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15
Mar

Stewart Airport 5K run for LLS Registration!

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

Smokin Grate BBQ will be here cooking some amazing food!

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

Download this registration form and mail or email it back to us!

You can go directly through LLS to donate!
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14
Mar

Girl Scouts and Aviation

Raise your hand if Girl Scout Cookie season is your favorite season. At Independent Helicopters we love hosting the Girl Scouts to teach them all about what we do, how the business has grown, and all of the potential they have to do great things not only within the Girl Scout program, but beyond! As a certified Woman Owned Business, cultivating a passion in young girls is one of the most rewarding things for us. They might not know it yet, but their potential is literally limitless. The girls are always so eager and challenge us by asking some really great questions. Girl Scout days are always a nice break from our usual day-to-day, and it’s so fun to share what we love. Lucy gets a really kick out of it, too! We’re looking forward to hosting some more troops in the coming months, and getting the Boy Scouts involved as well!

 

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11
Mar

30 Things You Didn’t Know about LLS

Last Friday we were lucky to have a great turnout for our LLS Campaign Kickoff event at Billy Joe’s Ribworks. We are so excited about some of our upcoming events and really hope to get even closer to Matt’s goal of $100,000! Make sure you keep your eye out for chances to participate, like our Paint and Sip in Poughkeepsie, 5k at Stewart Airport, and our favorite, Helicopter Paintball!

In the meantime, here are 30 things we bet you didn’t know about LLS. Please help us end this horrible disease! 2015 blood cancer facts final_Page_1 2015 blood cancer facts final_Page_2

09
Mar

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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08
Mar

Stewart Airport 5K for LLS

Showcase your Business!

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

02
Mar

Connect with us!

Are you connected with Independent Helicopters in all of the ways that you could be? Make sure to tune in with us on Instagram and Facebook to catch all of our latest updates! This is a great way to see what we’re up to and give you some inspiration during your weekdays.

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27
Feb

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!

 

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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

24
Feb

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

22
Feb

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

17
Feb

Service Highlight: Charter Flights

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.

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