The 2009 fire season, from a helicopter operator point of view, has been a good one for those in the western regions of North America.
REGROUP & REFOCUS
Maryland Stat e Police Aviation Command is redefining and re-inventing itself after a rare tragic accident late last year.
One operator's integration of high-tech, SMS-related systems is ta king the as 350B3 to a new level.
PART 135 "LITE"
The changes to FAR Part 91 have far –reaching consequences for many small operators, but compliance is still not nearly as complicated as gaining Part 135 certification.
THE AUTOMATIC ACCIDENT
Flying single-pilot IFR when you don't understand the workings or limitations of an autopilot can spell disaster.
HELICOPTER EXPRESS: AN IMAGE OF SUCCESS
Helicopter Express's strategy of always investing in new equipment has helped set it apart from its competitors.
DOING IT IN THE COLD
Operators in cold climates face considerable challenges when trying to ensure their helicopters will continue to work when things get frigid.