In the article Dealing With The New Normal, by Helicopters Magazine Tim Stinson was interviewed for his expertise in Aerial Logging.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
“Now, you are seeing them moving into the medium and medium- heavy – such as the Kamov, S-61, Vertol,” he said. “The timber profile seems to be more appropriate and the flies are getting a lot longer. Where we used to be 500 metres, now we are talking 1,000 metres plus.” Stinson just finished a project on the north end of Vancouver Island that has great implications for the future.
The goal of the project is to identify prime timber at the source and cut it with tender-loving care. “We are already seeing wood with a lack of fracture at the sort,” Stinson said. “We want to be able to track that through the mill and see the uptick in value.”