Helicopter Tours on Phuket
Phuket Activities | HeliThai Phuket Helicopter Tours
If you're looking for something exclusive, private and thrilling all at the same time there's nothing as exciting as taking to the air with a Phuket helicopter tour. We all want to see the sights but not everyone wants to see them amongst the hustle and bustle of a tour bus surrounded by people you don't know. Or if time is limited and you really want to see as much as you can within a short space of time I can't imagine a better way to do just that.
Phuket Helicopter Tours with Heli Thai
Magical Bays of Phuket
Duration: 30 minutes (approximately)
Discover the beautiful long sandy beaches Nai Yang from the sky before flying above Bang Tao, Surin and their luxurious estates and resorts. Then onto Kamala's 'Millionaire Mile' and Kamala Bay, enjoy the hectic life of Patong Beach away from the crowd and open your eyes to the magical bay of Karon, Kata and Nai Harn before discovering the newest pride of Phuket, the Big Buddha! This tour is ideal whether it's your first or 100th visit to Phuket, you're unlikely to have experienced Phuket from this perspective, your guaranteed to see the lush jungle, golf course, hills and beautiful beaches from a whole new perspective (literally).
Phang Nga Bay
Duration: 30 minutes (approximately)
Fly over fishing boats, shrimp farms and mangroves before entering the unforgettable sceneries of Phang Nga Bay with its towering sea cliffs and emerald waters! Phang Nga Bay is really a "must see" attraction when visiting the area. There are very few places in the world with a landscape like Phang Nga, especially with it's intriguing floating village nested in the middle of this unforgettable landscape and the world famous James Bond Island.
Established in 2005, Helithai & Associates provides a truly exciting and unforgettable helicopter experience. From ready-made sight seeing tours, to private charters, aerial reconnaissance and photography. With priorities set firmly on maximum safety procedures, made possible with the team's extensive Eurocopter training. The pilots are selected for their experience, talents and dedication to aviation's rules and regulations. The Phuket Operations Centre of Heli Thai is located in Nai Yang.
- Former Eurocopter Chief Pilot Instructor with over 10,000 flight hours to assist and supervise the operations
- Six VIP luxury seats with Bose noise reduction headset
- A Clamshell storage which can take up to 250 kg
- Insurance covers up to US$12 million
About the Eurocopter EC130 B4
The EC130 was designed in close cooperation with tour operators, and features a spacious cockpit with excellent external visibility, capable of accommodating six tourists. Panoramic views in the Eurocopter helicopter EC130B4 are to be enjoyed in comfortable leather seats and air conditioning.
The Eurocopter has a shrouded tail rotor which reduces outside noise levels by around 50% making it highly suitable as a sightseeing and also explains why they can be found all over the world from Las Vegas to Monaco.
- Crew: 1 (pilot in left seat)
- Capacity: 6 passengers (2 at front and four at back)
- Length: 10.68 m (35 ft)
- Rotor diameter: 10.69 m (35 ft 1in)
- Height: 3.34 m (10 ft 11 in)
- Empty weight: 1,377 kg (3,036 lbs)
- Useful load: 1,050 kg (2,315 lbs)
- Max takeoff weight: 2,427 kg (5,351 lbs)
- Powerplant: 1× Turbomeca Arriel 2B1 turboshaft, 632 kW (847 shp)
- Cruise speed: 240 km/h (130 knots, 150 mph)
- Range: 610 km (329 nm, 378 mi)
- Service ceiling: : 4,770 m (15,655 ft)
- Rate of climb: 9.0 m/s (1,770 ft/min)
Heli Thai Phuket offer a wide variety of services from aerial reconnaissance and photography and charter flights to sight seeing tours and even wedding proposals. They also provide visiting Mega Yachts with Heliport assistance. Now that's the way to travel!
Last Updated: 18 Oct 2011