It’s not a bird, it’s not a plane; it’s your dream helicopter and it’s finally in reach! If you’re looking into buying a chopper in the near future, here are a couple of considerations for you to think about as your make your decision.
Do Your Research
Though it’s true that there are fewer types of helicopters than car models, the industry is certainly not one-size-fits-all. Look around and make sure that you choose a design that suits you.
Are you looking for legroom? Perhaps you care more about the separation between he cabin and cockpit? Different manufacturers make different design choices so be sure to make and educated purchasing decision before you invest.
Know the Distance
Be aware of the average distance you’ll be flying with your helicopter. Generally, the more affordable a craft, the less fuel storage there is. Pilots looking to fly non-stop across a few hundred miles frequently should note this when considering one model over another.
As with any vessel, you want to make sure the interior suits the purpose of your helicopter. Anything from leather upholstered seats to a few flat screens can go into a craft now. But, if luxury isn’t quite what you’re looking for, there are plenty of models with ample storage space and practical seating.
For transporting many people, be sure that you have spacious and comfortable seating. If you’re a solo flier, then you have loads of options for smaller, known as ‘mini,’ helicopters. No matter what you choose, you’ll be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t think about what’s inside your chopper.
Map it Out
Freedom and the open sky are the most alluring benefits of owning your personal helicopter. While taking off into the horizon is as magical as it sounds, make sure that you’ve routed all of the available helipads in your area in case of unforeseen circumstances.
There are plenty of resources outlining the different locations you can land your chopper safely and legally. Once you’ve got a couple of spots laid out, you’re ready to take flight!
Investing in a personal aircraft isn’t something done lightly. After time and deliberation, you’ll land on the helicopter that’s perfect for you. But, don’t rush it!
Like any other investment, you want to make sure your new helicopter is fully protected. Avion Insurance is happy to inform you of helicopter insurance plans so you can travel safely and securely. Happy flying.