Mercury Aviation, Inc. provides a broad range of helicopter services with a strong background in:

Electronic News Gathering

Mercury Aviation offers turnkey electronic news gathering services. We have served the NBC affiliate, WLBT, in Jackson, MS with a dedicated news helicopter for more than a decade with safe and reliable service. We have also worked with ABC, CBS, and FOX. Our state of the art news helicopter is a turnkey solution for providing stunning fully stabilized HD video with microwave downlink capability anywhere in our coverage area. We can respond quickly to cover major news events from hurricanes, ice storms, infrastructure disruptions such as interstate accidents or train derailments. Our rapid deployment, central location, and complete news package insures we can be first on scene to many major stories and can get the coverage you need. We provide everything needed to get the story including pilot, camera operator, reporter, and all related cameras and equipment. We have covered a number of major national news events including numerous hurricanes. We provided the first aerial images of Hurricane Katrina from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and continued to provide footage for a number of broadcast agencies from Mississippi and New Orleans for weeks after the storm.

Our state of the art Robinson R44 HD ENG helicopter not only provides turnkey breaking news coverage, it is also ideal for providing the most affordable and efficient fully stabilized HD video for commercial production, sporting events, documentaries, industrial video, environmental assessments, and construction project management. Our customers include:

Mississippi Public Broadcasting, FLW Bass Tournaments, Offshore Super Series Powerboat Racing, The Golf Channel, NBC Sports, NASA, Mississippi Department of Transportation, Entergy, The Southern Company, The Discovery Channel, Mid Continent Express Pipeline, National Geographic.

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Independence LCS 2 Video
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Clients and Partners

Our ENG helicopter includes the following equipment:
  • 5 axis gyrostabilized gimbal nose mount
  • Ikegami HDL-25 camera system
  • Canon HJ22 HD 22x lens
  • HD Laptop controller
  • 9" HD monitor and hood
  • Console mounted V.U. meter
  • Forward interior and tail mounted SD lipstick cameras
  • Digital off air t.v. tuner
  • Dual forward SD monitors
  • BMS Heli-coder II SD digital transmitter
  • Panasonic P2 HD Mobile recorder with native 1080/24p recording
  • 4 channel vertical interval switcher

Aerial Film and Video

We can custom fit a package to fit your specific needs including fully stabilized film and HD video mounts. We can help you with your next aerial project by working with you to select the appropriate mounting and camera systems to accomplish your goals and meet your budget.

We work with many of the biggest industry names in helicopter film and video systems including Tyler nose and middle mounts, Wescam fully stabilized film mounts and state of the art HD video Cineflex mounts. We can offer turnkey packages where we provide everything needed for your aerial requirements or we can provide just the helicopter and pilot if you have your own aerial package. Contact us to put together the right combination for you.

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Independence LCS 2 Video
Mississippi | Gulf Island National Seashore Demo

Aerial Photography

Our helicopters allow you to capture unique and amazing aerial images from a perspective not allowed by any other means. We can provide turnkey aerial digital stills where we provide everything needed or we can simply provide the helicopter and pilot. Contact us and let us know how we can accommodate your needs.

Utility Services

Mercury Aviation provides a wide array of utility services including:

  • Powerline and right of way inspection
  • Oil and Gas Survey and Inspection
  • Environmental Assessment and Property Inspection
  • HD stabilized video of utility infrastructure
  • Pre and Post Construction monitoring and Inspection
  • Assistance with FERC requirements

Storm and Natural Disaster Response

Operating in the Gulf South has made us experts in responding quickly and efficiently to natural disasters such as hurricanes, ice storms, and tornados. We can be pivotal in helping you with logistical and transportation support to help with your disaster response. Our roles have included post storm survey and assessment of utility right of ways and power line systems, rail systems, and oil and gas pipelines. We can also provide quick response for environmental assessments and insurance inspections and surveys. During several large gulf hurricanes we have also assisted with humanitarian aid, medical assistance and supply, and relief organization support and logistics.

Airborne Law Enforcement


We provide turnkey aerial law enforcement air support packages to law enforcement agencies. We can also assist with Tactical Flight Officer training, Pilot training and Air Support Unit consultation and support.

Through our dedicated Air Support Unit, Metro One, we serve the greater Jackson Metropolitan law enforcement agencies with a turn-key complete helicopter program. We provide aerial law enforcement services for the Sheriffs' Departments of Hinds and Madison Counties, the police departments of the cities of Jackson, Madison and Ridgeland, and The Reservoir Patrol.

FAR Part 135 Charter Operations


Mercury Aviation provides helicopter charter services throughout the southeastern U.S. Our helicopters are ideal for getting you where you need to go like no other transportation alternative.

Whether you need to transport VIP's to the New Orleans Superdome, take investors to inspect development property in Memphis, move a group of doctors to a remote clinic in the Mississippi Delta or simply need to get anywhere when time is critical and flexibility is essential, we are your provider. We can help arrange any type of aircraft charter that you require. Contact us to discuss how we can customize a charter to meet your unique needs.


Our full time maintenance staff has extensive experience in light corporate and utility helicopters. We specialize in Bell and Robinson Helicopters.



Robinson Helicopter Company Sales and Service Center

Mercury Aviation is proud to be a Robinson Sales and Service Center. Contact us for more information on the worlds best selling helicopters.



1649 Flowood Drive | Flowood, MS 39232-2526 | P: 601.939.1898 | F: 601.939.1883