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

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

Mohammad, Matin-Neja..

Photo shoot at work Boston MedFlight KBED

Chinook Helicopters

One of our instructors from Chinook Helicopters, Ray Curry, he has 40+ years of experience as a helicopter pilot. Ray has experience in drill moves, fire fighting, forestry, aerial seeding and hydro installations.


Heli Camping Moab UT

S. Robert Sliger

A US Army instructor waits patiently for his student under a TH-57. Shot at the Natchitoches Regional Airport in northwest Louisiana.

Oscar G. Bernardi

Rescue on Northern Italian Alps by Horus-2 EC145T2 of Babcock MCS Italia. Brescia EMS
September 2020

Trevor Riley

Sycamore Canyon, San Diego California. San Diego County Sheriffs office conducting fast rope training in confined areas with their Special Enforcement Detail (SWAT). Crew coordination between the jumpmaster and crew. 05-27-2020

Andrew Logan

I am a photographer for SUU Aviation. This is one of our amazing instructors checking our Bell 206

Peļņa Uldis

SIA “GM Helicopters” crew pre-take-off checklists by crew of three. I am continuing airworthiness engineer on commercial aircraft, general aviation aircraft and helicopters.

Roy D. Rodriguez Jr.

This photo was taken in October, 2016 out of KRAL. MD500D N105JL. Private Pilot since 2012.


Helicopters and our pets are part of the family. Wilbur travels with us in the helicopter and is resting here after helping with the preflight.

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.


Photo taken in HEMS Base Gliwice

Niki Byrne

Robinson Helicopters

Pablo Linares

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

Jamie Livingston

Kyle Canyon Nevada 07/2020 while waiting on a fire contract. We polished the fuel tank while on standby for fires.

Gabriel Amado

Lantana airport in Palm Beach, Florida, when I was taking my Helicopter license

Christopher Lowery

SWAT medic and HEMS Pilot, pic taken during SWAT training, previous UH60 and UH1 instructor pilot.

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!

Cole Demorest

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

Near: High Level, AB, Canada

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