The Hoppi-Copter pictured in England in 1948. Note the upgraded main rotor blades. Jeff Evans Collection Photo
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The Hoppi-Copter Helicopter Venture

The Hiller Rotorcycle pre-production prototype in flight. Here, it is flown by Hiller’s chief pilot, Richard Peck. Hiller/Jeff Evans Collection Photo
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The Remarkable Rotorcycle: XROE-1

Okanagan Air Services first Bell 47B-3, CF-FZX, piloted by Carl Agar, lifts off to spray insect-infected forests in the Windermere Valley in the East Kootenays. This operation, among others in 1948, helped prove the value of helicopters. B.C. Ministry of Forests Photo
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The Little Company That Could

Bell 47
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Buckets & Belly Tanks

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Vertical Rewind: Spoils of War

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Crane Pose

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Stirring Up Innovation

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Fortunate Son