Give dad the gift of excitement and unforgettable adventure this Father’s Day with a helicopter ride tailored to his interests.
Surprise dad with a tour of the city, a flight along the coast, or a unique fly and dine adventure. At Group 3 Aviation we offer a number of unique Father’s Day gift ideas guaranteed to please any sense of adventure and budget, and leave dad smiling and talking about this day for many years to come.
Helicopter Tour of Los Angeles
If dad is a big movie fan, consider a helicopter tour of Los Angeles’ most notable landmarks and movie locations in a way he’s never experienced them before – from the air. Imagine Sunset Boulevard laid out before him and up close views of the Hollywood sign, Griffith Observatory, Tower Records and the Hollywood Bowl. He’ll cruise over the hills with a front row seat to the stars’ homes and Los Angeles’ most famous movie studios while enjoying an unobstructed view all the way to the ocean. Our Los Angeles tour packages start at $150 per person and can be customized to his own unique interests.
Fly & Dine
If dad is an aviation buff, he’ll love our fly and dine experience. We’ve partnered with the famous 94th Aero Squadron to offer dinner and a view he’ll not soon forget. Decorated with World War I and World War II memorabilia, the 94th Aero Squadron offers sweeping views of Van Nuys Airport, allowing dad to sit back and watch the world of aviation buzz around him. Our fly and dine experience begins at the restaurant where our Group 3 Aviation driver meets dad and brings him to his helicopter for a helicopter tour of his choice. Upon landing, we’ll bring him back to the restaurant where he’ll enjoy a special meal. If you’d like to make your fly and dine experience on Father’s Day itself, check out the 94th Aero Squadron’s special menu for that day. We can also schedule any day of the week and provide you with a certificate to present dad.
Landing and Adventure Experiences
For the ultimate fly and play experience, treat dad to an all-out adventure at breathtaking Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu. A vineyard, winery, celebrated movie location, and working ranch with many exotic animals, this little slice of paradise offers visitors the perfect picnic spot, wine tasting and even a personal safari. With this adventure, dad will arrive by helicopter and enjoy his choice of experiences, then return again by air for a day he’ll talk about for years. Our Saddlerock Ranch excursions can be customized with a catered picnic, wine tasting, a safari and even and extended helicopter tour on the way back, starting at $1,498 for two.
Learn to Fly
For a truly once in a lifetime experience, why not make him a helicopter pilot for a day with his very first helicopter flying lesson. We’ll give him a quick introduction to helicopter flight, then take him out to his aircraft. He 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 his 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 dad gets his very own logbook at the end. If you’d like to go along on dad’s flight lesson, we can take two additional people in the R44 for $610 total.
Whether it’s a quick tour of the local sights, a unique destination trip or the chance to be a helicopter pilot for a day, dad will love a Father’s Day Gift from Group 3 Aviation. Give us a call today to book your adventure or purchase a gift certificate dad can use to plan his own great escape.