Maverick Helicopters' Milestones
Sixth FAA Maintenance Award
December 8, 2016
Maverick Helicopters recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2016 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.” The prestigious honor is a result of the company’s ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety.
Best of Las Vegas Award for 2016
December 1, 2016
Maverick Helicopters won the 2016 Best of Las Vegas award.
Best Air Tour Award for 2016
MAY 1, 2016
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.
FAA Maintenance Award
FEB 4, 2016
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.
New Las Vegas Terminal
November 19, 2015
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, unveiled its new $5 million Las Vegas terminal with a grand opening celebration Nov. 19.
Luxury Ground Transportation
September 15, 2015
Maverick Helicopters invests nearly $2 million to upgrade its entire ground transportation fleet to limo coaches, offering Las Vegas guests a luxury experience beyond just takeoff to touchdown.
Maverick Helicopters Day
August 19, 2015
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman officially declares Aug. 19, 2015 to be Maverick Helicopters Day. The day coincides with National Aviation Day, established in 1939 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who issued the presidential proclamation in recognition of Orville Wright’s birthday.
TripAdvisor Award for Excellence
May 19, 2015
This unique accolade is granted only to those businesses that have won the Certificate of Excellence for five years in a row. The Certificate of Excellence can be earned only by receiving consistently great reviews on the world's largest travel site.
Best Air Tour Award for 2015
April 19, 2015
Maverick Helicopters gains its sixth consecutive award for Best Air Tour from the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s (SNHCA) Concierge Choice Awards. The company is honored during a ceremony at Wynn Las Vegas April 19.
Maui Tours Launch
April 10, 2015
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, opens the doors to its new Maui, Hawaii, terminal with three breathtaking tour packages. This is Maverick Aviation Group’s fifth permanent location.
March 15, 2015
Continuing to set industry records, Maverick Helicopters logs 300,000 total flight hours using Airbus Helicopters’ EC-130, making it the first operator in the world to hit this impressive milestone. In addition, Maverick Helicopters records 350,000 total flight hours since its inception.
EDC, NASCAR, and Other Events
March 2, 2015
Maverick re-signs a multi-year contract with Las Vegas Motor Speedway to continue as its exclusive helicopter operator for events, including EDC, NASCAR and other corporate functions.
FAA Maintenance Award Again
MAR 1, 2015
Maverick Helicopters receives the FAA's most prestigious honor for maintenance, the Award of Excellence “Diamond Award,” signifying the company’s ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety.
Ain't It Grand Canyon
February 7, 2015
Maverick Helicopters celebrates 10-year anniversary at its Grand Canyon South Rim location.
Best of Las Vegas
December 30, 2014
Maverick is presented the “Best of Las Vegas” award by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the “Best of Nevada” award by Nevada Magazine.
South Rim Terminal Renovation
November 1, 2014
Maverick Helicopters South Rim terminal undergoes $500,000 renovation with enhancements to the waiting area and interior expansion of the gift shop & cafe area.
October 8, 2014
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.
Best of Nevada
August 1, 2014
Thank you to the readers of Nevada Magazine for choosing Maverick Helicopters as the "Best Tour Company in Southern Nevada" in the Readers' Survey for 2014. The results will be published in the July/August 2014 issue of Nevada Magazine, Events & Shows.
April 23, 2012
Maverick Airlines expands its fleet with the purchase of three new Cessna Grand Caravan 208 airplanes.
FAA Maintenance Award
March 1, 2012
Maverick Helicopters receives the FAA's 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.
February 3, 2012
Maverick Aviation Group announces the opening of its new 37,000-square foot terminal located at the Henderson Executive Airport, home to its Mustang and Airline divisions.
Award Winning Safety!
March 2, 2010
For the fifth year in a row, Maverick earns the HAI Operator Safety Award, which honors helicopter pilots worldwide who have at least 5,000 consecutive hours of accident and violation-free flight hours.
January 19, 2010
Maverick acquires tour operator in Grand Canyon South Rim and begins flying passengers over the famous landmark.
October 22, 2009
Maverick Helicopters surpasses 100,000 flight hours.
September 15, 2009
Maverick launches enhanced website and introduces Live Chat, a new customer service tool.
Maverick Airlines Launch
October 1, 2008
Maverick Aviation Group launches Maverick Airlines.
Travel Channel's Award
February 2, 2008
Maverick Helicopters has received an array of travel industry accolades and is the only company in the world to be named twice to the Travel Channel's "Top 10 Best Helicopter Thrills in the World."
January 24, 2005
Maverick Helicopters earns the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Operator Safety Award, which honors helicopter pilots worldwide who have at least 5,000 consecutive hours of accident and violation-free flight hours.
January 16, 2003
Maverick Helicopters adds the first Airbus ECO-Star helicopters to its fleet.
September 20, 1999
Maverick Helicopters begins offering VIP helicopter transfers for NASCAR weekend.
Open for Business
July 1, 1996
Maverick Helicopters flight operations were officially launched in the tourism capital of the world - Las Vegas.
December 1, 1995
Husband and wife team Greg and Brenda Rochna decide to build a better helicopter tour company in an already competitive market. The couple takes a big risk considering the Las Vegas – Grand Canyon helicopter tour industry is well established. This business decision turns out to be one of the couple’s best.
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