Corporate Helicopters of San Diego made my wedding proposal happen! When they mentioned that they do direct flights to the Thornton Winery I knew that it would be perfect for what I was looking for. Everyone at CHSD made our experience special and memorable. I can’t thank them enough for going above and beyond to take care of all our requests. The flight was amazing and something we will never forget and plan to do many more times!
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:
My boyfriend surprised me and took me on the “Surf and Turf” tour for Valentine’s Day. It was incredible!
Our favorite parts were seeing the San Diego Wild Animal Park from the air, seeing a whale in La Jolla, flying by downtown, and seeing Coronado.
Our pilot / tour guide was Bryan, and he couldn’t have been nicer. He was more than happy to loop around and see a couple nice houses that we liked. I really recommend it!
“I booked a flight as a birthday present for my girlfriend, her daughter and I. The reservation process was flawless and effortless. The flight itself was amazing and the pilot was great. We had such a blast and already planning another adventure. Thank you so much Corporate Helicopters. You guys are awesome!!!!
“WOW!!! I can’t say enough wonderful things about this trip. Corporate helicopters really made our flight around San Diego amazing. The views were breathtaking and you were really able to see the best view of the San Diego coast and the cliffs. What really topped this trip off was the stop at a local winery where my boyfriend proposed to me 🙂 I can’t thank Corporate Helicopters enough for helping make that day so special!”
If you’re looking for a little excitement in San Diego, these tours are a once in a lifetime experience!
If you are ever in San Diego, you have to visit Corporate Helicopters and take a tour. Our pilot was great and I was so comfortable. It was one of the highlights of my trip!
The highlight of our vacation.
Breath taking! One of the things you have to do in your lifetime!