Pre-Flight Information

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  • Flights take off from our conveniently located offices at the Atlantic Executive Terminal, John Wayne Airport  – 19711 Campus Drive, Ste 260, Santa Ana.
  • Please be at our office a minimum of 15 minutes PRIOR to the scheduled flight time.
  • Office Hours Monday – Friday 11 am  to 5 pm. If we do not answer please leave a message and we will call you back within 24 hrs (usually sooner)
  • Flight Hours Regular Tours – 11 am to Sunset, Thursday – Sunday (weather permitting/as available)
  • Reservations suggested 2 weeks in advance.
  • Cancellation Policy A MINIMUM of 72 hours (prior to day of flight) rescheduling/ cancellation notice required.  Failure to give proper notice will result in forfeited flight, voucher and all monies paid. Cancellation, refunds or rescheduling are subject to $25 per seat administration charge. A written request via email or US Post must be submitted.
  • We currently fly several different types of Aircraft, seating from 4-9 passengers. A minimum of passengers needed to fly on Helicopters. If your party is less than the minimum people you will probably fly with other people.
  • 225 lb maximum weight limit per person / 600 lbs. combined total for all passengers for weight/ balance & safety on smaller helicopters. 300 lb maximum weight limit per person / 1000 lbs. combined total for all passengers on our larger helicopters. Please call for additional pricing if customer exceeds individual maximum weight limit.
  • Special request, agreed noted weight/s of individuals and or cargo/baggage, may not be changed without prior notification and written approval given by OC Helicopters.
  • Must be 3yrs or older to fly.  Passengers under 18 yrs must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
  • Must book and fly prior to any promotional expiration.
  • Gift cards may be applied towards tours only. Gift cards may not be applied towards the “Get Your Feet Ride”. One gift card per/person per/tour. Gift cards may not be used in combination with other offers.
  • All parties flying must sign participation form. Current photo ID required to fly.
  • Flights may be rescheduled and/or rerouted in the event of unsafe weather conditions.
  • Aircraft subject to change. Services provided by OC Helicopters, Cardinal Air Services and FAA licensed organizations.
  • Charter hourly standby fees may vary.
  • Gratuity not included but ALWAYS appreciated.  (Max needs to be kept in the lifestyle to which he would like to be accustomed).

When flying with OC Helicopters “Your Safety is Our Priority”.  Please view our Pre-Flight Passenger Safety Briefing Cards below.

Please view and sign our participation form prior to arriving.

H-120 aka. EC120 Colibri

Crew: 1 Pilot Capacity: 4 Passengers

Never exceed speed: 278 km/h (150 knots, 172 mph) Cruise speed: 223 km/h (120 knots, 138 mph) Range: 710 km (383 nm, 440 mi) Service ceiling: 5,182 m (17,000 ft)

H-125 aka. AS350 Ecureuil – AStar

Crew: 1 Pilot Capacity: 5 Passengers

Top speed: 287 km/h (155 knots, 178 mph) Cruise speed: 245 km/h (132 knots, 152 mph) Range: 662 km (357 nm, 411 mi) Endurance: 4.1 hrs Service ceiling: 4,600 m (15,100 ft)

Robinson R44 Raven II

Crew: 1 Pilot Capacity: 3 Passengers

Maximum speed: 130 kn (240 km/h; 150 mph) Cruise speed: 110 kn (200 km/h; 130 mph) Range: 300 nm (560 km; 350 mi) Altitude restrictions: 14,000 ft (4,300 m) density altitude or 9,000 ft (2,700 m) above ground level.


Please view and sign participation form prior to arriving.