It's time to crank the volume and tune in to Rotor Radio, the new semi-weekly podcast from the pages of Vertical Magazine to your headset.
Vertical, the helicopter industry's premier magazine, is launching Rotor Radio, a podcast featuring frontline, in-the-air, on-the-ground perspectives from helicopter industry leaders. The semi-weekly podcast will be available at www.verticalmag.com and coming soon to your favorite podcast platforms.
"Our editors meet a lot of interesting people who operate, fly and fix helicopters and a lot of what they have to say doesn't make into stories," said Vertical publisher Mike Reyno. "Now you can hear directly from pilots who fly the missions you read about in Vertical."
Complementing the storytelling Vertical and Vertical Valor present online and in print, Rotor Radio will focus on first-hand accounts of challenging missions, the art of flying rotorcraft, in-depth industry analyses and news reporting.
Listen for conversations with influential industry insiders like helicopter aerobatic pilot Aaron Fitzgerald, the test pilots flying the U.S. Army's futuristic helicopter prototypes, military officers, CEOs and others.
Dan Parsons, editor of Vertical Valor, will host the podcast with regular participation by other Vertical editors and contributors. To suggest topics for future podcasts, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episode 1: Doing Flips in a Helicopter with Aaron Fitzgerald
Aaron Fitzgerald has been flying "mostly full-time" for movies, sportscasting and television for 20 years. He has been a camera pilot and aerial coordinator for some spectacularly complex live events, and as a pilot for the Flying Bulls is one of only a handful of people on earth qualified to perform helicopter aerobatics. He talked with Rotor Radio about growing up watching helicopters fight fires over his boyhood home of Wenatchee, Washington, flying for Hollywood and pulling flips in a Bo.105 above the Statue of Liberty. Scroll down for some photos of Fitzgerald's exploits while you listen.