HELICOPTER CHARTER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES THE HELICOPTER CHARTER PROCESS WORKS?
After your initial enquiry you will be assigned a personal charter expert who will send you a selection of quotes for you to choose from. Each quote will have a clear breakdown of aircraft and airports and reasons they have been selected for you. Should you wish to go ahead they will then book the aircraft and send you all the flight details including directions to the terminal and any other important information. They will be your first point of call for any further enquiries you may have up to the flight and, if possible, they will meet you at the terminal. From your initial quote you will be able to contact your account manager 24/7 (if on holiday you will be assigned another account manager to cover) so you can call from wherever, whenever you like.
HOW DO I DECIDE WICH HELICOPTER TO CHARTER?
Your dedicated account manager will advise you and provide you with a suitable range of aircraft based on your requirements, assisting you with your final decision. View our aircraft guide for further information.
HOW MUCH LUGGAGE CAN I TAKE WITH ME ON A HELICOPTER?
You will be told how much the hold can take on your chosen aircraft and can upgrade if you feel more space is needed. It very much depends on the aircraft capacity and number of passengers involved in the helicopter charter. As a private passenger however, you will have all of the luggage capacity at your disposal.
HOW MANY PASSENGERS IS A HELICOPTER CHARTER IDEAL FOR?
Depending on the type of helicopter you charter, anywhere between 1 – 15 passengers. View our aircraft guide for further information.
WHERE CAN HELICOPTER LAND / TAKE OFF?
Helicopter charters offer a level of flexibility not commonly found with fixed wing aircraft. Their capabilities allow access to remote areas and city centres, with the ability to land at helipads, hotels and even private properties, where space allows, making them one of the most flexible and suitable aircraft types for travel to remote, crowded or otherwise difficult to reach destinations.There are certain factors that need to be taken into consideration however, such as whether there’s an over-water approach or the time of day at which you wish to land or take off. In some cases, a site study may be required to determine whether a specific location for landing or take off can be approved. Our helicopetr charter experts will be able to discuss all of these aspects with you.
Helipad and Facility Required
- It should have plain hard surface of at least 30 Meter Diameter.
- Proper Helipad markings should be their.
- No loose material should be their on the helipad(like chairs, carpet, loose cover wrapper, paper, plastic etc).
- It should be properly watered to ensure dust free landing.
- A wind socks or flag should be there for Judging wind direction.
- Some measure to generate smoke should be in place(It helps pilot in locating the landing site).
- Police security, fire brigade(or fire extinguisher) and a ambulance is required at the helipad as per government rules.
- Necessary measures to protect the site by cordoning, fencing/Barricading to ensure that no unauthorised person, vehicles or stray animals enter into the perimeter of the safety area.
For a more details of information on temporary helipad requirements you can check Civil Aviation Requirement Section 4 Series B Part II.