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Leading from the Front

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This is the definitive history of the company which grew from inauspicious beginnings to become one of the largest independent helicopter fleets in the UK, serving the oil rigs of the North Sea as well as charters. The firm of Bristow was founded in 1952 and has grown to be the largest civilian helicopter fleet in Europe with over 120 aircraft. It provides support for the offshore industry as well as search and rescue services around the British coast. The company operates in many parts of the world and is truly a global business.

International Directory of Company Histories

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Annotation This multi-volume series provides detailed histories of more than 7,000 of the most influential companies worldwide.

Vertical Horizons

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"Looking back over thirty years of flying for Okanagan, I see the experience has given me an interesting life. I have never really considered flying as work. It is more a way of life, a way of life that nourishes a free spirit, something that not many jobs can give you. I just cannot imagine anything I would... rather have done or any company I would have rather worked for." --Jim Reid, pilot In 1945, following years as an instructor, Carl Agar was honourably discharged from the British and Commonwealth Air Training Plan and moved to Penticton where he began looking for flying opportunities. A first attempt to start a flying club never took off but Agar and his partners Barney Bent and Alf Stringer were determined to get off the ground. They began looking at commercial ventures and in 1947 Okanagan Air Services (OAS) was formed to provide instruction and contract work. After a rough start--while demonstrating fruit spraying, Agar crashed a helicopter into power lines--the company got a break in May 1948 when the Fraser floods swamped the valley and OAS received a mosquito-spraying contract. From there the company flourished, going on to fly the first unaccompanied commercial helicopter ferry flight from Canada to the UK, monitor polar bears in the High Arctic, provide offshore oil rig support during monsoons, and, at the company's high point, operate in over 33 countries with 600 employees and 126 helicopters. Back home, Agar opened the Mountain Flying School in Penticton, which is still in operation today and has trained thousands of civilian and military pilots from all over the world. Vertical Horizons is also the story of the employees who were pivotal to the success of the company. Individuals' experiences range from tragic to humorous and include a UFO sighting in the Arctic, witnessing the Jonestown massacre and a rescue of Vietnamese refugees off the coast of Thailand. Featuring first-hand accounts, extensive research and a multitude of photographs, Vertical Horizons is the first-ever history of the company that pioneered flying high-mountain terrain--making it a must-read for any aviation buff.

British Built Aircraft

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A history of British built aircraft

Vertiflite

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Helicopter and Hovercraft World

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Aviation News

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Helicopter World

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Journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society

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Flight International

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Index to the Times

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Alan Bristow

Author : Alan Bristow
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This is an autobiography of Alan Bristow, the founder of Bristow Helicopters. It tells how as a merchant navy officer cadet during the war, Bristow survived two sinkings, played a part in the evacuation of Rangoon and was credited with shooting down two Stukas in North Africa.

Shadows

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Jane s All the World s Aircraft

Author : Frederick Thomas Jane
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Petroleum Times

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Leading Africa Out of Chaos

Author : Iyorwuese Harry Hagher
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The genesis of this book was inspired by divine intervention - the unexpected deaths of Abacha and his intended successor, Chief Moshood Abiola, and renewed hope of civilian democracy in Nigeria. The author, a former Cabinet Minister of the Abacha government, here sets out his ideas to combat corruption in Africa, and the corrupt mindset in Nigeria. He argues that only effective, morally scrupulous - 'God-centred' leaders, modelled for example on Mandela and Nyerere, will bring about the necessary democratic transformations, and the end of corruption and dependency.

Aircraft Aerospace Asia Pacific

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Annual Index to the Financial Times 1996

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International Financing Review

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Interavia

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