Butterfly Aviation LLC grew out of the vision of Dr. Steven Ungerleider, a sports medicine doc, author and film maker who has spent over 40 years with the Olympic Committee. Still involved in his career, Ungerleider built Butterfly into a prominent helicopter company surrounding himself with experts in aviation safety, strong careers in military flying, and those who care about quality performance with clients.
We are very blessed to live in this amazing culture of wine, food, gorgeous topography and wonderful and generous people. At a time when folks are struggling everywhere; we have our own unique set of problems in Sonoma with fires, floods, housing, and assisting people with health care. Why is this important to a helicopter company that wants to brand their ID, sell flights to affluent travelers and people who come to spend resources in the wine country?
Part of our mission statement is to give back. A portion of our proceeds for each ride go back to the community; we support more than 11 charities including: The Police Rescue Operation, Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County, Corazon, and more. We believe this is part of being a responsible member of this community.