Freedom Helicopters

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Tom Wood Aviation building at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport, Fishers, IN 46038 Tom Wood Aviation building at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport, Fishers Directions
+13174324525
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Very friendly service
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Report | 13 days ago
Excellent instruction and experience
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Report | 14 days ago
Just be relaxed but prepared to focus. It was enough fun that I am considering taking it up as a hobby.
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Report | 13 days ago
We had the best time! We really enjoyed our flight and especially appreciated the patience of Mark, our pilot. We were running behind and gave him the option that we could reschedule, but he waited for us and gave us a great tour of Indy in his helicopter.
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Report | 13 days ago
Great Experience!
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Report | 13 days ago
Mark was awesome!!! Super Friendly! This was my dads fathers day present! He loved it . Would be nice if the tour was a little longer but that would be my only Complaint!
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Report | 13 days ago
It was an amazing experience! Pilot was funny and informative! The location is easy to find, every one in the office was friendly and accommodating. The trip lasted about 20 minutes and we saw the beautiful city of Indianapolis from the canal, keystone, lucas oil, and mass ave.! Such a great experience and I would consider this as a great gift/date/adventure!
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Report | 12 days ago
Just enjoy the amazing ride & experience! Not scary at all!!
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Great value and a nice operation.
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From Our Editors

Joe Newkirk can still recall the look on the 9-year-old's face when she gazed out of the helicopter window. The girl, who suffered from vision problems, won an essay contest themed "Live Life in HD." Among the contest's donated prizes—which included a zamboni ride—Newkirk contributed a helicopter experience. As he saw the girl transfixed by the view at 1,000 feet, he recognized how her experienced mirrored his first time in the air. "The feeling you get, it's a feeling of freedom." Hence the name, Freedom Helicopters.

Originally a design engineer for a helicopter manufacturer, Newkirk found himself less interested in engineering parts and more fascinated by how the machines could lift straight off the ground without a runway start or being kicked by a Rockette. After obtaining his Federal Aviation Administration license, he recognized the scarcity of experienced pilots due to the military's increasing retention of helicopter operators. Today, Newkirk and his team of fellow FAA licensed pilots work to remedy the shortage and help people cross an experience of their bucket lists by turning over the controls of Robinson helicopters capable of sustaining speeds of 130 miles per hour. Backed by training from Newkirk's team, Freedom Helicopters' alumni have gone from zero hours of experience to leading helicopter tours through the Grand Canyon and saving lives as medical evacuation specialists.

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