In this issue: Pechanga Commercial • LA to Ensenada • Randy Zahn • Mexico Fire • Helicopters for Sale

Pechanga Commercial

Ivor Shier worked with the director, Ed Buffman and the Marketing an Media Group crew preparing for the aerial filming of the hot air balloon at dawn over South Coast Winery in Temecula. Later in the day they filmed the golf course at the Pechanga Casino, and at dusk they filmed aerials of the Casino. This will be a very dramatic commercial filmed in HD with the Z Cam.

Corporate Helicopters has provided aerial filming services to hundreds of movies, tv shows, commercials, and more. See our list of credits.


Charter LA to Ensenada

It was the closest thing to being in two places at once. Pilot Gary Roesink, flew the LongRanger to LA landing on top of City Hall to pick up passengers who had attended the car show at the Los Angeles Convention Center and flew them to Ensenada, Baja Mexico in time for their next event the SCORE Baja 1000.


Randy Zahn

If you see our new Chief Pilot around the hangars and want to say hello, may I suggest you ask him what he hasnít done rather than what he has done, unless you have a lot of time on your hands?

Randy Zahn has not done it all, but there isnít much he hasnít done in his 40 year aviation career. Randy is rated in helicopters and single and multi-engine land and sea planes, he holds an FAA, CAA and JAA ATPL rating as well as Peruvian and Indonesian Commercial and CFI ratings.

He has flown over 50 different types of airplanes and helicopters, including corporate jets and P51ís. He has flown in 40 countries, 47 states and over 17 bodies of water. He has an extensive training and safety background and was a consultant to the RAF and British Army in the establishment of their CRM programs. He also worked with the Fleet Air Arm and Canadian Coast Guard.

Randy is a published author of Snake Pilot, his memoir of his tour in Vietnam and was the subject for a Military Channel documentary that took him back to Vietnam three years ago.

He was previously a Chief Pilot for a company that had 85 aircraft and over 150 pilots. He is well qualified to oversee Corporate Helicopters pilots and operational demands. Randy has a few stories to tell so if you have some time stop in and say hello!


Fire in Mexico

The drought and fires we experienced in California, extended into Baja California. The wildfire was burning in the mountainous areas south east of Tijuana threatening ranches and property. Ivor and Joe Koller were kept busy with this job. To help get control of the fire the helicopters transported crews in the helicopters to and from the fire lines to slow the advancing flames by creating backfires, Santa Ana winds were strong and unpredictable and the smoke was tough on pilots and firefighters alike. A Bell 205 from mainland Mexico was contracted to drop water and was being directed by the Fire Chief from our helicopter. A few of the firefighters were dehydrated and were evacuated from the fire zone to receive medical attention.


National Test Pilot School

Pilots from around the world enroll in National Test Pilots School to learn a diverse set of aviation skills. Our Montgomery Base was used as an offsite training facility for courses in Eurocopters and Robinsons. The models demonstrated included the AS350, EC130 R44 and R22. Our full and part time pilots were instructing these foreign nationals under the guidance of Mike Hill from NTPS.



Gift Cards

A gift card from Corporate Helicopters brings happiness to everyone. Taking flight is a symbol of freedom, adventure and romance. Gift cards are good for Intro Flights or Group Tours. It is a gift you can share together!


Helicopters for Sale

It is time for tax planning. Take advantage of 2008 Tax regulations that are allowing up to 50% of accelerated depreciation (talk to your CPA). Why give it to the government? Do you think they are using your tax money wisely? We have a great selection of new and pre-owned helicopters that will save you money.


MD500E
New – 2008 Immediate Delivery!
A real performance machine.


R44 Raven II
New – 2008 with Air Conditioning. and Garmin GPS420. Black with Tan Leather Interior. Ready to fly you home.


EC130 2006 350 TT
Air Conditioning and Great Avionics. Six passenger transport in real comfort.


AS355F1 TwinStar
Air Conditioning & Tan Leather Interior.  Over $300,000 spent on component overhauls makes this a great buy at $995,000
2580 TT


R44 Raven I
2000 524TT Metallic Green. When not flying, this helicopter stays in a carpeted hangar and is kept in incredible condition by its one owner pilot.


New Eurocopter AS350B2 and AS350B3
Coming Soon! Call us for pricing.


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