New Enstrom Owner Logs Yeoman ‘Booth Time’ During AirVenture


Asked if the new company owner Chuck Surack was around, an Enstrom employee at the company’s AirVenture booth said, “He’s been here every day.” Surack, a helicopter pilot and Enstrom owner, was enthusiastic about acquiring the company when he met with AVweb for a recent telephone podcast. He agreed to a short (he’s busy) on-camera interview in front of a Rolls-Royce turboshaft-powered Enstrom 480B.

Mark Phelps
Mark Phelps is a senior editor at AVweb. He is an instrument rated private pilot and former owner of a Grumman American AA1B and a V-tail Bonanza.


  1. As an Enstrom helicoper owner, I stopped at the booth. When they found I was an owner of an old Enstrom, they were glad to see me–and loaded me down with information about parts availability (excellent) and mods.

    Glad to see the ownership continue to reside in the U.S.!