Author: Dennis Martin

Tips for Flying the Trim without Fear

I recently had the privilege of ferrying a 280FX from the factory in Menominee to Cleveland, Ohio. Smooth air and cool temps made for a nice ride as we swung around Chicago and headed east. However, even with the tailwinds, it was still a six-hour flight. It’s flights like this where I really appreciate the… Read more »

Safety Check – Using Superior Judgment

Like many pilots, my email inbox seems to fill up almost daily with aviation newsletters. Sometimes, these newsletters include accident reports, which I will comb through as a helpful learning opportunity. However, I’ve noticed that the NTSB’s official, listed reason for a reported crash doesn’t always tell the full story. For example, a pilot might… Read more »

Cell phones and soybeans, a guide for using cameras in the air

A few years ago, the minds at WIRED Magazine calculated the terminal velocity of an iPhone to be about 65 feet per second. Theoretically, they concluded, an iPhone falling hundreds of feet onto a soft surface would only see about half the amount of G force as an iPhone falling just three feet onto hard… Read more »

Enstrom at Rotors ‘n Ribs 2023

Contrary to what might be common perception, a helicopter salesman does not get to zoom around in a new helicopter daily. So, when Enstrom decided to showcase a couple helicopters at the Rotors ‘n Ribs fly-in, you can bet I jumped at the opportunity to help fly one down. Our mission was to safely traverse… Read more »

Meet Dennis Martin, VP of Sales & Marketing

Do you remember back in high school when the Guidance Counselor would have you list out your dream job? Well, be careful what you wish for because it just might come true. After all, it did for me! I was fortunate to grow up in an aviation family. My dad was a private pilot who… Read more »

Meet Dennis Martin, VP of Sales & Marketing

Do you remember back in high school when the Guidance Counselor would have you list out your dream job? Well, be careful what you wish for because it just might come true. After all, it did for me! I was fortunate to grow up in an aviation family. My dad was a private pilot who… Read more »

Enstrom has Received its Production Certificate

By now many of you may have seen the good news that Enstrom received its Production Certificate PC. But what exactly is the PC, and why is it important? Most people are familiar with Type Certificates (TC), which is an FAA approval of an aircraft, aircraft engine, or propellor design. The key word here is… Read more »

Enstrom has Received its Production Certificate

By now many of you may have seen the good news that Enstrom received its Production Certificate PC. But what exactly is the PC, and why is it important? Most people are familiar with Type Certificates (TC), which is an FAA approval of an aircraft, aircraft engine, or propellor design. The key word here is… Read more »

HAI President and CEO Jim Viola Visits Enstrom

Enstrom was recently excited to be visited by none other than Jim Viola, the President of HAI. HAI is the helicopter industry’s leading trade association. Not only do they host the Heli-Expo, our largest trade show, they are a leading voice in Washington and throughout the world speaking on behalf of helicopter operators, maintainers, and… Read more »

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