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

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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

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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

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 rescue swimmer gives the thumbs up to the winch operator during a training exercise off the coast of Catania, Sicily, the home of Guardia Costiera’s 2° Nucleo Aereo.
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Saving Lives in the Mediterranean

A Sikorsky S-300 gets ready for takeoff at the University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks.
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Degrees of Flight: University of North Dakota

Some of Start Pac’s key players. From left: Jim Wurth, chief engineer design and development/pilot; Judith Wurth, chief executive officer; and Eve Storm, company president.
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Off & Running: Start Pac

After being out of the short light single engine helicopter market for seven years, Bell returns with the 505 Jet Ranger X. The aircraft has a proven 206L drive train, a drastically improved cabin over the 206, and cruise speeds in excess of 120 knots. Sheldon Cohen Photo
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Back in the Game: The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

A Dutch-registered CHC Helicopter Leonardo AW139 flies over the North Sea. The operator plans to make the AW139 one of the core types in its future fleet. Simon Pryor Photo
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CHC Helicopter: Normal service resumed?

Airbus Helicopters Canada purchased an additive manufacturing machine two years ago, and uses it to make ABS plastic parts — primarily for creating prototypes, but also for manufacturing jigs and basic checking tools. Vitek Zawada Photo
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The Shape of things to Come

Simone Moro sits in helicopter
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Q&A: Simone Moro