Rotor F/X


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In a Nutshell

Passengers sipping complimentary champagne take in views of the Hollywood sign, Santa Monica Pier, and more aboard a small-sized aircraft

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 28, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Individual max 250lbs, combined max 500lbs. Must sign waiver. Minimum of 2 people per flight, maximum of 3 per flight. Subject to weather conditions. Appointment required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

There are few things as liberating as the ability to fly, which is why humans invented airplanes and chickens hate their lives. Feel the freedom of the skies with this Groupon.

$99 for 45-Minute Aerial Tour of Santa Monica and Los Angeles ($229 Value)

During the Los Angeles Extravaganza Deluxe Tour, a professional pilot-driven airplane departs from Van Nuys Airport—the site of many classic films, including Casablanca—and escorts passengers over the Los Angeles area. Between sips of complimentary champagne, passengers are encouraged to snap photos of hot spots such as Hollywood Boulevard, Disney Studios, and the Kodak Theatre, a venue best known for hosting the Academy Awards ever since Francis Ford Coppola stopped hosting the ceremony in his basement. Preflight or postflight, guests can stroll through Van Nuys Airport's collection of aircraft, ranging from vintage fighters to private celebrity jets. An HD video and DVD of the entire flight is available for pickup after the tour.

Rotor F/X LLC

Living up to their slogan "Excellence in Aviation," Rotor F/X runs the gamut of flight-related services by selling and repairing rotorcraft, in addition to offering flight training, transportation, and quick aerial tours of the Los Angeles area. As a prop company, Rotor F/X has a reputation of building believable cockpit mockups, aviation sets, and scale models of planes and helicopters. As a testament to their ability to enhance stunts, effects, and camera shots with their replicas, the crew of the History Channel's Modern Marvels asked them to construct a experimental helicopter that not only lifts up into the air, but travels back in time to prevent the original Star Trek from being canceled.

Customer Reviews

Great customer service upon booking and the team were very responsive and helped answer my many questions. On arrival the hanger was easy to find and we were welcomed immediately. We did have to wait over 30 minutes for the pilot to arrive but it was well worth the wait! The experience was a present for my boyfriend's birthday and he said he was surprised at how much he got to handle the airplane and loved every minute of it. I was very comfortable in the back and got to enjoy the views and take pictures. Later that afternoon we sent the recording of the flight, a great keepsake. Overall a great experience and highly recommended for both avid flyers or someone looking to try something new!
Holly W. · November 18, 2016
great company and instructor.
Arp G. · November 14, 2016
Informative and hands on. Definitely must try!
Wendy P. · September 18, 2016
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    16231 Waterman Dr.

    Van Nuys, CA 91406


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