newsJuly 23, 2021SB>1 Defiant lifts weight of mobile rocket launcher training load

The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 Defiant prototype helicopter lifted an external load representing a tracked guided rocket launcher.

newsJuly 22, 2021U.S. Air Force cancels obstacle avoidance sensor for CSAR helicopters

The U.S. Air Force is quietly cancelling a program to equip rescue helicopters with systems that could help pilots avoid potentially fatal obstacles and land safely when they cannot see the ground.

featuresJuly 22, 2021Power Rangers: Flying with Western Power Distribution’s Helicopter Unit

Patrolling the U.K.’s electricity infrastructure from the air is the only way to stop a minor fault becoming a major blackout, but flying so close to the wires and poles requires a steady hand and trust in the team.

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The Airborne Public Safety Association’s APSCON 2021 is happening this week in New Orleans! Thanks to Tim Pruitt for sharing these fantastic photos of some of the arrivals at the show. ... See MoreSee Less
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Big milestone for Joby Aviation, which has flown its fully electric air taxi prototype over 150 miles on a single charge. Find full details at our sister publication eVTOL.com! ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to last week’s photo contest winner, Instagram user @fly.guy36! Here’s our next round of finalists; to vote, just “like” your favorite by Monday, July 26.Our weekly winners appear in our Vertical Daily email newsletter, your best way to stay on top of helicopter industry news. Sign up for it at verticalmag.com/subscribe ... See MoreSee Less
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New video from Sikorsky and The Boeing Company shows the SB>1 Defiant helicopter lifting a 5,300-lb. training load during a test flight last week. It's the latest development milestone for the prototype, which exceeded 230 knots in level flight in May. ... See MoreSee Less
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Go behind the scenes with Western Power Distribution's helicopter unit, which is responsible for patrolling the UK’s electricity infrastructure from the air. 
Video by Lloyd Horgan ... See MoreSee Less
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