Get More from Your Scenic Helicopter Tours

Posted on: 18 September 2017

Celebrating a special occasion with an event as exciting as a scenic helicopter tour is an experience many people will envy. Before you step on board, you may want to learn more about to make the most of your experience.

Book in advance to avoid disappointment

Some tours are exceedingly popular, so if you have a special event coming up or you're in an area for a short period of time, book your tour quickly. Doing so ensures you get the tour you want, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the experience. 

Secure a seat at the front 

All scenic helicopter tours come with excellent views that you won't get on the ground. However, if you want to take your sightseeing a step further, you should secure a seat at the front. You'll have to pay more to do this, but few experiences are more privileged than sitting alongside the pilot and getting an insider's view of how the tours work.

Try to arrange a private tour

If you're celebrating a special occasion such as an anniversary, you may want some privacy. Unless it's a quiet time of year, you'll likely have other people accompanying you on your helicopter tour. To avoid this happening, you can pay extra for a private tour and make the most of your romantic occasion.

Don't spend too much time on your phone

While the temptation to take lots of photos to share with your friends is overwhelming, there's no point in setting off on a tour if you're not going to spend time enjoying it. Take a few snaps of each landmark as you fly over it, but don't forget to put the camera down and create some memories. Once the helicopter lands, you'll feel grateful for being able to immerse yourself in the experience fully.

Ask your pilot some questions

Your pilot may not answer all of your questions immediately, especially if they're busy with the controls. However, they'll soon answer queries you have about the flight itself, what they're doing and your surroundings. In some cases, you'll have a recorded tape that guides you through the tour. Many companies provide these in different languages, so ask if you'd rather have one that isn't in English. 

When you head off on your scenic helicopter tour, don't forget to absorb and enjoy every moment. With the right approach, you'll create memories that'll serve you well forever.