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.


Continuing the Fight
story & photos by Skip Robinson

Helimax Aviation gives ex-Army Chinooks new lease of life as civilian firefighting aircraft.


Over Tropical Waters
story and photos by Dan Megna

For over 25 years, National Helicopter Services Limited has flown offshore support, medevac, and rescue missions in and around the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Following its recent success in debuting the Sikorsky S-76D in revenue service, an exciting new chapter in its development has begun.


The Remote Arm of the Law
by Oliver Johnson

An increasing number of agencies are incorporating small unmanned aircraft systems into their operations. How are they using them? And what advice do they have for those looking to develop their own program?


Saving Lives in the Cascades
story and photos by Skip Robinson

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit has been performing lifesaving search-and-rescue missions in the Pacific Northwest for almost 40 years.


Made For Tourism
story by Lisa Gordon | photos by Mike Reyno

Niagara Helicopters has transitioned from Bell to Airbus Helicopters, acquiring four new H130s in record time.


Slovenian Support
Story By Uroš Marjetic and Breda Šprajcar | Photos by Uroš Podlogar

From HEMS to mountain rescue, the Slovenian Police Air Support Unit offers far more than just an eye in the sky above this small European country.


Vertical's Search for the World's Best Law Enforcement Liveries
by Vertical staff

In time for the Airborne Law Enforcement Association Expo 2015, we decided to recognize some of the world’s best-looking law enforcement helicopters. Here are the results of our public vote, with the top 10 paint schemes listed in order of popularity.



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