THE BLOG

11
Apr
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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04
Apr

Service Highlight: Flight School

It’s hard to pick a favorite service when we have so much fun with all of the different things that we get to do and offer at Independent Helicopters. That said, there is something really unique and special about our flight school program. Getting to share our passion and teach others about what we love so much is one of the most rewarding things, and sharing that experience is simply incredible.

Our flight school is a very comprehensive training program that dives into the nuts and bolts of helicopter aviation, from safety to basic flight skills and even emergency maneuvers in our Fresca Flight Simulator (how cool!). So if you’re on the market for something really incredible to do with your time, or have just always wanted to learn more about aviation, our Flight School is a great way to get your feet off the ground.

Check out the site today for more info!

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01
Apr

Fly Day Friday

Is it just us or did March completely fly by? With all of our events for the LLS campaign, it’s been especially hard to keep track of the days. Now that spring is finally here, though, we’re excited to get some more flying time and hopefully take you with us! So, take a break from your workday and explore our online booking feature which allows you to take a look at all of our spring availability. This is the spring that you learn how to fly, or get your family up on that tour! Take advantage of the weather with us. You know you want to.

And everyone in the area, don’t forget to check us out in Middletown for our first round of Helicopter Paintball on Saturday!

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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.
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  • 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.

23
Mar

Spring Fever

At Independent Helicopters we couldn’t be happier about this unseasonably warm early spring. Last year at this time we were still flying over a very frozen Hudson River, so we are really happy to see some green things coming back to life! Our tour-season has been kickstarted, our Easter Egg drop was a wild success, and we’ve even been able to do some fun stuff on the ground, like our upcoming 5k. You could definitely say we’ve been bit with spring fever! Make sure you check out our new online booking tool to get your spring off to the right start today!

Also, if you’re not already plugged in, definitely follow along on all of our social media channels to stay up to date with IH news and events.

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21
Mar

Easter Egg Drop!

What’s more fun than an Easter Egg hunt? An Easter Egg hunt where the eggs are literally falling out of the sky! This past weekend we had a blast flying over Schenectady and dropping 3,000 eggs to a local hunt. It was so fun to see how excited the kids were and even more fun to see our pic featured in the Daily Gazette the next day. Everyone keep an eye out for more details on our Helicopter Paintball which is coming up on April 9th!

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15
Mar

Helicopter Paintball in the Albany Area!

We’re bringing Helicopter Paintball to the Capital Region on April 9th, 2016!

Come join us and Capital Combat Zone Paintball and Airsoft for an adrenaline rush like no other!

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!

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April 9th, 2016

10am –  4pm

Bring your friends, and have a blast!

Space still available at the event!

All profits go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

Scheduled for April 9th

Check our Facebook page for details!

Thank you to Capital Combat Zone Paintball for graciously allowing us to use their field and for participating in our fundraiser!

We would also like to thank the 4 Horsemen who have graciously helped us  acquire supplies for this charity event.

All profits are donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society.

Our $50 pre-registration has ended, but you can still join us on the field or in the helicopter!

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

 

 

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