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NASA Blueprint for the Future of US Aviation is Music to Our Ears By: Craig Rogers NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration) scientists and engineers have possibly done more to advance the aviation industry than any single other entity in preceding decades. The recently announced plans undertaken by NASA's aviation researchers look poised to extend their gigantic contributions to our industry. The engine...

Helicopter Careers There are many reasons that today’s pilots should feel excited to begin a career in the aviation industry. Recent helicopter flight training graduates are beginning their careers precisely at the moment that the industry has expanded to a point where demand for new pilots is at an all time high. The conditions that have created this situation are set to hold for at least the n...

Didier Delsalle Took The Eurocopter A-Star To The Limit Atop Mount Everest   Didier Delsalle made aviation history in 2005 when he became the first man to land a helicopter atop Mount Everest. It’s easy to forget that no one had even reached the top of the mountain before 1953, when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first ascended the peak. The feat has not gotten a whole lot easier in the meant...

Fixed-Wing Flight Instruction Careers The opportunities available to fixed-wing pilots have increased year to year over the last few years. There are fundamental changes going on at the global level that have led to an increase in the reliance upon the services that only fixed-wing pilots can offer. The demand for increasingly rapid turnaround on global communications and commerce has led to an environment that grea...

Didier Delsalle Took The Eurocopter A-Star To The Limit Atop Mount Everest By: Craig Rogers Didier Delsalle made aviation history in 2005 when he became the first man to land a helicopter atop Mount Everest. It’s easy to forget that no one had even reached the top of the mountain before 1953, when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first ascended the peak. The feat has not gotten a whole lot easi...

Emergency Medical Services Helicopter Careers The helicopter industry has been in a period of sustained growth for some time now. Industry analysts have encouraging news for the future. Growth has demonstrated itself to be sustainable into the coming five years, at least. The reason for all this growth is an expansion of the way that helicopters are used across a variety of industries. This has led to a huge boost in opportunities for ...

Professional Helicopter Pilot Skill Focus: Multitasking   Professional Helicopter Pilot Skill Focus: MultitaskingProfessional helicopter pilots are expected to hone their multitasking skills far above the already high standard which society demands of our screen-obsessed, always-on population. Even the simplest tasks in our regular lives require that we divide our attention to an increasingly fragmented point. We’re lucky o...

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The Importance of High-Altitude Flight Training   High-altitude flight training is an essential skill for the well-rounded pilot. There are many careers that demand high-altitude flight training due to the unpredictable conditions that pilots must be prepared to face when they perform certain jobs. For instance, firefighting pilots must be prepared to fly over high, mountainous terrain and other more demanding flight settings. Up...