Photographic Memory: Helicopter over the Rub’ al-Khali
Aerial support helped crews complete more than 6,000 meters of seismic coverage daily.
Helicopters enabled crews in the Rub’ al-Khali to complete more than 6,000 meters of seismic coverage a day, more than double the rate possible in this region without their support. In 1966, Aramco leased for the first time five Bell helicopters to carry men, materials, and seismic equipment to areas of the Rub’ al-Khali. (Photo by B.H. Moody)