Flying Wildlife with Jim Wortham

Conservation and the Role of Pilot Biologists 

In the lower 48 of the United States, there are 11 pilots with a particular combination of skills. Not only are they required to have an advanced degree in the sciences, but they are required to have a…

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A Story of Survival in a Northern Wilderness

There are few places left in the world like the Northwest Territories. Stretching up past the arctic circle, it’s a Canadian province with a small population of 42,800. Yet, it reaches out to an area of 532,643 square miles. It draws in those who want…

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Spidertracks and the Silver Spitfire - Circumnavigating the Globe on a World-First Journey

On October 24th, 1943, the MJ271 Spitfire began her life and journey, and flew over 50 missions during World War II, with pilots originating from Australia, Canada, Norway, Trinidad and the United Kingdom. On August 5th, 2019, almost eight decades…

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Taking to the Skies with Hillsboro Heli Academy

In 1980, Hillsboro Helicopters had one Robinson R22 to their name. Fast forward 20 or so years, and Hillsboro Heli Academy (HHA) now houses an impressive fleet, comprising of 19 x R44s and two R22s.

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Product Update - November 2019

Whether you're heading into the summer months, or bracing yourself for a winter chill, we're seeing seasonal change across the globe. To help you navigate the conditions, you'll find some great new updates for Spidertracks' weather overlays now in…

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5 Practical Tips on Building a Strong Safety Management System (SMS) for Your Aviation Business

We recently released an eBook called Safety Management 101, in which we explored the different aspects of safety management in aviation — from Safety Management Systems (SMS) to meeting upcoming SMS mandates. Now, we’re excited to provide our…

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How A Fleet of Aircraft Keeps The Florida Keys Inhabitable

The Florida Keys are made up of 1700 islands off the southernmost tip of Florida that curves between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Just above the Caribbean, they spread across 120 miles of teal blue waters and have an average temperature…

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Spitfires, Choppers, and Castles: Dan Mercer's Incredible Round-Britain Flight

Fanging it just 20m above the sea’s surface in a Spitfire, and travelling at a cool 250knots doesn’t really rate as responsible flying. Doing it through The Needles on the Isle of Wight? That is exactly what Dan Mercer did.

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Ready for the fire season?

Last month, July broke its own 140-year old record. According to NOAA’s dataset records, which date back to 1880, the global land and ocean surface temperatures were 1.71°F above average, making it the warmest month to date. Since June, the Copernicus…

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Don’t Get Caught Under The Canadian Thunder

Flying in the backblocks of Canada has its challenges. She’s a big country, Canada, with big weather to match. Alfred D'Mello, OGL Engineering’s Ops Manager, says they often deal with 20 °C (68 °F) fluctuations throughout the day.

Alberta, known for…

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