Worldwide support: Behind the scenes at RSI's full service helicopter maintenance facility
Story & Photos by Skip Robinson

From humble beginnings servicing Bell 47s flying off the Pacific Coast, to becoming one of the largest helicopter maintenance, parts, and support companies in the United States, Rotorcraft Support Inc. has undertaken quite a journey in its 30 years.


Cutting the cord with Lightspeed's wireless Tango headset
By Guy R. Maher

We spent a month flying with the latest generation of Lightspeed headsets, the wireless Tango. Here's how it performed.


Stealth success: E & B Helicopters continues to flourish in a tough market
By Oliver Johnson

Unless you’ve done business with them, chances are you haven’t heard of Vancouver Island-based utility operator E & B Helicopters — but over the last 25 years, it has flourished in the niche it has carved out for itself in one of the toughest helicopter markets in Canada.


Working together: The unique model behind Boston MedFlight
By Elan Head

Boston’s leading hospitals are usually fiercely competitive — but in Boston MedFlight, they’ve forged a lasting partnership for the common good.


Patrolling Derby City: Louisville Metro PD Air Support Unit
Story and Photos by Skip Robinson

For more than 40 years, the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department Air Support Unit (ASU) has been this Kentucky city’s eyes in the sky.


Testing out the Frasca Bell 407GX full flight simulator
Story & Photos by Guy R. Maher

Vertical paid a visit to the Bell Helicopter Training Academy in Fort Worth, Texas, where we flew the latest full flight simulator — the Frasca Bell 407GX.


Back home again: Behind the scenes at Bell Helicopter's new training academy
By Guy R. Maher

With the opening of a brand new facility at company headquarters in August 2015, the Bell Helicopter Training Academy has returned to its geographic roots. Vertical paid a visit to find out how the new facility will augment the student experience at one of the industry’s most renowned training centers.


A new Era: Gulf of Mexico operator on U.S. launch of AW189 & Houma 'super base'
By Dan Megna

Era Helicopters may be the longest-serving commercial operator in the U.S., but as the country’s launch customer of the AW189 — and with the creation of its new ‘super base’ in the Gulf of Mexico — its sights are firmly fixed on the future.


Skyslide in the City of Angels
By Skip Robinson

The placement of a 45-foot-long 15,000-pound glass tube at the top of tallest building in Los Angeles is certainly one of the more unique requests Siller Helicopters has received — and presented a whole range of unique problems.


High-tech lifter: Will the H215 bring utility helicopter operations into the 21st century?
By Elan Head

The Airbus Helicopters H215 delivers advanced avionics to a sector of the helicopter industry that has largely done without.



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