Posted on: 8 June 2015
When you think of a helicopter tour company, you probably imagine a scenic aerial journey across skyscrapers and beachfronts. But the truth is that a helicopter tour company can offer you more than just a nice 30-minute ride across the city. So if you're thinking about contracting with one of these companies for the first time, here are some of the other services they can offer you:
Corporate Charter Flights -- If you're an executive of a business, you can hire a helicopter tour company to charter a flight to take you from one meeting place to another. You can also arrange to have important clients met at the airport to be flown to a meeting spot of your choosing.
Corporate charters offer you comfort, privacy and the knowledge that you or your important clients will not be late for a meeting due to traffic congestion. You can also charter a helicopter to build team morale, or as a reward to your employees for a job well done.
Aerial Photography -- If you're an amateur or professional photographer, you can hire a helicopter tour company to fly you over a city so that you can take aerial photos. Helicopters that are used for aerial photography are customized to meet your needs.
For example, if you want to take hand-held stills, there are helicopters available without doors so that you can get a more unobstructed view of your subject. There are also helicopters in which you can mount your camera into the nose of the chopper for stable, high-def images that don't require you to keep your hands still.
Aerial Survey -- Land surveyors, pipeline drillers, real estate professional and property developers can all benefit by hiring a helicopter tour company for aerial surveillance. Many helicopter tour companies are employed by the private companies to inspect power lines throughout different cities, as well as for aerial surveillance of gas pipelines, and remote tracts of unimproved land.
Flight Training -- Companies that offer helicopter tours also offer flight training for novices who want to accumulate flight hours for their helicopter pilot licence. Many of them have their own flight training schools or are affiliated with a flight training school that can offer you hourly flight training for a commercial licence, or for a private license. Most training includes the final flight test, the licence fee, all operational documents and a flight theory training kit, all of which is added to the cost of the hourly flight training sessions.Share