Please, read these frequently asked questions before booking.
Can I make a marriage proposal during a helicopter tour?
Of course you can!
Quite a few marriage proposals have been made at some point during the tour.
If you want to further customize this experience, contact us and we will help you plan the perfect proposal.
How long does helicopter tour last?
The total time from the very beginning when the driver picks you up at your address until the drop-off at the end of the tour is about 2:00 h.
Different kinds of helicopter tours have different durations. If you want a shorter or longer flight, please get in touch with us for options. The shortest tours are 7 minutes long, where you take off, see a city from the top and get back down.
What is the passenger weight limitation for helicopter tours?
The total weight per seat gets determined by the type of helicopter you will be flying.
For bigger helicopters, passengers may not exceed 159 Kgs (350 lbs), and for smaller helicopters, the limit is 113 Kgs (250 lbs).
As per regulations, all passengers and their carry-on items get weighed before take off.
Can people with motion sickness go on helicopter tours?
Helicopters can change direction suddenly, and they also have a swooping motion, which can make some people sick — especially those who are prone to motion sickness. However, there are three precautions you can take to have a good helicopter ride; Don’t book the trip on a rough weather day, take motion sickness medicine before the tour, and sit in the front of the helicopter.
Can pregnant women go on helicopter tours?
Pregnant women must avoid helicopter tours during the first three months of pregnancy and after the 36th week. However, we highly recommend you see your doctor before booking a helicopter tour.
Will other passengers be on my helicopter tour?
The tour is totally private and exclusive for you and your group. No other person out of your group must join your tour, unless it's invited by you.
How many passengers can fly in a helicopter?
There are 2 models of helicopters that have from 3 to 5 seating capacity and are assigned according to the number of passengers.
We are also capable of flying multiple helicopters for groups larger than 5. However, each helicopter does have a maximum weight limit and an individual seat limit. If either of these limits are exceeded, you will need to upgrade to a larger helicopter or decrease the size of your party to ensure all safety requirements are met.
Do you have helicopter tours for groups, or custom helicopter tours?
We can create a custom tour to accommodate large groups by flying multiple helicopters.
Additionally, tour routes and durations can be customized to include specific locations of interest.
Can a helicopter tour route be modified to see your house or other special location?
Our tours are routed to offer the most breathtaking sites within the allotted time period. However, if there is a specific location you would like to see, we are capable of adjusting to include your desired location assuming no extra flight time is incurred.
Our main goal is to provide each customer with the most memorable experience possible.
Can I take pictures on my helicopter tour?
Absolutely! One of the most important things to remember to bring on your helicopter tour is your camera.
During our tours, you will be able to shoot through the glass of your helicopter and capture some amazing shots of Rio de Janeiro.
If you happen to be a professional photographer: We offer aerial photo flights for professionals looking to capture the beauty of Rio de Janeiro from above. For these flights, we remove the doors and create a customized route to include all of the specific locations you wish to shoot. Contact us for more information.
How safe are helicopter tours?
Helicopters tours are very safe, and that is why they are much in demand. The fatality rate in helicopter crashes is 1.3 deaths per 100,000 flight hours, versus 1.4 deaths for passenger aircraft.
If you take a flight from one place to another, you can take a helicopter tour as well.
How experienced are your helicopter pilots?
We are proud to provide our passengers with some of the most experienced pilots in Rio de Janeiro.
Are helicopter tours worth it?
Of course, helicopter tours are worth it.
When you are on board a helicopter, you can see the ground clearly and seem to float at a speed that is slow enough for you to enjoy the view.
Most of us have been on airplanes many times, but never been on helicopters, and that is why one helicopter tour is a must.
What happens to a helicopter tour on a bad weather day?
Before take-off, the pilot takes the final call taking into consideration three parameters – wind speed, visibility, and cloud height. There may be other variables as well, which help him/her decide.
We reserve the right to vary flights and itineraries due to the exigencies of weather or other operational considerations. If the tour gets canceled, you can either get refunded or take on another date.
Can kids go on helicopter tours?
Yes, kids of all ages can accompany you on helicopter tours.
Usually, children aged three years or younger must be seated on the lap of an adult.
Can people afraid of heights or closed spaces go on helicopter tours?
A helicopter tour is a beautiful experience, and everybody must go at least once in their lifetime. But it's also essential that you take care of yourself and that is why we don’t recommend you going on a chopper if you are afraid of heights or closed spaces.
Does the company have references or reviews of other tourists who hired GREGTUR?
Yes, we have been delivering tours since 2010, and car services since 1998. We have hundreds of customers who left reviews & comments on our TRIP ADVISOR & FACEBOOK pages.
GREGTUR is the number 1 company on the TRIP ADVISOR rank among hundreds of other tour companies.
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