age? Vertical puts the light-in-weight, but heavy-in-capability Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS to the test.

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