Sightseeing Tour Flights
Sightseeing tour flights generally involve helicopters being chartered by vacationing families seeking excitement and close up views of extraordinary sites such as the Grand Canyon, the mountains and coast line of the Hawaiian Islands, and Catalina Island in California, to name a few. Such flights can be thrilling and memorable when conducted safely, but far too many tour flights end in tragedy. As with any aircraft crash, negligent maintenance and other system issues are often the cause, but tour flight crashes can also be the result of pilots pushing the envelope in an effort to impress passengers.
Aircraft maintenance and pilot training are often done in-house by the companies offering the tours, so before chartering any sightseeing flight, make sure you thoroughly check out the safety record of the company and the credentials and experience of the pilot who will be flying your aircraft. If the company will not provide you with this information, find another company.
The attorneys at Braden, Varner & Angelley, P.C. have successfully handled numerous cases involving sightseeing tour flight crashes and have the legal knowledge and practical experience required to obtain favorable results for our clients. Contact us to learn more.