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Uttah Pradesh Government launches four new tourist heli flights

Uttah Pradesh Government launches four new tourist heli flights

17-Dec-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Uttah Pradesh government has recently cleared land acquisition applications for helipads, heliports and airstrips in Mathura, Agra, Varanasi and Allahabad. These cities will soon be accessible by helicopter flights. The government hopes that by connecting these cities by helicopter, they will increase the tourism. The entire project will come to Rs 24.7 reports Times... Read more

Norway Region Says No to Heli-Tourism

Norway Region Says No to Heli-Tourism

12-Mar-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Public concerns over the potential helicopter flyovers have managed to change the Eidfjord politicians’ minds. A Statkraft hydro-power company applied to use the Eidfjord helipad for tourism flights. The initial consensus was that the residents did not agree but the Eidfjord Municipality wanted to encourage tourism. However, they received a large opposition to the idea.... Read more

Maverick wins FAA Diamond award for 7th year in a row

Maverick wins FAA Diamond award for 7th year in a row

27-Feb-2018Source: Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2017 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.” The prestigious honor is a result of the company’s ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. This is Maverick Helicopters’ seventh consecutive Diamond Award for its Las Vegas and Grand Canyon South... Read more

Big opposition for heli-biking in Switzerland

Big opposition for heli-biking in Switzerland

20-Dec-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Mountain Wilderness Switzerland is against helicopters dropping cyclists on the canton Valais mountain peaks. They commented that the cyclists will have a negative impact on the alpine environment. The nature protection organisation has also commented on the carbon dioxide emissions and noise pollution from the helicopters themselves, reports Swiss Info.  ... Read more

Heletranz & Te Atawhai Collaborate for Wellness

Heletranz & Te Atawhai Collaborate for Wellness

9-Nov-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Tourism and chartering company, Helentranz, has partnered up with Te Atawhai, a luxury wellness retreat. Together they aim to bring self care into travellers lives, as well as to promote a healthy lifestyle, reports Scoop.  ... Read more

Palm Beach Helicopters announces new concept to transform the Helicopter tourism

Palm Beach Helicopters announces new concept to transform the Helicopter tourism

30-Oct-2017Source: Palm Beach Helicopters

Palm Beach Helicopters is announcing their innovative new concept that will transform the Helicopter tourism industry. We are bringing the helicopter to the public in a revolutionary way. What IS this revolutionary concept, exactly? Heli Harbor is a unique Water Operations Based Helipad that combines a helicopter flight and a boating experience for those living... Read more

Council considering heliport on Buffalo waterfront

Council considering heliport on Buffalo waterfront

4-Oct-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Buffalo’s waterfront has grown rapidly, with new restaurants, houses and parkland as well as an expanded marina. The Common Council are now considering the addition of a heliport to the area. They would need a special permit for the proposed site, next to Silo City, reports WBFO. . They hope that the new heliport will... Read more

Possibility for Ela Goa Helipad Reopening

Possibility for Ela Goa Helipad Reopening

3-Oct-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Goa Tourism Development Corporation is looking to reopen the Ela Goa helipad. The helipad is currently not in use, GTDC hopes to start up helicopter rides again in the area. As reported by Times of India, the helipad will be redeveloped if the proposal to reopen goes through.... Read more

New tour operator in Niagara Falls area

New tour operator in Niagara Falls area

13-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Mike Campbell is looking to open a new heli-tourism company in Buffalo, called Fly Buffalo. He is currently waiting for approval of setting up the operation at the Outer Harbor. He has planned for two packages when the business is up and running. One that covers all of Buffalo will be $70 to $100 and... Read more

Suspension of Helipads after Badrinath Shrine Crash

Suspension of Helipads after Badrinath Shrine Crash

12-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

After the unfortunate crash that killed a flight engineer and injured two pilots, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended all helicopter operations to the Badrinath, Kharsali, Sahastradhara and Harshil helipads. The crash occurred after take-off from the Badrinath shrine, carrying travellers. As reported by Press Trust of India, the State Tourism Minister, Satpal... Read more

Helicopter Service Proposed from Taj Mahal to Fatehpur Sikri

Helicopter Service Proposed from Taj Mahal to Fatehpur Sikri

7-Apr-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The District Administration is looking into the proposal of a helicopter service that would connect the Taj Mahal and the Fatehpur Sikri. This flight would cut down an hour and 10 minutes of travel between the two world heritage sites. The District Magistrate Gaurav Dayal ordered a meeting this past week, asking officials of the... Read more

Helipad Plans for Ramada Hotel

Helipad Plans for Ramada Hotel

20-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Ramada Hotel in Kingman has announced that they are currently procuring the relevant approvals to build a helipad. Sultan Abbas, the General Manager of the hotel has stated that they have submitted their application to the City Council and now wait for a Conditional Use Permit. If all goes to plan, reports Digital Journal,... Read more

Town Council Decide on Helicopter Prohibition for Carolina Beach

Town Council Decide on Helicopter Prohibition for Carolina Beach

11-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Carolina Beach Town Council passed a unanimous vote to prohibit the take-off and landing of helicopters in the town. The public commentary lasted two and a half hours, with a large attendance. WECT reports that many people had to stand in the hall, due to the large turnout. Many voiced their concerns over issues... Read more

Maharashtra Tourism to Increase Subsidies to Get Helicopter Flying Again

Maharashtra Tourism to Increase Subsidies to Get Helicopter Flying Again

5-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) services, together with Pawan Hans hopes to bring their tourism business back after a fatal crash in December. The crash killed the pilot and the two passengers on board. Since the crash, the number of clients has dropped almost to a standstill. In order to remedy this, they are going... Read more

Heli-Tourism Plan waits for DGCA

Heli-Tourism Plan waits for DGCA

12-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has not yet given clearance on the proposed project of heli-tourism between Vizag and Araku. As reported by Times of India, the DGCA inspected the helipad site and gave suggestions on changes they could make with regards to the helicopter services that are being planned. Meanwhile in Vuda, the... Read more

Air Methods makes two key appointments in Tourism division

Air Methods makes two key appointments in Tourism division

21-Jun-2016Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the world’s largest helicopter operator, today announced the appointment of David Doerr to president of the Tourism Division and Jim Greiner as president of Sundance Helicopters, effective immediately. In the newly created position, Doerr will be responsible for the leadership, strategic direction and growth of the Tourism Division, including overseeing Sundance Helicopters and... Read more

IRCTC to sell tickets for Pawan Hans helicopter service

IRCTC to sell tickets for Pawan Hans helicopter service

23-Mar-2016Source: PTI

Seeking to promote helicopter -tourism, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation and Pawan Hans have joined hands under an agreement that would allow flyers to book tickets through IRCTC website. Pawan Hans is a PSU of the Civil Aviation Ministry. The Memorandum of Understanding has been signed to implement the ‘heli project’ by making joint... Read more

Northern Vietnam Helicopter Co partners in new tourism venture

Northern Vietnam Helicopter Co partners in new tourism venture

24-Apr-2014Source: Vietnam Tourism

Oxalis International Travel Company, in association with the Northern Vietnam Helicopter Company, will launch three trial journeys to En cave under the Phong Nha – Ke Ban Heritage by helicopter. The activity aims to celebrate the 410th anniversary of the founding of Quang Binh province. Return flights will be operated on April 26, 27 and... Read more

30-Jun-13 N405MR Bell 206L4 Hudson River, US-New York

30-Jun-13 N405MR Bell 206L4 Hudson River, US-New York

30-Jun-2013

Text book emergency landing in the Hudson river on a sightseeing trip.  Floats deployed, helicopter landed on the water and remained upright.  Pilot named as Michael Campbell, 22.... Read more

First Bell 407GX delivered for tourism

First Bell 407GX delivered for tourism

11-Sep-2012Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of two 407GX aircraft to Helicopter Flight Services, Inc., a New York based company offering tours, charters, aerial photography, lift work and custom projects. Helicopter Flight Services is the first to operate a Bell 407GX in a sightseeing capacity. Helicopter Flight Services operates... Read more

Destin Helicopter Tours promoting tourism flights

Destin Helicopter Tours promoting tourism flights

7-Jun-2012Source: Destin Helicopter Tours

For those looking for a way to enhance a Destin, Florida vacation experience, Destin Helicopter Toursprovides the solution. Even vacationers who have been to Destin many times before will be able to see things in a whole new way after a helicopter tour. The view from the helicopter provides memories that last a lifetime. The helicopter... Read more

Falcon Aviation Services to start new tour from Marina Mall helipad

Falcon Aviation Services to start new tour from Marina Mall helipad

4-Jun-2012Source: AME Info

The 15-minute tour – available from June 21 through to September 15 – starts and ends at Marina Mall helipad and journeys up and down the capital’s majestic Corniche.   (see full story)... Read more

Helicopter Adventures Offers Flights from Myrtle Beach

Helicopter Adventures Offers Flights from Myrtle Beach

4-Jun-2012Source: Helicopter Adventures

Helicopter Adventures, the nation’s first and only attraction offering helicopter tours from a shopping, dining and entertainment complex is now offering flights from Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Free shuttles have pick up points on the north and south sides of the 350-acre complex, while the helicopter launch site is located on... Read more

Pawans Hans adds two tourist routes; Pondering four more

Pawans Hans adds two tourist routes; Pondering four more

1-Jun-2012Source: New Kerala

Pawan Hans plans to connect Vrindavan and Mathura with New Delhi considering the high potential of religious tourism of the two cities.  It is also mulling linking Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Mathura and Agra to Delhi. (see full story)... Read more

28-May-12 Eurocopter EC130B4 Puna, US-Hawaii

28-May-12 Eurocopter EC130B4 Puna, US-Hawaii

28-May-2012

Precautionary field landing made during sightseeing flight. N o damage to helicopter.  Another helicopter from the same operator came and picked up the passengers.... Read more

Pawan Hans wins Pilgrimage Tourism Award

Pawan Hans wins Pilgrimage Tourism Award

29-Aug-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Pawan Hans Helicopters, India’s nationally owned helicopter operator, has been awarded the Best Aviation Company Promoting Pilgrimage Tourism 2011.  The award was presented by the tourism minister Subodh Kant Sahai to R.K. Tyagi, the Managing Director of Pawan Hans, at a function organised by the travel publication “Today’s Traveller” in New Delhi last week. The... Read more

Victoria State to ease tourism flight hours?

Victoria State to ease tourism flight hours?

26-Aug-2011Source: Standard

A Department of Planning and Community Development review of helicopter landing sites wants to ease the requirements for operators. The review suggests a permit should not be required where the hours of helicopter operation and frequency are limited and where there is a one-kilometre setback from a sensitive use.  (Full story)  Photo shows the Twelve... Read more

Heli USA Airways reportedly buy seven AW119Ke

Heli USA Airways reportedly buy seven AW119Ke

29-Jul-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Heli USA Airways are reportedly looking to buy seven AgustaWestland AW119Ke helicopters.  While no official announcement has been made by the manufacturer, it’s a case of “there’s no smoke without fire” with the following evidence What purports to be an AgustaWestland press release appearing on a US-based website Job positions being advertised clearly confirming the... Read more

New tourist offering in India with AS350B3s

New tourist offering in India with AS350B3s

14-Jun-2011Source: Chardham Tours

The Chardham Pilgrimage Tours comprising of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri destinations started with the opening of portals of both Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines on May 6, 2011. The holy sites adorn the beautiful destination Uttarakhand. The Kedarnath place is situated at a height of 3,584 meter in Rudraprayag district whereas Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines... Read more

Banning NYC tourist helicopters solves nothing, says official

Banning NYC tourist helicopters solves nothing, says official

9-Jun-2011Source: DNSinfo

Patricia Ornst, director of aviation for the Economic Development Corp., warned that the city would lose its limited leverage over tourist helicopters if the choppers were barred from the downtown heliport. “They will move elsewhere and they will continue to operate,” Ornst told Community Board 1’s Financial District Committee. “It will be worse.”... Read more

Congresswoman calls for complete ban on NYC tourist helicopter flights

Congresswoman calls for complete ban on NYC tourist helicopter flights

8-Jun-2011Source: Nydia Velazquez

The following is the full text of a letter from Rep Nydia M. Velazquez to NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg:- The Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg Mayor of New York City City Hall New York, N.Y. 10007 Dear Mayor Bloomberg: This letter follows up on April 5, 2010 correspondence regarding the issue of tourist helicopters. Relentless helicopter... Read more

Helicopter tourism to lift off in Goa with six helipads

Helicopter tourism to lift off in Goa with six helipads

16-May-2011Source: Times of India

A helipad alongside Panaji’s Mandovi bridge and five more across the state, including at Colva and Old Goa, are set to launch helicopter tourism in Goa.... Read more

Maverick Helicopters wins Best Tour Company award

Maverick Helicopters wins Best Tour Company award

30-Mar-2011Source: Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters has been named 2011 SNHCA Choice Award winner for Best Tour Company in Las Vegas by the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association (SNHCA). SNHCA, which was established in 1990, is an association of professional hotel concierge dedicated to providing the highest level of service to Las Vegas visitors. The association is honoring Maverick... Read more

Senator Ron Wyden proposes ban on helicopter tours over Crater Lake

Senator Ron Wyden proposes ban on helicopter tours over Crater Lake

21-Feb-2011Source: Senator Ron Wyden

Friday, February 18, 2011 Washington, D.C. – With the Senate passage of the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill late last night, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) announced several provisions that will benefit Oregon, including improved commercial air service between western states and Washington, D.C., protecting Crater Lake from air tour flyovers, increasing testing sites for... Read more

US Helicopter Tour eGuide Launched

US Helicopter Tour eGuide Launched

17-Feb-2011Source: GHT

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA      February 17, 2011 The Guide to Helicopter Tours in the U.S. (GHT) has recently launched an exciting, comprehensive eGuide which specifically promotes helicopter tourism in the US.  Some of the most awe inspiring scenic helicopter tours in America can now be accessed in one convenient location on the web. “Landing... Read more

Grand Canyon operators say noise-reduction proposals could hurt business

Grand Canyon operators say noise-reduction proposals could hurt business

6-Feb-2011Source: Las Vegas Review Journal

“The Park Service has done the unthinkable but not the unexpected; it has broken its public promise to the air tour community to not propose measures designed to drive the industry, along with many jobs, out of existence in Southern Nevada and Northern Arizona — which this will do,” Steve Bassett, president of the United... Read more

National Park Service releases draft aircraft overflight EIS for comment

National Park Service releases draft aircraft overflight EIS for comment

4-Feb-2011Source: National Park Service

The National Park Service has developed a draft plan to address the impacts of aircraft noise on park resources and visitor experience.  Released by the park on Tuesday, the plan is formally called a “Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Special Flight Rules Area in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park.” The document will be... Read more

Network of helicopter services launched in Himachal Pradesh

Network of helicopter services launched in Himachal Pradesh

30-Jan-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Himachal Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has this weekend launched the much-awaited helicopter services to cater for high-end tourists.  He ceremonially sent off the first helicopter flight for Kullu from Annandale helipad on Saturday, operated by an MD600N from the Simm-Samm Company.  Two other operators Shiva Heli Services and Mesco Airlines are also involved. The... Read more

HAI president discusses issues and concerns with Hawaiian operators

HAI president discusses issues and concerns with Hawaiian operators

27-Jan-2011Source: HAI

The tour operators Paradise Helicopters and Sunshine Helicopters discussed initiatives to support and enhance the air tour business with HAI President Matt Zuccaro during his recent visit to Hawaii. Zuccaro met with Cal Dorn of Paradise and Sunshine’s Paul Morris to discuss a number of HAI initiatives to support air tours, including its ongoing discussions... Read more

Maverick launches new all-in-one Grand Canyon West Rim Experience

Maverick launches new all-in-one Grand Canyon West Rim Experience

27-Jan-2011Source: Maverick Helicopters

The latest sightseeing excursion from Maverick Aviation Group will give explorers a multi-perspective view of Grand Canyon West Rim. Passengers will witness the beauty of the Grand Canyon and all it has to offer while traveling via plane, helicopter and by foot on the new Tribal Spirit excursion. The company’s latest expedition will depart daily... Read more

Tomlinson Aviation plans Daytona Beach to Orlando service

Tomlinson Aviation plans Daytona Beach to Orlando service

5-Jan-2011Source: Daytona Beach News-Journal

Before he can get this charter service up and running, Neal Tomlinson of Tomlinson Aviation says he needs a beachfront location for landings and departures.... Read more

New helicopter tour company at Sarasota’s Bradenton Airport

New helicopter tour company at Sarasota’s Bradenton Airport

21-Nov-2010Source: Longboat Key News

Alpha Helicopters specializes in scenic beach and city tours of Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Sarasota and Anna Maria Island... Read more

Salt Air adds floating helipad barge for tourism ops

Salt Air adds floating helipad barge for tourism ops

2-Nov-2010Source: Salt Air

An innovative new tourism product for the Bay of Islands has just been launched by Salt Air which includes a barge, a helicopter, a boat and stunning island beaches. Salt Air have purpose built a floating heli pad barge that will be anchored out amongst the islands from Paihia. Visitors to the Bay of Islands... Read more

Air Maui opens in Grand Canyon and Las Vegas under Serenity Helicopters name

Air Maui opens in Grand Canyon and Las Vegas under Serenity Helicopters name

25-Oct-2010Source: Serenity Helicopters

Serenity Helicopters has opened their doors as the newest provider of Las Vegas to Grand Canyon helicopter tours. Steve Egger, founder of Air Maui (a popular Hawaii helicopter tour provider), brings his 25+ years of experience and flawless safety record to the Las Vegas helicopter industry. Serenity takes pride in being a small company, which... Read more

HeliExperiences ready to fly tours off the coast of Kangaroo Island

HeliExperiences ready to fly tours off the coast of Kangaroo Island

17-Oct-2010Source: ABC

HeliExperiences wants to provide helicopter joy-rides off the coast of Kangaroo Island, and has released an environmental management plan for public comment.... Read more

Vietnam’s Luxury Travel to launch helicopter service to former battlefields

Vietnam’s Luxury Travel to launch helicopter service to former battlefields

1-Oct-2010Source: Luxury Travel

The company is going to launch a day trip by private charter helicopter to Ba Ria Vung Tau for interested travelers from Ho Chi Minh City. The Luxury Travel Company (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com ), Vietnam’s leading bespoke travel experience, is experienced in providing special services and unique tourism products to luxury global travelers over the years. Long... Read more

New York mid-air – helicopter was flying too high

New York mid-air – helicopter was flying too high

15-Sep-2010Source: New York Daily News

The Liberty Helicopter Tour aircraft, which took off for a 12 minute sightseeing trip around the Manhattan skyline, was supposed to stop climbing when it hit 1,000 feet, the NTSB reported... Read more

New rules for Hudson River tour helicopters begin today

New rules for Hudson River tour helicopters begin today

16-Aug-2010Source: NorthJersey.com

Tour helicopters that want to fly higher than 1,300 feet over the Hudson River — and show off the scenic span of Manhattan island — must adhere to stricter flight patterns beginning Monday.... Read more

Horry County Planning Commission defers helicopter tour proposal

Horry County Planning Commission defers helicopter tour proposal

9-Aug-2010Source: The Sun News

The company has renewed a request to build a helicopter pad for a private helicopter tour company to be placed on George Bishop Parkway. The request asks that the zoning be changed on the property from highway commercial to outdoor commercial amusements.... Read more

Pawan Hans benefits from boost in spiritual tourism

Pawan Hans benefits from boost in spiritual tourism

31-Jul-2010Source: Times of India

Pawan Hans CMD R K Tyagi said his company had received very good response to the introduction of helicopter services for Amarnath with more than 40,000passengers already booked to fly between July-August.... Read more

Mi-8 from Chukotka across Bering Strait to Alaska targets new tourism options

Mi-8 from Chukotka across Bering Strait to Alaska targets new tourism options

29-Jul-2010Source: AVE

For the first time in the history of aviation representatives of the Russian airline “Vertical-T” on the MI-8P flew from Chukotka to Alaska.... Read more

Deccan Air completes first heli-tour to Jaffna

Deccan Air completes first heli-tour to Jaffna

30-Jun-2010Source: Daily Mirror

Sri Lanka’s only private sector helicopter operator Deccan Aviation made its first helicopter transfer to Jaffna recently.... Read more

Heli-Cusco calls for new Machu Picchu flight ban to be lifted

Heli-Cusco calls for new Machu Picchu flight ban to be lifted

22-Jun-2010Source: BBC

Heli-Cusco is heavily dependant on the Peruvian tourist trade, which focuses on Maccu Picchu.  Last week’s 125 sq.mile helicopter exclusion zone was created by the Cusco provincial government without prior warning or consultation... Read more

Maverick Helicopters Launches New Grand Canyon Experiences

Maverick Helicopters Launches New Grand Canyon Experiences

31-May-2010Source: Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopter officials have announced the addition of two new tours to the company’s schedule, the Skywalk Odyssey and Silver Cloud Sunset excursions. Both new sightseeing expeditions depart from the company’s Las Vegas Strip location, 6075 Las Vegas Blvd. South, and both offer unique views of Southern Nevada, Arizona and the Grand Canyon. For the... Read more

TourGuy.com Grand Canyon Helicopter Landing Becomes #1 Seller

TourGuy.com Grand Canyon Helicopter Landing Becomes #1 Seller

28-May-2010Source: TourGuy.com

The “Toast the Spirits of the Grand Canyon” helicopter tour has become the number one seller at TourGuy.com, a new tour and travel source for adventure and ecotourism tours launched during National Travel And Tourism Week. The Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour takes up to six passengers from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon for a... Read more

Papillon starts new Hoover Dam air tour

Papillon starts new Hoover Dam air tour

25-May-2010Source: Old West New West

Departing daily from either their Las Vegas or Boulder City terminals, the tour flies at low level over the Hoover Dam in a Eurocopter EC130... Read more

India’s Government of Sikkim approves three tourism helipads, considers two more

India’s Government of Sikkim approves three tourism helipads, considers two more

8-May-2010Source: Olala

Detailed project reports for constructing three helipads, submitted by the Department of Tourism, Government of Sikkim, have been recently sanctioned, while two more proposals are under consideration.... Read more

Horry County helicopter tour plans face mixed reactions

Horry County helicopter tour plans face mixed reactions

7-May-2010Source: The Sun News

The Horry County Council is considering a zoning change that would allow a helicopter company to open up a tourist attraction across the street from the rollercoaster at Freestyle Music Park. The proposal has met with mixed reactions... Read more

Ventura Harbor rejects helicopter sightseeing tours

Ventura Harbor rejects helicopter sightseeing tours

21-Apr-2010Source: Ventura County Star

Channel Island Helicopters, which currently operates out of the Oxnard Airport, wanted to lease harbor land near Anchors Way to offer tours one weekend a month and raise its profile, but “it wasn’t the right fit,” Harbormaster Scott Miller said Tuesday.... Read more

New York: Tourist heliport move generates noise complaints in Brooklyn

New York: Tourist heliport move generates noise complaints in Brooklyn

11-Apr-2010Source: New York Post

The fact that there’s now a single site in Manhattan for tourist-helicopter flights is a big part of why a bad problem is a whole lot worse,” said state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn), who said his staff arrived at work Monday to find 50 e-mail complaints about chopper noise.... Read more

Bill would give Crater Lake National Park say over helicopters

Bill would give Crater Lake National Park say over helicopters

26-Mar-2010Source: Washington Examiner

The National Park Service would get special authority to decide if Leading Edge Aviation can fly tours over Crater Lake under legislation passed by the U.S. Senate on Monday.... Read more

Papillon Airways' New Grand Canyon Tour Options

Papillon Airways' New Grand Canyon Tour Options

20-Jan-2010Source: BizBash

Papillon Airways recently eliminated all of its existing packages in favor of simplified and lower-priced group booking by helicopter, airplane, or bus.... Read more

Pawan Hans Helicopters to partner with Bihar State on tourism ops

Pawan Hans Helicopters to partner with Bihar State on tourism ops

10-Jan-2010Source: Hindustan Times

The helicopter with the capacity to accommodate six to eight persons will display the logo of Bihar Tourism and the highlights of its tourist sites of Vaishali, Kesaria, Bodh Gaya, Rajgir, Nalanda and Patna.... Read more

Low time pilot launches NZ operator Heli Tours with AS350

Low time pilot launches NZ operator Heli Tours with AS350

4-Jan-2010Source: Mountain Scene

A low-time private pilot who has recently achieved his commercial licence was awarded an operating certificate on 24th December and has launched Heli Tours in New Zealand with an AS350.  See also http://www.helitours.co.nz... Read more

Forbes Traveler nominates Nimmo Bay as top helicopter tour destination

Forbes Traveler nominates Nimmo Bay as top helicopter tour destination

20-Nov-2009Source: Canada.com

New York-based Forbes Traveler ranks B.C.’s Nimmo Bay Resort as No. 1 in the world for helicopter tours into relatively inaccessible but visually stunning places.... Read more

Safari Helicopters tour funds Hawaii environmental work

Safari Helicopters tour funds Hawaii environmental work

10-Sep-2009Source: Kauai World

The plan allows Safari Helicopters to land on a ridge above Olokele Canyon, allow visitors to stroll through an endangered-plant reserve, and use a portion of the proceeds to fund soil-erosion and the endangered-species work.... Read more

Indian Government unveils guidelines for Heliport Tourism

Indian Government unveils guidelines for Heliport Tourism

10-Sep-2009Source: Hospitality Biz India

With a view to promote tourist destinations in hilly and remote areas of the country, MoT has also issued guidelines to extend financial assistance to State Governments/Union Territory Administrations for construction of heliports under the scheme of product/ infrastructure development for destinations and circuits.... Read more

Helicopter service to boost tourism in Tripura

Helicopter service to boost tourism in Tripura

4-Sep-2009Source: PTI

Tripura Government has decided to launch helicopter service to 20 small towns in the state to promote tourism and develop connectivity, official sources said today.... Read more

Acrimonious row erupts over rainforest sightseeing flights in Zimbabwe

Acrimonious row erupts over rainforest sightseeing flights in Zimbabwe

27-Aug-2009Source: Sunday News

A showdown is looming between the National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority and the Victoria Falls Town Council after the local authority allocated land for helipads to seven potential helicopter operators to venture into providing flights over the rainforest.... Read more

Helicopter service for Sikkim tourist destinations

Helicopter service for Sikkim tourist destinations

20-Aug-2009Source: http://www.ptinews.com/news/230034_Helicopter-service-for-Sikkim-tourist-destinations

With a view to cater to high-end tourists, Sikkim government has decided to launch commercial chopper services to five most frequented destinations in the state, a tourism official said.... Read more

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