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Spain's maritime search-and-rescue region is approximately three times the size of its national territory. A large aviation fleet is essential to providing adequate coverage for the region. Lloyd Horgan, Vortex Aeromedia Photo
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Saving lives in Spain

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

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Thai provider

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Helping after Harvey

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Still going strong

High-altitude flights require pilots to use supplemental oxygen. Here, pilot Ryan Skorecki is seen en route to Everest Camp 2, elevation 21,000 feet (6,400 meters). Photo courtesy of Ryan Skorecki
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Flying in the Himalayas: No Place for Beginners

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Meet the Cherry Capital Airport K-9 team

The first offshore wind farm was built off the coast of Denmark in 1991. The use of wind turbines as a source of energy has climbed slowly, but steadily, around the world. Øystein Svendsen/Tom A. Østrem Photo
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Farming the Wind

The twin-engine Sikorsky S-76D introduced cutting edge technology, including a quiet tail rotor and improved main rotor blades for reduced acoustic levels. Mike Reyno Photo
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Highway in the Sky

Sky Helicopters' Bell 206L LongRanger holds a hover as the sun sets over some beautiful backcountry near Vancouver, British Columbia. Heath Moffatt Photo
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Masters of Marketing

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A Question of Public Use

Black helicopter in flight
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After the Hurricane