Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

Helicopter Sightseeing Tour


If you’re in the mood to splurge and want a real bird’s eye view of the San Fernando Valley and its neighbor Los Angeles, then there’s no better way to tour the town than with a helicopter tour. There are a number of companies that operate from the conveniently located Van Nuys airport, a local San Fernando Valley airport which primarily services private and charter planes as well as helicopters. Tours can be pricy, but it may be well worth it if you are looking to celebrate a special occasion, not to mention, it’s a great way to see the sites while avoiding the crush of Los Angeles traffic.

Copter Pilot (www.copterpilot.com) offers eight different tour packages from their most basic, the Hollywood Fantasy Tour, which at $89 per person, based on a two-passenger minimum, will have you flying high over the city for a 20-minute tour that affords you a glimpse into the world below from the Playboy Mansion, to Hollywood Blvd to a trip past the Hollywood Sign. Spend a little more and you can hop in for longer and get more in depth view of Hollywood or even head to the coast for a glimpse of the ocean its neighboring cities. If you want to see it all, plunk down the $265 for a one-hour tour that’ll leave you feeling like you’ve been everywhere.

Other companies, like Orbic Air (www.orbichelicopters.com) offer similar packages. Orbic also offers a unique Shoreline Picnic Package. It’s $299 per person based on a two person minimum and includes a trip out from Van Nuys airport and over the hill. You’ll soar over Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey and the Pacific Palisades and finally land on a plateau overlooking Malibu Beach. A made-to-order picnic basket will be ready for you at the destination. A perfect choice for a special occasion like a birthday or proposal.




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