Tag: Enstrom Helicopters

Safety Check: Vuichard Recovery becoming more popular

In this month’s edition of “Safety Check,” let’s review the recovery procedures for vortex ring state (VRS), formerly known as Settling with Power. Unfortunately, vortex ring state leads to a number of crashes each year, as it occurs close to the ground where there is little altitude remaining for recovery. Vortex ring state occurs when… Read more »

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation demonstrates commitment to being a good neighbor

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has called Menominee and the surrounding area home for the past six decades. We’re forever grateful for the community’s unwavering support for Enstrom through times of success and times of struggle. Now that the company is once more under stable ownership with a bright future ahead, Enstrom can fully embrace its call… Read more »

Enstrom to host semi-annual maintenance courses in April, May

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is gearing up to host our first of two semi-annual maintenance courses for 2023. We’ve designed these courses to help improve your skills in inspecting and maintaining your helicopter. Even the best aircraft won’t stay airworthy forever, especially without routine maintenance. Safety is and will always be our top priority here at… Read more »

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation President retires after storied career

Enstrom President Matt Francour is set to say goodbye this month to the company he dedicated nearly four decades of his life to. Matt announced his retirement from Enstrom earlier this year after having helped Enstrom successfully navigate through an often uncertain and tumultuous era. Matt said what he’ll miss the most from his time… Read more »

Safety Check – What is a true formation flight?

Recently we had a client request an aerial tour of a property in central Indiana. The flight request involved multiple helicopters. During the pilot safety briefing, it was discussed having one pilot who would make the radio calls on behalf of the other aircraft. Knowing this would be a revenue flight we could not be… Read more »

Enstrom Helicopters Shines in Florida’s SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo

Fresh off a celebrated appearance at HAI HELI-EXPO in Atlanta, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation continued to impress at SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, Florida. SUN ‘n FUN draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to what has become known as “Spring Break for Pilots.” It features more than 500 exhibitors, hands-on workshops, and educational seminars.… 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 »

New 480B to South Africa

Enstrom Helicopter is exhibiting with Safomar Aviation, Enstrom’s African distributor based in Johannesburg in the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD).   AAD is a bi-annual show taking place at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria.  Dennis Martin, Enstrom Director of Sales and Marketing, is joining the Safomar sales team at the show. On display are… 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

SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo

04/09/2024 Sun., 04/14/2024
Location: Lakeland, Florida
SUN ‘n FUN draws hundreds of thousands of visitors every year to Lakeland, Florida, making it the sunshine state’s largest annual convention of any kind.

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FIDAE

04/09/2024 Fri., 04/12/2024
Location: Santiago, Chile
The Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio, or FIDAE, is Latin America’s foremost aerospace, defense, and security exhibition.

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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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