Categories for Helicopter Company

Reasons You Need a Sturdy Hangar for Your Helicopter

January 10, 2019 Leave your thoughts

High-quality hangars are one of the best investments you can make for the long-term safety and quality of your helicopter. Pre-engineered steel helicopter hangars are the best type of building system to guard your helicopters and other aircraft. Here are just a few reasons from a helicopter company in Montana regarding why you should make the investment in a high-quality hangar: Plenty of space: You’ll find some very large prefabricated steel hangars on the market, some of which are able to give you unobstructed space up to 300 feet wide. You need a lot of clear space in a hangar,... View Article

A Guide to Helicopter Performance Factors

December 27, 2018 Leave your thoughts

The performance of any helicopter primarily depends on several factors: the weight of the helicopter, the wind in the area and the density altitude. While the weight of the helicopter and the wind in the area are self-explanatory in terms of how it affects performance, what is meant by “density altitude,” and how does it affect performance? Here’s some information from a helicopter company in Montana. The concept of density altitude Air density can have a significant effect on the helicopter’s performance. The greater the density of the air, the greater the rotor efficiency, engine power output and aerodynamic lift... View Article

Understanding the Basics of Helicopter Safety

November 26, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Riding in a helicopter can be an exhilarating experience, but it can also be extremely dangerous if you’re not sufficiently prepared. Both pilots and passengers need to take helicopter safety seriously—otherwise, one or more people could end up getting hurt, or even killed. Each helicopter company in Montana may have different rules they deliver to their passengers, but the basics are almost always the same across the entire industry. Rule #1 Just like you must listen to a safety briefing when flying on a commercial airplane, you need to listen to your pilot before your charter or tour flight in... View Article

Why Helicopters Are Great for First Responders

October 7, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Helicopters are widely used in a variety of industries and fields. News stations, for example, almost always have an “eye in the sky” to keep an eye on traffic or developing news situations in their areas. They are a staple of multiple branches of the military, are often used in work in stringing up new power lines and are frequently used for tourism. Helicopters are also ideal tools for first responders, for a variety of reasons. The movie San Andreas, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, provided what was a bit of an over-dramatized look at the kind of work first... View Article

Preparing for Your First Helicopter Position

September 23, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Most insurance companies require you to have at least 500 hours of experience before they’ll start providing coverage to helicopter pilots, so it can be a little bit of a challenge to actually start regularly getting into the cockpit. You might also find it challenging to get a hold of senior chief pilots who will have the time to take you under their wing and give you some instruction about what you can do to actually get behind the controls. Eventually, though, you’re going to get your first helicopter position, and when you’ve got it, it’s important you’re prepared for... View Article