Altitude Helicopters
Altitude Helicopters
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Altitude Helicopters has more than 20 years experience in the flight business all over the world. Our experienced and highly trained staff will give you an unforgettable experience. Come and see San Diego and beautiful California from a special point of view, treat yourself with a V.I.P. helicopter tour! We also offer intro-flights. Do you dream to be a pilot? We are the best flight school.
San Diego, California

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Carmela
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Altitude Helicopters is AMAZING. My boyfriend and I were hesitant leading up to our very first helicopter ride after over-thinking helicopter incidents within the past month. My gut sense told me that we need to try this and follow through with our reservations. It was a birthday gift for him, so I already pre-paid for the bottle of champagne and tour before arriving. Make sure you call to book a flight in advance because Altitude Helicopters need to schedule you a pilot.

Once I booked my reservations, read the directions on how to enter the air field. Get to the correct gate and read what the code is to enter. It was super simple and easy for us to park right in front of the office. Their office is upstairs and once you get in, it looks like a cute and clean lobby! Immediately, Taylor recognized me as I was the only tour booked that day, and I kept calling him the wrong name on the phone (Dustin.) Jesse, our pilot was already there as well as Don, the owner of the company. We Immediately voiced our concerns over fears of being in the sky and to please make this as gentle and smooth as possible. Jesse knew right away to make this safe and simple and Taylor related this to a "Magic Carpet" as well as what that would feel like.

Our cute little red helicopter is like a magic carpet and it's so subtle that you won't feel it at every moment. Taylor got out the bottle of champagne with the glasses for us and Jesse got us bottles of water. He even offered to take our photos in front of our helicopter! He was such a great pilot. He showed us cool places, homes, super personable, and kept us safe!

Don't worry, the helicopter has air conditioner and tiny window you can open for air on your door. You'll get a safety spiel to ensure your safety. My boyfriend is about 6 feet and he fit into his seat.

It was absolutely wonderful, and I recommend you all to please go to Altitude Helicopters. Please support this amazing company. Jesse is a fantastic pilot. Your ride will be smooth. Purchase a bottle of wine if you want it to be romantic. I got the choice to purchase a glass or a bottle. Choose the BOTTLE! It'll be great to share with you and a loved one. Also, choose the 1-hour tour. It's the best deal and makes for a better gift. It also helps support the pilots!
Written April 5, 2022
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William C
Chula Vista, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Amazing experience ! Isaac had a great energy and ecstatic vines ! we couldn't ask for better pilot! Highly recommend flying with Isaac !
Written April 4, 2021
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mel0331
Asolo, Italy6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
If you've never flown in a helicopter before... San Diego is a great place to do it. Clear days, ocean views, tons of interesting landmarks. Altitude Helicopters is based out of a small, quiet airport south of the city, so it's not hard to park and figure out the lay of the land once you're there. The tour pilot, Isaac, was super nice and knowledgable — I felt safe and had a great time. Seriously, a helicopter tour in San Diego is an unforgettable experience!
Written March 9, 2021
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travelbugs1717
New York City, New York4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Booked a 30 minute helicopter ride for my husband’s birthday and it was great!! Simone was the perfect mix of laid back and safety conscious and we both felt very secure during the whole experience. Most of all, it was great fun – we’ve lived in SD for a couple of years now, but it was amazing to see it all from up high. Highly recommend!
Written July 4, 2020
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She Is Not Lost
San Diego, CA278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
Had a great flight in an R44 with Simon on a beautiful Saturday in San Diego! He was very professional and was effortless to communicate with, he made the experience fun and exciting and I’m looking forward to flying with him again!
Written July 27, 2019
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lh0wley
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
We booked the 30 minute helicopter tour over San Diego Bay. Very reasonably priced.
Upon arrival we had asked our Pilot if we could take a few pictures with the helicopter. He was very accommodating for our unique request. The Porsche’s loves the photo opp!

DANIEL was an awesome pilot very knowledgeable and loves what he does. Great job!
We will definetly send some friends your way.

We look forward to Pilot classes. See you soon!
Written August 6, 2018
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Thank you so much! It was great having you and the Porsches were matching great with the helicopter! Looking forward to have you in our pilot classes! Cheers!
Written August 9, 2018
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rtave
Oklahoma City, OK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Seamless accommodations and enjoyable flight. Easy to schedule and find. Pilot was informative and a smooth operator
Written May 19, 2017
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Morris S
Van Nuys5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
As soon as we arrived at Altitude Helicopters we felt that it was going to be a memorable experience.
My fiancee and I were greeted by the friendly staff at the office, soon after we headed for the helicopter. We got to choose where to sit and both sat next to a window.
After a briefing from the pilot, we donned our life jackets and headsets and we were ready to go.
The views were breathtaking. Truly the best way to see the city, so many things remain unseen from the ground. Not only the beautiful Bay and Downtown, but also the historical landmarks and the military bases and ships.
I learned a lot I didn't know about our town and I would recommend it to both locals and tourists.
My fiancee was actually scared before the flight, but it turned out that flying in a helicopter is very smooth and not frightening at all.
Overall, a great experience. Take your better half here!
Written January 17, 2017
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Thank you so much. we really love sharing our love for helicopters in a friendly and professional way. We are happy you and your fiancee had a memorable experience, and yes San Diego from the sky is breathtaking!!
Written January 25, 2017
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929laurad
Bergamo, Italy20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
Smooth and very fun flight over the beautiful San Diego! The staff is very friendly and super professional! The company is located in Brown Field airport, easy to access, close to the main city attractions... In less than an hour flight tour you can see Downtown San Diego, all the Silver Strand and la Jolla beaches... Truly recommended!
Written January 17, 2017
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Thank you very much! Come back again...
Written January 25, 2017
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