With the help of helicopter operators, Africa’s rhino population may rebound from the poaching crisis. Rhino 911 Photo
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Help From Above: Rhino Protection

VTOL aircraft

New York state of mind

Some of Start Pac’s key players. From left: Jim Wurth, chief engineer design and development/pilot; Judith Wurth, chief executive officer; and Eve Storm, company president.
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Off & Running: Start Pac

Glenn Wargo, left, an H.W. Farren employee, represented Columbia Helicopters at the opening of the memorial in September 2016. Glenn Wargo Photo

Remembering the fallen

Columbia Helicopters has used bubble doors for its roughly 50-year history of flying external loads. The company plans to use bubble doors on its Model 234 (pictured) and Model CH-47D Chinooks. Columbia Helicopters Photo

On the bubble

Tom Burden is the inventor of the GrypMat, an innovative tool tray designed specifically for aircraft mechanics. Ben Forrest Photo

Getting a gryp

Two NH90 helicopters in flight