Flying through the sky is an exciting experience that can be enjoyed most when accompanied by those closest to you — family!
Often flying families around, we know how a helicopter ride through Sydney can be a great bonding experience for a family. Being able to share this experience with your partner, children or parents, is an incredible feeling that allows for a great memory everyone can cherish.
Are you planning on taking or gifting your family with a helicopter tour this holiday season? Find out everything you need to know below.
Who can take a helicopter ride?
Good news for the whole family — anyone who is ‘fit to fly’ may take to the sky! This means all age groups are welcome.
If you wanted to take the children or your grandparents on a helicopter tour with you, then have no fear, they can fly too!
With your permission, your child can join you in the sky. Depending on the circumstances, two children between the ages of three to 12 years may occupy a single seat.
Infants under the age of three years can also fly. Welcomed free of charge, infants must be seated on an adult’s lap during the flight’s duration.
What is classified as ‘fit to fly’?
At Alpine Helicopters, the safety of our passengers is our biggest priority. This is not only carried through our practices and procedures, but also enforced by our ‘fit to fly’ guideline.
When we say, ‘fit to fly’, we mean as long as it is safe for you to take the aerial tour, you can join in on the fun.
Certain medical conditions and health implications may stop you from flying. If you are pregnant and experiencing complications, this may also mean you might have to sit out on a helicopter ride this time around.
Not sure if you are in shape to fly? We recommend seeing your health professional and checking whether you have clearance to go on a helicopter.
For further questions on whether you can fly with us, call our friendly team on (02) 9637 4455.
Our helicopters that cater to family groups
How big is your family? At Alpine Helicopters, we often fly group transfers in and around Sydney, so hosting a large group is no trouble.
With eight helicopters in our fleet ranging in size, you can trust we will have a helicopter that can cater to your family’s needs. We have varying layouts that allow us to service your member requirements, giving you several options to fit your needs.
For a more intimate family of 4 or less, we guarantee that you’ll find a helicopter to fit with our team. Our smallest aircraft, the B206B2, can accommodate up to 4 passengers.
For the more extensive family featuring 5 or 6 members, we have several of our AS350FX2 in our fleet. This allows us to fly you and your mid-sized family around with ease.
Furthermore, we can cater to the largest of families. Seating up to 14 passengers PLUS the pilot, we can fit an extended family in one single helicopter when flying our Bell 412.
Do you need to fly more than 14 passengers? No worries, if you want to have a day out with your large extended family, Alpine Helicopters can help.
By using several of our fleets, we can cater to large family groups, delivering all members an exceptional flying experience.
Helicopter tour gift ideas that are suited for a family with kids
Are you interested in booking a trip for the family, including the kids? Or perhaps you want to provide a voucher to your nieces and nephews this Christmas?
Then have no stress! Alpine Helicopters offers plenty of tours for the family! From our scenic flights through Sydney to our lunch tours across town, we have something for everyone.
If you are after a tour fit for younger kids, we recommend one of our scenic flights.
There are three of our tours that are perfect for a surprise. These include flying over the iconic Sydney Harbour landmarks and the Blue Mountains or Northern Beaches.
With wicked views of the city and informative commentary from our experienced pilots, you’ll be kept entertained for the entire flight.
Helicopter tour gift ideas for older family members
Do you need a gift for a couple of adults in your family? Whether it is for your parents or you and your partner, we have a wide selection of tours that would make a magical gift idea.
For a gift that would please a foodie, any of our lunch flights would make a tremendous pick. Treat one of your family members to a luxury day-out by picking any of these tours.
Covering the Hunter Valley, Central Coast, Blue Mountains and more, you’ll find a tour that will surely be a hit.
For a present that is a little more mature, booking or giving a voucher for one of our pub tours with altitude would make a grand choice.
These pub tour packages are perfect for members 18 or over. They would be a hit for the relative who has a refined wine or beer pallet.
With trips to locations around Sydney, this will be a surprise under the tree!
Buying a gift voucher for your family
At Alpine Helicopters, we make finding a gift for your family easy. Whether it is for Christmas, a birthday or anniversary, treating family members to a magical adventure with those they love can be one of the best presents ever.
You can easily order a gift voucher by clicking the ‘Gift Vouchers’ option in the menu on our site.
Here, you just need to fill out the information, select the tour you want to gift and wait for us to contact you to make a secure contactless payment. It is that easy!
Are you ready to book a helicopter flight with your family? Book now to secure your date of choice! Explore our range of tours and select the one you want to experience this coming holiday season.
For more on our gift vouchers and services, call us on (02) 9637 4455.