Heldeberg Designs

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Heldeberg Designs
Private company
Industry Aerospace
Fate Out of business 2010
Founded 1996
Headquarters Altamont, New York, United States
Products Powered parachutes
Divisions Blue Heron Powered Parachutes
Website www.blueheronppc.com

Heldeberg Designs was an American aircraft manufacturer, headquartered in Altamont, New York. The company specialized in powered parachutes.[1][2]

Originally marketing under its own name, the company marketed its aircraft under the band name Blue Heron Powered Parachutes.[1][3]

The company ceased manufacturing the Blue Heron line of powered parachutes in 2010. By early 2013 the company website stated: "After over 17 years of serving the aviation community, Heldeberg Designs LLC is wrapping up it's [sic] operations and will no longer be manufacturing Blue Heron Powered Parachutes nor parts. We would like to thank all of our patrons and feel fortunate to have made so many friends around the world."[4]


Summary of aircraft built by Heldeberg Designs
Model name First flight Number built Type
Blue Heron Convertible powered parachute
Blue Heron Marathon powered parachute
Blue Heron Spirit 103 powered parachute


  1. ^ a b Cliche, Andre: Ultralight Aircraft Shopper's Guide 8th Edition, page D-8. Cybair Limited Publishing, 2001. ISBN 0-9680628-1-4
  2. ^ Downey, Julia: 2005 Trikes 'Chutes and Rotorcraft Directory, Kitplanes, Volume 22, Number 2, February 2005, page 50. Belvoir Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
  3. ^ Heldeberg Designs (n.d.). "Blue Heron Powered Parachutes". Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Heldeberg Designs LLC (4 March 2013). "Blue Heron". Archived from the original on March 4, 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 

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