2015-05-27 10:43:04
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.


2015-05-26 09:21:44
Northern Savior
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.


2015-05-11 09:48:07
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.


2015-04-27 09:04:19
High-Value Cargo
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.


2015-04-24 08:57:44
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.


2015-04-21 10:22:25
Intelligence Quotient
by Elan Head

The next frontier for Sikorsky Innovations is “Intelligence” — making smarter aircraft that can enable more efficient operations.


2015-04-20 09:22:07
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.


2015-04-17 09:26:22
Coastal Climate
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.


2015-04-16 10:01:29
Setting the Standard
by Kenneth I. Swartz

After 50 years, North Sea helicopter operations continue to lead by example.


2015-04-15 09:07:54
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.



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