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Always busy: Pasadena PD Air Ops

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Special Seahawks

HH-1N en route to Classic Rotors museum

New home for Navy guardian

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AirLife Denver: Power packed

Classic Rotors’ Boeing-Vertol HH-46E lands after a cross country flight from MCAS Cherry Point, where it had been flown as a base search-and-rescue aircraft. After some inspections, the helicopter will take to the sky again. Skip Robinson Photo
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The home of classic helicopters

With the Chinook’s quick transit time and the ability to fill the Kawak/Billings internal firefighting tank system in less than 30 seconds, Billings is able to put more water on a fire at a greater rate than ever before. Skip Robinson Photo
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Blazing a trail: Billings Flying Service

SKY now has an R66 Newscopter in its fleet. Its smoothness in flight, power, and extra space are proving popular. Skip Robinson Photo
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Brand loyalty: SKY Helicopters

An L.A. County Sheriff's Department AStar arrives at the Rose Bowl.

Pasadena PD hosts annual fly-in

Two classic but modified Bell 47s. In the foreground is a 1964 Bell 47G3B1 that was converted to a Soloy turbine in the late 1970s. The other is a Texas Aircraft M74 Wasp, which started life as a 1959 Bell 47G2A. Skip Robinson Photo
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Flying the Bell 47 with English Air

A Brim Aviation MD 902 trains around a cargo vessel before beginning hoist operations with the ship’s crew near Astoria, Oregon. Skip Robinson Photo
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The stealthy operator: Brim Aviation

Helicopters respond to California mudslides

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Helping after Harvey

With all of Southern California to cover, Air 7 HD could be working a story over downtown L.A. and 20 minutes later be covering a story in the mountains of the Angeles Forest.
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Best Seat in the House: ABC7 Los Angeles

A Riverside Police Department MD 500E hovers to its landing spot at the Ontario International Airport. Skip Robinson Photo

Ontario Police host third annual fly-in

With a highly capable Ikegami HDL-F30 HD camera and Canon 22 to 1 HD lens, the R66 Newscopter will be able to work at higher altitudes, meaning quieter operation for those below. Skip Robinson Photo
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Getting the Scoop

Having to always work in a high-altitude environment makes flying for the Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) Air Operations a constant challenge — but the terrain is some of the most spectacular in the world. Photos by Skip Robinson
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High Sierra Savior

The DeKalb Police Aerial Support Unit covers a large area, and when requested will help around downtown Atlanta. Skip Robinson Photos
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Here to Serve

With a light airframe and strong engine, the Aérospatiale SA-315B Lama started life with an advantage. Skip Robinson Photos
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The Mountain King

S-62/HH-52
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The Flying Lifeboat’s Second Life