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45 Minute
60 Minute


Whether shooting planes, trains, automobiles, buildings, or the perfect shoreline sunsets, Anthelion Helicopters pilots do everything in their power to make sure that your Los Angeles 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 you to bring on up to three (3) or one (1) observer, respectively.

45-Minute Photo Flight: Hollywood and Downtown Gems
Our 45-minute flight expands on the downtown experience with added Hollywood icons. Soar over the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, and Universal Studios, catching glimpses of the entertainment industry’s heart. This journey combines the excitement of Hollywood with downtown LA’s architectural beauty and energy, offering a condensed yet comprehensive view of the city’s most celebrated spots.

60-Minute Photo Flight: Ultimate LA Adventure
The 60-minute photo flight offers an all-encompassing view of Los Angeles, from the Port of LA and Long Beach to the upscale neighborhoods of Beverly Hills. Start with the port’s immense shipping operations, then move through Torrance to the scenic LAX shoreline, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica Pier. The tour includes Beverly Hills before covering the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, Universal Studios, and downtown landmarks. This complete tour captures Los Angeles in all its diversity, from its stunning coastline to iconic urban sights.


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.

Keep in mind that selecting the proper helicopter for your aerial photo shoot 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.


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 an airspeed of up to 130 knots, allowing us to get on point quickly, saving time and money.
  • Robinson R22 – With any or all doors removed, we can operate up to 102 knots.


The Robinson R-22 is limited to the photographer and the pilot (see all weight restrictions).


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


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