Vertical Advantage Helicopters


2020 Rate Structure
Helicopter Ground Instruction: $45 per hour
Flight Instruction in your own aircraft: $100 per hour
30-minute Discovery Flight: $275
30-minute Helicopter Ride (up to 2 people): $275
Enstrom F-28A: $450 per hour*
Enstrom 280FX: $450 per hour*
Sightseeing Tours, Air Charter, Photo/Video Flights, Aerial Surveys, and other commercial operations: $450 per hour*

*We offer a $10 per hour cash discount on all hourly helicopter time.

‡ Certain operations may require additional support staff to complete safely. $50 per hour for each additional support staff member needed.

We accept cash and all major credit cards as payment


FAA Practical Test Examiner Fees
Private: $400
Commercial: $500
Certified Flight Instructor: $600

Gift Cards

cardWhat do you get for the person who has everything?

A Vertical Advantage Helicopters gift card is the ultimate gift idea and is guaranteed to impress. Available in any amount to accommodate any budget. Great for a midday sightseeing flight, or a romantic flight at dusk. Gift cards are also a great option for Discovery Flights. Discovery flights are treated as a first lesson and are a hands-on introduction to the world of helicopter flying. The student gets to operate the controls and fly the aircraft (with the instructor's help of course).

Popular gift card ideas:

Sightseeing Tours
1/2 hour: $275
1 hour: $450

Discovery Flights
1/2 hour: $275
1 hour: $450

Call us at (513) 746-7994 for more information or to order!

Physical Address:

Vertical Advantage Helicopters
2460 Greentree Rd.
Lebanon, OH 45036

(513) 746-7994

39° 27′ 44″ N, 84° 15′ 7″ W

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Gift Cards