Helicopters are one of the most diverse forms of aviation—able to tackle large scale industrial jobs one minute and Hollywood cinematography shoots the next. They’re also one of the most romantic forms of air travel, used every year as an aviation tool to make weddings luxurious and proposals magical.
At Helicopter Express, we charter our fleet of helicopters all year long—not just for business or personal travel, but for partners looking to make a grand gesture or newlyweds needing safe, efficient and luxurious travel accommodations. Across the board, there are a number of benefits to chartering a helicopter in Atlanta, including
- Convenience: Helicopter charters allow you to schedule your flight according to your own timetable—not the airline’s departure time. You’re able to board the aircraft just minutes before takeoff, and you’ll never have to settle for flying into the city nearest to your true destination.
- Accessibility: Due to their size, maneuverability, and vertical flight capability, helicopters are capable of accessing and landing in hard-to-reach locations and tight spaces, such as on mountaintops and ski slopes, in parking lots and yards, and even on hotels. They can navigate Atlanta’s tall buildings and access the crowded city center, or they can drop you off at your retreat in the middle of nowhere.
- Reduced travel time: Hiring a private helicopter charter in the Atlanta area is a luxurious method to circumvent traffic congestion and avoid the stress of dealing with other drivers, traffic delays, road closures, and construction.
- Luxury: Helicopter charters are one of the most comfortable and luxurious ways to travel. The entire flight revolves around you, from the personal luggage handlers who stow your baggage to various amenities, like complimentary snacks and drinks.
- Unparalleled views of the city: Unlike airplanes, which turn even the tallest buildings and landmarks into nothing more than tiny specks, helicopters fly at the perfect height to take in the sights. They also offer large, panoramic windows that provide passengers with breathtaking 360-degree views.
Whatever your chartering needs, there are a number of ways in which you can use our fleet of helicopters to stage the perfect romantic gesture.
Charter a helicopter to stage the perfect wedding proposal
Among the most romantic proposal gestures imaginable is a flight in a helicopter, surrounded by the breathtaking views of Atlanta—or wherever you’re flying.
Take advantage of Helicopter Express’ aerial tours to stage the perfect proposal. A helicopter tour is the best way to see Atlanta, allowing you to fly over downtown, circle the King and Queen building, or see the breathtaking views of Stone Mountain and the Chattahoochee to Lake Lanier. Use the stunning views as the perfect backdrop for your romantic moment.
You can also charter our helicopters to a romantic destination. Able to access hard-to-reach locations and natural getaways, charter our helicopter to deliver you and your partner to a perfect escape, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
When you propose is up to you—before, during, or after your tour. But we’ll make sure the rest is perfect, providing luxury and VIP helicopter accommodations while working with you to customize your flight and aerial tour.
Hire a helicopter film crew to photograph your wedding
Helicopters are also essential tools for aerial cinematography, and many wedding planners contract a helicopter suited for aerial photography to capture and film your wedding on a stunning scale.
While some photographers employ drones for simple photography, helicopters are often preferred because of their range, flight duration and height capabilities. If you’re holding your wedding outdoors in a stunning location, there’s a good chance that a drone may not have the battery power or height capabilities to capture the full scale and breadth of your celebration.
Helicopters—like those in Helicopter Express’ diverse fleet—possess range capabilities that far outpace every drone. Even professional-grade drones run on batteries that last only 25-30 minutes, and most have ranges of less than 5 miles. Yet, at Helicopter Express, the four helicopters we recommend for professional aerial cinematography have range capabilities between 300 and 400 miles. Of course, they far outpace the 400 feet height limit imposed on drone photography.
In addition, all of our pilots have experience flying and advising on aerial filming, able to work with you and your photographer to use the full capabilities of a helicopter to capture your most significant and romantic moments.
Use a charter to travel to your honeymoon
You can also use a chartered helicopter to travel on your wedding day—delivering you or
your partner to the ceremony, lifting you off in a grand and luxurious departure, or carrying you and your partner to your honeymoon.
In recent years, private air travel with a helicopter has become increasingly popular, providing the perfect luxury and VIP travel experience fitting for the most romantic occasions. Once prohibitively expensive, the frequency of chartered helicopter travel has increased massively and the cost of its VIP accommodations has significantly decreased.
Most importantly, chartering a helicopter to your honeymoon is a far safer alternative to commercial air travel—particularly after and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flying privately in a helicopter ensures COVID-19 avoidance and safety by fulfilling the imperatives of social distancing, as well as providing a private and secure way to board your flight away from the crowds of an airport: Where a passenger on a commercial flight might encounter over 900 touch points—or places of frequent contact—in commercial aviation, the average private travel experience may introduce a passenger to only 30.
Charter Helicopter Express to provide the ultimate helicopter experience
Private helicopter charters offer convenience, speed, and luxury to travelers, not to mention the grandeur and breathtaking views needed to land a magical wedding proposal
Whether you’re flying for business or pleasure, Helicopter Express’ experienced pilots and best-in-class fleet will get you to your destination safely, comfortably and reliably.
Helicopter Express is based in Atlanta, but we regularly charter from locations in Georgia, Wyoming, Texas, Florida, and New York. Reach out today to learn more about our helicopter charters and discover how we can cater to your specific needs.