Maverick celebrates 10 years at Grand Canyon South Rim

Maverick Helicopters are celebrating 10 years of flying from its Grand Canyon South Rim location, next to the Grand Canyon National Park.

In the last decade, the company has operated thousands of flights to this landmark, deemed as one of the greatest “Seven Natural Wonders of the World.”

Acquired in February 2005, Maverick Helicopters’ South Rim location began flying 20,000 passengers annually and has doubled to more than 40,000 passengers today.

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Due to the company’s rapid growth, the office underwent a $500,000 renovation in 2014 by enhancing the customer waiting area, updating the building’s interior design, expanding the gift shop and adding a café.

“I can’t believe we’ve been operating in Arizona for a decade already. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun,” said Greg Rochna, owner and chief executive officer of Maverick Aviation Group, parent company of Maverick Helicopters. “Cheers to our enthusiastic staff and customers. Here’s to many more successful years at the Grand Canyon.”

Maverick Helicopters operates the Airbus Helicopters ECO-Star aircraft. The company operates four other locations throughout the US including Las Vegas Strip (McCarran International Airport), Henderson Executive Airport, Grand Canyon West Rim and coming this year, Maui, Hawaii.

Maverick released a video. You can watch it below:

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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