December 2016 Collective Magazine Online Edition Out Now

Collective Magazine December 2016 for web

Close out the year with the December 2016 online edition of Collective Magazine.

Collective Magazine December 2016 Issue

Stories in the December 2016 online edition:

FLYING TUNANailing the landing, not the deck

In the cover story for December, take a look at the complexities of landing a helicopter on a moving vessel, as told by pilot Michael Rocks-Macqueen, a pilot currently working the tuna-rich seas of the South Pacific. Rocks-Macqueen explains some of the considerations involved in shipboard landings performed on a moving vessel, in sometimes inhospitable conditions. [Read more]

AIRBUS H13520 years of making a difference

The iconic Airbus Helicopters H135 started life as what was thought only to be a technology demonstrator for Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB), starting life as the BO-108 in the 1980’s. What was to follow, was the development of a helicopter synonymous with HEMS transportation and search and rescue over the next twenty years, twelve variations and numerous improvements that keep the H135 in high demand. [Read more]


In this three part series on dispelling misconstrued information that has become folklore in the helicopter industry, Matt Drummelsmith spells out the reasoning behind why certain roles in the helicopter industry require more flight hours and specific training to be insurable for in those roles and tells you how you can help make yourself more marketable to employers for the specific role you are applying for, sharing his insights on why you need all of these things. [Read more]

SQUADRON 849The last bastion of an old warrior

Many thought that the beginning of 2016 saw the end of the Sea King as Military search and rescue units around the United Kingdom handed over their life-saving duties to contract operations that will employ the giant Sikorsky S-92 in the search and rescue role, replacing the Sea Kings that had answered the call for more than 40 years. Squadron 849 is the last of the UK Military still using the Mk7 variant of the helicopter for a key role at home and abroad. [Read more]

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