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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!



Doug Johnston

Doug Johnston, a SAFARI owner from upstate New York, passed away February 7, 2012.  Doug was a man of many talents and a dear friend.  We were fortunate to have him as a member of the SAFARI family.  Doug was always a participant, and never a bystander.  He will be missed by the many people whose lives he touched.  A few of our memories of Doug ………

Doug’s obituary can be read here:

Portable Hangar

The hangar that goes with you! Hangar rent, airport required insurance, time away from home – this trailer is specially designed to be a trailer, a hangar, and workshop all in one. Park it in your backyard or transport your helicopter to the airport, air shows, family vacations and weekend outings.

With room for storage, tools, gear and “toys”, keeping your SAFARI at home and exploring the world around us has never
been more secure or convenient.

Standard Equipment:

28’ Box with 3’ V-Front
5,200 lb. Axles
Interior Ramp

Extended Ramp Door
Finished Interior
110 v Lights & Outlets
Storage Cabinets
Skid Tie Downs Blade Supports
36” Side Door Exterior Quartz Lighting
Winch with Remote Control and Cable
RV Electrical Connection and Battery
Braced and Wired for RV Air Conditioner/Heater

Bill “Flangehead” Meyer

After a long struggle with illness,  Bill “Flangehead” Meyer has passed away.  Many in the experimental helicopter community know him as the driving force behind the organization and management of Choppertown at the SunNFun Air Show in Lakeland, Florida.  Those of us who knew Bill and Bobbie realized that SunNFun 2011 would likely by Bill’s last show, and quite a show it was.  One little tornado was not enough to stop Bill, and he demonstrated the ?*$@* and vinegar that made him uniquely “Flangehead”.  Bill’s drive and determination were the reason “Choppertown” existed at the show, and he will be missed by us all.