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MAVERICK HELICOPTERS CELEBRATES NATIONAL AVIATION DAY WITH EXCLUSIVE OFFER ON EXPERIENCES FOR ALL AVIATION EMPLOYEES
August 16, 2021
LAS VEGAS — Maverick Helicopters is celebrating National Aviation Day on Aug. 19 with an exclusive offer for all aviation employees. Active employees including pilots, flight attendants, airport employees, and others can enjoy 20% off on many helicopter experiences when they book from Wednesday, Aug. 19 – Tuesday, Aug. 31, valid in Las Vegas, Arizona and Hawaii.

“We know it has been a challenging year for the aviation industry and we are greatly appreciative of all employees who have persevered through the challenges this past year has brought on all of us,” said John Buch, president of Maverick Helicopters. “We want to show our appreciation for their service and dedication to the industry.”

Aviation employees can enjoy special offers on various helicopter experiences like the iconic Vegas Nights flight with stunning aerial views of the Las Vegas Strip or the breathtaking Grand Canyon Wind Dancer. For an unforgettable adventure in Maui, guests can embark on the Hana Rainforest helicopter experience featuring incredible views of the sea cliffs and cascading waterfalls that make up Maui's North Coast. Those interested in booking an experience can do so online at FlyMaverick.com/AviationDay and must present a valid employee ID upon check-in to receive the exclusive rate for their party.


CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY WITH THE ALL-NEW STARS & STRIPES FLIGHT FROM MAVERICK HELICOPTERS
June 10, 2021
Enjoy premium views of the fireworks on the 4th of July

LAS VEGAS – Award-winning helicopter operator, Maverick Helicopters, invites guests to celebrate Independence Day like never-before with their special Stars & Stripes holiday flight, available only on July 4. Departing at 8 p.m., travelers will fly over the iconic Las Vegas Strip in a luxury helicopter, followed by an exclusive landing, 2,900 feet above the Las Vegas Valley, with unparalleled views of the city’s most coveted fireworks shows.

“In Vegas, we celebrate every holiday in grand style, and this one-of-a-kind experience is no exception to that rule,” said Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Helicopters. “We are ecstatic to offer an exciting new-way to celebrate this summer holiday and are sure the views of the fireworks will impress.”

Departing from Maverick Helicopters’ Las Vegas Strip terminal, passengers will enjoy scenic bird’s-eye views of the stunning Las Vegas Valley, Strip and a brilliant fireworks display. This limited-edition experience includes a 20-minute round-trip helicopter flight over iconic resort properties such as Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Luxor and more. Throughout the flight, fliers can revel in breathtaking desert sunset views as they descend to a private vista for 1.5 hours of ground time, including complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres. Upon landing, guests can soak in picturesque views of the Vegas valley and marvel at Red Rock Resort Casino’s annual Independence Day fireworks from a unique vantage point.

The promotional Stars & Stripes flight is $449 per person and is only offered on July 4. Due to limited availability, interested fliers are encouraged to book in advance.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS AWARDED FAA "DIAMOND AWARD" OF EXCELLENCE FOR 10TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
April 14, 2021
Las Vegas, NV. Maverick Helicopters is proud to announce receipt of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) 2020 Award of Excellence "Diamond Award." The prestigious honor is a result of the company's ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. This is Maverick Helicopters' 10th consecutive year earning the prestigious Diamond Award for its Las Vegas and Grand Canyon South Rim locations and the sixth consecutive award for its Hawaii operations in Maui and Kauai.

The FAA's Award of Excellence was created to recognize aviation operators for participating in the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program. The rigorous program encourages employers to participate in continuous learning training programs in aviation maintenance, regulations, and FAA rules. Each participating organization can receive honors ranging from the "Bronze Award" to the "Diamond Award." The "Diamond Award" is only given to a select few operators that have reached the highest level of program criteria.

"We are honored to be receiving one of the FAA's highest honors, the Diamond Award of Excellence, for the 10th year in a row," said John Buch, president of Maverick Helicopters. "Above all, safety is and always will be the ultimate priority of Maverick Helicopters. The Diamond Award of Excellence is a testament to our maintenance department's hard work and outstanding commitment to aircraft safety."

For more information or to book a reservation, please visit www.FlyMaverick.com.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS MAUI TO REOPEN DEC. 21
December 17, 2020
Intimate helicopter flights resume over Maui and Molokai

Maui, HI. Maverick Helicopters, the award-winning aviation company, will reopen its Maui, Hawaii operation on Dec. 21, 2020. Flights start at $299 per person and include the Hana Rainforest Experience, an immersive Hawaiian adventure offering views over the north coast of Maui and a remote landing at the Hana Rainforest. The Molokai Voyage is a multi-island helicopter experience featuring intimate views of breathtaking waterfalls, jagged sea cliffs and the ancient fishponds of Molokai.

During each flight, passengers fly in the safest and most comfortable luxury helicopters while taking in aerial views of the iconic and remote Hawaiian scenery. Maverick Helicopters is the only company in Hawaii exclusively flying quiet technology helicopters, the EC130 ECO-Star. The helicopters offer spacious cabins with theater-style, leather seating and wraparound windows for superior visibility.

Maverick Helicopters continues to employ extensive proactive procedures which include thorough cleaning of the helicopter cabins and increased sanitization of all public spaces including high touchpoint areas. With the safety and well-being of guests, pilots and employees at the forefront of preparations, all guests will be screened for a mandatory temperature check prior to entering the flight terminal, and guests with a temperature above 100.4 F will have a secondary screening and may be refused service based on health factors. Additionally, all pilots and guests will be required to wear face protection throughout their experience.

Custom and private helicopter charters are also available for a more exclusive experience. This option is ideal for wedding parties and special occasions. For more information on Maverick Helicopters Maui or to book an experience, please visit www.flymaverick.com/maui or call 808.893.7999.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS INTRODUCES ALL-NEW NEON & NATURE FLIGHTS
December 15, 2020
Enjoy exclusive landing site 2,900 feet above the Las Vegas Valley starting at $199

Las Vegas, NV. Award-winning helicopter operator, Maverick Helicopters, introduces two all-new Las Vegas and Red Rock Canyon sightseeing and aerial experiences, Neon & Nature and Neon & Nature Sunset. Launching Dec. 18, 2020, travelers will witness the majestic Mojave Desert and fly over Red Rock Canyon in a luxury helicopter, followed by a one-of-a-kind, exclusive landing overlooking the Las Vegas Strip and the surrounding mountain landscape.

"Guests will be in awe of our new Las Vegas and Red Rock Canyon flight experiences,” said Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Helicopters. “We are excited to showcase this exclusive landing destination above the Las Vegas Valley along with the natural beauty of Red Rock Canyon."

Departing from Maverick Helicopters' Las Vegas Strip terminal, passengers will enjoy scenic bird's-eye views over Red Rock Canyon, one of Las Vegas' natural gems. After admiring its fiery red sandstone cliffs, the helicopter will descend to a private vista for travelers to take in picturesque views of the Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas Valley and beautiful natural scenery. From this panoramic overlook 2,900 feet over the city, guests will enjoy a 30-minute landing with a champagne toast. The adventure concludes with a breathtaking flight over iconic landmarks such as Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Luxor, T-Mobile Arena and the new home of the Las Vegas Raiders, Allegiant Stadium.

The Neon & Nature Sunset flight allows passengers to experience all the features of Neon & Nature with extended landing time to enjoy magic hour at the secluded viewpoint. Guests will return after sunset as the Strip shines bright and the city comes to life.

Neon & Nature flights start at $219 per person and Neon & Nature Sunset flights start at $249 per person. An introductory special offer for $20 off daytime flights is available through February 28, 2021. For additional information or to book a reservation, visit www.flymaverick.com or call 702-405-4300.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS CELEBRATES REOPENING WITH BOGO OFFER ON VEGAS HELICOPTER FLIGHTS
May 22, 2020
Guests can enjoy buy-one-get-one deal beginning May 22

Las Vegas, NV. As part of its reopening plan, Maverick Helicopters is presenting for the first time, buy-one-get-one (BOGO) offers on helicopter flights over Las Vegas now through June 30. During the spectacular 15-minute experience, passengers will take in breathtaking views of the iconic Las Vegas Strip and downtown Las Vegas in a luxury helicopter.

"We are excited to share our love of Las Vegas from the sky with this exclusive offer," said John Buch, president of Maverick Helicopters. "Maverick Helicopters is excited to provide our unparalleled aerial experience which can be shared with friends or loved ones."

This offer is valid for 2 or 4 guests and is available now through June 30, 2020. The offer allows guests to purchase two seats for $124 or four seats for $248, a perfect gift for recent graduates or Father's Day. For additional information and to book a flight, guests can visit www.FlyMaverick.com or call 702-405-4300.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS LAS VEGAS TO REOPEN MAY 22
May 15, 2020
"Our Vegas" promotion will gift 500 lucky guests a free Strip helicopter flight

Las Vegas, NV. Maverick Helicopters celebrates its return to the sky on May 22 with the "Our Vegas" promotion that will offer a chance for locals and visitors to fly above the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas for free. 250 winners and their guest will be randomly selected beginning May 20 through mid-June for this ultimate helicopter experience over Las Vegas.

"We are thrilled to be welcoming guests back to Las Vegas with an unforgettable opportunity," said John Buch, president of Maverick Helicopters. "Las Vegas has been great to us for nearly 25 years and this is our way to give back and help make a positive impact to the future of our community and city we love."

Maverick Helicopters will gift winners and their guest a one-of-a-kind aerial experience aboard a luxury helicopter. During flight, passengers will enjoy bird's-eye views of iconic landmarks such as Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Wynn, Eiffel Tower, The Venetian Resort, Luxor, The Strat, T-Mobile Arena and the new home of the Las Vegas Raiders, Allegiant Stadium.

U.S. residents 18 and over can visit www.FlyMaverick.com/OurVegas for additional details and to enter Maverick Helicopters' "Our Vegas" promotion. All flights must be redeemed by June 30, 2020.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS AWARDED FAA DIAMOND AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR NINTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
February 10, 2020
Maverick Helicopters has received the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) 2019 Diamond Award of Excellence.

Las Vegas, NV. The prestigious honor is a result of Maverick's continuous dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. This is Maverick Helicopters ninth consecutive Diamond Award.

"Safety is our top priority," said John Buch, president of Maverick Aviation Group. "Receiving one of the FAA's highest honors, the Diamond Award of Excellence, is evidence of our dedication to safety and the growth of our employees."

The FAA's Diamond Award of Excellence is the highest level of recognition within the William (Bill) O'Brien Awards Program. The FAA recognizes eligible aviation employees and employers by issuing awards to those who receive initial and recurrent training. Prior to qualification, all eligible aircraft maintenance technicians at Maverick Helicopters sustained training in various subjects including quality control, aviation safety, mathematics, human factors, and extended technical knowledge.

In 2019, Maverick Helicopters' dedicated maintenance teams recorded over 1,700 hours of training. 100 percent of the eligible technicians received individual awards through in-house and factory training. Maverick Helicopters' dedication to training is highlighted in their required three-week training course for all new hires, outside of the manufacturer and FAA requirements, to ensure industry safety standards are upheld and surpassed.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS AWARDED USA TODAY’S 10BEST READER'S CHOICE AWARD
May 31, 2019
The Company received the award following four weeks of online voting by readers.

Las Vegas, NV. Maverick Helicopters has received USA TODAY's 10Best Reader's Choice Award for "Best Helicopter Tour." Maverick Helicopters operates award-winning service in Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon West Rim, Maui, Hawaii and Kauai, Hawaii and flies over 250,000 guests annually.

The honor is a result of a nomination by a committee of relevant experts including USA TODAY editors and contributors. Maverick Helicopters received the award following four weeks of online voting by readers. 10Best provides readers with original and unbiased travel content of top attractions, things to see and do and more for top destinations across the United States and the world.

"To receive recognition by USA TODAY's expert panel and readers is a true honor," said John Buch, president of Maverick Aviation Group. "This award exemplifies the hard work of our team to create an unparalleled customer experience."


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS WINS TENTH CONSECUTIVE AWARD FROM SOUTHERN NEVADA HOTEL CONCIERGE ASSOCIATION
May 1, 2019
Maverick Helicopters took home its tenth consecutive award for Best Air Tour Company from the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association's (SNHCA) Top Honors Awards and has been the only recipient in this category since its inception.

Las Vegas, NV. Maverick Helicopters was honored during the Top Honors Awards Gala on Sunday, April 28 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

The SNHCA is an association of professional hotel concierges dedicated to providing the highest level of service possible in Las Vegas. As true ambassadors of the city, the group annually evaluates local tourism providers to determine the winners of its Top Honors Awards. The award was presented to Maverick Helicopters for its luxury aerial experiences over Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon and for making a positive impression upon concierges throughout the valley.

"To receive recognition by the SNHCA for the tenth consecutive year is a true honor and exemplifies the hard work and dedication of our team to provide unparalleled service for our guests," said John Buch, president of Maverick Helicopters.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS AWARDED FAA'S "DIAMOND AWARD" OF EXCELLENCE FOR THE EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
April 9, 2019
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) 2018 Award of Excellence "Diamond Award."

Las Vegas, NV. The prestigious honor is a result of the ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. The award is Maverick Helicopters' eighth consecutive for its Las Vegas and Grand Canyon South Rim locations and the fourth consecutive award for its Maui, Hawaii facility since inception in 2015.

"We are proud of our exceptional maintenance team for the hard work they continuously perform in order to ensure the safety of our guests," said John Buch, president of Maverick Aviation Group, parent company of Maverick Helicopters. "Receiving one of the FAA's highest honors eight years running is evidence of our dedication and safety standards."

The FAA's Award of Excellence was created to recognize aviation operators and its maintenance technicians for participating in the FAA's Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program. The rigorous program encourages employers to participate in continuous learning training programs in aviation maintenance and FAA regulations. Each participating organization can receive honors ranging from the "Gold Award" to the "Diamond Award," with the latter being the highest level of program criteria.

In 2018, the maintenance technicians of Maverick Helicopters recorded more than 3,200 hours of training. More than 2,000 of those hours were provided through the company's internal training courses. The training program at Maverick Helicopters requires all employees to complete a three-week training course, outside of manufacturer and FAA requirements, to ensure safety standards are upheld and surpassed. Additionally, 100 percent of all eligible technicians obtained individual awards through in-house and factory training.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS TO OPEN THIRD LAS VEGAS VALLEY LOCATION
March 25, 2019
After over two decades of operating in Las Vegas, Maverick Helicopters will open its third valley location in summer 2019

Las Vegas, NV. Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, will expand operations with a third location in the Las Vegas valley later this year. The newest location will open at Railroad Pass in the summer of 2019. The expansion comes after over two decades of successful operation in Las Vegas and will be Maverick's seventh permanent location.

"Maverick Helicopters is thrilled to offer our customers more options for an unforgettable experience in Las Vegas," said John Buch, president of Maverick Aviation Group. "Helicopter travel provides the best way to see the area's landmarks and geographic marvels."

Maverick Helicopters' newest flights departing from Railroad Pass will showcase some of Nevada and Arizona's most spectacular sights, including the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS RE-SIGNS MULTI-YEAR SPONSORSHIP WITH LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
September 12, 2018
Maverick Helicopters remains the exclusive helicopter operator for events at LVMS

Las Vegas, NV. Maverick Helicopters has re-signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Las Vegas Motor Speedway as the exclusive helicopter operator for events at the complex including NASCAR Weekends, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), special events, and more.

Through this agreement, Maverick Helicopters will manage the heliport and work with the speedway and its entities to transfer guests to events.

"Maverick Helicopters provides world-class service for all our guests who choose to fly into Las Vegas Motor Speedway for NASCAR, EDC and our countless events throughout the year," said Las Vegas Motor Speedway President Chris Powell. "We look forward to continuing our long-standing and successful relationship with Maverick Helicopters."

During the quick 15-minute flights to and from the speedway, passengers can continue to enjoy flying in the world's safest and most comfortable helicopters while taking in aerial views of the Las Vegas Strip and surrounding mountain ranges. The EC-130 helicopters offer guests a spacious cabin for up to seven passengers, luxurious theater-style, leather seating and wraparound windows, for superior visibility.

For more information or to book a reservation, please call 702.261.0007 or visit www.flymaverick.com.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS KAUAI NOW OPEN
August 9, 2018
MAVERICK HELICOPTERS OFFERS VIP TRANSPORTATION TO THE FALL NASCAR WEEKEND AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Don't miss the excitement of the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR CUP SERIES Playoffs with The South Point 400 on September 16

Las Vegas, NV. Maverick Helicopters offers 2018 South Point 400 attendees the fastest way to Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) for the Fall NASCAR Weekend on Sunday, Sept. 16.

"I'm always looking for the fastest way to travel," said Kurt Busch, NASCAR Cup Series Champion. "And helicopter is the only way to go."

On the expedited, 15-minute flight, passengers can sit back and relax in the company’s ECO-Star helicopters while taking in stunning, bird's-eye views of the Las Vegas Strip and speedway grounds. To add to the experience, passengers are often surprised by NASCAR drivers, team members or sponsors on the aircraft.

Transfers start at $499 per person (all inclusive), per day, now through Aug. 31. The regular price is $549.00 per person will apply for reservations made after Aug. 31.

The 2018 Fall NASCAR Weekend events include Westgate 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, Sept. 14; DC Solar 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, Sept. 15; and South Point 400 – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, Sept. 16.

For more information or to book a reservation, please call 702.261.0007 or visit

To purchase tickets for the 2018 South Point 400, please call 800.644.4444 or visit www.lvms.com.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS KAUAI NOW OPEN
August 6, 2018
Maverick Helicopters has expanded operations to Hawaii's northernmost and oldest island, Kauai, and is now open.

Kauai, HI. The expansion comes after three years of successful operations on Maui and will be the sixth permanent location. The breathtaking flights will depart daily from the company's facility at Port Allen Airport, located along the southern shore of Kauai, minutes away from Poipu, Hawaii.

"With the Garden Isle's awe-inspiring geographical wonders only accessible by air, Maverick Helicopters is excited to offer our customers an unforgettable experience on Kauai," said Bryan Kroten, Vice President of Marketing at Maverick Helicopters.

Guests may choose from the following experiences, overlooking Kauai's spectacular landscapes including Waimea Canyon, known as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" and Manawaiopuna Falls, known as Jurassic Falls, made famous in Jurassic Park.

Kauai Explorer ($299 per person)

  • This 50-minute flight showcases a breathtaking, bird's-eye view of Napali Coast, Kauai's dramatic 17-mile coastline, featuring emerald-hued cliffs, cascading waterfalls and the vast Pacific Ocean.
  • As guests soar high above the breathtaking Napali Coast, they will be amazed by the stunning views of the Bali Hai Cliffs, the North Shore and Mount Makana.
  • Passengers will fly above the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific," Waimea Canyon, a geographic marvel boasting a colorful desert landscape.
  • Guests will get a bird's-eye view of one of the wettest places on Earth, Mount Waialeale.
  • The flight concludes over the Hanapepe Valley featuring Manawaiopuna Falls, a remote, spectacular 400-foot waterfall, more commonly known as Jurassic Falls.
Kauai Discovery ($199 per person)

  • This 25-minute flight begins over Hanapepe Valley, known for its rich farmland and grand mountain ranges.
  • Guests will soar above Manawaiopuna Falls, known as Jurassic Falls, made famous in Jurassic Park.
  • Much of Kauai's lush and rugged terrain is inaccessible by ground, but the Kauai Discovery flight provides guests with unparalleled views of the Na Pali-Kona Forest Reserve including Awini Falls and Waialea Falls.
  • The journey will conclude with a flight over the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific," Waimea Canyon, stretching 14 miles long, one mile wide and featuring a unique desert landscape.

During each excursion, passengers will enjoy flying in the world's safest and most comfortable tourism-based helicopter – the Airbus EC130 ECO-Star aircraft. The luxurious aircraft offers guests a spacious cabin for up to seven passengers; voice-activated headsets; theater-style, leather seating; and wraparound windows for superior visibility.

For more information or to book a reservation, please call 702.405.4300.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS TAKES HOME NINTH CONSECUTIVE TOP HONORS AWARD FROM SOUTHERN NEVADA HOTEL CONCIERGE ASSOCIATION
June 21, 2018
MAVERICK HELICOPTERS JOINS BURNER EXPRESS AIR PROGRAM TO PROVIDE FLIGHT TRANSFERS TO BURNING MAN, AUG. 26-SEPT. 3

Maverick Helicopters has announced it will be joining the Burner Express Air program to provide helicopter transfers from Atlantic Aviation RNO at Reno-Tahoe International Airport direct to Burning Man at Black Rock City Municipal Airport from Sunday, August 26 through Monday, September 3.

Las Vegas, NV. "We have been coordinating with Burner Express Air to provide Burning Man attendees with more transportation options," said Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Helicopters. "We’re excited to expand our special events operations and provide safe and fast helicopter transfers to The Playa."

The expedited, 40-minute flight offers Burners a commute to and from Black Rock Desert and Reno, NV. Maverick Helicopters operates Quiet Technology Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star helicopters and holds the top safety record of any tourism-based aviation company in the world.

Flights are currently on sale. Helicopter transfers are available via private charter only and start at $4,250 for up to six people for a one-way flight.

For more information or to book a reservation, please call 702.405.4300.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS TAKES HOME NINTH CONSECUTIVE TOP HONORS AWARD FROM SOUTHERN NEVADA HOTEL CONCIERGE ASSOCIATION
May 2, 2018
Maverick Helicopters took home its ninth consecutive award for Best Air Tour from the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s (SNHCA) Top Honors Awards.

Las Vegas, NV. The company has been the only recipient of this award since the inception of the awards. Maverick Helicopters was honored during the Top Honors Awards Gala on Sunday, April 29 at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa.

The SNHCA is an association of professional hotel concierges dedicated to providing the highest level of service possible in Las Vegas. As true ambassadors of the city, the group evaluates the area’s tourism landscape annually to determine the winners of its Top Honors Awards. The award was presented to Maverick Helicopters for its luxury aerial experiences over Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon and for making a positive impression upon concierge throughout the valley. For a complete list of winners, please visit:https://bit.ly/2FxVNfS.

“To receive recognition by the SNHCA for the ninth consecutive year is a true honor and exemplifies the continuous hard work and dedication of our team,” said John Buch, president of Maverick Helicopters.

For more information or to book an experience, please visit www.FlyMaverick.com or call 702.405.4300.

For more information or to book a reservation, please call 702.405.4300 or visit www.flymaverick.com.

About Maverick Helicopters
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, flies more than 250,000 guests annually out of Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon West Rim, Maui, Hawaii and coming soon in 2018, Kauai, Hawaii. The company operates the largest and youngest fleet of Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star helicopters with nearly 50 aircraft and holds the top safety record of any tourism-based aviation company in the world. Maverick Helicopters employs the industry’s top pilots and has received numerous accolades including the Federal Aviation Administration’s Award of Excellence “Diamond Award” 2011-2017; Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s “Best Air Tour Company” 2010-2017; TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” Hall of Fame 2011-2016; Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best Tour” in 2014 and 2016; and many more. In 2016, Maverick Helicopters celebrated 20 years of operation as one of the world’s leading tourism companies.
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MAVERICK HELICOPTERS AWARDED FAA’S 2017 “DIAMOND AWARD” OF EXCELLENCE SEVEN YEARS IN A ROW
February 26, 2018
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2017 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.”

Las Vegas, NV. The prestigious honor is a result of the company’s ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. This is Maverick Helicopters’ seventh consecutive Diamond Award for its Las Vegas and Grand Canyon South Rim locations and the third consecutive award for its Maui, Hawaii facility since its inception in 2015.

“Maverick Helicopters’ commitment to excellence in service is only matched by its commitment to safety” said John Buch, president of Maverick Aviation Group. “Receiving one of the FAA’s highest honors, the Diamond Award of Excellence, for the seventh year in a row is evidence of our dedication and safety standards.”

The FAA’s Award of Excellence was created to recognize aviation operators and its maintenance technicians for participating in the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program. The rigorous program encourages employers to participate in continuous learning training programs in aviation maintenance, human factors, fatigue risk management and FAA regulations. Each participating organization can receive honors ranging from the “Gold Award” to the “Diamond Award.” The “Diamond Award” is only given to a select few corporations that have reached the highest level of program criteria.

In 2017, Maverick Helicopters’ dedicated maintenance technicians recorded more than 3,500 hours of training. More than 2,000 of those hours were provided through the company’s homegrown training courses. Maverick Helicopters’ internal training program also requires all new hires to take a three-week training course, outside of the manufacturer and FAA requirements, to ensure safety standards are upheld and surpassed. Additionally, 100 percent of the 53 eligible technicians at Maverick Helicopters obtained individual awards through in-house and factory training.

For more information or to book a reservation, please call 702.405.4300 or visit www.flymaverick.com.

About Maverick Helicopters
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, flies more than 250,000 guests annually out of Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon West Rim, Maui, Hawaii and coming soon in 2018, Kauai, Hawaii. The company operates the largest and youngest fleet of Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star helicopters with nearly 50 aircraft and holds the top safety record of any tourism-based aviation company in the world. Maverick Helicopters employs the industry’s top pilots and has received numerous accolades including the Federal Aviation Administration’s Award of Excellence “Diamond Award” 2011-2017; Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s “Best Air Tour Company” 2010-2017; TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” Hall of Fame 2011-2016; Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best Tour” in 2014 and 2016; and many more. In 2016, Maverick Helicopters celebrated 20 years of operation as one of the world’s leading tourism companies.


ANDAZ MAUI AT WAILEA RESORT AND MAVERICK HELICOPTERS PARTNERSHIP
January 22, 2018
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort is Taking Culinary Experiences to Daring New Heights in an Exclusive Partnership with Maverick Helicopters

Maui, HI. In an exclusive partnership with Maverick Helicopters and Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, both companies are taking the term “luxploration” to daring new heights in a new monthly culinary event coined, “Soar + Savor.”

Take flight with Andaz Maui and Executive Chef Isaac Bancaco over Maui’s authentic and remote landscape while enjoying a Hawaiian culinary experience. An intimate group of six guests will soar over Maui’s North Shore in ECO-Star Maverick Helicopters featuring Quiet Technology, taking in breathtaking sea cliffs and cascading waterfalls with aerial shoreline perspectives above Paia, Ho’okipa, Haiku and beyond, before landing within the Hana rainforest. Once in Hana, the group will learn about the culture, history, land, native vegetation and plants of the area before returning back to the 15-acre beach-front Andaz Maui for an intimate cooking class in the resort’s signature restaurant, Ka’ana Kitchen. This all-inclusive experience will be offered once a month, with special celebrity guest chefs once a quarter.

“What I love about the Andaz brand and this property specifically, is our desire to continually create exciting partnerships to enhance the guest experience and bring unique opportunities to our well-traveled guests,” said Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort Executive Chef Isaac Bancaco. “Curating an experience framed around food and culture is something I personally have passion for - and we could not have dreamt up a more adventurous, once in a lifetime opportunity for our guests.”

Soar + Savor is excited to welcome chefs: Brandon Jiu, Sheldon Simeon, Marcel Vigeron and Fabiano Viviani in 2018 to collaborate on a quarterly dinner with Isaac Bancaco in this new helli- foraging trend. While Sheldon Simeon is based in Maui, the remaining chefs are eagerly traveling from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago to lead Soar + Savor. This talented group of guest chefs is comprised of restaurant owners and entrepreneurs, cookbook authors and former contestants on the hit Bravo TV show “Top Chef.” The chefs look forward to partnering with Isaac Bancaco as they will fuse their culinary styles with his to create a memorable and interactive dining experience.

This exclusive experience launches Jan. 25, with all-inclusive pricing at $1,200.00 per person. For more information and 2018 dates, contact andazmauiconcierge@andaz.com or call 808.243.703.

ABOUT ANDAZ MAUI AT WAILEA RESORT:
Situated on Maui’s premier southwestern coastline along Mokapu Beach, the 15-acre beachfront Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort features 301 guestrooms and suites including 11 luxurious two- to four-bedroom residential villas – of which three, three-bedroom ocean and partial view villas are recently added; cascading outdoor infinity pools; a 14,000 square foot full- service spa with a private adults-only pool, apothecary, retail and fitness facility; more than 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space; and two highly acclaimed full service restaurants including Ka’ana Kitchen helmed by Executive Chef Isaac Bancaco and Morimoto Maui by acclaimed Chef Masaharu Morimoto. Designed by world-renowned architects, Rockwell Group, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort captures the spirit of today’s Hawaii and is a certified LEED® Silver resort. For more information on Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, please call (808) 243- 4739 or visit www.maui.andaz.hyatt.com.

ABOUT MAVERICK HELICOPTERS:
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, flies more than 250,000 guests annually out of Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon West Rim, Maui, Hawaii and coming soon in 2018, Kauai, Hawaii. The company operates the largest and youngest fleet of Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star helicopters with nearly 50 aircraft and holds the top safety record of any tourism-based aviation company in the world. Maverick Helicopters employs the industry’s top pilots and has received numerous accolades including the Federal Aviation Administration’s Award of Excellence “Diamond Award” 2011-2016; Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s “Best Air Tour Company” 2010-2017; TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” Hall of Fame 2011-2016; Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best Tour” in 2014 and 2016; and many more. In 2016, Maverick Helicopters celebrated 20 years of operation as one of the world’s leading tourism companies.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS EXPANDS HAWAIIAN OPERATIONS TO KAUAI, HAWAII
January 16, 2018
After nearly three years of operating on Maui, Maverick Helicopters will open its second Hawaii location in quarter two of 2018

KAUAI, Hawaii - Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, will expand operations to Hawaii’s northernmost and oldest island, Kauai, later this year. The expansion comes after nearly three years of successful operations on Maui and will be the sixth permanent location. The breathtaking flights will depart daily from the company’s facility at Port Allen Airport, located one mile southwest of Hanapepe, Kauai.

“Maverick Helicopters is thrilled to offer our customers an unforgettable experience on the Garden Isle,” said Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Helicopters. “With most of Kauai’s striking geographic marvels inaccessible by foot or road, helicopter travel provides the best way to see the island’s natural beauty.”

Maverick Helicopters’ new excursions will showcase Kauai’s spectacular landscapes including Waimea Canyon, known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” stretching 14 miles long, one mile wide and more than 3,600 feet deep; and Napali Coast, Kauai’s 17-mile coastline, displaying panoramic views of velvet green cliffs, cascading waterfalls and the vast Pacific Ocean.

For more information on Maverick Helicopters, please visit flymaverick.com or call 702.405.4300.

About Maverick Helicopters
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, flies more than 250,000 guests annually out of Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon West Rim, Maui, Hawaii and coming soon in 2018, Kauai, Hawaii. The company operates the largest and youngest fleet of Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star helicopters with nearly 50 aircraft and holds the top safety record of any tourism-based aviation company in the world. Maverick Helicopters employs the industry’s top pilots and has received numerous accolades including the Federal Aviation Administration’s Award of Excellence “Diamond Award” 2011-2016; Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s “Best Air Tour Company” 2010-2017; TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” Hall of Fame 2011-2016; Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best Tour” in 2014 and 2016; and many more. In 2016, Maverick Helicopters celebrated 20 years of operation as one of the world’s leading tourism companies.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS AND CIRQUE DU SOLEIL® LAUNCH ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOW AND VEGAS NIGHTS FLIGHT PACKAGE
September 26, 2017
New partnership provides guests with amazing value on two of Las Vegas’ most popular evening activities

LAS VEGAS – Award-winning helicopter operator, Maverick Helicopters, has partnered with leading global entertainment company, Cirque du Soleil®, to launch a one-of-a-kind show and Vegas Nights flight package. The bundle will offer two show options, KÀ™ by Cirque du Soleil or The Beatles™ LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil, and a spectacular Las Vegas Strip helicopter flight showcasing the entertainment capital of the world from a birds-eye-view.

“We are excited for the opportunity to partner with Cirque du Soleil to combine two of the most popular activities in Las Vegas,” said Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Helicopters. “This is a fantastic option for guests to experience both companies at an incredible value.”

“Teaming up with Maverick Helicopters was an easy decision for us,” said Lou D’Angeli, vice president of marketing and public relations for Cirque du Soleil. “These two iconic brands are part of any “must-see” Vegas itinerary, and this partnership provides a great opportunity for our guests to get the most out of their Las Vegas experience.”

KÀ, the unprecedented, gravity-defying production by Cirque du Soleil takes adventure to an all-new level. Fans will be awed by a dynamic theatrical landscape, as an entire empire appears on the KÀ colossal stage and a captivating display of aerial acrobatics envelops the audience. KÀ performs at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday through Wednesday at The MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. There are no performances on Thursdays and Fridays.

The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil recently unveiled exciting new acts and choreography, as well as enhanced state-of-the-art projections, set to an iconic soundscape from The Beatles. LOVE’s custom-built theatre features 360-degree seating and gives guests a unique view of the show each time they experience it. The Beatles™ LOVE™ performs Thursday through Monday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at The Mirage Hotel & Casino. There are no performances on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Maverick Helicopters’ 12 to 15-minute Vegas Nights flight showcases the entertainment capital of the world from a birds-eye-view aboard the most luxurious tourism-based helicopter. Each aircraft seats up to seven guests and offers stunning panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip with live-narration from the pilots about the surrounding attractions. Guests are also greeted with a champagne toast prior to the flight.

The Maverick Helicopters and Cirque du Soleil flight and show package begins at $199 per person. The flight and show are available for booking on separate days. For more information or to book a reservation, please visit flymaverick.com or call 702.405.4300. For more information on Cirque du Soleil, please visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

About Maverick Helicopters
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, flies more than 200,000 guests annually out of four locations: Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon West Rim and Maui, Hawaii. The company operates the largest and youngest fleet of Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star helicopters with nearly 50 aircraft and holds the top safety record of any tourism-based aviation company in the world. Maverick Helicopters employs the industry’s top pilots and has received numerous accolades including the Federal Aviation Administration’s Award of Excellence “Diamond Award” 2011-2016; Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s “Best Air Tour Company” 2010-2017; TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” Hall of Fame 2011-2016; Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best Tour” in 2014 and 2016; and many more. In 2016, Maverick Helicopters celebrated 20 years of operation as one of the world’s leading tourism companies.

About Cirque du Soleil®
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 180 million spectators in 400 cities in sixty countries on six continents.

In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has seven permanent resident shows. These productions include Mystère at Treasure Island, “O” at Bellagio Resort & Casino, Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Zumanity at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, KÀ at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, The Beatles™ LOVE™ at The Mirage Hotel & Casino and MINDFREAK® LIVE! at Luxor Hotel and Casino.

For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/las-vegas.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS SOARS TO EDC LAS VEGAS 2018 WITH UNFORGETTABLE AERIAL TRANSFERS FOR 8TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
September 21, 2017
North America’s largest dance music festival returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway May 18, 19 and 20, 2018

LAS VEGAS – Maverick Helicopters, the exclusive provider of helicopter travel to Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas, offers attendees the opportunity to elevate their festival experience with VIP flight transfers to and from EDC Las Vegas on May 18, 19 and 20, 2018.

“We are thrilled to partner with EDC for the 8th consecutive year and offer unparalleled luxury transportation to its guests,” said Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Helicopters. “Helicopter demand to the festival has increased significantly and we are proud to be the trusted partner of EDC Las Vegas and Las Vegas Motor Speedway.”

The 15-minute flight offers festival-goers an easy commute to Las Vegas Motor Speedway each day. Prior to takeoff, passengers can enjoy hanging out in Maverick Helicopters’ elaborate terminal which completely transforms itself to create a festival-like atmosphere. The 6,000-square-foot flight lounge has featured specialty cocktails, photo opportunities, a DJ playing electronic dance music and much more. During EDC, the terminal also remains open for 96 hours making it the busiest weekend of the year.

"Flying into the Speedway during EDC Las Vegas is an experience unlike any other," said Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac. "The team at Maverick Helicopters are experts at providing seamless transportation for our fans and we're looking forward to another successful year with them."

Once aboard Maverick Helicopters’ EC130/H130 ECO-star aircraft, guests can use voice-activated headsets to talk to the pilots and listen to electronic dance music; sit back and relax in the theater-style, leather seating; and take in stunning, bird’s-eye-views of the Las Vegas Strip. To add to the experience, passengers are often surprised by artists or celebrities on their VIP transfers. Past artists who have flown with Maverick Helicopters to EDC include The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, Tiësto, Kaskade, Martin Garrix, Diplo, Dillon Francis and many more.

Flights will go on sale starting Thursday, Sept. 28 at noon PT. Private charter prices start at $3,500 for up to seven people for a one-way flight or $5,500 for up to seven people for a roundtrip flight. Individual seat rates start at $550 per person for a one-way flight or $850 per person for a roundtrip flight. Prices are based off of per day rates.

For more information on Maverick Helicopters or to book a reservation, please visit flymaverick.com or call 702.405.4300.

For more information on EDC, please visit EDCLasVegas.com.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS TAKES HOME EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE CONCIERGE CHOICE AWARD FROM SOUTHERN NEVADA HOTEL CONCIERGE ASSOCIATION
May 17, 2017
Maverick Helicopters took home its eighth consecutive award for Best Air Tour from the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s (SNHCA) Concierge Choice Awards. The company was honored during the Choice Awards Gala on Sunday, April 30 at Omnia Nightclub.

The SNHCA is an association of professional hotel concierges dedicated to providing the highest level of service possible in Las Vegas. As true ambassadors of the city, the group evaluates the area’s tourism landscape annually to determine the winners of its Concierge Choice Awards. The 2017 award was presented to Maverick Helicopters for its quality aerial experiences over Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon and for making a positive impression upon concierge throughout the valley. For a complete list of winners, please visit: https://bit.ly/2pLYKFg.

“The recognition by the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association for an eighth straight year is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of our team on a daily basis,” said John Buch, president of Maverick Aviation Group, parent company of Maverick Helicopters.

For more information or to book an experience, please visit www.flymaverick.com. or call 702.405.4300.

About Maverick Helicopters
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, flies more than 200,000 guests annually out of four locations: Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon West Rim and Maui, Hawaii. The company operates the largest and youngest fleet of Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star helicopters with nearly 50 aircraft and holds the top safety record of any tourism-based aviation company in the world. Maverick Helicopters employs the industry’s top pilots and has received numerous accolades including the Federal Aviation Administration’s Award of Excellence “Diamond Award” 2011-2016; Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s “Best Air Tour Company” 2010-2017; TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” Hall of Fame 2011-2016; Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best Tour” in 2014 and 2016; and many more. In 2016, Maverick Helicopters celebrated 20 years of operation as one of the world’s leading tourism companies.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS AWARDED FAA’S 2016 “DIAMOND AWARD” OF EXCELLENCE
February 8, 2017
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, 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. This is Maverick Helicopters’ sixth consecutive Diamond Award for its Las Vegas and Grand Canyon South Rim locations and the second consecutive award for its Maui, Hawaii facility since its inception in 2015.

The FAA’s Award of Excellence was created to recognize aviation operators and its maintenance technicians for participating in the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program. The rigorous program encourages employers to participate in continuous learning training programs in aviation maintenance, regulations and FAA rules. Each participating organization can receive honors ranging from the “Bronze Award” to the “Diamond Award.” The “Diamond Award” is only given to a select few corporations that have reached the highest level of program criteria.

“We take great pride in receiving one of the FAA’s highest honors, the Diamond Award of Excellence, for the sixth year in a row,” said John Buch, president of Maverick Aviation Group. “We aim to provide an unparalleled experience at Maverick Helicopters and the Diamond Award is a testament to our maintenance department’s outstanding commitment to safety, quality and reliability.”

In 2016, Maverick Helicopter’s dedicated maintenance technicians recorded more than 3,000 hours of training. More than 2,000 of those hours were provided through the company’s homegrown training courses. Additionally, 100 percent of Maverick Helicopters’ eligible maintenance technicians obtained individual awards through in-house and factory training.

For more information or to book a reservation, please call 702.405.4300 or visit www.flymaverick.com.

About Maverick Helicopters
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, flies more than 200,000 guests annually out of four locations: Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon West Rim and Maui, Hawaii. The company operates the largest and youngest fleet of Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star helicopters with nearly 50 aircraft and holds the top safety record of any tourism-based aviation company in the world. Maverick Helicopters employs the industry’s top pilots and has received numerous accolades including the Federal Aviation Administration’s Award of Excellence “Diamond Award” 2011-2016; Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s “Best Air Tour Company” 2010-2016; TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” Hall of Fame 2011-2016; Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best Tour” in 2014 and 2016; and many more. In 2016, Maverick Helicopters celebrated 20 years of operation as one of the world’s leading tourism companies.


SOAR OVER CES AND THE LAS VEGAS STRIP WITH UBERCHOPPER VIA MAVERICK HELICOPTERS, JAN. 4 – 8
January 3, 2017
The exclusive partnership allows Uber users to book Maverick Helicopters’ Vegas Nights flight over the Strip during CES 2017

Las Vegas – Uber Technologies partners with Maverick Helicopters during the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas to help attendees experience the Las Vegas Strip in a way they never have before. The exclusive, limited-time offer allows CES attendees to request an UberCHOPPER on their smart phone right from the Las Vegas Strip for $99 per person (normally $124 per person) from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4 through Sunday, Jan. 8.

Once the ride has been initiated, an Uber vehicle will pick up the rider from their location on the Strip and take them to the UberCHOPPER lounge at Maverick Helicopters’ Las Vegas terminal where they will board an Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star helicopter and fly high above the Las Vegas Strip. In addition, Sprint will sponsor free UberCHOPPER flights for riders who enter the promo code “SPRINTCHOPPER.” This promotion will only be offered Thursday, Jan. 5 to Sunday, Jan. 8 with limited seats available.

How to request an UberCHOPPER:

  • Between 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. from Wednesday, Jan. 4 through Sunday, Jan. 8, open the Uber application and slide over to the “CHOPPER” option to schedule a flight.

  • Price: $99 per person. This includes a one-way UberX ride from the Strip to Maverick Helicopters’ Las Vegas terminal where riders will board their UberCHOPPER.

  • For every UberCHOPPER ride a guest takes, their name will be entered into a drawing to win a free Grand Canyon helicopter excursion for themselves and one guest valued at $1,100.
The 12 to 15 minute Vegas Nights flight showcases the entertainment capital of the world from a birds-eye-view aboard the most luxurious tourism-based helicopter. Each aircraft seats up to seven guests and offers stunning panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip with live-narration from the pilot’s about the surrounding attractions.

For more information or to book a reservation, please call 702.261.0007 or visit www.flymaverick.com.

About Uber
Uber is a technology platform that is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 315 cities today, Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.

About Maverick Helicopters
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, flies more than 200,000 guests annually out of four locations: Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon West Rim and Maui, Hawaii. The company operates the largest and youngest fleet of Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star helicopters with nearly 50 aircraft and holds the top safety record of any tourism-based aviation company in the world. Maverick Helicopters employs the industry’s top pilots and has received numerous accolades including the Federal Aviation Administration’s Award of Excellence “Diamond Award” 2011-2015; Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s “Best Tour Company” 2010-2016; TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” Hall of Fame 2011-2016; and many more. In 2016, Maverick Helicopters celebrated 20 years of operation as one of the world’s leading tourism companies.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS AND SILENT SAVASANA LAUNCH FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND HELIYOGA EXPERIENCE IN LAS VEGAS
November 17, 2016
The exclusive flight will offer a remote, private landing at Valley of Fire and unprecedented yoga experience

LAS VEGAS – Maverick Helicopters introduces HeliYoga – Limitless, an exclusive, luxury helicopter flight and yoga experience featuring a remote landing at Valley of Fire State Park and a private, 75-minute yoga session. The leading helicopter operator has partnered exclusively with award-winning local yoga company, Silent Savasana.

“We are thrilled to offer this once-in-a-lifetime helicopter and yoga experience to our guests,” said Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Helicopters. “The remote and amazing scenery at Valley of Fire will have guests in awe as they land on top of the cliff and take in the vivid colors during their private yoga session.”

The two-and-a-half hour excursion includes limo coach transportation from the Strip to Maverick Helicopters’ Las Vegas terminal, where up to six guests will depart with a yoga instructor to the Valley of Fire. The helicopter will descend and land on one of the highest peaks of Valley of Fire, only accessible via helicopter. Considered one of the most remote destinations in the southwest United States, this peak offers unsurpassed views of the area’s spectacular red sandstone formations. Passengers will have an opportunity to explore the remote landscape by foot and take in the area’s extraordinary sights before being led through a private, 75-minute yoga session by a certified Silent Savasana yoga instructor.

“Silent Savasana is grateful for our partnership with Maverick Helicopters and we’re excited to be the forefront yoga and helicopter excursion in the Las Vegas market,” said Kyle Markman, co-founder of Silent Savasana. “This is how yoga is meant to be practiced and we can’t wait to share this experience with current and new students worldwide.”

Silent Savasana offers a unique, fun, and inspiring version of yoga. Created by renowned instructor Dray Gardner, each class teaches balance, discipline, focus, determination and strength of mind. During class, participants wear state-of-the-art wireless headphones which transmit a custom playlist and instructions. Participants will be provided with a yoga mat from lululemon at Fashion Show Mall, water and will end the class with a champagne toast. The adventure concludes with a breathtaking flight over downtown Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Strip.

HeliYoga – Limitless ($3,499) is available via private charter only. During each flight, passengers will enjoy flying in the world’s safest and most comfortable tourism-based helicopter – the Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star aircraft. The luxurious aircraft offers guests a spacious cabin for up to six passengers plus one yoga instructor; voice-activated headsets; theater-style, leather seating; and wraparound windows for superior visibility.

For more information or to book a reservation, please call 702.261.0007 or visit www.flymaverick.com.

About Maverick Helicopters
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, flies more than 200,000 guests annually out of four locations: Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon West Rim and Maui, Hawaii. The company operates the largest and youngest fleet of Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star helicopters with nearly 50 aircraft and holds the top safety record of any tourism-based aviation company in the world. Maverick Helicopters employs the industry’s top pilots and has received numerous accolades including the Federal Aviation Administration’s Award of Excellence “Diamond Award” 2011-2015; Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s “Best Tour Company” 2010-2016; TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” Hall of Fame 2011-2016; and many more. In 2016, Maverick Helicopters celebrated 20 years of operation as one of the world’s leading tourism companies.

About Silent Savasana
Silent Savasana offers a distinctive, fun, and inspiring version of yoga. Created by renowned instructor Dray Gardner, each class teaches balance, discipline, focus, determination and strength of mind. During class, participants wear state-of-the-art LED headsets which transmit the instructor’s voice and a carefully curated playlist, allowing for a complete personal experience. The company specializes in large-scale events and unique experiences and was voted “Best Yoga/Pilates” in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2016 Best of Las Vegas Awards. For more information, visit www.silentsavasana.com.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF SUCCESS
October 26, 2016
The award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group highlights 20 of its most interesting facts

LAS VEGAS – Maverick Helicopters, one of the world’s leading tourism-based aviation companies, celebrates 20 years of operation this year. Entrepreneurs Greg and Brenda Rochna had a vision to create a company that would provide a true VIP-level experience that was not previously offered in the helicopter industry. In 1996, they did just that by launching Maverick Helicopters in Las Vegas. Their efforts have been realized through the support of the hospitality industry, past guests and dedicated team members.

“Celebrating Maverick Helicopters’ 20th anniversary is a huge milestone for us and our hardworking team,” said Greg Rochna, owner and chief executive officer of Maverick Aviation Group. “We couldn’t be more thankful to everyone who has helped us get to where we are today and look forward to the next 20 years and beyond.”

Twenty years ago, Maverick Helicopters debuted with one aircraft and a group of committed flight personnel. Today, Maverick Helicopters operates the world’s largest and youngest fleet of Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star helicopters and hold the industry’s top safety record. As the company celebrates two decades of service, here are 20 of its most interesting facts:

1: Number of helicopters Maverick Helicopters started with in 1996.

4: Number of terminals Maverick Helicopters operates out of: Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon West Rim, and Maui, Hawaii.

7: Years Maverick Helicopters has been the exclusive helicopter operator at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It provides expedited helicopter transfers to NASCAR, Electric Daisy Carnival and the many driving schools located at the track.

7: Consecutive awards for “Best Air Tour” from the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s (SNHCA) Concierge Choice Awards.

12: Minutes of Maverick Helicopters’ Vegas Nights flight, which showcases breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip and iconic landmarks.

12: Number of helicopters that can land at the bottom of the Grand Canyon at one time on Maverick Helicopters’ exclusive landing site.

13: Number of languages the MavStar Language System – an exclusive, multilingual GPS-based narration system – offers aboard some of Maverick Helicopters’ Las Vegas flights including Cantonese, Portuguese and Spanish.

40: Number of shuttles used for complimentary ground transportation to and from the Las Vegas Strip; 15 of which are limo coaches.

45: Minutes of flight from McCarran International Airport to the bottom of the Grand Canyon West Rim.

47: Number of helicopters in Maverick Helicopters’ fleet.

90: Consecutive hours Maverick Helicopters remains open during Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas. In 2016, 22 helicopters were used to fly to Electric Daisy Carnival.

428: Number of employees at Maverick Helicopters; 84 of which are pilots.

1,200: Hours pilots are required to have flown before flying with Maverick Helicopters.

2,755: Hours of training Maverick Helicopters’ maintenance technicians recorded for 2015. More than 1,900 of those hours were provided through the company’s homegrown training courses.

80,000: Total components in the Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star helicopter.

200,000: Number of guests Maverick Helicopters flies annually.

400,000: Total flight hours logged since Maverick Helicopters’ inception; 350,000 of which were flown in Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star helicopters.

2.2 million: Approximate number of passengers Maverick Helicopters has flown during its 20 years of operation.

$3.3 million: The new acquisition price of an Airbus H130 ECO-Star helicopter retrofit to Maverick Helicopters’ standards.

$5 million: The amount Maverick Helicopters invested in its Las Vegas 6,000-square-foot terminal in 2015 to make it one of the most elaborate helicopter terminals in the world.

As a token of appreciation for 20 years of support, guests can enjoy Maverick Helicopters’ Vegas Nights flight at a special rate of $99 per person. This offer is valid now through Dec. 20, 2016 and cannot be used for prior reservations. To receive this offer, guests must book directly through Maverick Helicopters, visit www.flymaverick.com and use the code “20YEARS,” or call 702.261.0007 and mention the code 20 Years. Additional fees may apply.

About Maverick Helicopters
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, flies more than 200,000 guests annually out of four locations: Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon West Rim and Maui, Hawaii. The company operates the largest and youngest fleet of Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star helicopters with nearly 50 aircraft and holds the top safety record of any tourism-based aviation company in the world. Maverick Helicopters employs the industry’s top pilots and has received numerous accolades including the Federal Aviation Administration’s Award of Excellence “Diamond Award” 2011-2015; Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s “Best Tour Company” 2010-2016; TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” Hall of Fame; and many more. In 2016, Maverick Helicopters celebrates 20 years of operation as one of the world’s leading tourism companies.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS PARTNERS WITH FOUR SEASONS HOTEL LAS VEGAS TO OFFER EXCLUSIVE FLIGHT FEATURING PRIVATE, REMOTE LANDINGS
August 17, 2016
The luxurious Natural Wonders Experience features private landings at the Grand Canyon and Valley of Fire

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Maverick Helicopters partners with Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas to introduce the Natural Wonders Experience, an exclusive, luxury helicopter flight and culinary experience featuring remote Grand Canyon and Valley of Fire landings.

“We are thrilled to provide this exclusive helicopter experience to guests at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas,” said Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Helicopters. “Combining two of Maverick Helicopters’ most popular flight destinations with the resort’s culinary team makes the Natural Wonders Experience the most luxurious package we have to offer.”

Offered by Maverick Helicopters in partnership with Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, this once-in-alifetime excursion treats guests to an exhilarating private helicopter flight from Las Vegas to private landing sites at the Grand Canyon and Valley of Fire, optimal locations to witness some of the world’s most fascinating landscapes.

Available to Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas guests only, the three-hour excursion includes private transportation from the hotel to Maverick Helicopters’ Las Vegas terminal, where guests will depart via private helicopter to the Valley of Fire. The helicopter will land on the highest peak of the Valley of Fire. Considered one of the most remote destinations in the southwest United States, this peak offers unsurpassed views of the area’s spectacular red sandstone formations.

The excursion continues into the Grand Canyon, where the helicopter will land 3,500 feet below the West Rim at Maverick Helicopters’ private landing site on Hualapai Indian Territory. In this breathtaking setting, approximately 300 feet above the Colorado River, guests will enjoy champagne and lunch prepared by Four Seasons’ culinary team.

The journey concludes with a flight over Lake Mead, Fortification Hill and the awe-inspiring Hoover Dam, followed by a flight over the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas.

Media Contacts for Maverick Helicopters: Brigitte Ruiz / Rachel Henry Kirvin Doak Communications bruiz@kirvindoak.com / rhenry@kirvindoak.com 702.737.3100


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS TAKES HOME SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE CONCIERGE CHOICE AWARD FROM SOUTHERN NEVADA HOTEL CONCIERGE ASSOCIATION
May 1, 2016
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – 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.

The SNHCA is an association of professional hotel concierges dedicated to providing the highest level of service possible in Las Vegas. As true ambassadors of the city, the group evaluates the area’s tourism landscape annually to determine the winners of its Concierge Choice Awards. The 2016 award was presented to Maverick Helicopters for its quality aerial experiences over Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon and for making a positive impression upon concierge throughout the valley.

"We are honored to be recognized by the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association for the seventh year in a row,” said John Buch, president of Maverick Aviation Group, parent company of Maverick Helicopters. “As we are celebrating our 20th year of operation, taking home this award is a true testament to the hard work and dedication our team puts in each and every day."


MAVERICK AVIATION GROUP WELCOMED RANCHO HIGH SCHOOL'S AVIATION MAGNET PROGRAM TO TAKE BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT ITS OPERATIONS, APRIL 8
April 11, 2016
Maverick Aviation Group announces annual scholarship for aviation students

HENDERSON, NEVADA - Rancho High School’s aviation maintenance students were given the experience of a lifetime on Friday, April 8 as they received an all- access look at Maverick Aviation Group’s corporate headquarters, as well as interacted with pilots and maintenance technicians.

The behind-the-scenes tour kicked off as Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Aviation Group, welcomed students to the Maverick Airlines terminal and Maverick Helicopters on-site maintenance facility before bringing them inside the hangar. Upon entry, he gave a brief history of the company and how it began modestly with one aircraft and a group of committed flight personnel, approximately 20 years ago. Kroten then introduced the CEO and Founder of Maverick Aviation Group, Greg Rochna, who discussed how he once had a vision to create a company that would provide a true VIP-level experience that was not previously offered in the helicopter industry. Rochna emphasized the constant demand of skilled employees in the aviation field and how the industry is continuously growing each year. He finished by announcing that Maverick Aviation Group will launch an annual scholarship that will be awarded to aviation magnet program students in the Las Vegas community. The scholarship program is under development and further details will be announced soon.

The students were broken up into three groups; one group led by Tim Hoffman, quality assurance manager at Maverick Helicopters; another by Jim Ogletree, chief pilot at Maverick Helicopters; and by C.R. Sherman, chief pilot at Maverick Airlines. Each group leader explained their unique roles in the success of Maverick Aviation Group and the importance of maintenance and flight operations working together. The students also had a chance to get an up-close look at an Airbus EC130 ECO-Star helicopter, tour the facility’s in-house paint shop and go inside a fixed-wing aircraft. The visit concluded with a Q&A session.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS LAUNCHES TWO NEW FLIGHTS IN MAUI IN HONOR OF FIRST ANNIVERSARY
March 31, 2016
The new sunset flight and excursion over Maui’s North Shore are set to take off April 1

MAUI, HAWAII – In honor of Maverick Helicopters’ first anniversary in Maui, Hawaii, the award-winning aviation company will launch two new flights on Friday, April 1.

The unique excursions, one that offers a breathtaking sunset flight over Maui, Molokai and Lanai and another that allows locals and visitors alike to adventure over the North Shore of Maui, are the first of its kind on the Hawaiian island.

Sunset Odyssey

A three-island sunset flight over Maui, Molokai and Lanai

  • This journey starts high above Maui and the Pailolo Channel where guests will take in views of the scenic waters and Elephant Rock.
  • The experience continues through the ancient fish ponds of Molokai as the flight proceeds to Lanai.
  • Passengers will then fly over Shipwreck Beach, which is home to the abandoned World War II Liberty Ship.
  • As the flight returns to Maui, guests will enjoy sunset views of Molokini, the crescent-shaped, partially submerged volcanic crater; and the resort towns of Makena, Kihei and Wailea.

Aloha Adventure

North Shore adventure of Maui

  • This excursion offers a panorama of the North Shore of Maui and the world-famous Jaws surf area.
  • Just off the coast of Keanae, guests will fly above the iconic Jurassic Rock (renamed after Jurassic Park) while taking in distant views of the Wailua Valley waterfalls and Haleakala National Park.
  • The flight then follows the beautiful Road to Hana as it embarks toward the famous Hana Rainforest.

During each excursion, passengers will enjoy flying in the world’s safest and most comfortable tourism-based helicopter – the Airbus EC130 ECO-Star aircraft. Maverick Helicopters is the only company in Hawaii exclusively flying Quiet Technology helicopters. The luxurious aircraft offers guests a spacious cabin for up to seven passengers; voice-activated headsets; theater-style, leather seating; and wraparound windows for superior visibility.

Additional flights offered at Maverick Helicopters’ Maui location include Maui Dream, a full-island excursion; Molokai Voyage, an adventure over Maui and its neighboring island, Molokai; and Maui Spirit, a flight above Haleakala National Park and the Hana Rainforest.

Custom and private helicopter charters are also available for a more exclusive experience. This option is ideal for wedding parties and special occasions.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS RECEIVES FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION'S 2015 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE "DIAMOND AWARD"
February 4, 2016
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2015 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.” 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.

The FAA’s Award of Excellence was created to honor aviation operators and its maintenance technicians for participating in the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program. The rigorous program encourages employers to take advantage of initial and recurrent training. Each participating organization can receive honors ranging from the “Gold Award” to the “Diamond Award.” The “Diamond Award” is only given to a select few corporations that have reached the highest level of program criteria.

“We are honored to receive the FAA’s Award of Excellence ‘Diamond Award’ for the fifth year in a row,” said John Buch, president of Maverick Aviation Group. “We take maintenance training very seriously at all of Maverick Helicopters’ locations and we are proud of the exceptional work our maintenance department continuously does in order to ensure the safety of our guests.”

In 2015, Maverick Helicopters’ maintenance technicians recorded more than 2,755 hours of training. More than 1,900 of those hours were provided through the company’s homegrown training courses. All of Maverick Helicopters’ eligible maintenance technicians also obtained individual awards through in-house and factory training.

For more information on Maverick Helicopters, please visit www.flymaverick.com on or call 702.405.4300.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS PARTNERS WITH UBER TO LAUNCH UBERCHOPPER IN LAS VEGAS, JAN. 6-9
January 6, 2016
The exclusive partnership allows Uber users to book Vegas Nights flights over the Strip with Maverick Helicopters during CES 2016

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Maverick Helicopters partners with Uber to launch UberCHOPPER in Las Vegas during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from Wednesday, Jan. 6 to Saturday, Jan. 9. The exclusive, limited-time offer allows guests to book a Vegas Nights flight for $99 per person from 6 to 10 p.m.

“Uber is thrilled to be in Nevada in time to seamlessly move conference attendees, visitors and residents throughout Las Vegas during CES,” said Jason Raddison, General Manager for Uber Nevada. “Our partnership with Maverick Helicopters provides riders with another great way to move safely, reliably and affordably throughout the city, while enjoying one of the most beautiful views the Strip has to offer.”

To book, users must open the Uber application and slide over to the “CHOPPER” option to schedule a flight. Once confirmed, an Uber vehicle will pick guests up from their location and take them to the Maverick Helicopters’ Las Vegas terminal.

“Maverick Helicopters is proud to be at the forefront of the UberCHOPPER services in Las Vegas,” said Bryan Kroten, Vice President of Marketing at Maverick Helicopters. “We look forward to witnessing the success of this unique offer and the possibility of a long-term partnership with the world’s most popular ride sharing tech service.”

The 12 to 15 minute Vegas Nights flight showcases the entertainment capital of the world from a birds-eye-view aboard the most luxurious tourism-based helicopter. Each aircraft seats up to seven guests and offers stunning panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip with live-narration from the pilot’s about the surrounding attractions.

For more information, please call 702.261.0007 or visit www.flymaverick.com

About Maverick Helicopters
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, flies more than 200,000 guests annually out of four locations – one in Las Vegas, two in the Grand Canyon and one in Maui, Hawaii. The company operates the largest and youngest fleet of Airbus EC130 ECO-Star helicopters with nearly 50 aircraft and holds the top safety record of any tourism-based aviation company in the world. Maverick Helicopters continuously employs the industry’s top pilots and has received numerous accolades including the Federal Aviation Administration’s “Diamond Award” 2011-2015; TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” 2011-2015, Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s “Best Tour Company” 2010-2015 and many more.

Follow Maverick Helicopters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagramfor the latest news and updates.

About Uber
Uber is a technology platform that is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 315 cities today, Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer. Follow us on Twitter: @Uber and find us on Facebook: Uber.

Media Contacts for Maverick Helicopters:
Amanda Brophy / Brigitte Ruiz — Kirvin Doak Communications: 702.737.3100
abrophy@kirvindoak.com / bruiz@kirvindoak.com


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS UNVEILED NEW $5 MILLION LAS VEGAS TERMINAL WITH GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION, NOVEMBER 19
November 19, 2015
The state-of-the-art facility will officially open to the public on Monday, November 30

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, unveiled its new $5 million Las Vegas terminal with a grand opening celebration on Thursday, November 19. The state-of-the-art facility will officially open its doors to the public on Monday, November 30.

Throughout the evening, guests were treated to flights over the Las Vegas Strip, photo opportunities in front of the company’s Airbus EC130 ECO-Star helicopters, tours of Maverick Airlines’ fixed-winged aircraft, hors d’oeuvres and desserts from Cut and Taste and specialty cocktails handcrafted by Belvedere Vodka. Notable guests included Las Vegas Strip headliner Carrot Top, Master Photographer Peter Lik and representatives from the offices of Governor Brian Sandoval, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Senator Dean Heller, Senator Harry Reid, Congressman Cresent Hardy, Congressman Joe Heck, Congresswoman Dina Titus and the Clark County Government Center.

“We broke ground on this project approximately one year ago, and this opening represents a big milestone for Maverick Helicopters,” said John Buch, President of Maverick Aviation Group. “This year has been one of our best yet – from opening our fifth location in Maui to now unveiling one of the most elaborate helicopter terminals in the world, we couldn’t be more thankful to everyone who has helped us get to where we are today.”

Steve Sisolak, the Clark County Commission Chairman; Michael Goldsmith, the Vice President of International Marketing at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority; Todd Powers, the Western Regional Sales Manager at Airbus Helicopters; and Russ Spray, the President and Chief Executive Officer at SAFRAN Turbomeca USA also spoke on behalf of their associations and congratulated Maverick Helicopters on opening its new Las Vegas terminal. As Sisolak addressed the crowd on all Maverick Helicopters does for the community, he presented the company’s owners, Greg and Brenda Rochna, with a proclamation from Clark County that declared Thursday, November 19, 2015 as “Maverick Helicopters Day.”

Before the evening wrapped up, guests were treated to an over-the-top helicopter arrival and performance by Las Vegas Strip headliner Matt Goss. The singer had guests in awe as he performed a 30-minute set filled with classic hits that many know and love.

Maverick Helicopters’ new Las Vegas terminal is adjacent to the existing building, which will soon be renovated as well, is a total of 6,000 square feet and features:

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook McCarran International Airport’s runways
  • A private room for VIPs and group events
  • A café with expanded food and beverage selections
  • A signature registration desk with double the capacity of the previous terminal
  • A separate photo and video desk for passengers to purchase photos and videos from their flights
  • Modern, plush leather couches
  • A large courtyard designed for group and corporate events
  • Breathtaking gallery photos courtesy of Peter Lik
  • A greatly expanded gift shop with branded items, handmade Native American artifacts and more

For more information on Maverick Helicopters or to book a reservation, please visit www.FlyMaverick.com or call 702.261.0007.

About Maverick Helicopters
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, offers guests unparalleled aerial tours inside its luxurious state-of-the-art helicopters in Nevada, Arizona and coming in 2015, Hawaii. During the excursions, guests board the safest and most comfortable tourism based helicopters in the world, ECO-Star Helicopters (EC-130) complete with quiet technology. They’ll receive the ultimate VIP treatment with live narration about the surrounding attractions, personal voice-activated headsets, individual seating for up to seven guests, wrap around windows and more. Custom and private aircraft charters are also available.

For more information on Maverick Helicopters, please visit www.FlyMaverick.com. Or keep with Maverick Helicopters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Media Contacts for Maverick Helicopters:
Amanda Brophy / Brigitte Ruiz — Kirvin Doak Communications: 702.737.3100
abrophy@kirvindoak.com / bruiz@kirvindoak.com


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS BECOMES EXCLUSIVE HELICOPTER COMPANY TO PARTNER WITH PLAYSTUDIOS FOR MYVEGAS APPLICATIONS
October 19, 2015
Partnership allows myVEGAS players to redeem loyalty points for Maverick Helicopters experiences in Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Maui, Hawaii

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, launches an exclusive partnership with PLAYSTUDIOS to offer real-world experiences through the developer’s myVEGAS Slots and myVEGAS Blackjack applications. Players are now able to redeem loyalty points for a wide range of Maverick Helicopters excursions in Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Maui, Hawaii.

“PLAYSTUDIOS’ partnership with Maverick Helicopters gives myVEGAS players a thrilling new collection of experiences unlike any other that we’ve ever offered,” said Jeff Netzer, vice president of business development at PLAYSTUDIOS. “This is a great example of how diverse our rewards offerings have become — from rooms, shows and restaurants to travel packages and experiences. All these great in-game benefits speak directly to our customers’ lifestyles and leisure-time interests.”

The new Maverick Helicopters offerings let myVEGAS players redeem loyalty points for a credit towards an array of the company’s most popular destination flights over the Las Vegas Strip, to the Grand Canyon and through Maui, Hawaii. Excursions include Vegas Nights, Vegas Dream Sunset, Wind Dancer and Molokai Voyage. Gamers can also redeem loyalty points for merchandise credits at the Maverick Helicopters Las Vegas and Maui, Hawaii gift shops.

“We are excited to have Maverick Helicopters be a part of the top-ranked myVEGAS apps,” said Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Helicopters. “This partnership lets myVEGAS players and Maverick Helicopters customers redeem bucket-list items in a unique, fun and interactive setting.”

myVEGAS Slots and myVEGAS Blackjack are the top-ranking free-to-play casino applications for iOS, Android and Kindle mobile devices. myVEGAS Slots is also available on Facebook. The games are the only social casino applications that give players a chance to earn real-world rewards from an exclusive collection of travel, leisure, and entertainment brands. Rewards include complimentary hotels stays, travel packages, cruises, meals, shows, VIP nightclub access and more.

About Maverick Helicopters
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, offers guests unparalleled aerial tours inside its luxurious state-of-the-art helicopters in Nevada, Arizona and coming in 2015, Hawaii. During the excursions, guests board the safest and most comfortable tourism based helicopters in the world, ECO-Star Helicopters (EC-130) complete with quiet technology. They’ll receive the ultimate VIP treatment with live narration about the surrounding attractions, personal voice-activated headsets, individual seating for up to seven guests, wrap around windows and more. Custom and private aircraft charters are also available.

For more information on Maverick Helicopters, please visit www.FlyMaverick.com. Or keep with Maverick Helicopters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About PLAYSTUDIOS
PLAYSTUDIOS is a developer of engaging casual games for mobile and social platforms. Founded by a team of experienced gaming and technology entrepreneurs, PLAYSTUDIOS’ free-to-play myVEGAS apps combine the best elements of popular social games with established gambling mechanics. Players enjoy an ever-growing collection of slot and table games and the opportunity to earn an unprecedented selection of valuable, real-world rewards from leading hospitality, entertainment, and leisure brands. Current myVEGAS reward partners include MGM Resorts International, Station Casinos, Wolfgang Puck, Cirque du Soleil, Royal Caribbean International, House of Blues, and Allegiant Air. For more information, visit the company’s website.

Media Contacts for Maverick Helicopters:
Amanda Brophy / Brigitte Ruiz — Kirvin Doak Communications: 702.737.3100
abrophy@kirvindoak.com / bruiz@kirvindoak.com

Media Contacts for PLAYSTUDIOS:
David Pascal — PLAYSTUDIOS + myVEGAS: 415.500.5393
press@playstudios.com


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS HEIGHTENS 20TH ANNUAL ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL, LAS VEGAS EXPERIENCE WITH VIP FLIGHT TRANSFERS
September 28, 2015
North America’s largest music festival returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 17, 18 and 19, 2016

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Maverick Helicopters, the exclusive company to provide helicopter travel to and from Las Vegas Motor Speedway, heightens the 20th annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Las Vegas experience with VIP flight transfers on June 17, 18 and 19, 2016.

“Since partnering with EDC during its first year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, helicopter demand to the festival has increased exponentially,” said Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Helicopters. “We have grown from four aircraft to a fleet of nearly 20 helicopters reserved for this occasion.”

Prior to the expedited, 15-minute flight, passengers can enjoy hanging out in Maverick Helicopters’ terminal, which completely transforms itself to create a festival-like atmosphere for its guests. The terminal also remains open for 72 hours straight during EDC, making it the busiest three days of the year for the company.

Once aboard Maverick Helicopters’ EC130 ECO-star aircraft, guests can use voice-activated headsets to talk to the pilots and listen to electronic dance music; sit back and relax in the theater-style, leather seating; and take in stunning, bird’s-eye-views of the Las Vegas Strip and festival grounds through its wraparound windows. To add to the experience, passengers are often surprised by artists or celebrities on their VIP transfers. Past DJs who have flown Maverick Helicopters to EDC include Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Avicii, David Guetta, DJ Snake, Hardwell, Kaskade, Martin Garrix, Skrillex, Tiësto and many more.

Private charter prices start at $3,000 for up to seven people for a one-way flight or $5,000 for up to seven people for a roundtrip flight. Individual seat rates start at $500 per person for a one-way flight or $800 per person for a roundtrip flight. Prices are based off of per day rates.


MAVERICK BEGINS SALES OF HELICOPTER TRANSFERS TO EDC LAS VEGAS 2016
September 21, 2015
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Maverick Helicopters - the exclusive provider of helicopter transfers to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with convenient departures from the Las Vegas Strip - is now accepting flight reservations for EDC Vegas 2016. The Electric Daisy Carnival will be held at LVMS over 3 days June 17-19.

MAVERICK HELICOPTERS INVESTS NEARLY $2 MILLION IN GROUND TRANSPORTATION, UPGRADING ENTIRE SHUTTLE FLEET TO LIMO COACHES
September 1, 2015
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Maverick Helicopters has invested 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.

Combining a limousine-style configuration with generous group seating capabilities, the new limo coaches have the VIP flair of Las Vegas while providing a more spacious interior than traditional limousines. Paired with the newest and largest fleet of ECO-Star helicopters in the world, the addition of a limo coach fleet makes Maverick Helicopters the most comfortable full-service helicopter experience in the world. Maverick Helicopters offers complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off services from all Las Vegas Strip properties for its helicopter excursions.

“We wanted to raise the bar with our shuttle service’s style and comfort, so it would match our premium helicopter experiences,” said John Buch, president of Maverick Aviation Group, parent company of Maverick Helicopters. “Safety and customer service are always first on our list; therefore, this development really goes along with the Maverick mission.”

Maverick Helicopters’ new limo coaches feature limo-style seating with extended leg room, plush leather cushions, state-of-the-art audio systems, unique accent lighting and even more features that contribute to the ultimate Las Vegas luxury excursion. The coaches are a mix of Mercedes-Benz Sprinters and larger luxury vehicles with the ability to seat 10 to 20 passengers comfortably.

Exterior/Interior views of new Maverick shuttles

For more information on Maverick Helicopters or to book an experience, please visit www.FlyMaverick.com or call 1.800.261.4414. Follow Maverick Helicopters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates.

About Maverick Helicopters
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, offers guests unparalleled aerial excursions inside its luxurious state-of-the-art helicopters in Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. Maverick Helicopters flies more than 250,000 guests annually and operates nearly 50 Airbus EC130 ECO-Star helicopters. During the excursions, guests will take flight in the safest and most comfortable tourism based helicopter in the world, the EC130, complete with quiet technology. Passengers will receive the ultimate VIP treatment with live narration about the surrounding attractions, personal voice-activated headsets, individual seating for up to seven guests, wrap around windows and more. Custom and private aircraft charters are also available.

Media Contacts:
Amanda Brophy / Terri Maruca
Kirvin Doak Communications
abrophy@kirvindoak.com / tmaruca@kirvindoak.com
702.737.3100


MAYOR DEDICATES SPECIAL DAY TO MAVERICK HELICOPTERS
August 18, 2015
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Mayor Carolyn Goodman officially declares August 19th, 2015 to be Maverick Helicopters Day. The day coincides with National Aviation Day, which was established in 1939 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who issued a presidential proclamation which designated the anniversary of Orville Wright's birthday to be National Aviation Day.

MAVERICK HELICOPTERS WINS SIXTH CONSECUTIVE CONCIERGE CHOICE AWARD FROM THE SOUTHERN NEVADA HOTEL CONCIERGE ASSOCIATION
April 24, 2015
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Maverick Helicopters gained its sixth consecutive award for Best Air Tour from the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s (SNHCA) Concierge Choice Awards. The company was honored at a ceremony in Wynn Las Vegas on Sunday, April 19.

The SNHCA is an association of professional hotel concierges dedicated to providing the highest level of service possible in Las Vegas. As true ambassadors of the city, the group evaluates the area’s tourism landscape annually to determine the winners of its Concierge Choice Awards. The 2015 Best Air Tour award was presented to Maverick Helicopters for its quality aerial experiences over Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon and for making a positive impression upon concierge throughout the valley.

“We really treasure our relationship with concierge here in Southern Nevada,” said Greg Rochna, owner and chief executive officer of Maverick Aviation Group, parent company of Maverick Helicopters. “Our mission is to provide the industry’s best helicopter excursions, so it’s humbling that our team’s hard work is being recognized again by the SNHCA.”

For more information on Maverick Helicopters or to book an experience, please visit www.FlyMaverick.com or call 1.800.261.4414. Follow Maverick Helicopters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates.

For more information on the SNHCA, please visit www.snhca.com.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS’ MAUI, HAWAII LOCATION IS NOW OPEN WITH THREE BREATHTAKING EXCURSION OPTIONS
April 9, 2015
Guests can book now at www.FlyMaverick.com/Maui

MAUI, HAWAII — Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, has opened the doors to its new Maui, Hawaii operation with three breathtaking packages. This is Maverick Aviation Group’s fifth permanent location and the company’s first venture outside the Southwest United States.

Guests may choose from the following experiences, overlooking the gorgeous and ever-popular “Valley Isle,” Maui:

Maui Dream (starting at $399 per person)
Full island excursion

Guests may experience everything Maui has to offer on this all-encompassing 60-70 minute flight around the island. The trip begins above Haleakala National Park and makes its way across the Hana rainforest, West Maui Mountains and lao Valley State Park. Patrons will be awestruck by Maui’s gorgeous coastlines, hidden valleys, scenic waterfalls and more. From the beaches to rainforests, this journey of a lifetime will be complete as guests pass Lahaina, the famous whaling port; Kapalua, one of Maui’s premier resort areas; Kaanapali, West Maui’s signature beach; Wailea, a community with staggering ocean views; and Hana, known for its dramatic seascapes.

Molokai Voyage (starting at $369 per person)
Explore Maui and its neighboring island, Molokai

Patrons can take in the beauty of both Maui and Molokai on this 55-65 minute multi-island expedition. The journey begins at Kahului Heliport and makes its way past the world’s largest sea cliffs on Molokai. Views of the Kahiwa Falls, among the tallest of Hawaii’s waterfalls, Halawa Valley with ancient fish ponds and the Pailolo Channel, featuring scenic waters and Elephant Rock, will take passengers’ breath away. The flight over Maui offers remote, intimate views of the western portion of the island. Sites include the famous lao Valley State Park, a vegetation-covered lava rainforest; Honokohau Falls, the tallest waterfall on Maui; Haleakala, also known as the East Maui Volcano; the West Maui Mountains and possible views of the Wall of Tears, a cluster of up to 17 cliff-side waterfalls.

Maui Spirit (starting at $329 per person)
Discover Haleakala National Park and Hana rainforest

During the Maui Spirit, guests will experience an exhilarating 40-50 minute flight above Haleakala National Park, home of the world’s largest dormant volcano. The flight will take an in-depth look at its moonlike crater and large lava flows. In addition, the helicopter will soar over the Hana rainforest offering views of the jagged cliffs, amazing waterfalls and some of the most isolated areas of the island. Trip highlights will also include the historic town of Hana, Manawainui Valley, Maui’s gorgeous coastline and more. Guests can even see the crescent-shaped Hawaiian island Molokini in the distance, and in the winter, humpback whales can be spotted swimming up the coastline.

During each flight, passengers can enjoy flying in the world’s safest and most comfortable helicopters while taking in aerial views of the iconic and remote Hawaiian sceneries. Maverick Helicopters is the only company in Hawaii exclusively flying quiet technology helicopters, the EC130 ECO-Star. The luxurious aircraft offer guests a spacious cabin for up to seven people; voice-activated headsets; theater-style, leather seating and wraparound windows for superior visibility.

For a more exclusive experience, custom and private helicopter charters are also available upon request. This option is ideal for wedding parties, special occasions and more.

For more information on Maverick Helicopters’ Maui, Hawaii location or to book an experience, please visit www.FlyMaverick.com/Maui or call 1.800.978.0266. Follow Maverick Helicopters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates.

About Maverick Helicopters
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, offers guests unparalleled aerial excursions inside its luxurious state-of-the-art helicopters in Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. Maverick Helicopters flies more than 200,000 guests annually and operates nearly 50 Airbus EC130 ECO-Star helicopters. During the excursions, guests will take flight in the safest and most comfortable tourism based helicopter in the world, the EC130, complete with quiet technology. Passengers will receive the ultimate VIP treatment with live narration about the surrounding attractions, personal voice-activated headsets, individual seating for up to seven guests, wrap around windows and more. Custom and private aircraft charters are also available.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS RE-SIGNS MULTI-YEAR CONTRACT WITH LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
March 5, 2015
Company remains the exclusive helicopter operator for events at the speedway

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Maverick Helicopters has re-signed a multi-year contract with Las Vegas Motor Speedway that will continue its relationship as the exclusive helicopter operator for events at the complex including NASCAR Weekend, corporate functions and more. Through this agreement, Maverick Helicopters will manage the heliport and work with the speedway and its entities to transfer guests and celebrities to events.

“We have had a long-standing relationship with Maverick Helicopters, and we’re excited to see that relationship continue to grow for many more years,” said Las Vegas Motor Speedway President Chris Powell. “Maverick Helicopters provides exceptional service to all of our guests who choose to fly into the speedway whether it be for NASCAR, Electric Daisy Carnival or our many corporate events throughout the year.”

During the convenient, approximately 15-minute flights to the speedway, passengers can continue to enjoy flying in the world’s safest and most comfortable helicopters while taking in aerial views of the Las Vegas Strip and surrounding mountain ranges. The EC130 helicopters offer guests a spacious cabin for up to seven passengers; luxurious theater-style, leather seating; and wraparound windows, for superior visibility.

For more information on Maverick Helicopters, please visit www.FlyMaverick.com or call 702.405.4300. For more information on Las Vegas Motor Speedway, please visit www.LVMS.com or call 800.644.4444.

About Maverick Helicopters
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, offers guests unparalleled aerial tours inside its luxurious state-of-the-art helicopters in Nevada, Arizona and coming in 2015, Hawaii. During the excursions, guests board the safest and most comfortable tourism based helicopters in the world, ECO-Star Helicopters (EC130) complete with quiet technology. They’ll receive the ultimate VIP treatment with live narration about the surrounding attractions, personal voice-activated headsets, individual seating for up to seven guests, wrap around windows and more. Custom and private aircraft charters are also available.

For more information on Maverick Helicopters, please visit www.FlyMaverick.com. Or keep with Maverick Helicopters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Speedway Motorsports, a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. For more information, visit www.SpeedwayMotorSports.com.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS ACHIEVES 300,000 FLIGHT HOURS IN EC-130 AIRCRAFT AND 350,000 TOTAL FLIGHT HOURS IN MARCH 2015
March 2, 2015
Company is first operator to hit milestone using Airbus Helicopters EC-130 aircraft

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Continuing to set industry records, Maverick Helicopters has officially logged 300,000 total flight hours using Airbus Helicopters’ EC-130, making it the first operator in the world to hit this impressive milestone using the elite aircraft. In addition to this feat, Maverick Helicopters has recorded 350,000 total flight hours since its inception. Both of these remarkable achievements were met this month, March 2015.

In 2003, Maverick Helicopters was one of the initial customers to purchase the EC-130, and in 2012, it was honored as the launch customer of the upgraded EC-130 T2 aircraft. It currently boasts the largest and youngest fleet of EC-130 in the world, consisting of 44 helicopters, which is expected to grow to 52 by the end of 2015.The state-of-the-art models are specifically designed for the tourism industry, making them ideal for Maverick Helicopters’ award-winning aerial experiences.

“The EC-130 truly sets Maverick Helicopters apart from its competitors,” said Greg Rochna, owner and chief executive officer of Maverick Aviation Group, parent company of Maverick Helicopters. “Our number one priority is our customers’ safety and comfort, so I’m proud of this milestone and to be the only company in Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon exclusively flying the EC-130.”

While drastically limiting flight noise, Maverick Helicopters’ EC-130 offers guests a spacious cabin for seven passengers, luxurious theater-style seating, wrap around windows, surround sound and a fuel-efficient engine to provide faster flight time. The model’s low-noise Fenestron tail rotor is safer, quieter and more efficient, uses 25 percent less engine power, controls fuel for optimized speed and operation, and features a duel hydraulic system.

“These are impressive milestones that Maverick Helicopters has reached operating the EC-130,” said Marc Paganini, president and CEO of Airbus Helicopters. “The fact that Maverick has operated 300,000 flight hours in EC-130s is a tribute to the performance and efficiency of Maverick and the great experiences that it provides its customers. It also speaks to the high quality of Airbus Helicopters aircraft and customer service.”

For more information on Maverick Helicopters, please visit www.FlyMaverick.com. For more information on Airbus Helicopters, please visit www.AirbusHelicoptersInc.com.

About Maverick Helicopters
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, offers guests unparalleled aerial tours inside its luxurious state-of-the-art helicopters in Nevada, Arizona and coming in 2015, Hawaii. During the excursions, guests board the safest and most comfortable tourism based helicopters in the world, ECO-Star Helicopters (EC-130) complete with quiet technology. They’ll receive the ultimate VIP treatment with live narration about the surrounding attractions, personal voice-activated headsets, individual seating for up to seven guests, wrap around windows and more. Custom and private aircraft charters are also available.

For more information on Maverick Helicopters, please visit www.FlyMaverick.com. Or keep with Maverick Helicopters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Airbus Helicopters Inc.
Airbus Helicopters Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Airbus Helicopters, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, and a subsidiary of the Airbus Group. Airbus Helicopters Inc. is a manufacturer, markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and parapublic helicopters offered in the U.S. The product line represents the industry’s most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters serving all markets and missions. The company’s headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, Texas with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, Miss.


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS CELEBRATES 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY AT ITS GRAND CANYON SOUTH RIM LOCATION
February 5, 2015
GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA — Today marks Maverick Helicopters’ 10-year anniversary at its Grand Canyon South Rim location, adjacent to the Grand Canyon National Park. Throughout the years, the company has serviced thousands of flights to this landmark, deemed as one of the greatest “Seven Natural Wonders of the World.”

Acquired in February 2005, Maverick Helicopters’ South Rim location began flying 20,000 passengers annually and has doubled to more than 40,000 passengers today. Due to the company’s rapid growth, the office underwent a $500,000 renovation in 2014 by enhancing the customer waiting area, updating the building’s interior design, expanding the gift shop and adding a café.

“I can’t believe we’ve been operating in Arizona for a decade already. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun,” said Greg Rochna, owner and chief executive officer of Maverick Aviation Group, parent company of Maverick Helicopters. “Cheers to our enthusiastic staff and customers. Here’s to many more successful years at the Grand Canyon.”

Operating up to eight of the world’s safest and most comfortable tourism-based helicopters year round, the South Rim location continues Maverick Helicopters’ tradition of offering guests the ultimate aerial experience aboard its ECO-Star helicopters. The aircraft are fully equipped with quiet technology, are more fuel efficient and use less power, making them the ideal helicopters to preserve the celebrated landscape. The company is the only Grand Canyon operator to exclusively fly this elite aircraft and boast top safety records.

In addition to the South Rim, Maverick Helicopters operates four other locations throughout the United States including the Las Vegas Strip (McCarran International Airport), Henderson Executive Airport, Grand Canyon West Rim and coming this year, Maui, Hawaii.

About Maverick Helicopters
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group offers guests unparalleled aerial tours inside its luxurious state-of-the-art helicopters in Nevada, Arizona and coming in 2015, Hawaii. During the excursions, guests board the safest and most comfortable tourism based helicopters in the world, ECO-Star Helicopters (EC-130) complete with quiet technology. They’ll receive the ultimate VIP treatment with live narration about the surrounding attractions, personal voice-activated headsets, individual seating for up to seven guests, wrap around windows and more. Custom and private aircraft charters are also available.

For more information on Maverick Helicopters, please visit www.FlyMaverick.com. Or keep with Maverick Helicopters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Contacts:
Laura Bucklin / Amanda Brophy, Kirvin Doak Communications: 702.737.3100
lbucklin@kirvindoak.com / abrophy@kirvindoak.com


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS OFFERS FANS EXCLUSIVE FLIGHT PACKAGES FOR 2015 NASCAR WEEKEND, MARCH 6 – 8
January 13, 2015
Company provides more travel via helicopter than any other sporting event worldwide

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Maverick Helicopters offers race enthusiasts, drivers and race teams a chance to enhance their 2015 NASCAR Weekend experience with VIP helicopter transfers to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8. As the event’s exclusive helicopter company, Maverick Helicopters will be breaking industry records this year by officially providing more travel via helicopter than any other sporting event in the world.

“Each year, we look to enhance our longtime relationship with the Las Vegas Motor Speedway,” said John Buch, president of Maverick Helicopters. “To hit this worldwide milestone is a result of both companies’ hard work and dedication to their amazing fans. We’re so honored to work with their team again on this exciting event.”

Fans and thrill-seekers alike may arrive in style with this truly convenient 15-minute flight. Guests will be treated to aerial views of Las Vegas, the surrounding mountains and all things NASCAR as they descend upon the speedway aboard Maverick Helicopters’ ECO-Star helicopters.

The NASCAR VIP helicopter excursions are priced at $500 per person for round-trip and $300 per person for one-way flights on Saturday and Sunday. Private and custom charters are also available throughout the weekend. All flights depart and arrive through the company’s private terminal, located on Las Vegas Boulevard (6075 Las Vegas Boulevard South). Round-trip ground transportation is provided to all Strip properties. For more information, or to book a reservation, call 888-261-441 or visit FlyMaverick.com

2015 NASCAR Weekend events include Stratosphere Pole Day on Friday, March 6; Boyd Gaming 300 - Xfinity Series on Saturday, March 7; and Kobalt 400 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Sunday, March 8.

To purchase tickets for the 2015 NASCAR Weekend, call the Las Vegas Motor Speedway at 800-644-4444 or visit lvms.com

About Maverick Aviation Group
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group offers guests unparalleled aerial tours inside its luxurious state-of-the-art helicopters in Nevada, Arizona and coming in 2015, Hawaii. During the excursions, guests board the safest and most comfortable tourism based helicopters in the world, ECO-Star Helicopters (EC-130) complete with quiet technology. They’ll receive the ultimate VIP treatment with live narration about the surrounding attractions, personal voice-activated headsets, individual seating for up to seven guests, wrap around windows and more. Custom and private aircraft charters are also available.

For more information on Maverick Helicopters, please visit www.FlyMaverick.com. Or keep with Maverick Helicopters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Speedway Motorsports, a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. For more information, visit www.speedwaymotorsports.com.

Contacts:
Laura Bucklin / Amanda Brophy, Kirvin Doak Communications: 702.737.3100
lbucklin@kirvindoak.com / abrophy@kirvindoak.com


MAVERICK AVIATION GROUP EXPANDS ITS FLEET WITH PURCHASE OF EIGHTH EC-130 T2
October 31, 2014
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – 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.

As the next generation of the EC-130, Airbus Helicopters’ T2 model features more powerful performance, improved fuel efficiency and excellent visibility. Most importantly, the aircraft was designed for the tourism industry, equipped with superior passenger accommodations. Such features include an active vibration control system for a more comfortable ride, an improved air conditioning system, right-side cabin sliding door and additional interior improvements.

Maverick Helicopters now owns eight EC-130 T2 models, contributing to an overall total of 42 helicopters. The company has the largest EC-130 fleet in the world and anticipates growing the collection to 47 aircraft within the next year.

Maverick Aviation Group offers expeditions through the Grand Canyon and above the Las Vegas Strip.

About Maverick Aviation Group
Maverick Aviation Group is the parent company of Maverick Helicopters, Mustang Helicopters and Maverick Airlines. This tourism-based company has the largest and youngest fleet of ECO-Star helicopters in the world with locations in Nevada, Arizona and opening in 2015, Hawaii. The Nevada locations offer helicopter experiences to the Grand Canyon and famous Las Vegas Strip while the Arizona headquarters take guests on breathtaking flights over both the South Rim and West Rim of the Grand Canyon. The company also operates Beechcraft 1900D and Cessna Grand Caravan 208 fixed-winged aircraft that provide direct flights to both Grand Canyon South Rim and Grand Canyon West from the Henderson Executive Airport.

Contacts:
Lindsey Rathjen / Laura Bucklin, Kirvin Doak Communications: 702.737.3100
lrathjen@kirvindoak.com / lbucklin@kirvindoak.com


MAVERICK AVIATION GROUP SALUTES THE TROOPS WITH MILITARY DISCOUNT FOR VETERANS DAY 2014
October 28, 2014
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Maverick Aviation Group, the parent company of Maverick Helicopters, Mustang Helicopters and Maverick Airlines, salutes the troops this Veteran’s Day by offering all military personnel a 10 percent discount. The country’s courageous heroes are invited to experience aerial adventures through the Grand Canyon and above the Las Vegas Strip.

During each flight, guests enjoy personal narration from the pilot through voice-activated headsets as the group explores the iconic scenery. The Grand Canyon excursions offer intimate views of the landmark as well as the Hoover Dam Colorado River and more. The Las Vegas Strip adventures can be enjoyed during the day or night, and feature spectacular views of Sin City’s mega resorts and hotels. Maverick Aviation Group gives clients a number of excursion options aboard the safest and most comfortable tourism based helicopters in the world, ECO-Star Helicopters (EC-130). Guests may also explore aboard the company’s Beechcraft 1900D and Cessna Grand Caravan 208 fixed-winged aircraft.

To receive the offer, guests must present a valid military ID card at check-in and use the code "MILITARY." Reservations can be made online at FlyMaverick.com or by phone at 888.261.4414. The discount cannot be combined with any other coupon, discount or offer. The offer excludes Free Spirit, Grand Canyon Adventure and Grand Canyon Discovery tours. It is not valid for groups of 15 or more. Management reserves all rights and fuel surcharge may apply. The offer is not valid on previous booking.

About Maverick Aviation Group
Maverick Aviation Group is the parent company of Maverick Helicopters, Mustang Helicopters and Maverick Airlines. This tourism-based company has the largest and youngest fleet of ECO-Star helicopters in the world with locations in Nevada, Arizona and opening in 2015, Hawaii. The Nevada locations offer helicopter experiences to the Grand Canyon and famous Las Vegas Strip while the Arizona headquarters take guests on breathtaking flights over both the South Rim and West Rim of the Grand Canyon. The company also operates Beechcraft 1900D and Cessna Grand Caravan 208 fixed-winged aircraft that provide direct flights to both Grand Canyon South Rim and Grand Canyon West from the Henderson Executive Airport.

Contacts:
Lindsey Rathjen / Laura Bucklin, Kirvin Doak Communications: 702.737.3100
lrathjen@kirvindoak.com / lbucklin@kirvindoak.com


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS EXPANDS BY OPENING FIRST LOCATION OUTSIDE SOUTHWEST U.S., OFFERING FLIGHTS IN HAWAII
October 8, 2014
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Maverick Helicopters, a division of Maverick Aviation Group, has expanded its roots beyond Nevada and Arizona by unveiling its latest helicopter operation in Maui, Hawaii. The new helicopter expeditions will take flight starting in spring 2015.

“We take guests over the Grand Canyon and the famous Las Vegas Strip, two of the U.S.’s most adored vacation spots, so Hawaii is an absolute natural fit for us,” said Greg Rochna, CEO of Maverick Aviation Group. “I’m thrilled to see the company expand, and even more excited to become part of the Hawaiian tourism community.”

Maui, Hawaii will become Maverick Helicopters’ 5th permanent location, and will offer the finest helicopter experiences overlooking “The Valley Isle,” Maui. The gorgeous island boasts breathtaking landscapes, mountains, countless waterfalls, lush rainforests, volcanoes and even occasional marine life sightings. During the flight, guests enjoy personal narration from the helicopter pilot through voice-activated headsets as the group explores the iconic and remote Hawaiian scenery. The pilot will explain each attraction and answer any questions the group may have. Offering an array of Maui views and experiences, Maverick Helicopters gives clients a number of excursion options aboard the safest and most comfortable tourism based helicopters in the world, ECO-Star Helicopters (EC-130). Maverick Helicopters operates the largest and youngest fleet of over 40 ECO-Star helicopters in the world featuring quiet technology.

For a more exclusive experience, custom and private aircraft charters are also available upon request. This option is ideal for wedding parties, special occasions and more.

For more information on Maverick Helicopter’s Maui location, please visit FlyMaverick.com. Follow Maverick Helicopters on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

About Maverick Helicopters
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, offers guests unparalleled aerial expeditions inside its luxurious state-of-the-art helicopters in Nevada, Arizona and coming in 2015, Hawaii. Maverick Helicopters has received an array of accolades including Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas,” Nevada Magazine’s “Best of Nevada,” and being named twice to Travel Channel’s “Top 10 Best Helicopter Thrills in the World.”

During the excursions, guests board the safest and most comfortable tourism based helicopters in the world, ECO-Star Helicopters (EC-130) complete with quiet technology. They’ll receive the ultimate VIP treatment with live narration about the surrounding attractions, personal voice-activated headsets, individual seating for up to seven guests, wrap around windows and more. Custom and private aircraft charters are also available.

For more information on Maverick Helicopters, please visit FlyMaverick.com.

About Maverick Aviation Group
Maverick Aviation Group is the parent company of Maverick Helicopters, Mustang Helicopters and Maverick Airlines. This tourism-based company has the largest and youngest fleet of ECO-Star helicopters in the world with locations in Nevada, Arizona and opening in 2015, Hawaii. The Nevada locations offer helicopter experiences to the Grand Canyon and famous Las Vegas Strip while the Arizona headquarters take guests on breathtaking flights over both the South Rim and West Rim of the Grand Canyon. The company also operates Beechcraft 1900D and Cessna Grand Caravan 208 fixed-winged aircraft that provide direct flights to both Grand Canyon South Rim and Grand Canyon West from the Henderson Executive Airport.

For more information on Maverick Aviation Group, please visit FlyMaverick.com.

Contacts:
Lindsey Rathjen / Laura Bucklin, Kirvin Doak Communications: 702.737.3100
lrathjen@kirvindoak.com / lbucklin@kirvindoak.com


MAVERICK HELICOPTERS NAMED 2014 BEST AIR TOUR COMPANY BY CONCIERGE ASSOCIATION
May 12, 2014
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Maverick Helicopters has once again been named Concierge Choice Award winner for Best Tour Company in Las Vegas by the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association (SNHCA). The 2014 win marks the fifth consecutive year that Maverick Helicopters has received this prestigious award.

SNHCA, which was established in 1990, is an association of more than 300 professional hotel concierge dedicated to providing the highest level of service to Las Vegas visitors. The Best Air Tour Company award was presented to Maverick Helicopters for its quality tours of Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, and for making a positive impression upon concierge throughout the city.

“We are thrilled to receive this award from the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association,” said Greg Rochna, CEO of Maverick Aviation Group, parent company of Maverick Helicopters. “We strive to provide first class helicopter experiences for our guests. Receiving this award means our team’s hard work is paying off.”

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Toshiba Imaging High-Def Cameras Selected for On-Board Imaging – Maverick Helicopters Tours
August 26, 2013
Irvine, CA, August 26, 2013 –(PR.com)– Toshiba Imaging Systems Division (ISD) (Toshiba Imaging – www.toshibacameras.com), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., and leading manufacturer of ultra-compact high definition (HD) and high resolution CCD and CMOS video cameras, announces that the IK-HR1D, compact 1-chip CMOS, 2.1 megapixel high definition (HD) cameras have been selected for use by Maverick Helicopters (www.FlyMaverick.com– Las Vegas, NV), a division of Maverick Aviation Group.

According to John Mandernach, V.P. of Maintenance at Maverick Helicopters, “We’ve been recording personalized flights with pilot narration and guest interaction since 1996. We’ve gone from providing VHS tapes to DVDs, and we now offer Blu-ray HD technology. We asked our camera supplier, InterTest (www.intertest.com – Columbia, NJ), to recommend the very best HD camera for our needs and without hesitation, they suggested Toshiba Imaging’s 1080p IK-HR1D camera for the best color, contrast, and quality available.”

Toshiba Imaging’s one-piece, 1/3-inch CMOS 1920 x 1080 pixel-output camera is compact and lightweight (4.3 oz.) and features digital DVI and analog RGB output. It can be easily mounted in confined spaces, making the camera ideal for Maverick Helicopters tours and other demanding imaging applications such as specialty broadcast, scientific imaging, diagnostics, and homeland security. The IK-HR1D provides full HD at 60 frames per second and is suitable for imaging objects in motion with little or no artifacts and other critical imaging tasks that require precise color, sharp detail, and vivid contrast even in low-light conditions.

For more information about Toshiba Imaging’s high-resolution, HD color video technology and products, please go to: www.toshibacameras.com.

About the Companies:

Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS), Imaging Systems Division (Irvine, CA), is one of the three business units of TAIS and is world renowned for its ultra-compact, superior color and contrast, high definition (HD) 3CCD cameras. More affordable CMOS hi-def video systems are also available and both camera suites are accompanied by Toshiba’s legendary and comprehensive tech support. Toshiba’s Imaging Systems Division provides imaging products for the security, medical, scientific and manufacturing markets. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. More information about the advanced video imaging technology, high definition, low-light, high resolution color video cameras and Toshiba’s remote head cameras is available at www.toshibacameras.com.

Toshiba Corporation is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

Maverick Aviation Group, with locations in Nevada and Arizona, is the parent company of Maverick Helicopters, Mustang Helicopters, and Maverick Airlines. This tourism-based company has the youngest and largest fleet of ECO-Star (EC-130) helicopters in the world. Maverick Helicopters Las Vegas offers helicopter excursions of the Las Vegas Strip and to Grand Canyon West. Maverick Helicopters South Rim offers flights over and around Grand Canyon National Park. For more information, please visit www.FlyMaverick.com.

InterTest (Columbia, NJ – www.intertest.com) provides remote visual inspection (RVI) tools and non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment to a wide range of customers. Our extensive experience, innovative engineering, and talented manufacturing staff combine to provide advanced solutions for demanding requirements in remote viewing, imaging, and testing. From aircraft engines to the car racing track, from power generation boilers to arctic environments, from high radiation, high temp to high vacuum, InterTest delivers specialized vision products and unique imaging solutions in all environments.

Contact Information:

Toshiba

Gary Pitre

(810) 357-5022

Contact via Email

toshibacameras.com

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Arrive in Style to the 16th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival with Exclusive Helicopter Transfers from Maverick Helicopters
June 4, 2012
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA— Maverick Helicopters offers music fans attending the 16th annual Electric Daisy Carnival the ultimate VIP travel experience with private and group charters to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, June 8-10, 2012. Maverick Helicopters is the exclusive helicopter partner providing air transfers to and from North America’s largest electronic dance music festival.

“We are excited to be a part of Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival weekend,” said Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing of Maverick Helicopters. “Last year’s event was an amazing success and a welcomed addition to the entertainment capital of the world. Fans that choose to travel by helicopter will have an experience they will never forget.”

VIP transfers offer a quick and stylish way to arrive and depart from the festival grounds. The elite will experience unobstructed panoramic views of carnival landscape and Las Vegas Strip from the state-of-the-art ECO-Star helicopter that features wraparound glass and outfitted to seat seven. Private charter packages begin at $3,000 for up to seven passengers; individual seat rates begin at $800 for roundtrip and $500 for one-way.

All flights depart and arrive through Maverick’s main terminal located near Mandalay Bay at 6075 Las Vegas Boulevard South. For more information, or to make a reservation for a helicopter transfer, call 888-261-4414 or visit www.flymaverick.com. For more information on Electric Daisy Carnival visit www.electricdaisycarnival.com.


Maverick Airlines acquires new airplanes
April 23, 2012
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Maverick Airlines has purchased three new Cessna Grand Caravan 208 airplanes, with operations beginning on Monday, April 23, 2012. The new aircraft will be used for travel to the Grand Canyon West Rim and for private charters. Flights will depart daily from Maverick Airlines’ headquarters at the Henderson Executive Airport, 1620 Jet Stream Drive.

The brand new Grand Caravans have a nine-passenger configuration that allows window seating for each guest. To further enhance each customer’s excursion, an air-conditioned cabin and leather bucket seating with extra legroom is offered.

Because this aircraft can fly at a lower altitude and has a high-winged design, passengers will truly have an unobstructed bird’s-eye view of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon. Imagine the excellent photographic opportunities!

“In our continued effort to offer new and exciting sightseeing experiences to our guests, we are proud to announce the purchase of the Cessna Grand Caravan airplanes,” said John Buch, president of Maverick Aviation Group. “The Caravans are a great addition to the Maverick Airlines fleet.”

Information regarding Maverick Airlines sightseeing expeditions can be found at www.flymaverick.com or by calling (702) 405-4300.

Cessna Grand Caravan 208


Maverick Helicopters Earns FAA Diamond Award
March 06, 2012
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Maverick Helicopters, a leader in the Las Vegas air excursion industry, recently received 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.

The FAA’s Award of Excellence was created to honor aviation organizations and their maintenance technicians who participate in the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program, a rigorous program where 100 percent of a company’s eligible maintenance technicians must pass specialized, continuous training in aircraft systems, FAA regulations and human factors over a 12-month period. This past year, Maverick invested more than 1,000 hours of training for their technicians. Participating aviation corporations can earn awards ranging from Gold to the Diamond Award; the Diamond Award is only given to a select few organizations that have reached the highest level of program criteria.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious achievement from the FAA,” said John Buch, president of Maverick Aviation Group. “We are all proud of our exceptional Maintenance Department and their dedication to safety and training. Our customers deserve the best, and with Maverick they receive just that.”

Information regarding Maverick Helicopters’ sightseeing expeditions can be found at www.flymaverick.com or by calling (702) 405-4300.


Maverick Aviation Group is pleased to announce the opening of its new 37,000-square-foot terminal located at 1620 Jet Stream Drive, Henderson Executive Airport.
February 22, 2012
Home to Mustang Helicopters and Maverick Airlines, the state-of-the-art hangar is complete with a variety of amenities designed to bring comfort to our customers as they await their departure to the spectacular Grand Canyon.

Home to Mustang Helicopters and Maverick Airlines The state-of-the-art hangar is complete with a variety of amenities designed to bring comfort to our customers as they await their departure to the spectacular Grand Canyon. High-definition televisions broadcast tips and trivia, a quaint café awaits those customers looking to grab a quick snack or drink before or after their flight, and stunning photographs by famed artist Peter Lik line the walls for our customers’ viewing pleasure.

High-definition televisions broadcast tips and trivia, a quaint café awaits those customers looking to grab a quick snack or drink before or after their flight, and stunning photographs by famed artist Peter Lik line the walls for our customers’ viewing pleasure. “We are excited to be opening this new facility,” said John Buch, President of Maverick Aviation Group. “We have amazing customers who deserve the best and great employees who are dedicated to providing our customers with a world-class experience. This modern building is a tribute to both.”

Aside from an exciting new lobby, the facility houses Maverick Aviation Group’s corporate offices, boasts a spacious meeting area for clients, and is 51% more efficient than our former facilities. And, impressed by the sprawling hangar, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority chose Maverick Aviation Group’s new terminal as the select venue for National Tour Association’s 2011 Convention Ice Breaker.

We are excited for the future of our Mustang Helicopters and Maverick Airlines brands and we invite you to join us in celebrating the expansion of Maverick Aviation Group.


Maverick Helicopters offers exclusive and efficient travel to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway during 2012 NASCAR weekend
February 22, 2012
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA—Race fans attending the upcoming 2012 NASCAR Weekend, March 9-11, can travel to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in VIP style with Maverick Helicopters.

For the third year in a row, Maverick Helicopters will be the only helicopter company to provide air travel to and from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the 2012 NASCAR Weekend. More than 600 race fans flew with Maverick Helicopters during the event last year. For this reason, the company will dedicate the majority of its fleet to this year’s event. Maverick Helicopters has been providing race-day transportation for more than 12 years.

“This is one of our biggest helicopter events of the year,” said John Buch, president of Maverick Helicopters. “We are excited to be Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s exclusive helicopter provider. Fans that choose to travel by helicopter will have an experience they will never forget.”

2012 NASCAR Weekend includes the following events: Stratosphere Pole Day on Friday, March 9; NASCAR Nationwide Series Sam’s Town 300 on Saturday, March 10, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 400 on Sunday, March 11. Maverick Helicopters offers NASCAR VIP Transfer packages as well as private and custom charters available throughout the weekend.

NASCAR Helicopter packages include travel in a state-of-the-art EC-130 helicopter. The helicopters feature wraparound glass for an unobstructed view as well as confortable, individual leather seating. The package is priced at $500 for round-trip transportation on Saturday or Sunday, with one-way flights being offered on Sunday at $300 per person. Multi-day discounts are available for those who make advanced reservations. All flights depart and arrive through the company’s terminal, located at 6075 Las Vegas Boulevard South, near Mandalay Bay. Round-trip ground transportation is provided to all Strip properties. Reservations are now being accepted.

For more information, or to make a reservation for the NASCAR VIP Transfer package, call 888-261-4414 or visit www.flymaverick.com.

For race fans who haven’t bought tickets yet, there are still seats available for all events during NASCAR weekend. Call the Las Vegas Motor Speedway at 800-644-4444 or go online at www.lvms.com.


Maverick Aviation Group to add to world’s largest EC130 helicopter fleet
February 13, 2012
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Maverick Aviation Group, a leader in the Las Vegas air excursion industry, recently ordered 50 EC130 T2 helicopters, a new product from world-class helicopter manufacturer, American Eurocopter.

The EC130 T2 is the next evolution of the ECO-Star helicopter, which is also created by American Eurocopter and is the exclusive helicopter choice for Maverick Aviation Group. The Las-Vegas based aviation corporation uses ECO-Star helicopters for their safety record as well as their use of quiet technology. The purchase of 50 EC130 T2 helicopters is significant as it is the launch order for this new aircraft; the companies have signed an agreement for Maverick to purchase 10 EC130 T2 helicopters with the option for 40 more. The new helicopters should arrive in Las Vegas beginning in late 2012.

The spacious EC130 was initially designed for the tourism industry and its spacious cabin can comfortably accommodate up to seven passengers. The EC130 T2 brings a more powerful engine that provides improved fuel efficiency and an increase in maximum weight that can be carried.

Eurocopter also included several upgrades to increase passenger comfort that include an active vibration control system for a more comfortable ride, an improved air conditioning system, an optional right-side cabin sliding door, plus other cabin and interior improvements.

“Our goal is to offer our clients the safest and best service possible,” said Greg Rochna, chairman and CEO of Maverick Aviation Group. “We continue to choose the EC130 ECO-Star product because it is made for the tourism industry. With the enhanced performance and technology improvements of the EC130 T2, we can continue to provide our customers with the best helicopter excursions possible.”

“Maverick is a leader in the tourism industry and they have chosen the EC130 T2 as the aircraft for the future of their helicopter fleet,’ stated Marc Paganini, President and CEO of American Eurocopter. “Greg and his team have proven that they know the industry and they have a customer-first culture. At American Eurocopter, we share the same focus and we look forward to continuing this strong relationship we have developed through the years.”

Information regarding Maverick Aviation Group and the company’s sightseeing expeditions can be found at www.flymaverick.com, www.soarmustang.com or by calling (702) 405-4300.


Maverick Helicopters Offers Exclusive VIP Travel to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for 2011 Electric Daisy Carnival Weekend
June 14, 2011
Music fans attending the upcoming 2011 Electric Daisy Carnival weekend, June 24-26, can travel to the event, which is being held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, in VIP-style with Maverick Helicopters.

Maverick Helicopters is the only helicopter company to provide air travel to and from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway during this incredible music festival.

“We are excited to be a part of Las Vegas’ first Electric Daisy Carnival weekend,” said Bryan Kroten, director of marketing of Maverick Helicopters. “We are also proud to be the Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s exclusive helicopter provider and know fans that choose to travel by helicopter will have an experience they will never forget.”

The Electric Daisy Carnival VIP transfer package includes travel in a state-of-the-art helicopter, which is outfitted with comfortable leather seats and wraparound glass for an unobstructed view. Private charter prices start at $3,000. All flights depart and arrive through the company’s main terminal, which is located at 6075 Las Vegas Boulevard South, near Mandalay Bay. Reservations are now being accepted.

For more information, or to make a reservation for the Electric Daisy Carnival VIP helicopter charters, call 888-261-4414 or visit www.flymaverick.com.

For more information about tickets to the Electric Daisy Carnival, visit www.electricdaisycarnival.com.


Maverick Helicopters Launches Daytime Las Vegas Excursion
April 11, 2011
The latest sightseeing excursion from Maverick Helicopters will give Las Vegas visitors a daytime view of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip as well as scenic surrounding desert and mountain areas.

This newest expedition, Vegas Voyage, debuts Monday, April 11, 2011 and departs daily from Maverick Helicopters’ main terminal at 6075 Las Vegas Boulevard South.

“We are very excited to launch this new option,” said John Buch, president of Maverick Aviation Group. “Our patrons have been asking for a daytime flight over the Las Vegas Strip, and we are happy to accommodate their requests.”

Passengers who choose the Vegas Voyage escape will board one of Maverick Helicopters’ premier ECO-Star helicopters to experience an intimate view of the Las Vegas Strip’s mega resorts and hotels, as well as exclusive golf courses and world-famous pools. Travelers will also enjoy spectacular views of Red Rock Canyon, Mt. Charleston and the surrounding mountain ranges. In the distance, passengers will observe Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Downtown Las Vegas.

Maverick Helicopters’ Vegas Voyage adventure is approximately 12-15 minutes in duration and is $109 per person. Limited transportation from Las Vegas Strip is available.


Maverick Helicopters Named Best Tour Company By Las Vegas Hotel Concierge Association
March 28, 2011
Maverick Helicopters has been named 2011 SNHCA Choice Award winner for Best Tour Company in Las Vegas by the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association (SNHCA).

SNHCA, which was established in 1990, is an association of professional hotel concierge dedicated to providing the highest level of service to Las Vegas visitors. The association is honoring Maverick Helicopters for its tours of Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon and for making a positive impression upon concierge throughout the city.

“We are honored to receive this award from the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association,” said Greg Rochna, owner and operator of Maverick Aviation Group, parent company of Maverick Helicopters. “We strive to provide first class helicopter experiences for our guests. Receiving this award means our team’s hard work is paying off.”


Maverick Helicopters Offers Exclusive & Efficient Travel To The Las Vegas Motor Speedway During 2011 NASCAR Weekend
February 7, 2011
Race fans attending the 2011 NASCAR Weekend, March 4-6, can travel to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in VIP style with Maverick Helicopters.

Maverick Helicopters is the only helicopter company to provide air travel to and from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the 2011 NASCAR Weekend. Because more than 400 race fans flew with Maverick Helicopters during the event last year, the company will dedicate the majority of its fleet to this year’s event. Maverick Helicopters has been providing race-day transportation for more than 10 years.

“This is one of our biggest helicopter events of the year,” said Greg Rochna, owner of Maverick Helicopters. “We are excited to be the Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s exclusive helicopter company and know fans that choose to travel by helicopter will have an experience they will never forget.”

2011 NASCAR Weekend includes the following events: Stratosphere Pole Day on Friday, March 4; NASCAR Nationwide Series Sam’s Town 300 on Saturday, March 5, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 400 on Sunday, March 6. Maverick Helicopters has NASCAR VIP Transfer packages as well as private and custom charters available during these events.

The NASCAR VIP Transfer package includes travel in a state-of-the-art helicopter, which is outfitted with comfortable leather seats and wraparound glass for an unobstructed view. The package is priced at $500 for round-trip transportation on Saturday or Sunday, with one-way flights being offered on Sunday at $300 per person. There is a multi-day discount for those who make advanced reservations. All flights depart and arrive through the company’s main terminal, which is located at 6075 Las Vegas Boulevard South, near Mandalay Bay. Complimentary round-trip ground transportation to and from select Strip properties is included. Reservations are now being accepted.

For more information, or to make a reservation for the NASCAR VIP Transfer package, call 888-261-4414 or visit www.flymaverick.com.

For race fans who haven’t bought tickets yet, there are still seats available for all events during NASCAR weekend. Call the Las Vegas Motor Speedway at 800-644-4444 or go online at www.lvms.com.


Maverick Airlines Launches New All-In-One Grand Canyon West Rim Experience
January 24, 2011
The latest sightseeing excursion from Maverick Aviation Group will give explorers a multi-perspective view of Grand Canyon West Rim. Passengers will witness the beauty of the Grand Canyon and all it has to offer while traveling via plane, helicopter and by foot on the new Tribal Spirit excursion.

The company’s latest expedition will depart daily from the Henderson Executive Airport starting February 1, 2011.

“We are very excited to launch this new option,” said John Buch, president of Maverick Aviation Group. “This adventure offers a unique tourism opportunity like no other for Grand Canyon West visitors.”

Passengers who choose the Tribal Spirit will first board one of Maverick Airline’s Beechcraft 1900D aircraft and soar off to Grand Canyon West. The 25-minute flight provides unique views of Southern Nevada, Arizona and the Grand Canyon. Upon landing at Grand Canyon West, travelers will then board one of Maverick’s premier ECO-Star helicopters to enjoy a 40-minute adventure featuring a bird’s-eye view of the majestic Grand Canyon from an exclusive landing spot. After returning to Grand Canyon West, passengers will have the opportunity to explore the surrounding points of interest including the breathtaking Skywalk, Eagle Point, Guano Point and Hualapai Ranch.

Maverick Airline’s Tribal Spirit adventure is 7 hours (hotel to hotel) and is $429 per person. Transportation from Las Vegas Strip and some Henderson hotels is included.

Information regarding all Maverick Aviation Group’s sightseeing expeditions can be found by calling (702) 405-4300 or 888-261-4414. To book this new Grand Canyon tour visit us at flymaverick.com.


Maverick Helicopters’ All-New Adventure Takes Grand Canyon West Visitors To The Bottom Of The Grand Canyon
January 24, 2011
Those visiting Grand Canyon West, Arizona, can now take advantage of Maverick Helicopters’ new Grand Canyon Discovery excursion. This adventure, which debuted January 2011, allows Grand Canyon West visitors to board one of the company’s ECO-Star helicopters, travel 3,500 feet below the rim and enjoy the panoramic views of one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon.

Guests will experience spectacular bird’s-eye views of the lands sacred to the Hualapai tribe aboard the only ECO-Star helicopters departing from this destination. Upon landing, participants will enjoy the mystique and grandeur of the Grand Canyon from an exclusive landing site only 300 feet above the mighty Colorado River.

The Grand Canyon Discovery is a 40-minute excursion and includes 20 minutes at the bottom of the canyon. The price is $139 plus fees, per person.

Information regarding all Maverick Aviation Group’s sightseeing expeditions can be found by calling (702) 261-0007 or 888-261-4414. Reserve your seat today on this new Grand Canyon Air Tour visit flymaverick.com.


Mustang Helicopters Launches New Grand Canyon West Rim Experience: Western Journey
November 9, 2010
Mustang Helicopters officials have announced the addition of a new excursion to the company’s schedule, the Western Journey. This brand new adventure gives passengers the opportunity to fully explore Grand Canyon West.

This new sightseeing expedition departs daily from the Henderson Executive Airport, 1410 Jet Stream Drive, Ste. 100, and provides unique views of Southern Nevada, Arizona and the Grand Canyon via helicopter and ground tour.

Explorers first board one of Mustang Helicopter’s famous ECO Star Helicopters for their scenic flight over Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Fortification Hill, Temple Rock and the majestic Grand Canyon, while traveling to Grand Canyon West. Upon arrival at Grand Canyon West, visitors will have approximately three and a half hours to explore the various highlights of the area: Eagle Point, Guano Point and Hualapai Ranch.

Eagle Point is home of the Grand Canyon Skywalk, an engineering marvel that includes a glass walking surface suspended more than 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon and extended more than 70 feet from the edge. At Eagle Point, guests may visit the Native American Village and Amphitheater to explore authentic dwellings and various tribe performances.

Guano Point features Highpoint Hike, which offers panoramic views of the canyon and the Colorado River, as well as the remnants of a historic mining tram used in the 1930s.

At Hualapai Ranch, sightseers can enjoy horseback riding at an arena or on a trail leading to the canyon rim, participate in roping demonstrations, or take a wagon ride.

Mustang Helicopter’s new Western Journey adventure lasts approximately seven hours (hotel to hotel) and is priced at $429. Transportation from Las Vegas Strip and some Henderson hotels is included; call 800-571-6037 for reservations and details.

Maverick Aviation Group, with locations in Nevada and Arizona, is the parent company of Maverick Helicopters, Mustang Helicopters and Maverick Airlines. This tourism-based company has the largest fleet of ECO-Star helicopters in the world. The Las Vegas, Nevada location offers helicopter tours of the Las Vegas Strip and to Grand Canyon West Rim. The Grand Canyon, Arizona location offers tours over the South Rim of the canyon. The company also operates Beechcraft 1900D fixed-winged aircraft that provide direct flights to both Grand Canyon South Rim and Grand Canyon West Rim from the Henderson Executive Airport. Mustang Helicopters has flights departing daily from the Henderson executive Airport to Grand Canyon West Rim. Custom and private aircraft charters are also available.


Maverick Helicopters Launches New Grand Canyon Experiences
March 26, 2010
New excursions are perfect for thrill seekers!

Maverick Helicopter officials have announced the addition of two new tours to the company’s schedule, the Skywalk Odyssey and Silver Cloud Sunset excursions.

Both new sightseeing expeditions depart from the company’s Las Vegas Strip location, 6075 Las Vegas Blvd. South, and both offer unique views of Southern Nevada, Arizona and the Grand Canyon.

For the Skywalk Odyssey, passengers board one of Maverick’s ECO-Star helicopters and experience a bird’s eye view of the Las Vegas Strip, Lake Las Vegas, Lake Mead and Hoover Dam as they venture to the Grand Canyon West Rim. Upon landing at the Grand Canyon West Rim, visitors witness a true engineering marvel, the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The Skywalk features a glass-bottom walking surface, suspends more than 4,000 feet above the Colorado River and extends out approximately 70 feet from the edge of the Grand Canyon. The new Skywalk Odyssey is a four-hour experience and includes expedited admission to the Grand Canyon Skywalk, as well as 45 minutes of ground time at the Grand Canyon West Rim; the price is $489.

Maverick Helicopter’s new Silver Cloud Sunset is perfect for the time-conscious traveler. This spectacular air-only excursion takes passengers high above the Las Vegas Strip and through the Grand Canyon without the landing time. Additional highlights from the Silver Cloud Sunset experience include: Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Lake Las Vegas and Fortification Hill. Travelers enjoy a desert sunset and return as the stunning lights of Las Vegas come to life and transform the city into the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” All tours include personal in-flight narration via one of Maverick’s experienced and knowledgeable pilots. The new Silver Cloud Sunset excursion lasts approximately three hours and is $389.

Maverick Helicopters, which was recently named 2010 SNHCA Choice Award winner by the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association (SNHCA), offers a wide variety of tours perfect for Las Vegas visitors and locals alike. Information regarding all sightseeing expeditions can be found at www.maverickaviationgroup.com or by calling (702) 261-0007 or 888-261-4414.

Maverick Aviation Group, with locations in Nevada and Arizona, is the parent company of Maverick Helicopters, Mustang Helicopters and Maverick Airlines. This tourism-based company has the largest fleet of ECO-Star helicopters in the world. The Las Vegas, Nevada location offers helicopter tours of the Las Vegas Strip and to Grand Canyon West. The Grand Canyon, Arizona location offers tours over the South Rim of the canyon. The company also operates Beechcraft 1900D fixed-winged aircraft that provide direct flights to both Grand Canyon South Rim and Grand Canyon West from the Henderson Executive Airport. Custom and private aircraft charters are also available.


Stuart Lopata To Retire
March 23, 2010
Maverick Aviation Group VP to retire after 50-plus years

Stuart Lopata, vice president of industry sales for Maverick Aviation Group, recently announced that he will retire this summer. His retirement comes after serving 51 years in the Travel and Tourism Industry.

“It is with great pride that I announce my retirement,” said Lopata. “My life has been an incredible journey, but it is time for me to take it easy. I am thankful for all of the amazing experiences and companies that I have been a part of over the past 50 years. I am especially grateful for having been a part of Maverick Aviation Group – what a wonderful way to end my career.”

Lopata joined Maverick Aviation Group in 2008 as the vice president of industry sales. His focus was increasing relations with the hospitality industry and awareness of all the unique sightseeing and charter packages offered by Maverick Helicopters and Maverick Airlines. Prior to joining Maverick Aviation Group in Las Vegas, Lopata worked in New York, Puerto Rico and Wisconsin.

Maverick Aviation Group, with locations in Nevada and Arizona, is the parent company of Maverick Helicopters, Mustang Helicopters and Maverick Airlines. This tourism-based company has the largest fleet of ECO-Star helicopters in the world. The Las Vegas, Nevada location offers helicopter tours of the Las Vegas Strip and to Grand Canyon West. The Grand Canyon, Arizona location offers tours over the South Rim of the canyon. The company also operates Beechcraft 1900D fixed-winged aircraft that provide direct flights to both Grand Canyon South Rim and Grand Canyon West from the Henderson Executive Airport. Custom and private aircraft charters are also available.


Maverick Helicopters Earns Hai Operator Safety Award
March 9, 2010
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – For the fifth year in a row, Maverick Helicopters has earned the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Operator Safety Award.

The HAI Operator Safety Award is presented to companies that meet strict safety guidelines and for safe operations in the previous year. During 2009, Maverick Helicopters flew more than 23,000 hours, operated more than 30 helicopters and had zero (0) accidents. With regards to pilot safety training, the company, which received its first HAI Operator Safety Award in 2005, mandates aircraft flight and ground, as well as Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA), training annually.

“From the beginning we have been dedicated to providing our customers with the safest and most incredible helicopter tours possible,” said Greg Rochna, owner and operator of Maverick Aviation Group. “When customers fly with Maverick Helicopters, we want them to feel like they have seen every light in the Las Vegas Strip and every inch of the Grand Canyon – but we never forget that safety must always be the top priority.”

Maverick Aviation Group, with locations in Nevada and Arizona, is the parent company of Maverick Helicopters, Mustang Helicopters and Maverick Airlines. This tourism-based company has the largest fleet of ECO-Star helicopters in the world. The Las Vegas, Nevada location offers helicopter tours of the Las Vegas Strip and to Grand Canyon West. The Grand Canyon, Arizona location offers tours over the South Rim of the canyon. The company also operates Beechcraft 1900D fixed-winged aircraft that provide direct flights to both Grand Canyon South Rim and Grand Canyon West from the Henderson Executive Airport. Custom and private aircraft charters are also available.


Maverick Helicopters Helps Deliver Supplies
February 1, 2010
Maverick Helicopters helps deliver supplies to residents of Navajo Nation during severe snow storm.

GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA – The severe snow storms of the past weeks have hit Northern Arizona so hard that travel within the rural areas of the Cameron Chapter of the Navajo Nation have been near impossible. Because of these incredible circumstances, Maverick Helicopters has delivered much-needed food and supplies to residents not able to maneuver through the snow-packed roads.

The company, which operates flights at Grand Canyon South Rim, flew food, supplies and fire wood to homes around Cameron, Arizona during the week of January 25th. Managers say approximately 100 people benefited from these important flights. When the snow pack turns to mud and roads become impossible to maneuver once again, the company expects to help with additional drops as necessary.

“When we were called on, we knew we had to help,” said Brian Brusa, Maverick Helicopters manager. “This is our community too. We will continue to help the residents of Cameron, Arizona as long as they need us.”

Maverick Aviation Group, with locations in Nevada and Arizona, is the parent company of Maverick Helicopters, Mustang Helicopters and Maverick Airlines. This tourism-based company has the largest fleet of ECO-Star helicopters in the world. The Las Vegas, Nevada location offers helicopter tours of the Las Vegas Strip and to Grand Canyon West. The Grand Canyon, Arizona location offers tours over the South Rim of the canyon. The company also operates Beechcraft 1900D fixed-winged aircraft that provide direct flights to both Grand Canyon South Rim and Grand Canyon West from the Henderson Executive Airport. Custom and private aircraft charters are also available.


Maverick Helicopters Offers Exclusive & Efficient Travel To LVMS Maverick
February 1, 2010
Maverick Helicopters offers exclusive and efficient travel to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway during NASCAR weekend.

Las Vegas, Nevada—LAS VEGAS, NEVADA—Race fans attending the 2010 NASCAR Weekend, February 26-28, can travel to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in VIP style with Maverick Helicopters.

Maverick Helicopters is the only helicopter company to provide air travel to and from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the 2010 NASCAR Weekend. Because more than 400 race fans flew with Maverick Helicopters during the event last year, the company will dedicate the majority of its fleet to this year’s event. Maverick Helicopters has been providing race-day transportation for more than 10 years.

“This is one of our biggest helicopter events of the year,” said Greg Rochna, owner of Maverick Helicopters. “We are excited to be the Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s exclusive helicopter company and know that fans who choose to travel by helicopter will have an experience they will never forget.”

2010 NASCAR Weekend includes the following events: Pole Day on Friday, February 26; NASCAR Nationwide Series Sam’s Town 300 on Saturday, February 27 and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Shelby American Race on Sunday, February 28. Maverick Helicopters has NASCAR VIP Transfer packages as well as private and customer charters available during these events.

The NASCAR VIP Transfer package includes travel in a state-of-the-art helicopter, which is outfitted with comfortable leather seats and wraparound glass for an unobstructed view. The package is priced at $500 for round-trip transportation on Saturday or Sunday, with one-way flights being offered on Sunday at $300 per person. There is a multi-day discount for those who make advanced reservations. All flights depart and arrive through the company’s main terminal, which is located at 6075 Las Vegas Boulevard South, near Mandalay Bay. Complimentary round-trip ground transportation to and from select Strip properties is included.

For more information, or to make a reservation for the NASCAR VIP Transfer package, call 888-261-4414 or visit maverickhelicopter.com.

For race fans who haven’t bought tickets yet, there are still seats available for all events during NASCAR weekend. Call the Las Vegas Motor Speedway at 800-644-4444 or go online at lvms.com.


Pop The Question
December 15, 2009
Say “Yes” To Maverick Helicopters’ Limited-Time Wedding Proposal Package

Las Vegas, Nevada--Looking for a way to ask your sweetheart the big question? From Dec. 15, 2009-Feb. 28, 2010, Maverick Helicopters is offering the ultimate wedding proposal package—one that will have your loved one squealing “Yes!” at the end of the evening.

“This package is for true romantics and a popular choice for many grooms-to-be,” said Leanne Semenza, the in-house coordinator at Maverick Helicopters. “It can be quite daunting to organize that special moment. We’ll provide a no-stress yet unforgettable proposal experience.”

Imagine this: your evening begins as a limo transports you and your beloved in style to our main terminal, where you’ll enjoy a glass of bubbly. Thus, the mood is set! Then you step into a luxurious ECO-Star helicopter—a veritable limousine of the sky. As you soar above the glittering lights of Las Vegas, the pilot might say something like, “There is the famous Stratosphere Tower, standing tall at 1,149 feet, and now we’re heading toward Downtown Las Vegas…by the way, would ‘Jill’ like to spend the rest of her life with ‘Sam?’”

Depending on your selected options, the experience will be customized to fit you. The wedding proposal packages start at $613, which includes a private helicopter seating up to five guests, along with all fees and pilot gratuities. For an extra cost, you can add on limousine transfer from your hotel, chocolates and long-stemmed roses. You might also opt for a photo or DVD of your flight to show friends and family. Every wedding proposal package includes complimentary champagne.

“We enjoy making every couple’s proposal experience special, so you can expect a very unique occasion—not just for both of you, but also for all of us,” said Semenza, who will be on hand to tailor every aspect of the occasion.

So why not forego the traditional bended knee and let Maverick Helicopters make your proposal a moment to remember forever?

The wedding proposal package is available for bookings from Dec. 15, 2009-Feb. 28, 2010. For more information on pricing or to make reservations, contact Leanne Semenza at 702-948-1325 or email our wedding coordinator.


Maverick Helicopters Announces the Twilight Dream Wedding Package
December 14, 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada-- Maverick Helicopters is unveiling an enchanting new wedding package to usher in 2010. Dubbed the “Twilight Dream,” it offers couples a spellbinding matrimonial experience over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip in their own private and luxurious ECO-Star helicopter.

Needless to say, it’s the time of day that makes this new package so unique. The helicopter will depart at the twilight hour—the magical period that takes place between daylight and darkness, when there’s a soft, glowing light in the sky as the sun is sinking below the horizon.

“Our new package makes the idea of a helicopter wedding even more enticing. Twilight is a romantic time of day—so it’s perfect for such a romantic commitment,” explained Leanne Semenza, the in-house wedding coordinator at Maverick Helicopters. “With the panoramic views and the spectacular skyline of the Strip, you’ll have blissful memories to last a lifetime.”

The Twilight Dream wedding package features two options. With the standard option, couples are flown directly to the Strip to take their vows as the lights of the Las Vegas are beginning to come alive. They’ll make a double loop above the city’s famous megaresorts and Downtown’s Fremont Street Experience. With the extended option, couples receive an additional 30 minutes of flight time. They initially set out for Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, where they’ll be enraptured by the breathtaking views at dusk. Then, they head back toward Las Vegas, where they’ll be wed and enjoy a similar 1.5-loop sightseeing journey over the Strip.

“I expect the Twilight Dream wedding package to be very popular,” said Semenza, who has years of experience hosting amazing weddings. “Since the helicopter departs at twilight, we can take photos inside the comfort of your private limousine in the sky during the ceremony. Plus, the photos of the scenery at twilight will be simply incredible.”

The idyllic Twilight Dream wedding package includes limousine transfer to and from Maverick Helicopters’ terminal, a minister for a religious or civil ceremony, a professional photographer, a bridal bouquet and matching boutonniere, and a champagne toast. Prices range from $1,799 to $2,399.

“The Twilight Dream wedding package is designed with magic, charm and elegance,” added Semenza. “We pride ourselves in taking care of all the details so couples can delight in each moment of their big day.”

The Twilight Dream wedding package will be available beginning January 1, 2010. For further details or to reserve a date, contact Leanne Semenza by phone at (702) 948-1325 or email our wedding planner. You can also visit Maverick Helicopter.


Maverick Surpasses 100,000 Flight Hours
September 21, 2009
Maverick Helicopters EC130 Fleet Surpasses 100,000 Flight Hours.

Grand Prairie, TX-- Maverick Helicopters, a Nevada-based charter and aerial tour operator and the largest EC130 operator in the world, has surpassed the 100,000 flight hour milestone with their fleet of American Eurocopter EC130s.

“We are an all EC130 operation,” said John Mandernach, Vice President of Maintenance for Maverick Helicopters. “We have 32 aircraft currently in our fleet and will add two additional EC130s by the end of the year.”

The EC130 was initially designed for the tourism industry and its spacious cabin can comfortably accommodate up to seven passengers. The helicopter is equipped with the powerful Turbomeca ARRIEL 2B1 turbine engine which offers a fast cruise speed of 130 knots. It also features the Fenestron® tail rotor that provides an environmentally conscious sound signature. The EC130’s excellent visibility, unmatched cabin comfort, powerful performance, low direct operating costs and maintenance requirements, make it a perfect fit for air tourism as well as corporate and other uses.

“Maverick Helicopters was one of our initial customers for the EC130 and since taking their first delivery in 2003, they have grown into the largest operator of EC130s in the world,” said Marc Paganini, President and CEO of American Eurocopter. “That they have now accumulated more than 100,000 flight hours on their fleet is an amazing testimony to the company and the helicopter itself.”

“We’ve been very satisfied with the EC130,” continued Mandernach. “Passengers love it. It offers the best visibility of any helicopter on the market today. The unmatched visibility coupled with its interior comfort, performance, and low noise signature makes the EC130 the perfect fit for our operation.”

Maverick Helicopters was founded in 1996 and has the largest dedicated fleet of helicopters serving the air tourism market in the Grand Canyon area. The company also provides charter flights for corporate and personal-use customers.


Introducing A New Site Design!
September 14, 2009
Maverick Helicopters Launches A New Web Site Design.

Las Vegas, Nevada--Maverick Helicopters, a leading air tour and charter operator based in Las Vegas, recently unveiled the redesign of its Web site, www.maverickhelicopter.com. The focus was on making it simpler for visitors to find all the information necessary to choose a tour that best fits their needs and desires. Incorporating striking images and a highly interactive layout, the refreshed site brings a new persona to Maverick Helicopters’ online appearance.

“It looks fantastic, and now it’s easier to navigate and get pertinent details about all of our tours, wedding packages and services,” said John Buch, vice president of sales and marketing at Maverick Aviation Group. “We think our customers will be pleased with the changes and the uncomplicated booking process.”

The enhanced Web site is more customer centric for many reasons. The tour pages showcased in the new layout contain more content, reviews, photos and video clips to give travelers a comprehensive look at the experiences they can have with Maverick Helicopters. The site also allows users to discover the company’s most popular tour packages, staff picks and special promotions. Striving to be more travel-oriented, it features a mapping tool, along with tour tips, trivia and an informative blog. In addition, the Web site has introduced a live chat service.

“Live chat is more personal and gives our customers a chance to interact with staff members for immediate answers to their questions,” said Buch, who also noted that this new online service does not replace or diminish the superior customer service available by calling Maverick Helicopters at (888) 261-4414. “We just wanted to provide them with another way to contact us.”

The new Web site was designed and developed by J3 Media. The Las Vegas-based company worked closely with Maverick Helicopters to create the fresh and engaging new look.

For more information on the redesigned Web site or other happenings at Maverick Helicopters, contact John Buch at 702-948-1400 or jbuch@maverickaviationgroup.com.


Bigger Is Better!
September 2, 2009
Maverick Aviation Group Takes Visual Branding To An Extreme For ASTA’s “The Trade Show” .

Las Vegas, Nevada--Maverick Aviation Group knows that the first impression is crucial. That’s why the popular air tour and charter operator is putting together a unique exhibition for “The Trade Show.” Hosted annually by the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), this event is regarded as the top travel trade show in North America. It’s scheduled to be held September 13-15, 2009 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“We are pleased to have been invited to join the exhibitors who will be attending ‘The Trade Show,’” said Stuart M. Lopata, vice president of industry sales for Maverick Aviation Group. “We will have the most dramatic presentation there. For us, this is a great opportunity to demonstrate how bold and innovative our company is.”

Opting to forego a traditional booth, Lopata has arranged to put one of the company’s state-of-the-art ECO-Star helicopters inside the exhibit hall. Attendees can hop aboard, sit in the luxurious leather seats and try out the noise-resistant headphones.

Maverick Aviation Group operates three well-respected brands—Maverick Helicopters, Maverick Airlines and Mustang Helicopters. They specialize in sightseeing around Las Vegas and at nearby natural wonders including the Valley of Fire and the Grand Canyon. Wedding packages and charter flights to golf courses and other area attractions are also available.

“Just like our tour experiences, our exhibit will be powerful and memorable. Nothing about it can be considered small,” said Lopata proudly. “Plus, we’ll have giveaways, including free Vegas Nights flights.”

For more information about Maverick Aviation Group’s trade show appearances and tour offerings, contact Stuart Lopata at 702-948-1346 or slopata@maverickaviationgroup.com.


“Celebrations” Of Love
August 1, 2009
Maverick Helicopters Vows To Make Your Wedding And Anniversary Unforgettable.

Las Vegas, Nevada--A wedding is the celebration of a lifetime. Maverick Helicopters, a popular air tour operator, understands this. One of its specialties is planning unforgettable ceremonies in the most beautiful locations the Southwest has to offer—places like the Valley of Fire and the Grand Canyon. From bright red rock formations and a magnificent sunset to dramatic cliffs and the raging Colorado River, you can have the backdrop of your dreams.

A Maverick Helicopters’ wedding also offers another benefit—Leanne Semenza. The company’s talented coordinator is here to assist couples every step of the way. She has years of experience planning and providing stress-free weddings.

“Basically, couples get to relax while I do all the work,” said Semenza, a true perfectionist at heart. With over a thousand weddings to her credit, she has a reputation for creating flawless events. Her commitment to clients along with her impeccable taste and attention to detail are evident in each Maverick Helicopters’ wedding.

“Every couple has a unique idea of what their wedding should be like. Therefore, we have a variety of services and can tailor your wedding to meet your expectations,” said Semenza, who can organize such things as a minister, limousine transport, flowers, a cake, champagne, hors d’oeuvres, photographs, a videographer and much more.

Lovebirds can also take advantage of Maverick Helicopters’ special “Celebrations” offer if they tie the nuptial knot between Aug. 1-Dec. 31, 2009. If you get married at either the Valley of Fire or the Grand Canyon, you’ll receive a special bonus. Since paper denotes a one-year anniversary, you’ll be given a certificate good for a Vegas Nights flight. It can be redeemed in 2010 during the month in which you were married for a romantic evening helicopter flight over the lights of the fabulous Strip.

“We truly are a unique company in that each wedding is special and significant to us,” said Semenza. “By giving away an anniversary gift, it’s our way of being part of your commitment and sharing in the celebration of your love in the future.”

For more information about the “Celebrations” offer or to arrange a wedding with Maverick Helicopters, contact Leanne Semenza at 702-948-1325 or lsemenza@maverickaviationgroup.com.


Love Is In The Air!
March 9, 2009
Maverick Helicopters Is Offering A Special Discount On June Weddings.

Las Vegas, Nevada—With several magnificent destinations located in and around Southern Nevada, Maverick Helicopters offers couples who are planning weddings a wide variety of beautiful settings. From the glorious red rocks of the Valley of Fire and the river-carved gorge of the Grand Canyon to the glittering lights of the Las Vegas Strip, this premier helicopter company takes romance to new heights.

Plus, there’s an added bonus for couples planning nuptials with Maverick Helicopters—and that’s Leanne Semenza. She’s the dedicated and experienced in-house coordinator with well over 1,000 weddings under her belt. Semenza caters to a couple’s every need so they don’t have any stress.

“Putting your plans in someone else’s hands is one of the greatest benefits of having your wedding with us,” said Semenza, who will literally take care of everything. In fact, she once stood in front of paparazzi in order to provide a famous couple with a bit more privacy.

“I handle all of the details from start to finish,” explained Semenza. “Couples just love having a contact person, as it makes planning their weddings fun and easy.”

Maverick Helicopters offers several all-inclusive packages, or Semenza will customize a package to match a couple’s personal taste and budget. She coordinates a variety of options—ranging from flowers and limousine transfer to a cake, champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Semenza can also accommodate both small and large parties. She has organized events for just a bride and groom as well as major airlifts involving seven helicopters.

“Because there’s so little stress couples can really enjoy the adventure of it all,” said Semenza. “I like to emphasize that to them—that this will be the adventure of their lives!”

Couples who are interested in getting married during the month of June can take advantage of a special offer. Maverick Helicopters will take $400 off the cost of any Grand Canyon or Valley of Fire wedding. A booking can be made anytime, but the ceremony must be held June 1-30, 2009.

Remember a bride in June is a bride all her life—and a wedding with Maverick Helicopters is a wedding you will never forget!

For more information about the June special or to book a wedding with Maverick Helicopters, contact Leanne Semenza at 702-948-1325 or lsemenza@maverickaviationgroup.com.


Come Fly With Maverick Airlines
March 2, 2009
Maverick Aviation Group Recently Launched A Luxury Air Charter And Tour Service.

Las Vegas, Nevada—Maverick Airlines, a new regional air carrier that was launched in October of 2008, offers charter services throughout the Southwest along with transport to popular rafting and helicopter tours offered at the West and South Rims of the Grand Canyon.

“We were delighted to launch services connecting the Grand Canyon with the Entertainment Capital of the World,” said Don Donohue of Maverick Aviation Group. “These flights cater to the unmet needs of visitors and businesspeople who want to more widely explore the region.”

Maverick Airlines is based at the Henderson Executive Airport, which is located less than 15 miles from the Strip. The modern fleet is comprised of two Beechcraft 1900D ExecLiner airplanes, which seat 18 passengers. The cabin is spacious, so guests have plenty of leg room and can walk upright. Passengers also appreciate the luxurious amenities, which include leather seating and soft lighting.

“Our service and attention to detail is what lifts us above everyone else,” added Donohue. “Flying with us is no gamble because safety is always our top priority.” In fact, the twin-engine turboprop planes are designed to operate in all weather conditions. There are always two pilots on board the pressurized Beechcraft 1900D ExecLiners. Rather than simply being an airline, Maverick Airlines is designed to be a door-to-door journey solution that can adapt to whatever visitors need. For instance, charters can be arranged to popular golf courses or football games in Southern California. Or they can carry wedding parties to nearby natural wonders. The options are limitless, and free pickup for all tours and charters is available.

Together with Maverick Helicopters, Maverick Airlines is redefining sightseeing in and around Las Vegas. Both brands are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of excellence in making a journey a memorable experience. And they’ve blazed a trail of firsts by introducing a range of tours that have revolutionized the whole experience of flying.

“We’ve also elevated all our customers to a level of being VIPS and not just passengers,” said Donohue.

Maverick Airlines’ offices and check-in lobby are located at 1410 Jet Stream Drive, Suite 100, just across from the Henderson Executive Airport. You can visit Maverick Airlines Web site at maverickairlines.com.

For more information about Maverick Airlines or other happenings at Maverick Aviation Group, contact Renée LiButti at (702) 216-0007 or pr@maverickaviationgroup.com.


Maverick Aviation Group Hires Stuart Lopata
February 25, 2009
Maverick Aviation Group Hires Stuart Lopata As Vice President Of Industry Sales.

Las Vegas, Nevada—Maverick Aviation Group is pleased to announce that Stuart Lopata has joined the company as the vice president of industry sales. He will focus on increasing relations with the hospitality industry and awareness of all the unique sightseeing and charter packages that Maverick Helicopters and Maverick Airlines offer through its fleet of 30 luxurious, state-of-the-art ECO-Star helicopters and two Beechcraft 1900D airplanes.

“Our ‘Team Maverick’ concept is to provide the safest most luxurious sightseeing, charter and special trips in the newest and most modern aircraft to the travel agent community through their preferred suppliers,” said Lopata about his new role.

Lopata’s combination of hospitality industry expertise and travel background is a great fit for Maverick Aviation Group. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, his first job was with Lib/Go, one of the largest privately held travel companies in the U.S. In fact, it was while escorting a group of travelers for Lib/Go in 1960 that he visited and fell in love with Las Vegas—vowing to come back permanently. Over the years, Lopata served in a variety of capacities for other travel-related companies, including the El San Juan and El Conquistador resorts in Puerto Rico and Travelpower (now The Mark Travel Corporation) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1976, Lopata was finally able to move to Las Vegas, where he became the vice president at Major Riddle Enterprises, an entertainment company that owned the Dunes (now Bellagio), Holiday International (now Main Street Station), Silver City, Silver Nugget and Silverbird (soon to be the Fontainebleau Las Vegas) properties.

Most recently, Lopata returned to New York, where he worked for Travelsavers, an international travel marketing organization with more than 3,000 independent travel agencies in 14 countries around the world. But he soon had enough of the cold weather and came back to Las Vegas last Christmas. For more information about “Team Maverick” and how to become a member, contact Stuart Lopata at 702-948-1346 or slopata@maverickaviationgroup.com.


Maverick NASCAR VIP Transportation
February 11, 2009
Maverick Helicopters Can Put Fans On The Fast Track To The Las Vegas Motor Speedway During NASCAR Weekend.

(UPDATED) Las Vegas, Nevada—Fans who come to Las Vegas for the 2009 NASCAR Weekend can travel to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in a luxurious ECO-Star helicopter with Maverick Helicopters. It’s a fabulous way to feel like a VIP while making the most of these exciting motor racing events

Scheduled to take place Feb. 27-Mar. 1, the 2009 NASCAR Weekend consists of Pole Day, the Sam’s Town 300 and the 12th annual NASCAR Sprint Cup. For all of these races, Maverick Helicopters will dedicate the bulk of its fleet to shuttling fans to and from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The company has been providing race-day transportation for more than 10 years.

“This is the single biggest helicopter event of the year,” said Greg Rochna, the owner of Maverick Helicopters, who is thrilled with the company’s expanded presence at the racetrack. “Aviation is an exciting way of living. We work long hours and we’re always eager about our next flight. In this business, it’s all about customer satisfaction, and you’re only as good as your last trip. So we’re proud to offer superior service that is unrivaled in the industry.”

Indeed, Maverick Helicopters’ NASCAR VIP Transfer package not only includes a ride on a state-of-the-art helicopter outfitted with comfortable leather seating and wraparound glass for unobstructed visibility, but it also comes with some special perks. For example, everyone who purchases the package will receive a commemorative cap designed especially for the 2009 NASCAR Weekend that features Maverick Helicopters’ logo and motor racing’s famed checkerboard pattern.

The NASCAR VIP Transfer package is priced at $300 for one-way transportation and $500 for round-trip transportation. Beginning at 7 a.m. daily, flights will depart and arrive through the company’s main terminal, which is conveniently located just south of Mandalay Bay at 6075 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Motorcoaches will be available for complimentary hotel pick up and drop off. Fans are encouraged to make reservations early by calling 888-261-4414 or visiting maverickhelicopter.com.


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