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November 17, 2020

Pilot Marco Gnos and his Bell 205A-1, operated by Summit Helicopters, departs Arizona’s Payson Airport (KPAN) after refueling to return to the Polles Fire, a wildfire burning about 11 miles west. A resident of Arizona, writer/photographer Mark Bennett documents that state’s busy fire season in a photo essay.

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August 16, 2020

On the Cover: Aviation photographer Dan Sweet (who also has a day job as HAI’s director of public relations and communications) photographed HAI Board of Directors Chair Stacy Sheard at the Fanatics hangar at Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL) on Jun. 8, 2020. An AW139 captain who flies corporate transport, Sheard is also an energetic networker with a passion for helping veterans and, well, just about anybody. She has a personal message to HAI members here, and her profile begins here.

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June 09, 2020

On the cover: Photographer Mark Bennett captured this S-76 C++ flying over the traffic on LA’s Interstate 405. The helicopter, piloted by Steve Gould (left) and copiloted by Adam Ferris, is part of Helinet’s aircraft management program, which currently oversees four aircraft.

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December 11, 2019

On the cover: Writer/photographer Mark Bennett photographed the Cirque Lodge EC130, piloted by Matt Hewlett, over the countryside near Orem, Utah. A substance abuse treatment center, Cirque Lodge uses helicopter rides as a tool to encourage its residents to begin recovery. Read more about how a helicopter ride can save a life in "One Flight at a Time."

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September 03, 2019

Photographer Sarah Jane Smith shot Jan Becker in front of a Bell 206B-3 in Marcoola, Queensland, Australia. The CEO of Becker Helicopters, Jan is also the chair of HAI for 2019–20. Read more about Jan’s multiple passions in her letter on p. 8 and in a profile beginning on p. 28. 

June 19, 2019

On the Cover: Writer/photographer Mark Bennett shot this Guimbal Cabri G2, piloted by CFIs Andrew Moffett (left) and Jesse Goff of the Middle Georgia State University School of Aviation. The school offers maintenance, flight, and air traffic control training, as well as other aviation two- and four-year degrees, in a collegiate setting in Eastman, Georgia. ROTOR editor Gina Kvitkovich profiles one of Georgia’s best-kept secrets.

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March 01, 2019

On the cover: Dan Sweet, HAI’s director of public relations and communications, set out to discover how the Robinson Helicopter Company captured top marks in customer service in a recent industry survey. While conducting interviews for the story that appears here, Dan shot Robinson’s test pilot Scot Woolums as he maneuvers a Robinson R66 through the skies above the Port of Long Beach in Southern California. 

Winter 2019 | Vol. 31 No. 4

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