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"Helicopters are always in high demand, and the ability to evacuate soldiers that have serious injuries quickly . . . is always going to be an in-demand capability. So this is just the continued evolution of the Chinook," said LCol Darryl Adams. Mike Reyno Photo
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Chinook to the rescue

Aeromni Aerospace started out as a one-man operation in 2008. With more than 10 employees today, the company hopes to continue growing. Charlie Vowles Photo
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An MRO specialist: Aeromni Aerospace

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The second Doman LZ-5 helicopter for the U.S. Army running up at Danbury, Connecticut, during an early test flight. Jeff Evans Collection Photo
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The last of the pioneers: Doman Helicopters

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Long line training with Volo Mission

One of Castle Air’s A109S Grand models flies past the iconic Tower Bridge in London. Lloyd Horgan Photo
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Behind the scenes with Castle Air

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

There are over two dozen helicopters in the Heli-Austria fleet, ranging in size from the AS350 AStar (foreground) to the AS332 Super Puma (background). Anthony Pecchi Photo
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An Alpine giant: Heli-Austria

The second Airbus H160 prototypes flies near the Red Rock Canyon area west of Las Vegas in late February, prior to launching on its North American demo tour. Mike Reyno Photo
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Inside the H160, middleweight contender

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A new chapter: Erickson Inc.

The HSL-1 was the first – and last – tandem-rotor aircraft developed by Bell. Here, ship 12, built in 1954, is flown at Bell’s facility to test a hoist. Jeff Evans Collection Photo
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Lost to history: The Bell HSL-1

In love with the Cabri… A BC Helicopters Guimbal Cabri G2 is framed by a heart-shaped lake during a photo shoot just north of Abbotsford, British Columbia. Heath Moffatt Photo
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Training with the Cabri G2: BC Helicopters

The Sikorsky S-76C++ sells faster with a power-by-the-hour parts and engine program. Mike Reyno Photo
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Brokering the sale

The Mi-24 Hind is unusually versatile for a gunship. As S3 instructor pilot John Totty noted, “Unlike an Apache, you can put eight troops in the back.” Skip Robinson Photo
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Getting in front of the Mi-24 Hind

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

The company’s design team is looking to certify the aircraft with a 130-knot cruise speed and a maximum speed of 140 to 145 knots. Eugene Burgler Photo
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Meet Kopter

Over 1,100 UH-60M/S-70M/S-70i Black Hawks have been produced to date, primarily for military applications. Sikorsky now aims to see more S-70i Hawks in firefighting roles. Sikorsky Photo
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Meet the iHawk: We fly the Sikorsky S-70i