Vertical Heli-Expo Issue – Feb./March 2017 Digital Edition Now Available!

Fighting Fire with Fire

Cover Story:
Fighting Fire with Fire

 

The story behind Firehawk Helicopters — the first commercial operator of the Sikorsky Black Hawk.
By Dan Megna


Power People

Getting the Scoop

Robinson unveils the R66 Newscopter ­– a low-cost, turbine-powered offering for the electronic news gathering community.
By Skip Robinson


High On Adventure

High On Adventure

Platinum Helicopteros is carving out its own niche offering adventure tourism in Chile.
By Jen Boyer


Power People

Power People

How Pratt & Whitney Canada is developing the next generation of engines and customer support.
By Oliver Johnson


Recording Issues

Recording Issues

Why haven’t more helicopter operators embraced flight data monitoring?
By Elan Head


Investing In The Future

Investing In The Future

Cougar Helicopters builds for future business with its new C$43-million facility in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
By Oliver Johnson


The Shape Of Things To Come

The Shape Of Things To Come

We look at how 3D printing is finding a home in helicopter manufacturing.
By Howard Slutsken


Tethered Dragon

Tethered Dragon

What needs to happen for China to become a global fleet leader?
By Kenneth I. Swartz


Backcountry Rescue

Backcountry Rescue

Teton County Search and Rescue prepares to make its small screen debut in a new reality TV show.
By Jen Boyer


An Immersive Experience

An Immersive Experience

How a $16-million training center is bringing a new level of fidelity to Newfoundland operators’ sim training.
By Oliver Johnson


Time to Check the Forecast

Time to Check the Forecast

Discover the science behind aviation forecasting — and the tools you can use to get a better understanding of what to expect.
By Ed Brotak


Pursuing a Passion

Safety First

We take Robinson Helicopter’s Safety Course — and test out a new vortex ring state recovery technique.
by Guy R. Maher


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