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Bernd Van Doornick

Bernd Van Doornick was born in East Berlin on January 5, 1945 but grew up with his family in Grenchen (Canton Solothurn/Switzerland) where he attended…

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Hughes 500D

The birth of the Hughes 500D is directly linked to a helicopter developed by the Hughes Tool Company during the final stages of the Vietnam war to…

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Kolesnik Peter

Peter Kolesnik for many years has been a reference for pilots in central and eastern Switzerland. He joined Linth Helikopter in 1974 and made a…

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Focus on the Robinson 22

On March 16, 1979 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued the Robinson R22 type certificate to Frank Robinson. Forty years after its debut in…

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Focus on the Aérospatiale AS 350B Ecureuil

The helicopters of the AS 350 Ecureuil series (squirrel in French) were introduced in Switzerland 40 years ago: the first with call-sign HB-XGW was in…

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