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The Forest Survey Tests the Helicopter

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The helicopter has demonstrated that it can be used successfully for a variety of peace-time purposes. Because of its ability to fly slowly and at low altitudes it would seem to be particularly useful on timber surveys of various kinds. To date few, if any, large-scale tests of the helicopter as an aid in timber inventories have been made. The author describes the procedures and results of such a test in South Carolina.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief, Division of Forest Economics, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Asheville, N. C. Senior Member, S.A.F.

Publication date: 1947-12-01

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