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Snow Rescue

Corporate Helicopters was contacted by the Gobierno de Baja California to assist in finding nine lost bikers. The Americans, who were on a motorbike tour in the Sierra de Juarez Mountains of Mexico, encountered an unexpected snowstorm.

Once trapped in the snow and out of fuel without camping equipment, the group found a cabin and lit a fire to stay warm for the night.  In the morning, a rescue operation began by land and air. Two of the motorcycle riders set off to find help and pilot Joe Koller flying an AS350B2 AStar searched the mountains and located motorcycle tracks in the snow that led him to the lost riders.

The bikers were transported by helicopter to La Rumorosa for a medical examination and food.  The rescued riders were all experienced motorbike riders who had previously participated in off-road races such as the Baja 1000 and Paris-Dakar rally.


Sandal Avionics HeliTAWS

Corporate Helicopters worked with Sandal Avionics to provide an AStar for the Research and Development flights for their new Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS). Pilot Gary Roesink began test flights in late December and by early February the FAA had flown with the product and gave their input on the system. TSO is expected in March of this year.

The HTAWS will be installed in numerous Emergency Medical System (EMS), Search and Rescue (SAR) and private aircraft reducing accidents caused by flight into terrain. To learn more about the HTAWS, watch the action in this YouTube video.


View the Visa Black Card commercial

See the amazing Visa Black Card commercial for which we provided the aerial filming and story helicopter, on YouTube.

This commercial was filmed by Brain Farm Digital Cinema across multiple locations throughout San Diego, including La Jolla and Oceanside.


50th Wedding Anniversary

Billy and Marie Solan, originally from Ireland, arrived in San Diego from Calpe, Spain on a surprise visit to see their daughter, Debbie. Unbeknownst to them there was a little surprise awaiting them too.

As a gift from their children for their 50th wedding anniversary they were given a Diego Delight helicopter ride around their daughter’s adopted city. Three of their five children were there to watch and wave as pilot Christi Miller flew the happy couple into the wide blue yonder and to witness this historic moment in their parent’s lives.

Daughter Debbie is a local artist and co-founder of a popular local gallery & studio, located in La Mesa.


Robinson R66

Robinson Helicopters is now accepting orders for the five-seat R66 turbine helicopter.

The R66 incorporates many of the design features of its reputable predecessor, the R44, including a two-bladed rotor system, T-bar cyclic and an open interior cabin configuration. The most notable differences are its increased reserve power, increased altitude performance, fifth seat and large baggage compartment. Popular upgrades including HID landing lights, leather seats, and a stereo audio control panel are standard in the R66. Air Conditioning is also available as an option. Call us to place your order: (858) 505-5650. For more information or to see our inventory, go to our website.


Reviewing Resumes for Positions

We are looking to fill job positions in the near future. We have a great team and if you know someone who would be a good fit for our organization, please let them know about the opening.

Flight Coordinator
The candidate will provide friendly and professional customer service at the front desk while maintaining an organized working environment. The responsibilities would include answering phones, greeting customers, scheduling flights, and administrative duties to support other departments.

Executive Assistant
The candidate will provide administrative support for the CEO and must have great organizational skills, experience in human resources, marketing and creative talents and project coordination ability.

Records Technician
The candidate will provide administrative support to the Director of Maintenance and must be experienced in keeping accurate aviation records and be knowledgeable of FAA regulations.