Rotor Stories

AUGUST

Heather Howley: Owner of Independent Helicopters

[header 3] Q&A with Heather Howley [/header] Five years ago, Heather Howley decided to open Independent Helicopters, in Newburgh, NY. She recently opened a second location in Saratoga Springs. On top of owning her own company, Heather is Gold Seal Rated, Chief Helicopter pilot, with over 4500 hours of flight time. She also does power […]

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AUGUST

Robert Pinksten: 17 and two ratings

My name is Robert Pinksten and I’m a dual rated 17 year old pilot. I achieved my PPL Helicopter on my 17th birthday, and my PPL fixed wing just a short time after. I have always been in love with aviation, in particular helicopters. When I was 15, during my sophomore year in high school […]

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JULY

John Stonecipher: president of Guidance Aviation

[header 3]and Small Business Administration’s 2013 Person of the Year [/header] John Stonecipher, president of Guidance Aviation in Prescott, Arizona, was named the Person of the Year by the United States Small Business Administration in Washington, D.C. John Stonecipher grew up in Pasadena, CA. When he was a little boy, staring at Pasadena Police Department […]

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JUNE

Chuck Aaron: a Living Legend of Aviation

Chuck Aaron, Red Bull helicopter pilot, first flew a helicopter at age 20. When asked if he always knew he would fly helicopters for a living, he says that ever since he started to have dreams of flying on a magic carpet at around age 12, he knew that he would be a pilot. His […]

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JUNE

Louis-Claude Boudreault: Missions in the Arctic

In February 1983, helicopter pilot Mr. Louis-Claude Boudreault, left Abbotsford, British Columbia (Canada) for a five day trip heading to Pelly Bay (Akviligjuaq) and Resolute Bay as part of the Polar Continental Shelf Program. As defined by Natural Resources Canada, the Polar Continental Shelf Program (PCSP), established in 1958, assists scientists from around the world […]

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JUNE

Aaron Fitzgerald: President and CEO of Airborne Images, inc

Aaron Fitzgerald is the President and CEO of Airborne Images, inc.. He has been flying since 1994. Based in Los Angeles, CA, most of his work is in the Southern California area, but he does travel quite a bit to work to cater to clients’ needs. Last year, for example, he spent many weeks in […]

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JUNE

Daniel Backus: OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Helicopter Mechanic

Well first off, for operation security sake I will not be able to tell you where I work but I can tell you that I work on the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Helicopter as a mechanic. I work on the avionics and armament subsystems. Their are 3 weapons systems used on the aircraft. A 7 shot […]

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JUNE

Tyler Remieres: Longbow Apache Attack Helicopter Crew Chief

Hello, My name is Spc Tyler Remieres and I serve in the United States Army. I am an AH-64D Longbow Apache Attack Helicopter Crew Chief assigned to Bravo Company Paleriders out of 2-159th ARB Battalion under the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade. As an aviation unit, in Garrison, our sole purpose is to train like we […]

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JUNE

Gregory Taylor: Chopper Worx Pilot

Gregory Taylor is a helicopter pilot for the company Chopper Worx, located in South Africa. He shared more information about his work with ROTORNATION.  Chopper Worx is a helicopter air services company that specializes in aerial applications. With helicopter slinging operations as our core business, we are respected for our ability to exceed the expectations […]

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