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March 5, 2017

This year's Heli-Expo marks the largest event to date with all 1 million square feet of the Dallas Convention Center's exhibit hall sold out. Fork lifts and cranes darted around frantically as I navigated the construction of massive vendor booths.

March 4, 2017

The helipad at the convention center loading docks makes for a pretty tight landing zone.  Yet these pilots made landing here look easy with their controlled and precise approaches into the LZ.

February 13, 2017

Last week my company started a lease on a new (to us) helicopter, that my friend and coworker Stephen Boatwright and I were sent to Pennsylvania to pick up and fly home to Dallas for maintenance in preparation for its temporary home in Maine. Although the terrain along the way is some of the most boring you can find in the USA (there's a reason they are called fly over states... a better name would be sleep over states), I came armed with my Nikon D810 ready t...

February 8, 2017

As we are landing, the sun paints a golden glow over the turbine Pawnee tied down on the ramp out side of an ancient looking hangar. After landing we topped off on fuel and prepared the helicopter for an early morning departure to Dallas.

January 30, 2017

Agusta retained the skeletal system of the flight controls but completely replaced the brains of the system, trading out antiquated Vertical Gyros for two AHRS units, and the ancient 3 axis Sperry HELCIS II Flight Director with a brand new proprietary 4 axis dual autopilots.

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