Riding in a helicopter can be one of the most amazing and beautiful sights you will see in your life. It does not matter if you are flying over your home town, the African Safari, the great islands of Hawaii or even Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. You will be able to see things from a unique perspective you never see from the ground and it does not compare with Google Maps Satellite View. It is a great way to get a great view of whatever it is you want to look at and here are some tips for your first helicopter ride.

The History of Helicopters

The Military, Federal Government, news agencies and police departments often use helicopters to get an aerial view of many different things. This could be damage caused by a natural disaster, to a high speed police chase down the freeway to even looking around for the enemy soldiers on the battle field. If so many agencies and companies are using helicopters as a platform to get a great view from then it’s no wonder that tourists now are using the helicopter to get a great view of tourist destinations and attractions.

The Cost of Helicopter Rides

The cost of a helicopter ride really depends on the tourist destination you want to fly over, how busy they are and the weather conditions. Typically helicopter rides cost around two hundred fifty to three hundred fifty dollars per hour to ride. There often is an additional safety training class for those that want to take a ride on the helicopter. With some companies this costs additional money and with others the cost of the safety training class is rolled into the cost of the helicopter ride itself. For the best estimate on prices you should call the companies that provide helicopter rides where your vacation destination is.

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