About Us - Flying Safely For Over 27 Years
Liberty Helicopters is the largest and most experienced helicopter sightseeing and charter service in the New York City, with a fleet of 15 state of the art American Eurocopter helicopters. We have been in business and flying safely for over 27 years. We first began in the charter business in April of 1986, transporting business men and women to and from NYC and other locations in the tri state area. In 1990 we added our sightseeing division, recognizing and answering to the surge of tourism to NYC and the need for a new and exciting attraction. Since then, Liberty regularly receives the Annual Safety Award from the Helicopter Association International along with being a multiple recipient of the 5 Star Diamond Award and the ERHC Fly Neighborly Award. Through the years our staff have also been recognized and awarded for their excellence in service and performance by various aviation and travel and tourism organizations. Liberty is also a founding member of T.O.P.S., holds an Argus
Gold rating and is a long time member of ERHC and HAI. This impressive record and background is due to the high caliber of our staff and the reliability of our equipment. All of our highly trained pilots and aviation maintenance technicians receive regular recurrent Euro copter factory training, specifically the requirement of FAR part 135 air carrier standards and our fleet is serviced on a daily basis in our own 24 hour 7 days a week maintenance facility. This coupled with our unsurpassed safety and security measures assures our passengers the safest and most pleasurable experience possible.
ABOUT FAR PART 135: The FAR's are rules prescribed by the FAA governing all aviation activities in the USA. The FARS are part of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). FAR Part 135 is part of the Federal Aviation Administrations operating requirements specifically intended for commuter and on demand operations and the rules governing persons on board such aircraft. Regulations for commuter and commercial aviation are far more stringent than those for general aviation therefore specific training and standards are required.
ABOUT OUR HELICOPTERS - Airbus Helicopters The Industry Leader
Liberty Helicopters has a fleet of 15 state of the art Airbus Helicopters. Airbus Helicopters is the U.S. subsidiary of the Airbus Group – the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world. Airbus Helicopters manufactures, markets, sells, assembles, supports and provides training solutions for rotary-wing aircraft industry in the United States. Since beginning operations in 1969, it has become a leading provider of helicopters for U.S. civilian, parapublic and military markets, with users selecting American Eurocopter helicopters due to their large cabins, speed and excellence in reliability.
The AS350 AStar is a single-engine workhorse with the best performance in its category. Built and certified in the United States, this cost-effective helicopter accommodates five to six passengers in all forward-facing seats. High performance, enhanced maneuverability and reduced pilot workload make American Eurocopter's AS350 the preferred rotary-wing aircraft for a growing number of U.S. civilian users, air medical services and law enforcement agencies.
The AS355 NP is the twin-engine version of American Eurocopter’s popular AS350 family. Retaining the same excellent handling, sturdiness and ease of maintenance, the AS355 NP incorporates twin-engine added reliability and performance – which makes it ideal for police and parapublic missions, as well as operations over water, rugged terrain and urban areas.
The AS365 N3 is a member of the highly-capable Dauphin family, which has established its reputation as a fast and powerful helicopter offering operators an outstanding useful load, excellent performance and long range. American Eurocopter is designated by Eurocopter as the conversion authority for all N3 upgrades to the Dauphin fleet worldwide.
ABOUT OUR MAINTENANCE FACILITY & STAFF - Your Assurance of Safety
Liberty Helicopters has its own in house maintenance facility located in our new hanger at the HHI Heliport in Kearny, NJ which is a 10 minute drive to Manhattan via car and is 3 minutes via helicopter . Our fleet is serviced there around the clock 7 days a week by our AMT's (Aviation Maintenance Technicians) who are among the most experienced and highly trained in the aviation industry. Our helicopters are carefully inspected by the Captain and Technicians prior to each and every flight. All maintenance technicians receive updated Eurocopter factory training on a regular basis.
ABOUT OUR PILOTS - Safe, Personalized and Professional Service
Liberty Helicopters has over 25 factory trained pilots with an average of 10 years experience. Many of our pilots are ex US Military and ex NYPD so they come to us with a very disciplined background and training . Liberty requires all pilots to receive American Eurocopter factory training on a regular basis, specifically the requirement of FAR part 135 air carrier standards. Additionally, our pilots are supported by some of the most highly trained maintenance crews in the industry. Our pilots have a thorough knowledge of the northeast region and of NYC in particular providing our customer with a safe and professional service as well as a detailed knowledge of the many points of interest that can be viewed by air.
ABOUT OUR ENTIRE STAFF - Dedicated, Knowledgeable and Courteous
We here at Liberty Helicopters are very proud of our entire staff. They have shown us time and time again their unique ability to pull together as a team to get the job done. They come to us from all walks of life and disciplines bringing to Liberty Helicopters a very diversified and varied set of skills and knowledge making them more then capable to service our worldwide customer base. Thank you Team Liberty!!!