At Wings Air Helicopters our passengers’ safety is of the utmost importance. All of our helicopter pilots go through a long and rigorous flight training process to meet FAA and company standards and have thousands of hours of flying experience. Thanks to a highly qualified in-house maintenance team our helicopters are maintained to the highest standards.
As a helicopter charter company in New York, Wings Air is registered with Wyvern (global aviation safety auditing), and Gold rated by ARGUS. We have been flying safely since our inception in 2002 and the proud recipient of numerous safety awards by Helicopter Association International and National Business Aviation Association.
In order to ensure continued flying safety, all passengers must receive a safety briefing prior to takeoff. The safety briefing covers important emergency procedures and the proper use of life vests and seat belts. Loose items must be stowed in the hold or the under-the-seat compartments. The DOT and FAA have banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from all aircraft.
For open-door aerial photography flights: All cameras and smartphones must be secured with neck straps or wrist straps. The use of poles or selfie sticks that could protrude from the aircraft is prohibited. Legs and feet must be kept inside the aircraft at all times: anyone violating this important safety rule will be subject to immediate termination of their flight, with no refund, and a penalty of $250.
Door removal is at the sole discretion of the Pilot In Command. Doors will not be removed if it’s less than 30° F (-1° C) outside.
For your protection, all of our helicopters are sanitized after each flight and, for the time being, headsets (thoroughly disinfected) will only be provided on request.
If you decide to travel, please keep your pilot’s well-being in mind by only doing so if you are in good health, washing/sanitizing your hands before entering the helicopter, and covering your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze.
Pilots will wear masks and we ask that you do the same (if you don’t have a mask, we will be happy to provide you with one).