FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Frequently Asked Questions
When considering helicopter charter for the first time, it is sometimes quite daunting to pick up the telephone and not understand fully what you need or think you need to be asking for. To this end, we have answered some of your questions for you. We do however receive the very, very odd question to which we have not included in the summary below. Example prices -
A wedding flight will typically cost a minimum of R3800 + VAT for a short flight between two points. This is normally the minimum cost to be expected plus possible landing and ferry fees from and too Krugersdorp Airport.
MATRIC DANCE FLIGHTS
A Matric Dance Flight will typically cost a minimum of R3800 + VAT for a short flight between two points. This is usually the minimum cost to be expected plus any possible landing fees and ferry flights from and too Krugersdorp Airport.
1. Are there any additional costs to the charter quotation?
Our Operations Department will give you a fully inclusive price based on your charter request.
2. Can helicopters fly at night?
Yes. But for Public Transport purposes, only helicopters with two engines and fitted with an Autopilot system.
3. Can we land the helicopter anywhere?
Any helicopter operator required two(2) things to be able to land at a designated site:-
i. The land owner’s permission
ii. The site must be of suitable dimensions and clear of obstructions to meet our specific helicopter performance criteria.
Our Ops department can assist in this matter.
4. Can weather be a problem?
Weather can pose a problem. Fog, rain and excessive wind are the biggest problems making it impossible to land at a private site. However, subject to observing certain minima, we can fly an instrument approach into a suitable equipped airport which may be close by!
5. How many passengers do your helicopters carry?
This depends on which helicopter type you either wish to hire or you need to hire for a particular flight. Our standard helicopter is the Robinson 44 Raven II. It can carry the pilot plus a maximum of 3 passengers, subject to certain weight restrictions.
6. How much does it cost to hire a helicopter?
Firstly, we only charge for flight time. There is no waiting charge. Additionally the final cost depends on several factors, including helicopter type, passenger numbers, the number of pilots you require, the route you wish to fly, time of year, time of day ( day or night ) and the costs of landing and ferry fees from and to Krugersdorp Airport, which can vary from flight to flight.
7. When does helicopter flight become uneconomical?
This depends upon where you are flying. However, we suggest that a flight in a helicopter of more than 3-hours in any direction, makes it uneconomical and it is probably cheaper and quicker to hire a jet instead. Our Operations Department will advise accordingly and provide you with the most suitable option(s).
Please call our team now on +27 (0) 72 219 3264 with your information so we can start providing you with the helicopter you require to make your trip a success.