The population of Los Angeles is rapidly reaching 10 million and there are times when you think every one of them has taken to the roads and freeways. Bumper-to-bumper traffic is the norm in the city, but if you want to check out this crazy town in comfort, take to the skies!
Helitac Aviation is a company with over 29 years of flying experience, and with them you can enjoy seeing the sights of Tinseltown from above. Malibu, Hollywood, Disneyland and Beverly Hills are a long way apart, but you can see them all from a different perspective without the problems of traffic. You can even take a peep into the magnificent celebrity homes, hidden behind high walls and gates.
Helitac offers several tours:
Take to the skies in a comfortable, five-passenger helicopter for a 90km narrated flight over Los Angeles. Take off from Hawthorne Airport, just minutes from LAX, and buzz the celebrity-studded Marina del Rey, Venice and Santa Monica beaches. Take in a bird's-eye view of the mansions of Bel Air, Beverly Hills and Pacific Palisades, including celebrity estates. View architectural masterpieces such as the Getty Museum and the Disney Concert Hall, skim above the rock-and-roll glamour of the Sunset Strip, the glitter of Hollywood Boulevard and the sound stages of classic movie studios. Take in an up-close fly-by of the Hollywood sign, Griffith Observatory and downtown skyscrapers.
Duration: around 30 minutes.
This package includes the level one air tour, plus dinner reservations and car transport to and from your Hollywood area location. Dine in a century-old Japanese palace, a Hollywood Boulevard cinema supper club and lounge or The Magic Castle for a truly magical experience. Price for dinner not included, but special discounts and VIP passes are available for certain locations and dates.
Duration: around 30 minutes.
This tour begins on the 10th level of a downtown building. Head south through the skyscrapers of downtown LA, then enjoy a deluxe version of the level one flight. Cap it off with a landing at Santa Monica Airport, where your pilot will take you to the door of one of the airport's fabulous restaurants. Choose either Typhoon for Pan-Asian dining or The Hump for sushi. Both offer views of the runways, top-notch menus and full bars. This unforgettable evening includes sedan service transfers to the helicopter and from the restaurant to your Los Angeles location.
Duration is around 40 minutes.
Adult price: from AUD$348 with a minimum of four passengers.
The coast of southern California.
Hollywood Skies Helicopter level one tour over Los Angeles starts at around $225 per person, based on two people. Level two tours are from $328 per person, minimum of two. Level three tours are from $348 per person with a minimum of four passengers.
Receive a 10 percent discount on any Hollywood Skies Helicopter Tour by quoting promotional code GET10 when booking.
Air New Zealand has flights to Los Angeles.
Fares to LA from;
- Sydney, $1777
- Brisbane, $1859
- Melbourne, $1862
- Adelaide, $2077
- Perth, $2259
Taxes and surcharges are included and are subject to change at any time.
Prices quoted are correct on November 2, 2006.
Hollywood Skies Helicopter Tour
Air New Zealand
Ph: 132 476