Bob, left, and Steven Dengler stand with the Bell 429 helicopter they used to circumnavigate the globe.
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Around the world in 48 days

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An Entrol H15/EC155 FNPT trainer. The company, based in Madrid, Spain, produces a range of FNPT and FTD simulators, for both fixedand rotary-wing aircraft, used around the world. Entrol Photo
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Next-Gen Sims

Heli Muskoka is based in the region of Muskoka, about two hours’ drive north of Toronto, Ontario. Dotting the shorelines of its many lakes are some truly spectacular country retreats.
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Cottage Country Support: Heli Muskoka

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A Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S-92, specially equipped for search-and-rescue operations, takes off from St. John’s International Airport in Newfoundland. Mike Reyno Photo
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Who’s in Control?

Sikorsky has been developing its Matrix Technology autonomy kit in SARA, an S-76 retrofitted with fly-by-wire flight controls. According to Sikorsky director of autonomous programs Igor Cherepinsky, the larger platform has been helpful in accommodating the supercomputer in the back of the aircraft: “We’re not limited by payload or power, we can experiment all we want.” Ted Carlson Photo
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The Robot Co-Pilot

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

Downlink technology can be a powerful tool for law enforcement agencies when used correctly. Step one is selecting technology that is simple to operate and designed for the missions it will be used for.
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The Do’s & Don’ts of Downlink

Airbus Helicopters’ proprietary Helionix avionics suite is now available for the H135, as well as the larger H145, H175 and forthcoming H160. Airbus Helicopters Photo
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Glass of its Own: H135

Firefighter Jim Foster accepts the flag for his late fiancée Tiffany Urresti at the National EMS Memorial Service earlier this year. Mark Mennie Photo
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Always in Service: Honoring our Own

A Swiss Helicopter Guimbal Cabri G2 holds a hover in front of a typically-dramatic Swiss backdrop. The operator, formed from the amalgamation of six different companies in 2012, has become a major presence in the landlocked Central European country.
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Extreme Utility: Swiss Helicopter

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

From June, Columbia will have nine Columbia Vertol 107-II aircraft and a Columbia 234 Chinook in the country. Thomas Larkin Photo
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The Quiet Revolution: Columbia Helicopters

Leveraging Chuck Aaron’s considerable aerobatic experience in the MBB Bo.105, the FX LLC course puts pilots into some extreme unusual attitudes — but also emphasizes flying in ways to avoid them.
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Upsetting the Accepted