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Excerpt: The Coast Guard's First Rescue

David Helvarg | Posted 08.26.2015 | Books
David Helvarg

The following is excerpted from my book: Rescue Warriors - The U.S. Coast Guard America's Forgotten Heroes (now in paperback). Friday, August 26, 20...

Surviving The Death Of My Parents

Melanie Stoecklein | Posted 08.24.2015 | Fifty
Melanie Stoecklein

On December 7, 2011, my parents took a scenic helicopter tour for their 25th wedding anniversary. Less than 15 minutes after takeoff, the helicopter c...

WHERE'S GUSTAVE? (pt. 2): 1908, 1909 and Gustave Whitehead

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 08.23.2015 | Books
Carroll F. Gray

Part 1 of 'Where's Gustave?' asks why Gustave Whitehead didn't appear in the press as "First to Fly" at critical times between his supposed "flight" in 1901 and 1928, on many occasions when he reasonably ought to have.

But When Did It Start?

Michael Putzel | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Michael Putzel

Within months, tens of thousands of U.S. forces were committed to battle on the ground and in the air. But by the time the Army joined the fight in substantial numbers, I was off active duty, in the Reserves and most of the way through my six-year military obligation.

Avalanches in Paradise: An Alaska Heli-Skiing Story

Max Gladwell | Posted 06.29.2015 | Travel
Max Gladwell

The helicopter buries its skids into a knife ridge no wider than a snowboard is long. This first attempt marks the landing zone high up in Alaska's Chilkat Range, north of Haines, Alaska, and not far from the Canadian border.

Evolution of Darwin From Thrill-Seeking to Thought-Provoking

Christine Negroni | Posted 04.26.2015 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Its no secret; Australia is a country infested with things that will kill you. Or as humorist and Australiaphile Bill Bryson put it, "If you are not stung or pronged to death in some unexpected manner, you may be fatally chomped by sharks or crocodiles."

Stopping Ebola by Land, Water and Air

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Speed is paramount in our response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa as we continue to be vigilant in the fight to extinguish Ebola. The faster we get to communities with suspected cases, the faster we protect the people there.

Michael Calderone

NBC's Brian Williams Admits He Wasn't On Helicopter Forced Down In Iraq

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.05.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams said Wednesday that he had not been aboard a helicopter that was struck and forced down in Iraq i...

Selling an Item 'As Is' Does Not Eliminate All Responsibility

Brad Reid | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

Courts frequently state that "sold as is" only draws the buyer's attention to the quality of the goods and not to ownership issues.

When Falling in Love Means Flying Into Fear

Oral Fixation | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Oral Fixation

I married a man whose obsession with flying machines began in elementary school with radio-controlled planes and helicopters. He eventually graduated to full-size planes and a career in aviation, but when we met 20 years ago in Louisville, Kentucky, he was a biomedical engineer with a yen to fly.

Australian Adventurer Illustrates Flying's Glorious Contradictions

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.16.2014 | Books
Christine Negroni

The role of adventurers in aviation was very much on my mind while reading Dick Smith's thrill-a-page book, The Earth Beneath Me, the story of his solo helicopter flight from Fort Worth, Texas to Sydney, Australia in 1982.

My Morning With Nixon

Jerelle Kraus | Posted 10.25.2014 | Arts
Jerelle Kraus

In 1983, I entered my New York Times office to a ringing telephone. "This is Ray Price, President Nixon's press secretary. He wants to speak to you." Then came the unmistakable voice

Guy Dresses Up as Kung Fu Panda to Propose

Michele Velazquez | Posted 09.27.2014 | Weddings
Michele Velazquez

What would Doug do to get AnhDao to agree to marry him? Make himself disappear during a lunch date using a staged photo booth? Yes! Dress up as Kung Fu Panda and dance in a flash mob? Of course! Put his girlfriend on a helicopter and wait for her arrival on a skyscraper? No problem.

Helicopter Team Makes Daring Rescue Of Hiker Stuck On Steep Mountain Cliff

Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.09.2014 | Good News

A stunning video from the Snohomish County helicopter rescue team captures their incredible work during a successful rescue of a hiker found clinging ...

Confessions of a (Reformed) Helicopter Mom

Christine French Cully | Posted 09.07.2014 | Parents
Christine French Cully

Last weekend, my husband and I were totally flummoxed by a robin who crashed into our dining room window over and over again. We were desperate to hel...

World Cup Photo Diary: Visit to El Cristo

Raul de Molina | Posted 08.31.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

I had the most amazing experience over the weekend -- we took a helicopter tour of El Cristo. The views were fantastic and it's a part of the trip I w...

Why the Pentagon Is Against Sanctions on Russian Arms Exporter

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

Global demands and realities weaken the ineffective U.S. sanctions against Russia while Washington needs Moscow's cooperation on Afghanistan.

Heli-Skiing Is the Best Drug I Have Ever Taken

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

Maybe it's the altitude, but heli-skiing is like the best drug I have never taken, and it's certainly as addictive. I want to go back again and again. And it's probably the most dangerous and expensive drug I have ever tried, as well. This is not a sport for sane people.

10 Safari Resolutions for 2014

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

We had our holiday party the other day, and after a "few" glasses of wine, we tried to come up with a safari experiences "bucket list."

WATCH: Ever Wondered What A Helicopter Looks Like Playing Hockey?

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green

We're sure like almost everyone on the planet, at some point you've wished that you could watch a helicopter 'playing hockey' on a frozen lake. Sadly,...

Toronto: Dining and Daytrippin' Around the International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.19.2013 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Thousand of film lovers travel to Toronto every year to witness the latest crop of Oscar®-caliber films at the Toronto International Film Festival. In between screening compelling dramas attendees find time to eat at trendy restaurants, sightsee and reside in conveniently located hotels.

The Grand Canyon Three Ways: Mules, Helicopters and Bicycles

The GypsyNesters | Posted 11.17.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

There are precious few things in life that combine breathtaking scenery, hysterical antics and outright fear. We figured that straddling a cliff-clinging beast of burden would certainly do the trick.

3 Rescued After Helicopter Downed On Alaskan Volcano

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green

-- Two researchers and their pilot have been rescued from a remote Alaska volcano after freezing rain left thick ice on their helicopter. Alaska Sta...

WATCH: Helicopter Pilot Fights Fire With... Swimming Pool

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.23.2013 | Weird News

When you're fighting fire, you use whatever tools you have available. Which is exactly what one quick-thinking helicopter pilot does when he runs out ...

Air Ambulance Pilot Texting Leads to Disaster

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.10.2013 | Crime
Christine Negroni

The pilot of an emergency medical helicopter was text messaging before and during the flight that ended in disaster near an airport in Mosby, Mo. in 2011.