Category: Inside Enstrom

Enstrom President Promotes Education Opportunities, Community Involvement

On October 5, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation President Todd Tetzlaff attended the 2023 Connections: K12 Education, Business, Industry & Higher Education event held at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s (NWTC) Marinette campus. Representatives from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (UWGB) and the Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Association (NEWMA) also participated. This event functioned as a connection point… Read more »

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 »

Employee Spotlight: Christian Broschardt

If there’s a part that’s metal on an Enstrom helicopter, there’s a good chance I had a hand in creating it. My name is Christian Broschardt. I work in the sheet metal department at Enstrom on the CNC press brake, which we affectionately call “Big Red.” With this powerful tool, I can help shape everything… 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 »

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation delights families at City of Marinette’s “National Night Out”

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation employees and their families joined the Marinette community on August 1 in celebrating National Night Out. National Night Out is an annual campaign aimed at better connecting first responders with the communities they serve. Event organizers believe bolstering relationships is the key to making neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. At… 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 »

Employee Spotlight: Rich Hosking

Every time I see an Enstrom helicopter flying overhead, I can’t help but be filled with pride knowing I played a part in making it fly. My name is Rich Hosking, and I help produce the fan shrouds that funnel air flow toward the piston motor, keeping it cool. Building machines to the safety and… 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 »

Enstrom at EAA

Company representatives with Enstrom Helicopter Corporation are proud to have participated in this year’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Enstrom has been a consistent presence at EAA for more than 30 years. Despite sometimes sweltering temperatures, early reports indicate record attendance at the weeklong event. In a typical year, AirVenture attracts roughly 600,000 visitors during… Read more »

Upcoming Events

The Great Alaskan Aviation Gathering

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

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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