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 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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
RWS 94 – News Helicopter Ops Over Los Angeles with Larry Welk
Electronic news gathering or ENG is the term that those in the helicopter news corner of the industry use to capture their operations. As a platform to provide real time on-scene video at short notice over a city nothing so far beats a helicopter. As consumers of news media we have become pretty accustomed … Continue reading "RWS 94 – News Helicopter Ops Over Los Angeles with Larry Welk"
As a new pilot, it is very helpful to listen in on these candid conversations and shop talk. Thank you for the great content!
rws-91 could use some sound engineering. guest being interviewed is echoing like he’s across the room from his microphone. even worse his volume is much lower than the interviewer (who is also fairly quiet). At full volume on headphones I managed to follow some of the conversation. if you listen to podcasts in a car, don’t bother.
Not a pilot
But still great content and applicable to all people who enjoy flying helicopters or just being around the stories. This is a must listen