In this issue: Del Mar Parachute • Maintenance Crew • Fox Sports Off Road & Coupon • Helicopters for Sale

Opening Day Del Mar Racetrack

Five Red Bull Parachute jumpers exited the AStar helicopter to wow the crowds for the opening day ceremony at the Del Mar Racetrack.

Pilot, Gary Roesink flew back to base by himself, while his passengers stayed and enjoyed a day of horse racing.

Maintenance Crew

The maintenance crew at Corporate Helicopters is shown sporting their new T Shirts. It was stated that in summer the silk-screen logo made ‘sweaty backs’, so the newly designed embroidered logo shirts should keep them more comfortable. Front Row: Mark Tisland, Chad Krueger, Josh Downing, Jon McClure (Director of Maintenance), Miguel Amador. Back Row: Max Moore, Alfredo Cazares, Calvin Penfound.

Jon McClure as the Director of Maintenance oversees a busy shop that is also Robinson Sales and Service Center. They maintain Bell, Eurocopter, MD and Robinson helicopters.

The shop includes three hangars for a totaling over 10,000 square feet.

The sales department picked up the custom R44 Clipper at the Robinson Factory on July 25th. One of this week’s maintenance projects includes crating the R44 and shipping it to Panama.

Visit our maintenance page.

Off -Road Racing

Pilot Tim Sears flew to Plaster City on July 2nd with Garner Shepard who assisted on location as Ground Crew and flew Camera Operator, Jim Cook on an aerial video shoot of Trophy Lites for a TV Pilot called “OFF Road USA”, hoped to be picked up by the Fox Sports Network.

The CORR – "Championship Off Road Racing" was held at the Quarry track in Chula Vista and was carried live nationwide on NBC Sports on Sunday July 27th. Pilot, Ivor Shier and cameraman, Marty Zimmerman, shot live downlink High Def featuring beautiful San Diego and aerials of the race.

Sunday Funday Coupon

Coupon good till 9/1/08

Recession Fighter – Have fun and get your spirits lifted.

Helicopters Delivered

On Mon July 21st Ivor Shier flew to Dallas to accept delivery of a new Eurocopter EC120. This helicopter is not only terrific to look at but is technologically advanced in so many ways.

The paint scheme, picked by Deann Shier and the trim pattern was designed by Len Jennings, of American Eurocopter. The EC120 is becoming more popular with the private owner and helicopter operators looking for a helicopter that can replace the older Bell JetRanger that is now out of production.

Helicopters for Sale

2008 MD500 E (pictured) Ready for August Delivery - $1,675,000
2008 R44 Raven II New (September Delivery)
2008 R44 Raven I Clipper with Utility Floats (August Delivery)

Robinson R44 Raven II - 2006 with Air Conditioning! Only 220 hours total flight time - $350,000


Congratulations to Terry Frost for again successfully completing the Robinson Factory Training Course, renewing his CFI and gaining his SFAR 73 endorsement for instructing in the R-44. Seen somewhere here with many students from all over the World at the Robinson Factory.

It seems one of the stray cats that Terry’s wife daily feeds had kittens. One little stow away rode in the engine compartment of his SUV from San Diego to Torrance on top of the battery box. Fortunately, Nancy Wood, course administrator for Robinson, loves cats and adopted the little wannabe pilot who she appropriately named Roadie...

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