90 episodes

Capturing stories of helicopter pilots and crew from around the world. Find out about different helicopter career paths, pick up some tips and learn more about what life as helicopter aircrew has to offer.

Rotary Wing Show - Interviews from the Helicopter Industry Mick Cullen

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

Capturing stories of helicopter pilots and crew from around the world. Find out about different helicopter career paths, pick up some tips and learn more about what life as helicopter aircrew has to offer.

    RWS 100 – Degraded Visibility Training with Tyson Phillips and Andre Lavallee

    RWS 100 – Degraded Visibility Training with Tyson Phillips and Andre Lavallee

    Two US National Guard pilots are developing a new training tool to reduce the risk of and improve the fidelity of reduced visual environment training. IIMC, dust landings and white outs have all been the causes of both training mishaps and real world accidents and deaths. We talk about what it missing in the current … Continue reading "RWS 100 – Degraded Visibility Training with Tyson Phillips and Andre Lavallee"

    • 1 hr 17 min
    RWS 99 – Helicopter Flying in Iceland with Tryggvi Helgason

    RWS 99 – Helicopter Flying in Iceland with Tryggvi Helgason

    It is not unusual for helicopter pilots to take a winding route to before they end up with a career in the cockpit. Tryggvi worked as a baggage handler, in flight operations and as a quality auditor before taking on a flying job. Now he is flying for the Icelandic Coast Guard on missions as … Continue reading "RWS 99 – Helicopter Flying in Iceland with Tryggvi Helgason"

    • 42 min
    RWS 98 – Wrong Deck Landings and Approach Detection with Jon Davis

    RWS 98 – Wrong Deck Landings and Approach Detection with Jon Davis

    Before a helicopter approaches to an oil rig there are checks and safety procedures to be followed on the rig in preparation – the deck is cleared, cranes are moved out of the way and gas venting is stopped. When the landing rig is misidentified and an approach flown to the wrong landing deck the … Continue reading "RWS 98 – Wrong Deck Landings and Approach Detection with Jon Davis"

    • 40 min
    RWS 97 – A Possible Helicopter Career Plan B with Jerry Grayson

    RWS 97 – A Possible Helicopter Career Plan B with Jerry Grayson

    Jerry Grayson returns to the Rotary Wing Show with an update on his next adventure following a packed career in the cockpit as a SAR and film pilot. Now-a-days he keeps his feet on the ground but leverages his experience in the operation of drones – and he thinks it might be a good time … Continue reading "RWS 97 – A Possible Helicopter Career Plan B with Jerry Grayson"

    • 1 hr 24 min
    RWS 96 – What I’ve Been Doing for the Last 60 Years with Richard Howell

    RWS 96 – What I’ve Been Doing for the Last 60 Years with Richard Howell

    Richard (Rick) Howell started spinning spanners on aircraft in 1960 as a QANTAS apprentice. Since then he has flown all through Australia and PNG including a 29 year run as a pilot for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.  Rick and his twin brother John both started in aviation at the same time which presented a number … Continue reading "RWS 96 – What I’ve Been Doing for the Last 60 Years with Richard Howell"

    • 1 hr 14 min
    RWS 95 – Adventures in Helicopter Media with Elan Head

    RWS 95 – Adventures in Helicopter Media with Elan Head

    Working in the helicopter media part of the industry Elan Head gets to talk to a wide range of people and over time has had the opportunity to take the controls of a wide range of helicopters. This gives her a unique vantage point to talk about the many roles that helicopters perform and some … Continue reading "RWS 95 – Adventures in Helicopter Media with Elan Head"

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

OttoGB ,

Fantastic podcast for anyone in or interested in helicopters

Top class conversations and insights into the many corners of the helicopter industry. Love it!

Nascothornet ,

Brilliant rotary aviation show

Love everything helicopter and rotary. This is then for you. Some brilliant interviews that had me both laugh and cry. Thanks for producing a great programme

Wokka man ,

Great podcast!

Open and honest account of rotary ops around the globe. As an experienced UK military instructor, this podcast adds some new and interesting viewpoints and information on everything that helos can do. From low level night ops, to mountain flying, this podcast is of use to the rotary beginner all the way through to the frontline military pilots. Great work Mick!

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