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Old 26.03.2015, 10:20
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Helicopter rides

My nephew, 16 years old, is visiting me around Easter and I'd like to take him for a helicopter ride. Anyone tried any of the swiss ones? Do you recommend it?

If you have other ideas suitable for teenage boys, I welcome them.

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Re: Helicopter rides

Hi ! I've done it in the Alps with http://charlietango.ch, an incredible experience ! Unforgettable ! Did a tour in the alps, then we landed next to a restaurant in the mountains, had a wonderful meal and returned for another tour. I highly recommend. Otherwise, closer to Zurich : http://www.bodyflying.ch. Hope this helps !
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Old 26.03.2015, 17:35
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Re: Helicopter rides

Air Zermatt around the Matterhorn?
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If your offered a ride in a Robinson helicopter, run as fast as you can.
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Re: Helicopter rides

No way.
http://www.robinsonheli.com/rhc_safety_notices.html
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Re: Helicopter rides

As Robinson helicopters are dirt cheap, they are owned by rich kids, who are not experienced pilots. Maintaince varies & often skimped.

I know someone who films from helicopters on a weekly basis, he puts pilots in 4 categories, in descending order of his preference.

1) Experience gained in Vietnam war.
2) Military trained pilots
3) Commercial pilots
3) Robinson owners.

He will never get in a Robinson.
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As Robinson helicopters are dirt cheap, they are owned by rich kids, who are not experienced pilots. Maintaince varies & often skimped.

I know someone who films from helicopters on a weekly basis, he puts pilots in 4 categories, in descending order of his preference.

1) Experience gained in Vietnam war.
2) Military trained pilots
3) Commercial pilots
3) Robinson owners.

He will never get in a Robinson.
Not to mention, that you apparently only nano seconds to get the thing into auto-rotate, or you are toast!
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What's wrong with those safety notices?
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Old 26.03.2015, 21:28
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This one seems awesome:



You could get him like 20 rides and a six pack and I'm sure he'll have the time of his life.
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You could get him like 20 rides and a six pack and I'm sure he'll have the time of his life.
That was my first thought at 9.30 this morning, but didn't have time to google image search ...... and thought a bit harsh for the first reply - even for me.

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My nephew, 16 years old, is visiting me around Easter and I'd like to take him for a helicopter ride. Anyone tried any of the swiss ones? Do you recommend it?

If you have other ideas suitable for teenage boys, I welcome them.

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Re: Helicopter rides

If the westher is good they do great trips around the eiger, monch and jungfrau from the top of Mannlichen which is accessed from Wengen. I think it is glacier air that operate it. They are based on lauterbrunnen and interlaken but have a base at Mannlichen in the winter.
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Which company is that Sophie76?
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Re: Helicopter rides

I have a family friend who flies out of the Gruyere area and is open to taking passengers who cover the cost of the helicopter.

He is an Airbus 32X pilot (Swiss) who flies out of DE but wants to keep up his helicopter hours. I can put you in touch if you are interested.

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Re: Helicopter rides

Hello everyone.

I've organised a helicopter ride for tomorrow Wednesday, at 13:00hr. We are two people but there is place for 2 more. It costs 580CHF for the ride. If anyone is interested to join, we can share the cost. It is near PFaffnau. PM me if interested.
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