Columbia River Bar Pilots Helicopter Operations

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Region: Columbia River Bar
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Pilot boarding

Rotorcraft Pro gives an inside look at Brim Aviation's Columbia River Bar Pilots helicopter ops. CRBP uses an AW109SP to hoist ship captains onto ships crossing the dangerous river bar in Astoria, OR. This is part of a written/photo feature in the September 2015 issue of Rotorcraft Pro Magazine.

Columbia River Bar Pilots

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