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Night Vision Goggles Bringing Wildfires Into Focus - Part 2

A number of fire agencies use Night Vision Goggles (NVG) for wildland firefighting. Nowhere has this been truer than in Southern California. In this second instalment, helicopter pilots detail their history and experience with NVG over the years.

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Michael Archer

Posted: September 19, 2018

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It beats working for a living — Richard Mills on passion and purpose

Richard Mills is one of New Zealand’s most seasoned helicopter pilots. With over 40 years of international flying experience, he’s flown in some of the most challenging parts of the world. Having lead a hugely colourful career, Millsy is now back home managing Heliworks Queenstown Helicopters alongside Sir Richard Hayes. This dynamic duo run one of the most diverse Helicopter companies in New Zealand, encountering some of the most rewarding and challenging parts of the job.

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Rosa Anderson - Jones

Posted: July 9, 2018

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A Chick In The Cockpit - An interview with Erika Armstrong

Erika Armstrong is an international corporate and airline pilot/captain, published author, editor and writer for seven national aviation magazines, Aviation Professor at MSU Denver, and Director of Instructional Design for Advanced Aircrew Academy.

During her twenty-five years in aviation, she’s worked in all aspects of the industry. From the friendly front desk CSR of a busy FBO to the captain's seat of a Boeing 727-200, she’s experienced everything in between. Passionate about the aviation industry, Erika shares her hugely experienced, honest and good-humoured perspective on the industry.

Meet The Chick in The Cockpit.

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Rosa Anderson - Jones

Posted: July 2, 2018

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Great Communication Begins With Connection — Interoperability In First Response Situations

When disaster strikes, law enforcement and disaster-relief agencies rely on the ability to access shared information to understand crises and make life-saving decisions. Information and communication technologies play a vital role in coordinating crisis responses between discrete services, agencies, organisations and volunteers. But there is still a way to go.

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Trevor McIntrye

Posted: June 29, 2018

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Mission possible: Uplifting the spirit of others

Pilots are masters of their own destiny in the sky, and this freethinking personality often transcends into other facets of their lives. Pilot Peter Davies, of The Northland Emergency Services Trust, is no exception, crafting a path that combines his love of helping people with flying.

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Rosa Anderson - Jones

Posted: June 27, 2018

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Stephen Pope - The Airborne Author

Stephen Pope lives and breathes aviation — in every facet of his life, flying seems to sneak its way to the forefront. Editor-in-Chief of Flying Magazine and a commercial multi-engine, seaplane and instrument-rated pilot, Stephen certainly knows a thing or two about the world of aviation.

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Rosa Anderson - Jones

Posted: June 26, 2018

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