Established in 1978 by Jim P. Johnson, FAA licensed commercial pilot in both helicopters and airplanes. Mr. Johnson has over 36,000 hours of flight and is one of the most experienced pilots in the nation. Jim is without incident which is rare among all pilots worldwide when it comes to any pilot with over 15,000 hours. However, Jim has done so with more than double the 15,000 hours by the majority of pilots which is an impressive accomplishment!
Interstate Helicopters provides rotorcraft services to various television networks both locally and nationally. Interstate Helicopters, Inc. provides services for many local and national corporations such as Chesapeake Energy, OG&E, Nike Corporation, TransCanada and West Corporation to mention just a few. Interstate Helicopters, Inc. has provided helicopter flights for major movies and commercials which recently involved Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma Thunder!
Past contracts have included KFOR-TV (NBC), KOAT-TV (ABC) in Albuquerque, supplying a news helicopter to KXAS-TV (NBC) in Dallas-Ft. Worth and working with KWTV-TV (CBS) in Oklahoma City. Interstate Helicopters has flown for several major motion pictures which calls for attaching various camera mounts for the filming, video, and still photos for the productions. Multiple companies have also used Interstate Helicopters, Inc. to do air photos of their place of business and homes!
Interstate Helicopters, Inc. provides many local companies the luxury of complete aircraft management and leasing!