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Company Profile van horn aviation The Van Horn VHA tests protoype main rotor blades in Mesa, Ariz., using a specially-equipped MD 500. Way Although it works with some of the largest companies in the helicopter industry, Van Horn Aviation has very much followed its own non-corporate way in achieving success and creating innovative product solutions. Story by Jason Colquhoun | Photos by Jason Colquhoun and Kim Rosenlof 84 Master painter David Beltran carefully preps a VHA UH-series blade for the painting process. Experienced VHA painter Gino Cota applies the final coat of paint in the company’s specially-designed paint facility, which helps ensure the highest quality finish.