Highway turned runway: U.S. Air Force, Army crews land on Wyoming highways

U.S. Air Force crews often find themselves landing in unusual places — from dirt strips in a variety of countries to austere landing zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. For crews with the 15th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida, their landing zone on April 30 and May 2 happened to be a highway.

By Senior Airman Natalie Fiorilli | May 11, 2023


The Hangar Z Podcast: How to Helicopter with Faith Ortega

In episode 82 of The Hangar Z Podcast, Faith Ortega talks about earning her airframe and powerplant certification through Southern Illinois University, the differences in working in the ENG and HEMS industry, and efforts in recruiting the next generation.

By Vertical Mag | May 8, 2023
Wildfire forecast for 2023

As temperatures warm with the approach of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, another wildfire season is upon us. Time for a look at the forecast weather conditions and wildfire risk for the coming months.

By Ed Brotak | May 8, 2023
Bristow CEO: Offshore entering multi-year growth cycle

The offshore energy services market is “in the early innings of a multi-year growth cycle,” according to Bristow president and CEO Chris Bradshaw — but he cautioned that this won’t be reflected in a glut of new aircraft orders in the short term.

By Oliver Johnson | May 5, 2023
P&WC: ‘huge positivity’ in rotorcraft market

Pratt & Whitney Canada is reporting “huge positivity” in the rotorcraft market in 2023, as it works to ease the impact of supply chain bottlenecks for its customers in a booming market.

By Oliver Johnson | May 1, 2023