Maverick Helicopters Expands to MauiOctober 8, 2014, 2:28 PM HST · Updated October 8, 2:29 PM 0 Comments
By Maui Now Staff
Maverick Helicopters, a division of Maverick Aviation Group based on the mainland, will expand beyond Nevada and Arizona by unveiling a new helicopter operation on Maui.
Company executives say they plan to start helicopter expeditions on Maui in spring 2015, making the base it’s fifth permanent location.
The company currently offers tours out of Las Vegas, Henderson, and the south and west rim of the Grand Canyon.
The company was founded in 1995, and has since grown to include a fleet of more than 40 helicopters.
“We take guests over the Grand Canyon and the famous Las Vegas Strip, two of the US’s most adored vacation spots, so Hawaiʻi is an absolute natural fit for us,” said Greg Rochna, chief executive officer of Maverick Aviation Group in a company press release.
“I’m thrilled to see the company expand, and even more excited to become part of the Hawaiian tourism community,” he said.
The Maui flights will feature aerial tours of waterfalls, rain forests, and remote island scenery.
According to company executives, Maverick Helicopters operates the largest and youngest fleet of over 40 ECO-Star helicopters in the world featuring quiet technology.
The Maui tours will utilize the company’s EC-130, ECO-Star Helicopters, that can seat up to seven guests.
A list of excursion options will be available to choose from, or guests can request a private charter for wedding parties and special occasions.
Recent accolades issued to Maverick Helicopters include: 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.”