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.
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!
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
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!
Give us a call today to see how your day could be improved with a charter flight.
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.