Vertical Limit Aviation

Vertical Limit Aviation Specializing in High Altitude Helicopter Flight Training.
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Vertical Limit, LLC is locally owned and operated in Albuquerque, NM. Our specialty is to train skilled and knowledgeable pilots in High density altitude conditions using Robinson R-44 and R-22 with (IFR R-22) helicopter. We train pilots to acquire specialized skill sets in conditions that are invaluable to all pilots such as mountainous flying, high density altitude flying, high winds, and much more.

Mission: "To train the best helicopter pilots in the world, to the highest possible standards while following strict safety measures at all times."

Sunrise the VLA way. Come fly with us for the best view around!Visit verticallimitaviation.com
07/30/2019

Sunrise the VLA way.
Come fly with us for the best view around!
Visit verticallimitaviation.com

Rotorcraft Pro Media Network
06/13/2019

Rotorcraft Pro Media Network

FEATURED ARTICLE: Pilot Shortage and Retention: Barriers and Solutions

Make no mistake, our industry is going through changes of such magnitude that if ignored, unquestioned, and misinterpreted, will have severe and far reaching consequences for all helicopter industry businesses and affiliated organizations. While some of us may not be feeling the consequences as much as others right now, that is not cause for relief—it is a cause for awareness, planning, and change. As inevitably as the sun rises, we will all feel the effects of this seismic shift in the years to come and those who do not prepare will have an uncertain future....

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: https://buff.ly/2IHuqmV

#Helicopter #Pilot #PilotShortage #PilotRetention #RotorcraftPro #AnthelionHelicopters #AlexChaunt

Air Force Chief of Staff on Future of Civil Air Patrol
02/20/2019
Air Force Chief of Staff on Future of Civil Air Patrol

Air Force Chief of Staff on Future of Civil Air Patrol

Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein discusses the future of Civil Air Patrol's involvement with the Air Force at the Brookings Institution on February 19, 2019.

Durango 416 Fire
06/08/2018

Durango 416 Fire

10/11/2017
Balloon Fiesta Day 1 - Day 4

Day 1 - Day 4 of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! Shares are appreciated!

One of the most beautiful places on earth! We at Vertical Limit Aviation, are one of the two helicopters allowed within 8 miles of the Balloon Fiesta. We are truly blessed to be able to experience it from one of the best views in the world, a helicopter! (KOB 4 Chopper 4). We have over 15 hours of footage from our helicopter and look forward to continue to share our experience with you! Make sure to follow our page for the next highlight reel! Comment and tell us what your favorite balloon is and we'll make sure to get some footage of it!

Pilots, its not too late to contact us for footage of your hot air balloon! Message us and ask about our special rates!

Pilot - Douglas Christian
Camera OP/Editor - Lyric Moya
Helicopter - KOB 4

Shot on SHOTOVER F1 with Canon C500

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All footage is Filmed, Edited, and owned and available for licensing by Vertical Limit Aviation. Contact for more info.

www.VerticalLimitAviation.com
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Vertical Limit Aviation's cover photo
10/09/2017

Vertical Limit Aviation's cover photo

Thank you everyone for 4,000 likes! This was one of the photos from this mornings balloon fiesta! It was one of the cool...
10/09/2017

Thank you everyone for 4,000 likes! This was one of the photos from this mornings balloon fiesta! It was one of the coolest things we've ever experienced! It looked like waterfalls were pouring over the trees into the Rio Grande! Video recap for Day 1 and Day 2 will be uploaded tomorrow so make sure to like our page! Thanks to everyone who shared our most recent highlight reel!

Have a Balloon in this years fiesta and interested in having it filmed or photographed by us in Chopper 4? Message us today and ask about our rates!

Pilot - Douglas Christian
Photographer/Camera OP - Lyric Moya
Chopper - KOB 4
#KOB4Balloons #NMlife #NMOutside #NMTure
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www.VerticalLimitAviation.com

10/07/2017
Timelapse + Aerial Reel | Vertical Limit Aviation.

Our most recent Timelapse + Aerial Reel!

Balloon Fiesta Pilots, its not too late to contact us for footage or photos of your balloon in this years Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! We are one of the 2 Helicopters in the world allowed within 8 miles of the balloon fiesta park! And the only one in the world that can deliver in 4K! Message us and ask about our special rates!

Day 1 of the 2017 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta was amazing! Follow us on Facebook to check out our recap video!

All footage filmed, edited and owned by Vertical Limit Aviation.
All footage is available for licensing.

Pilot - Douglas Christian
Photographer | Editor - Lyric Moya
Chopper - KOB 4

www.VerticalLimitAviation.com

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Congratulations Devon!!
09/29/2017

Congratulations Devon!!

Devon’s FIRST SOLO and he nailed it CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Vertical Limit Aviation
04/10/2017

Vertical Limit Aviation

I want to start off by thanking everyone.  We had an overwhelming amount of support from all of you.  We had people voti...
04/03/2017

I want to start off by thanking everyone. We had an overwhelming amount of support from all of you. We had people voting, people on the phones making calls, sending messages, sharing our posts, Channel 4 News posted on their website, we reached over 30,000 people on Facebook, and had 10K views in a matter of hours. We couldn't have done this without everyones participation. Although we are unsure who the top 15 is at this point, we were in 12th place as of early this morning. We not only met our goal but we surpassed it by a long shot. Stacey McCoy is our grand prize winner for the sunset helicopter tour over the city. Congratulations, Stacy please contact Vertical Limit Aviation at 505-831-HELI (4354). Thanks again for all your support! I'm sorry to all of you who did not win a helicopter tour, but if you voted and posted "Voted" on our page, you will receive 15% off a tour package in appreciation for your support until the end of the month. We can't thank you all enough for your help.

We are getting very close and catching up!  Keep up the votes please, we are almost to our goal.  We have until tomorrow...
04/02/2017

We are getting very close and catching up! Keep up the votes please, we are almost to our goal. We have until tomorrow April 2nd at 11:59pm pacific time to vote. Our winner for the helicopter ride today is John Lindner. Congrats John! Please contact Vertical Limit Aviation at 505-831-HELI (4354) to schedule your flight. We will be giving away the grand prize tomorrow. Make sure you vote and post voted our our page. Vote here-->https://woobox.com/chfqis/gallery/JFeFUoRbwZ8

Hello everyone, the contest has been extended until Sunday night on April 2nd at 11:59 pm.  Please Vote until then.  We ...
04/01/2017
Douglas Christian's Youtube

Hello everyone, the contest has been extended until Sunday night on April 2nd at 11:59 pm. Please Vote until then. We have over 4.3K votes, but we are still not quite there. We have an excellent chance of making the top 15 if everyone votes. Thank you all for your help in voting. Yesterday's helicopter flight winner is Amanda Marquez. Today's winner is Knate Myers. Congratulations to you both! Please contact Vertical Limit Aviation at 505-831-HELI (4354) to schedule your helicopter ride. Please remember to Vote daily.
Vote Here-https://woobox.com/chfqis/gallery/JFeFUoRbwZ8

Helicopter Video in New Mexico highlighting a helicopter and the Shotover F1.

Hello everyone, our winner today is Brandi Phillips.  Congratulations Brandi!  Please contact us at 505-831-HELI (4354) ...
03/30/2017

Hello everyone, our winner today is Brandi Phillips. Congratulations Brandi! Please contact us at 505-831-HELI (4354) to schedule your flight. Please remember to Vote!
Vote here--->https://woobox.com/chfqis/gallery/JFeFUoRbwZ8

03/30/2017
SHOTOVER

Congratulations Shotover! Well deserved, this is the most Amazing camera system on the planet. We love our Shotover! #SHOTOVER #changeyourgame #bestcamerasystemever #verticallimitaviation #Chopper4

SHOTOVER is truly honored to receive a 2017 Technical Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Camera Operators. Click to watch the full video below.
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#SHOTOVER #SHOTOVERK1 #GyroStabilized #6Axis #Production #Gimbal #Filmmaking Society of Camera Operators Brad Hurndell

We have passed 3k votes and have moved up to 26th place!!!  Thank you all for your support, but our work is not finished...
03/28/2017
Douglas Christian's Youtube

We have passed 3k votes and have moved up to 26th place!!! Thank you all for your support, but our work is not finished. We have till the end of Friday to vote. We have 11 more spots to move up in 4 days. Please Vote daily. We need you all more then ever, lets make the top 15! Today's winner is Joe Garcia. Congrats Joe, please contact us at 505-831-HELI (4354) to schedule your flight. We will have another winner tomorrow. Thanks for the time you took to vote.

Vote Here--->https://woobox.com/chfqis/gallery/JFeFUoRbwZ8

Helicopter Video in New Mexico highlighting a helicopter and the Shotover F1.

Congratulations to our latest graduates from our flight program.  Isaac Wilson, and Walter Scott Muirhead.  They are bot...
03/28/2017

Congratulations to our latest graduates from our flight program. Isaac Wilson, and Walter Scott Muirhead. They are both officially CFII's now. Great Job guys, you will both be great instructors!

03/27/2017
Douglas Christian's Youtube

Good Morning everyone! I want to thank you all for the votes over the weekend. We are currently in 28th place! Here are the winners of the helicopter rides for sat-today. Saturday's winner is Alexis Cardiel. Sunday's winner is Lisa Mora-Montoya, and today's winner is Karen Yardman. Congratulations to all the winners! Please contact Vertical Limit Aviation at 505-831-HELI (4354) to schedule your helicopter ride. We will have another winner tomorrow. Please keep voting even if you have won a helicopter ride. Tomorrow's winner will be picked from today's voters. Thanks again for your time you take to vote.
Vote here--> https://woobox.com/chfqis/gallery/JFeFUoRbwZ8

Helicopter Video in New Mexico highlighting a helicopter and the Shotover F1.

Hello everyone, we are currently in 36th place!  Thank you all for your support...Our first helicopter tour winner is Lo...
03/23/2017
Douglas Christian's Youtube

Hello everyone, we are currently in 36th place! Thank you all for your support...Our first helicopter tour winner is Loretta Salazar Morgan. Loretta, please call us at 505-831-HELI (4354) to schedule your tour. We will be giving away another helicopter tour every day until April 1st. We only need to get into the top 15 then a panel of judges will decide the winner, so please Vote Daily!!!

https://woobox.com/chfqis/gallery/JFeFUoRbwZ8

Helicopter Video in New Mexico highlighting a helicopter and the Shotover F1.

Congratulations to Darryl Gardner for passing his Private pilot Checkride!
03/21/2017

Congratulations to Darryl Gardner for passing his Private pilot Checkride!

Hello everyone, we really appreciate everyone's help in voting.  Thank you so much!  We have moved into 41st place.  To ...
03/21/2017

Hello everyone, we really appreciate everyone's help in voting. Thank you so much! We have moved into 41st place. To show our appreciation, we would like to give away more flights. Starting on Thursday March 23rd, we will be giving away one individual flight per day until the end of the competition. In addition to the main Sunset flight giveaway on April 1st. Make sure you post voted on the Vertical Limit Aviation page. The more you vote and post, the more chances you have to win. We will post the winners on our page. Thanks again for your help!

Hello everyone, we just posted a video for the Shotover contest.  We have a short period of time to Vote and we need you...
03/16/2017
Douglas Christian's Youtube

Hello everyone, we just posted a video for the Shotover contest. We have a short period of time to Vote and we need your help. We are picking a random person to win a city Helicopter Sunset tour, in appreciation for your help. You must vote through the link and post on the Vertical Limit Aviation wall "Voted" To be considered for the tour.
Thanks for Voting!!! facebook.com/shotovercamera
#SHOTOVERG1giveaway #changeyourgame

https://woobox.com/chfqis/gallery/JFeFUoRbwZ8

Helicopter Video in New Mexico highlighting a helicopter and the Shotover F1.

02/04/2017
The Space Between Us

Check out The Space Between Us, filmed in New Mexico. We really enjoyed working on this movie. Today is the opening day.

TFW your plane ride doesn’t go according to plan 😳 #TheSpaceBetweenUs lands in theaters February 3.

12/24/2016

Vertical Limit Aviation wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Timeline Photos
11/28/2016

Timeline Photos

11/11/2016

Vertical Limit Aviation would like to thank all our past, present, and future service men and women. Especially to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We have the utmost respect for each and every single one of you!

Opening Ceremony at the Kirtland Air Force Base Air Show.
06/04/2016

Opening Ceremony at the Kirtland Air Force Base Air Show.

Timeline Photos
05/26/2016

Timeline Photos

One of our R22 Helicopters just out of Overhaul.  Thank you to our amazing mechanic Jason Manzanares for all your hard w...
05/16/2016

One of our R22 Helicopters just out of Overhaul. Thank you to our amazing mechanic Jason Manzanares for all your hard work and keeping us all safe in the air!

Congratulations to Sgt First Class Scott Muirhead for passing his private pilot Checkride yesterday!  Way to go Scott an...
04/25/2016

Congratulations to Sgt First Class Scott Muirhead for passing his private pilot Checkride yesterday! Way to go Scott and thank you for your service!

We are very proud of one of our students Ben Lanford, who recently became a private pilot.  Ben has also been awarded th...
04/22/2016

We are very proud of one of our students Ben Lanford, who recently became a private pilot. Ben has also been awarded the 2015 Officer of the year for the Southwest Region, USFWS. Great Job Ben!

Congratulations to Zack Herrera for passing his Instrument Checkride today!  On to CFI Zack, and great job!
04/13/2016

Congratulations to Zack Herrera for passing his Instrument Checkride today! On to CFI Zack, and great job!

Congratulations to Matt Snider for passing his CFI Checkride today.  Great Job Matt!!!
04/02/2016

Congratulations to Matt Snider for passing his CFI Checkride today. Great Job Matt!!!

Gotta love the New Mexico Sky!
01/26/2016

Gotta love the New Mexico Sky!

01/01/2016

Happy New Year from Vertical Limit Aviation.

12/25/2015

Merry Christmas from all our staff at Vertical Limit Aviation. We hope you all have a wonderful day!

Congrats to Hermann for passing the Private Pilot Checkride! He worked extremely hard these past few weeks!
11/27/2015

Congrats to Hermann for passing the Private Pilot Checkride! He worked extremely hard these past few weeks!

Yesterday on November 24th, 2015 New Mexico history was made! Isaac Wilson the 2015 recipient of AOPA’s Noe-Singer Fligh...
11/25/2015

Yesterday on November 24th, 2015 New Mexico history was made! Isaac Wilson the 2015 recipient of AOPA’s Noe-Singer Flight Training Scholarship become the YOUNGEST helicopter pilot to get a Private Pilot Certificate on his 17th Birthday! Now Isaac’s story at such a young age is very rare, it is even more unique because he did both a Private Pilot and a Instrument Rating check-rides in ONE day! Congratulations young man!

Congrats Benjamin!  First solo. Also thank you for your service!
11/10/2015

Congrats Benjamin! First solo. Also thank you for your service!

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