About Us – SF Bay Aerial Helicopter Service was established …
in the San Francisco Bay Area during the summer of year 2000 with one helicopter and geared for photography services. Since that time we have established ourselves as a top local San Francisco aerial tourism and travel service, offering affordable photo and film support. Furthermore, we emphasize on experienced local pilots with safety as our number one concern.
About Bay Areal: “Frequently imitated, never duplicated.”
Do NOT be confused with tours in airplanes, as they are not the same thing at all. They are limited in comfort, altitude, flight patterns and most importantly they have very little visibility. During slow months, many flight schools try their hand at tourism and usually skew the client expectations with a mediocre offering. Please do your research and go with a dedicated HELICOPTER TOUR company. Also when checking online, please realise that most of all the tour ads you see on the internet is just one company trying to monopolize the local industry. After you realise this you will learn there is only 3-4 companys to choose from. See through the smoke and mirrors, You will thank us later.
Amidst this confusion of numerous offerings in the aviation industry … Bay Aerial continues to represent our industry, honestly and genuinely. We feel it is important to be knowledgeable and professional when supporting our local Tour & Film operations. So we apply a high standard of work ethic, along with efficient and safe operations to yield quality end results. We have years of successful incident free operations and many, many returning satisfied clients.
Bay Aerial is a verifiable member of several industry associations including:
- BBB or Better Business Bureau offers us an A+ rating
- The San Mateo County Convention Center and Visitors Bureau.
Bay Aerial Helicopter Service is regulated under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 91 and Part 136 with San Jose FSDO. We maintain our aircraft to the manufacturers recommended specifications and to the required FAA Regulations. Our FAA commercial pilots are regularly Drug and Alcohol tested to FAA and D.O.T. standards.
Thank you for your visit, and remember at Bay Aerial, we take your safety seriously.