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Bell Helicopter: Behind the Scenes

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Featured, Rotary | 0 comments

When it comes to helicopters, the benchmark for excellence is Bell Helicopter: they've designed and built some of the most incredible choppers of all time.

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Born to Fly

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Featured, Rotary | 0 comments

For some, following the same career path as siblings or parents can be a daunting task. But for helicopter pilot Johanna Osborne, doing so was a natural progression.

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Nice Job if You Can Get It

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Featured, Rotary | 0 comments

Some helicopter pilots have found callings that not only support important missions, but also deliver a high level of personal fulfillment. AVIATOR takes a look at a few heli jobs that provide a unique and challenging application of flying skills.

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Navy Pilot

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Featured, Rotary | 0 comments

What does it take to be a Navy pilot? Derek Royal spoke to Lieutenant Tammielee Moffatt to find out.

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Air Ambulance

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Featured, Rotary, Uncategorized | 1 comment

In the early days, our equipment was fairly basic; we had aviation maps, a street directory and a compass. There were no mobile phones or GPS, the helicopter had no autopilots or stabilization and we would go into the mountains in all sorts of weather conditions and search for the injured person.

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CareFlight Pilot

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Featured, Rotary | 0 comments

Getting a gig as a CareFlight pilot is one of the plum jobs in the EMS industry.

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This Way to Your Approach

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Featured, Rotary | 0 comments

Welcome to the fast lane — now slow down!

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Rotary Run-Around

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in Featured, Rotary | 0 comments

During more than 50 years of painstaking research, historian Keith Meggs has been slaving away to preserve something of this country’s rich aviation history. This month, Keith takes a look at Australia’s embryonic rotary industry with the Fortescue Helicopter.

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What Keeps You Up at Night?

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Featured, Rotary | 0 comments

“So, tell me, on this helicopter stuff, what is the bottom line? You know – what is it that keeps you up at night?”

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Master Thy Environment

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Featured, Rotary | 0 comments

The helicopter pilot works in an amazing, ever-changing environment and requires a high level of concentration, ability and finesse.

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Topical Tropical Tips

Posted by on Sep 2, 2012 in Featured, Rotary | 0 comments

A recent spate of accidents in the treacherous rural conditions of South East Asia has once again thrown the spotlight on operating helicopters in tropical, mountainous terrain.

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On the Up and Up

Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 in Featured, Rotary | 1 comment

As many comedians have stated in the past, helicopters are relatively ugly machines, very complex in nature and, on the surface, have absolutely no business to fly. The reality is very different.

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Tilt Forward

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in Featured, Rotary | 0 comments

Nine years later here in Australia, noises are finally being made about the possible introduction of the first TiltRotor aircraft into our skies.

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The Harsh Reality of Helicopters

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in Rotary | 18 comments

Yes, this helicopter game, which so many of us fall passionately victim to, is a harsh mistress and a savage taskmaster.

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