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January 30, 2023, 4:23 PM

Enstrom Flies First New-production Helo Since Reopening

Enstrom flies its first new production helicopter since reopening in May 2022, a 480B.

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Jan 30, 2023 - 4:23 PM
Enstrom flies its first new production helicopter since reopening in May 2022, a 480B.
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