Corporate Helicopters is the only helicopter operator to use in southern California. From their competitive prices, excellent customer service and highly professional pilots to their top notch facility and maintenance / avionics staff they are a step above the rest. The owners are intimately involved in the day to day operations of the company and are always available to make sure you are taken care of. I’ve come across many helicopter operators that cut corners to maximize profits. You won’t find that at Corporate, they are adamant about doing things right and providing a dependable safe service to their clients. Mandy, their vice president of operations, is lovely to work with and moves heaven and earth to come through with every request I bring her. Whatever your helicopter operation needs, Corporate Helicopters of San Diego has the experience and expertise to help you complete your mission safely and efficiently.
Where is Corporate Helicopters located?
When should I arrive for my helicopter tour?
We recommend arriving 15 minutes before your schedule tour.
This allows enough time for us to check in and pre-flight all passengers regarding safety issues and procedures when in the helicopter.
What is the best time to take a helicopter tour? Do you have a set helicopter tour schedule?
No, we do not have a set schedule. Tours are established solely by request.
We will fly any of our tours at anytime, weather permitting. We suggest you book (reserve) your flight in advance to ensure availability.
All of our tours offer an excellent view, and any flight time in the late morning or early afternoon should be fantastic, weather permitting. We are open 7 days a week and will do our best to accommodate the needs of our clients. Customers always come first.
Will other passengers be on my helicopter tour?
Yes. We reserve the right to fill all seats in our helicopters, so you may be paired with others.
If you would like a tour that is guaranteed to be private: please email us or call (858) 505-5650.
How experienced are your helicopter pilots?
Corporate Helicopters is proud to provide our passengers with some of the most experienced pilots in San Diego.
Each of our pilots has received extensive company and factory training to ensure the highest level of safety on each and every flight.
How many passengers can fly in a helicopter?
In our fleet, we have helicopters capable of accommodating from 3 to 6 passengers.
We are also capable of flying multiple helicopters for groups larger than 6. However, each helicopter does have a maximum weight limit and an individual seat limit. If either of these limits are exceeded, you will need to upgrade to a larger helicopter or decrease the size of your party to ensure all safety requirements are met.
Do you have helicopter tours for groups, or custom helicopter tours?
We can create a custom tour to accommodate large groups by flying multiple helicopters.
In the past we have flown group tours 50+ passengers, and we are capable of accommodating even more.
Additionally, tour routes and durations can be customized to include specific locations of interest.
Can a helicopter tour route be modified to see your house or other special location?
Our tours are routed to offer the most breathtaking sites within the allotted time period.
However, if there is a specific location you would like to see, we are capable of adjusting the hour long Surf & Turf tour to include your desired location assuming no extra flight time is incurred.
Our main goal is to provide each customer with the most memorable experience possible.
Can I take pictures on my helicopter tour?
One of the most important things to remember to bring on your helicopter tour is your camera.
During our tours, you will be able to shoot through the glass of your helicopter and capture some amazing shots of San Diego.
If you happen to be a professional photographer: We offer aerial photo flights for professionals looking to capture the beauty of San Diego from above. For these flights, we remove the doors and create a customized route to include all of the specific locations you wish to shoot. Contact us for more information.
How do helicopter charter flights work?
We are an FAA Certified Air Carrier and offer charter flights. LAX and Santa Monica are less than an hour flight away.
Popular charter destinations include Temecula Wine Country and international flights to Baja, Mexico. We are experts at creating custom group charters to the destination of your choice.
What is your helicopter tour cancellation policy?
There is a 72-hour cancellation policy. Flights cancelled closer than 72 hours are subject to a $50 per seat cancellation fee.
Bookings are non transferable.
Why are there weight limits on helicopter flights?
All helicopters are certificated for a specified maximum gross weight.
It is unsafe to fly a helicopter over this weight limit, as it can adversely affect takeoff, climb, hovering, and landing performance.
All flights and tours from Corporate Helicopters have strict passenger weight limits in order to fly safely.
Passengers that exceed a certain helicopter’s weight limit can usually upgrade their tour or flight to a helicopter with a larger maximum gross weight capacity. This is at additional cost, as upgraded helicopters are always larger, heavier helicopters that require additional fuel and expense to operate.
Guests weighing over 250 pounds are required to purchase an additional seat. This will ensure comfort for you and all of our guests on your flight.
Babies & children:
Can we hold our baby during a helicopter tour?
The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) allows children younger than 2 (24 months) to fly as a lap child.
We encourage parents to consider bringing an aircraft approved car seat for their baby during their helicopter tour.
This is not a requirement, but a recommendation.
How do I see if a car seat is safe for a helicopter?
You will know if your car seat is FAA approved if it has a sticker on it that says: This Restraint is Certified for Use in Motor Vehicles and Aircraft.
Do babies require an extra ticket for a helicopter tour?
However, we offer a discount (1/2 of a ticket price of the seat) for the baby if he/she is occupying a car seat.
Do you offer discounted helicopter tour tickets for children?
For children 24 months and younger, we offer a discount (1/2 of a ticket price of the seat) for the child if he/she is occupying a car seat.
Children older than 24 months will need to pay a regular seat tour price for the helicopter tour.
For our helicopter tour, do I need to bring ear protection for a baby?
Yes, we encourage parents to bring ear protection, as our headsets will not fit small children properly.
Can I make a marriage proposal during a helicopter tour?
Of course you can!
We encourage you to purchase a private helicopter tour; we recommend our Romance in the Air helicopter tour.
If you want to further customize this experience, contact us and we will help you plan the perfect proposal.
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You can think of our main 3 tours as big, bigger, and biggest:
First time on a helicopter and it was such a memorable experience. Terry was our pilot, but so much more than a pilot, a comedian and a real tour guide! I’ll never forget this experience and the beautiful views all over San Diego. Definitely recommend corporate Helicopters if you are looking for a tour of a lifetime.
First time riding a helicopter I can’t say how fun and how great experience, super fun, Terry is the best!
From check in to the end of the tour! Definitely coming back!
Definitely worth the money. Something you have to do at least once in your life.
Took a tour with Terry last month on my birthday with one of my friends. We had such a great time! Terry did a great job of showing us San Diego; it was very informative and humorous at the same time. Funny guy with lots of character!
The experience was amazing! My fiance surprised me with the helicopter tour and chose the romantic package. We were given champagne and a box of chocolates. Terry, our pilot, was really great! He was accommodating and very fun to have along our experience.
The helicopter ride was not bumpy at all and was smooth on a sunny day. The tour lasted around 30 minutes. Everything was planned greatly and everything went as planned.
Took the “Delight” tour with my wife and daughter. Our pilot, Terry, was both highly professional and highly entertaining!
As a retired airline Captain, I’m not easily impressed, but Terry impressed me!
My whole experience with corporate helicopters was lovely and amazing. It was cool to be able to book these awesome tours online. Our Pilot Terry was super funny and knowledgeable. I definitely am going to book more flights, including taking my kids! Great company, service, and most importantly I made it back safe and sound.
Terry and the team was amazing! 10/10 would recommend them if you’re trying to see San Diego from the air! Terry was our pilot and was so funny and entertaining throughout our tour. We were offered water and coffee as soon as we walked in and were treated very well throughout our whole experience.
This tour was always on my bucket list. I went on the 30 minute flight and it was definitely worth it! My friend enjoyed it as well even though she was scared of heights and prone to motion sickness. The flight was smooth and the whole staff was professional and welcoming. It was a great way to see San Diego in a different point of view. Strongly recommended not only to visitors but also locals. Thanks To Terry our pilot!
Terry was amazing. Thank you giving us the VIP tour and VIP treatment. I will be back again soon. I definitely recommend this to anyone, fear of heights or not!
This was our first time on a helicopter and Terry made it a great experience! We were both a little nervous and Terry put us at ease with his humor and hood nature. The Diego Delight Tour took is over La Jolla, Sea World, Belmont Park, and Downtown San Diego. It was an amazing experience that I couldn’t recommend more!
I got the surf & turf tour package for my girlfriend and I, and it was awesome! Very professional company and employees. We arrived 15 min early as the website stated and everything went smoothly. We left for our flight right on time our pilot was not only an amazing pilot with a great personality but very informative along the whole tour. Defiantly worth the money I would highly recommend, I will remember this experience for a lifetime. And don’t forget to tip your pilots!