Shepard has now been doing lidar surveying for nine years. “The biggest change [over that time] is the size of the equipment,” he said. “The older systems were big. Now they can fit on smaller air-craft and even drones. They also put out real time data now so operators can see coverage as they are surveying.”
Corporate Helicopters is featured this recent article in Forbes Magazine about the food and wine of Guadalupe Valley in Baja.
Corporate Helicopters provided aerial coordination and aerial filming for the film Miss Bala (Coming to theaters February 1, 2019).
Here are a few behind the scenes shots.
Love is in the air with the Valentine’s Day Romantic Helicopter Tour of San Diego.
This specially-priced, romantic flight is available from February 14-17, 2018.
Arrive in style. Avoid the traffic.
Corporate Helicopters can fly you and 4 friends to Coachella Valley from San Diego in our Choppa-Chella to Thermal Airport in style!
We can accommodate large groups or couples.
We’ve added a new course to our offerings at Corporate Helicopters Flight Training Academy: Helicopter Firefighting Training.
Designed for commercial pilots, this course provides training for helicopter preparation, and flight operations involved with aerial firefighting.
Today is Giving Tuesday, an international day of charitable giving.
If you’re considering donating to a charity, Corporate Helicopters would like to draw attention to two of our favorite organizations: Shelter to Soldier and The Humane Society.
On select nights in November and December, Corporate Helicopters offers a night helicopter tour. This tour is called the San Diego City Lights Tour, and it’s a completely unique way to see the holiday lights in our city.
Here’s a pro tip for local San Diegans and visitors alike:
Flights on December 9th & December 16th will feature flyovers of the San Diego Bay’s Parade of Lights.
This is a flashback post. We didn’t have a blog on our site when all this happened.
In early 2010, Corporate Helicopters was contacted by the Gobierno de Baja California to assist in a search and rescue operation in Mexico.
Some American motorbike riders had been on a tour in the Sierra de Juarez Mountains of Mexico, when they encountered an unexpected snowstorm.
Corporate Helicopters was recently hired for an HVAC lift job for a local mechanical company. Chief Pilot Gary Roesink flew an Astar helicopter for the job, replacing 1 HVAC unit and placing 9 more.
This job would have taken a standard, land-based crane more time, longer man hours and ultimately it would have cost a lot more. So the client saved time and money.
We recently donated a Diego Delight helicopter tour of San Diego as a raffle prize benefiting two great organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, and Outdoor Outreach.
This event was held to generate mentors and role models to empower and inspire youths who are in need in our San Diego Community.
Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 17!
If you’re looking for something special to do with your dad, take him on this special Father’s Day helicopter tour of San Diego.
As an added bonus, dad will fly free with 2 or more paid passengers! Read more.
Contending with overstuffed freeway traffic and/or the inconvenience and crowding of major airports, San Diegans have increasingly become aware of helicopter charters as a mode of travel – even for quick travel or weekend getaways.
These chartered flights are direct, convenient, and private.
This post lists the top 5 destinations we fly people to, and what people do there.
Corporate Helicopters often has the honor of flying tours with active military personnel and veterans on and around Memorial Day.
The most common helicopter tour for these heroes is the Unforgettable Tour of San Diego, as this tour features flyovers of a number of military and memorial locations in San Diego.
Here’s some of the military and memorial locations featured on this tour.
If you listen to the radio station z90.3, you may have heard about their Epic 48 contest. The contest winners received a 48-hour epic adventure, which included a helicopter flight from Corporate Helicopters, which flew from the USS Midway to Los Angeles.
We recently shipped an MD500C helicopter to a museum.
When helicopters are purchased somewhat locally, the buyer can simply fly them to their new home. With international buyers, getting the helicopter there is often more of a challenge.
On Sunday, January 17th, Corporate Helicopters provided helicopter support for the 2016 Todos Santos Challenge, a surf competition held in 30-40 foot waves.
Todos Santos is a small island 9 miles off the coast of Ensenada, known for a big wave break called “Killers”.
If you’ve been keeping up with The Bachelor this season, you may have seen the recent episode where Ben and Jubilee chartered a helicopter.
Corporate Helicopters picked up the couple at the Bachelor mansion in an Astar AS350, and flew them to Cal-a-Vie Health Spa in Vista.
We’re proud to announce that online booking is now available for most helicopter tours and helicopter tour adventure packages.
ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is pleased to present Corporate Helicopters, with the prestigious ARGUS Platinum Rating.
The Platinum Rating is the highest level of the ARGUS Ratings and is awarded only to those air charter operators who have demonstrated successful implementation of industry best safety practices relative to their operations and maintenance.
This holiday season, make a holiday memory with a unique experience for the whole family: See San Diego’s holiday lights by helicopter.
The “Sleigh Ride” holiday tour is only offered a few nights in December. We always fill up these slots, so make sure you make a reservation ahead of time in order to ensure a spot.
The StartStick, weighing just 8 lbs, is the first-ever portable start battery lightweight enough to carry on every flight. It weighs less than 2 gallons of fuel.
A portable satellite-based system that lets you track your helicopter in real-time, displaying your flight path, speed and altitude via online maps or mobile phone app.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
We would like to congratulate Marshall Jordan on passing his check ride and becoming a Commercial Helicopter Pilot! Marshall has already begun his instrument training and is focused on becoming a CFI and CFII.