Plane Spotting Rates


At Star Helicopters, everything’s going up—except our prices!

As an FAA Part 135 Certified operator, Star Helicopters is highly qualified. But we keep our rates competitive and customer-friendly. Check out our plane spotting rates, below.

Information about plane spotting rates, once available, could be posted here. Client might wish to display them in a simple chart or graphic. This could be followed by a link to a reservation request, similar to this one, but revised slightly to focus on plane spotting.

All Flight Time is based on engine startup to engine shutdown:

Robinson R44 Raven II = $600 hour (1 to 3 Plane Spotters)

Robinson R44 Raven I = $550 hour (1 to 3 Plane Spotters)

Robinson R22 Beta II = $300 hour (1 Plane Spotter)

There is no minimum flight time for Plane Spotting Photography flights and these rates apply only to the time the engine is running. Time is measured by an engine Hobbs meter, which records the engine running time measured in 1/10th hour increments.

Important Note: Clients should understand that there are certain risks involved in out-of-ground effect hovering operations at altitudes less than 300 feet. We will explain these risks in detail before booking the flight. By flying with us, the client assumes all risks involved with the flight. Our pilot will not attempt any maneuver they considers dangerous or beyond the capabilities of the aircraft.