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Superior- Safari Press Release

Safari Helicopter


Coppell, TX, November 04, 2014 — Scott Hayes, V.P. Sales and Marketing for Superior Air Parts, Inc., announced today that Safari Helicopters has selected its 180-horsepower XP-360 Engine as an option for its Safari 400, two-place, kit helicopter.

“Safari has become the premier name in the kit-built, personal helicopter market and to have them to make our XP-360 Engine a factory option for the Safari 400 is a point of great pride for everyone at Superior,” Hayes stated. “We look forward to our XP-360 Engines providing Safari builders around the world with years of pure flying enjoyment.”

“Safari Helicopters have always been powered by very dependable aircraft engines. In fact, a number of our builders have opted to use the Superior engines for a long time,” stated Megan Wright, Sales and Marketing Manager, Safari Helicopter. “Now with Superior’s strong re-entry into the experimental engine market they are now providing us with an attractive and economical 180-horsepower engine option for the Safari 400’s complete build kit.”

“With the proven history, power and reliability to compete with other available engines, combined with the added benefits of aggressive pricing and excellent customer support, we are extremely pleased to offer Superior’s engines to our customers,” she said.

About Safari Helicopters
Located in Marianna, Florida, Safari Helicopter is a division of CHR International, Inc. Safari is American owned and operated and has been manufacturing two-place personal kit-built helicopters since 1986. To date, the company has sold over 225 Safari Helicopter kits and there are currently over 190 helicopters flying around the world. For more information, visit:

About Superior Air Parts, Inc.
Superior Air Parts, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Superior Aviation Group, is a leading manufacturer of FAA approved aftermarket replacement parts for Lycoming and Continental aircraft engines. In addition, the company manufactures the FAA certified Vantage Engine and the XP-Series Engine family for experimental and sport aircraft builders. For more information, visit:

Mission Possible: The Chamber Undercover

Each year the annual Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Ball In Woodlands, Texas honors the outgoing Chairman of the Board and welcomes the incoming Chairman.

The theme this year was “Mission Possible: The Chamber Undercover”

honoring our outgoing Chairman of the Board, Amy Milstead, Special Agent 0014.




Mr. VonTour was so gracious to lend his Safari 400 helicopter to the Chairman’s Ball black tie event on Sept. 6th 2014. To go along with the James Bond theme Mr. VonTour’s helicopter was accompanied by several transportation items in the room… a speed boat, Aston Martin, and of course Black Beauty.






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Oshkosh 2014

We would like to congratulate Ken Kohart for taking home a Bronze Lindy at Oshkosh 2014 Rotorcraft awards for his great looking Safari 400! We were so proud to welcome a record number of Safari Helicopters to the show this year. Ken was flying every day with 9 other Safaris! Make sure and check out our Oshkosh 2014 album in the website gallery.



Sun-N-Fun 2014

We want to give special thanks to the Safari owners and future owners that came to see us at Sun-N-Fun this year! We had a great time and now we count down the days until AirVentures! Mark your calendar for July 28th– Aug. 3, 2014 to come see us in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Sun-N-Fun 2014 (3)

Sun-N-Fun 2014 (1)

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Safari Dealer-Brazil

We are excited to welcome our newest dealer Jean Mikellides to the Safari Family. Jean is located in Sorocaba, Brazil and brings many years of aviation experience to the table. Jean has been a dealer for Zenith aircraft for 6 years and started flying fixed wing before his 16th birthday. We can’t wait to see Safari Helicopter flourish in beautiful Brazil!



Jean Mikellides

Sorocaba, Brazil



Conformal Vortex Generators

Gaining an edge!
No more blade tape and the loss of performance!


Blade Tape Web

The latest and greatest from our cockpit to yours – Conformal Vortex Generators (don’t call it blade tape!) make your blades more efficient – less drag, more lift, lower manifold pressure. Rotor blades operate in some very extreme environments, cutting through dust, sand, rain and lots of other things that want to wear them down. You already protect your investment with blade tape, and it impairs the performance of your blades! CVGs are made to fit all Safari composite blades. Each strip is 12″ long. The Safari 400 blade fits 6 CVGs per blade for a total of 12.

Produced by Aerodymix, these CVGs have been awarded an STC for use on the R22 in Australia, with US certificates on the way. CHR International Inc./Safari Helicopter is the worldwide distributor for the experimental helicopter market.

A minimum order of 8 CVG’s are required for purchase. Visit our online store to order your CVG’s today.



Safari Owner/Pilot Jimmy Benson–  “The CVG lowered my manifold pressure by an inch and I experienced less vibration. It was easy to install and even easier to repair since it comes in 12″ sections.”



Switzerland Safari

Congratulations to Chris Graf, a Safari owner in Switzerland who completed his Safari and now is working on getting it registered! Make sure and check out Chris’ YouTube page. Click on the picture below for a direct link to his page.



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