Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs from our students and guests

Helicopter Tours

Helicopter Tours

Do you have group or customized tours?

We do provide custom tours and are willing to accommodate most requests, and we are more than happy to accommodate large groups.

How much does the tour cost?

Our 20-minute tours are $250; 30-minute are $315, and one hour is $630. The prices are NOT per person but for the total cost of the flight.

What days are you open? Are you open on any holidays?

We operate seven days a week 9-5 but will do sunset or sunrise tour upon request.

What do I get to see?

On the 20-minute tour you get to see Alexander Valley, the Russian River, Healdsburg, and Dry Creek Valley (wine country).

 

For the 30-minute tour there are a couple options. We can either fly up Dry Creek Valley, over Lake Sonoma, and back down Alexander Valley along the Russian River. Or we can head west and follow the Russian River out to the coast, passing over the redwoods along the way, and then down the coast to Bodega Bay before returning.

 

On the 60-minute tour we can follow the Russian River out to the coast, then head north along the coast, seeing the Odyin Temple along the way before turning back inland where we will fly over Lake Sonoma and down Dry Creek Valley, or we can head south once we reach the coast and fly down to Tamales Bay and around Point Reyes.

 

The last option for the 60-minute tour is a tour of Napa and Knight’s Valley which contains a plethora of scenic vineyards and majestic mountains.

What do I need to bring?

We suggest bringing a camera and sunglasses. Riding in the helicopter is no different than riding in the car. We have full climate control.

What is included in the tour?

Besides offering exhilarating sightseeing opportunities, we can seat up to three passengers in the helicopter with a maximum passenger weight of 280lbs.

What’s your payment policy?

We take payment at the time of booking and have a 24-hour cancellation policy.
There is no charge/fee if the guests have to reschedule for any reason, or if we have to reschedule due to weather or unforeseen maintenance. If that scenario happens and the guests cannot fly any other time, we will provide a full refund.

Pilot Training

Pilot Training

How long does it take to earn a pilot’s certificate?

The time it takes to earn a certificate relies on how often the students fly which largely depends on funds and available time, so it’s hard to say how long it takes.

How much does it cost?

The cost for training in the R22 is $320 with instructor and $265 an hour when they are flying solo or renting the helicopter. We do provide a discount if they decide to leave a $3000 deposit. The discounted rate is $305 with instructor and $250 for solo time.

How old do you have to be to begin pilot training?

You must be 17 years old to obtain a private pilot certificate, however there is no minimum age to start the training process.

What are the requirements to attend pilot training?

To be able to attend pilot training you must be able to read, speak write, and understand the English language, and pass a medical exam by a FAA approved doctor.

What courses will I need to complete?

We provide all of the courses that the students will need to obtain their certificates and the all of the training is one on one. The students will have access to our online scheduling system so they will be able to set their own schedule.

What’s your payment policy?

Students are welcome to pay for each individual flight or ground lesson the day of the lesson or they can leave a deposit for a discounted rate on flight training.

 

 

 

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