We’re so lucky that the February temperatures have been so good to us, but it still seems like summer days are still so far away. After some quality time perusing YouTube we stumbled across this video of an R44 helicopter tour in Hawaii. These are the same helicopters we use, just half a world away! It’s always fun to watch videos like this and see how different an experience can be when you’re in a totally unique setting. The scenery we get to explore in the Northeast is just as beautiful, but it’s hard not to envy the year-long high temps of Hawaii. Are you daydreaming of summer plans, too?
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One of our favorite things to do with clients is spice up their morning commute. How much more exciting would your work day be if you arrived via helicopter? Come on, what a way to impress!
While the idea might seem a little “out there” or too crazy to incorporate into your morning routine, at Independent Helicopters we make the whole experience very professional and relaxed. Did you know that our average helicopter size isn’t even that much bigger than your standard SUV? While the experience is definitely unique to say the least, it’s not as outlandish as you might think. In fact, to us, it’s normal!
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One of our lesser-known services is very close to our hearts, and that is helicopter engagements. What better way to create a memory that will last a lifetime? This unique proposal will be cherished for years to come and admired by friends and family members. One of our favorite things about flying with couples is that we get to share our passion for flying while creating a truly unforgettable experience. It’s difficult to think of a more unique way to bond with your partner than being hundreds of feet in the air together, away from the chaos of everyday life. So, even if you’re not ready to pop the question, think about making your Valentine’s Day experience even more romantic by sweeping her off her feet… literally.
Every once in a while, someone will come to us looking for help. They always want to pop the question, but they want to make it the most memorable event possible. What better way to create a lasting memory than to use a helicopter for your proposal. Jared Funari came to us not only looking to make a lasting memory, but also make a splash. Jared’s approach is very unique, and involved intensive planning. The planning did not end the complexity however, timing in this case was everything for successful completion. See the film at the end of this article.
Jared and Cody had a very simple relationship that grew from a friendship. There were no moments of eternal excitement like most relationships, no special location for a first date, and no phenomenal first kiss. Jared’s proposal plans started with a simple scavenger hunt across the capital district that sent Cody to various places that had meaning for them; places that developed after they were already a couple. Each stop was to have a clue for the next. When enlisting help to make a video of the event, a friend stated “Well if there are no epic moments that led to the proposal, there has to be an absolutely epic proposal. You have to fly in on a helicopter.” This statement stuck with Jared for a few days, until he decided that was exactly what he needed to do.
A park in Colonie, NY was to be the landing site where Jared would propose. Owned by the town, park officials were not willing to allow the event to take place, a situation that nearly ended things before they began. A friend helping set things up was not willing to give up that easily. “This has to happen, we can’t go back now. There has to be an alternate possibility.” There was.
The Constantine Farm sits directly next to the park, with only a stockade fence to separate the two. When the landing site was proposed, the team was told they would have to have a meeting to discuss the possibility. Before leaving the farm however, one of the owners exposed her romantic side… “We are absolutely doing this.”
It took a team of people to put it all together. Cody was to be chauffeured to her destinations while Jared was in the air. Routes were driven with a stopwatch running to build in delays if necessary, clue cards were prepped, balloons were purchased, and more help was enlisted to place the hand painted banners at their locations.
Both Jared and Cody Each had their own film crew to document the occasion, and the following video by Josh Rask is the result. Operations Director Matthew Taggard was Pilot In Command for the special event, flying out of our Saratoga Springs location. Contact us if you would like to put together your own stellar proposal!