BEST LAID PLANS
The untold story of Louisiana’s Hurricane Katrina rescues and how the region now prepares its helicopter assets for critical emergencies.
A FOCUS ON TOMORROW
Gemini Helicopters’ focus on long-term success, rather than short-term gain, has allowed it to carve out a very successful operational niche.
ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES
Though it took longer than expected, the all-new Bell 429 looks to be well worth the wait — for Bell and its customers.
MAINTAINING THE APPROACH
Although special helicopter GPS approaches are a boon to the industry, especially the HEMS sector, properly maintaining them still causes concern.
Capturing the “on track” action of the Red Bull Air Races takes the daring, precision and vision of pilot Jürg Fleischmann and camera operator Bas Vandenbranden.
WHEN AIR & WATER MIX
Super Boat racing depends on helicopters to keep events running smoothly — for both safety and spectator coverage.
As confusing and problematic as airworthiness directives can be, there are ways to ensure you are in compliance with these key aviation laws.