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.
Solving a 170-year-old mystery: How Franklin's HMS Erebus was found
by Oliver Johnson
Transport Canada pilot Andrew Stirling tells Vertical about his role in helping find the Franklin Expedition’s HMS Erebus.
by Andrew D. Parker
Will short-term market factors dim the golden age of helicopter leasing and financing — or will we continue to see ongoing expansion?
Bracing for Impact
by Henry H. Perritt, Jr. & Eliot O. Sprague
The FAA has outlined the first step in its plan to integrate unmanned aircraft systems into the United States National Airspace System. With time running out for comments on the proposal, what are the implications for the helicopter industry?