Mario Pierobon is a safety management consultant and content producer. He writes extensively about aviation safety and has in-depth knowledge of the European aviation safety regulations on both fixed and rotary wing operations. His rotary wing expertise is concerned primarily with specialised operations and the operations requiring specific approval, such as HEMS, hoist operations and performance-based navigation.
The effects of altitude on helicopter rescue crews
Mario Pierobon asks how helicopter rescue organisations can mitigate the effects of high altitude on their crews, and explains that there’s more to it than just height above sea level.
The ever-increasing availability of night vision imaging systems onboard helicopters working in the civilian emergency services spectrum means more providers are starting to fly at night. There are, however, a…