Helinet partners with ALEA to establish the Alan Purwin Memorial Scholarship

December 02, 2016

Awarded student will receive $2,500 toward their college expense

Helinet, a diversified flight service company and leading provider of airborne surveillance solutions, announced today that they have partnered with the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) to launch the Alan Purwin Memorial Scholarship. One scholarship will be awarded annually to a qualifying high school senior. Currently, ALEA provides seventeen scholarships to recognize the academic excellence of ALEA members' children. ALEA funds twelve regional scholarships while the remaining five are funded through the generosity of corporate members. The new Purwin scholarship will be an additional opportunity for students to be recognized and rewarded. “Alan always had a heart for law enforcement, and for the well-being of others. We are grateful for the opportunity to honor Alan and keep his legacy alive in a community he was extraordinarily passionate about,” said Kathryn Purwin, CEO of Helinet. Alan Purwin co-founded West Coast Helicopters in 1987, which became Helinet Aviation in 1998, to fulfill his goal of providing the safest, most responsive and reliable helicopter services for the medical, charter, production and electronic news gathering industries. With his extensive work in the aviation community, Alan saw an increasing need for robust aerial surveillance systems to perform critical elements for public safety and national defense. It was this recognition that led to the formation of Helinet Technologies in 2007. Since Helinet Technologies was established the team has been providing solutions for a wide range of clients including the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the New York Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety and many others. These agencies have chosen Helinet Technologies not only because of the solutions offered, but also because of the support and training provided to keep them mission ready. To be eligible for the Alan Purwin Memorial Scholarship, an applicant must be the child of an ALEA member and a high school senior who has been accepted to an accredited college or university. Candidates are encouraged to complete an online application at www.alea.org or submit applications via mail to ALEA Headquarters. About Helinet Aviation Helinet Aviation Services is a diversified helicopter transportation provider located in Van Nuys, California. With nearly 30 years in business, the company has earned a highly trusted and widely respected industry-wide reputation for its exceptional pilots, unparalleled service, and an outstanding safety record. Helinet serves the following markets: VIP transportation, emergency medical services including patient and organ transport, electronic news gathering, motion picture, television and commercial production, and helicopter fleet management. Its mission is, and has always been, to be Southern California's preferred carrier for safe, responsive and reliable rotor wing transportation. For more information: http://www.helinet.com About Helinet Technologies A division of Helinet Aviation, Helinet Technologies is an international provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement, government, and public safety markets. Backed by decades of experience deploying customized surveillance and transmission systems for agencies across the globe, the firm offers a full suite of services, ranging from basic equipment sales to fully turnkey surveillance solutions. Helinet Technologies is online at: http://www.helinettechnologies.com