Helicopter Association International (HAI) has revealed the winners of its Salute to Excellence Awards. Those honored include, among others, the crews who mounted the largest marine helicopter rescue and one of the world’s foremost experts on rotor blade maintenance. [Read more…]
The Helicopter Association International (HAI) is accepting nominations for its 2015 Salute to Excellence Awards, effective immediately. The awards will be presented during HAI HELI-EXPO 2015 on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Orlando, Florida.
By MATTHEW ZUCCARO
Haven’t you heard? Pilots are no longer required, at least not on board the aircraft. Welcome to the world of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
No pilots? Is nothing sacred anymore? I remember my first flights as pilot in command in both a helicopter and an airplane. It was me and the aircraft against the laws of nature. I was not overseeing flight management systems — I strapped on the aircraft, and it became part of me.