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Welcome to Blue Ridge, Georgia!

We’re so happy you’re here. Whether you’re a tourist looking to make the most of your visit to the area, a local wanting to explore your hometown from the air, or you’re celebrating a special event, Blue Ridge Helicopter Tours is here to serve you!

Blue Ridge Helicopter Tours was founded right here in Blue Ridge, Georgia in the fall of 2020. We started this company because we wanted to improve tourism in our beautiful city, show people a side of Georgia they hadn’t seen before, and provide fun and adventure for all. Helicopter tours are an unforgettable experience, especially in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

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A helicopter tour over the Blue Ridge area is perfect for all sorts of occasions, including but not limited to anniversaries, birthdays, “dates,” other special occasions or simply out of a desire to explore. It’s also for those seeking fun and excitement. Regardless, we have the perfect tour for you – an enjoyable thrill that you’ll never forget! Up to three passengers per flight. Custom tours available. For parties of 10 or more, contact us for group rates.

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Happily Serving the Blue Ridge Area

Founded 2020FAA Certified

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FAQs

Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Ridge Helicopter Tours here! Do you have a question that isn’t answered on this page? Contact us.

Either book at brheli.com or phone us at (706) 946-1010. A reservation in advance is the best way to ensure that you will be served upon arrival. (You may book any tour in order to secure your place on the schedule, then change your tour upon arrival.) However, we accept walk-ins as well. In light of our cancellation policy, a credit card is required when making a reservation in advance. (Please see “What is your cancellation policy?” in this FAQ.) We take payment only after the tour is completed. (Please see “How do I pay for my tour?” in this FAQ.) There is a two-passenger minimum per flight, unless a lone passenger is willing to pay for two.

Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled  tour time. This will allow time for a pre-flight safety briefing and  for you to get settled into the aircraft.

We accept cash or all major credit cards, debit cards, PayPal and Apple Pay.

No. When you book on our Website or over the phone, we don’t charge your card (and its information is encrypted for security purposes). We take payment only after the tour is completed. (Please see “How do I pay for my tour?” in this FAQ.)

The passengers and the pilot must have a combined weight of less than 760 lb. There is a maximum weight per passenger of 300 lb. Our helicopter can accommodate up to three passengers, subject to the aforementioned weight limitations. A child under the age of two goes for free(!), provided the child can sit on an adult passenger’s lap.

The best way to explore our tours in advance is to visit brheli.com, where you will find a route map, photos and videos. You will also find there a written description of the various points of interest that you will see during each tour. You may also phone us at (706) 946-1010, or drop by our office at 1010 Appalachian Highway, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513. (Appalachian Hwy is also known as “U.S. Route 76” and “State Route 515.”) We are located on the east side of the road, just south of Mason Tractor.

Yes! A camera with a wide-angle lens is best. Smartphones work too. A camera strap is also a good idea, although not necessary.

In this case, we will gladly reschedule your flight. Note that a cancellation by us for any reason, such as unsuitable weather, will result in no charge to your credit card.

10 AM until sunset, every day! However, our office may be unstaffed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Up to three passengers at a time (one in the front, beside the pilot, and two in the rear). There is a two-passenger minimum per flight, unless a lone passenger is willing to pay for two. The passengers and the pilot must have a combined weight of less than 760 lb. There is a maximum weight per passenger of 300 lb. A child under the age of two goes for free, provided the child can sit on an adult-passenger’s lap.

No. We have taken up passengers as young as three months old and as senior as 93 years old.

Light clothing is always adequate, as our helicopter has good cabin heat. During the warm months, air vents keep the occupants cool, due to the cooler air at altitude.

Yes. The helicopter has an intercom system and everyone wears a headset that includes a microphone. The pilot acts as a guide during the tour, recounting the history of the area, providing information in general, etc.

We are usually able to change your tour after you arrive at our facility, should you decide that you prefer an alternative route.

If you wish to reschedule or cancel at least 24 hours before your scheduled tour date and time, you may do so at brheli.com or by phoning (706) 946-1010. If you wish to reschedule or cancel sooner, please phone us. However, we reserve the right to enforce our cancellation policy. (Please see “What is your cancellation policy?” in this FAQ.)

There is no charge if a reservation is canceled at least 24 hours in advance. However, a cancellation within 24 hours of your scheduled tour time or a no-show will result in a charge to your credit card of 30% of the cost of the tour based on two persons per tour. Of course, a cancellation by us for any reason, such as adverse weather, will result in no charge to your credit card.

It is very safe! Our aircraft are cared for on a daily basis and receive a full inspection by our maintenance staff every 100 flight hours. All of our pilots have commercial FAA licenses, and most are FAA-certified flight instructors too. All of our pilots and mechanics participate in a rigorous FAA/DOT drug test program.

While not required, our pilots are very appreciative of tips. If you feel that the pilot has earned one, please don’t hesitate to show your gratitude!

Yes. All passengers must sign a liability waiver. For a passenger under 18 years of age, an adult or legal guardian must sign.

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We recommend that you book here on our Website in order to reserve a date and time. You can always change the tour that you go on, once you arrive at our office.

We ask for credit card information only to verify that you are a real person and not a Web robot. Your card will not be charged and you may use a different form of payment when it comes time to pay, which will be after the tour is completed.

Please note that a cancellation within 24 hours of your scheduled tour time or a no-show will result in a charge to your credit card of 30% of the cost of the tour based on two persons per tour. Of course, cancellations by us for any reason, such as unsuitable weather, will result in no charge to your credit card.