Disaster Relief Helicopter Support

Fair Lifts Emergency Helicopter Services

Disasters are unfortunate, but extraordinary situations. These post-emergency circumstances require significant logistical planning and transportation of equipment and humanitarian goods in order to provide disaster relief. Helicopters have become an indispensable aid when it comes to dealing with disasters.

Aerial survey of Hurricane Michael Damage (Credit: Chris O’Meara)

If you are looking for a way to transport goods in or out of a disaster area, call us. In most crises, roadways are either blocked or not safe for travel. Helicopters have the versatility to hover or land virtually anywhere. Our aircraft are capable of lifting up to 28,000 pounds with means to haul generators, pumps, bulldozers, and other heavy equipment.

The National Guard preparing to descend from a Black Hawk helicopter in Nichols, SC. (Credit: Capt. Travis Mueller)

Successful recovery plans require the skills of many resources, including expert personnel. Our project management staff specializes in utilizing resources with the local area’s best operators. We strive to complete projects by cohesively working with flexible and skilled pilots that are known for minimizing risks. Because of this, we have access to a wide array of skids, nets, lift pallets, hooks, grapples, and many other types of equipment.

Aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Marathon, FL (Credit: Carlo Allegri)

In the last few years, our affiliates have conducted numerous property damage surveys, evacuations, and supply drops after hurricane Harvey, Irma, Florence and Michael. We have even assisted in some search-and-rescue and firefighting operations alongside government operations. The aircraft used for these missions varied depending on the need, but a majority of them required a Bell 206 LongRanger or an AS350 A-Star.

Damage from Hurricane Harvey from a helicopter (Credit: Johanna Strickland)

Right now, in Nebraska, there are has been an estimated $1.4 billion in losses as the Missouri River continues to flood. The Minnesota Governor has already sent one CH-47 Chinook helicopter with 10 support personnel to help with disaster relief, but there is still more to be done!

The following is what FairLifts can offer to make these disastrous situations a little less miserable!
  • On-Demand Service
  • Short and long term solutions
  • Large group passenger transport to remote areas
  • Transport heavy equipment and supplies
  • Fly Palatalized materials

If you are in need of these services or just want to learn more, please call 1-800-318-8940 and one of our dedicated staff members will walk you through the logistics, step-by-step!