Category Archives: Charter Destinations

5 Perfect Adventure Gifts for the Holidays

Looking for the perfect gift of adventure you know will be used and loved this holiday season? Give the adventure gift of helicopter flight as an experience your loved one will never forget. Here at Group 3 Aviation, we have a number of unique and unforgettable options, and we offer gift certificates for them all so the flight can be booked anytime.

  1. Private hilltop picnic in Malibu and helicopter tour

For the perfect pairing of adventure and solitude, consider a Malibu Peak picnic landing and helicopter tour. On this special trip, you can choose morning, afternoon or evening and we’ll cater accordingly. In a morning flight, we’ll whisk your gift recipient and up to two additional people off to our exclusive Malibu Peak landing site where they can enjoy coffee or mimosas and pastries before heading out for a special tour of the coast and Hollywood on the return trip. Our early evening trip includes wine or champagne, cheeses and other tasty treats, and a view of the sunset before taking the tour.

All tours include 30 minutes to enjoy the view and solitude of our grassy pad. Want to increase the adventure? We can add a longer Grand Tour after the private landing to make it the ultimate gift of adventure. Prices start at $380 per person.

  1. Helicopter ride and wine tasting

Pair wine and adventure with a flight for two people from Van Nuys to Santa Ynez for a private tasting tour with Sustainable Wines. After being swept away by helicopter, enjoy a private four-hour tasting tour around Santa Ynez, visiting vineyards and tasting wines based on the tastes of your gift recipient, before flying back home. This whole day adventure includes helicopter flight, private tasting tour for two, and transportation by one of Sustainable Wine’s own owners in a Tesla Model X SUV. The price for this package is $3,070.

  1. Evening Helicopter tour and dinner for two

If your loved one is an avid aviation buff, consider our fly and dine experience. We’ve partnered with the famous 94th Aero Squadron to offer dinner and a view to be remembered. Decorated with World War I and World War II memorabilia, the 94th Aero Squadron offers sweeping views of Van Nuys Airport and wide range of lunch and dinner selections specializing in prime steaks and fresh seafood entrees. Our fly and dine experience begins at the restaurant where our Group 3 Aviation driver meets your gift recipient and friend and shuttles them to the helicopter for a helicopter tour of their choice. Upon landing, we’ll bring them back to the restaurant where they’ll enjoy a delicious meal and reminisce about their flight. Prices start at $735 for two.

  1. Helicopter tour of your choice

For something a little less grand, yet no less memorable, we also offer a number of tours from Van Nuys Airport (ranging from $150 per person), including our Hooray for Hollywood, Hollywood and the Beach, California Coast and Canyons, Valleywood and Grand tours. Give the gift of a higher perspective of Los Angeles. Our tours are great for sightseeing visitors, natives to Los Angeles who’ve wanted to see the sights a new way, and even photographers looking to capture that unique shot. A gift certificate for a helicopter tour can be used anytime of the year.

  1. A first helicopter pilot lesson

helicopter pilot training

For a truly once in a lifetime experience, why not give the give of being a helicopter pilot for a day with a first helicopter flying lesson. We’ll provide a quick introduction to helicopter flight talk, then go out to the aircraft and fly. Your gift recipient will take the controls of a helicopter, learning to fly, climb, descend, take off, land, and the king of all helicopter skills, hover. Who knows, you may spark the next big career move! Introductory flights start at $450 and include 60 minutes of hands-on flight training that count toward an FAA pilot certificate and logbook to log that hour. If you’d like to go along, we can take up to two additional people in the R44 for $610 total.

Don’t go for a gift that might end up in the closet or garage. Give the gift of adventure this holiday season. We provide gift certificates for all of these adventures and can take a credit card over the phone to mail the certificate to the person of your choice. Call us at 818-994-9376 to learn more or email us at cl@group3aviation.com. We look forward to talking to you!

Save a Horse, Ride a Helicopter Charter to Stagecoach

Helicopter Charter to Stagecoach

Stagecoach, California’s premiere county music festival, is about to take the ring and what better way to ride into the excitement than your own metal helicopter charter steed? After all, who wants to spend hours on the dusty trail, in a crowded coach or waiting to park when you can be with fellow fans enjoying the best country music has to offer?

A helicopter charter from Group 3 Aviation carries you above it all in relaxed comfort. Sit back on your breathtaking 90-minute flight to Bermuda Dunes Airport and you arrive at Stagecoach refreshed and ready to kick up your heels.

Go alone or share a helicopter charter cost with two friends (up to three passengers per aircraft) and cut that two-and-a-half to four-hour drive (not to mention time trying to find parking then hoofing it out to the main stage) to 90 relaxing minutes with a view.

Flying into Los Angeles and don’t have six to eight hours (round trip) to spend on the freeway to the Coachella Valley? We’ve got you covered. Whether you’re local or are flying in from out of town, your Stagecoach helicopter charter can meet you at any Los Angeles-area airport to whisk you away to the Bermuda Dunes Airport, just north of the festival. A quick helicopter shuttle ride lands you at Stagecoach’s front door hours before a packed shuttle bus stuck in traffic can.

And a soothing quick helicopter return trip at the end of your festival visit sees you safely back with no unpredictable traffic delays, missed flights or dangers of falling asleep at the wheel.

Stagecoach runs three days, April 29-30 and May 1. For information on the festival, artist line up and hotel options, visit the Stagecoach site.

Helicopter Charter flights from Van Nuys Airport to Stagecoach

$2,200 in the R44 for 1 to 3 passengers*

To learn more about Group 3 Aviation’s helicopter charters to Stagecoach or to book a charter, give us a call at 818-994-9376.

* Additional Terms and policies: The price quoted is for flights originating from Van Nuys. Pick up at other regional airports is available and additional fees may apply. Standby time is an additional $150.00 per hour.

 

 

Helicopter Charter to Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Whether you’re going for old school Guns N’ Roses or are hip with Matt and Kim and Chvrchs, one thing you’re definitely not into for this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is the exhausting hours of sitting in traffic to be with your favorite bands.

Arrive at the Coachella Festival refreshed and ready to rock, leaving traffic and long travel times behind with a helicopter charter. Group 3 Aviation carries you above it all in relaxed comfort on a 90-minute flight to Bermuda Dunes Airport.

Helicopter Charter flights to Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

$2,200 in the R44 for 1 to 3 passengers*

Weekend 1: April 15-17, 2016
Weekend 2: April 22-24, 2016

Go alone or share a helicopter charter cost with two friends (up to three passengers per aircraft) and cut that two-and-a-half to four-hour drive to 90 relaxing minutes with a view.

Flying into Los Angeles and don’t have six to eight hours (round trip) to spend on the freeway to the Coachella Valley? We’ve got you covered. Whether you’re local or are flying in from out of town, your Coachella helicopter charter can meet you at any Los Angeles-area airport to whisk you away to the Bermuda Dunes Airport, just north of the festival. A quick helicopter shuttle ride lands you at Coachella’s front door hours before a packed shuttle bus stuck in traffic can.

And a soothing quick helicopter return trip at the end of your festival visit sees you safely back with no unpredictable traffic delays, missed flights or dangers of falling asleep at the wheel.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival runs two weekends in April, April 15 to 17 and April 22 to 24. For information on the festival, artist line up and hotel options, visit the Coachella site.

To learn more about Group 3 Aviation’s helicopter charters to Coachella or to book a charter, give us a call at 818-994-9376.

* Pricing Policies: The price quoted is round trip for flights originating from Van Nuys, even if passengers are traveling one way. Pick up at other regional airports is available and additional fees may apply. Standby time is an additional $150.00 per hour.

8 Airports our Helicopter Charter Flights Serve

Due to the heavy congestion on Southland roads, more people are making use of timesaving helicopter charter services to get them to their destination safely, quickly and in style. Here at Group 3 Aviation, we offer a range of charter trips that encompass a host of destinations, allowing you the flexibility of saving time whether for business or pleasure.

Helicopter Charter Service Airport Destinations

Our helicopter charter services are available to and from a range of popular airport destinations including:

  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Van Nys
  • Santa Ana
  • Palm Springs
  • Burbank
  • San Diego
  • Santa Barbara
  • Las Vegas

Passengers who opt to fly with us can look forward reaching their destination on time and in style while receiving nothing less than professional service on their charter trip.

Check out our airport calculator to see flight durations and costs for these airport charter flights.

Helicopter Charter Options for Business and Pleasure

Whether you need to be in one of these destinations for an important business meeting or whether you would like to spend some quality time with someone special, Group 3 Aviation can help. Our charter trips include amazing scenic routes that can be accompanied by a delicious wine and dinner option if desired. This is an ideal option for those who need to entertain business associates or even for those who are eager to pop the question to an unsuspecting fiancée in an unforgettable manner.

Bonuses of a Helicopter Charter

Booking a helicopter charter trip with us let you not only reach your destination in style; it will also allow you to view a few famous sights along the way. These may include but are certainly not limited to places such as Rodeo Drive, the famous Dodgers Stadium, Surfrider Beach, the Malibu Pier, Bel Air, the Sunset Strip, the Playboy Mansion and many others. Our pilots will skillfully maneuver you past these sights while also ensuring that you arrive safely and on time at your intended destination.

Let Us Take Care of Your Helicopter Charter Needs

Although we are usually able to accommodate short notice bookings, it is recommended to book in advance to avoid disappointment. While our helicopters are able to accommodate a pilot and three passengers on each flight, it is important to remember that weight restrictions do apply to helicopter trips. Each seat is able to accommodate weight of 300 pounds and luggage space is also limited to one or two standard overnight bags. If in doubt, we will be happy to assist with any queries you may have in this regard.

The next time you are considering using helicopter charter services, why not give Group 3 Aviation a try? We will ensure that all of your air transportation needs are managed professionally, leaving you to sit back and enjoy timesaving ride.

5 Reasons to Charter a Helicopter in Los Angeles

5 Reasons for a Los Angeles helicopter Charter

People come from all over the world to work and play in Los Angeles. With more than 10 million people in Los Angeles County, travel can be tough. However, rising above it all with a Los Angeles helicopter charter saves time, money and stress – helping you get the job done, enjoy the sights and see Los Angeles in a way comparatively few do.

Traffic

Undeniably the most popular reason to hire a private helicopter charter in the Los Angeles area is to rise above the regions notorious traffic congestion. In addition to 10 million residents, millions of domestic and international visitors every year flood the roads, adding hours to travel. It’s no wonder Los Angelinos often spare no expense on their cars – they’re a second home. Whether crossing the basin to catch a flight during rush hour, flying out to Coachella, or getting out of town for a holiday weekend, a private helicopter charter saves you precious time and stress.

Views

The views from a helicopter in our region are breathtaking. A bird’s eye view of the region from a Los Angeles helicopter charter allows you to see the sights in a completely different way. Whether you’re taking in the Sunset Strip, Hollywood sign and celebrity homes or our world-famous beaches and canyons, you’ll never look at Los Angeles the same way again once you’ve seen it from the air.

So Much to See, So Little Time

The Los Angeles area is immense. Between Malibu, the San Fernando Valley to Burbank, the Hollywood Hills and L.A. Basin, Orange County, and our 75 of miles of breathtaking coastline, there is no way to see it all in a short vacation. Unless, of course, you take it in by helicopter. Group 3 Aviation offers a variety of specialized tours that highlight the region’s favorite sights, including our Valleywood Tour, Hooray for Hollywood Tour, Grand Tour/Best of L.A. and the California Coast and Canyons Tour. Any one of these tours will allow you to see a variety of different things in a very short period of time to help make the most of your California vacation.

Aerial Photography

Not only does hiring a helicopter charter allow you to see the sights from a completely different viewpoint, it also allows you to capture incredible aerial photographs. Whether capturing your memories, scouting locations, documenting property, or building your portfolio, aerial photography is best captured by a helicopter. Group 3 Aviation offers years of experience with helping photographers with their aerial photography and can help capture unforgettable images.

Film Production

Los Angeles and film production go hand in hand. A well-established and reputable helicopter charter operator, Group 3 Aviation offers more than two decades of experience in aerial film production projects, big and small. We offer a range of camera systems to help meet your budget and final product specifications. Whether producing for corporations, independent projects, studio television or film production companies, we help you capture the shots you need to shine. Our work over the years has included news, sporting events, commercials, private functions, utility companies, real estate development and government projects.

Planning on visiting California? Consider scheduling a private helicopter charter into your plans. When your time is valuable, we’re here to get you there.