• The Collective

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

  • Customers

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

  • The Collective

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

  • Customers

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

  • The Collective

PCADS: The Evolution Of Airborne Firefighting

Whether you believe that man-made climate change, insect infestations killing millions of trees, or rampant real estate development in wilderness areas are having an impact on wildfires, the facts are indisputable. Fire seasons are lasting longer, wildfires are becoming more numerous and more massive, and more forests (and communities) are being reduced to ashes by so-called mega-fires, blazes which burn at least 100,000 acres.

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Michael Archer

Posted: June 22, 2018

  • Product

What's Your Status?

Sit in on development or strategy meeting at TracPlus, and you’ll hear the same comment again and again - “it’s not about dots on a map, it’s about the mission.”

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Chris Hinch

Posted: June 18, 2018

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Seeing Through Darkness — The Role of NVG in Nighttime Firefighting

Have you wondered how operators came to use NVG to fight fires? Or are you an operator who is interested in integrating NVG into your business? Our Ebook identifies the benefits and the costs of using this incredible technology in the cockpit.