To the South:
Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef National Monument, Canyonlands National Park, Grand Canyon, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, Moab, San Rafael Swell and Zion National Park.
To the North:
Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, and Yellowstone National Park
To the West: Bonneville Salt Flats
To the East:
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area and High Uintas Wilderness Area, and other locations nearby.
We have had extensive involvement with all aspects of commercial and feature filmmaking. Some of these include filming for:
tobacco products, automobiles, cereals, computers, music videos, rock bands, television series such as: Walker Texas Ranger, Touched by an Angel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Public Broadcasting Corporation, British Broadcasting Corporation.
Classic was selected to transport the Olympic Torch for the 2002 Winter Olympics and exclusively film all events for International Sports Broadcasting and NBC to include opening and closing ceremonies. We have flown for NBC, CBS, FOX and MTV – Nitro
Circus and feature films including:
Bats, Con-Air, Galaxy Quest, Geronimo, Hoot, Incredible Hulk, National Treasure, Star Wars, Thelma and Louise, We Were Soldiers, The Giver and Point Break. Because of this experience we are intimately familiar with all types of gyro stabilized film and digital recording equipment, such as, Wescam, Pictorvision, Cineflex, Spacecam, Gyron and others. We also have local access to Tyler Nose and Middle Mount Systems, which may or may not be gyroscopically stabilized. Because of the diversity of our operations we have very skilled and experience pilots. Our Classic team of professionals is certain of our ability to helping you “get the shot”, safely in minimum time and reasonable cost.
Providing Fire Fighting Services since 1982
Classic Helicopters has working experience in almost every state of the Union, but has been at the forefront of aerial fire suppression in the Intermountain region, particularly in support of the economically valuable forest industry. Our company is known for its impeccable track record with the US Government.
Classic Helicopters utilizes Eurocopter AS 350 B 2 and B 3 series helicopters, as well as Bell 407 and 206 series aircraft for these types of missions. Each of our aircraft are certified and approved by the US Dept. of Agriculture / US Forest Service and the US Dept. of Interior for every type of fire fighting operation practiced in the United States. Some of these include: bucket drops, rappelling, cargo hauling, aerial ignition, crew transport, low level mountain operations, etc…
(Construction, Power Line, Seismic, Wildfire, Seeding, wildland fire reclamation projects: straw bale application, PAM-12 soil stabilization, mosquito abatement , Disaster Relief)
A significant advantage associated with this lifting capability is that a load may be picked up from or delivered to locations where access by other forms of transportation is difficult or impossible. Additionally, the systems do not require the helicopter to land to deliver or pick up the cargo.
Our external load captains have great amounts of experience in precision construction work, such as: placing air conditioners, setting poles, pulling sock line, hanging microwave dishes on towers, salvaging aircraft and other vehicles in mountainous terrain, etc…
and Western Colorado for over 21 years.
Classic’s EMS contributions have evolved from a primitive wilderness rescue responder to a Commission on Accreditation Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) accredited 24 hour program. Our aircraft are outfitted with state of the art Night Vision Goggle (NVG) equipment, Automated Flight Following (AFF), Terrain Avoidance Warning Systems (TAWS) and other leading edge technology, to safely respond to every conceivable emergency within a 250 statue mile radius of our base.
Because of the challenging lifesaving work we’ve done over so many years, we are highly respected by Government Agencies, such as, NPS, USFS, local law enforcement, Native American Tribal governments and the medical community. We hire from all 50 States to attract the most experienced pilots and medical personnel. Some of our pilots have been with us for 18 years and longer and are extremely familiar with the vast terrain and area we service.
In order to utilize our fleet of helicopters most effectively, we dispatch the airplane to transport patients to distant trauma centers.