Pros And Cons Of Starting An Helicopter Tour Business


• Can provide a unique, memorable experience to customers.

• Can reach areas inaccessible by other forms of transportation.

• Increased flexibility in the type of tours offered such as sightseeing, aerial photography, adventure, etc.

• Opportunity to build relationships with customers and establish a loyal customer base.

• Can be lucrative if done correctly.


• Expensive to start up – requires helicopters, fuel, maintenance, training etc.

• Highly regulated industry in terms of safety and insurance requirements.

• Requires extensive specialized knowledge – must understand how to safely and legally operate helicopters.

• Can be difficult to obtain qualified staff – pilots, mechanics etc.

• Seasonal business – can be affected by weather conditions or other external factors.

• Can be difficult to market and promote such a specialized service.