Category: Inside Enstrom

Propelling Enstrom into the Future

For over 60 years, Enstrom Helicopter has been an industry leader in safety, design, and innovation and I couldn’t be more excited to join this renowned business and help reestablish this icon of the sky. My history with Enstrom dates to 2008 when I began my journey of learning to fly these incredible machines. I… Read more »

National Night Out

National Night Out is a community-building event held around the US in August. It brings neighbors, law enforcement, and local businesses together. In Marinette, WI, just across the river from Menominee, MI, they held National Night Out at the Community REC center. The event was supported by fire, rescue, and police from around the area… Read more »

Enstrom Helicopters at EAA Airventure

Everyone at Enstrom is excited to have participated in our first major show after the factory reboot. July 25 through 31 we displayed at the EAA Airventure extravaganza in Oshkosh, WI, and with over 600,000 people attending couldn’t have started with a bigger bang. The response was fantastic. We had our demo 480B there, complete… Read more »

Stephenson Michigan Lions Club Chopper Drop

The annual “chopper drop” was held for the Stephenson, Michigan Lions Club recently. Acting as their main fundraiser, 700 balls are sold and dropped by an Enstrom helicopter onto a golf green. The winner, or winners, receive $10,000. The local Lions Club has given back over $30,000 to local community programs, scholarships, and Lions District… Read more »

Safety Check – July

The More We Look, the Less We See This month’s Safety Check we are talking about preflight inspections and how complacency can become a flight risk. When I searched “inadequate preflight inspections” I was shocked with how many reports came up on helicopters alone. So, I decided to focus on Enstrom’s specifically. Fortunately, that reduced… Read more »

Enstrom Helicopter Featured at Rotors ‘n Ribs

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation took part in the annual Rotors ’n Ribs event July 9, 2022 in Goshen, Indiana. This event is held each year by Sweet Helicopters in conjunction with America’s Freedom Fest making it one of the Midwest’s premier air shows. Representatives from Enstrom met with helicopter owners, operators, and enthusiasts at this event… Read more »

Rebooted Enstrom Helicopter Corp. Signs First Sales Representative

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce that it has signed Aero Facility Co, Ltd. as their representative for sales in the country of Japan. Aero Facility has the honor of being the first Representative signed back after Enstrom emerged out of Chapter 7 bankruptcy on May 13, 2022. Aero Facility was a long time… Read more »

Enstrom Helicopter Under New and Stable Ownership

Chuck Surack, founder of Surack Enterprises, announced today that he has purchased The Enstrom Helicopter Corporation of Menominee, Michigan to rebuild the Enstrom brand into one of the leading American-made helicopter manufacturer as it once was. In a letter to the Enstrom leadership team, Surack shared his appreciation to the employees for their devotion and… Read more »

Enstrom engineers play with Legos

There has always been a special connection between kids and robots, and kids and Legos. Kids, robots, and Legos can all be found at a robotics group at the Marinette Middle School. With advisor Lynn Francour, a group of 40 sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders work together to create Lego robots. Ten of these students form… Read more »

Upcoming Events

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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Enstrom Maintenance Course, Turbine

06/10/2024 Fri., 06/14/2024
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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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

07/22/2024 Sun., 07/28/2024
Location: Oshkosh/Nekimi, Wisconsin
Only in Oshkosh will you live seven straight days of world-class aerobatics, history coming alive through airplanes from all eras of flight filling the skies, fun into the night, camaraderie with fellow aviation enthusiasts, and much, much more.

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