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  1. MAY 2017
    Eighth SNHCA Choice Award
    May 4, 2017

    picture Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association (SNHCA) names Maverick Helicopters the "Best Air Tour Company" for the 8th consecutive year!










  2. FEB 2017
    Sixth FAA Maintenance Award
    Feb 8, 2017

    picture Maverick Helicopters recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2016 Award of Excellence "Diamond Award." The prestigious honor is a result of the company’s ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety.
  3. Best of Las Vegas Award for 2016
    DEC 1, 2016

    picture Maverick Helicopters won the 2016 Best of Las Vegas award.


  4. MAY 2016
    Best Air Tour Award for 2016
    MAY 1, 2016

    picture Maverick Helicopters took home its seventh consecutive award for Best Air Tour from the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s (SNHCA) Concierge Choice Awards. The company was honored during a ceremony on Sunday, May 1.
  5. FEB 2016
    FAA Maintenance Award
    FEB 4, 2016

    picture The prestigious honor, which the company has now received five years in a row, is a result of Maverick Helicopters’ ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety.
  6. NOV 2015
    New Las Vegas Terminal
    November 19, 2015

    picture Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, unveiled its new $5 million Las Vegas terminal with a grand opening celebration Nov. 19.
  7. SEP 2015
    Luxury Ground Transportation
    September 15, 2015

    picture Maverick Helicopters invests nearly $2 million to upgrade its entire ground transportation fleet to limo coaches, offering Las Vegas guests a luxury experience beyond just takeoff to touchdown.
  8. AUG 2015
    Maverick Helicopters Day
    August 19, 2015

    picture Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman officially declares Aug. 19, 2015 to be Maverick Helicopters Day. The day coincides with National Aviation Day, established in 1939 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who issued the presidential proclamation in recognition of Orville Wright’s birthday.
  9. MAY 2015
    TripAdvisor Award for Excellence
    May 19, 2015

    picture This unique accolade is granted only to those businesses that have won the Certificate of Excellence for five years in a row. The Certificate of Excellence can be earned only by receiving consistently great reviews on the world's largest travel site.
  10. APR 2015
    Best Air Tour Award for 2015
    April 19, 2015

    picture Maverick Helicopters gains its sixth consecutive award for Best Air Tour from the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s (SNHCA) Concierge Choice Awards. The company is honored during a ceremony at Wynn Las Vegas April 19.
  11. Maui Tours Launch
    April 10, 2015

    picture Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, opens the doors to its new Maui, Hawaii, terminal with three breathtaking tour packages. This is Maverick Aviation Group’s fifth permanent location.
  12. MAR 2015
    Experience Matters
    March 15, 2015

    picture Continuing to set industry records, Maverick Helicopters logs 300,000 total flight hours using Airbus Helicopters’ EC-130, making it the first operator in the world to hit this impressive milestone. In addition, Maverick Helicopters records 350,000 total flight hours since its inception.
  13. EDC, NASCAR, and Other Events
    March 2, 2015

    picture Maverick re-signs a multi-year contract with Las Vegas Motor Speedway to continue as its exclusive helicopter operator for events, including EDC, NASCAR and other corporate functions.
  14. FAA Maintenance Award Again
    MAR 1, 2015

    picture Maverick Helicopters receives the FAA's most prestigious honor for maintenance, the Award of Excellence “Diamond Award,” signifying the company’s ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety.
  15. FEB 2015
    Ain't It Grand Canyon
    February 7, 2015

    picture Maverick Helicopters celebrates 10-year anniversary at its Grand Canyon South Rim location.
  16. DEC 2014
    Best of Las Vegas
    December 30, 2014

    picture Maverick is presented the “Best of Las Vegas” award by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the “Best of Nevada” award by Nevada Magazine.










  17. NOV 2014
    South Rim Terminal Renovation
    November 1, 2014

    picture Maverick Helicopters South Rim terminal undergoes $500,000 renovation with enhancements to the waiting area and interior expansion of the gift shop & cafe area.
  18. OCT 2014
    New Helicopters
    October 8, 2014

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    Maverick Aviation Group, the parent company of Maverick Helicopters, Mustang Helicopters and Maverick Airlines, expands with the addition of its eighth EC-130 T2. Honorably designated as the launch client of the T2, Maverick Helicopters boasts the largest and youngest fleet of EC-130 aircraft in the world.
  19. AUG 2014
    Best of Nevada
    August 1, 2014

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    Thank you to the readers of Nevada Magazine for choosing Maverick Helicopters as the "Best Tour Company in Southern Nevada" in the Readers' Survey for 2014. The results will be published in the July/August 2014 issue of Nevada Magazine, Events & Shows.
  20. APR 2012
    New Planes
    April 23, 2012

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    Maverick Airlines expands its fleet with the purchase of three new Cessna Grand Caravan 208 airplanes.
  21. MAR 2012
    FAA Maintenance Award
    March 1, 2012

    picture Maverick Helicopters receives the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) most prestigious honor for maintenance, the Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.” This achievement signifies the company’s ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety.
  22. FEB 2012
    Henderson Expansion
    February 3, 2012

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    Maverick Aviation Group announces the opening of its new 37,000-square foot terminal located at the Henderson Executive Airport, home to its Mustang and Airline divisions.
  23. MAR 2010
    Award Winning Safety!
    March 2, 2010

    HAI award For the fifth year in a row, Maverick earns the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Operator Safety Award, which honors helicopter pilots worldwide who have at least 5,000 consecutive hours of accident and violation-free flight hours.
  24. JAN 2010
    Canyon Dreams
    January 19, 2010

    Renovations At South Rim
    Maverick acquires tour operator in Grand Canyon South Rim and begins flying passengers over the famous landmark.
  25. OCT 2009
    100,000 Hours
    October 22, 2009

    Renovations At South Rim Maverick Helicopters surpasses 100,000 flight hours.
  26. SEP 2009
    New Website
    September 15, 2009

    Renovations At South Rim
    Maverick launches enhanced website and introduces Live Chat, a new customer service tool.
  27. OCT 2008
    Maverick Airlines Launch
    October 1, 2008

    Renovations At South Rim
    Maverick Aviation Group launches Maverick Airlines.
  28. FEB 2008
    Travel Channel's Award
    February 2, 2008



    Maverick Helicopters has received an array of travel industry accolades and is the only company in the world to be named twice to the Travel Channel's "Top 10 Best Helicopter Thrills in the World."
  29. JAN 2005
    Safety Award
    January 24, 2005

    HAI award Maverick Helicopters earns the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Operator Safety Award, which honors helicopter pilots worldwide who have at least 5,000 consecutive hours of accident and violation-free flight hours.
  30. JAN 2003
    ECO-Star Helicopters
    January 16, 2003

    Renovations At South Rim
    Maverick Helicopters adds the first Airbus ECO-Star helicopters to its fleet.
  31. SEP 1999
    NASCAR VIP
    September 20, 1999

    Maverick and Nascar
    Maverick Helicopters begins offering VIP helicopter transfers for NASCAR weekend.
  32. JUL 1996
    Open for Business
    July 1, 1996

    Maverick and Nascar Maverick Helicopters flight operations were officially launched in the tourism capital of the world - Las Vegas.
  33. DEC 1995
    The Beginning
    December 1, 1995

    Maverick Old Logo


    Husband and wife team Greg and Brenda Rochna decide to build a better helicopter tour company in an already competitive market. The couple takes a big risk considering the Las Vegas – Grand Canyon helicopter tour industry is well established. This business decision turns out to be one of the couple’s best.


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