Helicopter Discovery Flights
Meet us at French Valley Airport near beautiful Temecula Valley Wine Country to begin your whirlwind journey in aviation. Pleasure flights and training are available daily with advance reservations.
Ready to soar?!
The next time you’re looking to surprise your sweetie, plot your course for romance with a customized Helicopter Discovery Flight over any number of popular aerial attractions available in Southern California. From the mountains to the rugged coastline, the deserts to the city lights, the sky’s the limit!
Surprise someone special with the perfect gift – the gift of flight and fancy. No worry about it being the right size or color, rarely exchanged and always a hit. An exhilarating flight is guaranteed to lift the spirits and change your perspective.
If you are working on a project requires aerial photography, a helicopter affords optimum stability and precision from which to shoot. Get a bird’s eye view of the world below, whether it’s your property or a prospective purchase you are considering. For filming movies, we offer helicopters with gyro-stabilized camera mounts attached so that you can get the perfect shot.
Thinking of learning to fly, we are located in Southern California, known the world over for year-round optimum weather conditions – lending itself perfectly for all forms of flight training. We have our own FAA Certified Part 141 Flight School (QJBV584K) and FAA Certified Aircraft Repair Station (QJBR584K).
Questions? Call our office at (951) 678-4334 and we’d be glad to help you!
Helicopter Rides Price List
|30 minute flight (2-place helicopter)||1 Person||$129||Call (951) 678-4334|
|60 minute flight (2-place helicopter)||1 Person||$239||Call (951) 678-4334|
|60 minute flight (4-place helicopter)||1 Person||$269||Call (951) 678-4334|
|60 minute flight (4-place helicopter)||2 People||$539||Call (951) 678-4334|
|60 minute flight (4-place helicopter)||3 People||$599||Call (951) 678-4334|
French Valley Airport
Helicopter Rides FAQ
How many people can go up at a time?
We have both 2-seat and 4-seat Helicopters. The 4-place helicopter seats the pilot and up to three passengers. One passenger sits in the front and two in the back. The 2-place helicopter seats are arranged side by side.
What is the minimum and maximum age?
The minimum age is around 5 years old to fly. A child of normal stature for those ages and aircraft will fit safely in the seat belts and be tall enough to take in the view.
What should I wear on my flight?
The aircraft offers good protection from the elements, so dress as if you were going for a ride in an airliner. You should also bring sunglasses (polarized if you have them). Any footwear is acceptable including flipflops, we do recommend sneakers for more solid footing getting in and out of the airplane.
What if my Gift Certificate is expired?
You have 1 year from the date of purchase before your gift certificate expires. We ask you to please try to schedule your ride before your gift certificate expires. As long as you schedule before the expiration date, the ride can be scheduled to take place up to 30 days beyond the expiration date.
Are there any weight limits for the flights?
The maximum weight limit is 510 lbs combined, total weight of up to three passengers. We may ask you for your weight before the flight, so please be honest as this is an important consideration about safety.
How can I purchase a gift certificate?
You can purchase a gift certificate online by clicking here.
What happens if the weather is bad on the day of my flight?
There are several reasons we may cancel your flight due to weather (wind, low clouds, rain, etc.) Simply put, we will not take you up on a day where you will not be thrilled with your flight. Your pilot has the authority to cancel, change, or shorten a flight due to weather or other variables. If we cancel your flight due to inclement weather, we will gladly reschedule your flight for the next best date.
What is your cancellation policy?
There is no charge for flights cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. However, once booked, if you cancel your flight within 24 hours you will be charged for the entire flight (this includes no shows. Sorry, no exceptions). Our flights are tightly booked. If you arrive late (plan to arrive 20-30 minutes before your scheduled flight time), that time may be deducted from your flight.
How safe is this?
Everything in life has risk. The most hazardous part of this adventure is the drive to the airport and maybe some bugs. The aircraft is cared for daily and receives a full inspection every 100 hour of flying. All pilots are FAA certified commercial pilots and all employees, including mechanics are subject to random drug testing.
What are your hours of operation at the airport?
We generally fly from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm, 7-days per week, weather permitting. We are closed Monday and Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Where will we go on my ride?
You tell US what you would like to do. Fly over your house or property, the beautiful coast or take a sunset tour along the bayside. Just tell us what you have in mind and if there’s time, we’ll take you there. We will discuss with you a “menu” of possible places to go before your flight.
Can I bring a camera or camcorder?
Yes! A camera with a wide-angle lens is perfect. It should have a strap if possible. A camcorder is good as long as it is one of the smaller handheld types.
When should I arrive for my flight?
We need you at the airport no later than 20-30 minutes prior to your flight time. This will allow us time to brief you on the do’s and don’ts.
How far in advance should I book my flight?
Please try to schedule your flight 7 days or more in advance.
Should I tip the pilot?
While it’s certainly not expected, many of our customers are so thrilled by their flight, they just can’t resist a small contribution. It is most appreciated by the pilot.
What is the best time to call and talk with someone?
Call us anytime you want. Our office is usually staffed 8 – 6 Monday – Saturday. Please leave us a message if we don’t answer your call and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
When do you fly?
We fly 7 days a week weather permitting.
Can I get a very last-minute gift certificate?
Certainly. Please call our office and we will email your gift certificate ASAP.
Can you accommodate groups or parties?
Absolutely. We can accommodate company gift programs, corporate outings, and team building. We have a large hangar suitable for rent with many different ride packages/programs. Catering, theme parties, and planning can all be accommodated. Please call us for more details.
How do I schedule a flight?
Call our office anytime during our regular business hours.
Do I have to sign a waiver to fly?
No, it is not required.