The Advantages of Luxury Helicopter Travel
February 27, 2023
Since their inception into utility aerospace in the 1940s, helicopters and their impact on our lives have been largely unrecognized. Nothing beats the modern jet when it comes to covering great distances at speed and with the most fuel-conscious design possible. Aircraft like the Gulfstream G650 continue to make waves for their capability and travel impact; however, the last mile of your journey can sometimes be the most demanding.
Outside of commercial transportation objectives, companies often use helicopters in many maintenance, surveying, or construction applications because they can offer quick, excellent vantage on property or terrain and provide quick access into remote or hard-to-reach areas.
To help you better visualize and understand its practical application to your life, Flexjet has outlined some essential advantages luxury helicopter travel can deliver to your lifestyle or schedule.
The Platform: Flexjet’s Sikorsky S-76
With an exemplary service record and reputation, the Sikorsky S-76 has been the epitome of airborne excellence and VIP travel for 40 years; offering unparalleled reliability, luxury, and superior performance.
With the ability to carry up to 8 passengers each Flexjet Sikorsky S-76 helicopter has a series of double redundancies for enhanced helicopter safety with twin engines, dual autopilot systems and two S-76-certified, highly trained Flexjet pilots. Furthermore, the Sikorsky S-76 has a maximum range of 300 nautical miles or about 2 hours and 30 minutes to take you further, faster.
At Flexjet, this iconic platform is complemented by the finely choreographed details and sophisticated touchpoints synonymous with all our aircraft.
Because of the unmatched agility helicopter travel provides, users can enable their own direct “door-to-door” luxury helicopter travel without the necessity for airports. With the right provider departure points and landing locations close to your destination may be curated for maximum convenience.
Custom landing zones may also be arranged after a successful site survey is requested. Anything from a country club golf course to a lakeside or beachside retreat, business complex or skyscraper, or even the front yard of an estate, with the proper approval and planning, are simple to execute objectives for the sake of the ultimate travel efficiency. It’s hard to get any more local than your own backyard!
Part of what makes helicopter travel so unique is the ability to depart most locations in just a few brief moments. Instead of a tedious chore – airport transfers and or a cross-city commute can become a welcomed respite for either contemplation or relaxation. Time well spent.
Think of a five o’clock commute without the tedious stop-and-go of Manhattan traffic or another airport transfer without the spiritless shuttle and cab shuffle. In an instant, this modern platform’s superior pinpoint delivery makes possible a weekend golf trip, a quick beach resort trip, brunch in Miami, and lunch in Naples or wake up in your New York or Boston-area home and be at Stowe in time for first lift.
Today, more and more travelers are seeking an alternative to inefficient forms of transportation – opting instead for more accessible, safer, and less stressful options from beginning to end. In addition, this enhanced segment of the Flexjet experience allows those who travel with us to be even more productive with their time. Luxury helicopter travel is the way to accomplish your weeks’ worth of site visits or location-based obligations in one-day.
Not only can a helicopter provide opportunities to expedite your entire travel agenda – it can present more fuel-efficient and lower per-hour operational expenses than most other flight solutions in addition to the general efficiencies that enable multiple trips and the capital saved for planning.
Although some trips via helicopter average just 10 to 15 minutes – our luxury helicopters can easily be deployed for these objectives and more.
- Airport transfers
- Commutes to city-centers
- Utilization of a private residential landing zone
- Vacation or resort destinations
- Hops to watercraft mooring locations
- Location or property scouting
- Remote location delivery
- Golfing excursions
- Sport fishing expeditions
Beyond the occasional needs for access, if your anticipated travel schedule consists of 20+ hours of helicopter travel, it could be time to consider the right program to maximize ultimate flexibility and cost control. Fractional ownership programs for helicopters are like that of a jet and offer the experience consistency, guaranteed access, and schedule flexibility some require.
Whether you are looking to purchase a helicopter or interested in premium helicopter charter solutions, there’s a program solution for you. Contact our team at Flexjet or call us at (866) 473-0025 to discover more about our exclusive experiences and services including our new private helicopter programs. True world-class aircraft operated by world-class pilots and team members.