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“Fantastic Flight”
Review of United Air Charter

United Air Charter
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Owner description: Come to Livingstone Zambia and view one of the seven natural wonders of the world - the magnificent VICTORIA FALLS. Also known as "Mosi Oa Tunya" - the smoke that thunders - the Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular sights in the world and you will be able to view this amazing waterfall from the comfort of one of our helicopters. This experience will definitely qualify as the flight of your life as you embark on the "Flight of Angels". The pilot will orbit to the right and left, enabling passengers on both sides of the helicopter to photograph and view the mighty Victoria Falls. Once completed you will proceed upriver to Long Island and the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park where you may spot some of Africa's large game.
Reviewed February 5, 2014

UAC were fantastic, the staff were helpful and view from the waiting area stunning. It is the only way to see this amazing natural wonder in all its glory. The pilot was knowledgeable and gave a useful commentary. Seeing the lay out of the falls and gorge is extraordinary and you can see clearly where the old falls used to be. It is a 'must do' at Victoria Falls as you see the falls from a perspective which you cannot possible get any other way. It is an exceptional way and flying over the falls in a helicopter is truly and exceptional experience. I can't recommend UAC highly enough. If you come to the Falls put this at the top of your list of things to do.

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Reviewed January 25, 2014

Can't recommend UAC enough! The waiting area is stunning....beautifully thatched open building with a fabulous view across to Vic Falls in the distance where you can see the spray rising....the only indication of the amazing natural wonder you are about to see in a very unique way. The staff are friendly and helpful, booking process very efficient and the whole operation very professional. Seeing Victoria Falls from the air is a totally incredible experience, and gives you a completely different perspective than seeing it from the ground. If at all possible you really should do both!
Having done both the short flight over the falls and the longer flight in the gorge before circling the falls, I can thoroughly recommend both. If your budget only stretches to the short flight, you will see an amazing natural wonder, complemented by a thoroughly experienced and knowledgeable pilot who will explain what you are seeing laid out below. If you can stretch to the longer flight, the Huey flight is the most exhilarating flying experience I think you can have as a civilian. Wow! Doors open, the sound is awesome and I can't think of anything that compares to dropping into the Batoka Gorge and flying what feels like just above the mighty Zambezi. If you're visiting Livingstone it's definitely one of the activities you should try to put towards the top of your list.

Thank H-times-2
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Seeing Vic Falls from the air is an incredible experience - one which everyone who comes to Livingstone should do! You see the lay-out of the falls, the vast expanse of country below, and even animals along the Zambezi river - all this, and with interesting commentary from the pilot (just so you don't confuse an ellie from a buffalo from the air!). I was really impressed with United Air Charter: efficient booking process, lovely cafe waiting area, friendly staff, and a pilot that even first time fliers will feel comfortable with! Highly recommended!

Thank Fran262014
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Was in Zambia during Dec 2013 and booked for a flight with UAC to fly the Heugy chopper. Did the adventure flight and what an amazing experience. Totally differnet flying in a open door chopper with the wind and sound of rotor blades in your ears and face versus a normal chopper flight. I would recommend this to anyone that is in the area and want to do the flight of angels. This is serious flying guys and worth all the money spent on the flight. The 2 pilots are fully experienced to fly this beast of a machine, complimented by the very friendly and proffesional staff at UAC, from the transfer driver, reception and booking staff. After the flight please sit on the deck, have a cold refreshment and ponder on what you just experienced. Corne

Thank Corne v
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

The view of the Falls was great, but we were upset by the attitude of the attendant arranging the boarding and seating of the helicopter. All 6 of us were together and had agreed who should sit in the front seat to video and take photos, and who should sit in the middle back seats because they weren't taking photos, and were nervous. The attendant however refused to listen to our request, and insisted on determining seats with just the opposite selection, so that none of the 4 enjoyed the flight as much as they would have. He insisted that it was a weight decision, which was not true, since everyone of the 4 was approximately the same weight. I recommend that you speak to the management before you board

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