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By Victoria Fowler
Gazette Reporter 

Colfax grad featured on helicopter magazine

 

February 20, 2020

A picture of Derek McClintock at work as published in the magazine Vertical. McClintock began his flying career two years after graduation from Colfax High School in 2001.

Derek "Deke" McClintock, Colfax, son of Don and Elaine McClintock, found himself front and center of the February/March issue of Vertical Magazine flying the H145 helicopter for San Diego Gas & Electric.

Vertical is based in Ontario, Canada, and features in-depth coverage of the civil helicopter industry.

"Our son Derek laughs saying he just happened to be in the right place at the right time," said Elaine McClintock, Colfax. "He is now working for HeliStream flying H145 and Blackhawks."

McClintock was born and raised in Colfax, graduated from Colfax High School class of 2001 and has 14...



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