Editorial: A New Journey Begins
July 18, 2007 By David Carr
Anybody can land and stop. It takes real talent to stop and land. Or so I was told in a Quebec City hotel during a Helicopters Association of Canada reception.
Anybody can land and stop. It takes real talent to stop and land. Or
so I was told in a Quebec City hotel during a Helicopters Association
of Canada reception. Thus began my initiation as editor of HELICOPTERS.
For the record, I have had the pleasure of covering aviation on and off
for the better part of 15 years, mostly for a string of British-based
trade publications. Occasionally for our sister publication, WINGS. For
a magazine junkie who has always been interested in the business of
aviation, it would appear I have landed the perfect job. It is
certainly going to be a challenging position, as Helicopters holds its
position as Canada’s rotary-wing authority by strengthening its
We’re still going to publish a full year of themed issues complete
with the popular directories that have been a ‘gotta have’ in the
Canadian helicopter community for more than 20 years.We are also adding
diversity to our coverage with more articles on key industry segments
in every issue, not just once or twice a year. As always, these reports
will be delivered by some of the most talented and best-connected
writers in Canadian aviation.
You will have already experienced a taste of what’s to come with the
inclusion of the first annual HELICOPTERS Magazine Supplier’s Profile
handbook in this issue. Here is a quick reference guide to some of the
biggest names in the rotary-wing industry. More innovations are on the
horizon, including the first Helicopter Business Issue and Annual
Operator Survey scheduled for the July/August/September issue.