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Welcome to Bussmann Aviation 
Welcome to Bussmann Aviation, the home of

Based in the Washington DC metropolitan area, HeloFlightsTM is in the business of providing the region with the ideal helicopter platform to match your specific mission requirements including aerial photography (print, video, thermal and film), flight instruction (private, commercial, CFI, add-on, turbine transition, recurrent, BFR, MD500 transition, mountain flying, etc.), location scouting, equipment testing, surveying, observation, powerline & pipeline patrol, frost prevention, field drying, and cargo transportation. We have the know-how and experience to get clients inside the flight restricted zone (FRZ) surrounding the DC metro area and have been doing so for the past 17 years.

Based at the MD26 helipad in Taneytown, Maryland HeloFlights is located just minutes from the Baltimore / Washington DC corridor.

Bussmann Aviation has selected the versatile MD500 series of turbine powered helicopters as our platform of choice. The MD500 is a four place aircraft with a top speed of 150 mph and cruise range of 250 miles. Our primary aircraft has been especially configured for aerial imaging missions including print photography, aerial filming & aerial video and includes easily removable windows for unobstructed shots. The four bladed, fully articulated & isolated rotor system is an industry leader in providing stable, vibration free platform performance, which means you get the shots you need. The executive interior features plush seating, carpeted floors, plus a voice activated intercom ...and every passenger has a window seat!

Bussmann Aviation prides itself on providing experienced pilots who are very familiar with the local geography . Our aircraft are equipped with dual moving map GPS navigation systems which makes locating your particular site a breeze. Economical demo rides and gift certificates are also available, feel free to contact us for details.

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For your convenience, HeloFlights is open 7 days a week...we are always available to meet your needs! 


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What we do...
Aerial Photography (stills, video & film; air to air & air to ground), Location Scouting, Aerial Coordination, Flight Instruction, Power Line Patrol, Sightseeing, Frost Prevention, Field Drying, and Cargo Transportation.
Bussmann Aviation prides itself on providing the most experienced pilots.
As a helicopter service, we can operate from many convenient locations. (Airports or private property with appropriate landowner permissions)
Bi-lingual pilots available (Spanish/English)
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