A helicopter charter is a common activity offered in most tourist areas. It gives vacationers a different way of seeing the area they are touring. Whether it be a city at night or beaches and volcanos by day, a helicopter ride will give you a different and unique view.
How to Find a Helicopter Charter
When vacationing in a region you should look online to see if there is a helicopter charter in the area. Most tourist spots have at least one helicopter charter. They may offer day and night flights with different areas of interest. For example, in Hawaii the helicopter charter may offer a ride over a volcano and the mountains while another may offer beach and waterfall views.
City helicopter rides can show you areas that you may not be familiar with or give you a different vantage point of familiar sites. Inquire about the various rides they offer to see which one fits with what you and your guests want to see. Make your reservation early as helicopters can only hold a few people and they may book up fast.
Before you take a helicopter charter you may be asked to fill out a form and listen to safety precautions. The safety precautions are in place to keep you secure on the aircraft. You will be informed of keeping your seat belt fastened at all times and keeping arms and legs inside the aircraft. You may be asked to sign a form stating you will abide by these rules. Helicopter charters take safety seriously as they want their customers to enjoy the ride and not feel that at anytime they are unsafe. Each helicopter pilot has his or her license and is well trained on using this type of aircraft.
Other Types of Helicopter Charters
Helicopter charters are also used to transport individuals from one place to another. For instance, if a person needs to get from one city to a nearby city quickly, they may hire a helicopter charter. This allows the person to get to their destination fast without the cost of a private jet or sitting in traffic on the highway. Normally these charter flights land on top of buildings, a landing pad, or in an open area. The customer will have to pay for the fuel, the use of the helicopter, and the pilot. This type of charter is not cheap, but it is helpful for companies that need to get an associate to a certain destination quickly, usually if it is under two hours travel time.
Advantages of Helicopter Charters
Aside from being less expensive than a small private plane, another advantage to using a helicopter charter is that you do not need a runway in order to land. A helicopter can land in most areas as long as there is a flat piece of ground. While helicopters can’t land in a city street, they can land on roof tops. They can also land in remote areas for quick picture taking during a helicopter tour. A helicopter offers better views from the aircraft than a jet or small airplane. In a plane you only have a tiny window to look out of where as with a helicopter you can view so much more of the scenery. Picture taking is much easier from a helicopter than trying to get a good shot from an airplane window. Helicopter charters offer guests a unique way of seeing an area or providing fast transportation to one place to another without delays of trying to get to an airport and waiting for a free runway.