Corporate Helicopters News  

3753 John J. Montgomery Dr. #2
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 505-5650 • September 2007


Ivor and Josh Outrun Two Hurricanes

Pilot Ivor, Actress Piper and Actor Manolo from the Disney movie "South of the Border" currently shooting in Mainland Mexico. Photo was taken after the helicopter filmed the actors on location where temperatures were 115 degrees.

After two days of chasing trucks and trains, the weather turned. Ivor Shier, pilot, and Josh Downing, mechanic, had flown to Hermosillo, Mexico to begin a week of filming on a Disney Movie scheduled for Summer 2008 about dogs in Mexico and the adventures that ensue. They finished filming a scene with a car and a freight train when plans had to change.

For the first time in history, two hurricanes made landfall the same day: Felix in Nicaragua, and Henrietta in Cabo San Lucas. In the perfect storm of events, Ivor decided to outrun the hurricanes. They reached stateside safely out of the paths of the hurricanes. Not so lucky were the movie sets and train tracks that washed out during the storm.

The crew will be returning to Hermosillo as soon as storm repairs are finished. All hope and plans are for better weather next time.


R44 Instrument Trainer - $25 off special

Our brand new air conditioned, leather interior Robinson R44 is fully equipped for instrument training.

Now is the perfect time to upgrade your skills and get a helicopter instrument rating in comfort.

CFIIs James Giblin and Brant Bass are available to schedule your individualized training program.


Helicopter Tours: The perfect, unforgettable gift

It is now easier to give helicopter tours as presents. Thanks to Brooke O'Dea, Flight Coordinator, our new gift cards are a quick, fail-safe way to put smiles on faces for special occasions and holidays. The cards swipe just like credit cards for swift thoughtful gifting. One call to Brooke and your gifts of tours or intro flights are on their way: (858) 505-5650.


Helicopters for Sale

Corporate Helicopters is able to offer affordably priced helicopters. We offer new Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters, as well as an inventory of pre-owned helicopters for sale.

Eurocopter TwinStar AS355F-1
New Air Conditioning Installed
Ready for Delivery

Bell JetRanger 206B III
Currently in the paint shop
Ready for Delivery in five weeks

Gary's Retirement Party

After 23 Years Gary Roesink retired from the San Diego Police Department. Dhana Roesink planned his retirement party and it was hosted at the Corporate Helicopters hangar one with a festive atmosphere, a live band and over one hundred guests. The tributes to Gary included the K9 and Air Support Units.

Gary now works full time for Corporate Helicopters flying News and Charter. Being born in San Diego makes Gary unsurpassed in local knowledge for finding the locations for news-breaking stories and for narrating tours with unique stories about San Diego.


New Logo for Shirts and Hats

After 18 years with the same logo, Corporate Helicopters designed a new logo and now shirts and hats are available for purchase with the image.

T-shirts (Black or White) and Hats (Tan, Blue, Grey and Black) are $20 each (plus tax). Polo Shirts (Khaki and Black) are $40 each (plus tax).

Professional modeling by Corporate Helicopters' employees: Don Dean, Pilot; Bryan Pederson, Flight Accountant; and Shawn Johnson, Pilot.

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