We take pride in our relationships with our customers.  Word of mouth is what helps us continue doing what we love.  For over 30 years we have taken great pride in helping others with their Robinson Helicopters across Canada and Internationally.

Buying a helicopter is very expensive and you should check with others.  Please feel free to contact us to get contact information from some of our customers who have already purchased a Robinson. They would love to talk to you about their experiences with Robinson aircraft and us as a dealer.  You will find most owners of helicopters are very open and willing to share their experiences both good and bad.  This is an indispensable way to see if the Robinson helicopter is even close to what we talk it up to be.

If your looking to buy a helicopter, Luke Yanik, with Aerial Recon has been great!!  I contacted him on a R-44 he had for sale. After the conversation, the one I called for didn’t really fit what I was after so he mentioned another rig he knew of that was coming up for sale. He was very quick and helpful... View Article

Jason Tucker

I am thinking back over the last several weeks. My quest to upgrade from a piston Robinson to the turbine R66 started months ago.  I had looked at 20 plus used R66’s in detail over that time.  I had interacted with almost that many brokers.  The results had been frustrating, and with my inability to leave my area to personally... View Article

Randy Tillman

Great River Helicopters, LLC

Natchez, Ms.

Luke has become our go-to guy for my serial helicopter addiction! He’s just handled a second R44 sale for us with the same professional care and attention throughout the process, from questions and pricing and listing right through to the final paperwork. All with a genuinely attentive concern for everyone’s best interests and experience. We really value his expertise and... View Article

Norm Behan

I purchased a beautiful new R66 from Luke at Aerial Recon this spring.  I can’t begin to express just how easy Luke made the experience.  From all of the pre-planning details to the ferry flight home and the endorsement training, it was a pleasure. Luke looked after all of the import details and made sure that the ship was exactly... View Article

Jon Bagley

President | Westman Aerial Spraying Ltd

Luke and the folks at Aerial Recon were great to work with in buying my R44. Very straightforward honest people, which made the transaction pleasant from start to finish. I certainly plan to purchase my second helicopter from Aerial Recon. A big Thank You to Luke Yanik

Tony Chambers

I bought a new Robinson R66 in November 2017.  It was a good experience to work with Luke Yanik and Aerial Recon Ltd.  He was able to exceed my expectations and keep his promises. I’ve bought and sold a lot of aircraft in my lifetime.  Hundreds of aircraft.  For me to see how Luke handled everything from a to z... View Article

Frank Kelner

CEO and president Northstar Air

I would like to thank Luke Yanik for his expert and courteous handling of the sale of my R44 Raven II.  Within a few weeks he had connected us with the buyer, who then made an offer to purchase, and the whole thing was completed within a few weeks of getting it listed.  All the paperwork was handled professionally, and... View Article

Norm Behan

Comox BC

On behalf of Robinson Helicopter Company, Inc. we offer our sincerest gratitude to Aerial Recon Ltd. for their tremendous efforts and assistance in completing the R66 Turbine snow certification in Canada. Robinson began working(cold weather testing) with Aerial Recon…in January of 2011. On Friday, November 13, 2015, after newarly 5 years of waiting, false starts and searching for the correct... View Article

Kurt Robinson-Snow Testing

President, Robinson Helicopter Company

These guys are fantastic !!!!! I just finished purchasing my second R44 Raven II from them in the last two years and they sold my last R44. Great experience throughout all the steps in both buying and selling. You are extremely knowledgeable and detail orientated. If anyone is looking for personal, one on one, aviation expertise, Aerial Recon should be at the... View Article

Allan Fertig

It was a great experience flying my new R66 back from the factory with you.  It was a tremendous opportunity to hone my skills as a commercial pilot to fly with someone like yourself, with so much experience. Although this was the second ship I have purchased new from Aerial Recon, it was the first time I was able to... View Article

Brad Clarke

“Aerial Recon represented Sunwapta Holdings Corp. in the recent sale of our R-44 Raven II.    Throughout the sale process I was provided with knowledgeable  and honest suggestions aimed at concluding the sale.   We would use their services again and have no hesitation in recommending  them to anyone wishing acquire/divest their interest in a Robinson helicopter(s).”  

Christopher Cairns

President Sunwapta Holdings Corp. 

“I just wanted to thank Aerial Recon Ltd. for everything you did for me during the purchase of my R44. You went above and beyond from the time we started negotiating the deal and only got more generous with your time in helping get the aircraft across the border and delivered to me in the states. I honestly couldn’t have asked... View Article

Todd Lyons

New York

“Aerial recon and the people behind it are just one of those amazingly integral and great companies that you wish you could deal with everyday and certainly look forward to referring people to!”  

Craig Kirker

“I was looking to sell my R44 Raven II so I called a friend who had recently sold his through Aerial Recon and asked him how they were to deal with. His one word answer was: “Excellent”.  I called them up and asked them to represent my helicopter and he immediately set up and distributed advertisements.  I appreciated his read on... View Article

Claude Boutin

“I just wanted to pass on a huge Thank you to Aerial Recon for everything you did on the purchase of my new R66.   You guys made the process very easy and painless for me again.  Knowing that this was my second ship that I purchased from you guys I was very confident that you would take care of everything for... View Article

Dean Kato

“I really appreciated your professionalism and your attention to the details in order to facilitate the sale of the helicopter.  I’m pleased that you were able to navigate the process and make it as simple and smooth as possible for us. We appreciate your efforts and it was a pleasure to do business with you..”  

David M. Calyniuk, CPA, CA

“I had an opportunity to work with Aerial Recon on the purchase of our used 2009 R44. We looked at and considered a few ships with them over a 6 month period and then purchased our ship in April 2016. In our case, Eric handed off the purchase transaction to Luke very early on in the process. I was very... View Article

Dan Guenette

I am the proud owner of a new R44 Clipper II helicopter I purchased in July/05 through Mr. Eric Gould.  The R44 Clipper has not only met but surpassed all my expectations – I really love it.  Since I picked it up in July/05 I have flown it from California to Digby, Nova Scotia, then to Northern Laborador, and this... View Article

Calvin Sproule

Digby, Nova Scotia

The R44 has been working great for us. The reliability is not an issue there has not been a problem yet. Dealing with you and your staff has been a pleasure and every question we had you or someone from your staff has been able to answer. We are looking forward to the company training this fall.  

Mike Persoage

President Prairie Helicopters


It’s now been just over a year since we purchased the R22 Beta (C-FRAD) from you. We have been very pleased with the ship. Early on, the occasional time that we called Whitecourt with a question, we were received and helped very courteously. Much appreciated. Although I have had some prior experience in purchasing a couple of de Havilland Twin Otters from Transport Canada, Greg and... View Article

Lambert Hulzingh

Pres. Muskoka Helicopter Services Inc. Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (CNB9)

Oro Station, ON

It was a pleasure to fly my new Raven II s/n 10995 home to Canada from California . You said the improvement over my old R44 s/n 006 would be noticed and the improvement in power and performance a pleasure to fly and you were correct. I can still remember the first flight in Whitecourt we took and after landing... View Article

K.R. Millar

Millar Western Forest Products

Alberta, Canada

Thank you Eric, I just returned from a meeting with my accountant at Edmonton International airport. It only took me 50 minutes to get there. I had so much time left by the end of the meeting that I landed in Lacombe and took my mom and dad for their first heli ride and then I bought them lunch. What... View Article

Greg Martineau

Eric helped me immeasurably in making my decision to buy an R44 – in my case the Raven II to facilitate mountain operations. We were looking for an affordable and reliable (primarily) two person ship with enough room and payload for camping gear so we could explore the western mountains. His long experience in the industry helped convince me that... View Article

Paul Lesson

British Columbia

I was very impressed with you and your staff regarding the import of my helicopter, and my training to fly it. In fact, the unit was ready two weeks before it was promised, even though I changed a few items at the last minute. The trip from the factory back to Burlington was very good and THE PERFORMANCE OF THE RAVEN... View Article

Tony K


It has been an absolute pleasure working with Eric Gould of Aerial Recon Ltd. in the purchase of three Raven II ‘s. The process was seamless and all my expectations were either met or exceeded. Even though Robinson helicopters tend to sell themself, it is essential that the dealer have integrity, experience and personality-Eric has all of these qualities. Whether for... View Article

Jeff Rocher

President, Boeing 737 pilot, JR Investments Ltd.


When in the course of my travels, people ask “Who do you know that does (whatever you can think of in an R22/R44) AND does it both safely and profitably?” I unhesitatingly answer Aerial Recon.  Your Organization has become the standard to which I compare everyone else. I appreciate receiving your brochure. It is impressive. So much so, as a... View Article

Patrick Cox

Robinson Helicopter Company

I recently updated to a Raven R44 II, and would recommend this as a purchase option for any recreational pilot. I previously owned a R44 Astro, and after a long deliberation on whether or not to upgrade, I finally called Eric Gould. Eric made the whole process very painless and easy, and I will definitely be calling him again for... View Article

Wayne Pidhirney

Hello Eric, I would like to Thank you and John for allowing me to come along to Torrance California to pick up my new Robinson R44 helicopter. I enjoyed the tour of the Robinson Factory and meeting Kurt Robinson. The cross country trip home over the different states and landscapes was a memorable experience. The over night stops and the... View Article

Stephen Truscott

Truscott’s Contracting Ltd.

I have bought two r44’s from Eric all ready. He is a man of integrity and service. He is one that will go to bat for the customer and do what’s right. I have nothing but praise for this company. I would never even think of buying any where else.  

Peter Teichroeb

Eric, Well I am now officially a Helicopter pilot and at 54 years old I am pretty proud of myself. I wanted to let you know how happy I am that I went ahead and purchased my ship early in the game so that I could take my license on it. It is very exhilarating every time I climb into... View Article

Greg Martineau

Hi Eric, I wanted to thank you for all your help and guidance with my recent R44 Raven II purchase. I am extremely pleased with the aircraft and I am very grateful for everything you did and for answering my endless questions. When researching this purchase your name kept coming up over and over. My business is built on my reputation.... View Article

Neil Embleton

Helivet Mobile Orthopedic Surgical Services

The skies cleared miraculously yesterday and I just had to get out and about. The caretakers at the lodge were out skiing on one of the local mountains and took this while I was over their way to say hello. Also did some nice winter landings in various alpine locations and had a generally WOW day. Have a great one... View Article

Paul Lesson

Moonraker Management

I have flown many Piston Helicopters in my career and nothingcompares to the reliability and high safety rating of an R 44 or R 22 helicopter. My business Helicopters Canada flight training school, operates R 22’s and R 44’s. We recently purchased machines from Eric Gould at Aerial Recon. Eric was very helpful accommodating us with our new equipment, both service... View Article

Jeff Sullivan

Helicopters Canada (Flight Training School)


We hope Eric is back from the Great White North with the R66 winter testing…Wes and I were thinking of him @ HAI in Orlando… waterskiing, golf and of course lots of chopper stuff… Wes and I got our picture taken with Frank Robinson… that was very special… he is a great guy… he spoke very highly of Eric and the... View Article

Vernon Zelent

Chief Pilot, ERH Edmonton Regional Helicopters


Being a ‘junior’ in the world of aviation, I quickly realised that Eric Gould had a reputation throughout the heli-industry in Northern Alberta. As I grew to know him, I respected his opinion due to what he had accomplished in his lifetime and due to the success of the company he had built. I worked towards the purchase of my aircraft... View Article

Jared Cianfagna

Lead Oilfield Consultant & President, Remote Energy Consulting Ltd.

After meeting you all in January 2013 via the purchase of an R44 II, I always look forward to talking with you guys and wanted to thank you for taking the time out of your weekend to introduce me to the R66 at Aerial Recon.  I’ve flown several R44’s commercially and corporately, and I’m excited for the R66 to gain... View Article

Cam Doull

Pilot & Flight Operations

“I would like to thank you both for all your help with the recent purchase of my R44 Raven II. You both went above and beyond in making the experience a great one. I sincerely appreciate the honesty, integrity, and customer service that Aerial Recon provides to their customers. I look forward to working with you again when the time comes to... View Article

Allan Tomke