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 group3@group3aviation.com

Small Business Saturday!

Now there is even more reason for you to Shop Small® this holiday season!  On Saturday November 6th, receive 5% off any Group 3 Aviation Tour, Charter or Training Lesson.

You could earn 2X rewards* when you Shop Small with an eligible and enrolled American Express® Card at qualifying small merchants – like us! You will not earn 2X rewards on any bonus you may already enjoy with your Card, such as when you spend on certain types of purchases or at certain merchants.*

This special offer runs until Dec 31, so you can keep getting rewarded when you Shop Small for the things you love in the community you call home, all season long.

It’s 2X the rewards and 2X the love. Don’t forget to share your favorite #ShopSmall finds on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to help spread the Shop Small spirit!

Learn more about this limited-time offer at americanexpress.com/shopnow.

Thanks for your support,

Group 3 Aviation Staff


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Valentine’s Day Helicopter Tour Over Malibu

Combine a breathtaking helicopter tour with a private picnic landing atop our exclusive Malibu Peak landing site at sunset this Valentine’s Day. Depart from Van Nuys Airport, heading west over the San Fernando Valley for Malibu Canyon, followed by a 30 to 45 minute landing on our private hilltop grass pad above Malibu where you can enjoy your choice of refreshments.

When you depart, we’ll take you on your choice of a number of Southland Packaged Helicopter Tours by Group 3 Aviation for your trip back to the airport.


For further information check out our Malibu Peak Landing Helicopter Tours or view all of our Exciting Tour Adventures for the most memorable Valentine’s Day ever!

Call today to arrange your tour: (818) 994-9376 – Contact Info – Online Booking


LA’s 5 Best Tourist Attractions

Millions of people visit Los Angeles each year. With so much to do and see, it can be hard to decide where you should spend your time while in the City of Angels. Below are 5 of the best Los Angeles tourist attractions to check out while vacationing in California.


1. Beverly Hills

One of the top LA tourist attractions, and possibly the most famed destination on the map, Beverly Hills is home to some of the world’s most beloved stars and starlets. The acclaimed University of California Los Angeles resides in Beverly Hills, as does the famous Beverly Wilshire Hotel and the Greystone Mansion. These landmarks are sure to make the vacation plans, along with the homes of Dean Martin, Richard Nixon, and even Jennifer Aniston.


2. Sunset Strip

Check out this vintage Sunset Strip video from 1964.
Looking for a blast from the past? The Sunset Strip is one of the most historically famous tourist attractions in Los Angeles. For the most part, the original landmarks are still there and conducting business, including Whiskey A Go Go, the Roxy, and the Comedy Store. While some landmarks, like Tower Records, are long gone, the Sunset Strip is still a great place to check out that is full of years of history and iconic buildings.


3. Hollywood Walk of Fame

Perhaps one of the most famous of the Los Angeles tourist attractions, the 18-block Hollywood Walk of Fame offers a perfect photo opportunity for all its visitors. The best part is that the celebrities never mind posing! As if that were not enough, the Walk of Fame is also a great place to spot actual celebrities venturing into their favorite bars and restaurants along LA’s Hollywood bar scene.


4. Rodeo Drive

Contrary to popular belief, Rodeo drive is more populated with tourists slinging cameras rather than esteemed shoppers waving their purchases around. If you have saved up some, you could venture into one of Rodeo Drive’s upscale boutiques, including Tiffany, Prada, Gucci, and Tom Ford. You may not spot a celebrity walking around, but you can experience luxury shopping in one of the country’s most famous destinations.

5. Grauman’s Chinese Theater

This historic movie theater on the heart of Hollywood Boulevard is sure to make the list of Los Angeles tourist attractions. Since it’s opening in 1927 with the film “The King of Kings”, the theater has been home to a number of noted movie premiers since, including the premier of “Star Wars”. While you are there, be sure to check out the concrete blocks in the forecourt – they are glittering with the stars of Hollywood, both past and present.

Los Angeles is a destination full of rich Hollywood history, amazing shopping, and family friendly venues. No matter what your interests are, there are a number of LA tourist attractions that will satisfy your needs. If you are planning a trip to the Sunshine State, make sure Los Angeles is at the top of your list of places to see.


New Group 3 Aviation Website

We’re pleased to launch our new, redesigned and fully responsive Group3Aviation.com 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.