People and Their Helicopters/Drones

Photos submitted in this category should show aircraft and the PEOPLE who love them.

Helicopter/Drone Digitally Enhanced PhotosHelicopters/Drones in the Military •  Helicopters/Drones at Work • Helping 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.


Contest Ended

Adam Gabay

A dream come true: to land at a winery. With permission from the vineyard owner in Paso Robles, we flew right in and looked back. We couldn’t believe the beauty of this landing spot.

Gavin Peters (photog..

This photo was taken at LifeSave’s hangar in Wichita, KS. Pictured is Assistant Chief Pilot, Emily Sanders with the Bell 407 she typically flies. Emily represents the thing we love to highlight most about LifeSave–our employees!

Andrew Logan

I am a photographer for SUU Aviation. The local sheriff was able to do some K-9 training in the Join used Bell 407

Ty Corley

This is a Bell 429 taken at dawn at Starspeeds base in UK, I have worked on helicopters for the last 32 years, military and civilian and now work as a Technical Advisor for JSSI

Simon Whiteley

Mountain top peak near Mesquite, NV. Water board crew needed to service a rain gauge. Normally the crew would have to hike over 3 hours uphill to reach the gauge hauling over 100lbs of equipment, this just shows how helicopters

Andrea Bernardi

AW139 I_WOOD Airgreen EMS Aosta 09-2019

Peļņa Uldis

Private owner of Robinson R-44, enjoying biggest lake in Latvia, Lubāna. I am continuing airworthiness engineer on commercial aircraft, general aviation aircraft and helicopters.

Adam Gabay

At the beginning of the 2020 pandemic, the only place to “be with others” and escape was in the sky. The most socially distanced activity possible. Here we landed in an empty lakebed north of Los Angeles; distanced yet enjoying

Marco Iseli

Austria, October 2020. CMO in aviation company. Composite specialist while installing the MPVK.

Cole Demorest

Fire Crew Leader arriving at a new fire and planning the next steps.

Near: High Level, AB, Canada

Andrew Logan

Here is our beloved Bell 206 at the Utah State Capital. I am a photographer for SUU Aviation

Chris Baur

Hughes R66 performing COPTER IFR AIRWAY Flight Inspection in West Virginia

Pablo Linares

Working in a Bell 212 Eagle Single during California fire season 2020

Peļņa Uldis

Latvian Border Guard Aviation unit special forces unit “Sigma” during exercise near Russian border. I am continuing airworthiness engineer on commercial aircraft, general aviation aircraft and helicopters.

Madison Galland

Photo taken in April of 2020 in Southern Utah. Im a rotorwing private pilot. It was my 20th anniversary singing to my wife:)

Matthew Adams

Hot refueling after a patient transport at our North fuel site for Memorial Hermann Life Flight in Houston, Texas. I am a flight paramedic for the program with 6 years total flight experience.

Marc Stanley

In my company’s hangar

Alicia Bulai

Mamanuca Islands, the Fiji Islands

James DeBry

This is a shot of one of our students and instructors getting back from a flight at our Cedar City location.

Julien Botella

Heli-basket operation with STH/RTE team and AS332

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