Category: Events

23
Dec

10% Off and Merry Christmas!

May your Holiday be bright and warm and your New Year be prosperous!

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2016 is almost to an end… 8 more days to be exact!  Can’t wait to see what 2017 brings!

Finish your last minute shopping or if you buy 10 hours, get 1 Free!!

ENJOY 10% off until 2017

Use code HHBDAY at checkout!

Don’t Forget to Shop Small!

AMEX card holders receive 2X the points when you shop at Independent Helicopters until the end of 2016!
Register your card at American Express

Pay it forward and please consider a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or the ASPCA with your purchase this Winter.

From all of us at Independent Helicopters…

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

05
Oct

Helicopter Airsoft October 16th!!

Pre Register for Helicopter Airsoft by October 16th!

Only 10 days to pre-register for helicopter airsoft at the discounted price!!

Come join us and Zulu24 for a combination of airsoft, helicopters and aerial gunnery! With two gunners in the back seat (one on either side) and either an observer or gunner in the front seat we can take 3 people per flight!

We’ll fly over the fields allowing the gunners a unique opportunity to rain down from above!

Pre-Registration is $50 and the discounted price ends October 15th!

** There is a weight limit of 250 pounds per passenger and combined limit of 600 pounds for all three passengers!**  Call for more information!

Flights and Airsoft are Scheduled for October 16th!

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Check our Facebook page for details!

Help us celebrate with the guys from Zulu24 at 380 Mount Airy Rd in New Windsor, NY!

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

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

05
Sep

NY Airshow 360 video

Check out this awesome 360 video we shot during the NY Airshow!!

check out this awesome video we shot during the NY Airshow!
10
Jun

2016 Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival

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Photo courtesy of Will Cook Photography

NOTE: THIS IS ONLY FOR HELICOPTER RIDES, YOU MUST STILL REGISTER FOR THE FESTIVAL OR BALLOON RIDES SEPARATELY!

PURCHASE HELICOPTER TICKETS HERE

Helicopter rides are 10 minutes each!
Here is some information for the Festival’s events!
At Barton Orchards:
Friday: Balloon launches will be at 6 p.m. and the festival goes from Noon – 10pm with Fireworks in the evening.
Saturday: Balloon launches will be at 6 am and 6pm and the festival goes from 5am – 7am and Noon – 10pm with a Moon Glow in the evening.
Sunday: Balloon launches will be at 6 am and 6pm and the festival goes from 5am – 7am and Noon – 7pm
Festival will include family activities, food and beverages, and live music.
Admission to the morning launches is free, however, admission to the afternoon festivals is $10 on Friday and Saturday in advance (a limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $12) and $5 on Sunday. Advance sale tickets are available, including an ALL ACCESS WEEKEND PASS at www.balloonfesthv.com.
Balloon tether Rides will be available for sale for CASH ONLY the weekend of the event.
A limited number of Balloon Rides are available for advance purchase ONLY.
20
Apr

Hot Coffee & Helicopter Rides

Drum roll please… we are so excited to announce our next big fundraising event, our first ever Fly-In Breakfast at the Saratoga County Airport! The event will be held on April 30th from 9:00am-11:00am and will feature everything including food, flight, friends, and an amazing raffle. (Seriously, guys, we’re giving away some really cool stuff!)

Prices go as follows: $10 for breakfast, $50 for helicopter rides. All proceeds will support Matt’s campaign for Man of the Year with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and seeing as we’re just over the halfway mark, every contribution makes a huge difference at this point! We really hope to see you there, and if you have any questions at all, please let us know.

 

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11
Apr

Helicopter Paintball Round 1

This weekend was so. much. fun. The weather finally held up for our first Helicopter Paintball session of the season, and we couldn’t have been happier with the turnout! It’s so fun to get up in the sky and do something a little different than our usual routine (which, let’s be honest, is also pretty cool). The course was amazing and everyone who got a chance to play in the air or on the ground rocked it! This is definitely one of our favorite fundraising events, so much so that we’re putting on another one on May 7th. So make sure you register today and get the lower registration fee of $50, it goes up to $75 the day of!

Thanks for coming out this weekend, and if we didn’t see you we hope to catch you next time!

 

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Paintball Course

08
Apr

LLS Campaign Half-Way Point!

Today marks the halfway point in Matt’s campaign as he runs for LLS Man of the Year. Again, we’d like to thank everyone who’s come out to support us so far at our Kickoff, Paint and Sip, and 5k! It’s all been a blast. We are so lucky to have such a strong community of passionate people like you following the campaign and supporting our efforts. With just about a month left until the grand finale, we are really excited for our Helicopter Paintball tomorrow and May 7th, and the Fly In Breakfast on April 30th! Your continued support means so much to us as we fight against such a terrible disease.

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30
Mar

5k Recap & Helicopter Paintball Reminder

To everyone who has been following along with Matt’s LLS Man of the Year Campaign: thank you so much for your continued support and generosity! We hope you’re having as much fun following the campaign as we are running it. Without your participation we would be nowhere. It has been a great few weeks of events, our most recent one being our Pilots for LLS 5k at Stewart International Airport. It was pretty windy and cold, but we had a great turnout and loved seeing everyone come together for such a great cause. And our (wooden) medals were very well received by all finishers!

As we head into April at the end of this week, we are happy with our campaign’s progress so far and urge you to keep spreading the word about our events and activities. Stay tuned for our mid-campaign check in on April 7th! We areDisplaying FullSizeRender.jpg definitely still accepting corporate sponsors, if any local businesses out there are interested in participating.

We also urge you to sign up for one of our upcoming Helicopter Paintball Events, which will be held April 3rd in Middletown and April 9th in Troy. We hope to see you there!

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It's Back!

29
Mar

Pilots for LLS Flight Sponsorships

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Starting at $600 to donate and promote your Businesses at the same time!

All profits donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Enjoy an Exciting Helicopter Ride and Support this Great Cause!

Platinum Sponsor – $4,000


  • 3 hours flight time in an R44 helicopter from Stewart Airport to most places in the Metro NY area for up to 3 people.
  • Grand Finale Half Page Program Ad
  • 4 tickets to the Grand Finale.
  • Company logo on the Man & Woman of the Year website.

Gold Sponsor – $2,000


  • 2 hours flight time in an R44 helicopter from Stewart Airport to most places in the Metro NY area for up to 3 people.
  • Listing in Grand Finale Program, invitation and public acknowledgment
  • 2 tickets to the Grand Finale.
  • Company listing on the Man & Woman of the Year website.

Silver Sponsor – $1,000


  • 1 hour flight time in an R44 helicopter from Stewart Airport for up to 3 people.
  • Company logo on my Man & Woman of the Year website.
  • Grand Finale Full Page Program Ad

Bronze Sponsor – $600


  • 1 hour of helicopter time in an R22 from Stewart Airport for 1 person.
  • Company logo on my Man & Woman of the Year website.
  • Grand Finale Half Page Program Ad

 Mail Check Payable to:

Independent Helicopters
1032 1st st, Bldg 118
New Windsor, NY 12553
**Please indicate which sponsorship in the Memo**

28
Mar

Helicopter Paintball!!

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HELICOPTER PAINTBALL AT MSG PAINTBALL NOW ON May 7th, 2016!

Unfortunately we’ve had to reschedule our April 3rd event due to WIND and SNOW!!

We’ve rescheduled with MSG Paintball on May 7th for the EPIC battle!

Helicopters, paintball and aerial gunnery! We can take 3 people per flight, so that means you and two friends or teammates can rain down even more paintball on your unsuspecting opponents on the ground!

Registration includes Helicopter Ride, Paintball gun and Paint for the ride only.

May 7th, 2016

1pm – 5pm!

BRING YOUR FRIENDS, AND HAVE A BLAST!

All profits go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

Scheduled for May 7th

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!

All profits are donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society.

$75 in person on May 7th.