If you’ve ever seen helicopter tours in the Wilmington, North Carolina area, you may have been wondering what the flights are like and whether a tour is something you want to add to your to-do list. Many people believe that helicopter flights would be different from commercial flights on a plane, but the truth is that they really aren’t that much different. Here are a few things you can expect from flying in a helicopter instead of an airplane:
- Take Off – Typically in a commercial airline, you feel a sense of being pushed backward in your seat as you take off due to the plane’s projection upward. With helicopter flights, you may feel a sense of being pushed down into your seat as the aircraft lifts up into the air.
- Flight – Once you’re in the air, helicopter flights feel a lot like an airplane. Even if you experience a bit of turbulence, these aircraft aren’t in any greater danger and the turbulence should pass quickly for a smooth flight.
- Noise – One major difference between airplane and helicopter flights is that helicopters are definitely noisier! During your flight, you’ll be given ear protection that includes a headset so you can continue conversing with the pilot and others who are flying with you.
- Landing – If you have come expect the bump and “roller coaster” feeling of a commercial airplane as it lands, you might be surprised that helicopter landings are a bit smoother. Rather than striking the ground at a high speed, helicopter pilots will gently rest the aircraft on the tarmac for an easy landing.
At High Tide Aviation, we are one of the only flight companies in the Wilmington area that offers helicopter flights! Make sure to book your scenic air tour with us today!