Non-classical logic

March 13, 2007 - 7:41am

The helicopter industry as a whole is as healthy as it has ever been, at a time when the retirements of Vietnam-era pilots and mechanics are causing a shortage of qualified personnel.

HAI president Matt Zuccaro said the situation has not reached the crisis level yet, but he added that the shortage is being felt by operators who are having trouble filling the seats of their helicopters with qualified pilots.

November 1, 2006 - 4:13am

Like beauty, the fine points of international flying can be in the eyes of the beholder. Although the destinations may vary, the best answers to mission-related problems for any operator emerge from good questions. They include:

• How experienced is the crew in the aircraft and with the destination?

• Will a trip planner be necessary or useful?

 
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