Shooting to Save


Summer has arrived and so has the new issue of Helinews Asia-Pacific.  The Summer edition of Helinews has all the regular features and more with special features including:
People Profile – Shooting to save: A one-on-one with Olivia Page, photographer and author of Helicopter Hunting in Fiordland, a book that captures the sights, sounds, and sensations of venison recovery in New Zealand.
NVG – Seeing the light: Hobart-based Rotor Lift has been a pioneer in the use of night vision goggles and in training pilots and aircrew in how to use them.  Martin Bass tries their state-of-the-art equipment and gets a new perspective.
Real Stories – Just kiddin’: Part of being a scenic pilot is getting asked the same old questions. In this story, Mike Reid turns the table on his passengers with a little in-flight entertainment.
Special interest – The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum: A tourist attraction with spaceships, helicopters, aeroplanes and waterslides and not just for the kids! Christina Hogarth takes a stopover to Portland, Oregon to visit this must-see museum.
Special Ops – Free from the ground: Atlas, the working group of the police special units of Europe, performs slick operations in dangerous situations. Detlef Arlt reports on the techniques and tactics of this highly-skilled collaboration.
Company profile – Coming on with a Composite Part II: The kit-built KC 518 Adventurer recently had its maiden flight. So what’s next for NZ Composite Helicopters? Jeffrey Decker revisits the team to check out what’s on the horizon.
In a new Helinews regular feature, CASA Section – Ask CASA, we catch up with the team at CASA as they answer some common questions on the auditing process.
And there are all the regulars including Rookie Corner with Helen Krasner, Instructing with Ron Newman, updates on the AHIA from Rob Rich and all the industry news and events with Rotorbeat.
Also, don’t miss out on your chance to win one of nine copies of The Last Great Southern Adventure: Helicopter Hunting in Fiordland by Olivia Page.  ‘People & Helicopters: Work or Pleasure’ – upload your best photo to the official Helinews Asia-Pacific Facebook page.  The best images are as judged by the author herself, you will win a copy of the book and be published in the Autumn 2013 issue of Helinews Asia-Pacific.
For more details and competition guidelines please see editorial on page 6 of the Summer issue or the Helinews Asia-Pacific Facebook page.  Competition closes 31 December 2012.
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