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Celebrating 25 Years!

Celebrating 25 Years of Flight Services

Los Angeles, CA, April 2018 – Group 3 Aviation Inc., a helicopter and flight service company, is pleased to announce its 25th year in business. Concurrently the company is excited to share news about their new Eurocopter AS350, a larger turbine single-engine helicopter ideally suited for charter, film, and utility applications.

Group 3 Aviation provides a full range of helicopter tours, charter services, aerial sightseeing, and pilot training along with film and television aerial production support. The company serves clients throughout Southern California and along the west coast while offering seasonal support under Part 135 charter certificates approved throughout the contiguous U.S. and Alaska.

This year, Group 3 Aviation also introduces its newest addition to the fleet, a Eurocopter AS350 helicopter, expanding versatility along its numerous missions. The Eurocopter AS350 provides impressive panoramic views for optimal crew and passenger visibility. Complete with baggage compartment and a roomy cabin with added legroom, this aircraft lets groups of up to five passengers plus their pilot travel comfortably.

“We’re extremely proud to achieve this milestone, which could never have happened without the support and loyalty of our valued customers,” explained Claudia Herrera, President of Group 3 Aviation, Inc. “Going forward, we’re committed to providing the same outstanding customer service and reliability our customers have come to expect.”

During the past quarter of a century, the company’s charter services have grown significantly to include high altitude and extreme weather flying both in Alaska and along the varied terrain in California and the west coast. The company’s standard fleet of Robinson R44 helicopters continues to offer safe and cost-efficient private charter, film, and photography services.

Group 3 Aviation, Inc.
16425 Hart Street #211, Van Nuys, CA 91406

Since 1993, Group 3 Aviation Inc. has provided commercial helicopter services, aerial photography, helicopter tours, and helicopter flight training for tomorrow’s pilots. The company holds a range of FAA certifications and government authorizations as a passenger carrier, air tour operator, external load operator, and flight school. Group 3 Aviation also provides support for motion picture and television production.

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Claudia Herrera at 818-994-9376, or email

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Helicopter Rides, the Ultimate Unique Mother’s Day Gift

Helicopter rides and tours, the ultimate unique Mother’s Day gift

Looking for the most unique way to show Mom just how special she is this Mother’s Day? Nothing beats a helicopter ride for a unique Mother’s Day gift she’ll never forget.

At Group 3 Aviation, we offer a number of helicopter tours, excursions and even an opportunity for Mom to take the controls of the helicopter for her first flight lesson.

Helicopter Tour and Malibu Mimosa Brunch or Sunset Champagne Toast

For the ultimate celebration of Mom, consider a Malibu Peak landing and helicopter tour. In this special trip, you can choose either morning, afternoon or evening and we’ll cater accordingly. In a morning flight, we’ll whisk Mom and up to two additional people off to our exclusive Malibu Peak landing site where Mom 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.

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 Mom’s private landing to make it the ultimate experience. Prices start at $380 per person.

Mother’s Day Mimosa Safari

Our Mother’s Day Mimosa Safari and helicopter tour takes Mom to beautiful Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu by helicopter where she’ll be met by Saddlerock Ranch’s safari coach and embark on a festive and relaxing brunch-style safari tour.

The tour kicks off with a visit with Saddlerock Ranch’s exotic wildlife, from a zebra trio and water buffalo family to alpacas, yaks, llamas and Spanish highland cattle. During the tour Mom visits tasting stops to sample fresh fruit juices and lemonade with Saddlerock’s own sparkling wine to create a variety of delicious mimosas. These beverage samplings are complemented by an assortment of pastries, croissants, fruit spreads and cheeses that round out the rest of a delicious meal.

Upon return to the helicopter, we’ll take Mom on our popular Hollywood and The Beach tour.

Mother’s Day Brunch & Spa

For something in the complete pampering category, you’ll want to book Mom on an Ojai Brunch and Spa getaway. We fly Mom out to Ojai where she’ll be shuttled to Ojai Valley Inn & Spa for brunch, and if you’re feeling extra generous, a spa treatment, before taking a breathtaking helicopter tour of the sights of your choosing on the way home. Talk about a day she’ll never forget. Prices vary depending on add-ons and length of time.

Helicopter Tour

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.

Helicopter Flight Lesson

If Mom has always had her eyes skyward, you can let her be master of the skies for the day with her very own helicopter flight lesson starting at $450. She’ll receive ground instruction on helicopter flight and the flight controls then receive a 60-minute flight lesson where she’ll take the controls of the helicopter with her instructor.

WARNING: Introducing Mom to the incredible world of helicopter flight can cause a reduction in future inheritance as she may decide one hour is never enough…

To book any of these great gift options on or around Mother’s Day, give us a shout at 818-994-9376 and we’ll assure Mom has an experience she’ll talk about for years.


New Group 3 Aviation Website

We’re pleased to launch our new, redesigned and fully responsive website. We look forward to your thoughts and suggestions as we roll out new features.

Also, check out our new Online AIRPORT SHUTTLE CALCULATOR. All standard Airport to Airport shuttle flights depart from our home base at Van Nuys Airport (KVNY) or we can pick you up at any Airport and deliver you to any other Destination Airport.

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