The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is the premier total flight test education and training organization in the world. Once a year, a group of pilots from the NTPS train at Corporate Helicopters for a few days. This year, we were excited to have pilots and engineers from South Korea, Israel, Australia, Sweden and Canada.…Details
Love is always in the air at Corporate Helicopters! Seth popped the question to his beautiful girlfriend, Reagan on a gorgeous Friday afternoon whole flying over beautiful San Diego. She said yes of course! He arranged for a professional photographer to capture the big moment upon landing at Montgomery Field. Thank you John Cocozza Photography…Details
On Saturday, October 11, 2014, Corporate Helicopters will be sponsoring the 2nd Annual “Wave Goodbye to MS – Paddle for the Cure”. This is a fundraising event for the National MS Society created by lifelong friends, Steve Bettis and Mitch Murphy. The goal of the event is to raise the awareness of the need for…Details
Is flying a helicopter on your bucket list or are you giving an awesome gift to a close friend or loved one? Corporate Helicopters offers Introductory Helicopter Flight Lessons for those wanting to try out flying for the day! For $275, you will learn the basics during 15 minutes of ground school, then fly with a helicopter instructor around San Diego.Details
We were happy to host Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn, a group of 21 for our ‘Diego Delight’ San Diego Helicopter Tour last week! Five helicopters took off at noon to take this excited group around gorgeous San Diego – they skimmed across beautiful beaches, bays and the best local attractions San Diego has to offer.…Details
On September 6, 2014, Corporate Helicopters captured aerial photos of the “parade of cars” by helicopter and provided a static helicopter display during the C4K “Cruise for Kids” Sports & Exotic Car Rally in San Diego. 130 cars started their engines at the Coronado Ferry Landing cruised 40 miles to Jet Source Jet Hangar in Carlsbad,…Details
When your boyfriend takes you on a helicopter tour, you know you’re in for an amazing adventure. Then you realize this is it…he’s popping the question! Your San Diego helicopter tour just turned into an unforgettable moment in your life – you’re getting married! Those are a few thoughts that went through Santina and Jaime’s…Details
Experiencing an aerial tour of San Diego is the most impressive and exclusive way to show off this gorgeous city! Did you know we offer helicopter group tours? Our charming pilots will customize a tour that’s fit just for you – whether you are a group of 10 or 100, we have recommendations that will impress…Details
Jennifer and Ron (not pictured) made an “entrance to remember” by flying onto the USS Midway Museum with their bridal party right before their walk down the aisle! Wedding guests are still talking about this surprise helicopter entrance. Congrats to the happy couple!
Last summer, over the course of three months, Corporate Helicopters captured aerial footage of a series of international boat races in San Francisco Bay. Thanks to our highly skilled Pilots who flew three AStar helicopters equipped with Cineflex Camera Systems. They captured exhilarating racing and exciting footage of our helicopters at work. See Corporate Helicopters in Action!
We’ve got the perfect Father’s Day gift – A helicopter tour PLUS a sailing tour or brunch cruise around San Diego Bay!Details
Corporate Helicopters covered four days of the 5th Annual General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000. We provided aerial race support, aerial filming and medical evacuation support throughout the 1,300+ mile race that started in Ensenada on May 10 and finished in San Jose Del Cabo on May 14, 2014. Pilot Ivor Shier was excited to be…Details
Looking for the best Mother’s Day gift this year? Give her a gift she will never forget – a beautiful helicopter ride over San Diego! This special flight will cover the gorgeous San Diego coastline including – the majestic Torrey Pines, Crystal Pier, Tourmaline Beach, La Jolla Cove and Mission Bay. Approximately 18 minutes. Pricing starts…Details
We teamed up with Uber in San Diego to offer on-demand helicopters to Coachella 2014 and launched the UberCHOPPER powered by Corporate Helicopters to Coachella! Both weekends were filled with excited passengers who were ready to arrive in style. This short flight allowed these music fans to skip the long drive to Palm Springs and…Details
A group of young professionals – Young Presidents Organization chartered a helicopter flight to Mexico for a 3-Day excursion coordinated by VP of Operations, Mandy Patterson. Six guys and 2 Bell JetRangers flew south to enjoy a private, catered lunch in Punta Brava with breathtaking views. They also experienced a private gourmet cheese cellar tour…Details
Ryan Jay De Los Santos wanted to make the long awaited marriage proposal to his future bride “surprising and memorable”. He did just that by taking her on a helicopter ride around San Diego along with a special message in the sand of The Hotel Del Coronado! Ryan & Tiffany’s experience was so special, we…Details
On July 6, Fitzroy proposed to Nicole outside Corporate Helicopters before their Unforgettable helicopter tour over San Diego.
While in flight, Pastor Ronald Boiling officiated their wedding ceremony.
Congratulations love birds – this was a first for Corporate Helicopters!Details
Pilot Garner Shepard left on May 1, 2013 to start a LiDAR Mission for the Towill, Inc. His mission began over power lines that spanned from California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming before reaching South Dakota.
In the picture, Garner is flying in the Bell LongRanger rigged with Towill’s LiDAR System on a power line that spans over North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.Details
The 2013 Season Finale of Criminal Minds recently aired on CBS and we are excited to announce SAG Pilot, Ivor Shier was a part of the action!
Aerial filming at night included working along with actors on landings and take offs, air-to-air sequences, and landing on a private ranch where they simulated a crash.Details
On May 4th, 2013, The Girl Scouts of San Diego hosted the 12th Annual Operation Thin Mint® Sendoff Celebration aboard the USS Midway Museum to celebrate sending 180,968 boxes of donated Girl Scout cookies to deployed U.S. military troops.
Corporate Helicopters joined in on the fun by flying two Astars full of the top cookie sellers of the year onto the Midway.Details
Roy Thomasson’s first airplane logbook entry was in 1945 at the end of WWII.
Roy had never flown in a helicopter, so he decided to take an introductory flight lesson with Tara Sturm, CFII for his 94th birthday celebration!Details
Congratulations to Dave Shapiro for passing his check ride and becoming a commercial helicopter pilot.
He is now multi-rated in both helicopters and airplanes, and plans to continue pursuing his passion of aviation.
Dave completed his private and commercial helicopter ratings in a total of just 4 months, way to go Dave!Details