Our New Kaman K-1200 Kmax Helicopters

Imagine a heavy lifting project that would take a typical crane a month or more to complete. The Kaman K-1200 K-Max is a little helicopter with a lot of power. The K-Max can complete a heavy lift job in only matter of hours.

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Press Feature: Taming the Squirrel

Nearly two decades ago, Jon Bourke joined Helicopter Express and quickly became our chief pilot. His experience includes piloting throughout Europe, the Caribbean, and North, Central, and South America.

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Still Fighting the Devastating Fires in Chile

Fires have been raging in central and southern Chile, fanned by strong winds, hot temperatures, and a prolonged drought. Chile experienced its worst wildfire season in history this summer with over 1,400,000 acres burned since November.

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Flying on the Frontlines

While the Chilean government has ended a state of emergency enacted in response to the worst wildfire season in the nation’s history, the work there is still not complete. According to the National Press, the Chilean wild fires have torched more than 900,000 acres—roughly four times the area of New York City—since January 15th.

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Reinventing a Hero

The Bell 407 helicopter has been a faithful workhorse for Helicopter Express for decades. It has been a hero among our fleet, but even the most iconic trailblazer needs a reinvention over time. HX is constantly looking for ways to improve our capabilities, especially regarding advancing our abilities to accomplish the most challenging firefighting missions and dramatically increasing our payloads.

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Prescribed Burning Prevents Wildfires

There are benefits of fire in natural areas. Ecosystems need periodic fire to remain healthy. Many species are dependent on fire to maintain the habitat in which they live. Without fire, trees become stressed from overcrowding and hazardous flammable fuels accumulate. A prescribed (or controlled) burn sets fire at the right place and at the right time.

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JETRANGER: BELL 206-B3

The Bell JetRanger series has become the definitive turbine powered light utility and corporate helicopter of the past three decades. It is a single-engine, five seat utility helicopter that is the right choice for particular missions.

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The Charter: AIRBUS EC-155

The Airbus EC-155 is a long-range medium-lift passenger transport helicopter. It is a twin-engined aircraft and can carry up to 13 passengers along with 1 or 2 crew. This luxury helicopter is perfectly marketed for passenger transport but is also equipped to perform a variety of missions.

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The A-Star: AIRBUS AS-350 B3

AS350 B3 outclasses all other single engine helicopters for performance, versatility, and safety. It is a light helicopter that can transport up to 5 passengers, which makes it a versatile choice for most missions and charter trips. The AS350 B3 can fly as far as 346 nautical miles on a tank of fuel, a range that’s 8 mi farther than other similarly sized rotorcraft.

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The Executive: Bell 407

The Bell 407 integrates reliability, speed, performance and maneuverability with a cabin configurable for an array of missions and payloads. Its engine delivers exceptional hot and high performance with the ability to cruise at 133 kts/246 km/h. Its spacious cabin has five club-passenger seats with an additional passenger seat in the cockpit in single pilot operations.

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The Heavy Lifter: Bell 205A-1 ++

The Bell 205A-1 ++ is a single engine, two-blade, medium aircraft with a max takeoff weight of 10,000 lbs. This helicopter has consistently proven its capabilities supporting missions in areas of high altitude, high temperature, and turbulent mountain environments. It’s the perfect choice for heavy lifting, firefighting and disaster relief.

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Our History: An Image of Success

Helicopter Express’s strategy of always investing in new equipment has helped set it apart from its competitors, and helped ensure its continued growth and success.

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Baseball Fans

Media Posted: April 16, 2015, By Michael Foster at Forsyth County News The most effective grounds crew in the county came from the sky Tuesday. Pinecrest baseball coach Ryan Weingart and King’s Ridge’s Dallas McPherson couldn’t stand the thought of canceling the restart of Monday’s game, which was stopped after 4 1/3 innings by a […]

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