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Headquartered on the Western Slope of Colorado, MBR provides services across the Western United States.









2940 Sleeping Bear Rd.
Montrose, CO 81401




Our Expertise

We are a helicopter services company based on the Western Slope of Colorado. We are dedicated to having the most professional and highly skilled team to accomplish any mission no matter the elevation or location.

Our work experience consists of:

  • Type III wildfire support in both call when needed and exclusive use,
  • Rockfall mitigation
  • Power pole sets
  • Film
  • Aircraft wreckage removal
  • Communication site support
  • Avalanche mitigation
  • Mine closures
  • Precision lifts
  • Charter flights
  • Heliskiing

This requires us to employ only the most skilled pilots that have experience in precision long line, mountainous terrain, and high altitude flying.

Our Director of operations, Dustin Garvey has been in the industry for over 14 years working with multiple 135 operators bringing a variety of different expertise to our company. Our Chief Pilot John Whedon has been our Chief Pilot for over five years, He has trained our talented team of pilots to meet the requirements of our specialized missions and he has ample high altitude experience. Our Director of Maintenance, Les Chatham has been our Director of Maintenance for over seven years. He has had an excellent career within the aviation industry; he has completed all of our aircraft modifications in house, he is truly a master of his craft. All of our personnel ensure the safest operation possible through impeccable practices and thorough training. 

As a company, we are dedicated to investing in training to help our team be the best and most up to date they can be.

Our Fleet

Mountain Blade Runner operates the Kaman K-Max 1200, Airbus AS350B3e and Enstrom 480B aircraft. 

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 The K-MAX 1200 aerial truck helicopter is used globally to perform repetitive external lifting operations, including fighting wildfires, search and rescue, disaster relief, logging, and ski lift placement. It is built to withstand harsh conditions, maintaining power and performance at high altitudes.

Lift Capacity:

Sea Level 6,000 lb

5,000 feet 5,663 lb

10,000 feet 5,163 lb

15,000 feet 4,313 lb



The powerful AS350B3e is reliable, comfortable, safe and cost-effective. With its lifting power capacity, endurance and maneuverability, the AS350B3e is always up for the most rigorous hot and high missions and sling work (external load capability is 3,086 lbs). The AS350B3e Is equipped with takeoff power of 847 shp.

The AS350B3e cockpit, with its dual LCD-screen Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD), allows the pilot to check at a glance the main vehicle and engine parameters thus reducing his workload and enhancing safety.

The aircraft can be quickly and easily reconfigured for all types of missions, from utility and heavy load transportation to medical evacuation, Search and Rescue, law enforcement and passenger transportation, It is also great platform for aerial filming.

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Airbus AS350B3e

Mountain Blade Runner features the Airbus AS350B3e helicopter. The AS350B3e outclass all other single engine helicopters for performance, versatility, safety, and competitive acquisition. It excels in hot conditions and very high altitudes. The AS350B3e is powered with a new Safran Arriel 2D engine including a new generation dual digital engine control system (FADEC), backed up with one independent control system for automatic start-up sequences and care-free engine handling. It is also equipped with a Dual hydraulic system as an additional safety feature.


Max ceiling - 23,000 ft,

maximum cargo swing load - 3086 lbs,

take off power 847 shp - 30 mins,

max speed -155 kts   


Enstrom 480B

Enstrom Helicopters have made their unique mark all over the world–offering safety, value and reliability, that includes speed and agility for pipe line and power line patrol, wildlife survey, and

The Enstrom 480B is equipped with a Turbine Rolls-Royce 250-C20W that produces 420 shp with a useful load of 1,180 Lbs. At 3,000 ft MSL our  maximum range it can travel is 360 nautical miles with 4.5 hours flight time.



Gross Weight 3,000 lbs. 

Empty Weight (Std. Equip.) 1,820 lbs.

Useful Load 1,180 lbs. Never Exceed Speed 125 kts

Service Ceiling 13,000 ft.


Rolls-Royce 250-C20W Turbine

Power Available 420 shp 313 kw


Maximum Range @ 3,000 ft. 370 NM

Maximum Endurance @ 3,000 ft. 4.7 hrs.



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Avalanche Mitigation

Game Counts

Fire Fighting

External Load

Search & Rescue

Heli Skiing

Aerial Filming & Photography

Charter & Tours

Powerline patrol

Pipeline Patrol

Geophysical Survey



Notable Clients include

  • Department of the Interior - Bureau of Land Management
  • Department of Agriculture - Forest Service
  • Telluride Helitrax
  • MSP Films
  • Xcel Energy
  • Williams
  • Colorado Department of Transportation
  • Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc