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

Pablo Linares

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

Marco Iseli

2020, Austria. CMO in an aviation supplier / aviation development company. Snapshot while installing the Maximum Pilot View Kit for AS350/H125 helicopters of Swiss Rotor Services in Austria.

Christopher Lowery

SWAT medic and Pilot, pic taken during SWAT training, Southern Ohio.

Andrea Bernardi

AW139 I_WOOD Airgreen EMS Aosta 09-2019

Roy D. Rodriguez Jr.

This photo was taken in September, 2015 out of KRAL. MD500E N618SG. Private Pilot since 2012.

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


The crew prepares the helicopter for hangar. Photo taken on October 2019 in HEMS Base Gliwice (EPGL)

Cole Demorest

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

Near: High Level, AB, Canada


Heli Fishing Wyoming


Pilot refueling for another hard day of bucketing tomorrow.
Rainbow Lake, AB, Canada

Andrew Logan

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

Alicia Bulai

Kadavu, the Fiji Islands

Pete Rankin

The joy of sunrise

S. Robert Sliger

A proud aviator stands by his trusty steed, The US Army Aviation Heritage Foundation’s AH-1S Cobra during the 2013 Tico Warbird Airshow.

Derrick O’Brien

Bucks lake ca north complex fire
August 2020
Aerial fire support Llc owners
Brothers Derrick and Andrew O’Brien
Croman helicopters dipping out of our heli wells

Adam Gabay

Focused and above Malibu, California, the sunset is the best time to fly on the west coast. Everything glistens. And above the noise of life on the ground, there is only one thing that you can think about: the beauty

Marilyn Grubb

My husband and I were gifted a helicopter flight for our 50th anniversary. The flight was incredible; we flew to the nearby Canadian Rockies and on our way home we landed on a rocky river bed and toasted each other

Adam Gabay

To think that there are still unnamed waterfalls in our world. California is full of wonders to be discovered. Beyond Los Angeles, there are places that cars and hiking trails do not reach. Even in the year 2020, aviators are

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