ROTOR® Magazine Author Guidelines


As HAI's flagship publication, ROTOR magazine welcomes submissions from HAI members and others active in the international rotorcraft community. Articles about the industry, real-world case studies, equipment reviews, lessons learned, and best practices for rotorcraft aviation and related enterprises are an essential part of what ROTOR offers its readers. Opinion pieces are also welcome. The ROTOR editorial staff strongly encourages interested authors to submit articles or story ideas for review and comment.

Before You Submit Your Article ...

Here are some things you should know about writing for ROTOR magazine: 

  • The ROTOR editorial staff will review your article and determine its suitability for publication in ROTOR. If your article is declined for publication, the editorial staff will notify you, and ROTOR will have no further rights to it.
  • All articles accepted for publication are edited. However, authors have the opportunity to review their edited articles before publication, and articles are only published with the approval of both the author and the ROTOR editorial staff.
  • ROTOR does not compensate its volunteer authors, and it does not reprint material that has been published elsewhere.
  • ROTOR articles should be informational and provide the reader with value. Articles that are strictly promotional will be declined.
  • By agreeing to publish in ROTOR, you allow HAI and ROTOR to publish and reprint your article and use it for promotional purposes.
  • Articles should be between 1,500 and 2,400 words. Verify every name, date, fact, and figure. We count on you to give us the correct information.

Publishing Deadlines

ROTOR is published four times each year. Below are the article deadlines for 2014-15.

2014 - 2015 Editorial Calendar
To be published in this issue Submit article by
Fall 2014 (November) Sep. 1, 2014
Winter 2015 (February) Nov. 1, 2014
Spring 2015 (May) Mar. 1, 2015
Summer 2015 (August) Jun. 1, 2015
Fall 2015 (November) Sep. 1, 2015


Direct all manuscripts and inquiries to —

Chris Dancy, Director of Communications and Public Relations
Helicopter Association International
1920 Ballenger Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314-2898
703-302-8477 •  Fax 703-683-4745 •  chris.dancy@rotor.org

Include with your article a short biography (maximum of 75 words), along with your name, title, company, full address, telephone number, and email address. Please also attach any graphics or photos.