There’s NO task too large or too small for AirGo and our fleet of modern helicopters. Contact us TODAY!
7000 Airport Drive, Suite 204
Sellersburg, IN 47172
M-F: 8am – 5pm
Frequently Asked Questions
are helicopters expensive for Construction Lifting?
- NOT AT ALL…in many cases the helicopter is MUCH less expensive than a crane.
- The helicopter is always quicker, which minimizes downtown, risk and cost for you.
- COMPLETELY trained crew for greater efficiency and safety.
How many people are required for an HVAC helicopter lift?
- 2 on the ground and 2 on the roof for units up to 1000 lbs.
- 4 on the ground and 4 on the roof for units up to 3000 lbs.
- 6 on the ground and 6 on the roof for units up to 6000 lbs.
How should the roof be prepared for a helicopter lift?
- All loose debris needs to be removed.
- Plywood, curb caps, nails, sheet metal, roofing material can become airborne from helicopter rotor wash.
- ALL roofing material that is not completely finished and secured MUST be screwed down every 1 foot or weighted-down over its entire unsecured length.
- Large bundles of insulation will slide easily and can become a safety hazard or blow off the roof causing property damage.
How quickly can I get a helicopter to perform a lift on my project?
- Varies from next day to several weeks.
- Typical lead time averages 2-3 weeks.
Is there a minimum job size necessary to use a helicopter?
- Absolutely not! No project is too small for AirGo Flight.
Where can a helicopter land?
- Anywhere that we have land owners permission.
- No federal restrictions.
Can anyone be onsite during a lift?
- Anyone located within the safety critical exclusionary area must participate in the pre-lift safety meeting. No exceptions.
- Anyone that unexpectedly shows up after the lift begins, will mandate shut down of the aircraft, re-briefing, and involve additional fees.
Is a helicopter as safe as a crane?
- MUCH safer as a result of GREATER regulation and MORE extensive crew training.
- Our crews are trained in Hazmat, First Aid, CPR and AED with OSHA 10 and 30 certification.
What rigging does the helicopter bring to the site?
- 50′ of load line, 35′ 4-point rigging with spreader frame, 20 shackles, (12) 20′ nylon straps and swivel hook.
- Additional rigging as required including 100′ or more of load line, remote hook, and cargo net.
What if the roofing contractor leaves items on the roof?
- Items MUST be removed and/or secured prior to the helicopter lift.
- The helicopter contractor does not not assume any liability for property damage to materials left on the roof or damages if blown off the roof.
- The flight crew will make suggestions for removal of problematic materials and debris. If material is left, then the flight crew may require a signature verifying assumption of financial liability for any damage or injury caused by problematic material.
Does my company need to have previous experience with helicopter lifts?
- NOT AT ALL… our crew can handle all of the details from start to finish.
- We will completely train your crew on the site PRIOR to conducting the lift.
Where does AirGo Flight operate?
- Currently, we focus primarily in the lower 48 states of the USA.
- We also work internationally.
Receiving approval to use a crane at/near an airport can be a hassle…what about for a helicopter?
- Airports are built for any aircraft including helicopters.
- Always easier to receive permission to operate a helicopter at an airport than to get permits with ALL the restrictions of a crane.
Do you provide custom rigging?
- Yes. We can assist with the design, fabrication and deployment of custom rigging.