Helicopters/Drones in the Military

Photos in this category pay tribute to the aircraft and aviators serving their countries.

People and Their Helicopters/DronesHelicopter/Drone Digitally Enhanced PhotosHelicopters/Drones at WorkHelping Hands & Helicopters During COVID-19

The ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest is now closed to new entries. Please return on Jan. 5, 2021, when we will announce this year’s winning photographs, which will also be featured in the Q1 2021 ROTOR magazine and at HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 in New Orleans! In the meantime, please select a category below to browse the contest entries and pick your favorites.


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James Statnick

05 OCT 2019 Wright Army Airfield (Fort Stewart) Savanah Ga. My unit being picked up from ANNUAL TRAINING EXCERCISE.

Andrea Ehrl

We took this photo in April 2019 in front of our company premises here in Germany. The company I am working for is Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH. We design and manufacture training devices and full flight simulators for rotary

Tomasz Swędzioł

Departure from EPWA after night event called Night at Institute of Aviation.

Filip Modrzejewski

Polish Navy Mi-14 in Search and Rescue variant during training with SAR boats in the area of Baltic Sea – training of hoist exercise and ground cooperation is very important for SAR operations in the Baltic Sea.

Ryan Grothe

Marine Corps doing training over San Diego back in May 0f 2020. Flying over North County

Jack Knutson

Northern Idaho, Summer 2017. Private Pilot.

Russell Pace

I took this shot on Camp Alvarado in Kabul, Afghanistan several months ago. It is a CH46E Sea Knight Helicopter one of nine we use to support the Department of State and U.S. Embassy. I started with helicopters back in

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Photo taken by MAJ Jordan Boyd, Texas National Guard helicopter pilot, Grand Prairie, TX as the sun sets on the Army National Guard Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters.

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A Colombian Air Force AH-60L Arpía IV attack helicopter belonging to the ‘Arpía 51’ demo team firing flares and performing an aerial maneuver as a part of a demonstration flight in an Air Show. Colombian Air Force is the only

Filip Modrzejewski

Polish Navy Mi-14s flying during a training sortie above Baltic Sea. These are the core helicopters in Poland to perform seaside patrols as well as training in submarine detection – despite being old and unique, these are great aircraft to

Jack Knutson

Sulfur Creek Ranch, Idaho. August 2020. Private Pilot and UH-60 mechanic.

Aaron May

Afghan Air Force MD-530F1 flown by US Advisors in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Peļņa Uldis

Latvian Border Guard Aviation unit during patrolling near Russian border. I am continuing airworthiness engineer on commercial aircraft, general aviation aircraft and helicopters.

Peļņa Uldis

Latvian Airforce after returning from missing during rainy weather. I am continuing airworthiness engineer on commercial aircraft, general aviation aircraft and helicopters.

Peļņa Uldis

US air force leaving aviation show in Latvia, Rēzekne. I am continuing airworthiness engineer on commercial aircraft, general aviation aircraft and helicopters.

Tomas Ortiz

Where: Arequipa, Perú
I took this photo on a sunny day during the training with Special forces.
I am a Captain in the Air Force, I have flown the following aircraft: Cessna T-41D, Zlin Z-242L, Schweizer S-300C, Bolkow BO-105LS, Robinson

Cindy Maier

MH-6 taken at a promotion party on Ft. Campbell Ky. I worked for the 160th for 24 years as avionics/GM civilian. My husband, CW5 Karl Maier (ret) Flew these.

Reese Futrell

Military pilot. Photos taken at deployed locations.

Chris Baur

HH65A Cutter Landing North Atlantic

Austin Reas

A Lake County Sheriff Bell UH-1H water drop pass at Freedom Fest 2019 Goshen, Indiana.

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