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Getting The Most Out Of Your Helicopter Experience

Getting The Most Out Of Your Helicopter Experience

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A helicopter trip is not something a person does every day, (unless of course they work as a pilot) so if you’re looking for a rich and rewarding experience, it is essential you carry out prior research before booking.

There are a number of companies that offer helicopter experiences, but you get better value from some companies than others. If you are based in Sydney or visiting Sydney on vacation, you will want to see the very best that the city can offer from the sky. This of course includes the world famous Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour and of course the spectacular skyline as whole.

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If you are not familiar with the companies that offer helicopter experiences in Sydney and beyond, your first point of reference will probably be the internet. By entering the appropriate search terms, you can find a whole host of choices when it comes to scenic helicopter flights, but before you book there are a number of things that you need to check.

Helicopter Experience Operator Checklist

Just because a company has a state-of-the-art website it doesn’t necessarily mean they offer products and services of the same quality. Before you select an operator for your helicopter experience you will need to do a bit of homework yourself, including but not limited to:

  • How Long Have They Been In Business? – Finding this out should be the first thing you check as you will definitely want an experienced pilot and team with you for this once in a lifetime experience.
  • Flight Times – Before you book, you need to make sure they operate at the times that you want to go. Some operators may operate on a seasonal basis or only offer night flights, check this out before you decide on an operator.
  • Time Of Year – Bear in mind that Sydney does experience inclement weather at certain times of the year so if in doubt call the operator and ask for recommendations regarding the best months of the year for the experience.
  • Independent Online Reviews – Don’t take what you read in the testimonials section of the operator website as the gospel truth. You can obtain a much more balanced customer impressions by checking independent, non-company affiliated review sites.

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  • Cost – Although it is tempting to save money, don’t automatically pick the cheapest possible option. This not to say you should pick the most expensive choice but try and achieve a good balance between cost and quality.

The above list contains just a few guidelines that are worth following if you are considering a helicopter experience. Many companies offer additional packages other than just time in the air, you can even fly somewhere for a slap-up meal and then fly back again. Depending on your budget you may choose one of the premium trips that these operators offer, particularly if you are celebrating a special occasion such as a major birthday or anniversary. If you want something very specific, all you need to do is contact your chosen operator and ask.

This article is published in partnership with Mediabuzzer.

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