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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.

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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 90 – Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) with Andrew Boniface

    RWS 90 – Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) with Andrew Boniface

    The pace of consumer electronics development far outstrips that of aviation equipment and helicopter installed functionality. Electronic Flight Bags are becoming a fixture in cockpits throughout the industry. For about AUD$799 in 2020 you can bring a range of features with you into any legacy aircraft that would have previously either been impossible or would … Continue reading "RWS 90 – Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) with Andrew Boniface"

    • 1 hr 22 min
    RWS 89 – Night Aerial Firefighting 2020 Update with Richard Butterworth

    RWS 89 – Night Aerial Firefighting 2020 Update with Richard Butterworth

    We first looked at night aerial firefighting in episode 65 when the capability had just finished the first trials in Australia. Now with two more fire seasons of experience fighting fires at night, Richard Butterworth is back to give an update on the continuing road map and what as been achieved so far.  Richard Butterworth … Continue reading "RWS 89 – Night Aerial Firefighting 2020 Update with Richard Butterworth"

    • 39 min
    RWS 88 – First Solo Flights with Peter Holstein

    RWS 88 – First Solo Flights with Peter Holstein

    Today’s topic is First Solo flights. If you are a student getting ready for your first helicopter solo this is the episode that you want to hear.If you are an instructor sending students solo then you will also definitely want to listen to this one. For everyone else there are some good risk management considerations … Continue reading "RWS 88 – First Solo Flights with Peter Holstein"

    • 1 hr 22 min
    RWS 87 – Search and Rescue at AMSA with Luke Brandley

    RWS 87 – Search and Rescue at AMSA with Luke Brandley

    We spend a lot of time training for emergencies in the air but how much do you know about what happens next or what kicks into gear if you go missing? Luke Brandley is an ex-Huey pilot now working as a Senior Search and Rescue Officer with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). He and … Continue reading "RWS 87 – Search and Rescue at AMSA with Luke Brandley"

    • 49 min
    RWS 86 – Going for Height and Film Flying with Fred North

    RWS 86 – Going for Height and Film Flying with Fred North

    Even if you are not an avid movie goer it is still very likely that you have seen some of Fred North’s work. Fred has been involved in many of the largest Hollywood Blockbusters in recent times either flying helicopter stunts or providing the aerial filming platform. There is a lot that goes into setting … Continue reading "RWS 86 – Going for Height and Film Flying with Fred North"

    • 56 min
    RWS 85 – Buying a Helicopter with Stephen Boyce

    RWS 85 – Buying a Helicopter with Stephen Boyce

    In the market for a helicopter or just want to know some of the ins and outs of the process? Stephen Boyce has been working in helicopter sales since 2011 and flying them since 1994. Helicopters are high cost purchases and almost always a case of buyer beware. Should you buy new or used? How … Continue reading "RWS 85 – Buying a Helicopter with Stephen Boyce"

    • 1 hr 14 min

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