Workhorse’s SureFly Hybrid Helicopter Passes the Hover Test

The Workhorse SureFly hybrid helicopter recently completed its first untethered flight at a facility on April 30th. The event was witnessed by Federal Aviation Administration officials and follows their approval of the aircraft for further testing in January of this year. The flight or hover lasted roughly 10 seconds and saw the aircraft get roughly 5 feet of air. Even …

Top 7 Heavy Lift Helicopters

The Top 7 Best Heavy Lift Helicopters in the Industry

When it comes to lifting, no vehicle or land-based crane can compete with the impressive abilities of helicopters. Helicopters can lift over 50 tons of payload, get the job done faster, place the materials precisely where they go and access remote locations to do it. Heavy Lift Helicopters have been the top choice for civilians, corporations, and military branches worldwide …

Uber Air Taxi Service For Dallas and Los Angeles Taking Off

Dallas, Texas and Los Angeles, California could soon be taken over by a proposed Uber air taxi service. Over a year ago, the major on-demand taxi service announced that Dallas would be the launch city for its new helicopter transport service, allowing clients to schedule pick up from around the city. Participants would have the ability to schedule flights from …

Hotels with Helipads: Get the Exclusive Resort Access that You Want!

Hotels with helipads are the epitome of luxury travel accommodation Whether you’re traveling for the purpose of leisure or business, there are a number of hotels and resorts located globally that offer exclusive access to private helipads. Providers can organize helicopter travel that enables you to arrive right outside luxury villas or hotels with helipads at which you have reserved …

Single Engine vs Twin Engine Helicopters: Which is the Best Option for You?

The question has always been there in the back of the minds of those looking to charter or purchase, which is better when you look at single engine vs twin engine helicopters? Both provide the lift you need, both have heavy-lifting capabilities, can carry multiple passengers and are some of the best options when it comes to accessing remote destinations …

The Helicopter Hire Industry could be Severely Impacted by a Pilot and Mechanic Shortage

According to a new study by the University of North Dakota, there will be a significant shortage of helicopter pilots and a huge decrease in the number of mechanics certified to maintain the aircraft. The study which was conducted in association with Helicopter Association International (HAI) and Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) has indicated that between now and the year 2036, …

How to Choose the Best Helicopter or Rotor Wing Aircraft for the Job?

How to choose the best helicopter or rotor wing aircraft for the job. When attempting to select the most proficient and cost effective helicopter to perform a specific mission or task, there are a number of options to consider. Decision making with regard to some of these elements require nothing more significant than relying on your personal taste or interest. …

Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion

Lockheed’s New King Stallion Helicopter In Preparation for Government Purchase

It now seems likely that the U.S. government will review and purchase a new helicopter, designed to transport heavy cargo on behalf of the Marine Corps, in a program said to be worth as much as $29 million dollars, from Lockheed Martin Corp. According to the same source, the helicopters will cost $144 million each, an additional 4 percent more …