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Cannon Aviation Group is the first helicopter sales company in the world with its own dedicated blog! We hope you enjoy keeping up with the exciting things going on here. For more interesting info about what makes Cannon Aviation special, be sure to check out our Quick Facts too! 
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Dog Days of Summer - August 26, 2008

It has been a long hot summer here in Texas, and a busy one for the Cannon Team! We have been rocking and rolling here, closing on helicopters since June 1st, with another one about to close this week!

So far this summer we have found great new homes for a Bell 206L3 in Argentina, a brand new Bell 206B3 in the UK, A Eurocopter EC120B in the States, and .

If you are thinking of selling your helicopter, let us know. We're on a roll and would love to put our team to work for you next!

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A New Home for Cannon Aviation - 505 Terminal Drive!
June 5, 2008

We just moved into our fabulous new offices and hangar space next door to the Terminal at the Georgetown Municipal Airport. Be sure to drop by and say hello if you are in the area. We'll treat you to the grand tour, or you can just have a seat in our lobby and watch the planes take off on the runway! I may be biased, but I am pretty sure we now have the best view at the airport.

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The Loss of our Friend Larry Hagerman -
How you can help his family - April 16, 2007


As many of you know our dear friend Larry Hagerman, owner of Aircraft Certification Services in Taylor, Texas, lost his life in a tragic accident on Thursday April 10.

Many of you have asked what you can do for Larry's Children, so we wanted to share the following message that Brad Benne sent to us this morning:

"I have received many e-mails asking what/how/where can help be provided.  Following are two ways to help:

Gift Cards

Gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target, HEB, & local restaurants.  These gift cards will be invaluable for months to come.  (Please contact Christy for information about sending these cards to the family. 512-868-0007 or info@rotorsales.com)

Donations +

Donations can be made to either the First Baptist Church Pflugerville-Building Fund, or the Hagerman Children Trust. 

Larry & Denetta were very active members in the Church and gave significantly of their time, money, and talents to the Church.  It was their wish to see the Church grow through your gifts.

Donations for either can be sent directly to the Church.  Make the check payable to First Baptist Church Pflugerville with a note in the memo section as to how the funds are to be used (‘Building Fund-Hagerman' or ‘Hagerman Children').  Checks can be mailed directly to the Church at:

First Baptist Church Pflugerville
306 S 10 th St
Pflugerville , TX 78660
(512) 251-3052
www.fbcpville.org "

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hagerman children and family. Larry was a dear friend and we will miss him greatly.

Please contactl Christy with any questions at 512-868-0007 or by email at info@rotorsales.com
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Another Industry First for Cannon Aviation! May 2008

We're excited to announce that the second of two new 119's just left for its new home in Kazahkstan. This will be the first ever Agusta Koala in Kazahkstan! The first one went to South Africa.



In other Agusta news, we currently have a new Agusta AW139 and a 1990 Agusta 109C. Please contact Deakon Carson for more information. Both helicopters are Immediately available!

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Deakon Carson in the News! - October 23rd, 2007



The new air control tower at the Georgetown Municipal Airport (home of Cannon Aviation Group) was dedicated this morning. Our very own Deakon Carson was interviewed for our local ABC affiliate, KVUE 24 news. Deakon was chosen out of all of the airport and city officials present- not even the Mayor was interviewed! It's just further proof that when you need an aviation expert you need someone from Cannon to answer your questions! Click on the highlighted text to see the video of the Georgetown Tower Dedication.

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Rotorsales Book Club Pick - October 10th, 2007

Just consider us the Oprah of the helicopter world - we'll tell you what we're reading so you can read it too! The awesome marketing department over at Randomhouse Publishing just sent us all copies of "The God Machine- From Boomerangs to Black Hawks: The Story of the Helicopter" by James R. Chiles. Publishers Weekly calls it "An engaging blend of pop science and pop culture.... Chiles explores the helicopter's role in history and culture, from its visionary beginnings ... to its heroic age during the Vietnam war, to its present workaday role lifting and hauling, monitoring traffic and car chases, saving victims of flood waters and skyscraper infernos.... [A] sprightly history."

We will have our own book reviews ready to turn in before mid-terms begin, but in the mean time you can pick up your own copy on October 30th. For more info visit Randomhouse's site devoted to the book here!

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Rotorsales Blog named one of the top 100 Luxury blogs!
October 3rd, 2007

Check out the article here!

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Agusta 119 Koala for Sale!
September 19, 2007

On the heels of the new Koala we sold in late 2006, we have an upcoming new 2007 Agusta Koala delivery position available. Contact Deakon for more info, and check out the spec sheet here. You still have time to pick your paint and interior colors!

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Our Favorite Heli- 2000 EC120B Now Available
September 11, 2007

One of Cannon Aviation's favorite helicopters is the Eurocopter EC120B. We love them so much that we find every excuse we can to go out flying when we have one in the hangar. The other day we took this 2000 model out to fly over the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" house- everyone needs to see that from the air don't they? This awesome helicopter is immediately available, even though we'll hate to see it go. Look at the spec sheet here, and email us if you'd like any additional info.

By the way, we didn't see anything spooky going on at the "Chainsaw" house. It looked just like any other house in a Texas corn field as you can see below.

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Cannon's "New Guy"!
August 1, 2007


Cannon Aviation Group just added a new member to the team! Helicopter pilot David Seaton joined our team in August as our helicopter acquisitions "guy." Check out his bio on the "Contact Us" section for more about David!

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Heliexpo 2008- We'll be there, will you?

We're already well into our planning stage for Heliexpo 2008. The upcoming show will be in our home state of Texas, and we can't wait to see "y'all" in February! We've booked our space and our rooms, now we're making plans for our biggest and best show yet! Watch this space for more info- and be sure to register early yourself. Hotel space is already selling out. Visit www.heliexpo.com to register for the show and for housing info. See you in Houston!

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The Stork Visits Cannon Aviation Group - Twice!

We are happy to announce two new arrivals to our Cannon team members!

Jose Hernandez and his wife welcomed their second child, a beautiful baby boy named Jose in April.

Then in June Deakon Carson and his wife had their first baby- an adorable boy named Evan!



Be sure to congratulate both of the proud new fathers the next time you talk to them!

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Cannon Delivers 1st Dual Hydraulic AS350B3 in the United States

Cannon Aviation Group delivered the first dual hydraulic AS350B3 available in the United States to one of our loyal repeat customers. This is the third brand new Eurocopter we have delivered to our clients this year. We completed a new AS350B2 for another of our repeat clients this spring, and completed an EC120B for a first time customer as well. Contact us for information on how we can help you purchase a brand new Bell, Eurocopter or Agusta!

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Cannon Exhibits at Heliexpo 2007- Static Booth #37
March 5, 2007

The entire Cannon Team travelled to Orlando for the 2007 Heliexpo Convention! Thank you to everyone who stopped by to see our beautiful EC120B.

We're also looking for new inventory. Let us know if the show inspired you to upgrade to a different model. We'll buy yours and help you find your new one!

Heliexpo 2008 will be in Houston in our home state of Texas. We look forward to seeing you there.



Our booth was one of the most popular in the Static Area! It was often standing room only- thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello!



Eurocopter AS350B on display at Heliexpo by Cannon Aviation Group, This aircraft is currently for sale- contact Scott at 512-868-0007 for more details!

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Brand New Eurocopter AS350B2 Sold to Brazil!
February 26, 2007



We just exported this brand new Eurocopter AS350B2 to Brazil. Do you have a new aircraft delivery position you are interested in selling? Let us know! We will buy your aircraft and take delivery of it for you. Contact Scott or Deakon for more info.

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Georgetown Airport's New Control Tower -
Progress Report
November 22, 2006


We're very excited that the Georgetown Municpal Airport will soon have its own control tower. The new tower will be located directly next door to Cannon Aviation Group's office! Today they finished putting up the last of the walls, and placed the large "cab" on the top of the tower. We hopped in the EC120B and took these "exclusive" photos of the progress!

 

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New Agusta 119 Koala SOLD!
November 16, 2006


Today we closed on the new 2006 Agusta 119 we had for sale. However, we are now working with several more exciting Agustas! Contact us to find out what we have to offer.

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New Agusta 119 Koala ready for Immediate Delivery!
September 15, 2006


Cannon Aviation Group is thrilled to have the exclusive on this brand new Koala! This Koala is located in the United States and ready for immediate delivery. It has deluxe corporate equipment, factory warranty, a pilot transition course, and more.

Buy this brand new Koala for less than some older used 407's on the market. The Koala is faster than the Bell 407, has more seating room & better range too.

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Cannon Aviation Group Commemorates 9-11
September 11, 2006

In commemoration of the Americans lost on September 11th, Cannon Aviation Group, Inc. joined thousands of other Americans by doing a good deed. Our office made a donation to the Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center, and took Care Bears and other toys for the center to share with abused children. We would like to encourage you to do a good deed as well. Just pledge to do something great below, then go out and do it!

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Heliexpo 2006 – Dallas, Texas February 25-28th
March 1, 2006

Hello to all of our friends, new and old, which we just saw at the 2006 Heliexpo Convention in Dallas, Texas! We had a great time at the show, and enjoyed seeing all of you.

We had this gorgeous Bell 206B3 on display in the static area this year. It's one we refurbished in 2004, and it looks better than a brand new one. Even better, it's now for sale! Be sure to call Scott for more details. It's located here in the United States, and is one you'll definitely want to consider. Check out a spec sheet for it here: Bell 206B3

We're already making plans for Heliexpo 2007, and so should you! We hope to see you in Orlando next year.

The Cannon Team at Heli-Expo 2006 in Dallas, TX

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Bell 407 Imported from Turkey

As a part of our new blog, we've decided to keep you updated on all of the exciting things happening here at the office. Take a look at this awesome Bell 407 we just imported from Turkey:

Bell 407 Imported by Cannon Aviation from Turkey

We helped our client in Utah purchase this aircraft in Turkey, and made all of the arrangements for its disassembly and shipment from Istanbul. It made it's way across the Atlantic, and arrived here in beautiful condition. We also handled the export from Turkey, and the import into the USA. Now it's being configured for EMS work in Seattle before going to it's new home in Utah. We almost hate to see the new interior go in, because the corporate interior was perfect.

This is the second Bell 407 we've sold in the last 9 months. We imported the other one from Switzerland, and sold it to Bell helicopter. Here's a photo of it playing in the snow before it came to the United States last fall:

We're working with some other great 407's right now, so let us know if you're looking for one, or if you have one to sell. Either way, I think we can help you out!

 

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Your Dream Machine

One of the things we love best about this business is helping our clients customize helicopters. It's very satisfying work for us when we have helped you find a sound aircraft, then help you turn it into your “Dream machine.” This 1986 AS350BA just came out of the paint shop today. We like to think of it as “Extreme Makeover: Helicopter Edition”:

Eurocopter AS350B refurbished by Cannon Aviation

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Cannon Aviation to take delivery of the first Dual Hydraulic AS350B3 in the United States

We've got exciting news about the Eurocopter AS350B3 for 2007! Eurocopter has announced plans to begin producing and selling a dual hydraulic system AS350B3 here in the States. We've just placed our deposit on the very first to be delivered in the United States! Call Scott for the details, and we'll help you be the first kid on the block to own one. Available in April 2007.

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