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Rick Rahim, Private Helicopter and Airplane Pilot

Rick Rahim is the President of BusinessVentures.com. He is also an accomplished helicopter and airplane pilot.

Rick holds the rank of Lt. Colonel; and has flown search and rescue missions for the Virginia Airborne Search and Rescue Squad, Project Lifesaver, Corrections Special Operations Groups, and several Virginia sheriff's offices over many years. He also volunteers his time flying youngsters ages 8-17 as part of EAA's Young Eagles Program. Rick formerly served as Chief of Stone Ambulance Service.

For six years straight (2007 - 2012), Rick was honored as the #1 Young Eagles pilot in the State of Virginia by the Virginia Department of Aviation. It is the stated mission of the Young Eagles Program to introduce young people to the wonders of flight in general aviation aircraft. Sadly, Rick's schedule has prevented from being as active as he would like in recent years.

In total, Rick has flown over 1,100 youngsters in the past decade.

Rick donates use of his helicopter and the necessary fuel from his own pocket so that any youngster can experience the wonders of flight at no cost to the family.

Read a recent newspaper article about Rick.

Rick's own words say it all: "As a kid, I would have done anything for a chance to ride in a helicopter. I can't tell you how good it makes me feel every time I can provide that experience to any child who wants to fly!"

We often fly very large groups of children all in one day. (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Youth Groups, etc.)

When flying larger groups, we may use more than one helicopter. We are humbled every time you volunteer your time and resources to help us.

Rick flies for Police Charity


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