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Helicopter journeys are extremely fun and memorable which adds a sense of adventure to your holiday plans. However, there are some questions that bother a lot of people who choose this luxurious mode of travelling. Here is a list of carefully curated common concerns and frequently asked questions regarding helicopter tours which will clarify any doubt that you may have as well:
1- Do Helicopters Ensure Safety?
Helicopters as compared to roadways and railways are one of the safest modes of travelling. They are not only operated for short distance travel but is also very safe and convenient for certain military operations, lifting of heavy weight items, aerial photography etc. the presence of an emergency landing system also gives it an edge over other transportation services. also remember that helicopters are used all over the world for immediate emergency services all over the world making it one of the most dependable and efficient ways of travelling.
2- Will Children Require Full Ticket for Helicopter Tour?
As per the regulations and policies children over the age of 2 years and above are required to travel via helicopter with a full ticket. And children under the age of 2 years old are required to sit on the lap of the adult with whom they are travelling. Make sure you clarify this with the helicopter tour service provider.
3- When should be the Best Time for Day Flight?
All the helicopter flights depend completely on the weather conditions where the journey has to take place. It is recommended for you to book your tickets before the weather becomes unpredictable. For example booking a flight ticket during the monsoon or winter months is not preferred. Night flights usually don’t take place so you must also check out the weather conditions during the time you plan on going for the helicopter trip.
4- Is Flight Rescheduling Possible?
Flight rescheduling can be done with some extra added cost. The rescheduling can be done in advance and depends on the company’s policies. The passenger will also be required to pay some extra fees. You must clarify about the cancellation and rescheduling procedure beforehand. If due to some reason or to the other you have to postpone or prepone the helicopter trip then this can be done beforehand.
5- How Many Passengers Can take a Helicopter Ride at One Time?
There is limited seating present inside the helicopter. At one time a minimum of 1 to 6 passengers can make the trip. This is the seating arrangement in the helicopter to ensure a safe journey for the helicopter tour. This allows efficiency, safety and a quick travel experience.
6- What is Appropriate Clothing for a Flight Journey?
The clothing should be appropriate and it is advised for you to wear comfortably just the way you do for travelling. Preferably loose fitting clothes must be worn and accessories like hats should be avoided which can stand a chance to get blown away which is caused by the blades of the helicopter. Also remember not to wear any jewellery articles which may stand the chance of getting lost during the flight journey.
7- Is there a Chance for Motion Sickness during the Flight Journey?
Since the flight journey takes place at a height then some people stand the possibility of experiencing motion sickness. However, most of the clients enjoy a comfortable flight without experiencing any discomfort. One can carry the appropriate medication related to this problem. Remember to consult your medical practitioner before making this flight journey. In case you get sick en route then there are ‘plastic disposable bags’ available where one can vomit and feel better. But this is not the case in most cases.
8- Can Pregnant Women Undertake a Helicopter Tour?
Yes. Women who are pregnant can easily travel through helicopter. However if you are extremely late into your pregnancy then this travel will be a huge concern. Since as the helicopter gains height the pressure within the chopper changes that may work in inducing labor immediately. Women during their 3rd trimester are not recommended for this mode of transportation which may prove to be risky.
9- What Kind of Baggage is Recommended?
Only small sized duffle bags or backpacks are permitted since heavy baggage is not allowed keeping in mind the weight limitations. The pilot or the company can easily cancel your ticket booking in case they find that you are carrying heavy luggage which compromises with the systematic weight distribution.
10- What are Some Essentials that You Must carry during the Helicopter Tour?
Every document you will require shall be conveyed to you through your tour representative or manager. Some of the essentials include a valid photo identification, ear plugs, sunglasses, sunscreen and of course a camera (if allowed during your journey).
11- Will the Helicopter Guarantee Comfort?
Helicopters are not only a safe travel option but it is also extremely comfortable and luxurious which is clear with its ticket price. The seats are extremely comfortable and guarantees a smooth transfer to your desired destination. This also happens to be one of the quickest ways of touring as well. People know that helicopters and flying your way to the destination is extremely comfortable and efficient.
12- Will the Helicopter be Completely Private or will I have to Share it with other co Passengers?
The best way of travelling would be with a group of other co passengers which will cut down your ticket cost substantially. A complete chopper booking can be made if you book all the seats. All this depends on availability of the helicopter seats. It depends entirely on our budget and choice.
13- Can Physically Disabled People go on Helicopter?
Helicopter is the best ways of travelling for physically challenged people and people suffering from disabilities. It is safe, quick and very comfortable. The passenger must cite their needs before the travel manager and tour representatives so that definite steps and preparations are taken beforehand to make your helicopter journey easier.