Aerial Media In Los Angeles


U.S. 562.424.2684

3200 Airflite Way
Long Beach, California, 90807

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 Los Angeles 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.

Aerial Photography Los Angeles


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.

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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 Los Angeles

Keep in mind that selecting the proper helicopter for your aerial photoshoot is very important as each helicopter has its advantages and limitations. See ‘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!


Robinson R22 Beta II
Less than 5 hours: $335/hour  |  5 or more hours: $325/hour

Robinson R44 Clipper II
Less than 5 hours: $650/hour  |  5 or more hours: $620/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 – free for the first 15 min.

– Flight planning in excess of 15 min. – $80/hr.

Aerial Photography Los Angeles


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.


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).


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

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


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


  • 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.


  • Anthelion Helicopters requires full payment at time of booking with either a credit card or cash. Personal checks are not allowed.
  • Note: Tour routes may vary due to weather and FAA restrictions
  • Passenger weights must be accurately provided at time of booking. Groups reaching a combined weight of 500 lbs will be subject to a weight check upon arrival for their flight. Any individual weighing 300 lbs or more will not be permitted to fly per the limitations of the aircraft. Any cancellation of a planned flight due to weights exceeding the maximum allowable aircraft weight (individual or combined) will be charged at full price.
  • Tour flight times begin at engine start up and end at engine shutdown.
  • Any special requests require a notice of at least 48 hours in advance of booking. Additional fees may apply. Please call or email for more details.
  • Proof of residency location required
  • Only one gift card per flight
  • Must use by the end of 2021


  • We require 48 hours’ notice by either phone or email for all cancellations. Cancellations within this period will be charged 50% of the total tour price.
  • We allow one complimentary reschedule of your tour if you call or email us prior to 12 hours before your arrival time. Any requested reschedule of your tour within 12 hours will incur a $100 re-scheduling fee. Should the customer cancel their tour after the complimentary re-schedule, for whatever reason, they will be charged a $100 cancellation fee.
  • 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 may be subject to a $100 re-scheduling fee.
  • Customers will not be held liable for adverse weather, Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs), or unforeseen aircraft maintenance. Your tour will be rebooked or refunded at no additional charge.
  • Any no-call or no-show will result in a total tour price being charged. Full payment of the tour is required to be charged at the time of booking.

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