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Sun-N-Fun 2014

We want to give special thanks to the Safari owners and future owners that came to see us at Sun-N-Fun this year! We had a great time and now we count down the days until AirVentures! Mark your calendar for July 28th– Aug. 3, 2014 to come see us in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Safari Dealer-Brazil

We are excited to welcome our newest dealer Jean Mikellides to the Safari Family. Jean is located in Sorocaba, Brazil and brings many years of aviation experience to the table. Jean has been a dealer for Zenith aircraft for 6 years and started flying fixed wing before his 16th birthday. We can’t wait to see Safari Helicopter flourish in beautiful Brazil!



Jean Mikellides

Sorocaba, Brazil



Conformal Vortex Generators

Gaining an edge!
No more blade tape and the loss of performance!


Blade Tape Web

The latest and greatest from our cockpit to yours – Conformal Vortex Generators (don’t call it blade tape!) make your blades more efficient – less drag, more lift, lower manifold pressure. Rotor blades operate in some very extreme environments, cutting through dust, sand, rain and lots of other things that want to wear them down. You already protect your investment with blade tape, and it impairs the performance of your blades! CVGs are made to fit all Safari composite blades. Each strip is 12″ long. The Safari 400 blade fits 6 CVGs per blade for a total of 12.

Produced by Aerodymix, these CVGs have been awarded an STC for use on the R22 in Australia, with US certificates on the way. CHR International Inc./Safari Helicopter is the worldwide distributor for the experimental helicopter market.

A minimum order of 8 CVG’s are required for purchase. Visit our online store to order your CVG’s today.



Safari Owner/Pilot Jimmy Benson–  “The CVG lowered my manifold pressure by an inch and I experienced less vibration. It was easy to install and even easier to repair since it comes in 12″ sections.”



Switzerland Safari

Congratulations to Chris Graf, a Safari owner in Switzerland who completed his Safari and now is working on getting it registered! Make sure and check out Chris’ YouTube page. Click on the picture below for a direct link to his page.



Oshkosh 2013


Thanks to everyone who spent time with us at the show this year!

Using the proven transmissions and rotor system of the Safari 400, the new option gives the Safari the sleek new look some of our customers requested. The cabin of this new Safari will retain some of the features most loved by Safari enthusiasts – lots of glass, ample head and shoulder room, and comfortable upright seating. The Safari already includes a number of standard features not usually found on 2 seat helicopters – engine governor, electric cyclic trim, collective friction, transmission chip detectors with alarms, oil sight glasses, and many more. The 500 also includes a feature that everyone will love – air conditioning! Contact us today for more information about making sure you are one of the first to own the best of both worlds – a simple and reliable helicopter that attracts attention everywhere you go!

The new girl on the block


March 2, 2013– Safari Helicopter is pleased to welcome Megan Wright as the Company’s Sales and Marketing Director. Megan will be responsible for the organization of sales activities, including our growing online presence. In addition, her experience in customer service will provide additional strength to Safari’s relationship with existing customers.

Ms. Wright comes to Safari Helicopter with 5 years of sales experience. Her education and background include inside sales analytics and sales training, as well as employee recruiting and screening in an industrial environment. Her most recent role before joining Safari included experience in self sourcing business, sales calls and client retention and management.

Her experience and personality make her a valuable addition to our team. We are excited to have Megan join the Safari Family and look forward to many years with her in the Rotorcraft business.

Safari Helicopter Price Decrease


2012 was a busy year at Safari.  We completed consolidating the rest of manufacturing from Canada to Florida and improved our method of fabricating the airframe.  The reduced costs are significant, and we’re passing them on to you!
The Complete Safari 400 Kit has been reduced by $16,400 to $133,400 USD
We didn’t take anything out of the Kit – it still includes everything you need to build the Safari you have always wanted. 
Ready to Fly Safari 400 $168,800 USD
 ***Take advantage of the Sun’nFun Show Special and take your new Safari home on a free Heliport Trailer***
Contact us today to make 2013 the year you start making your dreams come true!
Skype: Sales-Safari-Helicopter

Golf Balls

New “Optional Equipment” For Your Safari

By: Dan (Safari Owner)
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Here are a few pictures of the latest Safari “optional equipment”…the Safari Golf Ball Dropper.   The local Medical Center foundation recently had their annual golf outing (they have different events to collect money for the Hospital).Last year they had a “golf ball drop” and it resulted in a good bit of money collected for the foundation.  The helicopter operator charged for his time last year and this year he wanted about $900 to do it again.  Someone
knew someone who knew someone and I got a phone call.  *Safari to the rescue*.
The guy last year used a Robinson…had to made three lifts and had a problem getting anywhere close to the pin.  I decided that if I was going to put our name out there I had to at least beat the Robinson.The easiest way to drop the golf balls is to put someone in the passenger seat with a bucket of 250 golf balls, fly over the green and toss them out. I wanted to do it solo so I could do a 200’ OGE hover over the pin and I didn’t really want anyone with me since that is pretty much in the center of the dead-man’s curve.

Anyway, long story short, everything worked out great.  I donated the helicopter time…only missed the pin by 8 feet (the wind kept changing directions…really, it did…I have witnesses…I’m sticking with that story) and that beat the Robinson by a long way.

This year’s official event photographer didn’t have a clue as to how to get a picture of golf balls coming out of a helicopter.  Alisa took the attached pictures during a practice run at home.

Stoco Aeronaves

Safari Helicopter is honored to welcome Stoco Aeronaves as our newest Safari Dealer. Rodrigo and his family have a deeply rooted aviation background, in both fixed wing and rotor craft. We are excited to welcome such key players from the Brazilian market to the Safari Team.


For more information contact Rodrigo Stoco:

Go cep: 74480-080
Phone: 55-62-3298-1290


CONGRATULATIONS! Larry and Gail Linrud, winner of the 2012 Ken Brock Workmanship Award

At this time last year, this helicopter was just a gleam in Larry’s eye!  When he ordered his Safari 400 Kit at Oshkosh last year,he told us he would fly it at Oshkosh this year, and fly it he did!