Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, H5 Charter is minutes by air from some of the world’s most exotic and scenic natural wonders, including the rolling waters of the Colorado River, the red rocks of Sedona, the burning ﬂoor of the Painted Desert and the snow-kissed plateaus of the Hopi mesas.
Our facility is conveniently located adjacent to Scottsdale Municipal Airport, just a short distance north of Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International.
Whether moving the “Hollywood Elite”, high profile clientele or a family taking flight into the adventurous Southwest, H5 will deliver you there and back safely, comfortably and in a climate controlled environment (music and snacks included).
FAA Approved Air Carrier Certificate allows H5 the opportunity to create hourly turnkey solutions for any of your aerial charter requirements, while relaxing in the luxury of H5’s Airbus AS350-B2 “SaberCat 1” helicopter.
Pilot and Crew are FAA approved with annual certified safety training. Whatever your aerial charter needs require, we’re here to serve you.
H5 Charter president, Mitch Kelldorf, is a visionary entrepreneur with a passion for both flying and the cinematic arts. Virtually obsessed with quality, Kelldorf believes that the grandest visions have the greatest potential when the most highly skilled people have access to best technology available. This is the guiding ethos of H5 Productions. He began flying fixed wing aircraft in 1988 and “graduated” to his first love, helicopters, in 1998. Kelldorf early career experience included time with the US Marine Corps Reserves, training as an actor at New York’s prestigious Lee Strasberg Institute, and working as a partner in an event design and production company. Subsequently, he received design patents for his new product inventions and established Sculptware, a leading manufacturer and supplier of “functional art” design products for the Special Events industry. In 2008 Kelldorf founded H5 Productions and introduced the “SaberCat 1” helicopter, setting a new standard for cinematic aerial platforms in the feature film-motion picture, still photography and video production industry.
Director of Operations
Director of Operations, Nelson Rood and owner Mitch Kelldorf have been working together since early 2000. First as General Manager with Mitch’s previous company for six years, Nelson started with H5 Productions in April of 2010. The business operations, scheduling and flight management of H5 is Nelson’s passion. Nelson’s duties include negotiating crew and contracts, fielding sales calls, posting video to social media, clipping video for the online library, plugging in the flight plan, maintaining and preparing the “SaberCat 1” aircraft for flight operations. Drop by to take a tour of the facility and Nelson will greet you.
An avionics package consisting of dual Garmin 420Ws, a GMX-200 MFD with Traffic, GTX-330 Digital Transponder, GDL-69A Datalink for XM weather and radio, Avidyne Traffic Advisory System, Technisonic TFM 500, C406N-HM ELT with NAV and a Radar Altimeter for holding precise altitude heights below 100 feet adds to the remarkable capabilities of the SaberCat 1 helicopter.
Other enhancements include the replacement of all factory-installed windows with Tech-Tool’s tinted windows, Integrated Flight Systems air-conditioning and a fully articulating searchlight mounted to the nose of the aircraft.
H5 provides flexible leasing options from daily, weekly and monthly terms, allowing the lessee to utilize the Aircraft any way they choose within the stipulations of H5’s lease agreement.
H5 offers a dry lease service, which means H5 (lessor) supplies only the aircraft and lessee is responsible for crew, fuel, maintenance, and insurance (hull and liability).In addition, the lessee may be required to obtain an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and provide registration for the Aircraft dependent upon lease agreement.
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