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Happy Holidays

It is time to wrap up the year and celebrate with friends, family and business associates. We thank you for being part of our lives this past year.

We wish you the best of times and look forward to seeing you this holiday season or in the coming New Year.

 
 
 

Incredible Hulk

Erickson Air-Crane sent their S-64 Skycrane, named the Incredible Hulk, to San Diego for firefighting and construction projects at the request of SDG&E.

As a private corporation, SDG&E collaborated with the City of San Diego Fire Department to provide this huge effective helicopter for firefighting standby that is able to drop over 2000 gallons of water per tank-load. During this time SDG&E also used the helicopter for construction lifts of up to 20,000 pounds on the hook. The City of Chula Vista was thrilled when after fourteen years of planning the old tower structures were removed, clearing the way for the redevelopment of the South Bay Waterfront.

For the last two and a half months Corporate Helicopters has worked as the helicopter manager to facilitate the operations of this helicopter while in San Diego.

 
 
 

Gift Cards

This holiday season give the gift of flight! With personalized holiday gift cards your friends and family will enjoy an elevated adventure along the coastline, soar over the downtown cityscape or learn to fly a helicopter! No matter what flight they choose, rest assured it will be a memorable gift.

Corporate Helicopters specializes in tours, charters and adventure! With a holiday gift card, your loved ones can enjoy a “Diego Delight”, “Unforgettable”, “Surf and Turf” tour or an Introductory Flight Lesson. For special occasions enjoy the Winery Lunch Flight or a Custom Adventure Safari. To purchase a gift card, call 858-505-5650.

 
 
 

Score Baja 1000

Pilot Andy Fagan flew a Robinson R44 on the Score Baja 1000 for John Langley's Cops racing team with camera man Jim Cook. Along with filming the Cops’ three race cars, they followed some of the major players of Baja racing including, Cameron Steele, “Pistol” Pete, and BJ Baldwin.

When all was said and done, the Cops Class 1 car finished first place in their class. Corporate Helicopters provided seven other helicopters on this landmark race with three AStars, a LongRanger, a JetRanger and two more Robinson R44s. The helicopters provided medical evacuation services for SCORE International, filmed the racing action for NBC Sports and spotted for race team’s vehicles such as Vildosola Racing and Kawasaki.

Watch the Baja 1000 on NBC Sports airing December 19th at 11am PST.

 
 
 

Maintenance Crew

Jon McClure is the company’s Director of Maintenance and he oversees the mechanics that keep the corporate fleet tuned to perfection. The maintenance crew also provides custom completions for new helicopters and performs repairs for MD, Bell and Robinson Helicopters. In their spare time they package and ship helicopters to worldwide destinations.

The parts department also offers special discounts on parts orders that will ship directly to you. The maintenance staff from left to right, Chad Krueger, Tim Baca, Alfredo Cazares, Calvin Penfound, Miguel Amador and Jon McClure. (Not shown: Robert Marshall or Josh Downing)

 
 
 

Sleigh Ride

Come experience Corporate Helicopters’ holiday cheer! The new “Sleigh Ride” holiday special is a 24-minute evening tour that flies over the illuminated downtown skyline and holiday light decorated yachts sailing in the San Diego Bay. Flights start from as low as $85 dollars per person, $259.00 for up to three passengers, $339.00 for up to four passengers, and $599.00 for up to five passengers.

This is a special for the month of December only and is valid from 4:30pm - 6:30pm only. The best thing going this season is to share this special adventure and special time with friends and family.

 
 
 

Living Legend

Frank Robinson was honored as a Living Legend at the San Diego Air and Space Museum annual gala. As an engineer and pilot, his lifelong dream was to design a small affordable helicopter. He accomplished his dream through his company, Robinson Helicopter Company, which now produces the world’s best selling helicopter.

Ever the innovator, Frank will be introducing the turbine powered Robinson R66 helicopter to the market in the near future. Corporate Helicopters is a Robinson Sales and Service center and sponsored a table at the gala event. The company sales department includes salesman Daren Humphries, President Ivor Shier and CEO Deann Shier. In the photo left to right are Daren Humphries, Frank Robinson, Deann Shier and Ivor Shier.

 
 
 

Helicopters For Sale

The 50% Federal Bonus Depreciation on New equipment is scheduled to expire later this month. This is your last chance to take advantage of this offer.

We have new helicopters ready to deliver to help you and your CPA with tax planning. If you need a great CPA call Thor Eakes, CPA at Murrill, Eakes & Co., CPA’s. He is familiar with aircraft.

Our current inventory includes:

MD500E/R - Call for information!
MD500E - New - Ready for Delivery!
Robinson R44 Clipper I - New
Eurocopter EC130 B4 – 350 Hours TTSN
MD900 Explorer - 1872 Hours TTSN
Robinson R44 Raven II - 455 Hours TTSN
Robinson R44 Raven II - 420 Hours TTSN
Robinson R44 Raven I - 63 Hours TTSN