Industry entrepreneur Greg Rochna had a vision to create a company that would provide service at a level not previously offered in the helicopter industry. In December of 1995, he did just that in the tourism capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada—a destination known for high rollers and over-the-top service. He and his wife Brenda launched Maverick Helicopters with a mission to provide the finest level of service as expected by the VIP guests of the resorts and hotels in the City of Lights. Their efforts have been realized with the support of the premier hotels and their concierges, top meeting planners and the best tour companies in the business.
The Las Vegas operation started modestly with two aircraft and a committed team of flight personnel. Today, more than
18 years later, Maverick Helicopters operates the largest fleet of ECO-Star helicopters in the world. The ECO-Star is
the finest tourism-based helicopter featuring front-facing, upgraded leather, theater-style seating with direct window
views and quiet technology. It has 23% more cabin space than most other tour helicopters and is outfitted with
wraparound glass for outstanding visibility. Maverick Helicopters' tourism-based innovations include a sky-cam video
system that records every flight. Passengers may relive their memories and share the excitement and beauty of their
incredible adventure for years to come with a personal DVD of their excursion.
Maverick Helicopters' excursions are a world apart from the competition. Greg and Brenda refuse to operate in the formula used by the competition. Maverick Helicopters' pilots personally greet every passenger and give a flight orientation before boarding. Passengers experience personal narration during each tour over voice-activated headsets on which they can communicate with everyone onboard, including the pilot.
In Las Vegas, Maverick Helicopters'
flights depart conveniently from its headquarters located on the Las Vegas Strip. No other tour operator lands as far or as deep into the West Rim of the Grand Canyon as Maverick Helicopters. The array of specialty tours from Las Vegas is exceptional. Fly over Mount Charleston to the Pahrump Valley for a winery tour and dinner or take a round-trip race-day flight to the NASCAR events at the
Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Wedding flight options include an exclusive landing spot deep within the Grand Canyon, the fabulous red rock formations of the Valley of Fire or the sparkling lights of the Las Vegas Strip.
Maverick Helicopters has grown exponentially over the past decade and now provides this same level of VIP service
and creative packages at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and to Sedona by charter. Maverick Helicopters
expanded to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in February of 2005 with the acquisition of AirStar Helicopter.
A new addition, Maverick Airlines, was launched in 2008, exclusively operating two Beechcraft 1900D aircraft
departing from the Henderson Executive Airport, just a short transfer from the famed Las Vegas Strip. In 2012,
our airline division added several Cessna Grand Caravan 208 aircraft to their fleet. Mustang Helicopters, a new brand
created for budget-minded travelers, also took off in May of 2009.
Maverick Helicopters has received an array of travel industry accolades and is the only company to ever receive two awards from the Travel Channel's
“Top 10 Best Helicopter Thrills in the World.”
Maverick Helicopters is a preferred provider for the Travel Channel, Fox TV, the Golf Channel, NBC, ABC, Game Show Network, Discovery Channel and DreamWorks.
Maverick Helicopters' commitment to excellence in service is only matched by its commitment to safety. The company's safety record is among the best in the world. Maverick Helicopters continues to set the standard in the helicopter tourism industry. VIP service, the finest equipment, the highest safety standards, and the most unique tour packages make Maverick Helicopters the leader.