Decatur Helicopter Services
Heavy Lift - Construction - Surveys - Charters
Discover the sustainable industry advantage, with advanced helicopter solutions in Decatur, Alabama
Despite being smaller than some other population centers, the Decatur, Alabama area has a power punch when it comes to industrial strength and diversity. Decatur's original claim to fame was as the nearest deep-water port of entry to the headwaters of the Tennessee River. Then railroads and major highways followed. These improvements encouraged further growth, with Decatur evolving in many industries, including a dozen Fortune 500 plants.
Welcome to optimal flying conditions in Decatur, Alabama
Decatur, Alabama has the busiest port on the Tennessee River, which runs through Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi, joining the Ohio River at Paducah, KY. Lawrence, Morgan, and Limestone counties comprise Decatur’s main influence area, and its top industries occupy these categories: Food Processing, Aerospace, Fibers, Cable,Appliances, Industrial Chemicals, HVAC Equipment, Packaging Materials,Rubber
Construction Products, and Steel.
Agriculture and business services also contribute. Cotton and peanuts are players, as are fruits and berries. But the largest agricultural grouping is livestock, with broiler chickens and cattle out front.
Widespread Decatur Helicopter Support
FairLifts is a charter helicopter lift service with contacts throughout the Southeast and the nation that can meet your helicopter needs. Rather than try to sell you what we “have,” we concentrate on finding the best possible match for your needs.
Here are some examples of what we can arrange:
Heavy Lift Helicopters
With river port operations so prominent in Decatur, Alabama, there are plenty of heavy loads to be lifted. While cranes can handle many of these loads, sometimes bulkiness of the loads or multiple drop points can make that challenging. One example is rooftop HVAC installations. HVAC units are heavy, large, and often have to be carried up and over an obstruction before being lowered. A crane won’t work here, but a helicopter will -- and will accomplish the heavy lifting task more quickly.
Concerned about weight? Helicopters we source can lift from 1,500 to 20,000 lbs.
Need a helicopter for a day? FairLifts can get you one. Have a commercial, industrial or investment property you want to show off? FairLifts can arrange to fly you and their clients there. We will work with you to help choreograph that all-important first impression.
Pipeline Surveys & Inspections
FairLifts can access helicopters fitted with special laser and other detection equipment for identifying weaknesses and leaks in gas and oil pipelines. They gather and transmit fault pipeline location and status data in real time.
With aging infrastructure and high-voltage transmission lines running just about everywhere, the need for proactive inspection programs is increasing. We can access specially-fitted helicopters that will help Decatur,Alabama utilities and maintenance operations speed up their inspection tasks.
Aerial Photography & Filming
No matter how fast your camera clicks, your aerial photos will be sharper and better-targeted when you have a stable platform from which to work. A helicopter’s ability to stop in midair, pivot, back up and move vertically makes it such a platform.
We’re all used to crop spraying using prop planes, but helicopter spraying is much more efficient. This effect occurs because the helicopter can get much closer to the plants and does not have to maintain high forward speed when it reaches the end of a field. Likewise, if you have a large, dispersed herd of livestock, a helicopter is your best bet for finding, counting and bringing them home.
When the amount of ground to cover is too large, using a helicopter to survey your herd, croplands, industrial holdings or wetlands is often the only the only viable answer. FairLifts specializes in helicopter surveys and can book an appropriate one for you.