About Us

Why choose Brainerd Helicopter Service?

Brainerd Helicopter Service began commercial air charters in 1973. Our Safety Management System (SMS), solid safety culture, and committed staff result in a team dedicated to meeting your needs with your safety as the utmost priority.

We cater to the unique needs of our clients. Our pilots and staff serve a wide range of individuals and organizations. Our pilots offer the benefits of years of experience gained from recurrent specialized training and a broad range of client contracts.

Our fleet of three Bell 206B3 Jet Rangers, 206L3 Long Ranger and 206L4 Long Ranger are maintained to Federal Aviation Regulation 135 standards.

Fleet

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Brainerd Helicopter Service ​fleet consists of Bell 206L3 Long Rangers, Bell 206L4 Long Rangers, and an Aerospatiale 350D A-star.

Crew

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Our crew is dedicated to providing you the highest level of service. We pride ourselves on our commitment to safety and professionalism.

Safety

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Commitment to safety is our #1 priority. This is evident in the expertise of our pilots and the quality of the aircraft we fly.

Brainerd Helicopter Service Qualifications:

  • FAA Approved/Monitored 133, 135 and 137 Operation
  • FAA Test Program Safety Management System
  • Department of the Interior Carded Pilots, Aircraft and Equipment

Enhanced Safety Features:

  • GPS Tracking Systems for flight status and location
  • XM weather systems embedded in our GPS systems
  • Pilots complete annual wire strike safety training and attend the HAI approved Flying in the Wire Environment course
  • APPAREO Monitoring System

Certifications:

  • Air Carrier Certificate #BRNA592C
  • FAA Commercial Operator
  • Air Taxi/Charter (Part 135)
  • Rotorcraft External Load Operations Certificate #JTJL387F
  • External Load Operations (Part 133)
  • OAS Pilot, Helicopter and Equipment Carded
  • USFS Pilot, Helicopter and Equipment Carded