Whats New at Copters for a Cause
What do you get when you start with a caring group of FAA-certificated helicopter pilots and flight instructors, add aviation mechanics and a wonderful, enthusiastic group of volunteers, season with a few experienced aviation industry mentors, and a generous portion of desire to make a difference in the world by helping others less fortunate?

You get Copters for a Cause, a non-profit Colorado corporation* founded to help others in need. Most often, we provide the helicopters, pilots, and safety conscious ground crews to other non-profit groups so that they can raise funds by conducing helicopter rides at their fundraising events. We have raised funds for organizations such as Children’s Hospital, Optimist Youth,  Wild West Days, Roundup River Ranch, and many others — and had a lot of fun in the process!

We also offer helicopters and crews to non-profit organizations to assist with disaster relief, search and rescue, wildlife and land surveys, or fire detection. 

Our services to charities and non-profit groups are always free of charge. 

Another big part of of our mission is to mentor the next generation of pilots and mechanics through our continuing education programs and seminars. These educational events provide those coming up through the ranks with needed guidance and the steady wisdom to make good decisions in their own careers. 

If you are a non-profit organization that might need our unique helicopter help, or perhaps you would like to make the world a better place by volunteering your time and life skills to our fun-loving group, please contact us at admin@coptersforacause.org

How We Can Make Money for Your Charity:

  • Copters for a Cause will bring a helicopter to your charitable event.  We then sell helicopter rides to your attendees.  Copters for a Cause donates the money raised through the sale of the rides back to your charity.  All of this is done at ZERO cost to you and your organization.  Copters for a Cause attempts to cover the cost of the helicopter and fuel through donations and fund raising of our own.  If we are unable to completely cover the cost we simply keep a small portion of each ride sold. It is common for us to raise $1500-$2500 at medium size events for the charity or individuals hosting the event.  We have also raised money through donations of helicopter flights for silent auctions, golf ball drops, and other tour options outside of your charity events. 

  • Are you a 501 C3 or an individual that has a great cause?  Would you like to have Copters for a Cause help you fund raise?  If so please go to the Contact Us page and email or call a representative .  A Copters for a Cause volunteer will be happy to discuss options for helping raise money for your cause.  

Our Mission
Our mission is to provide an opportunity for education, humanitarian aid, fundraising, and helicopters to all mix into one.  We hope to utilize helicopters for the benefit of non-profits and charitable causes as well as humanitarian aid, and through this process provide education to the public about the historical and current "causes" for helicopters.  Through this process we also provide an opportunity for continued education and mentor ship for pilots and mechanics.    
Dear Colby, I just wanted to thank you and Copters for a Cause for
helping make our Overdrive Event on September 11, 2010 a complete
success! Our agents loved it, our staff loved it, our clients loved it
and the public loved it! I heard so many comments from the people
just walking around that day about what a cool attraction it was. I
mean, how many times can you go to a car show and take a helicopter
ride! And other than the re-fueling, it seemed that the Copter was
running full time and you know what that means…more money for the
donation to Children’s Hospital. The entire organization, beginning
with you, was so accommodating and easy to work with and I can’t wait
for our next event because you will be at the top of our invite list.
 Thank you for creating and operating such a wonderful opportunity to
raise money for charity. Regards, Monica LaPlanteDirector of
DevelopmentRE/MAX Southeast
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Whats New at Copters for a Cause

Copters for a Cause shirts and Store

by Cayce Batterson on 03/04/11

Check out our new Store page with our official Copters for a Cause T-Shirts and Womens Tank Tops!  All proceeds go to helping Copters for a Cause continue its efforts!


by Cayce Batterson on 03/04/11

StandardAero Kicks off its Centennial Year at HELI EXPO

Complements Celebration with Donation to Copters For A Cause

StandardAero would like to invite you to join in its 100 Year Anniversary Celebration of the company’s founding in 1911. The celebration, held as part of its participation at this year’s HELI EXPO, will take place on March 7, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., booth 1928.

As part of the celebration event, StandardAero will be presenting Copters For A Cause with a check recognizing the support they provide to the community through the unique gift of flight. During the event, guests will be treated to “birthday cake” recognizing the company’s 100 years of dedicated service and support to the aviation industry.

Tom Roche, StandardAero’s Vice President, Helicopters, will be presenting the corporate gift and will be available for interviews and questions following the activity.

We hope you will join us for this exciting event!

Please RSVP to:

Kyle Hultquist
Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communications
Office: 480.377.3192
Mobile: 602.577.2875
HAI Booth #1928

Copters at HAI

by Cayce Batterson on 03/02/11

Copters for a Cause will be at Heli-Expo this weekend in Orlando, Florida.   We will be recieving a donation from Standard Aero as part of thier 100th anaversary celebration.  The presentation will be Monday the 7th at 1:30pm at the Standard Aero booth.  We look forward to seeing everyone there!