New Lutsen Gondola Drops into Place

The pilots leaned out each side window of the twin-engine Sikorsky S-61 helicopter watching the 8,000-pound hunk of metal swing below. It took about 30 seconds to set the tower, which by November will help hold a new gondola system into place. Workers from the...

Aerial Firefighters Meeting California Fire Emergency

The private aerial firefighting industry is engaging in an ongoing battle to contain some of the two-dozen wildfires currently burning throughout California, including the largest, most destructive Rocky Fire, which, as of August 5, has burned over 68,300 acres of Lake, Yolo, and Colusa Counties...

CHI Aviation Restores Power to the City of Jacksonville

Mike Jones made it all look easy Sunday morning. The CHI Aviation pilot deftly maneuvered the Sikorsky S61N heavy-lift helicopter ferrying an electrical transformer weighing slightly more than 7,000 pounds at the end of steel cable attached to the aircraft’s belly from its staging area at...

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Unmatched Capabilities at OTC 2014

We were excited to participate in the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), in Houston, Texas. We demonstrated how we’re paving the way to higher customer expectations with our unmatched capabilities in Search and Rescue (SAR), Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS), and On/Offshore Oil & Gas...

CHI in Vertical Magazine as SAR Leader

In among the giants of the offshore transport industry in the Gulf of Mexico, there’s one operator that fulfills a unique and vital role with just two aircraft. That company is CHI Aviation, and that vital role is to provide 24/7 contract and ad hoc...

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