THE BLOG

15
Aug

Kevin And Shanna Come For Their Helicopter Ride from Prime!

We last saw Kevin and Shanna when they interviewed Heather in the 99.5 The River studio. Since then, they have come to Prime with the winning listeners for their tour of Saratoga Springs from the air!

The day after their ride, Kevin and Shanna posted pictures on their blog, and did a recap on the air!

You can see the blog post here.

And listen to the recap below. They are the greatest!

14
Aug

Come And Celebrate World Helicopter Day!

This Sunday August 16th we will be celebrating the inaugural World Helicopter Day! Fly in or drive in to Stewart International Airport and spend the day with the staff of Independent Helicopters!

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http://worldhelicopterday.com

World Helicopter Day aims to raise awareness of the contributions that helicopters make to our society and celebrate the diverse range of people that design, fly and support them.

Throughout the world every day there are people relying on helicopters for rescues, disaster relief, transport, firefighting, medical transfers, powerline maintenance, tourism, agriculture and many more roles.

“If a man is in need of rescue, an airplane can come in and throw flowers on him, and that’s just about all. But a direct lift aircraft could come in and save his life.” – Helicopter pioneer Igor Sikorsky

There are an estimated 56,200 helicopters worldwide and the industry employs more than 300,000 people.

Helicopter organisations and companies can support this international day through hosting their own open days. This a chance for members of the public to get up close and look over the helicopters while meeting the people that operate them.

For rotary wing aviators and support staff, World Helicopter Day is an opportunity for the helicopter fraternity to share in their common passion while preserving and promoting relationships, traditions and shared memories.

Online live presentations covering topics such as safety, training, aerodynamics, maintenance, technology and helicopter history will be held on the day and accessible worldwide.

The website will maintain a register of worldwide events that local communities can access to see what is happening in their local area. Individual open day organisers are encouraged to submit their event details and company logos to be included via the main website http://worldhelicopterday.com

Open day organisers will soon be able to download a range of promotional collateral from the website including press releases for local media, tweetables, flyers and online banners.

The hashtag #worldhelicopterday will be used to tie in activity across different social media platforms.

13
Aug

Tour Historic Saratoga Springs From The Air Every Friday Night!

 

 

 

 

If you have never seen the majestic Saratoga Springs from the air, you are truly missing out on something special. Every Friday night until September 4, 2015 Independent Helicopters will be at Prime on the Saratoga National Golf Course from 6:30 until 8:30 PM. Seats are only $99 per person to tour all of Saratoga.

 

Three people per tour, weight restrictions may apply. Inquire or reserve a specific time with us by sending in an E-mail, or giving us a call.

 

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13
Aug

Heather’s Interview with Kevin And Shanna on 99.5 The River!

You missed the interview with Heather and 99.5 the river? Not to worry, Kevin and Shanna were kind enough to send us a recording! They are tremendously cool individuals, and going into the studio was tons of fun! Two lucky listeners won seats for our helicopter tours at Saratoga National Golf Course on Friday night!

Every Friday night through the Saratoga race track season from 6:30pm-8:30pm you can come and experience the thrill of a helicopter ride for yourself!

 

 

Have a listen to the interview!