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Longhorn supports Heli-Expo with heli charter
Longhorn is to provide helicopter charters into this year's HAI expo in Dallas. The company will also undertake tour flights, all operated from the downtown vertiport.

Fort Worth, Texas-based operator Longhorn Helicopters is to bring charter helicopter flights to the Helicopter Association International (HAI) annual March trade show, HAI Heli-Expo.

“Our pilots and helicopters are ready to go,” says operations manager Ashley Mikel. “We can take attendees on a sunset flight around the city or pick-up visitors from hotels, businesses or airports. Local residents already know how bad traffic can get. What better way to arrive at HAI Heli-Expo than in a helicopter?”

Attendees, exhibitors and others can book charter flights between the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas and any outlying business or airport where landings are permitted. Tour flights are also available.

These flights will operate from the downtown Dallas CBD Vertiport, which is connected to the convention centre. The vertiport will also be used by rotorcraft OEMs for demonstration flights for potential buyers.

“By bringing more helicopter services to our show, we are demonstrating the value of our entire industry,” says president and CEO James Viola. “Our plan is to work with local partners each year to provide access for anyone who wants to avoid traffic or enjoy the local sights the best way possible, from the air. I want to thank Longhorn Helicopters, our inaugural partner, and I am looking forward to seeing the skies around Dallas filled with helicopters.”

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