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Thanks for the flight - we had a blast, and I'm already thinking about my next trip. That was my favorite
40 minutes of the year by far. A trip with Tallahassee Helicopters should be on everyone's bucket list. The
only thing better than visiting a favorite spot like Wakulla Springs or St. Theresa is letting Tallahassee
Helicopters get you there in style. Thomas and Tamp know their business, but more importantly, they love their
business, and it shows. For first-rate service from first-rate folks, take a flight with Tallahassee
Helicopters - you'll be glad you did.
My training at Tallahassee Helicopters is an awesome experience! It's very exciting learning to fly
a helicopter and I am so glad Tallahassee finally got a Helicopter training center. I would recommend
Tallahassee Helicopters to anyone that was interested in a career as a helicopter pilot or just want to fly
for fun around Tallahassee. Thank you Thomas for the wonderful experience I get every time I come to fly.
President/CEO, Coaxis International
We had a great flight, got everything we needed, client is as happy as a kitten. Chopper has good range of
shooting angles with the doors off, wind while inside the cabin on this bird is a non-issue, and, when you really
have to lean way out and get the lens 'way on out there' the wind buffeting is very low. (almost weirdly so!)
Our pilot was great to deal with, totally pro, smooth, intuitive and has a great understanding of how to set a
photographer up for the killer shots. You guys rock!
John (JD) Daniel
Producer/Photog/Animator - The Public Eye // Panama City, FL
The helicopter tour was incredible! My wife and son had never been in one before. It was an amazing ride.
We went over our house, the FSU stadium, and flew downtown below the skyline. We could see so much up close.
We were so close you could see the excited expressions on people's faces. The pilot was friendly, professional,
and informative. The service was convenient with little notice needed to book a flight, and there were plenty
of tour options. Thank you for such an awesome and unique experience!
I'd like to thank you guys for giving me the opportunity to fly and giving me a one-on-one experience that
I'll never forget. After the introductory flight, I've realized how amazing and exceptional it is to actually
fly and operate a helicopter. It's only fueled my determination in getting started with you guys as soon as
possible. I am eager learn how to become a well-trained helicopter pilot and would recommend you guys to
anyone interested in learning to fly either a fixed-wing or a helicopter. I'm looking forward to starting
classes this summer. You'll be hearing from me very soon. Thanks again.
Thomas, Infrared night flying at 500 feet requires very precise flying. Your pilot Tamp has those skills
and is one of the top three pilots that I have flown with in the past 6 years doing this work. He does not over
control and is accurate on putting the helicopter exactly where I needed. Furthermore, we were flying until
about 2:30 AM and he was consistently perfect in his flying even after his long day flying earlier. Tamp flew
under stress and near fatigue with great skill. Keep him so that I can fly with him again! Thank you both,
Flying over Tallahassee with Tallahassee Helicopters is one of the most amazing opportunities available
in our town. Seeing Doak Campbell stadium from above and flying around the beautiful skyline was incredible.
The views from beginning to end were simply breathtaking!
My friends, Mariano and Leon Rodriguez, and I had a wonderful flight with Tallahassee-Helicopters.
Over the years, I've flown in and out of Tallahassee Regional Airport in commercial and small private
fixed-wing aircraft dozens of times. I thought I knew the skyline well. Nothing compares to being in
a small helicopter and flying at under 500 feet over Lake Bradford, the two universities, and downtown
Tallahassee. A truly great experience.
As a surprise Christmas present, my wife gave me a gift certificate for the Stadium Tour Package offered by
Tallahassee Helicopters. Let me assure you, it was a gift I will never forget. The staff at Tallahassee
Helicopters exhibited professionalism and competence while maintaining a comfortable atmosphere. The flight
itself was an amazing experience, trust me, you have never really seen Doak Campbell Stadium until you have flown
over it in a light helicopter. I look forward to future helicopter tours and I will certainly recommend
Tallahassee Helicopters to anyone else wishing to enjoy a great flying experience.
My Introductory Flight Lesson at Tallahassee Helicopters was a great experience that I am extremely glad I
decided to participate in. The lesson started off in the classroom with basic safety instructions and a
description of the helicopter's flight controls. Next, my flight instructor went over a few in-flight scenarios
and how to respond correctly when at the controls of the helicopter. After the ground lesson, we headed out to
the flight line. The instructor again took time to explain the workings of the helicopter in detail. He gave
me a tour of the outside of the aircraft and then an overview of the workings of the engine and transmission.
I then assumed my position in the front right seat of the helicopter, where my instructor and I went over the
pre-flight checklist line by line in preparation for lift off. Soon after my instructor got us safely off the
ground, I was given a chance to take the controls. It's an amazing feeling to be at the controls of a helicopter,
and my instructor guided me step by step as we flew over the city of Tallahassee. I was able to control the
aircraft for the majority of the flight, before handing it back over to the instructor for a safe and smooth
landing. I couldn't be happier with my Introductory Flight Lesson from Tallahassee Helicopters. It was a great
learning experience that made me feel comfortable and safe in the helicopter from the moment we lifted off. I
would recommend the Introductory Flight Lesson to anyone who has interest in helicopters and would like to
experience the feeling of actually taking the controls of one. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I decided to
begin pursuing my private pilot's license. Tallahassee Helicopters is a top notch establishment that I would be
proud to recommend to anyone.
1st Lt, USAF - Unit Admissions Officer - AFROTC Det 145, FSU
My recent helicopter sightseeing tour over Tallahassee was an amazing event that I would recommend to anyone
looking for a unique experience in Tallahassee. The ride felt smooth and safe the entire time and our pilot was
outstanding. We took off from the Tallahassee airport and made a circle around FSU's campus and then another
around downtown and the capitol building. The ride gave me a whole new perspective of the city of Tallahassee.
This ride with Tallahassee Helicopters was affordable and allowed me to take some great photos as well as make
some great memories!
I can't tell you how much fun my wife and I had seeing Tallahassee from a whole new perspective the other
day... from 300 feet up! I really had been trying to think of something special to do for our 37th Anniversary
and when I heard one of your commercials I thought, why not! I wasn't sure how much my wife would appreciate it
though until I heard her say 'this is so cool' while we were flying over our house. Chase, our pilot couldn't
have been more accommodating or focused on making our trip enjoyable! Since our flight we've mentioned it to
countless friends and shared our pictures and I do believe you will have more a lot more passengers just based
on the reactions we've gotten! Thanks again for helping to make our Anniversary so memorable!
President/CEO, Credit Union 24, Inc. - Tallahassee, FL
I just wanted to thank you for a terrific experience! I thoroughly enjoyed my flight in the R44 Helicopter.
Chase, my instructor was very through and professional but kept it fun too! The only bad thing is now ... I'm
hooked! I will be back for my next lesson soon! Thanks again!
Riding in a helicopter was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience! Traveling over Tallahassee by air
allows you to see the beauty of this town in ways that you wouldn't be able to do while your feet are
planted on the ground. The pictures you are able to take become some of your most cherished. I would totally
recommend Tallahassee Helicopters for everyone who wants to go on a new sightseeing adventure!
Tallahassee Helicopters made it really easy for me to get in the cockpit of a helicopter. The instructor's
obvious extensive knowledge made me feel very at ease. Tallahassee Helicopters made taking the controls for the
first time a fun and unforgettable experience
We took our 3 year old daughter on a helicopter ride for her 4th birthday. Before the flight, Thomas explained
how helicopters work, and told her the story of the day he fell in love with helicopters. He also gave her a toy
helicopter to take along for the ride. She got to sit up front with him to get the best view, while mom and dad sat
in the back. We flew over Lake Jackson, downtown Tallahassee, and the FSU stadium. On our way back to the airport,
Thomas took us down closer to Lake Bradford so we could get a better look at the water. It seemed like we were close
enough to touch the water! All 3 of us had a great time, and hope to do it again one day soon!
David, Jami and Avery
Weeks prior to Valentine's Day I searched the web for interesting and unique things I could do for Valentine's
Day. While researching I came across many wonderful ideas, but only one stood out the most. I saw that a couple
had gone on a helicopter tour and they said it was nothing far from amazing. So I typed into the Google search bar
'Helicopter Tours in Tallahassee', and I came across Tallahassee Helicopters, LLC. So a long story short I waited
for the days to pass in anticipation of our tour to what I was sure was going to be a good time. The trip was far
from good it was great. I really enjoyed being up in the sky seeing the beautiful city of Tallahassee, looking at
all of the gauges in the cockpit doing what they were doing, listening to the communications from Air Traffic
Control and lastly/most important LANDING back on solid ground. I do not think I can say it enough the trip was
amazing, and if the opportunity presented itself again I would not hesitate to go back up in the helicopter with
Ronald Hooks & Jessica Green
We had a great time. Tallahassee Helicopters made it an adventure. I took a buddy of mine as part of his
bachelor party, and it definitely tops the list of things to do in Tallahassee. It was definitely like no other
experience ever before
Thank you so much for sending the photos you took. They were amazing! - I learned about your service
through the internet. I was searching for cool valentines day ideas and came across your site. In a town
like Tallahassee, that maybe does not yet have some of the attractions of other metropolitan areas, it was
refreshing to find something totally extraordinary AND affordable. The idea of riding in a helicopter seemed
so different and unique that my first thought was how complex the process was going to be. Speaking with you
on the phone was just the first of a couple of very simple steps we took before going on the ride. The
Helicopter was modern if not new, the ride was exhilarating, the sights were beautiful, and most importantly,
Valerie, my fiancé, had an amazing and memorable time. You should hear her talking to her friends and colleagues
about what she did on Valentines day! - Thanks for the wonderful ride!
Julio D. Hernandez
My lady friend and I had a wonderful time seeing Tallahassee from the birds' eye view. The helicopter ride
was very smooth and enjoyable. It's an experience that I would definitely do again.
Tallahassee Helicopters gave my special someone and I a Valentines Day we won't soon forget. From take-off
to landing we were on the edges of our seats with excitement. The view of the city at sunset is phenominal
especially from the air. Thank you, Tallahassee Helicopters, for a priceless memory!
Thank you soooo much Dr. Thomas. All I can think about is that flight Saturday. I want to do it again real
soon. I will make sure everyone I come in contact with knows that helicopters are amazing aircraft and that
you and your staff do a wonderful job. Thank you so much again and I will come see ya soon.
I have had one of the most remarkable encounters of my life thanks to Tallahassee Helicopters. We were
provided with a private helicopter tour for two over the city of Tallahassee. This was the perfect way to
enhance a very special occassion. The pilot was extremely courteous and a pleasure to ride with. I look
forward to soaring to new heights again and taking advantage of all the services they have to offer. I would
definitely recommend Tallahassee Helicopters to anyone looking for an amazing experience on a whole new level!
Thank you for the wonderful flight on V-Day. My fiancé loved it! It was the best ten minutes of her life.
We hope to do it again in the future. I had a great time also! Thomas was an excellent host. He deserves all
the praise. We will let people know about the excellent service we received on this day. Thanks again! In my
I would like to thank you and your organization, Tallahassee Helicopter. LLC for a phenomenal experience.
Jessica and I truly enjoyed flying with you, and I have already began telling many of my friends about this
opportunity. Give me a few days to draft up a testomial worthy enough to grace the pages of your website. Once
again many thanks for the tour. Please look out for my testimonial before the end of the week.
Thank you for the wonderful adventure you created for our son and his family. We gave this to him as a gift
to create memories with his children. We highly recommend Tallahassee Helicopters to anyone. The pilot and staff
were very thorough and extremely cordial. Great gift idea!
Hi Thomas - Thanks so much for sending the pictures. You and the Nikon D70 did a beautiful job! I also want
to tell you how much I enjoyed my introductory flight lesson. Hugh kept the classroom portion very interesting
without getting too far over my head. The preflight check procedure you have is very thorough and it shows in
the brand new condition of the helicopter how well maintained it is. The actual flight was great! Hugh is a good
pilot and I felt completely safe (I'm not sure he would say he felt all that comfortable when I was at the helm.).
It was a wonderful experience and I would certainly recommend that anyone thinking about flying lessons, a charter,
or a tour should definitely go to Tallahassee Helicopters. Thanks again for the great day and the pictures.
For Valentines I wanted to take my wife on a helicopter flight. It was our first time on a helicopter, but
Dr. Thomas, the pilot, made us feel comfortable and the flight was GREAT! I highly recommend this to everyone
and I plan on taking another flight in the near future.
I found the intro flight very informative and enjoyable, the instructor was able to teach a lot in a small
amount of time and give a good intro to the fundamentals of helicopter flight, the procedures involved in flying
and lastly the amazing feeling of flying. Cheers for the handbook, I'll have a good look at it. I will let you
know as soon as I am able to get some time to come back and do some more training, it will hopefully be in the
new year at some stage. As for a testimonial I am happy for you to quote me.
Jamie Howden, Naval Architect
I took my wife on a helicopter tour with the guys from Tallahassee Helicopters as an anniversary surprise.
We had a great time and the staff at Tallahassee Helicopters was amazing. They are extremely knowledgeable and
will customize the tour to your needs. Our pilot, Thomas Diefenbach, asked us if there were any landmarks we
wanted to see and took us to those areas where we were able to take some incredible photographs. I would
definitely recommend a helicopter tour to anyone looking for a unique gift, for a special occasion, or just to
experience helicopter flight. Thanks, Thomas, for a memorable experience!