The systems & skill for large projects.
The creative vision to work with multiple industries.
If it can be done with a helicopter, we can do it.
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Employees, job openings, our fleet, & more.
The perfect location.
Corporate Helicopters is centrally located at Montgomery Field (MYF).
Being strategically located in the heart of San Diego enables us to provide airborne services throughout Southern California, the Western United States and Mexico.
About Corporate Helicopters
We are a fully integrated, multidimensional and dynamic rotary wing aviation company singularly focused on delivering the highest quality, competitively priced results to our clients.
Our services encompass all conceivable needs of that community. Whether it is chartering, training new pilots, selling new or used helicopters or supporting and servicing them, we have a passion for aviation.
As a company, we are driven to produce the highest quality, safest and most enjoyable experience in the sky and on the ground. We employ highly experienced business professionals, pilots and mechanics who have a passion for our business and strive to embrace every challenge with integrity, honesty and a commitment to deliver results consistent with these values.
A short history of San Diego’s premier helicopter company.
Ivor & Deann Shier turned a dream into the leading helicopter service provider in Southern California.
Shier Aviation Corporation (dba Corporate Helicopters) was incorporated in 1990.
Over the years Corporate Helicopters grew to support the objective of being diverse and flexible, in order to meet client needs.
Certifications & Memberships
Further assurance of our qualifications.
Official certifications include FAA 14CFR Part 135, 133, 137, 141 and 145 that provide the necessary approvals for transportation, external load, applications, hazmat will carry, advanced flight training and helicopter repair.
We are also an Authorized Eurocopter Service Center and an Authorized Robinson Sales and Service Center, as well as a Certified Woman-Owned Small Business.
Benefits we offer you:
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“Corporate Helicopters has given me the opportunity to receive a higher caliber of professional flight training in a great location that gives us experience in busy airspace and sunny days year round to keep training moving quickly. Their large fleet of well maintained air craft and knowledgeable friendly personnel make flight training at Corporate Helicopters a win-win situation.”
Josh Young, Flight Student
Thank you for the great service…..It was a pleasure working with your company.
If you are ever in San Diego, you have to visit Corporate Helicopters and take a tour. Our pilot was great and I was so comfortable. It was one of the highlights of my trip!
The Bashaw Family, TX
“Corporate Helicopters was contracted with San Diego Gas & Electric for approximately two and a half years (four including other projects) to provide six helicopters for operations including crew transport, aerial survey, aerial photography and aerial filming during construction of SDG&E’s Sunrise Powerlink Project. Throughout the duration of the project, Corporate Helicopters conducted their missions with professionalism and the utmost care for safety in all facets of the operation, which led to a successful completion of the project.”
San Diego Gas & Electric
I was smiling for the entire flight, so much so that my face hurt… I was hooked immediately. I set out to earn my helicopter rating.
“I booked a flight as a birthday present for my girlfriend, her daughter and I. The reservation process was flawless and effortless. The flight itself was amazing and the pilot was great. We had such a blast and already planning another adventure. Thank you so much Corporate Helicopters. You guys are awesome!!!!
Skydiving Innovations has relied on Corporate helicopters for jump aircraft for nearly 25 years. Without a doubt, Corporate Helicopters is the finest helicopter company we have ever had the pleasure to work with. Everyone, from the pilots to the office staff and ownership make dealing with Corporate Helicopters a positive and fun experience. They share our attitude about safety and professionalism, and, like us, have a perfect safety record. Whether we are jumping in to a stadium, private party or on to the USS Midway, Corporate Helicopters’ pilots are experienced, know what we want, and always, always get us to our jump sites on time!
Ron Lee, Skydiving Innovations
It was a beautiful day to fly! We thank you for your efforts in making our event soar!
What an awesome trip and experience today! It was beautiful day and an amazing trip for the spouses. The helicopters and pilots did great and I really appreciate all your help and work. They were really blown away with this.
You guys are the best!
“From my first intro flight, the flight instructors at Corporate Helicopters have been professional and extremely flexible to fit my training in between my busy travel schedule. They have continued to make flight training truly enjoyable.”
Dave Cloutier, Flight Student
“Our company uses Corporate Helicopters frequently both in the San Diego area and Baja. Their service and professionalism is absolutely outstanding from the front office to the flight line. They are highly recommended!”
Tom Sudberry, Sudberry Properties
Thank you for all of the hard work!
David & Shannon Brooks
My experience from initial enrollment to completion of FAR Part 141 Private Pilot Helicopter Course, Robinson R-22 Beta 2, with Corporate Helicopters has been nothing short of absolute excellence. The atmosphere and environment provided by the staff and CFI’s consistently maintained the utmost level of professionalism, always keeping safety a top priority. Lessons were concise and well integrated into the current publications for Helicopter/Rotorcraft Aviation. Corporate Helicopters provided me with a knowledge base and pilot skillset that when carried into my FAA Check Ride, my FAA Examiner (Robinson Helicopters Chief Test Pilot!) was inclined to comment that my Oral Exam was excellent, that I was in fact very well prepared, further stating that my Practical Test was of Commercial Pilot quality. He then complemented my CFI Bryan Pederson as well as Corporate Helicopters for producing an excellent addition to the General Aviation community. Bryan accompanied me to the Check Ride and while initially nervous of my CFI being present it was a confidence building experience, many of which Bryan has provided throughout my training. I highly recommend Corporate Helicopters for anyone seeking Flight Instruction.
Vince Carter, Private Pilot
Thanks again for all of your guidance beyond just setting up the fuel drops for us. Iram and everyone he brought to the shoot were just terrific! Not a weak link to be found.
“Corporate Helicopters is an exceptional company with an experienced team of dedicated professionals—including expert helicopter pilots and ground support staff—all of whom have contributed notably to Towill’s successful performance of numerous projects. Towill has consistently benefited from Corporate Helicopters’ reliable personnel and equipment resources, flexibility, timeliness, and cost efficient performance on projects ranging from as far north as Minnesota, as far south as Texas, and throughout most of the Western United States. In addition, Corporate Helicopters’ dedication to preventative maintenance of its aircraft and training of its staff, combined with its commitment to maintaining an excellent safety record, are exceptional attributes that are highly endorsed by Towill.”
Ken Meme, CP, RPP, President and COO, Towill, Inc.
Thank you and your staff for taking such good care of our client as you landed them on the Midway….Everyone was pleased with the ride and the thrill!
If you’re looking for a little excitement in San Diego, these tours are a once in a lifetime experience!
Jim H., California
Thanks for everything on our shoot, the experience was amazing!
My boyfriend surprised me and took me on the “Surf and Turf” tour for Valentine’s Day. It was incredible!
Our favorite parts were seeing the San Diego Wild Animal Park from the air, seeing a whale in La Jolla, flying by downtown, and seeing Coronado.
Our pilot / tour guide was Bryan, and he couldn’t have been nicer. He was more than happy to loop around and see a couple nice houses that we liked. I really recommend it!