I booked The Unforgettable flight tour as a surprise birthday gift for my boyfriend yesterday, and let me just say it was definitely unforgettable! It was our first time flying in a helicopter and the staff made us feel welcomed and safe from start to finish, especially our pilot Terry Frost. He made our tour 10x better with his humorous commentary and geographical knowledge of the area, he is super sweet and you can tell he loves what he does. We had a slight detour (adventure) that caused us to land at a different airport, throughout that time he made us feel calm and that our safety was his number one priority, we were able to make it back safely. Overall it was an amazing experience for the both of us with such beautiful views and sights all around, I highly recommend this experience to everyone at least once and Corporate Helicopters is the way to go. If possible ask for Terry Frost as your pilot, I promise you will not regret nor forget it !
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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My fiance surprised me with a helicopter tour as a birthday present, and I had an absolute blast. Our pilot, Terry, was friendly, personable, and funny. He pointed out important landmarks and interesting trivia as we flew over San Diego. I recommend this place if you’re looking for a cool helicopter tour.
16 year wedding anniversary, celebrating it with a helicopter tour. Our tour guide and helicopter pilot Terry was amazing. Not only did he take us through the tour safely, but his knowledge of San Diego was great. We are residents of San Diego and never experienced San Diego by air. We found out stuff about San Diego that we have never experienced or had knowledge of. Thank you Mr. Terry for all your help! If you are looking for a great way to celebrate or just checking off the bucket list, please choose Terry to be your tour guide. We even got a serenade from Mr. Terry. Happy anniversary husband, I love you!
By far one of the best helicopter tour company out in San Diego! Terry Frost who was our helicopter pilot/tour guide, was amazing from start to finish! Highly recommend the Romance in the Air tour, if your celebrating your anniversary! Overall it was an amazing experience and Terry made our 2yr anniversary memorable! Definitely will be back again! Thanks for the great pictures Terry!
We had such a great time on the 30 min tour of San Diego with Terry!! Everything was very professional and safe and our pilot Terry made the ride a blast with lots of interesting (and funny) commentary about San Diego. He even let us reschedule when we showed up for our original time but it had suddenly gotten cloudy and the coast wouldn’t have had as good visibility — we really appreciated the flexibility and kindness to let us get the best possible tour. The day we did the ride, the weather was perfect and the views are absolutely amazing! Highly recommend this company and this experience if you’re looking for something unique and special to do.
Had an awesome helicopter experience with Mr. Terry. His knowledge on the city of SD was mind blowing and made the tour much more enjoyable. Good time overall. Would recommend flying with Terry 10/10.
Had a great experience with Corporate Helicopters. Terry was very nice and funny and made the flight very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend that this is something to put on your bucket list!
I booked this as a part of our mini honeymoon for my husband and I and it was so perfect. Terry was absolutely great and made us feel comfortable the whole ride. It was a very smooth ride as well! 100% recommend!! Will definitely be booking again.
As I was looking for ideas to surprise my wife for our 1st anniversary and not doing something that she’d expect, the thought of a helicopter tour came to mind. Thank god I went with Corporate Helicopters, to book was a simple easy process and the staff was super friendly from the get go over the phone and in person.
I’d like to give a big shoutout to our pilot Terry! Super nice from the get go and had an awesome sense of humor. He had us rolling from the get go, me and my wife couldn’t stop laughing, which helped me cuz I have never been off the ground (first time in the air!!) so I was nervous, even though it was my idea!
Being up in in the air was awesome and Terry really gave us an epic tour, full of cool trivia and info on San Diego. I learned a lot about SD in our flight then I have my whole life, LOL!
Honestly if I was to do it again, id definitely request Terry to be our pilot. It was a blast!
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!