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Helicopter & Airplane Tours

Helicopter Big Bear

Big Bear's most unique attraction offering sightseeing flights to the public.

Get a new perspective of Big Bear by taking a flight high above the mountain resort in the comforts of a helicopter. Witness the beauty of Big Bear Valley and the surrounding San Bernardino Mountains. Helicopter Big Bear is undoubtedly one of the more unique activities that offer seven different suggested tours ranging from approximately 20 miles (15 minutes) to 60 miles (45 minutes). Some of the landmarks and attractions you’ll get to see from a bird’s eye view might include Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, Big Bear Village, The Arctic Circle, Big Bear Discovery Center, The Solar Observatory, and a grand view of the Big Bear Lake. Some of the longer tours fly over Onyx Summit, the San Gorgonio Wilderness, Running Springs and as far west as Lake Arrowhead. Besides the great picturesque forest scenery in Big Bear Valley and surrounding mountain communities are amazing panoramic views of the Mojave Desert to the east. You’ll want to bring your camera for this flight because you will be lost for words.

The pilot has 15 years of flight experience and over 2,400 hours flight time. The flights are smooth, quiet and gentle. Each passenger gets a headset to listen to and communicate directly with the pilot. You’ll learn interesting facts and tidbits about Big Bear’s history, the ski resorts, lake activities and the San Bernardino National Forest. The pilot will explain different features of the aircraft and other aeronautical facts. The flights are catered around what you want to discover in the mountain region.

Scenic helicopter flights are great for birthdays, special occasions, and anniversaries. Tours are ideal for romantic couples, especially sunset flights. In fact, romantic gift baskets are available upon request that includes a stuffed teddy bear, glass jar candle, bouquet of silk roses, box of candy, champagne flutes, and a choice of either two small bottles of champagne or select wines or two bottles of Perrier or a full size bottle of sparkling cider.

Helicopter Big Bear offers guided sightseeing flights in its heated aircraft all year round. It is open to all ages. Group discounts are offered and gift certificates are available.

Helicopter Video from Big Bear Lake on Vimeo.

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