Santa, 2 helpers, and a CHP officer stand in front of a helicopter

Flying CHP and Santa

Santa, along with with his little helpers, took a break from his sleigh this Christmas arrived in our Astar helicopter at the Otay border. While he was there, Santa greeted children and passed out candy with the California Highway Patrol.

Helicopter lifting an External Load from the back of a truck

Helicopter External Load Operation – Scripps Institution of Oceanography

The Corporate Helicopters’ team delivered multiple external loads of research equipment by helicopter to the Coronado Islands in Mexico this week for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. This helicopter external load operation was lead by Chief Pilot, Gary Roesink who flew the mission making 5 trips from Border State Park to the Islands, which are 10 miles off shore.

A group of National Test Pilots pose in front of a helicopter

National Test Pilots in San Diego

The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is the premier total flight test education and training organization in the world. Once a year, a group of pilots from the NTPS train at Corporate Helicopters for a few days. This year, we were excited to have pilots and engineers from South Korea, Israel, Australia, Sweden and Canada.

A newly engaged couple kiss in front of a helicopter

Romantic Proposal in San Diego

Love is always in the air at Corporate Helicopters! Seth popped the question to his beautiful girlfriend, Reagan on a gorgeous Friday afternoon whole flying over beautiful San Diego. Of course she said yes! He arranged for a professional photographer to capture the big moment upon landing at Montgomery Field.

Wave Goodbye to MS - Paddle for the Cure October 11, 2014

Wave Goodbye to MS – 2nd Annual Paddle for the Cure

On Saturday, October 11, 2014, Corporate Helicopters will be sponsoring the 2nd Annual “Wave Goodbye to MS – Paddle for the Cure”. This is a fundraising event for the National MS Society created by lifelong friends, Steve Bettis and Mitch Murphy. The goal of the event is to raise the awareness of the need for a more directed and intense research to find a cure. Corporate Helicopters will provide a helicopter for aerial photos of the paddle out event.

Helicopter flying over La Jolla coastline

Pilot for a day in San Diego

Is flying a helicopter on your bucket list or are you giving an awesome gift to a close friend or loved one? Corporate Helicopters offers Introductory Helicopter Flight Lessons for those wanting to try out flying for the day! For $399, you will learn the basics during 30 minutes of ground school, then fly with a helicopter instructor around San Diego.

A group of 21 people pose in front of a helicopter

Group of 21 fly in San Diego Helicopter Tour

We were happy to host Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn, a group of 21 for our ‘Diego Delight’ San Diego Helicopter Tour last week! Five helicopters took off at noon to take this excited group around gorgeous San Diego – they skimmed across beautiful beaches, bays and the best local attractions San Diego has to offer.

A couple kisses during a marriage proposal on a helicopter (Photo credit: Vaylia Photography)

San Diego Helicopter Marriage Proposal

When your boyfriend takes you on a helicopter tour, you know you’re in for an amazing adventure. Then you realize this is it…he’s popping the question! Your San Diego helicopter tour just turned into an unforgettable moment in your life – you’re getting married!

Those are a few thoughts that went through Santina and Jaime’s minds when the love of their lives asked for their hand in marriage. The Heart Bandits helped arrange these proposals along and Vaylia Photography who captured every bit of it.

3 Helicopter charter pilots stand in front of their helicopters

Helicopter Group Tours

Experiencing an aerial tour of San Diego is the most impressive and exclusive way to show off this gorgeous city! Did you know we offer helicopter group tours? Our charming pilots will customize a tour that’s fit just for you – whether you are a group of 10 or 100, we have recommendations that will impress and excite everyone. This is an excellent opportunity for employee incentives, company rewards, family reunions, group of friends or even large families!

Three helicopters flying in formation

Aerial Filming of Boat Races in San Francisco Bay

Last summer, over the course of three months, Corporate Helicopters captured aerial footage of a series of international boat races in San Francisco Bay. Thanks to our highly skilled Pilots who flew three AStar helicopters equipped with Cineflex Camera Systems. They captured exhilarating racing and exciting footage of our helicopters at work.

A Mother and 2 daughters on a helicopter tour

Perfect Mother’s Day Gift – Helicopter Tour Special

Looking for the best Mother’s Day gift this year? Give her a gift she will never forget – a beautiful helicopter ride over San Diego! This special flight will cover the gorgeous San Diego coastline including – the majestic Torrey Pines, Crystal Pier, Tourmaline Beach, La Jolla Cove and Mission Bay.

A group of people a table on a cliff overlooking the ocean

Young Presidents Organization Charters Helicopter to Mexico

A group of young professionals – Young Presidents Organization chartered a helicopter flight to Mexico for a 3-Day excursion coordinated by VP of Operations, Mandy Patterson. Six guys and 2 Bell JetRangers flew south to enjoy a private, catered lunch in Punta Brava with breathtaking views. They also experienced a private gourmet cheese cellar tour and tasting at La Cava de Marcelo and ended with a private breakfast and wine tour at El Cielo.