Safety Check: The Magic Number for Senior Insurance

It’s always hard for me to see a long-time Enstrom dealer close their business. I recently discovered the reason behind one such closure, and I couldn’t help but wonder, could this have ended differently? The owner had run a successful helicopter operation for many years, maintained a solid relationship with the FAA, and appeared to… Read more »

Enstrom Announces Opening of New Repair Station

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is celebrating the opening of its brand-new, FAA-approved repair station, number EHCR228E. The state-of-the-art repair station operates within Enstrom’s Menominee, MI factory. It will provide helicopter maintenance, damage repairs, upgrades, and component overhauls, all at the hands of Enstrom’s premier repair experts. “This is a significant upgrade to what customers might have… Read more »

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation Finalizes Sale to Peruvian Military

Enstrom is excited to announce the signing of new purchase agreements with the Peruvian Military for four 280FX training helicopters. The Peruvian Army purchased two helicopters, and the Peruvian Air Force purchased another two. These aircraft will supplement both services’ respective training fleets, which already include multiple Enstrom helicopters. “We’ve supplied the Peruvian Army with… Read more »

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 – Surviving an IIMC Event

I recently observed one of my friends, a fellow CFII, helping a pilot perform multiple instrument approaches. For the purposes of this article, I’ll call the pilot “George” and the instructor “Sam.” Sam informed me George had faced a very scary experience the previous week after encountering inadvertent entry into instrument meteorological conditions (IIMC). George… Read more »

Employee Spotlight: Peter Woodruff

After so many years deployed away from home, I’m so thankful to have finally found a home with Enstrom Helicopter Corporation. Hi, my name is Peter “Woodie” Woodruff. I grew up in Swartz Creek, Michigan, an area known as the “’burbs of Flint,” and joined the army in 2002 shortly after my first daughter Abigale… Read more »

Join Enstrom at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024

Time is running out to register for the world’s largest annual helicopter trade show. HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 is set to run from February 26-29 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Enstrom representatives are excited to join more than 14,000 industry professionals for a week full of networking opportunities and educational courses. You’ll find… Read more »

Enstrom Announces 2024 Maintenance Training Dates

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce the official dates for its 2024 maintenance training classes. The dates are as follows: Piston    June 3-7 September 23-27 Turbine June 10-14 September 30-October 4 Each course will run for five days, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Mechanics and pilots who join Enstrom’s training… Read more »

Employee Spotlight: Scott Vande Hei

I find it’s something truly special to have finally found the job I could see myself one day retiring from. My name is Scott Vande Hei, and I can happily say I found that job at Enstrom Helicopter. My journey with Enstrom began nearly two decades ago in the stockroom. After about a year and… 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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