Penn-Tex Helicopters Inc

  • 10410 East Hwy 90
  • Jeanerette, LA USA 70544
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This year 2011, marks our 33 consecutive year of commercial aircraft operations! Ken Squires 
was the first individual in Louisiana to establish, maintain and prove the concept of 
stand-alone helicopter crop operations in Louisiana to be viable enough that such an 
operation could financially sustain itself.  Ken is the first to admit that it was not easy, but he 
believed in the concept of higher quality crop work for farmers possible with helicopters and he 
stuck with it, through thick and thin, feast and famine.

Now there are approximately 6 helicopter crop-duster operations in Louisiana, some are 
ex-student pilots taught by Ken Squires himself.

Ken believes so strongly in the concept of crop-work by helicopter that he has assisted many 
airplane crop-duster pilots and owner operators thereof with custom training courses to 
convert to helicopters.

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Penn-Tex has extraordinary aircraft maintenance, overhaul, and alteration capability at its 
Jeanerette facility. One of the major foundations of the Penn-Tex 20 year survival is directly 
attributed to these unique repair capabilities. Our tooling and testing capabilities are 
matched only by much larger aircraft organizations.

The President of Penn-Tex, Ken Squires is a general aviation industry veteran. Ken is 57 
years old and holds 10 FAA licenses and ratings and has accumulated 19,000 flying hours. 
Ken is flight instructor rated in both airplanes and helicopters and holds the Airframe and 
Powerplant mechanic license with the Inspection Authorization.

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