How to fine-tune your flying…

The New Year has flown by with the Australian International Airshow at Avalon and Heli Expo in Las Vegas one after the other, this year has started with a bang.  The new Autumn issue of Helinews is out now and packed full of industry news and special features including the winners of the Helinews Summer Photo Competition. The Autumn issue includes:

People Profile – A flair for flying: Helinews shares the cockpit with Brett Newman, CEO and chief flying instructor at Professional Helicopter Services, to learn some secrets about teaching old pilots new tricks.

Special: See the shots and meet the winners of the Helinews Summer Photo Competition judged by Olivia Page, photographer and author of Helicopter Hunting in Fiordland.

Mobel prize winners: Australian Helicopters has been participating in the Movember challenge for years to raise money and awareness of issues surrounding men’s health. Christina Hogarth catches up with the team that upped the ante by adding moustaches to their helicopter fleet.

History – the art of vertical reference flying: Trevor Stanley traces the origins of Direct Vertical Operational Control back to Wes Lemattta, founder of Columbia Helicopters, and discusses how this training that was once only available to a select few can now be learned through a long-line course.

A day in the life of a Pilbara pilot: Mike Reid takes us to the outback to witness the beauty, isolation and trials associated with flying in one of Australia’s most remote areas.

NH-90 enters Dutch service: The NHI NH-90NFH NATO frigate helicopter has taken over from its predecessor to enter No. 860 Squadron in the Dutch Air Force. René L. Uijthoven reports from The Netherlands.

Special Ops – South African fire-fighting: Fires have caused a huge dent in the South African economy, prompting the government to invest in fire training, prevention, and management services. Detlef Arlt reports on the program that has created thousands of jobs and helps keeps the fires at bay.

All this and more with industry news and our regular features, Rookie Corner with Helen Krasner, Instructing with Ron Newman, the Ask CASA column focusing on the new CASR parts and an update from Rob Rich on the happenings at the AHIA.

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