We’ll make a swooping turn past the Santa Monica Pier as we head east to start our journey towards the cities of the Stars. Flying past the Getty Museum, UCLA, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Rodeo Drive, The Playboy Mansion (and it’s famous grotto), Aaron Spelling’s Mansion ( It’s for sell for a jaw-dropping $150 million, making it the most expensive home for sale in the U.S. At over 56,000 square feet it’s larger than the White House.), Beverly Hills Hotel, West Hollywood and along the Hollywood Hills to downtown Hollywood, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Dolby Theater (Home of the Academy Awards) and the world famous Walk of Fame.
You’ll get your first look of the Hollywood Sign as we head towards the San Fernando Valley known as “The Valley”, You’ll actually feel the air temperature rise about 10 degrees as we are flying over the Hollywood Bowl towards Universal Studios and the Back Lot. You’ll be surrounded by many famous studios such as Warner Brothers, Disney and NBC. We will start a climb to the Hollywood Sign.
We’re now headed to Down Town Los Angeles “DTLA”, past the Griffith Observatory, over Silver Lake to “Dodgertown”, that’s right, Dodger Stadium is it’s own town zip code 90090. We’ll fly over the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA City Hall (The tallest building in the world using elastomeric base isolators) and LAPD’s Hooper Heliport. Flying along the east side of DTLA below the US Bank Tower (The tallest building in the world from Chicago to Singapore), LA Live and the Nokia Center (LA’s version of New York’s Times Square) and the Staples Center (Home of the LA Lakers).
We’re on the last leg of our flight headed south, flying over USC, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Host of 2 Olympics), Hollywood Park and the vast complex of LAX off to the right. A turn west over the 110 and 105 freeway and we’re on final approach to Hawthorne Municipal Airport (The home of Star Helicopters).
Warning: Helicopter flying is extremely addictive! So if you decide to extend your tour during the flight to a longer one, just let your pilot know and depending on our schedule he will probably be able to accommodate you.
We continue past Will Rogers State Beach, the Getty Villa, Topanga State Beach, Malibu Beach, an up close view of “The Colony” at Malibu, Private and Secluded from the public (There is no other way to see the Colony then by Helicopter). Through Paradise Cove, Dune Cove, around Point Dune State beach. We will continue north to Zuma Beach where we will pickup the Pacifica Coast Highway and reverse our course and follow it all the way back south.
At the Getty Villa we will head inland towards the Getty Museum, over the Self Realization Fellowship. At Santa Monica we will climb and fly directly over the sprawling LAX Airport complex where planes will be landing and taking off right below us. Then it’s back to Hawthorne Airport and Star Helicopters.
Flying as low as 150 feet over the water, past the beautiful beach cities of LA. We fly past the famous Santa Monica Pier and head up Malibu to the Getty Villa and the Getty Museum. Following the Santa Monica mountain foothills past the Getty Center. From there you’ll see everything on the Star VIP Tour until we get to The LA Coliseum., where we start a climb towards the coast, flying directly over the sprawling LAX airport complex while planes land and take off below us. A left turn and we are headed back to Hawthorne Airport and Star Helicopters.
In what would easily take over two days of driving by car (That’s on a good traffic day, when was the last time you saw one of those days in LA?). You’ll see many truly stunning sights and spectacular views, only seen by helicopter.