GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The severe snowstorms of mid-January hit northern Arizona so hard that travel within the rural areas of the Cameron Chapter of the Navajo Nation became nearly impossible for many residents in the area. Because of these incredible circumstances, Maverick Helicopters delivered much-needed food and supplies to residents not able to maneuver through the snow-packed roads.
The company, which operates flights at Grand Canyon South Rim, flew food, supplies and firewood to homes around Cameron, Ariz. during the week of Jan. 25. Managers say approximately 100 people benefited from these important flights. When the snow pack turns to mud and roads become impossible to maneuver once again, the company expects to help with additional drops as necessary.
"When we were called on, we knew we had to help," said Brian Brusa, Maverick Helicopters manager. "This is our community, too. We will continue to help the residents of Cameron, Arizona as long as they need us."
Maverick Aviation Group, with locations in Nevada and Arizona, is the parent company of Maverick Helicopters, Mustang Helicopters and Maverick Airlines. This tourism-based company has the largest fleet of ECO-Star helicopters in the world. The Grand Canyon location offers tours over the South Rim of the Canyon. The company also operates Beechcraft 1900D fixed-winged aircraft that provide direct flights to both Grand Canyon South Rim and Grand Canyon West from the Henderson Executive Airport. Custom and private aircraft charters are also available.
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