Chopper Charter Branson's flights range from aerial photography to scenic tours and hands-on instruction and training. Each student learns on the Robinson R44 helicopter, touted as the most popular helicopter in the world. The FAA-certified air carrier meticulously maintains their choppers, taking all safety precautions and plopping them onto a treadmill for at least 30 minutes, three to five times a week.
Lake Ozark Helicopters shepherds tour-goers in FAA-certified ethereal steeds over the scenic Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Missouri’s largest state park. Stratospheric sojourners undergo a safety briefing before embarking on the aerial adventure. During the 26- to 30-mile tour, passengers enjoy window views as they soar over the glistening Lake of the Ozarks, whiz over the Bagnell Dam, and catch sights of deposed wizards filching gold bricks from Million Dollar Row. The Robinson R-44 four-seater zips through the atmosphere over Shawnee Bend and Grand Glaize Bridge as an experienced guide delivers local area information via voice-activated headsets worn by each passenger. After the motorized bird touches down to earth, staff members unlock the helicopter doors and allow passengers to exit with a jubilant flap of the arms.
Arkansas Helicopters grants passengers an entirely new perspective of some of the state's most historic landmarks. During tours, flights cruise above such iconic sights as Razorback Stadium, Bud Walton Arena, and the Promenade Mall. Guests bask in the lush splendor of scenic views while they fly over Beaver Lake, the Ozark Mountains, and more. Flight instruction is also available to introduce beginners to the basics and help more experienced pilots gain commercial rating certifications.