The turbine engine helicopter’s reputation for reliability began not because it was unusually reliable, but because the early helicopter reciprocating engines were relatively unreliable. In 1977 Frank Robinson began Robinson Helicopter Company to design, build, and produce an inexpensive and low operating cost helicopter for utilization for medium and light duty commercial operations and personal use.
Today, Robinson Helicopter Company has produced and sold more helicopters each year than any other US or foreign commercial helicopter manufacture. Their dedication to safety, reliability, flexibility and affordable acquisition and operating costs has vaulted them to the top of the industry. The Robinson R44 has become the world’s most popular and best selling helicopter in the world, and the R22 has become the most popular ab-initio training and basic duty helicopter in the market.
Vertical Services Integration, LLC has chosen to primarily operate the Robinson R44 Raven II and R22 Beta II helicopters for reasons of unsurpassed safety, reliability, and operational affordability. NTSB statistics prove that Robinson helicopters experience a mere fraction of the accidents from engine and structural failure than any other existing helicopter in use today. The utilization of these piston helicopters with an industry-leading record of safety and reliability, but at a fraction of the costs of comparable turbine engine helicopters, allows for cost efficient and affordable use by corporations and municipalities of any size, as well as individuals and civic groups.
|Aircraft and Pilot|
|Robinson R44 Raven II
Up to 3 passengers
|Robinson R22 Beta II
|Additional Flight Crew
(observers, TFO, photographers, ground personnel - if needed)
|Event Air Rides and Tours||Cost TBD
Based on individual trip time, passenger loads, customer volume, and additional operating costs.
|Pilot Down Time||$35.00/hr.|
|Overnight for Pilot/Crew||$250.00/day
(plus expenses per person)
All rates include aircraft, fuel/oil, and professional pilot services. Additional charges may apply and include ground fees, airport usage fees, permits, or additional equipment and/or personnel (photographer, tactical flight officer, observer).
Block Discount Rates available to dedicated customers and with long-term contracts.
Customer cancellations less than 24 hours in advance, and no-show fees, will be calculated on a percentage of the estimated operating costs or predicted flight times.
* $20.00 fuel surcharge for flights less than 1 hr.
** $15.00 fuel surcharge for flights less than 1 hr.
All charges are based on clock service time.
- Electronic News Gathering (ENG)
- Public Safety and Service/SAR
- Aerial Photography
- Aerial Surveying
- Infrastructure/Power Line Assessment
- Aerial Surveillance
- Event Supervision
- Developer Assessment/Evaluation
- Real Estate Assessment/Evaluation
- Community Awareness/Overview