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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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
Breath taking! One of the things you have to do in your lifetime!
George & Patty
In June 2012, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Air Operations Bureau researched options and vendors for the 144-month service on two of their three EC-120s. After thorough analysis, and recommendations from other law enforcement agencies and Eurocopter customers, Supervising Mechanic, John Austin and Commander/Pilot, Lt. Tim Cotter, selected Corporate Helicopters in San Diego. John was impressed with the open lines of communication and attention to detail as the first of two projects began. John recalls, “From the beginning, Director of Maintenance Jon McClure, Chief Inspector Mike Duncan, and Lead Mechanic Calvin Penfound, were completely receptive and actually encouraged my participation in the project. After my first visit, I was impressed with the organization of their facility, their attention to detail, and obvious emphasis on safety. Their commitment to providing complete overhaul service in a timely manner, coupled with exceptional customer service surpassed our expectations.”
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department
You guys are the best!
“WOW!!! I can’t say enough wonderful things about this trip. Corporate helicopters really made our flight around San Diego amazing. The views were breathtaking and you were really able to see the best view of the San Diego coast and the cliffs. What really topped this trip off was the stop at a local winery where my boyfriend proposed to me 🙂 I can’t thank Corporate Helicopters enough for helping make that day so special!”
Kelsey H., FL
Corporate Helicopters of San Diego made my wedding proposal happen! When they mentioned that they do direct flights to the Thornton Winery I knew that it would be perfect for what I was looking for. Everyone at CHSD made our experience special and memorable. I can’t thank them enough for going above and beyond to take care of all our requests. The flight was amazing and something we will never forget and plan to do many more times!
Sarah & Derek Kane
“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
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!
“I have been coming to Corporate Helicopters for the past two months to earn my Private Pilot License. It has been a great experience from day one. They have great staff members and very experienced, knowledgeable pilots to train you and get you where you want to be. Their helicopters are very well maintained, which says a lot when you are going up in the air with them.”
Daniel Mosquera, Flight Student
“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
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
“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.
“I would like to thank Corporate helicopters for their professionalism in handling the sale of my helicopter. From negotiation to helping close the escrow and delivery, I really couldn’t have done it without you.”
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!
Thanks for everything on our shoot, the experience was amazing!
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!
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.
The highlight of our vacation.