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October 31, 2016

China to Expand Multimission Helicopter Operations the Maryland Way

With an estimated population of 1.4 billion in China, the nation’s local and provincial law…

October 31, 2016

Rotorcraft Summit Highlights Innovation

Mike Hirschberg with the rest of the “A Look Ahead” panel (top). The “‘Data Mining’…

December 01, 2013

Helicopters as Playground Equipment

It can be assured that the life of today’s helicopter pilot will take many interesting…

August 01, 2013

Another Groundhog Day

As this column is started, news reports of one more fatal EMS helicopter accident are…

April 01, 2013

Safety Watch: A Matter of Perspective

Most things that happen in helicopter aviation can be viewed from more than one perspective,…

February 01, 2013

Safety Watch: Multiple Levels of Safety

The conscientious helicopter pilot is almost always engaged in active accommodation of at least two…

August 01, 2012

Safety Goes Hand in Glove with Mission

Safety is not an entity in and itself. Pilots need to develop a healthy perspective…

March 01, 2012

Safety Watch: Achieving Experience

When I was 19 years old I knew everything. After all, I had a private…

February 01, 2012

Enhancing Safety and Professionalism

I had the pleasure of attending the Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) seminar in September…

June 01, 2013

Knot Tying, Then and Now

My father was a U.S. Navy hero in World War II, so at an early…