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Meet the Rotor Pro Team

In 2009, Rotorcraft Pro Magazine, Justhelicopters.com, Justhelicopters.TV and VerticalReference.com merged forces to create a new strategic media partnership called Rotorcraft Pro Media Network (RPMN). Since then, audiences and advertisers alike have experienced unparalleled access to a broad range of media content to include print, e-news, video, audio, web, and social networking, all aimed at connecting the helicopter industry in new ways.

HISTORY - JustHelicopters.com was created in 1998 by retired helicopter pilot Bill Kellogg as a small FREE ACCESS web information center and a place to exchange ideas for people that were into helicopters. Lyn Burks took over the website in 2001. Since then, it has become the Leading Online Resource for the Helicopter Industry and has remained a FREE ACCESS site with no membership fees!


Lyn Burks, Owner / CEO / Editor-in-Chief
Lyn Burks is Editor In Chief and Co-owner of Rotorcraft Pro magazine and the Rotorcraft Pro Media Network (RPMN). For his efforts in bringing together the helicopter industry through media, Lyn Burks was the recipient of the 2012 Salute to Excellence in Communications Award from the Helicopter Association International. 

Since 2001, Lyn has also been the owner/developer of the popular Rotor Pro helicopter industry websites JustHelicopters.com and VerticalReference.com. Seeing a need in the industry for education, Lyn also produces the popular educational conference, HeliSuccess Career Development Seminar and Job Fair along with the Annual Pilot Salary Survey.

As a writer, photographer, and video producer, Lyn seeks to add dimension and new perspective to print and digital media in the helicopter industry. In addition to his editorial duties, he serves as a helicopter industry recruiter and has written several educational e-books and articles about career development in the helicopter industry.

Lyn honorably served as a US Marine from 1985 – 89. He began his aviation career in early 1991, when he was civilian trained as a helicopter pilot. He currently holds an ATP/CFII Helicopter with nearly 6,000 hours of flying experience. In 2008, he “semi-retired” from full-time employment as a corporate pilot for a Fortune 200 company flying an Agusta A109E. In addition to corporate flying, Lyn has experience in several sectors of the helicopter industry, including ENG, Charter, Utility, Instruction, and a five-year stint in EMS flying the Sikorsky S76C+. He still dabbles in contract flying opportunities and had the unique assignment of being a Sikorsky S76 instructor pilot for the Chinese Government.

Lyn resides in North Florida and works along with his wife of 34 years, Lynnette, whom he met in eighth grade. Their daughter, Lexi, received her Master's Degree from Florida State University in Law Enforcement Intelligence and is currently a Deputy Sheriff for Alachua County. Lyn’s interests include family, fishing, helicopters, and adventure travel.

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Teri Rivas - Account Executive

With Rotorcraft Pro since 2015, Teri has extensive sales and media experience, having worked for both U.S. and LatinAmerican companies, including 16 years at Carvajal S.A. Company. While there, Rivas was the sales manager for ITD Latinoamerica and the associate publisher of Metalmecanica. A graduate of Florida International University, Teri uses her bilingual language skills and vast sales experience to help our expanding number of advertising clients promote their products and services to the helicopter industry. Teri resides in South Florida with her husband of 30 years, Alex, and has two daughters, Renee and Arielle.

Contact: [email protected]