Our success is the result of our focus on helicopter safety, business integrity and a passion for the aviation industry. We've served the Greater Los Angeles area for over 20 years, providing commercial helicopter services, aerial photography, helicopter tours, and helicopter flight training for tomorrow's pilots. We are highly certified by the US Government and the FAA for multiple operations and services.
Owners, Peter and Claudia Lowry
Our reputation for excellence has been earned by our dedicated staff, who each have personally contribute to the company’s growth over the years. It is by their determination and skill that Group 3 Aviation is the company that it is today!
Group 3 Aviation holds a wide range of special FAA certifications and Government Authorizations as a Passenger Air Carrier, Air Tours, External Load Operations, Flight School, as well as Motion Picture and TV Production.
We are proud to have trained hundreds of Private, Commercial and Certified Heliopter pilots over our 20+ years. Many of our alumni have gone on to become the finest professional, civil service and law enforcement pilots in the field.
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The helicopter tour of the LA area was quite enjoyable and comfortable. The pilot Peter was informative and you can't perceive L.A.'s landmarks the same again once you see it at around 8,000 feet.
It was February 14th and the first Valentine that my girlfriend and I spend together. I called Group 3 Aviation to set-up the most romantic surprise date for my gf, and Claudia assisted me in the best way possible. She not only helped me out with the best package, but she went above and beyond to make sure we had a romantic experience and even rolled-up a little "love note" for my girlfriend. We had champagne and lots of little goodies set-up for us at arrival, plus romantic music :) We chose a night-time flight and it was spectacular too! Our pilot was so funny and made the ride even more fun. LA city lights from up there are definitely a must-see. So if you choose a night-time tour, you won't regret it! Thank you Group 3 Aviation for the amazing experience!! Claudia, you are the best!
Many special thanks to Claudia and Peter-our extremely experienced pilot- for the amazing flightime over L.A! The option of having the doors removed from one side of the helicopter, magnified our experience and allowed the taking of some great great photos and footage without having to worry for light reflections! ! Definitely a must do and highly reccomended!! Keep it up guys!! Pantelis Chinakis- Athens, Greece
All I can say is thank you. You guys gave us your best.We had an amazing time and enjoyed our flight.The staff went above and beyond.And to Claudia you are such a doll..thank you for helping me plan everything Angel loved every minute of it...you are simply the best... we will definitely see you guys soon..again thank you...
We set up a sunset flight following a relatively brisk storm that provided for some spectacular cloud coverage and lighting.Claudia set everything up over the phone and when we arrived in Van Nuys we were able to discuss a flight plan with our pilot, Peter. The flight was excellent across the board from a safety standpoint and responsiveness in allowing us to get all the angles and shots we wanted. We went up in the R44 doors off on the left.