FORT WORTH, TX — From free flights to football royalty, Fort Worth-based Longhorn Helicopters continues to celebrate milestone achievements as one of the premier rotary-wing service providers in North Texas.

Longhorn Helicopters recently welcomed Dallas Cowboys legend Emmitt Smith to one of their chartered flights–catered to busy professionals seeking to avoid the DFW Metroplex’s notorious traffic. The Longhorn staff chronicled the VIP ride on Instagram, inviting locals to call them if roads are just too clogged.

This comes on the heels of one of Longhorn Helicopters’ biggest events to date, an Instagram meetup with creative photography community DTX Street on St. Patrick’s Day called “Love Is In the Air.” The completely free event featured food, music, giveaways and a number of free helicopter rides throughout the day.

“We love what we do, we do it well and we love sharing our city and our skies with people who want unforgettable experiences,” said Eli Malloy, Director of Business Development for Longhorn Helicopters.

Community outreach and chartered flights are just the beginning of what Longhorn Helicopters offers; the company also offers scenic, “doors open” flyover tours of the many landmarks in Dallas, Mid-Town and Fort Worth. See Jerryworld from the air, hover over “Funkytown” and see some of The Big D’s most iconic buildings up close.

For those burgeoning pilots seeking to fly whirlybirds of their own, Longhorn Helicopters features a helicopter flight school, providing training for a number of different aircraft, with various certifications and ratings. The company recently announced it would be adding new night vision training to its already stout menu of offerings.

“It’s a great training center with excellent instructor pilots that I will recommend to anyone at any experience level,” said Matt Mook, a recent student at the flight school.

Matt Sheridan added, “Awesome training! Five of my friends recommended this place to me; I would recommend to at least 20 others.”

Longhorn Helicopters is located at 4001 N Main St #100 in Fort Worth. They may be reached by phone at (817) 888-8047, or via email at For more information or to book services, visit their website at