An Elevated Company
Welk Aviation is the culmination of its founders vision to deliver the full range of helicopter aviation services at the highest level. For decades, we’ve been known for unparalleled service in electronic news gathering (ENG) and aerial film production, and this success has served as the inspiration to go above and beyond these offerings. As a combined operation, we now utilize our helicopter expertise to provide power line and utility services, run a pilot training school, and manage a tour and charter company. At Welk Aviation, we can handle every helicopter need that exists, to the highest standards in the industry.
Given the nature of our business, at Welk Aviation there is simply nothing more important than safety – of our operators, our clients and the public – and whatever service we are called upon to deliver, we are exhaustive in our safety approach. Hand-in-hand with this mindset is the assurance of a superior level of professionalism — a characteristic of Welk Aviation that is instilled in every staff member, across every facet of our company. With Welk Aviation, your experience is always one of comfort and confidence.
The Welk Aviation Team
The quality of our personnel sets us apart from other helicopter operators in the industry, and it is this quality that fosters superior safety – always our primary concern. Our pilots bring thousands of flight hours and years of experience to ensure our clients’ safety.
Because Welk Aviation hires from within various aviation professions – including law enforcement, military, fire fighting and motion picture production – we have an impressive lineup of elite pilots. The skills of our pilots are as diverse as our services. Not only do we employ pilots with a tremendous ability to work in live television/news production, motion picture and video production, we also have on our roster seasoned pilots who demonstrate excellence in flying aircraft for critical construction, utility and heavy lifting needs.
The Management Team
Lawrence Welk III – President
Larry has received two Emmy nominations, one Emmy award, a national Sports Emmy award, two commendations from the City of Los Angeles, recognition from the National Broadcast Pilots Association and the Greater Los Angeles Press Club, and many accolades from other media and aviation organizations. He’s assembled the best staff and management team in the industry, and his business philosophy has always been to support both clients and employees with the highest level of care and attention.