Category: School


Aviation Encyclopedia

At Independent Helicopters, we work with a wide range of customers, all of whom have a set of unique needs. Our fleet is made up primarily of Robinson R-22s and the Robinson R-44s, which both happen to be extremely fuel efficient, lightweight and fun to fly. These models allow us to maintain the level of service versatility that our customers value while we continue to pursue our passion for flight. Explore this link to learn about other types of helicopters and why ours serve us so well!

Heather Saratoga R44

Heather flying one of our R44s.

Aviation Enclyclopedia:


Boy Scouts of America visit Independent Helicopters!


FAA ACE Academy!

Every year we have the opportunity to work with the Boy Scouts of America and to introduce these young gentlemen into the wonderful world of Aviation

They all look forward to a fun, interactive aviation summer camp!  It’s geared towards middle-high school students who are interested in aviation and aerospace. Each camp is unique and no two are identical.

Thank you to Camp Keowa for this opportunity!

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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!


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.


Vote On Your Favorite Bag!

We have decided to make some amazing custom bags for our students. Unfortunately we cannot decide which bag we like the most and we are turning to the public for advise. These are merely sample images, and the actual bags will be embroidered with the Independent Helicopters logo. Please, let us know what you think by voting on your favorite. One is pure messenger bag, another is pure backpack, and the last option is a hybrid backpack/messenger. All three are designed for a 15″ laptop as well as your study materials!

First we would like to present the Classic Messenger:

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Secondly, We would like to present the Uptown Backpack.Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 4.18.51 PM

Third, is the Ace Messenger ConvertibleScreen Shot 2015-03-31 at 4.20.06 PM

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