V16I1 - Vertical February/March - Heli-Expo 2017 Issue
COVER STORY: Fighting Fire with Fire
The story behind Firehawk Helicopters — the first commercial operator of the Sikorsky Black Hawk.
Getting the Scoop
Robinson unveils the R66 Newscopter — a low-cost, turbine-powered offering for the electronic news gathering community.
High On Adventure
Platinum Helicopteros is carving out its own niche offering adventure tourism in Chile.
How Pratt & Whitney Canada is developing the next generation of engines and customer support.
Why haven’t more helicopter operators embraced flight data monitoring?
Investing In The Future
Cougar Helicopters builds for future business with its new C$43-million facility in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
The Shape Of Things To Come
We look at how 3D printing is finding a home in helicopter manufacturing.
What needs to happen for China to become a global fleet leader?
Teton County Search and Rescue prepares to make its small screen debut in a new reality TV show.
An Immersive Experience
How a $16-million training center is bringing a new level of fidelity to Newfoundland operators’ sim training.
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.
We take Robinson Helicopter’s Safety Course — and test out a new vortex ring state recovery technique.