Aerial Media In Los Angeles

Whether shooting planes, trains, automobiles, buildings, or the perfect shoreline sunsets, Anthelion Helicopters pilots do everything in their power to make sure that your aerial photography needs are met.

 

We offer a variety of packages and helicopters to perfectly suit your aerial photography requests. We also provide additional options such as the removal of any or all doors on our Robinson R22 and Robinson R44. In addition, the Robinson R44 allows for you to bring on up-to three (3) or one (1) observer, respectively.

LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT SHOT?

Anthelion Helicopters has some of the most experienced helicopter pilots in the industry. Our helicopter pilots have successfully completed all kinds of flights with aerial photographers and aerial cinematographers from all over the world.

 

With each client we take the time to understand the kind of aerial photography that is desired. We then decide on the best route and time of departure to get the perfect aerial shots. Depending on the photographer’s request the shoot can be done early in the morning, during the day, or late in the evening.

Whether it be a magazine ad, photography for a portfolio, an event, a specific scene, cinematography, or just capturing an unforgettable memory, our pilots will do all in their powers to position you for the perfect shot.

 

Be sure to follow us on our Instagram and Facebook accounts to see examples of our past aerial photography shoots.

 

Keep in mind that selecting the proper helicopter for your aerial photoshoot is very important as each helicopter has its advantages and limitations. See β€˜Options and Capabilities’ below for more information on the various features and additional services.

Contact us to schedule your Aerial Media Los Angeles shoot today!

RATES FOR AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Robinson R22 Beta II
Less than 5 hours: $305/hour Β | Β 5 or more hours: $295/hour

 

Robinson R44 Clipper II
Less than 5 hours: $585/hour Β | Β 5 or more hours: $555/hour

– There is no minimum flight time for Aerial Photography flights.

– Time is measured by an engine Hobbs Meter that records the engine running time, from startup to shutdown, in 10th’s of an hour increments.

 

FLIGHT PLANNING (ENGINE OFF):

– Flight planning – free for the first 15 min.

– Flight planning in excess of 15 min. – $50/hr.

OPTIONS AND CAPABILITIES

We offer the following options for aerial photography:

  • Doors-off flight – We can remove one or more doors during flight to offer a glare-free view of the subject.
  • Cameras and Equipment – All cameras and equipment must be securely attached to the photographer at all times.
  • Hovering operations – Depending on aircraft weight and environmental conditions such as temperature and altitude, our pilots can bring the aircraft into a full stop hover to offer a still platform.
  • High-speed operations – Our aircraft can cruise at airspeed of up to 130 knots, allowing us to get on point quickly, saving time and money.
  • Robinson R44 – With any or all doors removed we can operate up to 100 knots.
  • Robinson R22 – With any or all doors removed we can operate up to 102 knots.

ROOM FOR AN OBSERVER

Our Robinson R44 has the capacity for up to 3 observers. The Robinson R-22 is limited to the Photographer and the Pilot (see all weight restrictions).

WEIGHT LIMITATIONS

Robinson R22 Beta II: 240Lb seat weight (photographer + equipment)

Robinson R44 Clipper II: 300Lb seat weight(photographer + equipment)

PERMITS

Anthelion Helicopters will advise all aerial photography clients if a permit may be required for a flight.

NEW SAFETY HARNESSES

  • We have purchased new custom harnesses for our passengers to wear while conducting aerial photography while the doors are off.
  • Safety Harnesses will be worn in the R-44 in addition to wearing the existing seat belts.
  • Additional price for the provision of this essential service is $30 per helicopter.
  • These harnesses are there to both enhance your safety, make you more comfortable and make sure you have the best possible experience while flying with us.
  • Please call us for more details or any questions.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

β€’ Although a credit card is required to hold the reservation, you may pay by debit card, credit card, or cash after your flight. We do not accept checks.

Note: Tour routes may vary due to weather and FAA restrictions.

All weight limitations and restrictions are either mandated by the FAA and/or aircraft manufacturer. They are there solely for safety reasons.

β€’ Seat limit for the R44 is 300 lbs. Passenger weight verification may be required. Customers found to be over this seat limit will not be able to fly and will be charged the full cost of the flight.

– Please note that 1kg is equal to 2.2 lbs for calculations

– The total combined passenger weights (including gear) in the cabin cannot exceed 580lbs. Any combinations in excess of this amount will require prior calculation and approval. Please either call or email 24 hours in advance.

– Please note that if any combined passenger weights are over 30 pounds more than stated at time of booking a $30 charge will be incurred.

– Any cancellation of a planned flight due to weights exceeding the maximum allowable aircraft weight (individual or combined) will be charged at full price.

BOOKING & CANCELLATION POLICY

β€’ All tours will be charged a $50 deposit at time of booking. This deposit is non-refundable. The balance is payable following the tour or upon reschedule.

β€’ Any reschedule within the 24 hour cancellation period will result in the full tour price being charged at the time of reschedule. The total value of the tour will be held as customer credit until used by the customer. The customer has 30 days in which to use the total dollar amount credit value towards the reschedule for a service of equal or higher value. The credit will expire 30 days after the time of initial reschedule

ON TIME ARRIVAL POLICY

– Due to the busy nature of our schedule, especially in the evening and at the weekends it is of vital importance that all guests arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled departure time.

– Late arrivals may have their flight times cut short or be subject to a $100 re-booking fee.

β€’ All flight times begin at engine start up and end at engine shutdown.

β€’ Any special requests require a notice of at least 48 hrs in advance of booking. Additional fees mayΒ apply, please call or email for more details.

Photographers @Jhiemendz, @dylan.Schwartz and @awokenphotography, @awesomedon