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Safari 500 Debuts at Oshkosh 2017

The new carbon fiber Safari 500 wowed the crowds at Oshkosh this year! It was a great show for Safari, and we appreciate all the attention from the visitors at our exhibit. We have had the Safari 500 off the ground, and she will be high up in the air very soon. Our thanks to those of you who assured your place in the production line for this new model. Thanks also to the future Safari 400 owners who placed their orders at the show.  


Winner Winner

Congratulations to our New Zealand Dealer Bruce Belfield for winning First Place for Best Metal Aircraft from the Sport Aircraft Association in New Zealand!

The SAA judged from over 70 aircraft and selected Bruce to win both Best Metal Aircraft & Best Rotorcraft!

Way to go Bruce!


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us at Safari Helicopter! We are excited to hit the ground running in 2016 to make this the best year ever!


A special warm welcome to all of our new Safari Helicopter owners, our kit helicopter family is growing by leaps and bounds!


Florida Aircraft Sales Tax Exemption Bill is Filed for 2016



Aircraft Sales and Use Tax Exemption Bill is Filed for 2016 Earlier this week, Sen. Thad Altman and Rep. Charles Van Zant both filed the Aircraft Sales and Use tax exemption bill in their respective chambers. The bill, which proposes the complete elimination of state sales tax on aircraft sales, is getting solid attention from both the House and Senate this time around. While in Tallahassee for the GA Caucus meeting, FABA and other industry leaders met with many influential members of the legislature regarding the suggested legislation. If you would like to keep up with the status of the bill, please follow HB 4039 and SB 696. With session beginning in early January 2016, things will soon begin to move very quickly with the bill. Please continue to check the Newswire for regular updates and any “Call to Actions” that may be necessary.

Kit Log Pro’s “Builder Of The Month”

Congratulations to our friend Chris Davenport of Tracy, California for being awarded Kit Log Pro’s “Builder Of The Month” award! We are super excited to see the progression of your Safari 400 Kit Helicopter. Make sure and check out Chris’s kit log diary at :

Support the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2

EAA members should get involved NOW with the community’s top priority in GA advocacy. Contact your Senators and Representatives and urge them to co-sponsor and support S. 571 and H.R. 1062, the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2. EAA helped to draft the newly introduced twin bills, and they already have bipartisan support from top lawmakers. The bill aims to allow pilots flying certain aircraft to operate using a driver’s license in lieu of a traditional third-class medical, and it will build upon the first Pilot’s Bill of Rights in ensuring that pilots and other airman are given due process in enforcement proceedings.

The medical aspects of the legislation would build upon the remarkable safety record proven by a decade of light-sport aircraft (LSA) operations. This success shows that it’s time to widen the pool of recreational pilots who can enjoy flying their small aircraft without the expense and regulatory burden of third-class medical certification.

In addition to reforming the 3rd class medical, the bill would extend important procedural rights to pilots facing FAA investigations, and protect FAA designees and volunteer pilots from liability.

EAA members have told us that reform of the 3rd class medical is the most important issue that can benefit the future of aviation. So now is your time to get involved. Send a message to your Senators and Representatives urging their support of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act. Thank you for your support and action!

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