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HeliExpo 2016 Recap

Time is flying, isn’t it? It feels like just yesterday we were down in Louisville, KY for this year’s Heli Expo. This is always a highlight of our year because it’s a great way for us to connect with other helicopter companies big and small and see what is trending in the industry. It was a great time and so fun seeing some new and old faces (we even spotted Sergei Sikorsky!). One of the coolest thing was being able to explore Churchill Downs and get some great night views of the racetrack. This is a beautiful venue and being down there got us so excited for warm weather and horse racing season!

Other fun highlights included Heather getting a chance to fly the little grey beauty in this last picture (an MD530F, so awesome), and getting to check out Robinson’s new R44 cadet for the first time. Overall, it was an awesome trip and we are already gearing up for next year.




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Stewart Airport 5K for LLS

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Looking for Sponsors to join us at Stewart Airport on March 26th from 9am – 11am as we Race to Cure Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!


5K Run For LLS At Stewart International Airport!

Run for your health, Run to fight cancer!

Come run with us Easter Weekend from 9am-11am!



It is our absolute pleasure to announce the 5K Run For LLS at Stewart International Airport. Come join us on March 26th!

Smokin Grate BBQ will be here cooking some amazing food!

We’ll have music provided by WRWD 107.3, cool helicopter medals, water and snacks for the runners, awesome vendors and we’ll be raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

Checks may be made payable to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


LLS Kickoff Event! Prizes, live music, and more!

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has been an organization near and dear to our hearts at Independent Helicopters over the past several years, as they work to raise money and fight blood cancers. Their fundraising programs provide us with some really unique opportunities to turn our passion for aviation into something that unites people for a great cause (hello, helicopter paintball!).

As many of you know, our very own Matt Taggard is launching his campaign for LLS Man of the Year next week. Next Friday, March 5th we will be kicking off at Billy Joe’s Ribworks in Newburgh and auctioning off various prizes!

Stop by from 4-6pm for free food, a chance to donate to Matt’s campaign and win Helicopter Paintball tickets. Also enjoy live music with Jared Funari and a chance to experience “Behind the Bar” at Billy Joe’s. A suggested donation of $10 at the door will go towards Matt’s LLS campaign. First 20 people will receive a complimentary gift bag! We hope to see you there! Screen Shot 2016-02-24 at 1.32.09 PM


Dreaming of warmer weather…

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?

PS: Just a reminder, check us out on Instagram to see some of our exciting day-to-day operations! @Independentheli