Vertical – April/May 2017 Digital Edition Now Available!

Cover Story:Back In The Game

We get behind the controls of the 505 Jet Ranger X.

by Guy R. Maher


Redefining The Future

The story behind Bell Helicopter’s FCX-001 concept aircraft.

By Oliver Johnson


Normal Service Resumed?

CHC Helicopter has emerged from its Chapter 11 reorganization a very different company. What’s changed? and how will the industry respond to the new-look CHC?

By Oliver Johnson & Kenneth I. Swartz


In The Land Of Fire & Ice

How Nordurflug Helicopters overcame Iceland’s economic and operating challenges.

By Owen Peterson


Off & Running

How Start Pac became a saving grace for pilots with drained aircraft batteries.

By Ben Forrest


Flight For Life: Anatomy of an Accident

Understanding the fatal 2015 Flight for LIfe helicopter crash.

by Elan Head


Degrees Of Flight

The University of North Dakota offers student pilots the ability to earn a degree alongside their pilot ratings.

By Jen Boyer

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