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25
May

Last Chance To Register For May 31 Helicopter Paintball Fundraiser!

Registration Has Been Extended!

Early registration ends tonight at midnight! This is your last chance for discounted tickets! Click on the Register Now button below.

© 2015 Independent Helicopters LLC Heather M. Howley CEO Matt Taggard Operations Manager. 845-549-3755

Helicopter Paintball, $50 Early Registration ends May 24!

Come join us in remembering Marius Ivascu and his love of aviation!

The Marius Ivascu Aviation Foundation Fundraiser will be held at MSG Paintball May 31st from 10a-4pm.

Be part of the excitement with a combination of paintball, helicopters and aerial gunnery! We carry up to three gunners, two in the back seat (one on either side) and one in the front, or you can choose to just be an observer in the front seat we can take 3 people per flight!

If you cannot make it to the paintball event, and would like to donate to the foundation you may do so by downloading this form.

$50 for gunners and $50 for observer
if you miss the pre-registration, the price goes up!

$75 for gunners and $60 for observers.
All profits go to the Marius Ivascu Aviation Foundation.

Scheduled for May 31st

Check our Facebook page for details!

Thank you to MSG Paintball for graciously allowing us to use their field and for participating in our fundraiser!

We would also like to thank our sponsorship partners Tippmann and G.I. Sportz who have graciously helped us  acquire supplies for our charity events.

All profits are donated to the Marius Ivascu Aviation Foundation.

Tickets are $50 pre-registration, and $75 day of.

Independent Helicopters, LLC
Stewart International Airport: (845) 549-3755
Saratoga County Airport: (518) 796-4306

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25
May

Remember To Stay Safe This Memorial Day weekend!

Memorial Day is the time to remember all that have served in the United States Armed Forces. Memorial day has also long been the unofficial kickoff to summer. This weekend, while you are busy celebrating those that have served in honor, celebrating freedom and celebrating summer… remember to stay safe, don’t drink and drive, and have fun.

If you have a few minutes, watch this 1980 US Army training film on mast bumping and  Fly safe this Memorial Day!

21
May

Independent Helicopters Chief Pilot and CEO Featured in Rotorcraft Pro Magazine!

© 2015 Independent Helicopters LLC Heather M. Howley CEO Matt Taggard Operations Manager. 845-549-3755

Rotorcraft Pro magazine tracked us down to find out what the real story is with our amazing chief pilot, Heather Howley. An online version of the article can be found in the magazine reader, under the Rotorcraft Pro section of just helicopters.com. “Meet a Rotorcraft Pro” is a section of the magazine designed to highlight the experience and life of our fellow helicopter pilots, and it is truly an honor to be featured in the pages of such a wonderful magazine. We love the publication; subscribe to Rotorcraft Pro magazine to stay up to date on heli industry news!

PS! Don’t forget! Heli Paintball to support the Marius Ivascu Aviation Foundation May 31! Register now!

Heather Rotorcraft pro article © 2015 Independent Helicopters LLC (Unless otherwise authored) Heather M. Howley CEO Matt Taggard Operations Manager. 845-549-3755

20
May

Get One Of The Original Independent Helicopter T-Shirts while they last!

© 2015 Independent Helicopters LLC Heather M. Howley CEO Matt Taggard Operations Manager. 845-549-3755

Spring is the time to clean house, so we have decided to make some room and clear out the closets. In doing so we have realized that there are quite a few T-shirts that need a new home. The origional Independent Helicopter T-shirt is on sale for $9 if you swing by the office and pick it up, or $11 if you would like us to send it to you. (Lower 48 states only, allow 7-9 days depending on location. We will be shipping all orders the monday following the transaction.)

Hooded sweatshirts and Flexfit Caps are also available while supplies last! Send an E-mail, or give us a call to get yours today!

20
May

Join Our Team As Our Newest CFI!

© 2015 Independent Helicopters LLC Heather M. Howley CEO Matt Taggard Operations Manager. 845-549-3755

Seeking a talented and positive helicopter flight instructor to join our team. 

We exist in an environment that is part ultra professional, part relaxed atmosphere. As a flight school we pride ourselves on producing good pilots and not just helping pilots pass a check ride. Students are our family, and respect is a key element of our work environment. A Positive, team oriented, forward thinking attitude is mandatory. Full time, variable schedule.

Minimum Requirements:

FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Rotorcraft-Helicopter rating
FAA CFI & CFII Certificate with rotorcraft-Helicopter rating
Minimum 200 hours
SFAR-73 endorsement to instruct in the Robinson R-22 and R-44
RHC Safety Course completed within the last 5 years
Proficient with windows operating system and MS office suite.
Flight weight of 180lbs or less preferred.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Basic and Advanced Helicopter Flight and ground instruction.
follow established curriculum under approved part 141 syllabus.
Assist in maintenance of training material.
Assist with office responsibilities, clerical and recruitment of students.
Assist with helicopter upkeep and all other tasks as necessary.