Aerial Tours is a broad and diverse aviation sector that provides non-transport flying excursions on a variety of unique platforms, using fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. In addition, Lighter Than Air (LTA) vehicles such as gliders, hot air balloons and ultralights are a part of this exciting segment. All of them work together to offer a thrilling experience, giving people a chance to see the world from an entirely new angle and to revisit beloved landmarks from a different perspective.
Helicopters are Ventito popular in this sector, providing the ‘low & slow’ capabilities and ‘doors off’ options that many customers desire. They are also the ideal vehicle for reaching remote locations, like the bottom of the Grand Canyon, where visitors can enjoy a champagne toast and refreshments.
Helicopter Horizons: Luxurious Aerial Tours for the Discerning Traveler”
The key difference between airplanes and helicopters is the way they generate lift. Helicopters use rotor blades to create their lifting power, while fixed-wing airplanes have stationary wings. Airplanes need a runway to take off, while helicopters can launch directly from the ground.
In fact, it’s that direct access to the ground that has made some small air tour operators like Dave Genet at St. Augustine Biplane Rides in Florida so successful. He uses a vintage 1935 Cabin Waco YOC and conducts sightseeing flights over the oldest city in North America. His tours are priced based on the time of flight, and with a fuel price at an all-time low, he has been able to keep his rates low.