Take a look at our new magazine design, optimized for reading online! We find out how operators are adapting to the pandemic, chat with Survivor’s helicopter team, and go behind the scenes at NHV, Ecocopter & the Cobham Helicopter Academy.
With millions of kids stuck at home during the COVID-19 crisis — and thousands of pilots and mechanics stuck at home, too — their parents and significant others are desperately seeking activities to keep them busy. At Vertical, we’re doing our small part to help by releasing coloring sheets based on our Global Commercial Helicopter Fleet Poster.
Seven original illustrations by Eric Lian of Lian Media have been stripped of color and are ready to receive your own creative paint schemes. Download them in a printable PDF here, then share the results with us on our social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
UPDATE (April 11): Download nine more original illustrations from Lian Media here.
UPDATE (April 18): A further nine illustrations from Lian Media are now available here.
We’re not the only ones who have thought to create coloring books in this stressful time. Here are some other helicopter-related coloring and activity books for kids of all ages. Do you know of others? Email us at [email protected] and we’ll continue to update our list.
From Bell: an Aircraft in Action Coloring Book featuring Bell helicopters and tiltrotors performing a variety of missions. Download it here.
From Airbus Helicopters: Coloring Book and Fun and Games, featuring a variety of Airbus helicopter models to color plus word search, tic-tac-toe, crossword, and more. Download it here.
From The Smokey Generation: Wildland Fire Coloring Sheets based on original photos, with educational material about wildland firefighting. Find all 31 coloring sheets — released daily for a month — here.
From MD Helicopters, Inc.: A 52-page coloring and activity book originally published in 2018 but as timely as ever. Coloring, mazes, word searches, connect-the-dots, and much more. Download it here.