Author: Bayard duPont

How Enstrom fits in the broader context of Helicopter History

In a previous month’s article on Enstrom history, I briefly shared about mechanic Rudy Enstrom’s ingenuity in the ‘40s and ‘50s, leading to the creation of the first Enstrom helicopter. This month, I want to show you how Enstrom’s innovation fits into the overall history of helicopters. So, let’s step back and look at the… Read more »

North to Alaska: Bush Flying in Alaska

I’m back in Alaska this week after spending the past several weeks in Michigan and Wisconsin. As always, I had a fabulous time representing Enstrom Helicopter at our booth for EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. It was a great week, and I got the warmup I was looking for. When I finally arrived back in Anchorage,… Read more »

North to Alaska: Rain, Sun, and Glaciers

This is the second installment in my “North to Alaska” series, see part one here. I’ve spent the better part of a year flying heli-fishermen up to the remote waters near Talaheim Lodge in Alaska. These past few years, I’ve spent most of my summer in Alaska, only returning to the lower 48 for EAA… Read more »

North to Alaska: Bayard’s First Trip to the Alaskan Wilderness

This is the first installment in a series I’m calling “North to Alaska.” If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been missing from the lower 48 for a little while. I have spent the past few months up at Talaheim Lodge in Alaska, flying heli-fisherman up to the remote waters there, where they’ll be surrounded by nothing… Read more »

Enstrom History, from inception to production of the 280C

Welcome to the first installment of Enstrom History, where we’ll highlight the pioneers and innovators who helped Enstrom become what it is today. For this month’s installment, we start right at the beginning. Rudy Enstrom’s Early Designs Rudy Enstrom was born on June 23, 1916, in Crystal Falls, MI. While employed as a mechanic for… Read more »

Support Documents Available on Our Website

We get lots of requests at the factory for manuals, service documents, and other technical information. We are always happy to help but actually, there is a great deal of information for owners, pilots, and technicians available on our website. Under Support, there are links to Training, Technical Support, and Tech Tips. Clicking on Training… Read more »

Support Documents Available on Our Website

We get lots of requests at the factory for manuals, service documents, and other technical information. We are always happy to help but actually, there is a great deal of information for owners, pilots, and technicians available on our website. Under Support, there are links to Training, Technical Support, and Tech Tips. Clicking on Training… Read more »

Effective Correlator Operations

Enstrom occasionally get questions from pilots about why their correlator doesn’t seem to be effective. Most of the time we find that this issue comes from a misunderstanding of how it works and how to properly use it. The major difference between the correlator operation and governor operation (in piston engine helicopters) is that with… Read more »

Effective Correlator Operations

Enstrom occasionally get questions from pilots about why their correlator doesn’t seem to be effective. Most of the time we find that this issue comes from a misunderstanding of how it works and how to properly use it. The major difference between the correlator operation and governor operation (in piston engine helicopters) is that with… Read more »

Upcoming Events

The Great Alaskan Aviation Gathering

05/04/2024
Location: The Alaska State Fairgrounds
The first weekend in May every year, Alaskans gather to celebrate aviation and plan for the upcoming flying season by attending the largest free aviation event in the nation!

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Washington DC Flyover

05/11/2024
Location: Washington, DC
The GA Flyover will commemorate the many contributions general aviation has provided to this nation over the past eight decades.

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Enstrom Maintenance Course, Piston

06/03/2024 Fri., 06/07/2024
Cost: $1,400 Per Person
Location: Menominee, Michigan, USA
Enstrom offers maintenance courses to educate pilots and ground crew. They are I.A. Renewal Accredited.

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